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Photo: Arnaud Démare won in 2013 but he is not back to defend.
Thursday's GP de Denain departs Denain at 11:30am CET (5:30am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Denain at around 3:50pm CET (9:50am U.S. Eastern).  GP de Denain live streaming video should get underway at around 2:00pm CET (8:00am U.S. Eastern). (cyclingfans.com)

April 17, 2014




Photo: Jade Wilcoxson, of Optum-Kelly Benefit Strategies, will be racing the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic. (Photo © Casey B. Gibson.).
Some of the top professional cyclists from around the globe will be on the start line later this week for the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic in North Carolina. (velonews.com)

April 17, 2014




2014 Races & Results.
De Brabantse Pijl - April 16 (Results),
Amstel Gold Race - April 20 (History),
La Flèche Wallonne - April 23 (History),
Liège-Bastogne-Liège - April 27 (History),
Paris-Roubaix - April 13 (Results),
Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco - April 7-12 (Results),
Tour of Flanders - April 6 (Results),
De Panne-Koksijde - April 1-3 (Results),
Volta a Catalunya - March 24-30 (Results),
Gent-Wevelgem - March 30 (Results),
Tour of California - May 11-18 (Stages),
Giro d'Italia - May 9 - June 1 (Stages),
Tour de France - July 5-27 (Stages),
UCI Road World Championship - Sept 20-27 (Stages).

April 17, 2014






Photo: Podium kisses for race winner Philippe Gilbert (BMC).
Sprint finish decides race. (cyclingnews.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: very few guys came completely out of the shadows to do something glorious.
"In all, I would say that this year's Cobbled Classics were remarkable for their lack of tremendous surprises." (podiumcafe.com)

April 16, 2014





Photo: Philippe Gilbert landed a confidence-boosting victory Wednesday at De Brabantse Pijl. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Philippe Gilbert timed it to perfection. Not only did he launch an early sprint to hold off Michael Matthews and win Brabantse Pijl Wednesday, but he did so on the eve of the Ardennes classics. (velonews.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: Phil Gilbert (BMC Racing Team)... © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport
2013 winner begins Ardnennes campagin. (cyclingnews.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: Tony Gallopin has moved to Lotto Belisol for 2014. © Sirotti
Offensive racing key to a good result. (cyclingnews.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: Astana teammates Michele Scarponi and Vincenzo Nibali at the squad's presentation in Italy.
Gazzetta dello Sport laments Italians' poor results on the cobbles. (cyclingnews.com)

April 16, 2014





Photo: The Brabant Arrow is something of an arrow-and back. © Fotoreporter Sirotti
This is a fairly well-settled course each year, starting in Leuven, a city of no great importance (unless you like beer), and ending atop the Schavei in Overijse, just southeast of Brussels. (podiumcafe.com)

April 15, 2014




The two days of competition includes UCI/National Racing Calendar (NRC) road races on Friday and National Criterium Calendar (NCC)/USA CRITS series races on Saturday. (cyclingillustrated.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Bryan Coquard (Europcar) winner of the Paris-Camembert. © Jean-François Quénet
Europcar rider tops Dumoulin, Pichon in the sprint. (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014





Photo: Alberto Contador previewed the cobblestones that will feature in stage 5 of the Tour de France Monday. Photo: Tinkoff-Saxo.
Two-time Tour de France champion Alberto Contador previewed the Tour de France’s fifth stage Monday, taking a close look at the nine cobblestone sectors facing riders on the July 9 leg between Ypres, Belgium, and Arenberg, France. (velonews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Tiffany Cromwell Credit: Cor Vos .
A fast rider and an even faster talker, Specialized-lululemon’s notorious Australian adventurer and resident fashion enthusiast sits down with CW. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Niki Terpstra with the 2014 Paris-Roubaix Cobble. © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport
Omega Pharma-Quick Step with commanding lead in team ranking. (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Cadel Evans (BMC). © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport
Key pre-Giro d'Italia race route revealed in Trento. (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Optum's Janel Holcomb and Lauren Hall took time out from training camp to talk with us about the state of women's racing. (Sam Wiebe).
Good news: American girls have plenty of female cycling role models to look up to. The bad news? Chances are, they don’t know it. (bicycling.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Marie-Helene Premont (Rocky Mountain). © Rob Jones
Canadian aims to compete at Mont-Sainte-Anne mountain bike World Cup. (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: It’s a surprisingly small and light unit and sounds like it is really easy to use. The fact that it’s a wireless unit and they are able to provide any type of crank—including Campagnolo—makes the product especially intriguing.
"While I’d heard of Power 2 Max power meters previously, this was my first time to see them." (redkiteprayer.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: The route of the 2010 Tour de France included four sections of pavé used at Paris-Roubaix. Alberto Contador fared well on that occasion, finishing 13th on the stage, 1:13 down on his closest GC contender. Photo by Tim De Waele..
Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) steered clear of Paris-Roubaix, but he was slated to arrive in Compiegne, the start town of the Queen of the Classics, on Monday to get a taste of the cobblestones. (velonews.com)

April 14, 2014




Photo: Joey Rosskopf (Hincapie Sportswear) takes over the points jersey.
Hincapie Devo rider gets cycling career back on track. (cyclingnews.com)






April 14, 2014






Photo: in Holland, it’s beer – you have to respect that....
The Amstel Gold Race is on this Sunday around the hills and traffic furniture laden streets of Holland’s Limburg province and it’s a brutal race of attrition defined by more than 30 hills. (pezcyclingnews.com)

April 17, 2014




Photo: It’s only his second win since the world championship title in 2012 and his first win in a BMC jersey in his home country....
Is Philippe Gilbert back? He won the Brabantse Pijl yesterday by beating Michael Matthews in the sprint but only minutes before he was making a big solo effort off the front of the bunch. (inrng.com)

April 17, 2014




Photo: This year’s Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix were vintage editions with excitement and action.
The Brabantse Pijl takes place today and marks the transition from the cobbled classics to a season of hillier races stretching from the Ardennes to the Alps and beyond. Before the peloton collectively heads for hills, time for a short look back in order to look forward to 2015. (inrng.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: Boonen and Cancellara are not as strong as they have been in the past.
We, the weatherbeaten scandal-weary cycling fans, finally got just what we’d been begging for like gooey-eyed puppies for so long – a Roubaix in which Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara were at something very close to equal strength. (crankpunk.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: A sign of things to come? Bauke Mollema hopes so, as he aims high for this weekend's Amstel Gold Race. Photo: BrakeThrough Media | VeloNews.com.
Workers bustled about at the finish line of the Amstel Gold Race Wednesday, unloading pallets of beer, putting the finishing touches on VIP tents and decks. Red Amstel flags billowed in the ever-present wind, and a few cyclists took to the finale of the Amstel Gold Race. (velonews.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: Alex Kristoff (Katusha). © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport
Russian manager says both riders are under contract for 2015. (cyclingnews.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: The Orica-GreenEDGE team has been using the Foil since its debut in 2012.
The Orica-GreenEDGE team has been using the Foil since its debut in 2012. As such, the bike has been piloted to a variety of memorable victories at the Australian road titles, the Tour Down Under, Milan-San Remo, as well as stage victories in all three Grand Tours. (cyclingtips.com.au) 

April 16, 2014




Photo: Comfortable, rapid, excellent spec...
BikeRadar verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. "An out-and-out racing machine of rare smoothness." (bikeradar.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: this year’s Sea Otter Classic seemed more actively, deliberately friendly to children...
This small-scale pump track enjoyed a near-constant stream of little people taking warm, if not hot, laps. (redkiteprayer.com)

April 16, 2014





Photo: Chase Pinkham (Bissell) doing an interview for local TV. © Jonathan Devich
We are deeply saddened today by the loss of likely one of the most talented Utah cyclists – Chase Pinkham passed away last night." (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: UCI may decide that riders can use a modern track bike.
UCI debating on what type of bike cyclists can use to attempt Hour record. Trek already developing 1972-style bike for Cancellara's attempt. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Fabian Cancellara was unable to match Niki Terpstra's winning move at Paris-Roubaix and finished third. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
 Fabian Cancellara said it himself — only the win matters — but he still closed his 2014 spring classics campaign with an impressive run. The Swiss “Spartacus” in black with white pinstripes won the Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders) and placed second in Milano-Sanremo and third in Paris-Roubaix. (velonews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: The final selection came down to Cassani and Gianetti.
The Amstel Gold Race signals the start of the Ardennes Classics, and the first signs of who’s looking good for the Giro. Almost 20 years ago it was Mauro Gianetti who was making the news. (pezcyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: There is nothing more satisfying than winning the race of truth: an individual time trial. Photography by Kristof Ramon & Matt de Neef.
Winning an ITT means you were the fastest rider on the day, that you'd mastered your race day pacing and left nothing in the legs, crossing the line exhausted but triumphant.
April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014




Photo: The afternoon stage was a sufferfest ...
Doug Dewey is a British amateur cyclist racing in France. He is supported by the Dave Rayner fund. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 15, 2014




Photo: How do you know when your quick-release skewers need replacing? Six brands weigh in on the question. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.com.
How do you know when your quick-release skewers need replacing? Six brands weigh in on the question. (velonews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Michael Matthews (Orica GreenEdge) sprints toward victory. © Susanne Goetze
Gerrans back for Amstel Gold and Liege-Bastogne-Liege. (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Ty Magner (Hincapie Sportswear) wins Sea Otter Classic Circuit Race.
Ty Magner (Hincapie Sportswear) won the pro/1/2 men’s SRAM Circuit Race at Sea Otter Classic this Sunday. Leah Kirchmann (Optum) won the women’s race in a bunch sprint ahead of Lex Albrecht (Twenty16) and Joelle Numainville (Optum).  (podiuminsight.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Cyclists gather outside Espresso Cafe in South Bank, Brisbane (Rae Allen/Flickr/Creative Commons).
"Do bicycle advocates need to act like Hollywood? Yes, I think we do." (sbs.com.au)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Hutchinson already has the 28mm Secteur tire, but the popular Fusion3 tread has a bit more widespread appeal.
Wider tires and Road Tubeless have both been gaining traction, and the new 25mm width in the Hutchinson Fusion3 brings both to the table. (bikerumor.com)

April 15, 2014




Clipless – or, more accurately, clip-in – pedal systems have been used by most serious cyclists since Look applied step-in ski-binding technology to bikes in 1984. (bikeradar.com)

April 15, 2014




After the introduction of SRAM Red and Force 22 drivetrains, it should come as no surprise that Triathletes are also looking for a drivetrain with more speeds. (bikerumor.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Daily Distraction.

April 17, 2014



April 17, 2014






Photo: Christopher Horner (Lampre - Merida)... © Roberto Bettini
"In a moment of bad luck, I was very lucky." (cyclingnews.com)

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April 16, 2014




Photo: Ted King is on the short-list for a second Tour de France start with Cannondale. Photo: Jen See | VeloNews.com.
 Ted King, who suffered a heartbreaking exit from last year’s Tour de France, will likely see a second shot to make it to Paris. (velonews.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: I used to live in London. This was back in the days when few who lived there rode a bike.
A one-off ride in London leaves the Doc bemused that cycling in the capital has got more popular but no less terrifying. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 16, 2014




Photo: Edvald Boasson Hagen (Team Sky) leads Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.
Norwegian hoping to ride the Giro d'Italia. (cyclingnews.com)

April 16, 2014





Photo: The jersey choices on offer to fans to decide which jersey Miguel Ángel Rubiano will wear this season.
Team Colombia, in cooperation with its technical supplier Nalini, are letting fans decide the final design of his jersey. (cyclingnews.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: The sensor can be mounted to just about any helmet.
BikeRadar verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. "Although there is some room for improvement, the ICEdot may just save your life one day." (bikeradar.com)

April 16, 2014




Photo: Their headtube mount allows riders to conveniently install and rotate their cellphone between landscape and portrait modes..
RokForm offers some beautifully machined mounts and cases for iPhones and various Android devices, which will help keep your precious device safe and within range. (bikerumor.com)

April 16, 2014

















April 15, 2014




Photo: The vial suffered damage after being run over by a vehicle in the race convoy...
British fans picked up vial of pills following a crash in the peloton during Sunday's Hell of the North. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 15, 2014






Photo: Robert Gesink celebrates his suprise victory at the GP Cycliste Québec.
Belkin rider to reveal more in press conference. (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Travis Meyer at the Tour de Perth last month (Mark Gunter).
Meyer, 24, who races for Drapac, suffered multiple injuries, including a fractured skull, fractured jaw, broken arm and a bruised lung. (sbs.com.au)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Tejay van Garderen (BMC). © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport
Van Petegem to advise Astana on riding the pave. (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: We might not be pleased with ourselves, but we are very very pleased with the bicycle.
The history of the bicycle has never run smooth, says the Doc, which makes it all the more fascinating. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Luca Paolini (Katusha) finds time for a quick photo before the race.
Belgian media say the Italian could team up with Paolo Bettini. (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: A Sufferring Bradley Wiggins.
Former Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins vowed to earn his place on the Sky team to support defending champion Chris Froome in July after finishing ninth at Paris-Roubaix. (bicycle.net)

April 15, 2014




Photo: The peloton reach the Cote de Saint-Roch in Liege-Bastogne-Liege.
Cote de la Roche-aux-Faucons returns in the oldest Classic of the season. (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: Hannah Barnes wins the Charlotte criterium ahead of Erica Allar.
Three rounds in and UHC already holds a strong lead in series. (cyclingnews.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: You got no business in my panties drawer!
“That’s a my panties drawer! Why you goin’ into my panties drawer?" (pelotonmagazine.com)

April 15, 2014




Photo: These are serious subjects but it’s all dealt with in a very readable way.
Here’s a coaching manual that’s not a coaching manual. In this book Michael Hutchinson goes on journey to explore what makes the best riders so good, from genetics to training, nutrition and bike tech. (inrng.com)

April 15, 2014





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