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2019 Tour of the Alps Live.

(cycling.today)"-"2019 Tour of the Alps LIVE April 22-26, Italy.

Stage 2 start time: Tuesday 10:50am CET (1:50 AM PDT).

Earliest live video: 14:00 CET (5:00 AM PDT).

Approximate finish: 15:42 CET (6:42 AM PDT)." (cycling.today) (cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)
April 22, 2019


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Vendrame wins Tro-Bro Leon.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Androni rider Andrea Vendrame foils French efforts. Baptiste Planckaert finishes second and Emil Nygaard Vinjebo is third." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

April 22, 2019





Van Avermaet to race Liege Bastogne Liege.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Greg Van Avermaet has opted to add Liège Bastogne Liège to his Classics campaign after feeling good at the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday, his CCC Team announced today." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

April 22, 2019







Fleche Wallonne 2019: Preview.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Particularly with the redesigned Liège Bastogne Liège finish, Flèche Wallonne is a rare chance for pure climbers to win a one-day race." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

April 22, 2019





What’s New in Gravel Bikes and Components.

(roadbikereview.com)-"Each year at the Sea Otter Classic there’s at least one product category that dominates exhibitor booths. This year, it was undeniable that gravel bikes have made the leap from niche to mainstream." (roadbikereview.com) Photo by Josh Patterson

April 22, 2019







La Flèche Wallonne 2019 Live Dashboard.

(cyclingfans.com)-"2019 La Fleche Wallonne LIVE April 24, Belgium

Start time: Wednesday April 24th at 11:15 CET (2:15 AM PDT).

Earliest live video: 14:15 CET (5:15 AM PDT).

Approximate finish: 16:25 CET (7:25 AM PDT)."
(cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)

April 22, 2019





2019 Tro-Bro Leon Live.

(cycling.today)"-"Tro-Bro Leon 2019 (Plouguerneau - Lannilis 205.4km) LIVE STREAM.

Monday, 22 April, starts at 15:30pm CET (Central Europe), 09:30am U.S. Eastern."
(cycling.today)

April 22, 2019


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Tour of the Alps: Geoghegan Hart wins stage 1.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The 24-year-old was present in a key move created by Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) on the final climb before powering to the win after a small group of GC contenders had reformed on the descent." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

April 22, 2019








Nibali tests his legs with Tour of the Alps attack.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) began the Tour of the Alps looking for signs he was on form and ready for the rapidly approaching Giro d'Italia." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

April 22, 2019





Fuglsang and Alaphilippe disagree over Amstel Gold Race finale.

(cyclingnews.com)-"With Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck Quick  Step) and Jakob Fuglsang (Astana) out on their own, the finale was reminiscent of Strade Bianche, where the duo rode together for the last 20km before the Frenchman triumphed in Tuscany." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

April 22, 2019





Clarke gets tactics right to take first podium at Amstel Gold Race.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Somewhat lost amidst all the chaos at the Amstel Gold Race, as well as the wonderment at Mathieu van der Poel's performance, was something of a record. Each man on the podium was there for the first time." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

April 22, 2019





Redshift Kitchen Sink Bar and ShockDrop Seatpost.

(roadbikereview.com)-"Redshift is developing two new products that are anything but traditional. The company’s new handlebar is a bit loopy and its dropper seatpost has a little extra squish. " (roadbikereview.com) Photo by Josh Patterson

April 22, 2019





Enduro Multi Press is a compact tool for all bearings, DUB BBs, Tools, new pulleys, more.

(bikerumor.com)-"You can always count on Enduro Bearings to have exciting products for the true bicycle nerd in your life, and this Sea Otter did not disappoint." (bikerumor.com) (Zach Overholt)

April 22, 2019


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Van Vleuten falls short in thrilling finale at Amstel Gold Ladies Edition.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The Netherlands' Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott) came close, gaining on eventual winner Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon SRAM) all the time in the final couple of kilometers." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

April 22, 2019






Like father, like son: Mathieu van der Poel's Amstel Gold Race win mirrors Adrie's 1990 triumph.

(cyclingnews.com)-"In 1990, his father Adrie triumphed in the Dutch Classic in remarkably similar circumstances. On that occasion, Luc Roosen and Jan Goessens carried a seemingly unassailable lead into the finale in Meerssen but were overhauled at the last by Adrie van der Poel." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

April 22, 2019





Two breakthroughs at Amstel Gold Race.

(velonews.com)-"On Sunday, Niewiadoma perfectly synched her blistering attack with good tactics, and van der Poel stunned the world's best with raw power." (velonews.com) Photo: Gonzalo Arroyo Moreno/Getty Images

April 22, 2019





Lefevere highly impressed by Amstel Gold winner Van der Poel.

(cyclingnews.com)-"We're dealing here with a phenomenon called Mathieu van der Poel. In the past, a young Michal Kwiatkowski also won races in a similar way, including the world road race championships." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

April 22, 2019





Wiggins wants to see Thomas break hour record.

(velonews.com)-"Former world hour record holder Bradley Wiggins says his compatriot Geraint Thomas is suited to break the new record set by Victor Campenaerts." (velonews.com) Photo: Tim De WaeleMVH/Corbis/Getty Images (File).

April 22, 2019





Review: Selle Italia Novus Boost Superflow.

(roadbikeaction.com)"-"The Novus Boost is flexy, but that is a good thing for mixed-surface riding. We enjoyed the wider 148mm saddle once we found the proper position. A sloping nose on the Novus restricts rider movement and makes sliding forward on the saddle uncomfortable." (roadbikeaction.com)

April 22, 2019



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Mathieu van der Poel takes shocking Amstel Gold victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"In the most shocking finish at a northern classic in ages, Corendon's Mathieu van der Poel came from nearly a minute behind race leaders Jakob Fuglsang and Julian Alaphilippe with three kilometers remaining." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

April 21, 2019





Mathieu Van der Poel wins Amstel Gold Race.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Fuglsang has put Alaphilippe on the front. It's a risky game as the Frenchman won't go full gas, and the lead is dropping.... 19 seconds now. The trio come into the final 500m. Van der Poel leads the chase a few seconds back. But here comes Van der Poel... AND WINS IT!!!!" (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

April 21, 2019





Niewiadoma wins Amstel Gold Race Ladies Edition.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Pole Katarzyna Niewiadoma holds off Van Vleuten after Cauberg attack by Annemiek van Vleuten, Marianne Vos finished third." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

April 21, 2019





Wellens amazed by Van der Poel but confident for Amstel Gold Race.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The Belgian took third at Brabantse Pijl on Wednesday, and named the men he finished with as the main favorites for the first in the Ardennes trilogy, picking out Corendon Circus phenom Mathieu van der Poel for particular analysis." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

April 21, 2019





Gilbert: We have several trump cards for Amstel Gold Race.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Last weekend, Philippe Gilbert won Paris Roubaix after an impressive display of strength both from him and his Deceuninck Quick Step team." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

April 21, 2019







Amstel Gold Race 2019 Live Dashboard.

(steephill.tv)-"2019 Amstel Gold Race LIVE April 21, Netherlands.

Start time: Sunday April 21st at 10:33 CET (1:33 AM PDT).

Earliest live video: 14:45 CET (5:45 AM PDT).

Approximate finish: 17:15 CET (8:15 AM PDT)."
(steephill.tv) (cyclingfans.com)

April 21, 2019


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Five talking points from the 2019 Amstel Gold Race.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Not so long ago, the Amstel Gold Race was a predictable, somewhat bland affair. A gradual whittling down process would take place in the peloton over the route’s many hills, before a climactic sprint among the remaining riders on the Cauberg." (cyclingweekly.com) (Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

April 21, 2019





Großschartner wins Tour of Turkey as Ewan takes final stage.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Felix Großschartner (Bora Hansgrohe) won the Tour of Turkey on Sunday, completing the final stage to Istanbul safely to seal overall victory, with stage honors going to Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal)." (cyclingnews.com) (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport)

April 21, 2019





Evenepoel impresses on Tour of Turkey summit finish.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Remco Evenepoel may be just four months into his pro career, but the 19-year-old sensation is already showing the talent and aggression that saw him jump straight from the juniors to the big show." (cyclingnews.com) (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport)

April 21, 2019





Haley Cycles New Made-in-America Titanium Gravel Bike.

(cxmagazine.com)-"Haley Cycles is a relatively new company founded in 2017 started by Ming Tan, a bike industry veteran who also works with VNYL Bikes, Bont and Mint socks." (cxmagazine.com) A. Yee

April 21, 2019





 

2019 Tour of Turkey LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2019 Tour of Turkey LIVE April 16-21.

Stage 6 start time: Sunday 12:00pm EEST (11:00am CET) (5:00am U.S. Eastern).

Earliest live video: 2:55pm EEST (1:55am CET) (7:55am U.S. Eastern).

Approximate finish: 3:59pm EEST (2:59pm CET) (8:59am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)

April 21, 2019


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‘Chris Froome will be competitive but I feel confident’: Nibali targets Tour of the Alps as he prepares for the Giro.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain Merida) is set to use the Tour of the Alps as a launch pad as he targets success in both Liège Bastogne Liège and the Giro d’Italia, the latter being his main focus for 2019." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

April 21, 2019





Pantani was a god by Marco Pastonesi and Colin O'Brien.

(road.cc)-"Since his death, a whole industry had grown up around the highs and lows of Marco Pantani's life, which was undoubtedly exciting, complicated, and ultimately tragic." (road.cc) CorVos Images, and reproduced with kind permission of Bluetrain Publishing

April 21, 2019





Wonderful Losers - A Different World.

(pezcyclingnews.com)-"A superb documentary by Lithuanian filmmaker Arūnas Matelis, filmed in Italy over several years, takes into Deep Cycling and the world of the gregario." (pezcyclingnews.com) Studio Nominum on Vimeo

April 21, 2019





Trek Emonda ALR 5 Disc.

(road.cc)-"The Trek Emonda ALR 5 Disc is an aluminum road bike that offers a great ride and good value. Equipped with a Shimano 105 groupset, including hydraulic disc brakes, it's a lot of bike for your money." (road.cc) (Mat Brett)

April 21, 2019



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April 20, 2019





Favorites to win the Amstel Gold Race 2019?

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Four former winners will take the start line. Michael Valgren is the defending champion, but has switched from Astana to Dimension Data, and lines up alongside team-mate and two-time winner Enrico Gasparotto." (cyclingweekly.com) (Marel Van Hoorn/AFP/Getty Images)

April 20, 2019






Dan Martin skips Amstel to focus on Fleche Wallonne and Liege Bastogne Liege.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Martin, a former winner of Liège and a multiple podium finisher at Flèche, has never fared quite so well at Amstel. In seven participation's, he has finished the race just twice." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

April 20, 2019





10 riders to watch at the 2019 Ardennes Classics.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Only two riders have ever 'done the triple', with Italian Davide Rebellin taking Amstel, Flèche and Liège in 2004, and then Belgium's Philippe Gilbert doing the same in 2011." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

April 20, 2019





Review: Raleigh Tamland 1 Steel Gravel Bike.

(cxmagazine.com)-"The Tamland 1 frame is built with Reynolds 631 Chromoly custom butted steel. The head tube is tapered, and the frame has been modernized with 12mm thru-axles and flat mount disc tabs." (cxmagazine.com) Z. Schuster

April 20, 2019


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Tour of Turkey: Großschartner takes victory and leader's jersey on stage 5.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Felix Großschartner (Bora Hansgrohe) claimed victory on the summit finish at Kartepe on stage 5 of the Tour of Turkey, taking the overall lead of the race with just one stage remaining." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

April 20, 2019





Alaphilippe: Mathieu van der Poel is a phenomenon.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Alaphilippe has been the outstanding rider this season with eight victories, including Milan-San Remo, but Van der Poel, the 24-year-old cyclocross world champion, has stormed onto the road in his first spring classics campaign." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

April 20, 2019






Tour of Turkey queen stage shortened due to snow.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"The final climb on the queen stage of the 2019 Tour of Turkey has been shortened due to heavy snowfall in Kartepe, where stage 5 is set to conclude on Saturday." (cyclingnews.com)

April 20, 2019





The best corner in pro cycling: Entering the Roubaix velodrome.

(cyclingtips.com)-"The right hand corner at the base of the Paterberg is at the end of a fast, twisting downhill, so that you have to dump a pile of gears all at once and you have to know where the little metal grate near the apex is." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Kristof Ramon)

April 20, 2019





2019 Tour of the Alps Live.

(cycling.today)"-"Tour of the Alps 2019 - stage 1 (Kufstein - Kufstein 144km) LIVE STREAM.

Monday, April 22nd, starts at 14:00pm CET (Central Europe), 08:00am U.S. Eastern."
(cycling.today)

April 20, 2019


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April 20, 2019





Julien Simon wins Tour du Finistere.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"Simon wins while Andrea Vendame and Baptiste Planckaert round out podium in Quimper." (cyclingnews.com)

April 20, 2019






'A big loss' - Eddy Merckx pays tribute to Patrick Sercu.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Merckx and Sercu formed a legendary partnership on the track, winning 15 six-day events together." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

April 20, 2019





The gear and preparation that propelled Victor Campenaerts to the Hour Record.

(road.cc)-"There was far more to the new Hour Record of 55.089km than simply pedaling really fast. Here we take a look at the bike, kit and gear Campenaerts used on the day to give him every advantage possible." (road.cc) (Jack Sexty)

April 20, 2019





Abus’ Gamechanger aero helmet hits the US, plus prototype vented version.

(bikerumor.com)-"While it’s an almost-full-coverage shell, the Gamechanger uses top intakes and massive rear exhaust ports to help push and pull hot air out the back of the helmet. It also gets their lightweight chin strap material with a fixed joint under the ear to save weight and reduce drag." (bikerumor.com) Tyler Benedict

April 20, 2019





FLR F-XX Strawweight Road Race Full Carbon Sole Shoe.

(road.cc)-"The FLR F-XX Strawweight Road Race shoes are pretty good across the board, with a decent weight, great fit and super-stiff soles making them ideal for the type of rider who puts power transfer and efficiency above all else." (road.cc) (Stu Kerton)

April 20, 2019














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