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April 29, 2017





Chad Young passes away from injuries sustained in Tour of the Gila crash.

"Chad Young has sadly passed away after sustaining head injuries in a crash at the Tour of the Gila last Sunday, his Axeon Hagens Berman team has announced.

The 21-year-old from Newmarket, New Hampshire, suffered severe head injuries in the crash on a high-speed mountain descent 73 kilometers from the end of the 161.9-km final stage."
(thebikecomesfirst.com)

April 29, 2017





Tour de Romandie: Yates wins stage 4 in Leysin.

"Simon Yates (Orica Scott) seized control of the Tour de Romandie during stage 4 on Saturday, playing the long game by jumping away from the peloton with about 20km remaining and then out-kicking Richie Porte at the finish in Leysin after the BMC rider bridged to him in the closing kilometers." (cyclingnews.com)

April 29, 2017




Simon Yates: I'll take risks and ride to the max to defend Romandie lead.

"Simon Yates (Orica Scott) claimed his third win of the season on stage 4 of the Tour de Romandie and vowed to defend his race lead with everything he had on the final day's individual time trial.

"I’ll take some risk because it’s not very often that I arrive in the final time trial in the leader’s jersey. We’ll see. Nineteen seconds isn’t a lot to a guy like Richie."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 29, 2017





Tour de Yorkshire: Bouhanni wins stage 2.

"Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) stormed to victory with a long range sprint on stage 2 of the Tour de Yorkshire.

Bouhanni responded to an attempt to jump the peloton by Direct Energie, and had the power to pull clear on the slightly uphill finish."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 29, 2017





Deignan wins women's Tour de Yorkshire.

"Lizzie Deignan (Boels Dolmans) soloed to victory on home roads at the Women’s Tour de Yorkshire.

The Otley rider broke free of her companions in the final 15 kilometers of the race to win by almost a minute."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 29, 2017




Majerus wins stage 1 at Festival Elsy Jacobs.

"Boels Dolmans rider takes overall lead with victory in Steinfort." (cyclingnews.com)

April 29, 2017




Bouhanni: When you're a sprinter, the important thing is to win.

"The uphill finale on Harrogate's Parliament Street has an unspoken resonance for Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis).

In 2014, his final campaign at FDJ, he was part of a very public internal competition with Arnaud Démare for the role of sprinter at the Tour de France, missing out after his fierce rival won the French title in Futuroscope."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 29, 2017




Cort, Haller, Downing all break collarbones in Tour de Yorkshire crash.

"As Dylan Groenewegen sprinted for victory in Scarborough on stage 1 of the Tour de Yorkshire, a scene of carnage played out behind him.

A heavy fall by Orica Scott’s Magnus Cort caused a ripple effect that resulted in a huge pile-up just a few hundred meters from the line."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 29, 2017





Moscon racially abuses Reza at Tour de Romandie.

"Team Sky has confirmed that Gianni Moscon used racially abusive language towards FDJ’s Kevin Reza at the Tour de Romandie.

Team Sky’s DS Nicolas Portal called the incident ‘unacceptable’ and a team spokesperson said that the incident would be dealt with internally."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 29, 2017




The Kona Carbon Major Jake and Super Jake Cyclocross Bikes Are Back – Sea Otter 2017.

Thumbnail Credit A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine: The new 2018 carbon Kona Major Jake cyclocross bike has gotten a bit lower, with BB drops from 68-72mm, and features generous head tube lengths. Pictured is a 56, which is closer to a 58 in most brands. Head angles are also said to be a bit slacker than previous models. 2017 Sea Otter Classic. © A. Yee / Cyclocross MagazineThumb Overlay."The 2017 model year was a bit of a transitional year for Kona in terms of cyclocross offerings.

While the company offered the bright green Shimano 105-equipped carbon Jake the Snake CR, its sponsored racers, including Helen Wyman and Kerry Werner were riding 2016 Major Jakes (which are still available in one size).

Even though the carbon frames used by sponsored racers last season were actually the same as the one used in the value-oriented carbon $2399 Jake the Snake CR, partly due to the different names and colors, there was a perception that the sole consumer carbon model wasn’t up to snuff for the pros."
A. Yee / Cyclocross Magazine

April 29, 2017




‘I know now that it’s possible’: Steven Kruijswijk ready to take his second chance at the Giro d’Italia.

"The sun’s rays cut easily through the thin air in Tenerife where Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL Jumbo) prepares to win the 2017 Giro d’Italia.

The fair-skinned ginger Dutchman keeps a bottle of SPF 50 sun block in his back pocket and when he breaks from his altitude training, sprays more on his exposed legs, arms and face.

After coming close to winning the 2016 edition of the Italian Grand Tour, he minds every detail during this crucial build up period."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 29, 2017




Adam Yates: Attacker friendly racing at the Giro could suit me.

"In all the fuss about Geraint Thomas' latest bid to use the Giro d'Italia to prove he really can fight for a Grand Tour, it sometimes feels as if another British rider's battle to go for the GC in the Giro this May has been overshadowed.

The ironic thing is, of course, that in terms of GC contention, Adam Yates (Orica Scott) has already been there, done that, and got the t-shirt. Or in Yates' case, some nice white maillots as the 2016 Tour's Best Young Rider."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 29, 2017




19 of the best smartphone cycling apps for iPhone and Android.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): smartphone apps1.JPG Thumb Overlay."Smartphones have revolutionized cycling.

With more capability than the humble bicycle computer, the smartphone allows you to easily track and record rides, plan routes, keep on top of your training, and much more besides. "
(road.cc)

April 29, 2017




Pantano vows to go full gas in Romandie mountains.

"Jarlinson Pantano (Trek Segafredo) has vowed to go full gas as the Tour de Romandie ventures into the key mountain stage of this year’s race." (cyclingnews.com)

April 29, 2017




Salice Ghibli helmet.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): Inside the helmet you get a removable mesh bug liner which if you've ever been stung on the head by an irate, trapped bee you will know is a welcome investmentThumb Overlay."The Ghibli helmet from Salice is available in a range of eight colors so matching your bike or kit certainly shouldn't be an issue plus it scores well on weight and extras too.

The Ghibli weighs 255g for this XS size which covers head circumference of 54cm to 58cm (a larger 58cm to 62cm model is about 30g heavier according to Salice) and the weight's not really noticeable when you've got the lid strapped to your head."
(road.cc)

April 29, 2017




Is Italian cycling sinking?

"Two nights before the 2017 Strade Bianche, WorldTour teams huddled around the dinner table, laughing and relaxing before the big battle.

Many of them were chattering away in Italian. The scene didn’t seem extraordinary in any way.

Yet, it was, for one simple reason: Despite the fact that a number of the teams at the hotels sprinkled across the Tuscan landscape were loaded with Italian riders and staff, not one that held WorldTour status was actually Italian."
(velonews.com)

April 29, 2017




Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, Vuelta a Espana and more cycling via fubo.tv - U.S.A. and Canada.

"Internet television service Fubo TV has acquired exclusive rights in the U.S. and Canada to broadcast the Giro d'Italia and other RCS races including Strade Bianche, Milan San Remo, Tirreno Adriatico, and the Tour of Lombardy.

Fubo TV has also acquired the rights to Flanders Classics races such as Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Gent Wevelgem, Ronde van Vlaanderen (Tour of Flanders), among others.

Finally, through an agreement with NBC, subscribers to Fubo TV have access to NBC races such as the Tour de France, Paris Roubaix, Liege Bastogne Liege, Fleche Wallonne, Criterium du Dauphiné, Tour of California, Colorado Classic, Vuelta a Espana, Paris Tours and more."
(cyclingfans.com)

April 29, 2017









Tour de Romandie 2017 Live Dashboard.

Thumbnail Credit (steephill.tv): Live Video Streaming and TV CoverageThumb Overlay."Stage 4 start time: Saturday 13:05 CET (4:05 AM PST).

Earliest live video: 16:00 CET (7:00 AM PST).

Approximate finish: 17:21 CET (8:21 AM PST)."
(steephill.tv)  (cyclingfans.com)

April 29, 2017







2017 Tour de Yorkshire LIVE video stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): The 2017 Tour de Yorkshire is being held April 28-30.Thumb Overlay."Stage 2 start time: Saturday 14:00 BST (6:00 AM PST).

Earliest live video: 14:00 BST (6:00 AM PST).

Approximate finish: 17:56 BST (9:56 AM PST)."
(steephill.tv)(cyclingfans.com)

April 29, 2017








2017 Giro d’Italia Live.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling.today): 2017 Giro d’Italia – THE ROUTEThumb Overlay."2017 Giro d'Italia LIVE May 5-28, Italy.

Friday's Stage 1 starts at 12:10pm CET (6:10am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 5:13pm CET (11:13am U.S. Eastern).

Live video from -- CET (-- U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com) (cycling.today)

April 29, 2017




Daily Distractions.Thumbnail Credit : The Daily Distractions photo gallery

Thumb Overlay."Sheila Santana — with Iniego Goh, Jano Montesino and Miky Dams." (facebook.com) (Photo: Vanity Cycling)

April 29, 2017



















April 28, 2017






Groenewegen wins Tour de Yorkshire opener.

"Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL Jumbo) claimed a repeat sprint victory on the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire, netting the race's first leader's jersey for the second year in a row.

The Dutch champion powered to the line, fending off a late challenge from Orica Scott's Caleb Ewan, with Bike Channel Canyon's Chris Opie taking a surprise third in the sprint ahead of Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis)."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 28, 2017






Tour de Romandie: Viviani wins stage 3.

"Elia Viviani (Team Sky) turned disappointment into success by winning the third stage of the Tour de Romandie.

The Italian sprinter was not selected for Team Sky’s squad for the Giro d’Italia on Friday morning but bounced back to win the sprint in Payerne after an excellent lead out from his Team Sky teammates, including Chris Froome."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 28, 2017






Chad Young 'not expected to recover' from Tour of the Gila crash.

"The Axeon Hagens Berman team have said that Chad Young is “not expected to recover" from the injuries he suffered in a crash at the Tour of the Gila on Sunday.

“At this time, his family asks for privacy. We at Axeon Hagens Berman respect the family's wishes and want them to know that they are in our thoughts and prayers during this devastating and difficult time,” team manager Axel Merckx said."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 28, 2017




Grivko: It's ridiculous that Kittel wasn't punished for Dubai incident.

"With his 45-day racing ban on the horizon, Andriy Grivko had the perfect opportunity to head into his suspension for punching Marcel Kittel with a stage win at the Tour of Romandie.

However, the Astana rider, who told Cyclingnews that he would have dedicated the win to his late teammate, Michele Scarponi, lost out to Stefan Küng (BMC Racing) in a two-up sprint into Bulle."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 28, 2017





Preview: Everything you need to know about the men’s and women’s fields at the tenth annual Red Hook Crit Brooklyn.

"On Saturday, April 29, the Red Hook Crit returns to its namesake neighborhood in Brooklyn for the tenth year.

What started as a ploy to get people to show up to Dave Trimble's birthday party is now, ten years later, one of the hottest bike races in the world.

Over the past decade, the race has seen many changes."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

April 28, 2017




Kruijswijk: I didn't lose the Giro d'Italia because I wasn't good enough.

"A miscue atop the Colle dell'Agnello may have cost Steven Kruijswijk overall victory at last year's Giro d'Italia, but it did not undo the value of the work that had brought him to the brink of becoming the first Dutch Grand Tour winner since Joop Zoetemelk claimed the 1980 Tour de France." (cyclingnews.com)

April 28, 2017




What’s it really like inside a state-of-the-art wind tunnel?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): tats are projected on the floor in front of the riderThumb Overlay."With aerodynamics the cutting edge of design for bikes, components and clothing, airflow modelling and wind tunnel testing of new products are key for the bike industry.

But many wind tunnels are primarily designed to test aviation and motorsports products, where the velocity is much faster than for cycling."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 28, 2017





Van Garderen and Dennis lead BMC at the Giro d'Italia.

"The BMC team has confirmed that Tejay van Garderen and Rohan Dennis will lead the US WorldTour team at the 100th edition of the Giro d'Italia, which begins next Friday, May 5, in Sardinia.

Van Garderen is named as the team's primary leader, while Dennis is “there to test his Grand Tour general classification ability”, according to directeur sportif, Max Sciandri."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 28, 2017




Stetina’s final hit-out at Romandie before Giro link-up with Mollema.

"Peter Stetina's build-up to the Giro d’Italia continues apace at the Tour de Romandie with the American taking part in his last race before the Corsa Rosa.

Stetina heads to the Giro d’Italia for the first since 2013, and although he has mixed experiences with the race, he will be key to Bauke Mollema's challenge in the mountains."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 28, 2017




20 of the best 2017 road bike wheels - reduce bike weight or get aero gains with new hoops.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): wheels collage.jpg Thumb Overlay."Upgrading the wheels is one of the first changes many people make to their bikes.

Why are wheels so important and how do you choose a better set of hoops? It's one of the bike industry's guilty secrets: the wheels on even quite pricey road bikes are often a bit ordinary.

That means upgrading your wheels can make a big difference to the feel and performance of your bike."
(road.cc)

April 28, 2017







Viviani: I’m disappointed to miss the Giro d’Italia but I understand Team Sky’s decision.

"Elia Viviani (Team Sky) had looked a shoo-in for Team Sky’s Giro d’Italia squad but the Italian sprinter has been surprisingly left out, with the squad entirely built around the overall hopes of Geraint Thomas and Mikel Landa." (cyclingnews.com)

April 28, 2017




Americans Spend Nearly $100 Billion Annually on Bikes.

Thumbnail Credit (bicycling.com) (filadendron via Getty): filadendron via GettyThumb Overlay."According to new data from the Outdoor Industry Association trade organization, we're shelling out considerably to feed our collective cycling habit - and that's a good thing.

In its third-ever economic impact study covering the outdoor sector, released this week, OIA found that of the $887 billion spent yearly on outdoor adventuring, roughly $97 billion of that comes from spending on “wheeled sports,” primarily cycling.

About $14 billion was spent on bike and skateboard gear, while $83 billion was spent on skateboard and bike trips - helping create 847,559 jobs."
(bicycling.com) (filadendron via Getty)

April 28, 2017




Face-off: The Giro d’Italia vs. the Tour de France.

"The battle for grand-tour supremacy rages on between the Giro d’Italia and Tour de France.

So we let VeloNews editor in chief Fred Dreier duke it out with managing editor Chris Case. Which race do you love best?"
(velonews.com)

April 28, 2017





Portal plots Froome's comeback in Tour de Romandie.

"From the moment Chris Froome lost time in the prologue at the Tour de Romandie on Tuesday, Nicolas Portal began drawing up battle plans for Team Sky's comeback.

"Some of the climbs we know from the past editions of Romandie. We know it's going to be a GC day before the time trial. We need to use that stage as much as we can. We're not the only team to think that way and there's still some gaps with three climbs to come," Portal told Cyclingnews after stage 3."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 28, 2017




Sage Cycles PDXCX titanium cyclocross race bike gets racier, plus amazing custom paint options.

Thumbnail Credit (bikerumor.com): The PDXCX frame is $2,900, available alone, as a frameset, or a complete bike with build of your choice.Thumb Overlay."Sage Cycles had two new things going on at Sea Otter - custom paint, and an all-new PDXCX cyclocross race bike.

I have a special place in my heart for a dedicated ‘cross race bike these days because a) that’s the only thing I race anymore, and b) because they are getting harder to find with the prevalence of “hey, our ‘cross bike works great as a gravel bike, too” things going on.

The PDXCX is, as founder Dave Rosen promises, made for racing. It’s sweet."
(bikerumor.com)

April 28, 2017




Burghardt: Coming home with Bora Hansgrohe.

"After seven years with the BMC Racing team, it seemed like Marcus Burghardt had found a happy home - one that he might just stay with until he retired.

However, a phone call from a friend made him think about starting afresh."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 28, 2017




DailyThumbnail Credit : The Daily Distractions photo gallery Distractions.

Thumb Overlay."Malene Degn." (facebook.com) (Photo: Vanity Cycling)

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April 27, 2017






Küng wins snowy Tour de Romandie stage to Bulle.

"Stefan Kung (BMC) gave the Tour de Romandie its second home stage winner in the space of two days as the Swiss rider got the better of Andrey Grivko (Astana) in a two-up sprint at the end of stage 2, which played out in miserable conditions.

Fabio Felline (Trek Segafredo) finished with the peloton 20 seconds later, keeping his race lead by 8 seconds over Quick Step's Max Schachmann."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 27, 2017




Barguil breaks pelvis in Tour de Romandie crash.

"Tour de France hopeful Warren Barguil crashed out of Tour de Romandie Thursday, and later, his Sunweb team said the Frenchman broke his pelvis in the fall at the Swiss race.

Barguil, 25, is one of France’s top GC riders, having finished eighth overall at the 2014 Vuelta a España and eighth in this year’s Paris Nice."
(velonews.com)

April 27, 2017





Tour de Romandie stage 2 reduced due to cold and risk of snow.

"The riders will sign on in Champéry, but the stage will start in Aigle, in the valley below, to avoid the riders having to descend in the adverse conditions." (cyclingnews.com)

April 27, 2017




An introduction to the Red Hook Crit: The fixed-gear criterium that’s changing bicycle racing.

"For those not already familiar with the discipline, track-bike criterium racing, also known as fixed-gear criteriums, amounts to a niche within a niche.

Start with road racing. Take away the long mountain climbs and huge point-to-point distances, and stick the action on a tight, twisty, mile-long circuit, and you get a criterium race.


In the world of the fixed-gear criteriums, the Red Hook Crit is the pinnacle. It is what the Tour De France is to stage racing, or what the Monuments are to one-day racing."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

April 27, 2017




Easton AX gravel group launched.

Thumbnail Credit (roadbikereview.com): The carbon EC70 AX Flare Bars feature 80mm of reach and 120mm of drop.Thumb Overlay."Formerly one of the BRG Sports stable of brands, Easton Cycling now exists in a new form, as a sister brand to Race Face Components and under the guidance of Fox.

With the additional brain power and engineering capabilities, it was clear things were going to get shaken up.

What do you do when you own two brands in the same space?

With the recent launch of the Race Face Next R line of carbon components, things have become clearer."
(roadbikereview.com)

April 27, 2017





Tom Dumoulin: I go to the Giro with GC ambitions.

"This time, it's for keeps, but when Tom Dumoulin came within a mountain pass of winning the Vuelta a España in 2015, he was, by his own admission, something of an accidental Grand Tour contender.

After abandoning the Tour de France with a broken collarbone - right when he was on the cusp of becoming the first Dutchman to wear yellow since Erik Breukink in 1989 - Dumoulin arrived at the Vuelta with the vague aim of building towards the World Championships and the more precise brief of preparing sprints for John Degenkolb."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 27, 2017




Ceramic bearings: The pros and cons.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): type1-ceramic-bearing (1).jpg Thumb Overlay."Despite the latest advances in road bike design and technology, your bicycle still relies on the humble ball bearing to ensure it all runs smoothly.

There are bearings in the wheel hubs, the headset, bottom bracket, pedals and jockey wheels, and they're commonly made from steel.

There has been a lot of hype about ceramic bearings in recent years and many people claim they offer a performance upgrade. But what are ceramic bearings and what are the pros and cons?"
(road.cc)

April 27, 2017




Road to the Giro: Evaluating five GC favorites.

"Nairo Quintana (Movistar) returns to action this weekend after a long European absence to race the three-day Vuelta a Asturias in northern Spain.

Every Giro d’Italia favorite has taken a different approach to the May 5 start of the centenary edition of the corsa rosa.

Each is hoping to peak in late May for a shot at the pink jersey, while at the same time leaving something in the tank for goals later in the season."
(velonews.com)

April 27, 2017




Nordest Bardino, a new steel Enduro hardtail trail bike.

Thumbnail Credit (bikerumor.com): After several months of testing the final prototypes over the winter in Spain & Portugal the new Bardino is ready to head into production.Thumb Overlay."For a while the bike designer behind the titanium bikes of Jerónimo Cycles in the Canary Islands has been teasing a new, affordable steel mountain bike project they’ve been developing.

The details are in and it turns out that they’ve spun off a separate bike brand that will focus on producing performance steel bikes – Nordest Cycles."
(bikerumor.com)

April 27, 2017




Landa: I won't be lacking Team Sky support at the Giro d'Italia.

"Mikel Landa insists he is still going into the Giro d’Italia on equal footing with Geraint Thomas, despite not having won so far this season while his Sky teammate took a stage and the overall at the Tour of the Alps last week." (cyclingnews.com)

April 27, 2017






Quintana to ride the Vuelta Asturias as final Giro d'Italia preparation.

"Nairo Quintana will complete his Giro d’Italia preparations by riding the Vuelta Asturias in northern Spain.

The three-day race - from Saturday to Monday - will provide Quintana with plenty of climbing and finishes a day before Quintana travels to Sardinia.

The Giro d'Italia starts in Alghero on Friday May 5."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 27, 2017




Park Tool PRS-22 Team Issue repair stand review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au): Team Issue Repair StandThumb Overlay."Starting from the base, the new PRS-22 uses a wide-legged folding tripod design.

In the case of this light 5.48kg stand, the uniquely hexagonal-shaped legs are made of thin-walled aluminum coated in Park’s recognizable blue.


Fully folded, the PRS-22 is 82cm tall (the length of the main beam) and about 17cm in diameter. It’s Park’s most compact and lightest stand to date. "
(cyclingtips.com.au)

April 27, 2017




What we learned from the 2017 men’s Spring Classics.

"For a couple years now, the battle between Greg Van Avermaet and Peter Sagan has been one of the most engaging in world cycling.

They are very similar riders - both are great on short sharp climbs, and both have a fast finish at the end of long, hard races.

When Van Avermaet beat Sagan in the season’s first Classic, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, and Sagan won Kuurne Brussels Kuurne the following day, it looked like the battle between the two would be close all spring.

But as the weeks wore on, a clear winner emerged."
(cyclingtips.com.au)

April 27, 2017




Guillen outlines future Vuelta a Espana plans.

"Vuelta a Espana race director, Javier Guillén has outlined his plans for the race through to the 2020 edition of the Spanish Grand Tour.

Guillén, Fernando Escartín, race technical director, and Kiko García, the voice of race radio, spent Wednesday at the Madrid offices of Spanish daily AS, outlining his plan for four stages on the Canary Islands, an excursion into the Portuguese mountains and possible stage visit in Morocco.

Ideas that "combine tradition with innovation," he said."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 27, 2017




Tour de Yorkshire 2017 preview: 12 riders to watch.

"Could the third Tour de Yorkshire be the first to be won by a British rider?

Team Sky’s Ian Stannard will be among the riders hoping so, but he’ll face stiff competition - including both former winners - in the White Rose County.

Rolling out of Bridlington on Friday (April 28), the race heads to Scarborough on stage one where the rouleurs will look to foil the sprinters on the coast."
(roadcyclinguk.com)

April 27, 2017




Southern Italy finally gets its due in balanced Giro route.

"On the eve of the final stage of the 2007 Giro d’Italia, Danilo Di Luca greeted the press in Verona.

All that stood between “The Killer from Spoltore” and Italian cycling history was a routine sprint stage into Milan.

“I am proud to be the first southerner, the first terrone to win the Giro d’Italia,” Di Luca proclaimed."
(velonews.com)

April 27, 2017




Garneau and Reebok Partner to Create Indoor Specific Cycling Shoe.

Thumbnail Credit (capovelo.com): In addition, the Actifly will be available in both a men’s and woman’s version, which will retail for $110.Thumb Overlay."Renown Canadian cycling brand, Garneau, has partnered with the leading fitness shoe company, Reebok, to create a new indoor specific cycling shoe called the Actifly.

According to Garneau, the Actifly will be available through select spin studios, specialty retailers, online retailers, bicycle shops and on Reebok’s website starting in August."
(capovelo.com)

April 27, 2017




Boswell builds California condition at Tour de Romandie.

"His last place in the prologue at the Tour de Romandie only told part of the story of Ian Boswell's ride; the Team Sky climber is still recovering from a heavy fall at the Tour of the Alps, but is suffering through the pain in order to prepare for his personal goal of the season, the Tour of California." (cyclingnews.com)

April 27, 2017




Cush Core Touts the World’s First Inner-Tire Suspension System.

Thumbnail Credit (capovelo.com): While Cush Core isn’t the first to venture into this kind of technology, the company makes a convincing pitch as to how their product surpasses  the competitionThumb Overlay."One of the more interesting off-road products to be seen at last week’s Sea Otter bike show, was Cush Core’s inner tire suspension system.

Simply put, Cush Core is an inner tire suspension system that comprises a patented, closed-cell EVA foam insert, which adds valuable cushioning and shock absorbing properties to tires and wheels under high impact riding conditions."
(capovelo.com)

April 27, 2017







2017 Giro d’Italia Live.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling.today): 2017 Giro d’Italia – THE ROUTEThumb Overlay."Giro d’Italia 2017.

Stage 1 (Alghero – Olbia 203km) LIVESTREAM: Friday, 05 May, starts at 15:30 CET Europe, 09:30am U.S. Eastern, 00:30 AEDT Eastern Australia."
(cycling.today)

April 27, 2017




DailyThumbnail Credit : The Daily Distractions photo gallery Distractions.

Thumb Overlay."Ingrid Pino Creixenti — with Iniego Goh and Jano Montesino." (facebook.com) (Photo: Vanity Cycling)

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April 26, 2017






Albasini wins Tour de Romandie stage to Champéry.

"Michael Albasini (Orica Scott) claimed a cold, soggy stage of the Tour de Romandie to Champéry, out-sprinting Diego Ulissi (UAE Team Emirates) and Jesus Herrada (Movistar) in a chaotic push to the line.

Chris Froome (Sky) showed his mettle and his intentions for the GC by mixing it up in the sprint, coming fifth behind Natnael Berhane (Dimension Data)."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 26, 2017






Porte predicts 'big fight' in Romandie as van Garderen bounces back.

"Stage 1 of the Tour de Romandie was always going to be a cagey affair, and so it proved with just a flicker of attacks from the GC contenders as Michael Albasini (Orica Scott) came away with his seventh-ever stage win the race." (cyclingnews.com)

April 26, 2017




Opinion: Six reasons we should trust Valverde.

"Hot off his third-career Ardennes double, Alejandro Valverde is like a fine Spanish wine that just keeps getting better with age.

In 26 race days so far this year, he’s only finished out of the top-20 once, and won a WorldTour leading 11 stages and races along the way.

That’s downright Merckxian by any measure."
(velonews.com)

April 26, 2017




Six of the best bicycle phone mounts out there.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Rokform handelbar phone mountThumb Overlay."Riding around with an all singing all dancing super computer the size of an energy bar in your back pocket is a sin that most of us commit, but don’t let all that technology go to waste there.

By installing a phone mount to your bike you can use your phone as its very own bike computer with built in GPS computer at no extra cost."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 26, 2017




Mixed Tour de Romandie prologue for BMC Racing.

"The Tour de Romandie prologue proved to be a testing day for BMC Racing with co-leader Tejay van Garderen hitting the deck as the wet weather added the difficulty of the parcours.

Tom Bohli was the best-placed rider for the team in eighth place with Nico Roche also putting in a good ride to ensure the team's multi-pronged GC approach for the WorldTour stage race remains intact."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 26, 2017




Iranian rider hit with seven-year-and-six-month ban for doping.

"Former Iranian cycling national champion Rahim Emami has been suspended from competition for seven years and six months for failing an anti-doping test.

The 34-year-old Pishgaman Cycling Team rider returned a positive for Anabolic Androgenic Steroid at the Jelajah Malaysia stage race on October 18 2016.

The suspension was published on the UCI's current list of anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) sanctions."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 26, 2017




The forgotten story of Andy Hampsten's 1988 Giro win.

"The full story of the 1988 Giro d’Italia is about so much more than the freezing climb of the Passo di Gavia.

Over three weeks, Andy Hampsten withstood repeated attacks by a Eurocentric peloton. And a late-race, unorthodox tactical decision nearly cost him the victory."
(velonews.com)

April 26, 2017




Former British champion Phil Edwards dies.

"Former British national road race champion and former teammate of Francesco Moser, Phil Edwards, has died at the age of 67 following a suspected heart attack, according to a report velouk.net.

Edwards passed away early on Monday morning at his home in Monte Carlo. He is survived by his wife and two children."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 26, 2017




Dangers of counterfeit Oakley sunglasses laid bare as club rider is ‘lucky not to be blinded’ in crash.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Jamie Maiment posted photos of his injuries and his broken sunglasses after the crash Credit: Jamie Maidment/Twitter Thumb Overlay."A club rider from Essex has sought to warn others about the dangers of counterfeit Oakley sunglasses after suffering serious facial injuries in a crash last week.

Jamie Maidment was racing in the Alan Rosner Memorial Races at Hog Hill on Easter Monday when he crashed heavily, landing on his face.

This would be a nasty crash in any circumstances, but as Maidment wrote on Twitter, his choice of eyewear made his injuries particularly bad."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 26, 2017




How to survive as a neo-pro: words of wisdom from Laurens ten Dam and Ted King.

"A place in the peloton is an honor indeed, but for the young rider who finds himself with a professional contract, it can also be a tough school.

Riders in the first two years of their professional career are known in cycling parlance as ‘neo-pros’. It is period of promise and exhaustion; of opportunity and suffering."
(roadcyclinguk.com)

April 26, 2017




Oakley Jawbreaker Prizm Road sunglasses review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): The Jawbreakers come in a range of styles (Courtesy Oakley)Thumb Overlay."Oakley's Jawbreaker Prizm Road sunglasses are, for the most part, an excellent pair of shades for road cycling.

The optics are crystal clear with no distortion and the Prizm tint clarifies road surface as well as provide the basic UV protection and shade for your eyes.

The adjustable fit is comfortable and, thanks to Oakley's so-called Unobtainum rubber bits, quite sturdy."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 26, 2017




Lizzie Deignan to UCI: ‘Monitor more women’s whereabouts’.

"Lizzie Deignan has called on the UCI to put more female pro riders on the whereabouts monitoring system that she very nearly fell foul of last year, to improve its efforts to combat doping in the sport.

The UCI mandates that all “male professional road riders” use the Anti Doping Administrative Management System (ADAMS), which requires riders to input their location for one hour every day for out of competition testing.
However, the UCI mandates that only “top-ranked” female riders have to be subject to the same testing." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 26, 2017





Froome: I almost snubbed Romandie for Yorkshire.

"Chris Froome (Team Sky) has revealed to Cyclingnews that he came within a whisker of skipping the Tour de Romandie and competing in the Tour de Yorkshire instead.

With a less mountainous course put on by the Swiss organizers, coupled with Froome's long-term desire to race more in the United Kingdom, the Tour de France champion said he had a tough call on his hands when deciding on his Tour de France build-up program."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 26, 2017




Luke Rowe and Ian Stannard to lead strong Team Sky squad in Tour de Yorkshire.

"Team Sky has announced their squad for the upcoming Tour de Yorkshire, with four British riders in the line-up.

Mainly including riders that have been in action in the cobbled Classics over the last few months, the team will be led by Ian Stannard and Luke Rowe, with Rowe having raced in support of Nicolas Roche in 2016, while Stannard will be making his first appearance in the race."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 26, 2017




Quarq DZero Power Meter In-Depth Review.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): I’ve been riding a DZero loaner unit that Quarq sent to try since December.Thumb Overlay."This past summer at Eurobike, Quarq announced their latest generation of power meters, the DZero lineup.

The aim of this line was to refresh the existing offerings, while also somewhat simplifying things. Most visible to consumers though was the addition of Bluetooth Smart transmission, making for dual ANT+/Bluetooth Smart capabilities. Alongside that was an updated multi-color LED for status clarity.

Behind the scenes, the company tweaked the strain gauge design to increase accuracy levels. Finally, the company also added support for Boost 148 and BB386 EVO bottom bracket compatibility. Phew."
(dcrainmaker.com)

April 26, 2017




Unique pursuit format added to La Course.

"Tour de France organizers have extended the La Course format to include a unique individual pursuit based format off the back of the already planned mountain stage." (sbs.com.au)

April 26, 2017




Getting stopped by red lights could soon be a thing of the past thanks to this new technology.

"Dutch city installs technology to tell riders how fast they need to ride to make it through the next set of traffic lights." (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 26, 2017




Training for power with Canyon//SRAM's Tiffany Cromwell.

"It’s easy to put yourself into a box as a cyclist: climber, tester, sprinter.

Most of us base our assessment on how well we perform in certain situations.

Perhaps you’re always cresting the hills first on the club runs, yet find you’re trailing behind in the final meters of a race - so you assume you’re a natural climber, not capable of a sprint."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

April 26, 2017




Van den Broeck: Injuries meant I could either quit or find a new role.

"Life is a difficult business," Jurgen Van den Broeck says with a wry smile as he lines up for stage 1 of the Tour de Romandie.

The rain is pouring, the temperature stuck below 10 degrees and for a veteran of 15 years in the pro peloton, one has to question why the Belgian wants to be here."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 26, 2017





Garmin Varia UT800 Smart Bike Light In-Depth Review.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): While they technically compete with Bontrager in this space of ANT+ enabled bike lights, they don’t want to make it some sort of ugly marketing battle.Thumb Overlay."Today, Garmin introduced their latest generation front bike light - the UT800.

This light builds upon the connected concepts from their first generation lights, such as integration with their head units.

With the UT800 though, the company has shifted the focus to the trail side of the cycling realm (though, it’s still perfectly fine for commuting). The unit now increases and decreases brightness with speed, as well as has other modes to save battery. Not to mention the nifty new mounting system."
(dcrainmaker.com)

April 26, 2017




Van Avermaet uncertain Bergen Worlds will suit his characteristics.

"Having achieved an early-season goal of winning a monument at Paris Roubaix, Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet's remaining 2017 ambitions revolve around the Tour de France and World Championships.

However, following a recon of the Bergen Worlds course by Belgian national coach Kevin De Weert, Oliver Naesen (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Yves Lampaert (QuickStep Floors), the BMC rider is unsure it is suited to his characteristics."
(cyclingnews.com)

April 26, 2017





Gilbert cleared to return to training.

"After taking a short break to recover from a small tear to his kidney, Philippe Gilbert has been cleared to get back on the bike, Quick Step Floors announced Wednesday." (cyclingnews.com)

April 26, 2017




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April 26, 2017




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April 25, 2017




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April 24, 2017









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