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7 of the best performance pedals - a handy component to save weight on, but which ones are the best value? Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc's buyer's guide to performance in which you'll find our pick of seven of the best weight-saving pedals from sensibly-priced options to ones that are frankly a bit silly.
Australian Track Star Stephen Hall Gets PEZ'd! - PezCycling News This season, sprint events returned to the carnivals after an absence for several years, with sprint, Dernys, keirins and team sprint events on offer.
Marianne Vos released from hospital after successful artery surgery Marianne Vos has been released from hospital after undergoing surgery to correct a problem with an artery in her groin. The multiple world road race champion had known of an issue for a while, and after discovering the cause Vos wanted to have surgery as quickly as possible.
12 of the best women's saddles - how to choose the right one for you Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc's buyer's guide to women's saddles in which you'll find everything you need to know to find the right saddle for you, plus our pick of 12 of the best women's saddles. In this updated edition of our guide to women's saddles we've added the Ergon SR Pro Carbon.
Eroica founder discussing launch of pro gravel race series with UCI "In fact, the route to professional cycling's Erioca began today." According to Adnkronos, Brocci put forward the idea of an alternative calendar, "perhaps on unknown roads, not just the usual classic climbs which everyone knows.
Primož Roglič says he's the big favourite for the Tour de France 2020 Primož Roglič has said he considers himself the big favourite for the Tour de France, having won his first Grand Tour in 2019 at the Vuelta a España and ending the year as the top-ranked UCI rider.
Lomo Winter Thermal Cycling Top What's good to see at this price point is the zipped valuables pocket; even some jerseys three times the price can often omit this little safe haven for your keys or cash. Personally, I'd like to see a taller and closer fitting collar to keep the cool breezes out, but when paired with a snood or Buff it isn't really an issue.
MPCC signals sharp rise in the number of doping cases The MPCC have said it "is not out of the question" that further names will soon be revealed in connection with the scandal, but that also this specific investigation alone does not solely account for the increase in the number of cycling doping cases.
Geraint Thomas says he wants to give the Tour de France 'one more good go' "It just seems to be the story of my race really, just like one thing after another. That whole Murphy's Law, what can go wrong will go wrong. But at least the saving grace of it all is that Egan has the jersey now so we'll see. Great for the team," Thomas said.
Top tips on submitting good quality camera evidence to police Across the UK a growing number of police forces have introduced online portals for members of the public to submit footage of bad driving, whether cyclists and motorcyclists with helmet cams, or drivers with dash cams. Theoretically, if you have a camera, reporting poor driving is becoming ever easier.
Near Miss of the Day 359: Cyclist uses bus CCTV to get taxi driver prosecuted Near Miss of the Day 359: Bus CCTV gets cabbie prosecuted.
Sprinters brace for season's first battles There's always pressure, but it never compares to the pressure I put on myself." Viviani bristled at the suggestion he will ride off the wheel of his former teammates, and said he's fully confident in the lead-out train Cofidis is building for him to take on 2020.
Boels-Dolmans continue search for sponsors as season gets underway Not only will success attract the sponsorship they need to continue into next year, the Olympics will affect team goals as the season progresses. "It's always a difficult season with the Olympics," Stam explains.
Ruth Winder moves into race lead with sprint victory on stage three of the Women's Tour Down Under 2020 The American now takes a seven-second buffer into the final stage four.
Chris Froome: 'My only appointment I've set myself is the Tour de France' "I've been given all the green lights now to get back on the bike and just make that transition now from the rehab phase back into normal training again so I'm really feeling the fitness at the moment.
CeramicSpeed UFO Drip Chain Coating An impressive coating for winter riding but super-pricey and the performance gains are hard to detect in the real world. 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?
Tour Down Under Preview A look ahead to the Tour Down Under with the stages, contenders, TV coverage and more. It's billed as the hardest edition yet but this is a matter of degree, it's still a fine race where time bonuses often shape the final result as much as any climb.
Winder takes stage win and leader's jersey in Tour Down Under American champion Winder wins uphill finish, takes seven-second lead on GC with one stage remaining.
Readers' Rigs: A 1989 Greg Lemond Fixie - PezCycling News Over the years it has been shod with gears, but now the proud owner, Jeff Ogen, has gone 'fixie' on his steel steed.
29 road, gravel and cyclocross bikes with 1X gearing - can one chainring do it all? If your budget won't stretch that far, and you're looking at a bike with SRAM's 11-speed 10-42 cassette and want lower gears, you can always fit a smaller chainring and coast on steeper descents. Speaking of SRAM, most of the bikes here still have SRAM transmissions.
Road to Tokyo goes through Paris for Viviani Viviani - who debuts in his new Cofidis colors with a critérium Sunday afternoon ahead of Tuesday's start of the six-day Santos Tour Down Under - says a few things are stacking up in his favor that will allow him to have a heavy road racing season and still allow him to tackle the Olympics.
How Ruth Winder dethroned Amanda Spratt to lead the Women's Tour Down Under STIRLING, Australia - Amanda Spratt said yesterday that Women's Tour Down Under wasn't over. That today's stage was very tough. That Ruth Winder was looking very strong. She was right on all three counts.
Pro bikes of the 2020 WorldTour: part two Having already looked at the 2020 race bikes of EF, Ineos, Sunweb, Movistar, and Deceuninck-Quickstep, it's now time to look at those belonging to Astana, Mitchelton-Scott, Jumbo-Visma, Israel Start-Up Nation, and Groupama-FDJ.
Preview: 17 things you should know about the 2020 Santos Tour Down Under The 22nd edition of the Santos Tour Down Under is about to get underway in Adelaide. Before it does, read on for a detailed guide to the course, how the race might unfold, the riders to watch, and how you can watch. The race starts with the traditional curtain-raiser criterium on Sunday evening.
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