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Column One



February 17, 2019







Miguel Angel Lopez wins Tour Colombia 2.1.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Quintana wins four-way battle between Lopez, Sosa and Bernal on final climb." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 17, 2019





Team Sky with options to play on final day in Colombia.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Egan Bernal appeared slightly upset when he arrived at the Team Sky van following stage 5 at the Tour Colombia 2.1, where he slipped from sixth overall to ninth." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 17, 2019





Velasco wins Trofeo Laigueglia.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Simone Velasco powered his way to an impressive solo win." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

February 17, 2019





Geraint Thomas insists he's not racing the Giro d'Italia despite Pinarello speculation.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) has confirmed to Cyclingnews that the Giro d'Italia is not on his race program. The confirmation comes after bike brand Pinarello announced that the 2018 Tour de France winner would take part in the Italian Grand Tour." (cyclingnews.com) (David Ramos/Getty Images)

February 17, 2019





The bravest comeback: Victoria Williamson racing again, three years after breaking neck, back and pelvis.

(telegraph.co.uk)-"As a stream of Victoria Williamson’s blood oozed across the track, medics threw a small canopy around the stricken cyclist, as they might for a lame racehorse that had to be put down." (telegraph.co.uk) Credit: DARREN STAPLES

February 17, 2019





Specialized Tarmac Disc Sport.

(road.cc)-"As the most affordable carbon fiber Tarmac with disc brakes, there's a lot riding on the Tarmac Disc Sport being a good bike because it's likely that it will sell in much greater numbers than the stunningly good S-Works Tarmac." (road.cc) David Arthur

February 17, 2019






2019 Trofeo Laigueglia LIVE video stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2019 Trofeo Laigueglia LIVE Italy, February 17.

Race starts at 10:50am CET.

Finish at around 4:15pm CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 2:00pm CET (8:00am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 17, 2019








2019 Tour Colombia LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)-
"2019 Tour Colombia LIVE February 12-17, Colombia.

Stage 6 starts Sunday at 9:00 COT (6:00 AM PST)
.

Finish at around 13:30 COT (10:30 AM PST).

Live video from 11:30 COT (8:30
AM PST)." (cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)

February 17, 2019


Column Two



Gorka Izagirre wins 2019 Tour de La Provence.

(cyclingnews.com)-"John Degenkolb (Trek Segafredo) won the final stage at the Tour de La Provence, dominating a small group sprint ahead of Simon Clarke (EF Education First) and Anthony Maldonado (St Michel Auber 93)." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

February 17, 2019








Tour of Oman: Lutsenko wins stage 2.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Defending champion Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) won stage 2 of the Tour of Oman after a late solo attack. Lutsenko won ahead of stage 1 winner Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) and Ryan Gibbons (Dimension Data)." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

February 17, 2019






Haas to undergo medical tests after Tour of Oman exit.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Nathan Haas (Katusha Alpecin) has left the Tour of Oman after one stage and will now travel back to his home in Spain to undergo medical tests to try and get to the bottom of the health problems ." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele)

February 17, 2019





The stuff they never tell you about disc brakes.

(road.cc)"-"Disc brakes have become an increasingly important part of the road bike world over the past few years, but while the benefits of disc brakes are well documented, they bring with them challenges and problems too." (road.cc)

February 17, 2019





PRO Falcon Crmo Saddle.

(road.cc)-"PRO's Falcon Crmo saddle is its entry-level race saddle. It offers loads of support from the rear end, good comfort and generous padding. A flexy base will suit some and not others." (road.cc) (Liam Cahill)

February 17, 2019






Tour of Oman 2019 Live Dashboard.

(steephill.tv)"-"Running from Saturday 16th to Thursday 21st 2019, the Tour of Oman will be made up of 6 stages and will cover a total distance of 906 kilometers.

Stage 2 start time: Saturday at --:-- GST (--:-- PM PST).

Earliest live video: No live video.

Approximate finish: --:-- GST (--:-- AM PST)."
(steephill.tv)

February 17, 2019







2019 Le Tour de La Provence LIVE video stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"The 2019 Tour de la Provence is being held February 14-17.

Expected start time for live broadcasts: 1:30pm CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).


Stage 4 - Sunday, February 17.
Start at 11:30 CET, 5:30am ET.
Finish at 15:16 CET, 9:16am ET."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 17, 2019


Column Three











February 17, 2019






Ackermann wins Clasica de Almeria.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Ackermann pips Kittel who takes second, while Mezgec finishes third." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

February 17, 2019





Van der Poel Wins Number 32 at Vestingcross Hulst.

(cxmagazine.com)-"As he had done in 94 percent of the races coming into Sunday’s Brico Cross Hulst finale, van der Poel won on home soil in the Netherlands." (cxmagazine.com) (Photo: B. Hazen)

February 17, 2019





Betsema Gets Win on Home Soil at Vestingcross Hulst.

(cxmagazine.com)-"Denise Betsema took her second-straight win of the weekend at the series finale held in the southwest Netherlands city of Hulst. After missing her opportunity to win the Superprestige overall on Saturday, Annemarie Worst (Steylaerts - 777) bounced back to finish second on Sunday." (cxmagazine.com) (Photo: B. Hazen)

February 17, 2019






Degenkolb spearheads GoFundMe campaign to save U19 Paris Roubaix.

(cyclingnews.com)-"News that the U19 Paris Roubaix faced cancellation due to a financial shortage hit John Degenkolb "like a bomb" and prompted the Trek Segafredo rider to help a campaign set up to save the race." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

February 17, 2019






The SRAM LLC Company - What you need to know.

(cyclestore.co.uk)-"One of the tech giants of the bicycle world, SRAM have been constantly pushing the boundaries of the way bikes are engineered since 1987. Based in Chicago, Illinois, the company has revolutionized some of the technologies found in cycling." (cyclestore.co.uk) Jack Schofield

February 17, 2019





Pinarello Nytro.

(road.cc)-"Pinarello’s Nytro is the company’s first attempt at an e-road bike and it acquits itself very well: it’s fun to ride, the motor gives useful assistance and the range is good enough for a decent day's riding." (road.cc) (Dave Atkinson)

February 17, 2019







2019 Brico Cross Cyclocross Vestingcross Hulst, Netherlands LIVE stream coverage.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"On Sunday, February 17: Brico Cross Cyclocross Vestingcross Hulst, Netherlands.

Women's and Men's races live.

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

Elite/U23 Men at 15:00 CET, 9:00am U.S. ET."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 17, 2019






2019 Clasica de Almeria LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2019 Clasica de Almeria LIVE February 17, Spain.

Race starts at 1:15pm CET (7:15am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 5:57pm CET (11:57am U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 4:30pm CET (10:30am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 17, 2019



Doug Report Cycling Daily
Column One





February 16, 2019







Tour of Colombia: Alaphilippe wins stage 5.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck Quick Step) has taken the win of the fifth stage of the Tour Colombia. The rider beat Miguel Angel Lopez and Richard Carapaz in the uphill finish and took the GC lead." (cyclingnews.com) (cyclingpub.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 16, 2019





Crash knocks Chris Froome from Colombia contention.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Chris Froome's hopes of adding a Tour Colombia 2.1 title to his palmares came crashing down Saturday just 2km into stage 5 when he was caught behind a melee on an opening descent." (cyclingnews.com) (Maximiliano Blanco/Getty Images)

February 16, 2019






EF Education First loses Tour Colombia jersey but keep hope alive.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Astana's Miguel Angel Lopez was the main protagonist of stage 4 at the Tour Colombia 2.1 on Friday, jumping into a breakaway on the first lap of a six-lap circuit race in Medellin and gobbling up eight seconds worth of time bonuses on his general classification rivals." (cyclingnews.com) (Maximiliano Blanco/Getty Images)

February 16, 2019





Haas: So many of us are over-trained, over-raced, and not in good health.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The punchy stages on offer at the Tour of Oman are well suited to Nathan Haas, who was victorious in Al Bustan 12 months ago." (cyclingnews.com) (TDW/GI Cycling)

February 16, 2019





Terpstra: So far I'm satisfied at Direct Energie.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Niki Terpstra made something of a leap of faith in leaving QuickStep, the most victorious team in the WorldTour, and joining Direct Energie." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

February 16, 2019





Everything you need to know about clinchers, tubulars, tubeless and more.

(road.cc)-"One of the objectives of a tire designer is to reduce rolling resistance to an absolute minimum. To this end, top-quality tires have thin, supple casings and tread." (road.cc) John Stevenson

February 16, 2019





High intensity intervals better for weight loss concludes study.

(road.cc)-"A new study has concluded that high intensity interval training (HIIT) is likely to prove more effective for weight loss than moderate-intensity continuous training (MOD). The research was published in the British Journal of Sports Medicine." (road.cc) Alex Bowden

February 16, 2019





Bart De Clercq becomes first rider to race with artificial hip.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The hip replacement was actually the third time he had gone under the knife and, as he struggled to walk without pain, it was something of a last resort." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

February 16, 2019









2019 Tour Colombia LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)-
"2019 Tour Colombia LIVE February 12-17, Colombia.

Stage 6 starts Sunday at 9:00 COT (6:00 AM PST)
.

Finish at around 13:30 COT (10:30 AM PST).

Live video from 11:30 COT (8:30
AM PST)." (cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)

February 16, 2019





2019 Trofeo Laigueglia LIVE video stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2019 Trofeo Laigueglia LIVE Italy, February 17.

Race starts at 10:50am CET.

Finish at around 4:15pm CET (10:15am U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 2:00pm CET (8:00am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 16, 2019


Column Two



Gilbert wins Tour de la Provence stage 3.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Astana's Gorka Izagirre arrived to the finish in the fifth position of the day, which was enough to keep the leader's jersey with an advantage of only two seconds over Pinot and Gallopin." (cyclingnews.com) (cyclingpub.com) (Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

February 16, 2019







Tour of Oman: Kristoff wins stage 1.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Alexander Kristoff (Team UAE Emirate) cruised to victory on stage 1 of the Tour of Oman on Saturday. The Norwegian sprinter took the first leader's jersey of the race as a result. " (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

February 16, 2019





Coquard comes close in Tour of Oman opener.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Bryan Coquard (Vital Concept-B&B Hotels) came close to taking his second win in as many stage races in 2019, surging past Nacer Bouhanni (Cofidis) but unable to squeeze ahead of Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates)." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

February 16, 2019





Kristoff: Gaviria is faster so I'll work for him.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Towards the end of last season, when Fernando Gaviria was announced as a UAE Team Emirates rider, Alexander Kristoff came out and said he hoped his paymasters didn't see him as simply as a lead-out man for the Colombian." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

February 16, 2019





Nicholas White wins the 2019 Melbourne to Warrnambool.

(cyclingtips.com)-"After a standout 2018 season where he came close to the overall National Road Series win, all-rounder Nicholas White (Team BridgeLane) claimed victory at the 103rd edition of the Powercor Melbourne to Warrnambool Cycling Classic." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Con Chronis)

February 16, 2019





Strava rolls out new finger-dragging route creation feature.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"I’m sure there’s many creative ways I could have titled this post, but I’m going with what I believe to be the most accurate representation of this new feature, despite my desire to channel my inner 5-year old boy self." (dcrainmaker.com)

February 16, 2019





Floyd’s of Leadville Goes Racing.

(roadbikeaction.com)-"On the pavement, the season features a number of marquee U.S. races including the Redlands Classic, Tour of Utah and the Tour of Gila, and expands to Asia with the Tour of Langkawi and Tour de Taiwan." (roadbikeaction.com) Photographer: Kathleen Dreier

February 16, 2019





Alchemy’s $16,000 Helios.

(roadbikeaction.com)"-"Handmade in their Denver, Colorado factory, the Helios 10 is built with a smattering of high-end components including a Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 drivetrain and wheels and cockpit from Enve Composites." (roadbikeaction.com)

February 16, 2019






Tour of Oman 2019 Live Dashboard.

(steephill.tv)"-"Running from Saturday 16th to Thursday 21st 2019, the Tour of Oman will be made up of 6 stages and will cover a total distance of 906 kilometers.

Stage 2 start time: Saturday at --:-- GST (--:-- PM PST).

Earliest live video: No live video.

Approximate finish: --:-- GST (--:-- AM PST)."
(steephill.tv)

February 16, 2019







2019 Le Tour de La Provence LIVE video stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"The 2019 Tour de la Provence is being held February 14-17.

Expected start time for live broadcasts: 1:30pm CET (7:30am U.S. Eastern).


Stage 4 - Sunday, February 17.
Start at 11:30 CET, 5:30am ET.
Finish at 15:16 CET, 9:16am ET."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 16, 2019


Column Three










February 16, 2019






Vuelta Murcia: Luis Leon Sanchez wins stage 2 ahead of Valverde.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Luis Leon Sanchez (Astana) took the overall victory at the Vuelta Ciclista a la Region Murcia, with his win in the second and final stage. He beat world champion Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) in a two-man sprint." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

February 16, 2019






Van der Poel added his name to the list of perfect records by going undefeated in the 2018/2019 Telenet Superprestige cyclocross series.

(cxmagazine.com)-"Van der Poel flew to victory at the final Superprestige stop at Noordzeecross Middelkerke. With the win, he officially wrapped up the Elite Men’s overall title." (cxmagazine.com) B. Hazen

February 16, 2019







Sanne Cant wraps up Superprestige title.

(cyclingmagazine.ca)-"While Dutch ace Mathieu van der Poel’s 2018-2019 season elicited gasps of awe, Belgian Sanne Cant quietly rode a similar campaign.

Denise Betsema won in Middelkerke on Saturday, earning her third place in the Superprestige overall."
(cyclingmagazine.ca) (Twitter)

February 16, 2019





Van Vleuten to return to racing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Strade Bianche.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Annemiek van Vleuten will return to racing at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on March 3, followed by the Women's WorldTour kick off at Strade Bianche on March 9 in Italy." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

February 16, 2019





Why Men Who Can Do 40 Pushups May Have Better Heart Health.

(livescience.com)-"The ability to do a lot of pushups may be a sign not only of strength, but also of good heart health, a new study suggests." (livescience.com) Credit: Shutterstock

February 16, 2019





Greipel adjusts to new life with Arkea Samsic.

(sbs.com.au)-"German sprinter Andre Greipel has outlined stage wins at the Tour de France as his main objective of the season - if new team Arkea Samsic can score one of two remaining wild card entries." (sbs.com.au) Sophie Smith

February 16, 2019





2019 Brico Cross Cyclocross Vestingcross Hulst, Netherlands LIVE stream coverage.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"On Sunday, February 17: Brico Cross Cyclocross Vestingcross Hulst, Netherlands.

Women's and Men's races live.

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

Elite/U23 Men at 15:00 CET, 9:00am U.S. ET."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 16, 2019





2019 Vuelta Ciclista a Murcia LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2019 Vuelta a Murcia LIVE February 15-16, Spain.

Stage 2 starts Saturday at 10:45am CET (4:45am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 3:25pm CET (9:25amam U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 2:30pm CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 16, 2019







2019 Telenet Superprestige Cyclocross Noordzeecross Middelkerke, Belgium LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"On Saturday, February 16: Telenet Superprestige Cyclocross Noordzeecross Middelkerke, Belgium.

Women at 13:40 CET, 7:40am U.S. Eastern (Superprestige Ladies Trophy).

Elite/U23 Men at 15:00 CET, 9:00am U.S. Eastern."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 16, 2019





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