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Thumbnail: The final podium: Romy Kasper (2nd) Trixi Worrack (1st) and Ellen van Dijk (3rd) (QCF/Paumer/Kåre Dehlie Thorstad). Thumb Overlay. "Chloe Hosking took victory on the final stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar, leading the sprint right from the start.

The Australian beat Kirsten Wild, the victor of the opening stage and Monique Van De Ree.

Trixi Worrack finished safely inside the bunch to seal the overall victory. "
(cyclingnews.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Sylvain Chavanel (Direct Energy) wins stage 3 of Etoile de Besseges (Getty Images Sport). Thumb Overlay. "Three in a row for Direct Energie." (cyclingnews.com)





February 5, 2016








Thumbnail: Caleb Ewan wins stage two of the 2016 Jayco Herald Sun Tour . Thumb Overlay. "In-form Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan secured the victory on stage two of the 2016 Jayco Herald Sun Tour in Australia – but it wasn’t from the expected bunch sprint.

Ewan was part of a six-rider break that had formed in the final 10 kilometers as the race traversed a loop around Moe, leaving him to battle it out with the overall contenders."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Echelons formed during the 2015 Tour of Qatar. Credit - Tim De Waele. Thumb Overlay. "Much like the Persian Gulf state of Qatar and its capital city of Doha, the 2016 UCI Road World Championships in October will wallow on glitz and glamor.

The circuit will unfold on a $15 billion artificial island - amid high-rise towers with luxury homes and shops - that sprung up from nothing over the last 10 years. John Lelangue, the national federation’s director of sport, says the island loop makes sense."
(velonews.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: The men's field starts up Mt. Krumpit in front of crazy fans. (Casey B. Gibson). Thumb Overlay. "With the announcement that Jingle Cross has joined CrossVegas as part of the 2016-2017 UCI World Cup calendar, the United States now plays host to the first two rounds of the nine-race series.

Five countries will organize a World Cup as Italy and German rejoin the series and the mainstay countries of Belgium and Holland return.

Cyclingnews spoke with riders, CrossVegas race director Brook Watts and vice president of events at USA Cycling Micah Rice to understand what the globalised schedule means for the sport, in general, and North American cyclo-cross specifically."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Featuring, Race Face, Dakine, Ergon, Spy, Lazer and more. Thumb Overlay. "Hello and happy Friday! Welcome to this week's edition of 11spd, your regular dose of fresh bike gear to kick off the weekend.

Today we've got your road and mountain needs covered with a new dropper seatpost, enduro grips, gnarly fat bike treads and speedy road rubber, a helmet with an integrated tail light, a thermal jacket and more."
(bikeradar.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: High end Italian cycle shoe company Sidi has launched a range of swappable components. Thumb Overlay. "If you’ve got a pair of Sidi Wire, Ergo 4, Kaos or Genius 5 road shoes, you can now customize your shoes with swappable components to change the overall look.

Sidi’s high end shoes have swappable buckles and top strap cuffs and the brand is offering these in a range of different colors."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: The Z1 from Lazer is their top-of-the-line model with MIPs and LifeBEAM. Thumb Overlay. "Lazer Sport was at the recent Winter Bike Press Camp events showing a selection of new helmets for 2016.

New for this year is the top of the line Z1 now gets the LifeBEAM treatment previously available in the Lazer Genesis model. LifeBEAM integrates a heart rate monitor into the helmet itself with no need of a chest strap.

The Tonic is also new for 2016 and offers great features at a great price. The Blade gets an upgrade in the form of a new MIPs equipped version."
(roadbikereview.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: All-Round Women’s Bike Saddle. Thumb Overlay. "Women and men come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The choice of a women’s bike saddle is all about the individual and her needs as a cyclist.

As far as purpose goes, it’s perfectly acceptable for roadies to put mountain bike saddles on a road bike, and vice-versa. It’s done all the time. With that in mind, here are a few good saddles for you to look at and consider. Specs and pricing may differ per location and dealer."
(ilovebicycling.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Group rides often have a follow car. Thumb Overlay. "The 2016 racing calendar now includes several races in the Middle East, including the Dubai Tour, Tour of Oman and the Tour of Qatar.

However, racing and riding on the smooth flat roads in searing heat has led to a fair amount of criticism from pro riders and television viewers alike.

Despite the perceived negatives of riding in such a climate there is a growing and vibrant cycling community."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 5, 2016







Thumbnail: 2016 Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Live Online Coverage Guide. Stage 3 ProfileThumb Overlay. "Friday's Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana Stage 3 departs Sagunto at 11:40am CET (5:40am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Alzira at around 4:00pm CET (10:00am U.S. Eastern). 

Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana/Tour of Valencia live video streaming should get underway at around 3:00pm CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)







Thumbnail: World Champion Mathieu van der Poel. Thumb Overlay. "On Saturday: BPost Bank Trophy Waaslandcross Cyclocross at Sint Niklaas, Belgium.   The Elite Women's race starts at 1:45pm CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern).  The Elite Men's race starts at 3:00pm CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern).Live streaming video: 1:30pm CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).

On Sunday: Hansgrohe Superprestige Cyclocross at Hoogstraten, Belgium.  Details to come."
(cyclingfans.com)








Thumbnail: Ellen van Dijk won stage 3 of the Ladies Tour of Qatar. Photo: Ladies Tour of Qatar. (velonews.com)Overlay. "Ellen Van Dijk soloed to victory on the third stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar, taking her second consecutive win in Madinat Al Shamal.

Stage one winner Kirsten Wild bounced back from a bad day to take second with Loretta Hanson in third." (cyclingnews.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) celebrate the win (Jayco Herald Sun Tour). Overlay. "On the first road stage of the 2016 Jayco Herald Sun Tour, Peter Kennaugh and Chris Froome blew the race to pieces on the category 1 Mt St Leonard climb, maintaining their lead on the 20km descent into Healesville to assume first and second on the stage with the British national champion moving into the leader’s yellow jersey." (cyclingnews.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Stage winner Peter Kennaugh (Team Sky) pops the champagne (Jayco Herald Sun Tour). Overlay. "While it was teammate Chris Froome initiating the winning move at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, it was Peter Kennaugh taking home the spoils of the day with the victory and his first race leader's jersey since last year's Critérium du Dauphiné.

The 26-year-old British national champion is in pole position to take home his third general classification victory following wins at the Coppi e Bartali and Tour of Austria in 2014." (cyclingnews.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: This was Sonya's second visit to the TransAndes and third time racing in Patagonia. Overlay. "I was able to handily snatch every stage as well as duke it out in the top 20 overall with the men!  I loved passing them on the climbs and descents.

The race has surprisingly some steep, technical downhill and will be adding a 3 day Enduro stage race before the Trans Andes next year." (sonyalooney.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Ellen van Dijk digs deep to beat the chasers (Getty Images). Overlay. "Two out of three ain’t bad. Ellen van Dijk has raced into Madinat Al Shamal three times over the years at the Ladies Tour of Qatar, and she brought her tally of wins in the northern town to two with a well-timed attack 1500 meters from the finish of Thursday’s stage." (cyclingnews.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Go and Watch a race Overlay. "Thinking of pinning on a number?

Your first races can seem daunting – but getting stuck into the racing scene is a great way to give your cycling a goal, and massively increase your social circle and pool of riding buddies." (totalwomenscycling.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: New Lefty Oliver suspension on do-all adventure bike. Overlay. "Throughout their history Cannondale has repeatedly shown themselves to be a company who aren’t afraid of doing something a little different, and the Slate takes different to a whole new level." (roadcyclinguk.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Enve have moved into mid-range depths with these stunning wheels. Overlay. "Some brands in cycling have an aura about them, a feeling everything they do is that little bit special.

Enve are a brand that would definitely fall into that category, and their reputation for excellence and innovation is as well founded as the look of their products is slick. " (roadcyclinguk.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Mini-Mini Air Pump. Overlay. "The cool thing about cycling gadgets, is that they come from the innovative minds of cyclists. And who knows better what a cyclist needs — or doesn’t need for that matter. Some cycling gadgets are are purely whimsical, while others are game changing." (ilovebicycling.com)

February 4, 2016







Thumbnail: Credit - Cor Vos. Thumb Overlay. "Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix champion John Degenkolb has definitely abandoned plans to defend his titles, saying that he simply doesn’t have enough time to fully recover from the injuries he sustained when hit by a car last month.

“Fortunately, the healing process runs very well and as expected,” said Degenkolb in an update on his Facebook page. “The cut on the thigh is mostly again. And yesterday I was also on the rollers for the first time to get the circulation going."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

February 3, 2016








Thumbnail: Katrin Garfoot (Orica-AIS) sprays champagne in celebration over her overall victory (Con Chronis). Thumb Overlay. "Katrin Garfoot has taken an emphatic solo victory on the second stage of the Ladies Tour of Qatar. Trixi Worrack won the sprint behind for second place with Amy Pieters claiming third.

Garfoot was part of a breakaway group that got away in the final 40 kilometers on a windswept day in Qatar. As the leading group split in two in the final kilometers Garfoot took her chance to go it along with just over two kilometers remaining."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 3, 2016






Thumbnail: Ladies Tour of Qatar overall leader Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products) (Getty Images Sport). Thumb Overlay. "In amassing four overall victories and ten stages wins at the Ladies Tour of Qatar over the years, Kirsten Wild has made the difficult seem remarkably straightforward, to the extent that on winning the opening stage of this year’s race, she had to politely inform reporters that it really wasn’t as easy as it seemed." (cyclingnews.com)

February 3, 2016






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Upcoming Races.

Dubai Tour 2016 - Feb 3-6 (Stages & Results),

Jayco Herald Sun Tour 2016 - Feb 3-7 (Stages & Results),

Etoile de Bessèges 2016 - Feb 3-7 (Stages & Results),

Tirreno-Adriatico 2016 - March 9-15 (Stages),

Tour de Yorkshire 2016 - April 29-June 1 (Stages),

Tour de France 2016 - July 2-24 (Stages),

Giro dell'Emilia 2016 - Sept 24 (Race),

Gran Premio Bruno Beghelli 2016 - Sept 25 (Race),

Tre Valli Varesine 2016 - Sept 27 (Race),

Milano-Torino 2016 - Sept 28 (Race),

Giro del Piemonte 2016- Sept 29 (Race),

UCI Road World Championships 2016 - Oct 16 (Race),

More... (cyclingnews.com)








Thumbnail: Mike Kline, notkalvinphotography.com. Thumb Overlay. "Now that cycling has finally nabbed a racer using a motor to make their bike go faster, the sport can once again tape a “kick me” sign to the back of its bib shorts.

As you well know by now, Femke Van den Driessche was caught with a motorized bike at the under-23 cyclocross world championships in Zolder, Belgium.

Technically, she was riding a moped, a vehicle driven by both motor and pedals. Mopeds are also effective in driving away the opposite sex; in many parts of the world they are known as “chastity chariots."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Previous testing had been done on smooth drums, were suspension losses don’t occur. Thumb Overlay. "Recently, I posted about slick tires and why they tend to offer poor traction, especially in the wet. Almost predictably, some Internet “experts” declared that it was all wrong. One of the more polite comments was: “Wow, lots of misinformation in this article.”

I guess it’s normal: If your research is breaking new ground, the results aren’t what people think they know. But the unexpected isn’t always wrong."
(janheine.wordpress.com)

February 5, 2016








Thumbnail: Juan Jose Lobato celebrates his victory on stage 3 of the Dubai Tour (ANSA - PERI / DAL ZENNARO). Thumb Overlay. "Juan Jose Lobato claimed victory on stage 3 of the Dubai Tour to Hatta Dam after a stinging attack. Lobato has a good record on this climb, finishing third here in 2015 behind John Degenkolb and his teammate Alejandro Valverde.

Giacomo Nizzolo was the only rider to get near the Spaniard to finish second with Silvan Dillier taking third. Nizzolo’s performance was enough to put him into the leader’s jersey just ahead of Lobato."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 5, 2016








Thumbnail: Marcel Kittel (Etixx-Quickstep) kept himself in contention (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com). Thumb Overlay. "Marcel Kittel was in pain after fighting to the finish of stage 3 of the Dubai Tour to Hatta Dam.

After crossing the finish line in sixth place, keeping alive his chances of overall victory, he slumped to the ground, exhausted, and then jumped up and leaned over a barrier, taking big gulps of air."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 5, 2016







Thumbnail: Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) (Bettini Photo). Thumb Overlay. "Interviewing Mark Cavendish is never easy after he has lost a race. He is as competitive and aggressive when he sits in a hotel lobby as he is trying to come back up to the front and make the most of another hectic sprint in the Dubai Tour.

Even the suggestion that he somehow ‘lost’ Thursday’s second stage rankles him."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Credit - Cor Vos. Thumb Overlay. "Chinese sports and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group telegraphed its intent to disrupt the status quo of the endurance athletics industry when it purchased World Triathlon Corporation, owners of the Ironman brand, for $650 million, last August.

Six months earlier, in February 2015, Dalian Wanda purchased Infront Sports & Media, a sports marketing company based in Switzerland, for approximately $1.2 billion."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

February 5, 2016







Thumbnail: Greg Van Avermaet attacks off the front in the last 20km (Watson). Thumb Overlay. "A four-time Tour of Flanders top 10 finisher, BMC’s Greg Van Avermaet believes 2016 is the year he will finally win a Monument.

The 30-year-old, who will lead BMC at next week’s Tour of Qatar (February 8-12), is regarded among the best one-day racers in the peloton, but his most notable triumph was in the 2011 edition of Paris-Tours."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Coryn Rivera (UnitedHealthcare) wins stage 1 in Argentina (Tour Femenino de San Luis). Thumb Overlay. "Coryn Rivera may have made a name for herself as a rapid finisher on the American criterium scene, but with selection for the Rio 2016 Olympics uppermost in her mind, the UnitedHealthcare rider is determined to demonstrate the full extent of her repertoire.

“I don’t like to pigeonhole myself as a sprinter – I want to be a good bike rider, a racer."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: The peloton makes its way up the Al Hamriyah climb during Stage 2 of the 2015 Tour of Oman (Getty) . Thumb Overlay. "Eighteen teams have been selected to take part in the 7th edition of the race including those of the quartet of high quality Grand Tour performers, BMC, Astana, AG2R and Giant Alpecin.

Also included from the WorldTour are Etixx QuickStep, Lampre Merida, Dimension Data, LottoNL Jumbo and Katusha."
(stickybottle.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: The FORSAGE is also available with two choices of interchangeable rails. Thumb Overlay. First spotted a couple of years ago during a crowd-funding campaign on Indiegogo, and then later being used among the fixierati and underground cycling culture, the Slovakian brand MORGAW has finally brought its road designated suspension saddle, the FORSAGE, to market. 

As the phrase suspension saddle implies, what distinguishes the FORSAGE from the rest of the dizzy array of saddles out there, is the elastomer suspension system that makes up the saddle’s platform."
(capovelo.com)

February 5, 2016







Thumbnail: Dubai Tour LIVE. Thumb Overlay. "Friday's Dubai Tour Stage 3 departs Dubai International Marine Club at 11:05am local (8:05am CET, 2:05am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Hatta Dam at around 3:17pm local (12:17pm CET, 6:17am U.S. Eastern). 

Dubai Tour live video streaming is expected to begin at around 1:30pm local (10:30am CET, 4:30am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)







Thumbnail: Though he has had plenty of success on his own as a featured sprinter, Tyler Farrar will spend some time as a lead out man this season at Dimension Data. Photo: Tim De Waele. Thumb Overlay. "Tyler Farrar is ready to slot into a helper’s role in the lead-out of the man who was once his most bitter rival, Mark Cavendish. Five years ago, the pair battled in the sprints, but Farrar is a realist and optimist at heart, and he’s excited to be part of the Cavendish Express for 2016.

Cavendish’s high-profile move to Dimension Data this season means that Farrar will become an ally to the rider who he once battled against in the sprints."
(velonews.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: The season has barely started but look how busy it is with racing in Dubai... Overlay. "Marcel Kittel gets his season off to the perfect start. He beat Mark Cavendish again, the Briton has yet to beat Kittel when they’ve raced together in a sprint finish.

See of yourself with Cycling Quotient’s useful Head to Head feature but this is as much a function of the calendar and race programs as it is comparative speed and power." (inrng.com)

February 4, 2016







Thumbnail: Elia Viviani captured a stage victory in Dubai Thursday. Photo: Tim De Waele. Overlay. "Elia Viviani, riding for Team Sky, sprinted to victory in the second stage of the Dubai Tour on Thursday after a crash in the final kilometer appeared to affect his sprint rivals.

After the 183km run from the Dubai International Marine Club to the man-made Palm Jumeirah island, Italian sprinters Sacha Modolo and Giacomo Nizzolo came in second and third. " (velonews.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) (Getty Images Sport). Overlay. "Bryan Coquard made it two wins in a row at Etoile de Besseges, but while his first victory was a straight forward bunch sprint, his second was taken in a tense standoff between the remnants of the day's breakaway, who refused to succumb, and the charging peloton." (cyclingnews.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Marcel Kittel happy in blue (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com). Overlay. "Marcel Kittel was bumped out of the leader’s jersey after being caught behind a crash in the last kilometer of stage 2 at the Dubai Tour.

He slid to second place in the overall but holds the same time as new leader Elia Viviani , and warned that his team Etixx QuickStep wouldn’t give up trying to win the title in the coming days." (cyclingnews.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Credit - Cor Vos. Overlay. "Behind Fabio Aru, the sun begins to plunge into the sea, the sky that special color between red and yellow that lightens the Mediterranean winter.

The scene is Calpe, a paradise for elderly tourists situated on the eastern coast of Spain." (cyclingtips.com.au)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Mont Ventoux (Credit - Rsuessrb/CC2.0) . Overlay. "Fancy riding up Mont Ventoux in super-quick time? Well now’s your chance.

Researchers in the Netherlands are appealing for experienced male cyclists to take part in a study which will involve riding to the summit of the notorious mountain ascent using EPO." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: GPS navigation is great for those of us (ahem) with no sense of direction (Garmin). Overlay. "We’ve never had it so good when it comes to being informed about our cycling. Our GPS computer sits on the handlebars or stem, reading our speed, distance, cadence, heart rate, power, pedalling efficiency and more.

It'll simultaneously be live-linking all that information to social networks and online training programs, while our smartphones sit in our back pockets just an app download away from becoming even more powerful than the computer on our handlebar." (bikeradar.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Beautiful, exclusive bike built for people who love bikes. Overlay. "Legend ise a brand founded in Italy in 2009 by Marco Bertoletti, a man with 30 years of frame-building experience, who decided to take it all and make a new brand, one that builds stunning bikes from all four major materials.

They’re based in Presezzo, near Bergamo, right in the heartland of Italian cycling, one of the most cycling-mad places in the world." (roadcyclinguk.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: salden.nl offers a Wilier cyclocross bike pre-equipped with a pedal assist motor that is said to offer 150 watts of additional power.. Thumb Overlay. "It turns out that Femke Van den Driessche’s motorized Wilier cyclocross bike may not have been a marvel of engineering by her team, mechanics or father.

It turns out that online retailer salden.nl offers the Wilier cyclocross bike already equipped with a pedal assist motor starting at €4,990 or about $5500 USD."
(cxmagazine.com)

February 3, 2016






Thumbnail: Christian Prudhomme (left) and Thierry Gouvernou design the entire Tour de France course every year. Photo: Tim De Waele. Thumb Overlay. "The lights dim inside the 4,000-seat Palais des Congrès in Paris, and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme takes center stage. It’s late October, and in one of cycling’s seasonal customs, Prudhomme is unveiling next year’s Tour de France route with the pomp that cycling’s greatest stage race demands.

As he takes the audience through each stage, Thierry Gouvenou sits a few rows back, hidden from the spotlight but glowing like a proud father."
(velonews.com)

February 3, 2016








Thumbnail: Marcel Kittel wins the opening stage of the Dubai Tour (ANSA/Dal Zennaro-Zennaro-Peri). Thumb Overlay. "Marcel Kittel won the opening stage of the Dubai Tour in Fujairah beating Mark Cavendish and Giacomo Nizzolo after producing a long, powerful sprint.

Cavendish managed to come from behind and fight through the riders to take Kittel’s wheel but was unable to come past him before the line."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 3, 2016








February 3, 2016






distraction. "A look back at the Santos Tour Down Under podium in 2013 with the lucky rider Tom Jelte Slagter in Willunga Hill." (pezcyclingnews.com)

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Thumbnail: Eduard Vorganov (Team Katusha) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com). Thumb Overlay. "The UCI today announced that Katusha rider Eduard Vorganov has been provisionally suspended for an anti-doping rule violation. Vorganov tested positive for the anti-ischemic drug Meldonium in an out-of-competition test on January 14, 2016.

The positive is the second in 12 months for Katusha after Italian Luca Paolini came up positive for cocaine at the Tour de France last year."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Dylan Groenewegen on the Brussels Cycling Classic podium. (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com). Thumb Overlay. "LottoNl-Jumbo scored the first win of 2016 thanks to one of its youngest riders, Dylan Groenewegen. The Dutchman powered to the line just ahead of Nacer Bouhanni, with Katusha's Alexander Porsev taking third.

The sprint stage did not threaten the overall lead of Wout Poels, who leads Astana's Luis Leon Sanchez by 15 seconds, with teammate Diego Rosa just behind at 22 seconds."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 5, 2016







Thumbnail: Chad Haga posted a photograph of himself on Instagram showing his facial injuries. Thumb Overlay. "Chad Haga has had 96 stitches removed from his neck, face, elbow and knee, as he continues to recover from a horrific Giant-Alpecin training incident.

“The final 40 stitches are gone! Final tally: 6 in the knee, 2 in elbow, 88 in face/neck. Glad that’s done!” Haga said via Twitter on Friday morning."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Credit - Gerry McManus, Cor Vos, La Gazzetta dello Sport. Thumb Overlay. "Three time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has a reputation for speaking his mind, for calling things as they are. When he was a professional he drew attention to the doping within the sport, and after his retirement he questioned the achievements of Lance Armstrong.

His scepticism about the latter led to claims that he was bitter and jealous, but time proved that he was completely correct.

More recently, he’s turned his focus to the illicit use of motors in bikes or, as it has become known, mechanical doping."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: A happy Fabio Aru following the Vuelta's final stage. (Bettini Photo). Thumb Overlay. "Fabio Aru has said that he is hoping to get a chance to face off against his former teammate Mikel Landa in 2016. Landa rode in support of Aru during the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a Espana, which was won by the Italian, last year.

Landa has since moved to Team Sky this season, where he will get his chance to lead a team at a Grand Tour."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Michal Kwiatkowski, Chris Froome and Mikel Landa (Team Sky) (Getty Images Sport). Thumb Overlay. "They’re probably the strongest cycling team in the world, with three Tour de France yellow jerseys in the last four years and multiple stage race wins, along with well over a hundred stage victories. But their record in one-day races and the Monuments is far less impressive.

The first thing to point out is that the headline for this piece is deliberately hyperbolic."
(cyclingnews.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: The Revo bars are available in three versions. Thumb Overlay. "3T says its new Revo aero bars' reversed grip offers a more secure handhold that improves control on descents, rough surfaces and sprints.

The new design attaches the basebar wing to the front of the grips instead of the back. With this design, it's impossible for the rider's hands to slide forward off the grips. The handhold also improves handling in situations where road riders would typically use the drops."
(bicycleretailer.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Specialized S-Works Venge ViAS. Thumb Overlay. "Some of the biggest brands in cycling will head to the London Bike Show on February 11-14 – giving you the chance to check out the latest and greatest bikes for 2016.

Among the brands set to setup shop at the Excel Centre include Cervelo, who have the new C5 endurance bike on display, and Specialized, whose hyper-aero S-Works Venge ViAS has to be seen to be believed."
(roadcyclinguk.com)

February 5, 2016






Thumbnail: Tour of Qatar Live Coverage. Thumb Overlay. "Monday's Tour of Qatar Stage 1 departs Dukhan at 11:50am local (9:50am CET, 3:50am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Al Khor Corniche at around 4:18pm local (2:18pm CET, 8:18am U.S. Eastern).

Tour of Qatar live video streaming is expected to begin at around 1:15pm local (11:15am CET, 5:15am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)




























February 4, 2016







Thumbnail: Russia's road and track cycling programs have long been dogged by doping. Overlay. "Two-time European track cycling champion Elena Brezhniva of Russia has been banned for four years for doping.

The sanction for Brezhniva, who won European team sprint gold in 2013 and 2014, was backdated from June 22, 2015, the Russian anti-doping agency said in a statement, without specifying the nature of the offense." (ap.org)

February 4, 2016







Thumbnail: Dan Martin wins Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana stage 2 (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com). Overlay. "Dan Martin took his first victory in the colors of Etixx QuickStep Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in Fredes.

Martin darted away to win by two seconds over Jesus Herrada and Wout Poels.

The 29-year-old made his move inside the final kilometer, flying past José Herrada who had gone on the attack earlier in the climb." (cyclingnews.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: Credit - Kristof Ramon, Cor Vos, and Wil Matthews. Overlay. "Last weekend, under-23 cyclocross racing made headlines for all the wrong reasons.

It’s important to remember that Femke van den Driessche’s hidden motor at the world cyclocross championships in Zolder, Belgium, was an exception.

For the overwhelming majority of junior and under-23 racers, cyclocross is both a passion, and, possibly, a springboard into a career in bicycle racing." (.com)

February 4, 2016 (cyclingtips.com.au)






Thumbnail: Evie Richards wins U23 gold at the Cyclocross World Championships. Photograph: Tim de Waele/Corbis . Overlay. "You could tell from her face as she crossed the line that the 18-year-old from Malvern couldn’t quite believe it, despite dominating the race and leading from the first lap.

After all, the U23 British champion was competing in her first ever international cyclocross event. That it happened to be the first ever U23 women’s race at the world championships was just the mayo on the frites.

Evie Richards will now wear the coveted rainbow bands on her jersey for the next year. The bands she is entitled to wear around her sleeve are hers for life." (theguardian.com)

February 4, 2016






Thumbnail: We investigate whether a smart turbo trainer is really worth the money. Overlay. "If you are in the market for a turbo trainer, should you buy a regular unit or a ‘smart’ one? Smart turbo trainers feature computer control and either Bluetooth or ANT+ connectivity.

This allows you to pair devices such as phones, tablets, and accessories such as speed and cadence sensors." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 4, 2016



















February 3, 2016







Thumbnail: Wouter Poels on stage one of the 2015 Tour de France (Watson) . Thumb Overlay. "Wouter Poels claimed the first leader's jersey of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, after claiming victory in the prologue.

The Dutchman completed the 16.2km course in a time of 22:34:73, beating home favorite Luis Leon Sanchez by 14 seconds. Poels' teammate and current time trial world champion Vasil Kiryienka took third at 20 seconds down. "
(cyclingnews.com)

February 3, 2016





Race Results.

Ladies Tour of Qatar 2016 - Feb 2-5 (Results),

UCI Cyclo-cross World Championships 2016 - Jan 30-31 (Results),

Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 2016 - Jan 30-31 (Results),

Challenge Mallorca 2016 - Jan 31 (Results),

Challenge Mallorca 2016 - Jan 30 (Results),

Challenge Mallorca 2016 - Jan 29 (Results),

Challenge Mallorca 2016 - Jan 28 (Results),

Tour de San Luis 2016 - Jan 18-24 (Results),

Santos Tour Down Under 2016 - Jan 17-24 (Results),

Santos Women's Tour 2016 - Jan 16-19 (Results),

UCI Road World Championships 2015 - Sept 20-27 (Results),

Vuelta a España 2015 - Aug 22-Sept 13 (Results),

La Route de France 2015 - Aug 9-15 (Results),

Tour de France 2015 - July 4-26 (Results),

Giro Rosa 2015 - July 3-12 (Results),

Giro d'Italia 2015 - May 9-31 (Results),

More... (cyclingnews.com)







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