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Tour de Wallonie LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): (Eurosport live stream) Alternative Alternative (-- CET) (-- U.S. Eastern)Thumb Overlay."The 2016 Tour de Wallonie is being held from July 23-27. Only the final 3 stages will be broadcast live on television.

There should be Tour de Wallonie live streams at around 3:10pm CET (9:10am U.S. Eastern). Live streaming video: 3:10pm CET (9:10am U.S. Eastern)."
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Tour de Wallonie: Trentin wins penultimate stage.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Matteo Trentin (Etixx-Quickstep) (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Matteo Trentin took an unexpected victory on stage 4 of the Tour de Wallonie when he came out on top in a reduced bunch sprint.

Working as a lead-out man for Gianni Meersman, he realized that his captain was unable to come around Gediminas Bagdonas and so kept going all the way to the line to hold off the Lithuanian. Meersman finished third and so extended his lead on the eve of the queen stage."
 (cyclingquotes.com) (cyclingnews.com)

July 26, 2016






Marko Kump wins stage 9 of Tour of Qinghai Lake.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Marko Kump (Lampre-Merida) (©QCF/Paumer/Kåre Dehlie Thorstad)Thumb Overlay."The typically stoic Slovenian Marko Kump managed to crack a smile through his soot-covered face following a stage 9 win over previous stage winner Nicolas Marini in the second straight photo finish of the15th ‘Qinghai Rural Credit Cup’ Tour of Qinghai Lake."  (eurosport.co.uk) (cyclingnews.com)

July 26, 2016





Herstory: Female Olympic winners past to present – Part 2.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au): Photography by Cor VosThumb Overlay."We are just two weeks away from the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and the excitement is building.

Federations around the globe have submitted their final rosters to the Olympic Committee and athletes everywhere are spending the coming weeks dotting i’s and crossing t’s for this pinnacle event of our sport."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

July 26, 2016





Gilbert likely to join Etixxn QuickStep, but not Vanmarcke.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Philippe Gilbert shows off his second Belgian title (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Etixx QuickStep manager Patrick Lefevere is heading into the busy transfer season with brakes on his contract negotiations, with the future of the team only assured through the end of the 2017 season, but says it is still likely he will sign Belgian champion Philippe Gilbert to the team." (cyclingnews.com)

July 26, 2016





Chad Haga finds extra stitches in his neck six months after they were ‘removed’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Chad Haga and Tom Dumoulin on stage two of the 2016 Giro d’ItaliaThumb Overlay."Chad Haga is still suffering from the knock-on effects of the Giant Alpecin training crash in January, where he and five other members of the team were hit by a car in Calpe, Spain.

The 27-year-old American had 96 stitches removed at the beginning of February, but it appears as though a couple were missed – and Haga discovered them this week after suffering from discomfort in his neck scar."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 26, 2016





Festka One frameset review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au): Photography by Matt WikstromThumb Overlay."Festka is a bespoke frame building company based in Czech Republic.

The company is perhaps best known for its adventurous paint schemes however buyers will find there is a deep catalog of options, including a choice of steel, carbon or titanium."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

July 26, 2016





Claeys wins stage 3 at Tour de Wallonie.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) swaps turns with Dimitri Claeys (Wanty-Groupe Gobert) and Niki Terpstra (Etixx-QuickStep). (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Dimitri Clayes won the third stage at Tour de Wallonie. The Belgian won the bunch kick to the line ahead of Gianni Meersman and Jonathan Hivert.

Meersman continues to lead the overall ranking, tied on time with Claeys, while Viacheslav Kuznetsov trails the pair by three seconds."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016






Seven key moments of the 2016 Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Chris Froome running up Mont Ventoux after the moto incident (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."After three weeks of racing the 2016 Tour de France concluded in Paris with Chris Froome hailed as the rightful champion.

The Team Sky leader never looked liked like losing, luck and circumstances appearing to be his greatest foes as he secured his third title."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016








Five things we learned from the Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome celebrated as they crossed the finish line in Paris. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Just as others before him such as Eddy Merckx, Miguel Indurain, or even the disgraced Lance Armstrong, Froome proved this year that when one rider is simply better than the others, nothing can stop him.

It’s true that Froome had the strongest team, but he was individually the strongest climber, time trialer, descender, and flats rider. No one managed to take time out of Froome in any domain."
(velonews.com)

July 25, 2016





Peter Sagan unstoppable at the top of the UCI WorldTour.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Peter Sagan wins stage 11 of the 2016 Tour de France Thumb Overlay."Can anyone stop Peter Sagan? The Slovak powerhouse has continued what is shaping up to be his best-ever season by taking three stage wins at the Tour de France, and continuing his lead at the top of the UCI WorldTour rankings.

Prior to the Tour, it looked as though Sagan may lose his top spot to one of the Tour’s podium contenders, but the world champion enjoyed his best-ever Tour to amass even more WorldTour points."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 25, 2016





May all your pain turn to champagne.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au): Photography by Anne-Marije Rook and Cor VosThumb Overlay."There is nothing quite like Paris in July. And on this fateful day in Paris in July, the Tour de France and La Course came to take over the streets of downtown to add to the chaos and charm of it all.

The weather is usually warmly accommodating, it was truly a beautiful summer day in Paris this year. J’adore."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

July 25, 2016






Robin Carpenter wins 2016 Cascade Cycling Classic.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Robin Carpenter (Holowesko Citadel) launching a late attack (Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us)Thumb Overlay."Stephen Bassett wins final stage in Awbrey Butte." (cyclingnews.com)




July 25, 2016





Tech of the Week: New FSA groupset, what to pack for a 4,400 mile race, and more.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Our pick of the best tech stories from the last seven daysThumb Overlay."If you’re more interested in bikes than bikers, then the most interesting development of the last week was the arrival of a new groupset from FSA, which was first spotted at last year’s Tour but was only ridden for the first time on stage 17 of this year’s race." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 25, 2016








Tour de France: Froome seals third overall victory in Paris.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Chris Froome celebrates with his Team Sky teammates on the final Tour de France stage (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Chris Froome cruised to the overall victory in the Tour de France for the third time in his career, enjoying a sunny and uneventful final stage to Paris with his Sky teammates.

After dominating from the first mountain stage to the final showdown to Morzine, the Briton from Kenya finished more than four minutes ahead of second placed Romain Bardet and Nairo Quintana."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 24, 2016





Five talking points from stage 21 of the Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Andre Greipel wins in Paris. Photo: Graham WatsonThumb Overlay."After storming his way to four bunch wins last year, going winless for a whole 20 stages at this year’s Tour de France and being upstaged by rival Mark Cavendish will have felt like a big comedown for André Greipel." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 24, 2016




The Finances of Team Tinkoff.

Thumbnail Credit (inrng.com): (Cor Vos)Thumb Overlay."Tinkoff is one of the sport’s galactic teams with several star riders.

How much does it cost to run a team like this? The team’s annual report and accounts were published online recently at the CVR, Denmark’s register of companies. Let’s take a closer look at the team’s budget, its ownership and operational structures and more."
(inrng.com)

July 26, 2016





After Tour win, Froome targets Olympics, Vuelta.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Chris Froome's next goal is the Olympics, followed by the Vuelta a Espana. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Three-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome will attempt to become the first rider to achieve a Tour and Vuelta a Espana double, his Sky team said Tuesday.

The 31-year-old Briton, who cruised to the 2016 Tour de France crown in Paris on Sunday, broke a bone in his foot in last year’s Vuelta attempting to pull off the feat."
(velonews.com)

July 26, 2016





Who will win the 2017 Tour de France?

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Chris Froome looks to be on cruise control, but Nairo Quintana, Romain Bardet, and others will surely challenge the Briton next July. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Chris Froome dominated the 2016 Tour de France over the last three weeks and rode into Paris on Sunday with a 4:05 winning margin over his nearest rival.

Will victory be his again in 2017, and if not, who will challenge him? The Sky rider took his third title in what many critics called a boring edition of the Tour."
(velonews.com)

July 26, 2016





Riis begins new journey with Continental team.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Bjarne Riis and Lars Seier Christensen during the press conference (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Bjarne Riis returns to cycling Wednesday at the Tour of Denmark with his Team Virtu Pro Veloconcept team. The squad had previously been registered as Team Trefor but was taken over by Riis and his business partner, Lars Seier, the former CEO of Saxo Bank.

Riis left cycling in 2015 when he was dismissed from his role as the general manager of Team Tinkoff, by owner Oleg Tinkov."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 26, 2016





5 Things We All Do to Protect Ourselves from Germs—That Are Totally Useless.

Thumbnail Credit (bicycling.com): Photograph by Shutterstock Thumb Overlay."Every now and then we’re reminded by a new study that public places are completely covered with bacteria (and then we try not to vom handling grocery carts and restaurant menus).

Out comes the ol’ shirtsleeve subway pole grip or the sidekick toilet flush. But do any of these germ hacks actually nix your exposure to the nastiness?"
(bicycling.com)

July 26, 2016





Specialized Power Pro saddle review.

Thumbnail Credit (roadbikereview.com): Specialized’s Power Pro is aimed at riders in aggressive positions. A large cutout and wide base offer a stiff platform from which to produce power.Thumb Overlay."Designed for an aggressive riding position, the intriguing short-nosed Specialized Power Pro saddle offers seated comfort during extended tip-of-the-saddle efforts.

With several models, three widths, and two levels of cushioning, the Power is an attractive option for a wide variety of riders."
(roadbikereview.com)

July 26, 2016





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The future of women's cycling: a Q&A interview with Brian Cookson.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): UCI President Brian Cookson looks on during a press conference on mechanical fraud, in Paris, on June 27, 2016. (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."The UCI elections for the next president of the spots international governing body will take place during the World Championship in Bergen in September 2017, where current president Brian Cookson will be looking for a second term.

Cookson, in his original manifesto, laid down his plans for women’s cycling, such as a minimum wage, the Women’s Commission, better television coverage, new races and ensuring that women were a part of all of the governing body’s commissions."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016





The Moment The Tour de France Was Won.

Thumbnail Credit (inrng.com): (Cor Vos)Thumb Overlay."Chris Froome rides the Stage 13 time trial in the Ardèche. In a race where he’d taken seconds on descents and in the crosswinds, it was the time trials were he put minutes into his rivals and Stage 13 put him out of reach of all his rivals. This was the moment the race was won." (inrng.com)

July 25, 2016





La Course, Le Tour, and the Paris Finale.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): the La Course route is simply loops of the Champs-Élysées/Rue de Rivoli/Quai des Tuileries TdF course. Each loop is 7km, which would take the women about 8-10 minutes per loop.Thumb Overlay."While almost every day is a great day living in Paris, there are a few days that really take the cake: Bastille Day (Fête nationale), and the finish of the Tour de France.

Over the last three years however, ASO/UCI has added to the Tour de France final day festivities by including a one-stage women’s race called La Course."
(dcrainmaker.com)

July 25, 2016





Should the Tour de France switch to eight-man teams?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): We consider whether a move to eight-man teams instead of nine would have made the 2016 Tour de France a closer contest after Chris Froome's dominant display Thumb Overlay."When Chris Froome crossed the finish line of this year’s Tour de France on Sunday evening, he did so just behind the peloton, arm in arm with his Sky teammates.

All eight of them. Although a subplot to Froome’s dominance, and a feat many teams have achieved before, that Sky finished the race with their full compliment of riders is an achievement in itself."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 25, 2016





Tour de France heads to China.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Kathy Zhou, General Manager of Activation Sports and Director of the Tour de France Branded Events in China, and Jean-Etienne Amaury (ASO)Thumb Overlay."The organizers of the Tour de France, Amaury Sport Organization (ASO) and Activation Group have that agreed that China will host the 'Tour de France Critérium' and a Chinese version of L'Etape in November.

The Tour de France has already enjoyed an Asian connection since 2013, organizing the end of season Saitama Criterium in Japan but the announcement marks the first move into China."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016





Simon Yates wins Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Orica-GreenEdge's Simon Yates finishes fifth (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."A day after his twin brother Adam became the first British rider to win the best young rider’s white jersey at the Tour de France, Simon Yates has shown his own ability, winning the hilly Prueba Villafranca de Ordizia in the Basque Country." (cyclingnews.com)

July 25, 2016





Philippe Gilbert linked with move to Etixx Quick Step.

Thumbnail Credit (thebikecomesfirst.com): Photo: Instagram (@bmcproteam)Thumb Overlay."Former World Champion Philippe Gilbert will ride for Etixx-Quick Step next season according to Het Nieuwsblad.

The report states that the 34 year-old has agreed terms with Patrick Lefevere and is expected to sign soon."
(thebikecomesfirst.com)

July 25, 2016






The moments that won Chris Froome the 2016 Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Alberto Contador suffered a high speed crash during stage one of the 2016 Tour de France. Photo: Graham WatsonThumb Overlay."The panic and tension of the Tour de France’s first week always claims victims, and among them this year was Alberto Contador, who crashed as early as stage two and abandoned seven days later having haemorrhaged time all week.

Heading into the race he was the bookies’ third favorite for the overall, and it was widely thought that his mixture of climbing and tactical nous made him one of the few riders capable of beating Chris Froome."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 24, 2016






Daily Ddistraction. "Soigneurs are always hard worked on a stage race, but always happy. Not all have as nice a smile as the Astana womens team soigneur at the Giro Rosa." (pezcyclingnews.com)

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July 26, 2016






Froome and Mollema win first post-Tour de France criteriums.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Chris Froome on top step of the Aalst criterium podium with Greg Van Avermaet to his left and Rafal Majka to his right (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."24-hours after sealing his third Tour de France title, Chris Froome was back in his bike at the Aalst criterium in Belgium where the Team Sky rider took the win ahead of BMC's Greg Van Avermaet and Tinkoff's Rafal Majka, the winner of the king of the mountains classification.

Peter Sagan was the winner last year while Froome took the victory in 2013."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 26, 2016





Eurobike: What to expect in 2016 from the world's biggest bike show.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com): Eurobike is packed with the newest bikes and gear (BikeRadar / Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Eurobike is the world's biggest bike show and the venue of choice for many of the world's biggest manufacturers to unveil what's coming for the following season.

Held in Friedrichshafen, Germany every August/September, the show sees tens of thousands of people in the bicycle trade descend upon a cluster of enormous Zeppelin hangars, packed full of the latest bikes, components, clothing, protective wear, gadgets... if it's something to do with cycling, this is the place to show a product."
(bikeradar.com)

July 26, 2016





Mark Cavendish: I'll make every pedal rev count for Rio Olympics.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Mark Cavendish of Great Britain races in the Individual Pursuit during the Men's Omnium (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Off the back of a hugely successful Tour de France Mark Cavendish heads to the Rio Olympics with his tail up and his mind fully focused on the task at hand – bringing back a gold medal.

After missing out at two consecutive Games - in 2008 and 2012 - the Dimension Data rider has one realistic chance of adding an Olympic medal to his palmares before retiring."
(cyclingnews.com)

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July 25, 2016






Anti-doping bodies oppose IOC decision not to ban Russia from Rio.

Thumbnail Credit (irishexaminer.com): Under-fire IOC president Thomas Bach announced the result of his board's emergency meeting in a hastily-arranged teleconference.Thumb Overlay."The world's anti-doping bodies are united in their opposition to the International Olympic Committee's refusal to ban Russia from the Rio Games.

Despite calls for Russia to be thrown out of the Games for running a state-directed doping program, the IOC's executive board opted against a blanket ban and asked each sport to vet proposed Russian competitors individually."
(irishexaminer.com)

July 25, 2016







American Joe Dombrowski to race Leadville 100.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Joe Dombrowski peeked inside the Cannondale team car before the start of stage 8 at the Giro d'Italia. Photo: Caley Fretz | VeloNews.comThumb Overlay."In two weeks time, Cannondale Drapac’s Joe Dombrowski will step up to a chilly early-morning start line at 10,000 feet and take on some of the world’s best marathon mountain bikers.

About six hours later, he’ll find out if he has what it takes to win the Leadville Trail 100."
(velonews.com)

July 25, 2016





Examining the myth: Why are punctures more frequent in the rain?.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au): by Matt WikstromThumb Overlay."Having spent several years as a year-round commuter, I thought I was familiar with all of the reasons why it was worth staying off the bike on a rainy day, but one recently caught me by surprise. Apparently there is also a bigger risk of getting a puncture." (cyclingtips.com.au)

July 25, 2016





Six things to do now the Tour de France has ended.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): At a loose end now that the Tour de France has finished? Here are some suggestions to fill the voidThumb Overlay."Has your cycling life fallen into a black hole now that the Tour de France has ended?

Avidly watching every stage of a three-week race can leave you at a loose end when it finishes. Your daily routine of breakfast, watching the Tour, lunch, watching the Tour, dinner, watching the Tour highlights and reading about the Tour has come to an abrupt conclusion."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 25, 2016





Cyclist who rode home after collision with car dies.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): The incident happened between 1.1pm and 1.50pm on Friday,Thumb Overlay."Police are appealing for information after the death of 44-year-old Jason Lee Gibbs subsequent to him colliding with a car on his bike.

He got back on his bike and completed his journey home."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

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July 24, 2016





IOC decision puts Zakarin, Zabelinskaya out of Olympic Games.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."A decision by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) today will see two cyclists barred from competing in the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month.

Following the publication of the independent McLaren report into state-sanctioned doping and cover-ups that revealed more than 20 'disappearing doping positives' in cycling and more than 100 in athletics and weightlifting, the IOC Executive Board announced it would limit Russia's participation in the Rio Games."
(cyclingnews.com)

July 24, 2016







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