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Friday's Tour of Portugal Stage 2 departs Gondomar at 12:30pm local (7:30am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Braga at around 5:27pm local (12:27pm U.S. Eastern).  Tour du Portugal live streaming video should get underway at around 3:00pm local (10:00am U.S. Eastern). (cyclingfans.com)

August 1, 2014




Photo: Nibali's Tour de France success was partially due to diet, says his team doctor. (James Startt).
2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali faced his toughest nemesis not on the roads, but at the dinner table. (bicycling.com)

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Photo: four-rider breakaway of the day decided the first KOM sprint with Pablo Torres becoming the first leader of mountains.
Phil Bauhaus won a first stage of the Volta a Portugal in a commanding style ahead of Manueal Cardoso and Davide Vigano, while Victor de la Parte maintained his lead in the general classification. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 31, 2014






Alex Dowsett (Movistar) Photo: © Bettini Photo.
Alex Dowsett stormed to victory in the men’s 38.4 kilometer time trial at the Commonwealth in Glasgow to deny Rohan Dennis and Geraint Thomas the gold medal. (cyclingnews.com)

July 31, 2014





Photo: It’s been a long time. My last race was back in June, and I didn’t manage to complete that race, or the Giro before it, so I’m really excited to get racing again.
Edvald Boasson Hagen has been out of competition since the Route du Sud but he insists that he is now rearing to go when he makes his return to racing at the Tour of Poland. He now has a niggling Achilles injury behind him and wants to refind his form of the opening months of the season where he finished third in Het Nieuwsblad. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: Nicolas Roche (Tinkoff - Saxo) Photo: © Bettini.
Friday August 1 marks the start of the official transfer window in professional cycling, with riders allowed sign news contracts with new teams for the 2015 season. (cyclingnews.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: David Millar (Garmin-Sharp) at Tirreno-Adriatico in March Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Scot looking forward to wearing his national jersey for just the second time. (cyclingnews.com)

July 31, 2014




2014 Races & Results.
Tour de Wallonie - July 26-30 (Results),
Volta a Portugal em Bicicleta - July 30-Aug 10 (Stages & Results),
Clásica San Sebastián - Aug 2 (History),
Tour de Pologne - Aug 3-9 (Stages),
Tour of Utah - Aug 4-10 (Stages),
USA Pro Challenge - Aug 18-25 (Stages),
Vuelta a España - Aug 23-Sept 14 (Stages),
Tour de France - July 5-27 (Results),
La Course Tour de France - July 27 (Results),
Giro d'Italia Femminile - July 4-13 (Results),
Giro d'Italia - May 9 - June 1 (Results),
UCI Road World Championship - Sept 20-27 (Stages).

July 31, 2014




Photo: And you can’t cheat by simply shaking it....
Fitness trackers are one thing, using movement to determine your activity level. GestureLogic’s Leo is on a whole ‘nother plane, electromyographically sensing actual muscle activity and heart rate, then combining that with hydration levels by monitoring bioimpedance and 3D motion sensing to let you know exactly what you’re body’s up to. (bikerumor.com)

July 31, 2014





Photo: Tony Gallopin won the 2013 Clasica San Sebastian and he is back to defend.
Saturday's Clasica San Sebastian departs San Sebastian at 11:35am CET (5:35am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at San Sebastian at around 5:13pm CET (11:13am U.S. Eastern).  Clasica San Sebastian live streaming video should get underway at around *3:15pm CET (*9:15am U.S. Eastern). (cyclingfans.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: De La Parte powered around the 6.8km course for the Volta ao Portugal prologue with an average speed of more than 45kph to hold off defending champion Veloso and Luis-Leon Sanchez and become the first leader of the 10-day race.
Victor De La Parte made use of his great TT skills to become the first overall leader of the Volta a Portugal by winning the 6.8km prologue in Fafe. He beat defending champion Gustavo Veloso by 3 seconds while Luis-Leon Sanchez finished 3rd 6 seconds further adrift..

July 30, 2014







Gianni Meersman (Omega Pharma-Quickstep) in the race lead in Wallonie Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Omega Pharma rider overcomes string of second place finishes. (cyclingnews.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: Initially, I came here to help Philippe Gilbert but he had to withdraw shortly before the start. Overall I am very happy with the the race and to finish as best young and also third overall...
Silvan Dillier went into the Tour de Wallonie expecting to play the role of domestique for Philippe Gilbert but after the former world champion withdrew from the race shortly before the start, he got the chance to play his own cards. The youngster proved his great talent by finishing 3rd overall. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 30, 2014






Photo: British champion Sir Bradley Wiggins will not ride the time trial at Glasgow 2014 (Pic: Huw Evans Picture Agency).
The curtain has come down on track cycling at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and attention will now turn to the road, starting with Thursday’s individual time trial. (roadcyclinguk.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: Of course, the big winner was Nibali.
To some, it was a war of attrition, for others, a road to perdition, and in terms of the chase for Yellow, the Tour was akin to a medically induced coma, with the fleeting pangs of excitement resulting from the involuntary finger twitch. (competitivecyclist.com)

July 30, 2014





Photo: The result is a light weight set of tubular or clincher wheels with typical Fulcrum durability and precision...
Fulcrum’s flagship wheel is getting an upgrade. What can you do to improve a wheel that is already loved by so many? The obvious answer is carbon. Always more carbon. (bikerumor.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: The Smith Overtake...
Media participants at last month's PressCamp in Utah have chosen Smith's new Overtake road helmet as the best new product introduced at the event. (bicycleretailer.com)

July 30, 2014






Photo: In the fourth stage of the Tour de Wallonie, Van Asbroeck beat Meersman in a 50-rider sprint to take the biggest win of his career; a fourth consecutive second place allowed Meersman to extend his overall lead...
Tom Van Asbroeck continued his excellent season by taking the biggest win of his short career when he beat race leader Gianni Meersman in a photo finish on the fourth stage of the Tour de Wallonie. After an aggressive race, the stage was decided in a sprint from a 50-rider group where the young Belgian emerged as the strongest while a fourth consecutive second place for Meersman allowed him to extend his overall lead. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 29, 2014




Photo: Tomorrow is the hardest stage with a final similar to Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Silvan is in a good shape and the team is supporting him, so we hope for a good result.
Having taken over the leadership role from Philippe Gilbert, Silvan Dillier continues to shine in the Tour de Wallonie. Today the neo-professional sprinted to fourth place and goes into the queen stage in third place in the overall standings. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 29, 2014




Photo: Best rider: It's impossible to look beyond Astana's Nibali, the Italian national champion, who wore the yellow jersey for 18 out of 21 stages.
Now the dust has settled on Vincenzo Nibali's emphatic victory it's time to look back at the best - and worst - performances of the 101st Tour de France. (uk.eurosport.yahoo.com)

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Photo: Crashes in the Tour de France often send riders hurling to the road. Credit Doug Pensinger/Getty Images
Anna Weltman: "I am looking for participants to be in a Research Study that I am conducting for my Master's thesis in Sport Psychology. My thesis is on cyclists who crash and what it takes to get them back on the bike after they have recovered. Please email me to volunteer" (dougreport.com)

July 31, 2014






Photo: if you want a role model for inspiration, you should look to a true hero, Greg LeMond.
After years of being overshadowed by Armstrong, cyclist Greg LeMond is the only American to have fairly won the Tour de France. I apologize for being complicit in the lies against him. (thedailybeast.com)

July 31, 2014





Linda Villumsen (New Zealand) Photo: © Bettini Photo.
Linda Villumsen (New Zealand) claimed her first gold medal in a major competition, winning the time trial at the Commonwealth Games..

July 31, 2014





Michele Acquarone. Photo: © Bettini.
Former head of RCS Sport suggests millions was taken by forging his signature. (cyclingnews.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: I am pleased to once again be racing. The route is quite attractive again...
Fabian Cancellara will be at the start of the Eneco Tour. The organization of the Belgian-Dutch stage race received the news of his employer, the Trek Factory Racing Team. The Swiss prematurely left the Tour de France. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 31, 2014






Photo: Tony Gallopin won the 2013 edition of Clásica San Sebastián. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
There’s no rest for the weary. Less than a week after the conclusion of the Tour de France, the UCI WorldTour clicks back into gear with Saturday’s Clásica San Sebastián in Spain’s Basque Country. (velonews.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: I’ve been surprised by how comfortable it is.
It doesn’t look comfortable. Not by a long shot. The new Tioga Spyder Stratum saddle looks more like a sexy cheese grater than a comfortable saddle and most of us are loathe to rub our tender bits on cheese graters. Looks, however, are deceiving. (bikemag.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: Chappelli NuVinci - Fixie style meets internal geared practicality .
BikeRadar verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars. "High style meets cool tech… the Chappelli NuVinci is a bargain buy with a minor quirk or two." (bikeradar.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: I wouldn’t say that $15 for four sets of BibBits magnets is a smoking deal...
"The standard issue safety pins are always an annoyance. Between the risk of sticking yourself during the last minute adjustments, snagging expensive technical jersey materials, or forgetting about the pins and leaving rust stains coming out of the washing machine." (urbanvelo.org)

July 31, 2014




Photo: Consumer are being told to stop using the bikes.
Dynacraft is recalling about 3,100 youth bikes, sold exclusively at Toys"R"Us, because the front wheel can fall off. (bicycleretailer.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: Unfair dismissal case begins in Milan, Italian determined to fight.
Former Giro d’Italia chief Michele Acquarone has strongly challenged RCS Sport’s claims that he authorized the payments of millions of euros, accusing persons unknown of forging his signature and saying that the payments should have been picked up by the company’s internal controls. (cyclingtips.com.au)

July 30, 2014




Photo: For the next two seasons I seek further personal growth both in terms of numbers and in quality of results. First, though, there is the second part of this season to face and I am off to a good start...
After four consecutive second places, Gianni Meersman finally took the elusive win when he used a stage victory in the final stage of the Tour de Wallonie to secure himself the overall as well. Now setting his sights on the one-day classics in the autumn, the Belgian celebrated his victory by announcing a two-year extension of his contract with Omega Pharma-Quick Step. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 30, 2014






Photo: The Dutch national lottery De Lotto and the BrandLoyalty company have signed a formal declaration...
WorldTour squad had been put under pressure after Belkin electronics company ended its backing. (cyclingtips.com.au)

July 30, 2014





Roman Kreuziger (Tinkoff-Saxo) Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Tinkoff-Saxo general manager Stefano Feltrin has confirmed that Roman Kreuziger will start the Tour de Pologne and that he may ride the Vuelta a España next month. (cyclingnews.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: 1. Bernard Hinault. well OK, wait.
1. Eddy Merckx (5 Tours, 5 Giri, 1 Vuelta). Obviously. There's a picture of him next to the number 1 in the dictionary. (podiumcafe.com)

July 30, 2014




Bauke Mollema (Belkin) Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Bauke Mollema is in discussions with a number of WorldTour teams as he looks to finalize his future. (cyclingnews.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: Chris Baldwin racing uphill at the Tour of California ..Casey B. Gibson.
"Watching the best riders in the world mow down the Alps and Pyrenees in the Tour de France inspired Chris Baldwin from DaybyDay Coaching to write about a very popular objective among his athletes: improving their climbing." (bikeradar.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: David Millar Credit: Graham Watson .
He may have missed the Tour de France, but David Millar is revved up for the Commonwealth Games in his native land. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

July 30, 2014




Photo: The 2015 Giant Propel Advanced Pro 0.
Updated Propel, all-new Stance and FastRoad and more. (bikeradar.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: chocolate is laced with antioxidants that lower blood pressure and cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and boost endurance.
Turns out chocolate can make you leaner, healthier, and faster. How sweet is that? (bicycling.com)

July 30, 2014




Canadian champion Leah Kirchmann (Optum Pro Cycling) Photo: © Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Kirchmann third at La Course; Vos' winning sprint captured on video. (cyclingnews.com)

July 29, 2014




Photo: I go to the Vuelta for the win. That's for sure. Once you've won before, that’s all you want. It’s a race that’s designed for my type of riding.
Christopher Horner’s ability to recover following his serious training crash in May surprised even his own team, as well as his gradually increasing disposition during the 101st edition of the Tour de France, where he thought back bronchitis to underline his presence in Pyrenean mountain stages. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 29, 2014





Emma Pooley (Lotto Belisol Ladies) wins the final stage Photo: © Giro Rosa.
Emma Pooley has announced that she will retire after Sunday’s Commonwealth Games road race. The 31-year-old British rider and former World Champion made the announcement on rouleur.cc. (cyclingnews.com)

July 29, 2014




Photo: Daily Distraction.

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Photo: Tomorrow marks the start of the cycling “transfer window”, with teams being able to announce new riders for the 2015 season.
There are some big names whose future will be decided in the coming months: Roche, Boasson Hagen, Sagan, Bouhanni and Wiggins to name but a few. There are also potential team deals, depending on whether Belkin, Giant, Garmin and Cannondale can stay afloat, meaning more riders may be available. (cyclingquotes.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: He’s from Messina in Sicily, a coastal city that gives its name to the Strait of Messina.
The Shark of the Straits. If you followed the Tour de France you’ll have heard or read about Vincenzo Nibali’s nickname, perhaps to the point of exhaustion at the repetition. Such nicknames have a long tradition, they bring a touch of character and caricature as well as a sense of place. (inrng.com)

July 31, 2014




Nicole Cooke outsprinted Marianne Vos and Judith Arndt to win the 2008 road race world championship. With her victory Cooke became the first cyclist to win a road world championship and the Olympic road race in the same year. Photo: © Bettini.
Cooke has been a strong anti-doping advocate and says that she’s been on receiving end of other rider’s doping in the past. “I’ve had friends in teams that have been pressured into doping,” explained Cooke. “I have finished in races, second to people, when I know they’ve been doping. Some have tested positive, others haven’t. But at the end of the day I was just doing the best I could.”

July 31, 2014




Photo: The Patchnride takes an alternative approach to puncture repair.
New product claims to repair your flat without you even having to remove the tire. (bikeradar.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: Pricing for the complete power meter is 1533€/1260£/$1750/A$1999, depending on your market..
Verve Cycling is now delivering the production version of their new power metering crankset, the Infocrank. The power meter can now be ordered online, and is shipped consumer-direct from either their EU, US, or Oceania distribution hubs. (bikerumor.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: In less than two years’ time, an entirely new helmet subcategory has not only emerged but has blossomed to include aero-road helmets.
Better ventilation and aerodynamics give the Evade top spot. It does come with a higher price tag than the Air Attack, but in terms of performance, it hits the mark. (roadbikeaction.com)

July 31, 2014





Photo: The new Trek Domane Koppenberg bears a similarly low and aggressive front end as the Domane Classics but with quicker and more agile handling borrowed from the Emonda .
New team-issue bike has Domane ride quality with aggressive Emonda geometry. (bikeradar.com)

July 31, 2014




Photo: Sometimes it’s harder to go slow than it is to go fast. © Adam Voorhes.
The quickest way to start having more fun, eliminate aches and pains, and see more of the world around you: Ease up, back off, and chill out. (bicycling.com)

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July 30, 2014




Photo: The Tour of Utah expands to seven stages for 2014, and will continue to include challenging terrain and top professional teams. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com.
Going the distance will take on a new meaning in the 2014 edition of the Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah. Organizers have added a seventh stage for the first time. It also marks the first time a portion of the 10-year-old race will be held outside of Utah. (velonews.com)

July 30, 2014




Jens Voigt (Trek) Photo: © Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Jens Voigt brought down the curtain on his Tour de France racing career on Sunday, ending a 17-year association with the race. The German, riding his final year of competition, still has the Tours of Utah and Colorado on his schedule before he finally retires, but he admits that he had mixed emotions after crossing the finish line on the Champs Elysees in Paris. (cyclingnews.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: As the accounts say, the UCI WorldTour is not an independent legal entity, but an activity of UCI that is partly managed by an ad hoc committee.
Money makes the wheels go round in pro cycling and the governing body has just quietly published its annual report on UCI.ch. Here’s a look at the financial report for the calendar year ending 2013 and the summary take is a steady year. (inrng.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: San Sebastian: A day at the beach?.
At this Saturday’s San Sebastian Classic the winner could be a rider with fitness from the Tour or one building up for the Vuelta. Whichever, there is always a tough fight in the Basque Country. (pezcyclingnews.com)

July 30, 2014




 Luis Ocana on his way to winning his first Tour de France in 1973. Photo credit © AFP Photo.
Does Luis Ocaña's Tour win without Merckx echo Nibali's without Froome and Contador? (cyclingnews.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: The Felt AR FRD Di2 is the pinnacle of their AR (Aero Road) series.
The range of bikes that Felt produces is quite amazing, including such performance oriented categories as aero road, road race, endurance road, track, cyclocross and TT/Tri. Felt also makes bikes specifically for women, kids, adventure road riding and even mountain bikes, cruisers, electric bikes and more. (roadbikereview.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: Knog Qudos works with popular action cameras and can also be used on top of DSLR's or tripods Courtesy.
World's first action camera specific light. (bikeradar.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: The Airdog quadcopter flies at up to 40mph, carrying your GoPro and avoiding obstacles to keep its subject in the middle of the shot .
Autonomous personal action sports drone. (bikeradar.com)

July 30, 2014




Photo: The builders included Lynskey Performance, Ritte Cycles, Independent Fabrication, Argonaut Cycles, Seven Cycles and Mosaic Cycles.
Mavic commissioned six builders to produce bikes with commemorative paint schemes that evoked Mavic’s branding and spoke to its history in the bike industry. (redkiteprayer.com)

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July 29, 2014




Fernando Alonso and Taylor Phinney (BMC) Photo: © Bettini.
F1 star Fernando Alonso is still moving forward with plans to create a professional cycling team, according to his manager Luis García-Abad. In an article published by AS today, he confirmed that the application process with the UCI is on schedule. (cyclingnews.com)

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