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December 16, 2017





Cant wins fourth consecutive Scheldecross.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele): Sanne Cant on her way to winning Zeven World Cup (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Sanne Cant (Beobank Corendon), the world champion, won her fourth consecutive DVV verzekeringen trofee - Scheldecross in Antwerp on Saturday. She broke free from rival Katie Compton (Trek), who continues to lead the overall series, on the final lap to take the win. Helen Wyman (Kona) placed third." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele)

December 16, 2017





van der Poel wins Scheldecross.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Correndon) racing the Superprestige Gavere (Tim de Waele)Thumb Overlay."Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank Corendon) won the DVV verzekeringen trofee - Scheldecross. The Dutchman took the win after a close match with Wout Van Aert (Crelan Charles), who was forced to settle for second place. Laurens Sweeck (Era Circus) was third." (cyclingnews.com)

December 16, 2017




Cookson: Chris Froome had no special treatment from the UCI.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele): Chris Froome shares a joke with his team (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Former UCI president Brian Cookson has told Cyclingnews that he was made aware that Chris Froome had returned an adverse analytical finding (AFF) for salbutamol one day before being ousted as the head of the sport's governing body." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele)

December 16, 2017





Sharon Laws, 43, dies.

Thumbnail Credit  (cyclingnews.com)(velopalmares.free.fr): Sharon Laws (1974-2017) was one of the most well-respected and liked riders in the peloton (velopalmares.free.fr)Thumb Overlay."Former professional rider Sharon Laws has died after a battle with cancer. She was 43. Laws announced in October 2016 that she had been diagnosed with cervical cancer. She embarked on a six-month course of chemotherapy." (cyclingnews.com)(velopalmares.free.fr)

December 16, 2017




Kennaugh: I was going through the motions at Team Sky, I had to leave.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele): Pete Kennaugh at the Critérium du Dauphiné (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."After eight seasons at Team Sky Peter Kennaugh is set to embark on a phase of his career at Bora Hansgrohe. In 2018 the British rider, who has spent his entire career riding in the service of others, will have the opportunity to step up and become one of the protected riders alongside Peter Sagan and Rafal Majka." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele)

December 16, 2017




2017 DVV Trophy Cyclocross Scheldecross at Antwerp, Belgium LIVE - CX LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): DVV Verzekeringen TrofeeThumb Overlay."The 2017 DVV Trofee Cyclocross Scheldecross at Antwerpen, Belgium is Saturday, December 16. There will be live streams for both the elite women's and men's races.

Elite Women at 13:45 CET (7:45am U.S. ET).

Elite Men at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. ET)."
(cyclingfans.com)

December 16, 2017



























Chris Froome hires former Bruyneel and Contador lawyer for salbutamol case.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Chris Froome (Team Sky) announces he will compete in the 2018 Giro d'Italia (Bettini)Thumb Overlay."According to the Daily Mail and the Times, Froome has appointed London based lawyer Mike Morgan, whose list of previous clients in cycling include Lizzie Deignan, Sergio Henao, Alberto Contador and Johan Bruyneel. Morgan was named sports lawyer of the year at the 2017 Who’s Who Legal Awards." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

December 15, 2017





Copeland: Most teams would suspend Froome.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Brent Copeland of Bahrain-Merida (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."If you have a code of conduct or an ethics code then you should follow that. September 20 is when they were notified and Chris still presented himself at several events and [Team Sky] were negotiating with RCS about the participation of him at the Giro d’Italia, knowing what they had on their plate, which is difficult for me to understand as a manager." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 15, 2017





Bradley Wiggins' wife Cath calls Chris Froome a 'slithering reptile' after Team Sky rider returns adverse findings.

Thumbnail Credit (telegraph.co.uk): Cath Wiggins (second left) and Michelle Froome (second right) have previous when it comes to social mediaThumb Overlay."The revelation reopened wounds from an old feud between Froome and Wiggins. In a hastily deleted post on her Facebook page, which was put out on Twitter for public consumption by a third party, Cath Wiggins wrote that she felt “sick” after learning of Froome’s AAF. “If I was given to conspiracy theory I’d allege they’d thrown my boy under the bus on purpose to cover for this slithering reptile,” she said." (telegraph.co.uk)

December 15, 2017




‘Lance Armstrong’s invitation to the Tour of Flanders is absolutely reprehensible’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Lance Armstrong speaks at a press conference.Thumb Overlay."The Armstrong invitation is absolutely reprehensible,” said Peter Van Eenoo, head of the Ghent anti-doping laboratory told Sporza. “Armstrong has been suspended for life and has not expressed any kind of regret for what he has done in the past." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

December 15, 2017






Cycling has had drugs scandals before but has always found a way to carry on... and always will.

Thumbnail Credit (telegraph.co.uk):  Lance Armstong is cycling's most famous doper Credit: AFP Thumb Overlay."Few will argue that, in hindsight, the return of Armstrong was the worst thing that could have happened to the sport. In fact, if we thought the Festina affair was bad - and it really was - then what followed plunged cycling into a deeper, darker place where few imagined it could recover. But it did. It always does. It always will." (telegraph.co.uk)

December 15, 2017




LottoNl Jumbo to decide on dismissal of Lobato, Tolhoek and Eenkhoorn over sleep aid.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Juan Jose Lobato (LottoNl-Jumbo) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."We put all the facts together. We now consciously take a distance, so that we can separate the ratio of emotion. On Wednesday we had a meeting with the whole team and everyone has taken away from what happened. The riders are really angry at these three and what they have done." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 15, 2017





Adam Yates to target 2018 Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Orica-BikeExchange's Adam Yates was a revelation of the Tour, winning the best young rider jersey and finishing fourth overall (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Adam Yates finished fourth in the 2016 Tour de France and won the best young rider’s white jersey, marking him out as a potential future winner. He targeted the Giro d’Italia this year, finishing ninth before going on to finish 34th at the Vuelta a España, but will focus on the Tour de France in 2018." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 15, 2017




René Herse: The Beauty of Function.

Thumbnail Credit (janheine.wordpress.com): Herse’s bikes don’t derive their beauty from complex lug shapes, but from their simplicityThumb Overlay."At Compass Cycles, we have taken much of our inspiration from René Herse and his legendary bikes. In the past, we’ve talked about the great performance and incredible reliability of Herse's bikes, but what is even more striking is their beauty. You notice it immediately when you look at one of his bikes, or even a photo… but it took much study to unlock the secrets of the ‘magician of Levallois.’ (Levallois was the suburb of Paris where Herse made his bikes.)" (janheine.wordpress.com)

December 15, 2017




12 WorldTour teams for 2018 Cadel Evans Road Race.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): The start finish line of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The early season Australian one-day race, created in 2015, moved up to WorldTour status this year and attracted 13 of the 18 WorldTour teams. WorldTour teams aren’t obliged to attend events that are new to cycling’s top tier, but if a race fails to secure at least 10 WorldTour teams it risks losing its status." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 15, 2017




Offseason Capsule: Team Sunweb.

Thumbnail Credit (podiumcafe.com) NurPhoto via Getty Images: NurPhoto via Getty ImagesThumb Overlay."Niklas Arndt got the winning started early, picking up the Cadel-stupidly-long-name-for-a-bike-race race. That was an unusually low-profile win, as the team crow-barred some serious prestige into their 19 victories for the season. It was a slowish start, and cobbles were not the strongest suit for this squad. Matthew’s 8th in Gent Wevelgem was probably the highlight of the cobbled season, and they’ll look to improve on that next year." (podiumcafe.com) NurPhoto via Getty Images

December 15, 2017





USA Cycling’s million-dollar National Team program: What it is, what it isn’t.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Casey B. Gibson): USA Cycling’s national team members and staff pose for a group photo.Thumb Overlay."On Thursday, the national federation unveiled the 2018 USA Cycling National Team - a group of 51 athletes across road, mountain, track, cyclocross, and BMX, who will receive varying degrees of year-round support, based on their level of accomplishment, with a focus on winning Olympic and world championship medals." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Casey B. Gibson)

December 15, 2017




Omata One GPS cycling computer review: Beautiful, different, expensive.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com)Photography by James Huang: The Omata One’s mechanical display includes four hands: two on the outer perimeter that indicate current speed (in red) and trip distance (white with black tip). Two smaller dials indicate total elevation gain and elapsed time.Thumb Overlay."On its round face are two primary hands - one for current speed, the other for total trip distance - and two secondary dials for elapsed time and total elevation gain. It’s meant to evoke a simpler look and feel on the outside, but the intent was always to power the device with cutting edge technology on the inside." (cyclingtips.com)Photography by James Huang

December 15, 2017




CycleOps Hammer direct drive trainer review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com)  (Ben Delaney/Immediate Media): The CycleOps Hammer direct drive smart trainer is an excellent companion for Zwift or TrainerRoad (Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."CycleOps has made solid trainers for decades and, under its PowerTap brand, power meters for almost as long. The Hammer direct-drive smart trainer combines both technologies, with the ability to not only measure power but wirelessly control resistance in sync with third-party training software such as Zwift or TrainerRoad." (cyclingnews.com) (Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)

December 15, 2017




17 of the best production frames that you can build into your dream bike.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): Colnago has wheeled out the big guns in the aerodynamic arms race with the Concept, a full blooded aero race bike that is a serious step forward from the Italian company's first aero road bike, the V1-r, from a couple of years ago.Thumb Overlay."There are a number of reasons why you’d want to spec or even build a bike from scratch. Maybe you’re starting with a custom made frame, maybe you’ve acquired a cherished classic, or maybe the frame you love is just not available as a complete bike. Whatever the reason, it’s a chance to pick every part for yourself, right down to the color of the cable end caps." (road.cc)

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December 14, 2017







Froome does damage control after drug test result: ‘Huge shock to me’.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Chris Froome is facing a doping inquiry after having elevated amounts of an asthma drug in his system. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."I know within me that fundamentally I have followed the protocol, I have not overstepped any boundaries and I hope by the end of this process that will be clear to everyone and I’ll be exonerated of any wrongdoing." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 14, 2017





Lance Armstrong will be invited guest at Flanders.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Lance Armstrong raced the Tour of Flanders in 2010. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).Thumb Overlay."Officials confirmed Thursday the embattled former seven-time Tour de France winner will be an official guest of the race as well as the keynote speaker at the inaugural event of the “Tour of Flanders Business Academy,” a new effort backed by De Ronde promoter and Flanders Classics organizer Wouter Vanderhaute." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 14, 2017




Nicola Ruffoni banned for four years after testing positive for growth hormone.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Nicola Ruffoni. Credit: Yuzuru Sunada Thumb Overlay."The Italian rider was due to have started the 100th edition of the Giro for the Bardiani CSF team, but instead was sent home after he and team-mate Stefano Pirazzi both tested positive for GH Releasing Peptides, growth hormones, on April 25 and 26 respectively." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

December 14, 2017




Katerina Nash Elected President of the UCI Athletes’ Commission.

Thumbnail Credit (capovelo.com): Like the members of the Athletes’ Commission, which has been fully renewed this year, the president has been elected for a four-year mandate running to the UCI Congress in 2021.Thumb Overlay."Nash was elected to the Athletes’ Commission as the cyclocross representative for the UCI World Championships, which was held last January in Bieles, Luxembourg. The new president shall be co-opted to the UCI Management Committee, the executive body of the Federation which operates under the authority of the Congress, on the occasion of its next gathering in February 2018, in Valkenburg, Netherlands." (capovelo.com)

December 14, 2017




For the love of racing: Courtenay McFadden pushes, pedals through pain.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: @pinnedgrit: Courtenay McFadden has grappled with hip injuries for the past two years but still manages to perform at the top level in American UCI cyclocross races. Photo: @pinnedgritThumb Overlay."McFadden’s season has again been plagued by hip pain. She will have another surgery after national championships in January to fix hip-impingement that’s now in her left hip. Her next off-season will again be filled with rehab and recovery, instead of “fun things” - mountain biking and hiking." (velonews.com) Photo: @pinnedgrit

December 14, 2017





Zwift Academy winner Tanja Erath earns Canyon SRAM contract.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Tanja Erath joins Canyon//SRAM in 2018 (Canyon//SRAM)Thumb Overlay."German Tanja Erath has been announced as the winner of the Zwift Academy Women to earn a professional contract in 2018 with Canyon SRAM. The 28 year old former triathlete beat more than 2,100 competitors, including Siri Hildonen and Bri Torkelson in the final, for a place on the roster." (cyclingnews.com)

December 14, 2017








The questions raised by the Chris Froome salbutamol case.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Chris Froome on the Vuelta podium after stage 18 (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."What a difference two weeks make. On November 29, Chris Froome appeared on an eight-second video clip during the Giro d'Italia presentation in Milan to confirm that he would participate in next year's edition of the race in an attempt to become only the third man in history to hold all three Grand Tour titles at the same time." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

December 14, 2017




Vegni: ‘Giro d’Italia can’t repeat Contador situation with Froome’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): Alberto Contador ON STAGE SIXTEEN OF THE 2011 GIRO D'ITALIA Thumb Overlay."The Giro d’Italia is in no mood to have another rider race while under investigation and facing a possible suspension.

Referring to the Chris Froome situation, RCS Sport cycling director Mauro Vegni says that such an incident like that with Alberto Contador in 2011 “must no longer be repeated."
(cyclingweekly.com)

December 14, 2017




Vincenzo Nibali to ride 2018 Tour de France and skip Giro d'Italia.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (www.portraitofanathlete.com): Vincenzo Nibali checking the data (www.portraitofanathlete.com)Thumb Overlay."Vincenzo Nibali has confirmed that he will skip the Giro d’Italia in order to focus on the Tour de France in 2018. The Italian did not ride the Tour last year during his debut season at Bahrain Merida, when he finished on the podium at both the Giro and the Vuelta a España." (cyclingnews.com) (www.portraitofanathlete.com)

December 14, 2017




Movistar will send Quintana, Landa, Valverde to 2018 Tour.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Nairo Quintana will make another run at winning the Tour de France next summer. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."The squad is considered to be the closest rival to British team Sky, and its Tour lineup represents Movistar’s strongest assault on the yellow jersey yet." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 14, 2017




Compton, Hyde, White, Hecht Named to New 2018 USA Cycling National Team.

Thumbnail Credit (cxmagazine.com) J. Curtes: Stephen Hyde is one of the four cyclocross riders on the new National Team. 2017 Flandriencross. © J. Curtes / Cyclocross MagazineThumb Overlay."USA Cycling announced the launch of a new National Team at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Fifty one athletes across BMX, cyclocross, mountain bike, road, and track cycling were initially named to the 2018 National Team and identified as the top performing athletes in each discipline based on objective performance based criteria." (cxmagazine.com) J. Curtes

December 14, 2017




Colorado man sentenced to life without parole for murder of mountain bike pioneer Mike Rust.

Thumbnail Credit (bicycleretailer.com) Outside Television video: Mike Rust (Still from Outside Television video.)Thumb Overlay."A Colorado district judge has sentenced Charles M. Gonzales to two life sentences without parole for the murder of Michael Rust. Rust, was a racer and design pioneer in the early days of mountain biking in Colorado's high country." (bicycleretailer.com) Outside Television video

December 14, 2017




Stig Broeckx continues remarkable recovery from life-threatening crash injuries.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Stig Broeckx at the 2015 Giro d'Italia Credit: Yuzuru Sunada Thumb Overlay."Stig Broeckx is continuing his remarkable comeback from a serious head injury sustained as a result of a crash during the Tour of Belgium in May 2016 that put him in a coma that doctors feared he would never come out of. Broeckx suffered a severe brain injury and bleeding on the brain after being hit by a race motorbike during stage three of the Tour of Belgium in May 2016." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

December 14, 2017




NFL teams up with Rally to build bikes for kids.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Melvin Gordon addresses the crowd (Rally Cycling)Thumb Overlay."Just in time for Christmas, NFL running back Melvin Gordon of the Los Angeles Chargers joined members of the Rally Cycling Pro Continental team to build bikes for kids in southern California." (cyclingnews.com)

December 14, 2017





Aqua Blue Sport awarded UCI Professional Continental license.

"Two days ago, the governing body had released the names of 18 WorldTour teams and 26 UCI Professional Continental teams who had been granted licenses but had said that Aqua Blue Sport was still under review by the License Commission."(thebikecomesfirst.com)

December 14, 2017




Merida 2018 road, cyclocross and TT bikes: your definitive guide.

Thumbnail Credit (roadcyclinguk.com) (Pic: George Scott/Factory Media): The Merida Reacto aero machine has been updated for model year 2018 (Pic: George Scott/Factory Media)Thumb Overlay."It was only a matter of time before we got around to featuring Merida in our 2018 bike guide. The brand, often mistaken for a Spanish marque given its Hispanic name, in fact calls Taiwan home (with links to Germany), just like Giant. In fact, Merida, like Giant, is also one of the few bike brands that owns its own manufacturing processes." (roadcyclinguk.com) (Pic: George Scott/Factory Media)

December 14, 2017




Vitus Substance V2 Apex.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): Adventure on 650B wheels and fat tyres for just £1300 Thumb Overlay."The Vitus Substance comes in two gravelly guises, the V1 and the V2, with the former entertaining 700c wheels, 38c tires and a steel fork, while the latter is fitted with 650B wheels, large 47c tires and a carbon fork. We've got the Substance V2 Apex in for test, that's the large volume tire version, which is sitting on WTB Frequency race i23 wheels and WTB Byway rubber." (road.cc)

December 14, 2017




Cube Litening C:62 Pro review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): The Cube Litening C:62 Pro is a proper racer without the draw dropping price tagThumb Overlay."The C:62 Pro is Cube’s thoroughbred racing machine and is a more affordable version of the Litening C:68 that was ridden in the Tour de France this year by Wanty Groupe Gobert." (cyclingweekly.com)

December 14, 2017




22 of the best commuting bikes - hybrids, tourers, folders and more that'll get you to the office with minimal fuss.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): How to choose your bike for riding to workThumb Overlay."You've decided to ride to work - a great choice because it's cheap, it’s green and it'll help keep you fit and active. It can also be quicker than many other modes of transport because you can avoid traffic jams and other delays, and it's a lot more fun than sitting traffic or avoiding eye contact on the Tube. So what’s the best bike for commuting?" (road.cc)

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December 13, 2017




The Secret Pro: My thoughts on Froome’s positive and the bikes we ride.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com): Second, no one is surprised Froome uses an inhaler. We’ve seen him do itThumb Overlay."I struggle with this one, honestly. I have to say, never I have seen more inhalers in one place than at a bike race. I don’t use one myself, but several of my teammates do. Do I think they are all cheating? No.

Exercise-induced asthma is a real and dangerous issue."
(cyclingtips.com)

December 13, 2017








Chris Froome returns adverse analytical finding for Salbutamol.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Christopher Froome (Team Sky) driving the pace (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The UCI has revealed that Chris Froome returned an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) at the Vuelta a Espana for twice the permissible dose of the asthma medication Salbutamol. The test took place September 7 following stage 18 of the Vuelta, a race which Froome won overall." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 13, 2017








Tour de France Winner Chris Froome Is Under Investigation After Failed Doping Test.

Thumbnail Credit (wsj.com) Photo: Christophe Ena/Associated Press :  Chris Froome is under investigation by cycling authorities. Photo: Christophe Ena/Associated Press Thumb Overlay."Four time Tour de France champion Chris Froome was placed under investigation by cycling authorities on Wednesday morning after a doping control showed abnormally high levels of an asthma drug at the Vuelta a Espana in September." (wsj.com) Photo: Christophe Ena/Associated Press

December 13, 2017




Everything you need to know about Chris Froome’s salbutamol case.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Chris Froome in the leader's red jersey at the Vuelta a España Credit: Yuzuru Sunada Thumb Overlay."Froome won the Vuelta riding for Team Sky, but now faces the possibility of having his victory removed should he face a sanction from the UCI for having too much salbutamol in his system." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

December 13, 2017






Will Chris Froome's Salbutamol result sink Team Sky?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Teammates congratulate Chris Froome after the final Vuelta stage in Madrid (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."No matter how Team Sky attempt to address this particular situation, there’s no getting away from the bare facts. On September 7, in a routine anti-doping test conducted at the Vuelta a España, Chris Froome exceeded the limit permitted for Salbutamol. The A and B samples collected confirmed that the Team Sky leader had double the legal limit of 1,000ng/ml of the asthma medication floating around his system." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 13, 2017




The truth about cycling and asthma.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): Earlier in 2017, British Cycling, Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins came under scrutiny over the use of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) in relation to asthma medication Thumb Overlay."The use of asthma medication by professional cyclists is a controversial one, thrust into the limelight again as Chris Froome was found to have higher than permitted levels of salbutamol in a sample taken during the 2017 Vuelta a España. David Bradford hunts for the truth about the prevalence, effects and treatment of asthma among cyclists." (cyclingweekly.com)

December 13, 2017




Nibali: No one can give me back the thrill of winning the Vuelta.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos): Predictably, Froome’s Team Sky has tried to play the matter down.Thumb Overlay."Vuelta a Espana runner-up Vincenzo Nibali has reacted with dismay to the news of Chris Froome’s adverse analytical finding for salbutamol, saying that if the Briton is disqualified from the race inheriting the title will not be the same." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

December 13, 2017




Specialized stops sale of 2018 Allez bikes due to fork defect.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): Specialized Allez Elite Thumb Overlay."Specialized has announced a complete halt to the sale of its 2018 model year Allez, Allez Sport and Allez Elite road bikes. This is due to a fork crown manufacturing defect and the US company will be replacing forks on bikes already sold. It adds that no one has been injured as a result of the fork issue." (road.cc)

December 13, 2017




Lotto NL Jumbo send three riders home from training camp.

Thumbnail Credit (sbs.com.au): the medication was not doping related, but the disciplinary action had been taken because of the breach of team rules.Thumb Overlay."Juan-José Lobato, Antwan Tolhoek and Pascal Eenkhoorn have all been sent home from the team's pre-season training camp after being caught with sleep medication that hadn't been authorized by the team." (sbs.com.au)

December 13, 2017




ProCX: Mani and Ortenblad take 2017 overall titles.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo credit: Wil Matthews: Tobin Ortenblad took the sprint. Photo credit: Wil MatthewsThumb Overlay."The series began in New York at the beginning of September and concluded on Sunday with races in Texas and North Carolina. There were a total of 40 race days across 18 states and the District of Columbia. Cyclocross racing in the U.S. will culminate in January with the national championships in Reno, Nevada." (velonews.com) Photo credit: Wil Matthews

December 13, 2017




First hearing in Mike Hall death inquest set.

Thumbnail Credit (sbs.com.au): The first steps along the path towards an inquest into the death of Mike Hall, ultra-endurance cyclist who died whilst competing in the Indian Pacific Wheel Race, have been announced by the ACT Coroner's Court. Thumb Overlay."Mike Hall was killed on the Monaro Highway just outside Canberra following a collision with a car in the early hours of March 31st. Hall was regarded as one of the world’s best ultra-endurance racers and holds the record for the fastest completion of the Trans Am in the U.S." (sbs.com.au)

December 13, 2017




Boswell’s off-season training in Vermont: Ride the trainer, chop wood.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Ian Boswell is headed to Katusha-Alpecin in 2018 and he's also moved to Vermont with his fiancée. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Ian Boswell has never been afraid to blaze his own trail. The 26 year old from Bend, Oregon, is one of the only Americans to ever ride for Team Sky, and when searching for a new squad last season, Boswell looked past the usual havens and became the first American rider to ink a contract with the Russian based Katusha Alpecin outfit." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 13, 2017




Brendan Canty looking forward to making his Tour Down Under debut in 2018.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Brendan Canty (Cannondale-Drapac) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Back in training after his first season in the WorldTour ranks and a season that stretched from the Australian nationals in January through to Il Lombardia in October, Canty's focus is on starting the well well on home soil." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 13, 2017




Offseason Capsule: Katusha.

Thumbnail Credit (podiumcafe.com) Corbis via Getty Images:  This doesn’t look like a highlight for Kristoff, does it? Corbis via Getty Images Thumb Overlay."Katusha’s season can hardly be thought of as thrilling. There were long periods where they hardly mattered at all. Their offseason, though, has been electric. Let’s see where things are going for the boys in red, different red, and blue." (podiumcafe.com) Corbis via Getty Images

December 13, 2017




Pinarello Nytro e-bike first ride review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com)Photography by David Everett: The Nytro is Pinarello’s first foray into the e-bike road market.Thumb Overlay."It’s the e-bike that caused a social media storm on its release day only a few weeks back, for all the wrong reasons. The Pinarello Nytro is the Italian company’s first foray into the e-bike road market and one of only a handful on the market right now (the other major player being Orbea)." (cyclingtips.com)Photography by David Everett

December 13, 2017




Oakley Windjacket 2.0 sunglasses review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Colin Levitch / Immediate Media): Oakley's Windjacket 2.0s are based on the brand's classic Eyeshade sunnies (Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Oakley's Wind Jacket 2.0 sunnies are not for the faint of heart; they are big and bright, but are a solid set of cycling shades." (cyclingnews.com) (Colin Levitch / Immediate Media)

December 13, 2017




New SON Generator Hubs.

Thumbnail Credit (janheine.wordpress.com): We also have the SONdelux Centerlock Disc for quick release forks in black…Thumb Overlay."We are excited to announce the latest SON generator hubs. The biggest news is the connector-less SL system for thru-axle hubs: Now you can remove your front wheel and its generator hub without having to disconnect any wires, even with a thru axle." (janheine.wordpress.com)

December 13, 2017










Ridley Helium X review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): The Helium X gives you the same frame geometry as Ridley's premium Helium SLX climbing bike, but in a cheaper packageThumb Overlay."The Ridley Helium X comes out of the same mould as the Helium SLX, the bike of choice for Thomas de Gendt, but it’s made of a mix to 30T (30 ton) and 24T high modulus carbon rather than the Helium SLX’s 60T-40T-30T higher-modulus mix." (cyclingweekly.com)

December 13, 2017




Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): o top it all off, the braking is excellentThumb Overlay."The Mavic Cosmic Pro Carbon SL UST was one of the best carbon wheels on the market and by making it tubeless, Mavic has made a superb wheel even better (and faster). They are great value when compared to other premium brand carbon clinchers and being 40mm deep, ideal for all round use." (cyclingweekly.com)

December 13, 2017




2017 DVV Trophy Cyclocross Scheldecross at Antwerp, Belgium LIVE - CX LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): DVV Verzekeringen TrofeeThumb Overlay."The 2017 DVV Trofee Cyclocross Scheldecross at Antwerpen, Belgium is Saturday, December 16. There will be live streams for both the elite women's and men's races.

Elite Women at 13:45 CET (7:45am U.S. ET).

Elite Men at 15:00 CET (9am U.S. ET)."
(cyclingfans.com)

December 13, 2017









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