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Bio passport woes; viva Colombia; Hinault’s punch: Daily News Digest The biological passport was hit by the legal system once again, Tour Colombia had us all pining for year-round attacking, Alexey Lutsenko has gone two-for-two, and there’s going to be more Lance Armstrong on TV. Those stories and more in today's Daily News Digest.
Police bike theft unit disbanded: "…feeling is public do not care if their bikes get stolen", Colombian Team Sky sponsorship looks "very unlikely", Live blog: BTP disband bike theft unit + more.
16 of the best £2,000 to £3,000 2019 road bikes Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc's buyer's guide to road bikes between £2,000 and £3,000 in which you'll find our pick of 16 of the best £2,000-£3,000 road bikes. In this updated version of our guide to £2,000-£3,000 road bikes, we've added the 2019 models of loads of our favourite bikes.
QM Sports Care Recuperation Oil Rosemary and lavender are age-old herbal remedies, and so it's nice to see that QM is using natural ingredients and medications rather than chemically science-lab stuff.
Rigoberto Urán's unlikely path to superstardom Rigoberto Urán's results, fun-loving persona, and improbable backstory have made him a Colombian celebrity.
The Grand Tour Diaries 2018: OUT NOW! Every stage of the 2018 editions of the Giro d'Italia, Tour de France, and Vuelta Espana, pinned down and dissected like an unfortunate frog at the desk of an enthusiastic biology student. 2018 was a story of British cycling glory, drama, and excitement.
British cyclo-cross star Helen Wyman announces her retirement Helen Wyman, 10 times national cyclo-cross champion, has announced her retirement from racing. Wyman also won the European championships twice, and in 2014 took the bronze medal at the world championships during a career in which she also racked up numerous wins on the cyclo-cross circuit in Europe and the US.
Nairoman! The Tour of Colombia's final stage was thrilling. It was a stage for the power climbers and Superman Lopez won the overall race. Enjoy the video of an exciting finish including the enthusiastic screaming from the commentators.
Connor Swift gets new custom painted Genesis - and it's got disc brakes Last year, British national champion Connor Swift was presented with a custom painted Genesis Zero SL bike, ahead of the Tour of Britain. Now he's got a new custom paint job on the disc braked Genesis Zero SL Disc that he's riding this season as a second option.
Five cool things coming soon from Mavic, Oxford, Giant, LEM and Bontrager It's been strangely warm this past week for road.cc's reviewers, which means the overshoes have temporarily gone away and the thinner gloves have come out. We'll enjoy it while it lasts, as freezing cold conditions are no doubt around the corner before spring rolls in!
Lutsenko: I'm even stronger than last year at Tour of Oman This year, he's going even better, and on Monday he made it back-to-back stage wins to move into the red leader's jersey with a lead of 18 seconds ahead of Green Mountain on Wednesday.
Multiple British cyclocross champion Helen Wyman announces retirement British cyclocross star Helen Wyman has announced her retirement after a 15-year career. The 10-time national champion announced she would be leaving the sport in an emotional statement released on Monday, as she passes the baton to a new generation of British CX talent.
7mesh Rebellion Jacket A superb performance and an excellent bike-specific fit, although the price might make you think twice. Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the jacket? 7Mesh gives these details:. GORE-TEX Active 3L. 13d Nylon Ripstop Weave / C-Knit Backer.
Young Belgian draws comparisons to Tom Boonen "The way he sprints, his skills for the Flemish races, his mindset, the way he talks, and the manner he went on his own way to UAE." If Philipsen has a big spring - he'll race a full Belgian classics calendar over the next few weeks - expect the Boonen comparisons to flow like Leffe beer on a Saturday night.
Thomas skipping cobbles for smoother Tour run-up He loves racing the cobbles. Most major three-week contenders stay as far away as possible from the treacherous pavé of Belgium and northern France. Not Thomas. He's raced 18 monuments during his career, with six tries each at the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix.
Oman: Lutsenko snags stage 3 win, GC lead The Astana rider wins his second straight stage as he attempts to successfully defend his 2018 title.
How much protein do cyclists need? In all of this talk of the role of protein in weight gain and weight loss, it seems the most important function has been lost: protein is essential to the process of muscle protein synthesis - the "driving force behind adaptive responses to exercise," as described by scientists who looked into the link between the process, nutrition and exercise.
Nairo Quintana knocked off by fan but still wins Tour Colombia queen stage Home fans may have become a little too involved in the action at Tour Colombia, after Nairo Quintana was knocked from his bike by a spectator. But the Colombian would not be discouraged and went on to win the queen stage of his national tour, despite the fall.
Lance Armstrong runs Austin Marathon as 'charity chaser' in attempt to help raise over one million dollars Stripped Tour de France winner set to appear in ESPN 30-for-30 documentary.
Fasted training: What is it? How does it work? And is it right for you? In the case of training with low carbohydrate availability, the increased stress response from not having carbohydrate available as a fuel leads to an increase in signals associated with mitochondrial biogenesis a greater amount of mitochondrial biogenesis than training with a high carbohydrate availability.
At Tour Colombia, proof that exciting stage racing still exists The impromptu near-trackstand competition with less than one kilometer to go was the icing on the cake. Superman Lopez and his arch-nemesis, Ivan "The Terrible" Sosa, stared each other down, weaving across the final climb to Alto de Palmas in a tiny-man match sprint played out at 8,500 feet.
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Live blog: Colombian Sky backing "very unlikely" says Brailsford, Sunday's efforts a write-off due to Strava outage as activities fail to upload, Gera Live blog: Colombian Sky backing "unlikely" - Brailsford.
Van Avermaet 'super happy' with individual and team display on frenetic Oman stage I couldn't win but on this finish, when you see how Lutsenko is riding at the moment, that's a good third place," Van Avermaet said after a warm-down loop beyond the finish line. The day wasn't all about the final climb, however.
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