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CyclingTips Podcast: Dennis to Ineos and the fight for micromobility This week’s episode opens with discussions of the latest news, including Rohan Dennis’ move to Ineos, the new Women’s WorldTour teams, and WADA’s move against Russia. Then, Jonathan Vaughters talks about his attempt to hire the winner of Dirty Kanza.
Zwift Academy Canyon//SRAM ZWIFT winner announced for 2020 season Today Zwift has unveiled Jessica Pratt as the winner of the fourth Canyon//SRAM Zwift Academy Program. Having secured a professional cycling contract for the 2020 season, Jessica will now join past Zwift Academy winners, Ella Harris and Tanja Erath at Canyon//SRAM Racing for the 2020 season.
Trek-Segafredo sorts its grand tour leadership questions Roughly, that’s the plan for shared leadership Trek-Segafredo set out for its three GC riders on Thursday. Vincenzo Nibali will race the Giro d’Italia while Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema will take on the Tour de France. Mollema, Nibali, and last year’s Giro sensation Giulio Ciccone are slated to race the Vuelta a Espana.
Caja Rural's Domingos Gonçalves suspended by UCI after positive test Portuguese rider Domingos Gonçalves has been provisionally suspended by the UCI after banned substances showed up in two instances on his biological passport in 2016 and 2018. Gonçalves rides for Pro-Continental outfit Caja Rural - Seguros RGA, a Spanish team who are regulars at the Vuelta a España.
Specialites TA X110 4 Arm 11x Chainrings Great shifting quality and plenty of size options, and comparable on price to those they are replacing. Tell us what the product is for and who it's aimed at. What do the manufacturers say about it? How does that compare to your own feelings about it?
Tejay van Garderen hoping for Giro-Tour double in 2020 Van Garderen is hoping to complete the Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double for the first time in his 11-year professional career. "The Giro-Tour double is something I've never done before and it's something that would be really interesting and motivating for me," van Garderen told VeloNews.
Recover better with NormaTec Because the technology is so successful at increasing circulation, it also has major benefits for athletes recovering from intense training. In addition to increasing blood flow and reducing pain, soreness, and swelling, studies show that NormaTec clears out lactate, reduces inflammation, and increases range of motion.
Peter Sagan to warm up for Classics campaign at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad The Slovakian returns to the race in 2020 after previously finishing runner up twice.
UCI postpones planned Classics Series after backlash The UCI has put back until 2021 the planned introduction next season of its new Classics Series, which brings together 21 of cycling's leading one-day races, after a backlash from teams and race organisers.
Bowman unveils Palace Disc and new Weald endurance bike Britain's Bowman Cycles has unveiled a disc brake version of its Palace aluminium road bike, along with a new model called the Weald - also aluminium - that replaces the Pilgrims Disc endurance bike. Go to our review of the rim brake Bowman Palace:R.
UCI postpones Classics Series until 2021 The UCI gave no specific reason for its postponement of the launch of the UCI Classics Series, though it did close its statement confirming its belief in the merit of the series for all parties, and that UCI President David Lappartient 'appealed to all stakeholders to work together to build the future of our sport.'
The stuff they don't tell you about smart trainers Okay, something like the Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+ trainer is £324.99 and the Bkool Smart Go trainer is £359.99 but you're generally looking at quite a bit more than that. A Wahoo Kickr is £999.99, for example, and an Elite Drivo II is £1,199.99.
Council being sued by three cyclists injured as they rode through ford Neither was familiar with the road the ford lies on, but due to the shallowness of the water and the absence of any other way of crossing, they decided to ride through, with both crashing. Ms Fox sustained a fractured pelvis, bruising and open wounds to her elbow and hip, while Ms North also sustained a fractured pelvis.
New Outside Column! Remember how yesterday I said riding inside was the new gravel? Well, in the spirit of remaining steadfastly behind the curve, here's your guide to getting in on the whole gravel thing: Given my unbroken record of never, ever having participated in Dirty Kanza I'm clearly an authority on the subject of riding bicycles over very small rocks.
Rod Ellingworth says 'Dave Brailsford is ruthless' as he sets sights on Tour de France "The game is changing," Ellingworth added. "You just have to look at next year's Tour. You know you've got to be adaptable, to stay flexible to the actual parcours that you're going to be faced with.
Thursday Shorts A new UCI rule says soigneurs must stand no more than one metre from the kerb when handing up musettes to riders in the feedzone. The problem is self-fulfilling where once a soigneur stands in the road, the next must stand a little further out in order to be see and be seen and with, say, 20 teams in race the feedzone becomes an obstacle course.
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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide'19 #5 - PezCycling News Get those presents bought! You can see 'Gift Guide #1' HERE, 'Gift Guide #2' HERE, 'Gift Guide #3' HERE and 'Gift Guide #4' HERE.Pirelli Cinturato Cross Mixed: â Medium profile and tread spacing for riding quickly and confidently over a mixed variety of terrains, from hard to soft, whether for dry or wet.
Just In: Specialized Diverge Comp E5 We've tested a few incarnations of Specialized's Diverge adventure bike over the years since it was first introduced in 2014, and we've now got our hands on this £1,949.00 aluminium model sporting the Future Shock suspension and 42mm wide tyres.
UCI postpones introduction of Classics Series The UCI has postponed the launch of the new Classics Series, which was supposed to involve a general classification for one-day races. The decision will give cycling's governing body time to build this series alongside race organisers, teams and riders, with the UCI saying the principle idea had been agreed by all stakeholders in September 2018.
Portal defends Ineos big-dollar advantage You pay them or they go to another team." Critics have long bemoaned Sky/Ineos's budget advantage. Some have even called it "financial doping" and there's even a movement among some detractors that the UCI should impose budget limitations or salary caps to counter what they say is the team's unfair advantage.
Rory Sutherland breaks leg in training camp accident The Australian was one of many signings Israel Start-Up Nation made during the off-season to add depth to its roster for its first year in the WorldTour, including Dan Martin, Andre Greipel, American sprinter Travis McCabe, and young Canadian James Piccoli.
Gore C3 Gore-Tex Infinium Stretch Mid Gloves While the breathability is superb, the sizing was strange and I'd like to see some grippers on the fingers to help with shifting and braking. When looking for a pair of gloves, my preferences are a close second-skin fit, good grip of both the handlebar and brake levers, and warmth that doesn't leave my hands sweaty.
Live blog: Peloton shares drop further; #bikesatpollingstations + more The report says that Peloton CEO John Foley, "has a reputation for 'loose lips' and 'shooting from the hip,' " and has a "hard time with the truth." Peloton was valued at about $8 billion at its IPO. Citron says it's worth $1bn. A reminder that British bike share company Beryl are offering users free rides to their polling stations.
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