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Vuelta a Espana: Yates win in Luintra.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Orica-BikeExchange's Simon Yates after the stage (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Victory lifts Simon Yates into the top ten on general classification.

He now lies 10th, 1:28 off Atapuma, and he could prove a very useful foil to team leader Esteban Chaves (5th at 38 seconds) in the days to come."
(cyclingnews.com)

August 25, 2016





Alberto Contador fighting to stay in Vuelta a España contention.

Thumbnail CreditGregor Brown: by Gregor BrownThumb Overlay."Three time winner Alberto Contador is fighting to stay in contention for the 2016 Vuelta a España after losing time in the first three days this week to favorites, including Chris Froome.

Contador and his Tinkoff team lost 52 seconds in the opening team time trial to stage winners Sky. The following day, when the Vuelta delivered a 30% final climb from its menu, he paid again."
 (cyclingweekly.co.uk) Gregor Brown

August 25, 2016





Will unconventional Vuelta prep work for Chaves?

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele: Esteban Chaves has had a smooth ride so far in the Vuelta, despite precious few race days this summer. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Colombian Esteban Chaves took a risk, but it is working. He is riding with the top favorites, already distancing some, in the Vuelta a España despite having one race day since finishing second at the Giro d’Italia in May.

Alberto Contador lost time and Steven Kruijswijk crashed out.

Chaves, Orica BikeExchange’s leader, is riding high with Chris Froome and Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana after a successful team time trial and two summit finishes."
(velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele

August 25, 2016





Tour de l'Avenir: Gaudu climbs to stage 6 win.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Pierre Carrey): David Gaudu (France) (Pierre Carrey)Thumb Overlay."John Rodriguez takes overall lead." (cyclingnews.com) (Pierre Carrey)







August 25, 2016





Delzenne wins overall title at Trophee d'Or Feminin.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Sean Robinson/Velofocus): Élise Delzenne (FRA) of Lotto Soudal Cycling Team of the 2.8km time trial prologue of Elsy Jacobs (Sean Robinson/Velofocus)Thumb Overlay."Lichtenberg takes final stage in Orval to finish second overall." (cyclingnews.com) (Sean Robinson/Velofocus)




August 25, 2016





Bouhanni back on top in Tour du Poitou Charentes.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Nacer Bouhanni crosses the line first but is later relegated at the Euroeyes Cyclassics Hamburg (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Frenchman rebounds from stage 2 crash to regain lead." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)




August 25, 2016





Jerome Baugnies defends Druivenkoers Overijse title.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Jérôme Baugnies (Wanty - Groupe Gobert) celebrates his victory (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Wanty Groupe Gobert dominated with three of the top four." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)




August 25, 2016







2016 Vuelta a Espana LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): 2016 Vuelta a Espana Stage ProfileThumb Overlay."Thursday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 6 departs  at 13:31 CEST (4:31 AM PST) and is expected at the finish at around 17:40 CEST (8:40 AM PST)).

Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 5:00 CEST (6:00 AM PST)."
(cyclingfans.com)







Vuelta a Espana: Meersman wins stage 5 in Lugo.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Gianni Meersman celebrates winning stage 5 at the Vuelta a Espana. (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Gianni Meersman claimed his second stage of the Vuelta a Espana in a crash marred finale in Lugo.

He was set up perfectly by his team and the Belgian finished it off beating Fabio Feline and Kevin Reza in the tricky uphill run to the line."
(cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 24, 2016








Unprotected post in Vuelta a Espana stage 5 finale raises hackles.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."An unprotected bollard was once again responsible for a crash in a race in Spain.

In a near-repeat of the 2015 Vuelta al Pais Vasco, Steven Kruijswijk crashed near a short post in the road on stage 5 of the Vuelta a España, leading to outrage from the riders on Twitter.

Kruijswijk confirmed the post was responsible for his crash."
(cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 24, 2016








Five talking points from stage five of the Vuelta a España.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) Photo: Graham Watson: It was a lonely ride for Machado. Photo: Graham WatsonThumb Overlay."Tiago Machado went away in the early break but was the last to give up on the futile venture.

He pushed on for quite some time on his own, perhaps willing himself to believe he could go all the way to the end of the stage."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) Photo: Graham Watson

August 24, 2016





Tour de l'Avenir: Rodriguez wins stage 5.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Nico Denz (AG2R La Mondiale) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Denz takes overall lead with three stages remaining." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)






August 24, 2016






Vuelta a Espana: Calmejane wins atop San Andre de Teixido.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie) celebrates his victory at the Vuelta a Espana (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Lilian Calmejane  won stage four of the Vuelta a España after attacking from the break of the day on the final climb of the Alto Mirador de Veixia.

The Frenchman held off the late pursuit of Darwin Atapuma to claim victory, though the Colombian had the consolation of taking the red jersey of race leader.

Calmejane was part of the break of 21 riders that forged clear with a shade over 110 kilometers still to race and built up a maximum advantage of five minutes over a peloton led by the Movistar team of overnight race leader Ruben Fernandez."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 23, 2016





Contador back on track in second Vuelta a Espana summit finish.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) was all smiles despite a difficult start to his Vuelta (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."After his difficult start to the Vuelta a Espana, Alberto Contador crossed the finish line in San Andres de Teixero looking and sounding far more upbeat than he has done in the race so far.

Contador completed stage 4 in the same time as all the other main favorites, although he has dropped a spot overall, to thirteenth."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 23, 2016






Americans go 1-2 in Tour de l’Avenir time trial.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Tour de l'Avenir ‏@tourdelavenir 2h2 hours ago Classe @AdrienCosta ! #TourdelAvenirThumb Overlay."After a quiet start to the eight-day Tour de l’Avenir stage race, the U.S. team took first and second in Tuesday’s stage 4 time trial around Lugny, France.

Adrien Costa, 19, won the 16.5km test ahead of his teammate Nielson Powless.

Costa is coming off of a great ride at the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, where he was second in stages 3 and 7 and won the best young rider’s classification."
(velonews.com)

August 23, 2016






2017 U.S. road nationals moved to Knoxville, Tennessee, with date change to late June.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Casey B. Gibson: by Neal Rogers August 24, 2016 Photography by Casey B. GibsonThumb Overlay."The U.S. national road and time-trial championships are set for two major changes in 2017 several sources have confirmed with CyclingTips.

The road championships will be held in Knoxville, Tennessee, rather than the previously announced Winston Salem, North Carolina, and will be held in late June, in line with the UCI mandated schedule for national road championships, rather than the Memorial Day weekend date USA Cycling has used since 2011."
(cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Casey B. Gibson

August 23, 2016






Talansky takes aim at Vuelta’s red jersey.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele: Andrew Talansky climbed the steep finishing ramp of Monday's stage 3 at the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com Thumb Overlay."The sun is out in northwest Spain and American Andrew Talansky is smiling.

The Cannondale Drapac captain is starting his first grand tour of the 2016 season and says with obvious confidence, “Of course, I’m here for the classification.”

Talansky has not had the best of times due to crashes and family setbacks."
(velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele

August 23, 2016






Contador: The Vuelta isn't over for me by any means.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Alberto Contador (Tinkoff) lost time (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Alberto Contador remained defiant despite losing more time to his rivals for on Monday's steep ascent to Ezaro in the Vuelta a Espana.

Four years ago, when Contador was en route to a second of his three overall victories, the Spanish Grand Tour specialists finished second behind Joaquim Rodriguez on the Ezaro stage. On Monday he fared far worse, finishing ninth and losing 32 seconds to Alejandro Valverde."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 23, 2016





After ‘steady diet of hard WorldTour racing,’ Reijnen makes Grand Tour debut at age 30.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) by Michael Better Photography by Cor Vos: by Michael Better August 24, 2016 Photography by Cor VosThumb Overlay."Drenched in sweat, and covered in filth from the haze that encased the Salt Lake City area due to a nearby forest fire, riders slumped over their handlebars and took a collective deep breath.

The day’s race was over, and getting a cold bottle of water was the main objective, albeit for one – the stage winner. With a grin on his face, American Kiel Reijnen hooped and hollered."
(cyclingtips.com.au) by Michael Better Photography by Cor Vos

August 23, 2016





The gold-medal bikes of the 2016 Rio Olympics.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Cor Vos: by James Huang August 23, 2016 Photography by Cor VosThumb Overlay."The Olympics is arguably the grandest competitive stage in the world that pits athlete against athlete.

Yet while the men and women receive all the credit for victory (and deservedly so), many events combine athlete and machine - cycling included.

Now that this year’s Games are behind us, all the medals are counted, and the athletes are basking in the glow of Olympic glory, which bikes shared a bit of the credit?"
(cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Cor Vos

August 23, 2016











CPA calls for finish barriers to be extended to three kilometers.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Twitter): A front on image shows the pole that sparked the crash (Twitter)Thumb Overlay."The Professional Riders Association (CPA) has called on the UCI to introduce a new regulation that will ensure crash barriers are in place for all road races in their final three kilometers.

The CPA's request has emerged during the aftermath of Stephen Kruijswijk's crash and abandon from the Vuelta a España on stage 5 when the LottoNL Jumbo rider collided with an unmarked bollard, and with Sebastian Minard and Robert Kiserlovski also quitting from injuries from crashes late in the same day."
(cyclingnews.com) (Twitter)

August 25, 2016






Tom Dumoulin added to field of world-class time triallists at the Tour of Britain.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) Stuart Clarke: by Stuart ClarkeThumb Overlay."Olympic Games time trial silver medallist Tom Dumoulin heads a field of world class testers at the Tour of Britain as some of the sport’s best will test themselves against the clock in Bristol.

Dumoulin joins the likes of Alex Dowsett, Rohan Dennis and Bradley Wiggins in the week long race, which features a 15km time trial around the western city, which could go some way to deciding the overall winner."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) Stuart Clarke

August 25, 2016





2016, the year of the retirees.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele: After winning another Olympics gold in Rio, Fabian Cancellara will retire at the end of the 2016 season. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).Thumb Overlay."The 2016 season will be remembered as the year of the retirees.

Dozens of top-level pros are hanging up the cleats for good. Top among them are Fabian Cancellara, Joaquim Rodríguez, Ryder Hesjedal, and Frank Schleck.

Alberto Contador has put off retirement, at least for one season, after signing with Trek Segafredo.

Is there any particular reason for the recent flood of retirements? Most of the top names insist they are leaving on their terms."
(velonews.com) Photo: Tim De Waele

August 25, 2016





Everything you ever wanted to know: Garmin’s new $1,500 Fenix Chronos Watch Series.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): August 25, 2016 by DC Rainmaker|Garmin|Comments (53)Thumb Overlay."Well then, someone in Kansas is feeling ballsy today. Garmin has just announced three new Fenix units, starting from $900 and topping out at $1,500USD.

Or, if you’re so fortunate to be living in the land of maple syrup, it’ll set you back $2,000CAD.

This new series, dubbed the Chronos line, takes an existing Fenix3 HR watch and completely revamps the exterior shell. Along the way they give you a fancy new watch face, a nifty stopwatch option, and a solid woody. Wooden box that is."
(dcrainmaker.com)

August 25, 2016






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Sagan returns to road racing at Sunday’s GP Plouay.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): World champion Peter Sagan stays in the maillot jaune (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Peter Sagan will be back in action on the road on Sunday after his hiatus to ride the mountain bike event at the Rio Olympics, competing at the Gran Prix Plouay with his Tinkoff team.

Cyclingnews understands that the French WorldTour race marks the start of Sagan’s build-up to the World Road Championships in Qatar, where he will try to defend the rainbow jersey he won in Richmond last year."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 24, 2016






Van Asbroeck opens his account in Poitou Charentes.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingquotes.com) Photo: LottoNL Jumbo: Photo: LottoNL-JumboThumb Overlay."After almost two years in the team, Tom Van Asbroeck took his first win for LottoNL Jumbo when he came out on top in a crash marred bunch sprint on stage 2 of the Tour du Poitou Charentes.

After race leader Nacer Bouhanni had hit the deck, he turned out to be the fastest as he held off Manuel Belletti and Marco Benfatto.

The win was enough to move him into the overall lead."
(cyclingquotes.com) Photo: LottoNL Jumbo

August 24, 2016





Trophee d'Or Féminin: Bastianelli wins stage 4 sprint.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Marta Bastianelli (Italy) heads down and sprinting beats Marianne Vos (Netherlands) to the 2007 Worlds title (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Elise Delzenne leads overall." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)







August 24, 2016





Druivenkoers Overijse: Baugnies makes it two in a row on great day for Wanty.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingquotes.com) Photo: ©Kramon: Photo: ©KramonThumb Overlay."One year after taking a first win in the race, Jerome Baugnies made it two in a row at the Druivenkoers Overijse when he soloed to victory in the Belgian semi-classic.

The puncheur attacked from a 19-rider group on the hilly circuit and held off the late comeback from a chase trio to take the win before Huub Duijn beat the Wanty pair of Marco Marcato and Dimitri Claeys in the sprint for second."
(cyclingquotes.com) Photo: ©Kramon

August 24, 2016





Hands-on: Stryd announces new running power meter.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): August 24, 2016 by DC RainmakerThumb Overlay."Today running power meter company Stryd announced their next generation running power meter unit, changing up the form factor and increasing the data metrics gathered.

This new model is now a small footpod that you attach to your running shoe. This differs from the first production generation, which was built into a heart rate strap.

I got the chance to take the unit out for a spin last week, and then analyze the data afterwards with the Stryd folks. Here’s a look at how it all works, and some of my initial thoughts."
(dcrainmaker.com)

August 24, 2016





Roche resumes training, is awaiting results of test for Legionnaires’ disease.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) by Shane Stokes Photography by Kristof Ramon: by Shane Stokes August 24, 2016 Photography by Kristof RamonThumb Overlay."Although he is yet to find out if he contracted Legionnaires’ disease around the time of the Rio Olympics, Nicolas Roche has been able to resume training, albeit at a reduced level.

On August 12th Roche stated via Twitter that he had picked up pneumonia and suggested it may have been from bad air conditioning at the Rio Olympics.

He competed in the road race there on August 6th, and started feeling symptoms one day later."
(cyclingtips.com.au) by Shane Stokes Photography by Kristof Ramon

August 23, 2016





Do carbon frames have a shelf life?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) Paul Norman: Should you be worried about your carbon frame wearing out?Thumb Overlay."A carbon bike frame is a matrix of two different materials: the carbon fibers which give the frame its structural strength, and the resin which binds the carbon together.

They each have different properties, both physically and chemically, which determine the frame’s structural integrity."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) Paul Norman

August 23, 2016





The ‘new’ bottom bracket standard we can all get behind.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com) (Niner Bikes / Ian Hylands): Niner uses Press-Fit 30 on some frames because it allows for easy singlespeed conversions via its BioCentric bottom bracket insert (Niner Bikes / Ian Hylands)Thumb Overlay."It’s an overlooked item, but it’s perhaps the single most important component on your bicycle.

The lowly bottom bracket doesn’t get much attention, and if it’s working properly, that’s the way it should be - smooth and silent."
(bikeradar.com) (Niner Bikes / Ian Hylands)

August 23, 2016





How to look after your new wheels.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): f you've spent a lot of money on some new wheels, then you need to make sure that they last as long as they should. So here's your guide to how to make your new wheels last a lifetime. In association with Chain Reaction CyclesThumb Overlay."Buying a pair of new wheels should transform the performance of your bike, upping your average speeds and making you a faster rider.

Whether you’ve spent nearly £2,000 on a pair of deep section Zipp 808s, or just £300 on some Fulcrum Racing 3s, you want to make sure you get your money’s worth, which means following a few steps and maintenance basics to make sure that they are kept in perfect condition for as long as possible."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

August 23, 2016





Hands-on: The CycleOps Magnus Smart trainer.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): Magnus Tech BasicsThumb Overlay."Let the new trainer games begin! Oh…crap…wait, they already began – earlier this summer with new CycleOps trainer, Elite trainers, and even Tacx trainer updates.

But, with a brief summer intermission completed, we’re back into the swing of new trainer announcements. And oddly enough, it’s once against CycleOps kicking off this round of new trainers – just like it was back in May with their new Hammer direct drive trainer."
(dcrainmaker.com)

August 23, 2016





Bouhanni wins Tour du Poitou-Charentes opening stage.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Nacer Bouhanni crosses the line first but is later relegated at the Euroeyes Cyclassics Hamburg (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Frenchman out sprints Jans, Napolitano." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)






August 23, 2016






Tour de l'Avenir: Kristoffer Halvorsen wins stage 3.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Timothy Dupont (Veranda's Willems) and Kristoffer Halvorsen (Team Joker) fight for the win (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Teammate Amund Grondahl holds onto leader's jersey." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)





August 23, 2016





Trophee d'Or Feminin: Stage 3 victory for Alison Jackson.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Marco Quezada/nyvelocity.com): Canadian rider Alison Jackson (Twenty 16 p/b Sho-Air) speeds down Kelly Drive (Marco Quezada/nyvelocity.com)Thumb Overlay."Delzenne stays in yellow." (cyclingnews.com) (Marco Quezada/nyvelocity.com)











August 23, 2016





Merlier wins GP Stad Zottegem.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Tim Merlier (Vastgoedservice Golden Palace) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Dupont, Sieberg round out podium." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)






August 23, 2016






Daily Ddistraction. "With the Vuelta on it's easy to forget the smaller races, how could we miss the GP Stad Zottegem." Pic:CosVos/PezCyclingNews






August 25, 2016













August 25, 2016





Ferrand-Prevot: Cycling has become my biggest nightmare.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl): Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)Thumb Overlay."Pauline Ferrand-Prevot has put an end to her 2016 season after a disappointing Olympic Games that saw her place 26th in the women’s road race and then abandon the mountain bike event on Saturday.

In a lengthy post about her troubled season on her social media accounts, Ferrand-Prevot wrote that cycling had “become a nightmare” and questioned whether winning world titles in three disciplines – road, mountain bike and cyclo-cross – in the space of a year had been “the worst thing” that could have happened to her."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl)


August 25, 2016





Bahrain Merida sign Siutsou and Bozic to back Nibali in 2017.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team): Logo for the new Bahrain Merida team (Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team)Thumb Overlay."The Bahrain Merida has announced it has signed Kanstantin Siutsou and Borut Božič for the 2017 season as it continues to build its roster and prepare for a place in the UCI WorldTour.

The team will be lead by Giro d’Italia winner Vincenzo Nibali, with sponsorship from Bahrain and bike brand Merida."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team)

August 25, 2016







Guide to 2016-2017 rider transfers - Women.

Thumbnail Credit(Getty Images Sport): Anna van der Breggen of the Netherlands and Rabobank-Liv celebrates crossing the finish line to win the 19th Fleche Wallonne women's race (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."To help you keep track of the comings and goings of riders in the women's peloton, Cyclingnews has put together a guide to this season's transfers.

We'll keep it updated regularly so you can keep checking back."
 (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)



















August 24, 2016






Frank Schleck to get two million in damages from Leopard AG.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com): Fränk Schleck (Trek-Segafredo) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Frank Schleck will get €2 million in damages from Leopard AG after the team fired him in 2013, according to the Swiss website NZZ.ch.

The payment will go to Schleck and his company Winfrank GmBH after the Swiss Federal court held up a previous decision from CAS."
(cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

August 24, 2016





World Cup Winners Wout van Aert and Sanne Cant Return to 2016 CrossVegas World Cup.

Thumbnail Credit© A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine: World Champion and World Cup overall winner Wout van Aert returns to defend his title at CrossVegas. photo: CrossVegas 2015. © A. Yee / Cyclocross MagazineThumb Overlay."Both the men’s and women’s 2015-2016 Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup overall series winners will be on the start line at World Cup CrossVegas in Las Vegas on September 21 to defend their titles.

Wout Van Aert and Sanne Cant, both of Belgium, took overall honors in last year’s season competition, in which CrossVegas kicked off the seven events that comprised the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup 2015-2016 season."
(A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine)

August 24, 2016





How to train like a pro rider.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com) (Tim de Waele): We spoke to some of the best riders in the world to ask them to reveal their best training advice and how to push your cycling that little bit further – here's what they said (Tim de Waele)Thumb Overlay."If you can't beat them, join them, and after the Rio Olympics you might be tempted to do just that.

Cycling Plus magazine collected some words of wisdom from riders and experts from a variety of cycling disciplines to help you make the most from your training.

Read on to see what Olympic gold medal winning athletes and world champions can teach you."
(bikeradar.com) (Tim de Waele)

August 24, 2016

















August 23, 2016






Trott frustrated by questioning of British Olympic success.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Laura Trott and Jason Kenny with their gold medals (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Laura Trott has said that she is frustrated by how Great Britain’s dominance in the velodrome at the Rio 2016 Olympics was questioned by some of their rivals.

Trott claimed two of the British team’s six gold medals on the track, winning the team pursuit and omnium for the second successive Games to become Britain’s most successful female Olympian "
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

August 23, 2016






Astana’s Miguel Angel Lopez continues in Vuelta a España despite three broken teeth from crash.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Gregor Brown) : Miguel Angel Lopes on stage four of the Vuelta a España (Gregor Brown) Thumb Overlay."Miguel Angel Lopez began the Vuelta a España, his first Grand Tour, to discover his classification abilities, but now he says that it is simply “difficult” with three broken teeth and shooting pain from an exposed nerve.

Lopez suffered the injuries in a crash towards the end of Monday’s third stage."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Gregor Brown)

August 23, 2016





Viviani and Nizzolo to fight for World Championships leadership at Tour of Britain.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Elia Viviani (Team Sky) beats Marcel Kittel (Etixx-QuickStep) to win the stage 2 sprint at Three Days of De Panne (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."The fight for leadership of the Italian team for the world road race championships in Qatar will be played out at the Tour of Britain with both Elia Viviani and Giacomo Nizzolo set to use the race as key preparation." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

August 23, 2016





Rails, channels and facelifts: what all of the options mean for Fizik’s Aliante saddle.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) by Matt Wikstrom: by Matt Wikstrom August 23, 2016 Photography by Matt WikstromThumb Overlay."Fizik is well known for its race-oriented saddles, and in recent years, the company has enlarged the number of options for any given model.

Options now include different rail materials (steel, aluminium and carbon) and pressure channels (nil, 7mm and 20mm). But what do all of these options mean for the comfort and performance of the saddle?"
(cyclingtips.com.au) by Matt Wikstrom

August 23, 2016





4iiii Precision Dura-Ace 9000 power meter review.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com) (Ben Delaney / Immediate Media): The 4iiii Precision left-side power meter adds just 9-10g to a crank (Ben Delaney / Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Generally works well as a very light left-side meter.

Highs: Lightweight, relatively inexpensive, generally reliable for training.

Lows: Occasional ANT+ signal drops, left-side measurement might not be perfectly representative of total power for some riders, especially at lower wattages.

You can buy 4iiii Precision power meters in two ways: as a new left crank with the power meter installed, or, for less money, you can send the Canadian tech firm your left crank and they will install a meter and ship it back to you in a claimed 1-2 weeks.

BikeRadar score 3.5/5."
(bikeradar.com) (Ben Delaney / Immediate Media)

August 23, 2016





5 Of The Best Bike Repair Stands.

Thumbnail Credit (ilovebicycling.com): Tacx stands are a mainstay of the pro peloton’s mechanics. Thumb Overlay."Repairing a bike while it’s on the floor, or worse, upside down on the floor, is a difficult task.

If you work on your bike with any frequency a repair stand will make the work significantly easier to complete. Your body will also thank you; all that bending will eventually give you a backache. Bringing the bike up to eye level with a bike repair stand is the ergonomically proper way to repair your bike."
(ilovebicycling.com)

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August 22, 2016





Team Victory Rankings.

"A look at the win rates for the top teams and as ever a chance to look at some of the stories behind the wins and the stats relating to the teams.

Especially as we’re in the middle of the transfer season."
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