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2018 Abu Dhabi Tour LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)""February 21-25, United Arab Emirates.

Stage 1 starts Wednesday at 12:10pm local (9:10am CET) (3:10am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 4:44pm local  (1:44pm CET) (7:44am U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 3:00pm local  (12:00pm CET) (6:00am U.S. Eastern)."
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February 20, 2018














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February 20, 2018




British Cycling’s performance director hits back at David Lappartient over airing Chris Froome views.

(telegraph.co.uk)-"Stephen Park, British Cycling’s performance director suggested that Lappartient should respect the rules in place or else work to change them. “I think it’s incumbent upon us, and particularly those of us who work within governing bodies, to operate within the rules,” he said. “If we don’t like the rules there is a perfectly good process in place for us to go about changing them." (telegraph.co.uk) Credit: Reuters

February 20, 2018




Pro Conti Team Sponsors.

(inrng.com)-"You might know what the likes of Trek, Sky or Sunweb do but do you know Aqua Blue from Aqua Protect, CCC from Crelan, Verandas Willems from Veranclassic? I didn’t and set out to find out what all the sponsors of cycling’s second tier teams are about." (inrng.com) (RCS Sport)

February 20, 2018





Niewiadoma: I need to be patient.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Katarzyna Niewiadoma, 23, has spent her short but hugely successful professional cycling career under the guidance of Marianne Vos and Anna van der Breggen, during her tenure with the renowned Dutch team Rabobank." (cyclingnews.com) (Tino Pohlmann)

February 20, 2018




Dumoulin takes a familiar, fruitful road to 2018 Giro.

(velonews.com)-"Tom Dumoulin knows the road to winning the Giro d’Italia. And Sunweb’s world champion will turn onto that same winding path this 2018 season as he tries to defend his Giro d’Italia title." (velonews.com) Photo: ©Team Sunweb

February 20, 2018




Bookies back Peter Sagan to win unprecedented Milan San Remo/Tour of Flanders/Paris Roubaix treble.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Back in September Peter Sagan became the first man to take three World Championship title in succession, and the Slovak is now being tipped to make history with another unprecedented treble." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

February 20, 2018






Tom Dumoulin: ‘If they suspend Froome after he starts the Giro, that would be the worst solution’.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"It would be very bad if he starts the Giro without still knowing something and they have to say after the Giro then that he’s suspended,” Dumoulin said. “That would be the worst solution ever." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

February 20, 2018




Mind games: Getting your head back in the game after a crash.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Dr John Baranoff is a sports psychologist at the Australian Institute of Sport. According to Dr Baranoff the first phase involves reacting to and adjusting to the crash itself. There’s likely to be a period of shock, followed by some initial medical treatment. Learning you won’t be able to ride for several months is likely to lead to feelings of sadness and/or frustration." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Kristof Ramon)

February 20, 2018




Luke Rowe dreams of Classics return just months after shattering his leg in more than 20 places.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Six months ago Luke Rowe was lying in a Prague hospital bed with his leg shattered in 20 places, but with his recovery exceeding all expectations Rowe is beginning to dream of lining up in Team Sky colors at some point in the Spring Classics." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

February 20, 2018




Four junior cyclists killed and six injured after driver crashes into club ride in Saudi Arabia.

"Saudi television channel Al Arabiya reports that witnesses told police that the driver had been racing a motorcyclist at more than 100mph when they crashed head-on into the group, then attempting to flee the scene before crashing into another vehicle." (cyclingweekly.com)

February 20, 2018




10 ways the pros modify their bikes for the cobbles.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"With the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne Brussels Kuurne coming up this weekend, the Classics are on the way, which means that pro mechanics are working feverishly to prepare their riders’ bikes for the demands of the pavé." (cyclingweekly.com)

February 20, 2018




Gilbert aims for record third Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Quick Step Floors will head into the opening Belgian weekend with strong but flexible rosters for Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Sunday's Kuurne Brussel Kuurne." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 20, 2018





Kittel hoping to notch up his first 2018 win in Abu Dhabi.

(sbs.com.au)"-"Kittel headlines the squad that will compete at the Abu Dhabi Tour from today, which has attracted virtually if not all of the WorldTour’s best fast-men." (sbs.com.au)

February 20, 2018




Mark Cavendish continues busy February with Abu Dhabi Tour.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mark Cavendish continues his Middle Eastern block of racing this week, riding the five-day Abu Dhabi Tour after completing the Dubai Tour and the Tour of Oman." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 20, 2018




Naesen fit for opening weekend despite broken nose.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Oliver Naesen has been diagnosed with a broken nose after a crash at the Ruta del Sol, though the Belgian champion says it won't hold him back for the 'opening weekend' of racing in Belgium, where he will lead the AG2R La Mondiale team." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 20, 2018




George Bennett to target 2018 Giro d'Italia.

(cyclingnews.com)-"George Bennett has outlined three major goals for the 2018 season - the Giro d'Italia, the Vuelta a España and the World Championships." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 20, 2018




Burghardt will lead Bora Hansgrohe in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

(cyclingnews.com)-"German champion Marcus Burghardt will head up the Bora Hansgrohe squad at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, as last year's runner-up Peter Sagan opts to skip the event this season." (cyclingnews.com) (Bora Hansgrohe / VeloImages)

February 20, 2018




Health Benefits of Running.

(sport-fitness-advisor.com)-"Running or jogging are both forms of aerobic exercises and as such present the body with quite a number of amazing health benefits. The difference between jogging and running is basically the intensity and the speed in which they are done. " (sport-fitness-advisor.com) (Photo: Anthony Clark)

February 20, 2018








2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad LIVE February 24, Belgium.

Race starts at 11:45am CET (5:45am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 4:32pm CET (10:32am U.S. Eastern).

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

February 20, 2018





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February 19, 2018




The SHEcret Pro: Lies of equality, accidental doping, and kit fashion.

(cyclingtips.com)"-"Happy 2018 to you! The new year comes with a new race season, and if the first month of racing is anything to go by, we’ve got a good one ahead. Yes, I know it’s only February but the first block of racing has already been completed and the season is well underway." (cyclingtips.com)

February 19, 2018




Tech of the Week: New bikes from Factor, big climbs and single rings.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"Factor has launched two new bikes this week, while we've revealed that you can also buy a Castelli Tour de Yorkshire jersey or compete in the Zwift national championships." (cyclingweekly.com)

February 19, 2018




‘Doper Next Door’ author dies after being hit by truck while he was fixing puncture.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"Author Andrew Tilin was hit by a pick-up truck after its driver has lost control of the vehicle after colliding with another vehicle on the road, reports My Statesmen. Tilin was taken to the Round Rock Medical Center, but later died of his injuries. He was a former editor of Outside magazine, and was a well-known writer and keen cyclist." (cyclingweekly.com)

February 19, 2018






De Plus: Mental damage has been greater than the physical.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Laurens De Plus has opened up about his second serious crash and injury in the space of a few months, saying the psychological impact has been greater than the physical in an interview with Belgian broadcaster Sporza." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 19, 2018





Lance Armstrong and US Postal team-mates race to 86th place in 24-hour mountain bike event.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Armstrong teamed up with George Hincapie and Dylan Casey for the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo, with a fourth former US Postal rider Christian Vande Velde being replaced by triathlete Julia Polloreno after Vande Velde fell ill." (cyclingweekly.com) Credit: Lance Armstrong/Instagram

February 19, 2018




Sprinting with Sagan.

(bikeroar.com)-"Charismatic triple World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) has the entire cycling world at his feet. Internationally beloved, his humor, his antics, his aggressive riding, and his trademark one-handed wheelstands have made him a crowd favorite at every race he graces with his presence." (bikeroar.com) photo: Marcus Speed

February 19, 2018




Five things we learned from the Ruta del Sol, Volta ao Algarve, and Tour of Oman.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Although Lotto Soudal‘s Tim Wellens took an excellent victory at the Ruta del Sol, all three of last week’s races really belonged to either Team Sky or Astana." (cyclingweekly.com) (Credit: Ruta del Sol)

February 19, 2018




Preseason Cobbles Ranking.

(podiumcafe.com)-"I’m going to rank the World Tour teams by the quality of their cobbles squads coming into the 2018 classics, with a quick look at their last ranking, the changes, and what we can expect from each of them in the next few weeks. Meanwhile, Cuddles is going to make some tenuous links to beer. Strap in." (podiumcafe.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 19, 2018




Team Victory Rankings.

(inrng.com)"-"With a brief pause in the racing today, here’s the first look at team standings in 2018 and as ever a chance to look at the squads and stories around them." (inrng.com)

February 19, 2018




E3 Harelbeke organizers use female ‘cowgirl’ dancers to launch 2018 race.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"The organizers of E3 Harelbeke have been at the center of plenty of controversies over the years, being accused of sexism with a series of posters featuring either scantily-clothed women or, in two cases, women who weren’t clothed at all." (cyclingweekly.com)

February 19, 2018




Show Winners for the 2018 North American Handmade Bike Show.

(capovelo.com)"-"There was no better way to satiate this desire, than to visit last weekend’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show (NAHBS) in Hartford, Connecticut, where cycling’s cognoscenti turned-out by the thousands to witness more than 160 of the world’s best artisan framebuilders." (capovelo.com)

February 19, 2018




Mathieu van der Poel Wins Number 30, Laura Verdonschot Number 1 At Vestingcross Hulst.

(cxmagazine.com)-"Even though he did not win the big one, Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon Circus) has won a lot of cyclocross races this season. He won the World Cup, DVV Trofee and Superprestige overall series and came into Sunday’s Vestingcross Hulst with 29 victories for the season." (cxmagazine.com) (twitter)

February 19, 2018




Van Avermaet: Gilbert can win Paris Roubaix.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Greg Van Avermaet believes that his former BMC Racing teammate Philippe Gilbert can win Paris Roubaix. Gilbert has won three of cycling's five Monuments, after adding the Tour of Flanders to his tally last year, and has set his sights on completing the set." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 19, 2018





Movistar Women’s Team to debut at Setmana Valenciana.

(thebikecomesfirst.com)"-"The women’s Movistar Team will line up in a race for the first time in their history with a six-woman roster entirely composed of Spanish riders."(thebikecomesfirst.com)

February 19, 2018





Soler rides onto Ruta del Sol podium in final-day time trial.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Through Alejandro Valverde, Movistar have dominated the Ruta del Sol in recent years, with the Spaniard winning five of the six previous editions of the race. With the 37 year old skipping the race this season, the door opened for his younger teammate Marc Soler to take up the mantle." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 19, 2018






Viviani leads Quick Step Floors at Abu Dhabi Tour.

(cyclingnews.com)-"With victories in his first two stage races with Quick Step Floors, Elia Viviani is aiming to continue his winning streak this week at the Abu Dhabi Tour." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 19, 2018




Oliver Naesen finishes Ruta del Sol with a broken nose and will start at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

(cyclingpub.com)-"The Belgian champion couldn't avoid a crash at the penultimate stage of the Spanish race and hit the ground hard with his nose. That day AG2R La Mondiale already announced that the rider was finishing the race." (cyclingpub.com) Mary Cárdenas

February 19, 2018






Aru confirms Giro d'Italia participation.

(cyclingnews.com)-"While the likes of Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome had already set out their intentions to target the Corsa Rosa, and others the Tour de France, Aru had remained coy about his own plans." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 19, 2018





‘It’s great for him to be back in this environment’: Sky DS backing Froome for Giro/Tour success after racing return.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Team Sky directeur sportif Brett Lancaster believes if anyone can pull off the improbable double of Giro d’Italia and Tour de France double it’s Chris Froome." (cyclingweekly.com) Credit: JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images

February 19, 2018




What is the point of the Tour of Oman? Top riders give their answers.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"With any television coverage of the Tour of Oman hard to find, it is easy to ask why the race exists, let alone what is happening during the second race of the Middle East trio." (cyclingweekly.com) Credit: PHILIPPE LOPEZ/AFP/Getty Images

February 19, 2018




Pinot surprised by good form in 2018 debut.

(cyclingnews.com)-"As he sets out on a slightly unusual 2018 campaign, Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) was perfectly satisfied with his opening pedal strokes as he finished fifth overall at the Tour du Haut Var at the weekend. " (cyclingnews.com) (FDJ)

February 19, 2018




A tale of two lace-ups: Giro Empire ACC and Quoc Night shoe review.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Giro’s Empire re-ignited interest in lace-up cycling shoes when it was unveiled in 2012, and in the time since there has been a dramatic increase in the number of premium lace-up shoes on the market. One of the most recent additions is the Night from the British shoe company Quoc." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Matt Wikstrom

February 19, 2018





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February 18, 2018






Volta ao Algarve: Kwiatkowski wins the overall.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Michal Kwiatkowski (Team Sky) won the Volta ao Algarve as he soloed in to the mountaintop finish of the final stage. In an unexpected development, the peloton let a large escape group get away with enough of a gap to stay away." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 18, 2018





Geraint Thomas downed by friendly fire at Volta ao Algarve.

(cyclingnews.com)-"It may not have been the initial plan Team Sky had drawn up, but such has been their dominance in Algarve that they conceivably could have claimed up the GC no matter what tactics played out on the final stage to Malhao." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 18, 2018




Hivert doubles up at Haut Var Matin, takes overall victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Frenchman wins twice in as many days to take overall in French race." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

February 18, 2018






Wellens wins the Ruta del Sol after decisive dirt road time trial.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) secured overall victory in the Ruta del Sol with a cool and collected ride in the 14km final time trial that included a long section of dirt roads. Wellens gained time on his GC rivals, while David de la Cruz (Team Sky) win the TT in a time of 17:11." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 18, 2018






Lutsenko secures overall victory for Astana at Tour of Oman.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) secured overall victory at the Tour of Oman, as Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) won the bunch sprint of the final stage ahead of Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Trek Segafredo)." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 18, 2018




Perfect timing for Kristoff at Tour of Oman.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Two weeks into his February ‘Grand Tour’, Alexander Kristoff and his UAE Team Emirates squad finally got their timing right on the final stage of the Tour of Oman. Kristoff has been close to victory several times since he began his year at the Dubai Tour but he had not taken a top-three result before Sunday’s stage to the Matrah Corniche." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 18, 2018






Adam Blythe given late disqualification after illegal bike change at Tour of Oman.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"The 28 year old received the sanction mid-race after taking an irregular bike change in the closing kilometers of the 135.5km stage between Al Mouj and Matrah Corniche. The issue arose when Aqua Blue rider Blythe took a bike from the side of the road as the peloton passed the team car, which had gone ahead to prepare the bike." (cyclingweekly.com)

February 18, 2018






Dombrowski sees no clear cut answer to Chris Froome's salbutamol case.

(cyclingnews.com)-"If I was a major corporation, looking at backing cycling , and the biggest rider in the sport is under investigation and racing, and it was not sure whether he’s going to get banned and then they are going to have to take away results he’s achieved, the whole look is a bit messy if you’re trying to sell that." (cyclingnews.com) (Dejan Smaic / Sportif Images)

February 18, 2018





Dan Martin: Aru and I would work well together at the Tour de France.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Dan Martin (UAE Team Emirates) has told Cyclingnews that he would welcome teammate Fabio Aru at the Tour de France, saying that the two climbers could combine well together as the team chase success in July." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 18, 2018




'Shame bicycle' owned by Princess Diana sells for £9,200 ($12,900US) at auction.

(road.cc)-"Ahead of yesterday’s sale at Thame based Farnon & Lake, auctioneer Duncan Lang said: “This was Diana’s bike but when she got engaged to Prince Charles it was said within the palace that it wasn’t very regal to be riding around London on a bicycle so it was sold  [for £211 in 2008] and that was that." (road.cc) (image credit Farnon and Lake)

February 18, 2018





Haas aiming high after move to Katusha Alpecin.

(velonews.com)-"The 2017 season saw Nathan Haas deliver top 10 performances across multiple WorldTour races, but that only left the 28 year old Australian wanting more. He left Dimension Data behind this past offseason for Katusha Alpecin, and he is hoping the change of scenery puts him over the proverbial hump this year." (velonews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 18, 2018




Lapierre Aircode SL 900 Ultimate.

(road.cc)"-"Lapierre's latest Aircode has seen some tweaks and improvements over previous iterations which follow a mostly aero theme. Don't discount this SL 900 Ultimate model as being a full-on aggressive speed machine for the pros only; under all of those swoops and arcs is a bike that'll tackle a bit of everything, and do it all quickly." (road.cc)

February 18, 2018





Mullen on Giro d'Italia path with Jerusalem TT in focus.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Ryan Mullen looks on course to make his Grand Tour debut later this year at the Giro d’Italia. The Irishman, who signed for Trek Segafredo in the winter, has one eye on the opening time trial in Jerusalem." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 18, 2018







2018 Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta del Sol LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)""2018 Vuelta a Andalucia Ruta Ciclista del Sol February 14-18, Spain.

Stage 5 starts Sunday 13:00 CET (4:00 AM PST).

Finish at around 15:40 CET (6:40 AM PST).

Live video from 3:30pm CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern)."  (steephill.tv) (cyclingfans.com)

February 18, 2018







2018 Volta ao Algarve LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)""2018 Volta ao Algarve LIVE February 14-18, Portugal.

Stage 5 starts  Sunday at 12:20pm local (Lisbon time) (7:20am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 5:08pm local 4:55pm local (11:55am U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 4:00pm local (11:00am U.S. Eastern)."
  (steephill.tv) (cyclingfans.com)

February 18, 2018






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February 17, 2018






Volta ao Algarve: Groenewegen wins stage 4 sprint in Tavira.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL Jumbo) won stage four of the Volta ao Algarve, his second of the race and fourth of the season. The bunch sprint in Tavira saw him beat Matteo Pelucchi (Bora Hansgrohe) into second place, while John Degenkolb (Trek Segafredo) finished third." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 17, 2018





Home favorite Oliveira shines at Volta ao Algarve.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Nelson Oliveira (Movistar) put in a respectable ride in Friday’s 20.3km time trial to enhance his chances of a podium spot at the Volta ao Algarve. The four-time Portuguese time trial champion finished fifth in the individual test, finished safely in the peloton on Saturday and so sits third overall" (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 17, 2018





Cant Tops Kaptheijns at Middelkerke, Wins Superprestige Overall.

(cxmagazine.com)-"With Katie Compton (KFC Racing p/b Trek/Knight Composites) back at home in Colorado, Belgian fans were hoping for one last great battle between Cant and Kaptheijns to cap off the Superprestige calendar. Much to their delight, the two delivered." (cxmagazine.com) B. Hazen

February 17, 2018





Mathieu van der Poel Super Again at 2018 Superprestige Middelkerke.

(cxmagazine.com)-"After a disappointing third-place finish at the World Championships marred Mathieu van der Poel’s otherwise magical 2017/18 campaign, the Dutch phenom still had consolation prizes in the DVV Trofee and Telenet Superprestige overall series to lock down after Worlds." (cxmagazine.com) J. Curtes

February 17, 2018






Ruta del Sol: Tim Wellens wins uphill finish in Alcala de los Gazules.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) used his Classics skills to win the uphill, cobbled finish at Alcalá de los Gazules Saturday at Ruta del Sol, surging away from Mikel Landa (Movistar) to win the stage and gaining enough time on Wout Poels (Team Sky) to also take the overall race lead." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 17, 2018






Chris Froome ready to ’empty the tank’ in Ruta del Sol final time trial.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Team Sky's Chris Froome says that the overall win in the Ruta del Sol is out of his reach, but he'll be supporting team-mate Wout Poels and put in an effort on the final stage time trial." (cyclingweekly.com) JORGE GUERRERO/AFP/Getty Images

February 17, 2018







Tour of Oman: Lopez wins stage 5 on Green Mountain.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Miguel Angel Lopez and the Astana team conquered the steep slopes of Green Mountain at the Tour of Oman, with the Colombian climber winning stage 5, while teammate Alexey Lutsenko finished second to take the overall lead in the race." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 17, 2018




Lopez shows his Grand Tour intentions with Green Mountain stage victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Miguel Angel Lopez claimed victory on the queen stage of the Tour of Oman atop Green Mountain, helping his teammate Alexey Lutsenko take control of the overall classification as the Astana pair indicated they are ready to fill the gap left in the team following Fabio Aru's departure." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 17, 2018




Hivert wins opening stage at Tour Cycliste International du Haut Var Matin.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Direct Energie rider seizes lead in two-day French race." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 17, 2018




Wouters, Kopecky Win U23, Junior Superprestige Series, Pidcock, Vandeputte Win at Middelkerke.

(cxmagazine.com)-"In addition to the close race in the Elite Women’s field, the U23 and Junior Men’s Telenet Superprestige series also had tight overall standings that came down to Saturday’s race in Middelkerke." (cxmagazine.com) (Getty Images Sport)

February 17, 2018




Elissonde still to give evidence in Moscon-Reichenbach case.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The case is ongoing and I try to stay far from it. It’s between Moscon and Reichenbach, I’ve tried to keep away from this because it’s between a teammate and an former teammate. I’m just doing my thing, and so far I’ve not given evidence. If I have to, then I will." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 17, 2018




Meintjes: Coming back to Dimension Data has always been part of the plan.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The saying ‘never go back’ isn’t one that Louis Meintjes dwelled upon when he re-signed with Dimension Data, and all indications so far are that the South African has settled back with his old team after a two-year sabbatical with Lampre and UAE Team Emirates." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 17, 2018




11 things we've learned this week.

(road.cc)"-"Some more facts, figures and lessons we've learned from another week on two wheels." (road.cc)

February 17, 2018




Midnight Special: Surly Launches 650b Road Bike.

(gearjunkie.com)"-"In case you haven’t noticed, there’s a road bike revolution going on in the cycling world. Outside the realm of the pro peloton, those skinny, jarring, high-pressure 23c racing tires are becoming a thing of the past. In their place is a more comfortable and robust 650b/27.5” (aka “road plus”) wheel size." (gearjunkie.com)

February 17, 2018




Terpstra: Quick Step has the firepower to contend in post Boonen era.

(cyclingnews.com)-"For all the hype surrounding Philippe Gilbert’s dreams of Paris Roubaix glory this season, Quick Step Floors already has a former winner on the roster. His name is Niki Terpstra, and he’s expecting to be in the classics mix from Omloop Het Nieuwsblad all the way to Roubaix."  (velonews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 17, 2018




2018 Superprestige Cyclocross Noordzeecross Middelkerke, Belgium LIVE.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"The 2018 Superprestige Cyclocross Noordzeecross at Middelkerke, Belgium is Saturday, February 17. There will be live streams for both the elite women's and men's races.

Elite Women at 13:40 CET, 7:40am ET (Superprestige Ladies Trophy).

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

February 17, 2018





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February 16, 2018






Volta ao Algarve: Thomas wins stage 3.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Geraint Thomas won Team Sky’s second stage in as many days at Volta ao Algarve, clocking the fastest time in Friday’s time trial around Lagoa, Portugal.

Lotto Soudal’s Victor Campenaerts was second, 11 seconds slower."
  (velonews.com) (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 16, 2018





Ruta del Sol, stage 3: Modolo’s redemption.

(velonews.com)-"On the first day of Ruta del Sol, Sacha Modolo suffered the worst ignominy imaginable for a sprinter - an early victory salute cost him the win. On Friday, EF Education First Drapac’s new hire redeemed himself with a win on stage 3 in Herrera, Spain." (velonews.com) Photo courtesy Vuelta Ciclista a Andalucia Ruta del Sol (File).

February 16, 2018




Ruta del Sol: Modolo gets his win in Herrera.

"Two days after Sacha Modolo raised his arms in celebration thinking he'd won the Ruta del Sol stage only to see Direct Energie's Thomas Boudat steal up the left side and snatch the win instead, the EF Education First Drapac rider made no question of stage 3." (cyclingnews.com)

February 16, 2018







Tour of Oman: Magnus Cort wins stage 4.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Magnus Cort (Astana) sprinted to victory on stage 4 of the Tour of Oman, beating Giovanni Visconti (Bahrain Merida) and Alberto Bettiol (BMC) to the line at the Ministry of Tourism." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 16, 2018




Bahrain Merida in driving seat for Tour of Oman queen stage.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Bahrain Merida moved themselves into prime position in the general classification ahead of the Tour of Oman’s queen stage to Green Mountain following an aggressive finale on stage 4 that left the team with three riders in the top 15." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 16, 2018








Naesen and Wellens criticize Chris Froome's presence at Ruta del Sol.

(cyclingnews.com)-"[Froome] should not be racing until there is a definitive conclusion to this, for better or for worse," Naesen told Sporza. "You can't consider it a normal situation. This is very bad news for fans of the sport and its credibility." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 16, 2018




University develops cheap anti-doping test that takes seconds.

(sportsintegrityinitiative.com)"-"Researchers at the University of Waterloo in Canada have developed a drug test that they claim takes between 10 and 55 seconds and could cost just a few dollars per sample. It is understood that the test uses coated blade-spray mass spectrometry that can detect more than 100 drugs using a drop of blood or a few milliliters of urine on a coated sample strip at the parts per billion level - the equivalent of being able to detect a sugar cube that has been dissolved in an Olympic sized swimming pool." (sportsintegrityinitiative.com)

February 16, 2018




Rui Costa will focus on classics and forget about grand tour GC.

(velonews.com)-"Rui Costa is going back to his roots. For a few seasons after his rainbow jersey ride, the 2013 world champion tried to develop into a grand tour contender. He has always been a strong climber with a decent time trial, but the quest for three-week success never worked out." (velonews.com) (Photo: ©Tim De Waele | Getty Images)

February 16, 2018




Power vs Aerodynamics: How to get the balance right.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"At normal, everyday riding speeds, around 80 per cent of power produced by the rider is spent overcoming aerodynamic drag, so the importance of optimizing your equipment, clothing and, most importantly, riding position can’t be overstated." (cyclingweekly.com)

February 16, 2018




Updated Specialized Allez 2018 recall: New forks available and to be issued by retailers.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"As of yesterday, February 15th, Specialized received approval for its fork recall and replacement program and it has begun the process of delivering them to retailers. Initially, the availability of the forks will be limited, but Specialized says it expects more forks to arrive each week." (cyclingweekly.com)

February 16, 2018




Custom bikes stolen from Specialized designer’s home.

(bicycleretailer.com)"-"On Monday, someone stole six custom, one-of-a-kind bikes from the San Francisco home of Erik Nohlin, Specialized's creative leader for equipment. As of Friday afternoon, the bikes were still not recovered." (bicycleretailer.com)

February 16, 2018




Stages LR (Dual-Sided) Power Meter In-Depth Review.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"Stages sits at $999 for the Ultegra edition I tested (inclusive of the full crankset). That’s identical to Pioneer’s offering at $999 as well, and the same as Garmin and PowerTap with their pedals at $999 (and Dura-Ace at $1,299 also matches Pioneer). All of which give you distinct left/right power." (dcrainmaker.com)

February 16, 2018




Double down tube returns with the Factor ONE.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The new Factor ONE features the same unique split down tube design seen on the previous frame design, also called the ONE, as well as direct mount brakes and common aero-frame features including aero-truncated tubing, internal cable routing and lowered seatstays." (cyclingnews.com) (Factor Bikes)

February 16, 2018




How the bicycle might look 100 years from now.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The first two-wheeled cycles appeared over 200 years ago, and since then they have evolved into the bicycles that we know and love today. So, how will bicycles evolve in the next 100 years?" (cyclingweekly.com) Credit: J. A. Hampton/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

February 16, 2018




3 for Speed: Orca Aero, Tarmac Ultralight and Dogma F10.

(pelotonmagazine.com)"-"The Orca Aero from the Basques at Orbea was perhaps the sexiest race bike launched in all of 2017.
 With deep tube shapes and dropped seat stays it’s 
instantly recognizable as an aero road bike, yet there is still something that stands out from the rest of 
the “me too” aero road bikes." (pelotonmagazine.com)

February 16, 2018




Lapierre Pulsium 900 FDJ Disc Ultimate.

(roadcyclinguk.com)-"So, to the Pulsium Disc, and the first thing we should talk about is that stunning paintjob on this, the 900 FDJ version. A chromed blue in the front half, with white and a semi-fluro red color scheme is an obvious nod to the tricolor and French heritage of the brand, while there’s a little FDJ branding on the stays and toptube to hint towards the pro bike standard of the frame and build." (roadcyclinguk.com) (Pic: Ashley Quinlan/Factory Media)

February 16, 2018




The NRG Stem has a built-in power bank for charging devices on the go.

(road.cc)""The NRG Stem is made out of heat-treated 6061 aluminium, and there's an LED light indicator on the top to show you how much charge you have remaining.

A rubber cap fits over the top of the USB ports when not in use."
(road.cc)

February 16, 2018




Back to school for Irvine as he begins life as a directeur sportif.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Standing in a parking lot by the Sultan Qaboos University, Martyn Irvine can only watch as the Aqua Blue Sport riders head to the start of stage 2 of the Tour of Oman. Having ridden for the team last season, he is now a directeur sportif for the Irish squad and will be looking after the team along with lead DS Bob de Cnodder." (cyclingnews.com) (ASO)

February 16, 2018




Helmet fixation distracts from effective safety strategies says US professor.

(road.cc)"-"A fixation on helmets is hampering efforts to improve bicycle safety in the United States, according to a professor from the University of Heidelberg. Streets Blog reports how Gregg Culver is arguing that the helmet occupies a special place within official bicycle safety discourse and that this distracts from more effective strategies to improve safety." (road.cc)

February 16, 2018




Behind the Wheel: Rally director Eric Wohlberg's 1964 Buick LeSabre estate wagon.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Rally Cycling team director Eric Wohlberg prepares for travel like everyone else - with one exception. As often as possible, he avoids airports, train stations, bus stops, security checks, cramped seats, lousy meals, lost luggage and all of the annoyances that can disrupt the conveniences of getting somewhere quickly." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Sam Wiebe/Rally Cycling

February 16, 2018




A 10 year old’s Pinarello Dogma F10.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Frames that small usually are built around 650c (or 650b) wheels, but quite impressively, Pinarello manages to squeeze standard 700c wheels into a frame with a reach dimension of just 351mm. And while Pinarello offer models below its Dogma F10 in similar sizing, nothing is quite as compact as the 42cm seen here." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by David Rome

February 16, 2018




Philip Deignan talks Team Sky, Chris Froome and Gaybo Howard.

(stickybottle.com)"-"Currently riding the Ruta del Sol, Philip Deignan has told stickybottle he is pleased with how he is going. And he says he has been taking the controversy surrounding Chris Froome in his stride." (stickybottle.com)

February 16, 2018




Jon Dibben on life at Team Sky: Determination, ability and willingness to learn.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"There is one thing I really want to ask Jonathan Dibben when we meet at the Tour Down Under, where he is starting his 2018 season working for Sky team-mates. Determination is a hallmark among athletes but the 23 year old rider’s willpower is curious." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

February 16, 2018




Best cycling in Spain: Where to base yourself for spring riding.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"There's a whole world full of cycling opportunities - so why do we all flock to Spain every year? Well, the temperature's spot on, the terrain is great and the top destinations are set up to welcome bike riders." (cyclingweekly.com)

February 16, 2018




2018 Abu Dhabi Tour preview.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Variety is the byword for the fourth edition of the Abu Dhabi Tour. Now extended to five days in length, the route is a mixed one, with opportunities for sprinters, climbers and - a novelty for 2018 - time trialists. The Abu Dhabi peloton, meanwhile, is also a diverse one." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

February 16, 2018





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