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October 19, 2017






Tour of Guangxi: Gaviria wins stage 1.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors) (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."While Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step Floors) was delayed by visa issues on the way to China, the Colombian sprinter was quickly at full flight on Thursday, sprinting to victory on the opening stage of the Tour of Guangxi." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

October 19, 2017




Austrian Ultra-Cyclist Christoph Strasser Sets New 24-Hour Track Cycling Record.

Thumbnail Credit (capovelo.com): The four-time winner of the Race Across America (RAAM) covered 3,767 laps along the 250 meter track in Grenchen, Switzerland on October 14, with an average speed of 39.42 kilometers per hour (approximately 24.5 mph)Thumb Overlay."Austrian ultra-cyclist Christoph Strasser has set a new world record for the distance ridden on a velodrome during a 24-hour period, after circling the “boards” at the Velodrome Suisse for an astonishing 941.873 kilometers." (capovelo.com)

October 19, 2017






Women the real losers after the 2018 Tour announcement.

Thumbnail Credit (sbs.com.au) (Getty Images Sport): The Tour de France is truly the flagship of the sport of cycling. It’s the race everybody’s heard of, cycling fan or not.Thumb Overlay."I’m extremely disappointed they’re not announcing a multi-day stage race after all the negative press they received in 2017... I’m also disappointed in the UCI. I understand that this is ASO's race but the UCI could be far more useful to the women’s movement by insisting that women have more equal representation at stage races held only for men." (sbs.com.au) (Getty Images Sport)

October 19, 2017




Armstrong movie dispute to go to trial, Ballester and publisher seek justice.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos): Photography by Cor VosThumb Overlay."Over two years after the Lance Armstrong biopic ‘The Program’ had its premiere, a dispute about the exclusion of one of the key figures from the story is heading to the courts and will be heard in January." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

October 19, 2017




Gaviria planning for new wave of success in 2018 classics, Tour.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Fernando Gaviria triumphed in the opening stage of the Tour of Guangxi. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."The 23 year old, who sprinted to victory in the first stage of the Tour of Guangxi in South China Thursday, is one of the top riders of his generation. This season, he won four Giro d’Italia stages in his grand tour debut." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 19, 2017







Tour of Guangxi: Late mix-up costs Ewan shot at stage win.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Caleb Ewan (Orica-Scott) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Caleb Ewan’s presence at the pre-race press conference for the Tour of Guangxi highlighted his status as the odds-on favorite for stage 1 victory in Beihai, despite a six week break following the Tour of Britain, during which he got engaged." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 19, 2017




Portal: Dropping to eight riders won’t make the Tour de France more attractive.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Tour de France winner Chris Froome flanked by runner-up Rigoberto Urán and third-placed Romain Bardet Thumb Overlay."Nicolas Portal (Team Sky) praised ASO for the 2018 Tour de France route after it was unveiled in Paris on Tuesday but voiced his opinion that cycling’s decision to move from nine to eight riders in Grand Tours wouldn’t necessarily improve the racing as a spectacle." (cyclingnews.com)

October 19, 2017









Boels Dolmans complete 2018 line-up with Skylar Schneider signing.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Skylar Schneider (USA) won the silver medal in the world championships (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The 19 year old was a silver medalist in the junior women’s road race at last year’s World Championships and is a former junior national road race champion." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 19, 2017




Mikel Landa: ‘I improved riding next to Chris Froome at Team Sky’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Mikel Landa, Chris Froome, and Fabio Aru pm stage 12 of the Tour de France Credit: Yuzuru Sunada Thumb Overlay."Mikel Landa says that his two years riding with Chris Froome and Team Sky have made him “stronger and more confident,” as he leaves the British squad for Movistar in 2018." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

October 19, 2017




What I’ve Learned: Sean Kelly.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Shane Stokes; Cor Vos: Photography by Shane Stokes; Cor VosThumb Overlay."A tough, driven, gritty competitor, Sean Kelly is one of the most successful riders in the history of professional cycling. He topped the sport’s world ranking continuously from 1984 to 1989, winning Classics and stage races, as well as a Grand Tour. His career achievements include successes in Milan San Remo, Paris Roubaix, Liège Bastogne Liège, the Tour of Lombardy, seven editions of Paris Nice, four green jerseys and much more." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Shane Stokes; Cor Vos

October 19, 2017




Four breakthrough riders to follow in 2018.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Yves Lampaert is one of Quick-Step’s rising cobblestone stars. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Each season, young riders emerge from the peloton with breakthrough victories. Were they one-off blazes of glory? Are they simply prelude to even bigger successes? I picked four riders and neatly pigeonholed them into categories (for better or for worse): Cobblestone classics, Ardennes classics, sprints, and grand tour GC. We can expect big things from them in 2018." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

October 19, 2017




Paris Roubaix cobbles ‘too dangerous’ to be included in Tour de France, says Movistar boss.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Alejandro Valverde leads Nairo Quintana over the cobbles at the 2015 Tour de France Credit: Yuzuru Sunada Thumb Overlay."Speaking after the announcement of next year’s Tour de France route, which includes nearly 22km of cobbles on stage nine, Eusebio Unzué criticized the race organizer’s decision to include cobbled roads for the first time since 2015." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

October 19, 2017




Hands-on with The Sufferfest's new 4DP Platform.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): Now, power meter training veterans will likely say that what Sufferfest is doing isn’t anything different than what came before them.Thumb Overlay."Earlier this week The Sufferfest rolled out a pretty significant change to its indoor trainer app. The platform has been around for a number of years, but has really honed its focus in the last 1-2 years and reinvented itself. In doing so it’s become quite a competitive indoor option to leading apps like TrainerRoad and Zwift." (dcrainmaker.com)

October 19, 2017




Simon Jones: You have to be comfortable being uncomfortable.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Simon Jones with members of the Australian team at the 2017 Track Worlds (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Simon Jones is familiar with success and gold medals. During his tenure with British Cycling and Team Sky through various roles, the 47 year old helped build sustained success. When he was appointed as Cycling Australia's head of high performance in April, it was relatively headline free." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

October 19, 2017




2017 World Cup Koksijde Start Lists - Six Americans and One Mountain Bike World Champion.

Thumbnail Credit (cxmagazine.com) (veloclubkoksijde.be): Worldcup cyclocross 2017 KoksijdeThumb Overlay."The start lists for World Cup Koksijde feature a total of six Americans.

Perhaps the most interesting entry on the start list is current mountain bike World Champion Jolanda Neff of Switzerland."
(cxmagazine.com) (veloclubkoksijde.be)

October 19, 2017




Brain stimulation to improve sports performance: Does it work?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Halo Neuroscience: Photography by Halo NeuroscienceThumb Overlay."Devices like Halo Sport are able to attract attention - devices that promise performance gains, just by doing what you’re already doing. Indeed, if you follow the likes of Greg Henderson, Tayler Wiles or Andrew Talansky on social media, you might have seen these current and former pros posting about Halo Sport, claiming it has helped improve their riding." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Halo Neuroscience

October 19, 2017




2018 Trek Crockett 7 Disc review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com)  (Thomas McDaniel): Trek Crockett 7 Disc cyclocross bike (Thomas McDaniel / Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Trek arrived at the gun fight with a knife, being the only alloy competitor in our cyclocross group test. But the company certainly had good reason to be confident - the Crockett is an awesome race ready rig that is sub $3k with a Force 1 group." (cyclingnews.com) (Thomas McDaniel)

October 19, 2017




Bikefitting.com's precision approach to bike fit.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): technological tools help ensure a precise fit based on a rider’s needs: speed, comfort, injury recovery, or a combination of all three.Thumb Overlay."Shimano wanted to give riders the most precise fit experience possible, so it acquired Bikefitting.com in order to combine the Dutch company’s expertise in static fitting with the Shimano Dynamics Lab’s pedaling analyzer and 3D motion capture." (velonews.com)

October 19, 2017




2017 UEC Track Cycling European Championships LIVE.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): Track Cycling European Championships Live CoverageThumb Overlay."The 2017 UEC European Track Championships are being held October 19-22 in Berlin, Germany. Live television coverage is expected on TV2 Sport Denmark and via British, French and Dutch Eurosport. So there should be live streams.

Day 1 live video from 7:30pm CET (1:30pm U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

October 19, 2017





2017 Tour of Guangxi LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): 2017 Tour of Guangxi LIVEThumb Overlay."October 19-24, China.

Stage 2 starts at -- local (-- U.S. Eastern) (-- CET).

Stage finish around -- local  (-- U.S. Eastern) (-- CET).

LIVE video from -- local  (-- U.S. Eastern) (-- CET)."
(cyclingfans.com)

October 19, 2017




Daily Distractions.

Thumbnail Credit : The Daily Distractions photo galleryThumb Overlay.
(facebook.com) (Photo: Vanity Cycling)

October 19, 2017









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