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The best frame pumps for road and gravel: Silca vs Zefal vs Topeak My recent search for the best mini pump was met by many people asking me to do the same for frame pumps. Well before mini pumps became available and were the common pick, frame pumps ruled the roost.

SwiftCarbon auctions bike for mental health awareness It was a year ago that Jonathan Cantwell - a husband, father, former pro cyclist and a friendly face in the Melbourne cycling scene - left this world. In memory of Cantwell, SwiftCarbon is auctioning off a bike with proceeds going towards mental health support and awareness initiatives.

Crickets, cold brew, and climbing 5k in a day: Tales from the 2019 VeloClub Summit Had we made the VeloClub Summit in Northern Thailand too tough? I looked at the profile again. There was certainly a bit of saw-toothing on the itinerary, however we’d been pretty careful to lay out the trip as similarly as possible to our well-received 2018 VC Summit in Japan.

Team GB qualifies just 4 men, 2 women, for Tokyo Olympic road races; Callum Skinner calls for British elite sport overhaul; "Why does everyone hate cy Live blog: Skinner calls for elite sport overhaul.

Warranty: sometimes things break - why you should check out your bike's warranty, what's covered, what's not + tips for making a claim The warranty doesn't cover this. Here's something that could be even more problematic. In some cases, a grey import - all perfectly legal, but not through a bike brand's official distribution network - is already technically secondhand, so no warranty applies.

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Beginner's guide to bike tools If you need spanners for other jobs, then the sets we've suggested have everything you need for the bike too, but if bike fettling is your only need, then it'll be cheaper to buy individual spanners. Recommended: Draper 11-Piece Metric Combination Spanner Set - £27.18 - Bahco 12-piece Metric Combination Spanner Set of 12 - £34.99.

Valverde's road to Tokyo goes through the Tour In an apparent change of heart from earlier comments suggesting that he might skip the Tour ahead of the Tokyo Olympic Games, Movistar officials confirmed that the 2018 world champion will indeed race the Tour. "Alejandro doesn't have any other race ahead of the Olympic Games except the Tour," Movistar manager Eusebio Unzué told Marca.

American road team earns four female and two male spots for 2020 Olympics Women were ranked fourth. A strong performance at September's world championships gave the U.S. extra slots in the time trial events, with two each in the men's and women's categories. American men only earned two starting slots for the road race out of a maximum of five, but they also gained two starting positions for the time trial.

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Valverde plans to race 2020 Tour, team quotas for Tokyo: Daily News Digest Eusebio Unzué says Alejandro Valverde will race the 2020 Tour de France in preparation for the Olympics, the UCI announces the national team quotas for the road events in Tokyo, Alessandro De Marchi “fed up” after close call during training. Those stories and more in today's Daily News Digest.

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UCI boss David Lappartient: Glasgow 2023 multi-disciplinary world championships 'a massive yet exciting challenge' "Our mega event will allow Glasgow and Scotland to move to the next level in the development of cycling as a means of transport, a health-enhancing activity, and a leisure pursuit." Lappartient also spoke about the UCI's partnership with Zwift, under which an eRacing World Championships will be launched next year.

Five cool things coming soon from Giant, Continental, Sportful, Infini Lighting and FFWD The BlackChili rubber compound is made to roll quickly, and there is a protective layer to boost puncture resistance - Conti's Revolution Tubeless Ready bead should also make setting up tubeless nice and easy. A solid all-round choice with bonus speed points?

Matthew Glaetzer: ‘I'm treating this like a little injury. Cancer won’t hold me back’ - Kieran Pender Just weeks after being diagnosed with thyroid cancer, Australia’s Olympic medal hopeful is focused on upcoming Track World Cups.

UCI confirms team quotas for Tokyo Olympics road cycling events >>> Great Britain men's team have four riders for the road race while the women have just two places. With qualification based on the UCI World Ranking, Great Britain will only take four riders - having had five in London 2012 and Rio 2016 - after finishing 11th in the nations ranking.

Near Miss of the Day 333: A close pass compilation Today's video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows a compilation of "daft driving, close passes and other stupidity" seen in and around Royston, Hertfordshire by reader John.

46% off Corratec e-Power 28 Active 8 500W Bosch Hybrid eBike This Corratech eBike gets a Bosch Active Line motor which is strong, efficient and powered by a 500Wh Bosch battery that gives you up to 80miles of riding, depending on terrain. Even in a hilly area, you'll be able to get a lot of riding done in between charges.

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Black Cyclists Network founder calls stop and search 'gross abuse of power' I explained to the officer that usually there are cycle box lanes ahead of vehicle stop lines to protect cyclists and because there is a lack of one, I was using my common sense to avoid putting myself in danger… The officer tried again but I resisted and he turned around to join his colleagues as they were walking away.

10 worst winter kit mistakes and how to avoid them If you think that's a good enough reason to head out of the front door without a waterproof then you're all but guaranteed to be caught in torrential rain within 15 minutes of leaving the house. The solution, clearly, is to take a waterproof with you on every winter ride.

Lizzie Deignan is excited for her first full season since becoming a mother "I'm just excited to have a season where it's not decided by being a new mum," she said. "We've got in the swing of things and physically I'm recovered from giving birth, so I'm excited about another season. And pretty open minded about what will happen at the end of it."

Cycling performance lab testing - and what you can do at home The three reasons why cyclists test themselves, and the best ways to do so.

Beginner's guide: understanding gears Every time component makers add another sprocket, cycling forums erupt with complaints about increasing complexity and forced obsolescence. Off-road, though, mountain bike gear systems have been driven toward simplicity, with a movement in recent years toward fewer total gears not more.

Metropolitan Police officer does stop and search on Black Cyclists Network founder after 'smelling' marijuana A Metropolitan Police officer was filmed yesterday performing a stop and search on the founder of the Black Cyclists Network, claiming that he could smell marijuana on him.

Movistar partner with kit brand Alé after end of Endura deal The new Alé kit will officially be unveiled in Madrid on December 19, when the 2020 squad is announced. In a press release, the Spanish squad say their new kit uses light, breathable and super functional fabrics, designed to help their riders achieve their goals next year.

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'One day we'll win this': Mark Cavendish vows to return to Ghent Six Day In a week of racing in-part marred by crashes, the Maes 0.0% duo just missed out on the top three, finishing fourth, as they lost a lap in the final Madison race with Kenny De Ketele and Robbe Ghys taking a last gasp overall victory in the final lap sprint.

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1 cyclist a week killed or seriously injured due to potholes One cyclist a week is killed or seriously injured by defects such as potholes on Britain's roads, according to the result of a Freedom of Information request. The request found that during the past five years more than 250 cyclists were killed or seriously injured due to crashes caused by poor road surfaces, reports The Sun.

Flandriencross Hamme Cycling nirvana Cyclocross Flandrien fun in the hurt locker thrills and chills tip of the cap video 1965 Champion, Vittorio Adorni is in the Giro Hall of Fame.Vittorio Adorni smiles his way to winning in 1965 "After this new podium place at Gent-Wevelgem we are now looking towards the Tour of Flanders on Sunday.

Alessandro De Marchi makes emotional plea to dangerous drivers after near-miss during traning ride Alessandro De Marchi has issued a plea to drivers to take care when passing cyclists after he had a near miss during a training ride. The CCC rider was out on home roads in Buja, northern Italy, when he was involved in a verbal confrontation with a driver after he passed De Marchi at three times his own speed, the Italian estimates.

Bettiol buys €500 car wheels with Flanders winnings "For me, it's the awareness. Now I know I can fight on par with the best in the world," he said. "And with what win, I repaid - even if not entirely - my family, the team and the people who have always been close to me." A similar uncorking saw Van Avermaet enter another dimension in his career.

Rest in Peace Raymond 'Poupou' Poulidor - PezCycling News Obituary: The sad news of the death of Raymond Poulidor was announced first by the sports paper, L'Equipe last Wednesday and the French public went into mourning, as did the cycling World. Poulidor didn't have the palmarès he deserved, but more importantly he was loved by the public.

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Marcel Kittel says he's not surprised Tom Dumoulin wanted to leave Sunweb The German quit racing in 2019 while Dumoulin transferred to Jumbo-Visma after injury curtailed his season.

Alejandro Valverde will ride the Tour de France all the way to Paris to prepare for Tokyo 2020 Alejandro Valverde will ride the 2020 Tour de France all the way to Paris as his preparation for the Tokyo Olympic road race, his Movistar boss has said.

Dhb Classic FLT Softshell Roubaix Jacket - Brick The dhb Classic FLT Softshell Roubaix Jacket is an effectively warm and windproof outer for dry, cold rides, and its strong build promises many seasons of use. It's cheaper than most, but the shiny feel of the outer fabric may put some people off. The Classic FLT is a solid performer in every way and does what you want it to.

Lappartient provides hints of inaugural 'bike Olympics' set for 2023 "The UCI Cycling World Championships… will celebrate virtually all of our disciplines." Lappartient confirmed that 13 disciplines will be competing for their respective rainbow jerseys that would include more than 2,500 athletes. The first event is set for two weeks during August 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Freeman case is great theatre but is it a couple of bad apples – or a barrel? - Sean Ingle Neither Shane Sutton nor Dr Richard Freeman comes out well from the GMC tribunal but it invites wider questions about the whole culture of British Cycling and UK Sport.

Brian Holm: 'No pressure' on 21-year-old Ian Garrison in first year at Quick-Step Deceuninck-Quick-Step director believes young American could be up with the top on a range of terrain some day, but will ride his first WorldTour season free of pressure.

EUROTRASH News Round Up Monday! - PezCycling News Loads of other cycling news: The Vuelta in France, HEMA and Jumbo-Visma, Arkea-Samsic on Canyon, BORA-hansgrohe 2020 squad, more rider contracts, Johannes Fröhlinger retires, UAE Team Emirates legal action against Durasek, Movistar to wear AlÃ, Rigoberto Urán resumes training.

11 of the best clipless pedals - click in from as little as £20 Because they hold your feet in the right place on the pedals and keep them there, clipless pedals are more efficient than regular shoes and flat pedals. They're also much easier to get out of than the clip and strap pedals enthusiast riders and racers used before the 1980s.

Carrera Crossroad E Carrera is making some really good e-bikes for less than £1,000 at the moment, including the Subway E we recently reviewed. Here it has set itself the task of bringing e-road bikes down to that level, and you know what? It's succeeded. Okay the Crossroad E isn't perfect but it is a versatile bike that's quite a lot of fun to ride.

CyclingTips Podcast: Mandatory helmet laws and the new Shimano gearbox patent This week the team discusses mandatory helmet laws and the new Shimano gearbox patent. Click here for a direct download, and here to listen on Soundcloud. The CyclingTips podcast is on Spotify as well, and you can listen to it there. Or just subscribe to the CyclingTips Podcast via RSS, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play.

Tailfin’s new AeroPack adds stability and easy-access over seat packs Tailfin, the creators of the unique T1 pannier rack designed to fit regular road bikes have launched a wholly new product range, one that's designed to fit an even wider variety of bikes, offer more customisation options, and add plenty of stability over more conventional large seat packs.

Road and track unlikely to join AusCycling as Cycling Tasmania announces ‘no’ vote Cycling Tasmania has announced that it intends to vote “no” to the AusCycling proposal to unify Australia’s cycling disciplines.

Ten products I loved in 2019: James Huang Basically, I'm becoming a grumpy old man. Now get off my lawn. I've been smitten with hitch-mounted, tray-style car racks ever since trying my first one - a first-generation Thule T2 - way back in 2006.

13 of the best touring bikes - your options for taking off into the beyond Welcome to the latest edition of's buyer's guide to touring bikes in which you'll find everything you need to know to find the right touring bike for you, plus our pick of 13 of the best touring bikes. In this updated version of our guide to touring bikes, we've added a great deal for beginning tourists on the Ridgeback Tour.

German ultracyclist set to smash 18,000km Cape to Cape world record + take a look at his kit list Last year Deichmann also set a new world record for riding the length of the Americas, completing the 23,000-kilometre Panamerican Highway route from Alaska to Argentina in 98 days and beating the existing record by almost a month.

Van der Poel and Worst win in Hamme, Urán back on the bike: Daily News Digest Mathieu van der Poel and Annemarie Worst both follow up Tabor World Cup wins with victories at Flandriencross, Rigoberto Urán is back on the bike, Miguel Ángel López set for Tour debut in 2020. Those stories and more in today's Daily News Digest.

Kenny De Ketele and Robbe Ghys take overall victory at thrilling Ghent Six Day 2019 The Belgian duo of Kenny De Ketele and Robbe Ghys have clinched victory in a thrilling finale at the Ghent Six Day 2019. De Ketele needed the final sprint of the final event of the competition, the Madison, to take the overall win as he just edged out Jasper De Buyst.

Ban for Italian ex-pro who raced in fixed-gear criterium without disclosing doping past Italian former professional cyclist Mauro Santambrogio has been handed a three-month ban after racing in a fixed-gear criterium, having failed to disclose his past convictions for doping when he applied for his licence.

Van der Poel, Worst take second wins of the weekend at DVV Hamme Van der Poel and Worst back up victories at the World Cup on Saturday with another trip to the top step at the DVV Trofee, Sunday.

Hoys reveal tiny nappies on World Prematurity Day Sir Chris and Lady Sarra Hoy's son, Callum, was born 11 weeks early, in 2014.

Abby-Mae Parkinson signs with Lotto Soudal Ladies for 2020 season Abby-Mae Parkinson has signed with Lotto Soudal Ladies for the 2020 season following three years with the Drops squad. The 22-year-old Brit has signed a one-year deal that will see her racing alongside the likes of Lotte Kopecky, leaving behind a mostly British squad at Drops.

Forme Longcliffe 2 Compared to the high-end aggressive race machines that I get to ride, the steering is notably slower through the technical bends, and if you need to change direction quickly to avoid gravel or a pothole there is a bit of lag, but I never found it a handful.

Registration opens for Chase The Sun 2020 with three coast-to-coast midsummer challenges on offer Registration has opened for next year's Chase The Sun, the midsummer coast-to-coast endurance cycling challenge that offers two routes across England and one in Italy.

In brief: The Greatest: The Times and Life of Beryl Burton; Homeland; Beautiful Place – review A tribute to a trailblazing cyclist, a journey into the European psyche and a compelling debut novel.

Investigation: What does it take to get from the Zwift Academy to the pro ranks? What does it mean to you? To some cyclists it defines their very existence; to others it's a seemingly random number bandied about by people with very expensive bicycles.

Cycling survival - 13 beginner mistakes to avoid Nobody is going to think ill of a newbie who doesn't take long, hard turns on the front, so don't bury yourself trying to do your 'share' before you're fit enough to comfortably finish a 100km club run. Another common bunch-riding error is to hang around at the back of the group trying to stay out of the way of more experienced riders.

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Cabbage please! One of the astounding beliefs in cycling lore was the use of cabbage leafs place under the cycling cap to keep heads cool. Here are two fun images from le Tour. #capsnothats Chapeau!

Tourmalet to feature in Vuelta a España 2020, according to reports The French Pyrenean climb is rumoured to be included on stage 13 of the Spanish Grand Tour, according to Toulouse newspaper La Depeche, and will result in the race crossing into France for the second consecutive year. >>> Mauro Santambrogio handed three-month ban for racing in fixed-gear criterium.

Why you should check out your bike's warranty: what's covered, what's not, and tips for making a claim The groupset manufacturer's warranty doesn't cover the gradual wearing of you chain, chainrings and sprockets but you might turn to it if, say, your shifter just stops working six months down the line.

'Mine isn't the story of an Olympic champion, but of a vain teenager who liked racing with people I wanted to be like': Katie Archibald column It's the story of a vain teenager who liked racing because it was a weekend away in the van with people I wanted to be like. It's a much bigger story, but I feel this mucky teenage period is an important part of it that at times I've tried to hide. So there's the first part of the truth, the rest is to be continued.

The Road Book 2019 Some categories have expanded, such as doubling the number of obituaries: I felt that we may have more 'big names' than usual in the list this year, with the likes of Paul Sherwen, Patrick Sercu, and Felice Gimondi appearing - or should that be disappearing?

Sunday trading: Save up to 47% on Colnago framesets plus much more This week's Sunday trading features the finest Black Friday deals we've seen this week and includes a whopping deal on a Colnago V2-R frameset. There's also a set of powerful yet compact Lezyne lights for those dark winter nights and a deal on Wahoo Elemnt Bolt cycling computer - a product that's rarely discounted.

Callum Skinner: 'Younger athletes have been exploited and no-one has benefited more than management' Callum Skinner, the Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist, has called for a complete overhaul of Britain's elite sporting system following fresh allegations this week of athlete bullying and a separate legal threat from leading athletes over Team GB's sponsorship rules.

PEZ Bookshelf: The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman - PezCycling News So horribly dangerous was the route, in fact, that the French teams forbade their Belgian riders from competing.Ferdi Vandenhaute falls on the Koppenberg Thus was born the reputation of the hard men of cycling and the Flemish love of bike racing grew.

15 of the best 2019 road bikes under £1,000 Welcome to the latest edition of's buyer's guide to road bikes under £1,000 in which you'll find everything you need to know to find the right sub-£1,000 road bike for you, plus our pick of 15of the best bikes in the super-competitive under-£1,000 sector.

Pickle Juice. The cyclists miracle cure for cramps. I used to suffer terribly from cramps after a hard bike race or ride. I'd get screaming painful leg cramps in my quads and hamstrings. Years ago, I'd be driving back from a race and suddenly cramp so brutally that I'd almost get in an accident, as I jerked the car off the road and fell to the ground in deep pain.

45 of the best road bike wheels - reduce bike weight or get aero gains with new hoops Welcome to the latest edition of's buyer's guide to road wheels in which you'll find everything you need to know to find the right wheels for you, plus our pick of 45 of the best road bike wheels.

Werner, White, West to lineup for Rockland County CX This weekend sees the return of the Rockland County Supercross Cup in Suffern, N.Y., with a host of top names making appearances.

'It has been a very tough week, harder than expected' says Mathieu van der Poel after cyclocross World Cup win Van der Poel fought back from behind to win in the same week his grandfather, Raymond Poulidor, passed away.

Van der Poel, Worst victorious at WorldCup Tabor Van der Poel tested in hard-fought scrap with Iserbyt in the mens, Worst tops all-Dutch podium in the women's.

Mauro Santambrogio handed three-month ban for racing in fixed-gear criterium Mauro Santambrogio has been handed a three-month ban after he failed to declare his historic doping violations and raced in a fixed-gear criterium in Italy.

Locals up in arms about Halfords Christmas TV advert which shows girl riding bike on 'no cycling' path Locals up in arms about Halfords Christmas TV advert.

Alpkit Strada women's shorts review The Alpkit Strada women's bikepacking and touring short is a good choice for long adventure rides or regular gravel blasts. The well-designed legs are tapered to prevent snags, but they're too short to work with knee pads - and there's no waist adjustment unless you like wearing a belt.

Assos Equipe RS Spring Fall Jacket If you're looking for a long-sleeve thermal top that is highly breathable and protective where it needs to be, then the Equipe RS Spring Fall Jacket is pretty good, provided you have deep enough pockets.

Near Miss of the Day 332: Oncoming driver skims cyclist without slowing "He left messages asking him to contact police on his return but he never did, so he got away scot-free despite almost killing me." > Near Miss of the Day turns 100 - Why do we do the feature and what have we learnt from it?

Roger Kluge has heart surgery to reduce chance of second stroke The Lotto-Soudal rider was treated for a permanently open foramen ovale - a small opening between the two atria of the heart - in ealy October in Antwerp, Belgium after Kluge had suffered a minor stroke in March 2018. >>> Mathieu van der Poel won't defend Amstel Gold Race title, according to his father.

First Look: Liv Brava SLR women's gravel and cyclocross bike The Liv Brava SLR is the women's specific cyclocross and gravel bike from the Giant ladies only brand. This 'one-bike-does-all' aluminium off-road model is built to be versatile to allow female riders to go anywhere the like and as fast as they like.

Is the front mech dead? Is there a future for the front derailleur on modern road bikes? Changing gears is easier with just one gear shifter, there's one less thing to malfunction, mud and ground clearance is improved, weight is lowered and suspension designers are freed from the limitations of having to factor in a front derailleur when locating pivots.

Police appeal for cyclist to get in touch after car passenger shoots him with BB gun Essex Police are appealing for a cyclist to contact them after he came off his bike after being shot with a ball bearing in Elmdon. The Saffron Walden Reporter reports that the incident occurred on Royston Lane on Sunday, November 3, between 11.30am and 12.30pm.

Caleb Ewan takes victory at Tour de France Shanghai Criterium 2019 Caleb Ewan emerged victorious in a photo finish at the Tour de France Shanghai Criterium in China. The Lotto-Soudal sprinter finished ahead of Matteo Trentin with Jumbo-Visma's Steven Kruijswijk third. Ewan's team-mate Thomas De Gendt then rolled across the line a few seconds later to take fourth place.

How to carry essential kit on a cycle ride? 70% of readers use a saddle bag 70% of readers use a saddle bag for ride essentials.

Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse up to third after Memorial Patrick Sercu Madison win at Ghent Six Day 2019 Mark Cavendish and Iljo Keisse moved up to third at the Ghent Six Day 2019 with victory in the Patrick Sercu Madison, dedicated to the late Six Day legend.

Velolife cycle cafe owner says it's an "incredible relief" that threat of injunction has been lifted by council The owner of the Velolife cycle café in Berkshire says it is "an incredible relief" that the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead has withdrawn its application for an injunction over a planning dispute. "Finally common sense has prevailed," said Lee Goodwin, echoing the words of Chris Boardman earlier in the week.

Sportful Speedskin Silicone Bootie What you see here are the latest generation of Sportful's Speedskin Silicone Booties, overshoes to you and me. They keep the wind and water out brilliantly but only really work on milder days because of their lack of insulation.

Readers' Rigs: 2016 Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod - PezCycling News At over seventy years old our reader today, Albert from Massachusetts, is carving up the beautiful back country roads of his state on his Cannondale SuperSix Evo Hi-Mod decked out with Dura-Ace, Zipp 303's and more. He loves it so much that it is supposed to be his 'last' bike….

9 bump-taming road bikes that help stop your hands and bum getting battered Lapierre says that the curved top tube flexes more easily than a straight one while the curved and narrow seatstays act like leaf springs for better impact and vibration absorption at the back end. When we reviewed the Lapierre Pulsium 700 we found that the elastomer does its job well.

Video: Highlights from the Men's Pan-Am Cyclocross Championships CX Hairs Media has a complete highlight reel from this past weekend's Pan-American Championships race in Midland, Ontario.

Bernal goes full Mao for China bike race I happened to come across this surprising image of current Tour Winner Egan Bernal, helping to promote a race in China. He's wearing a Mao jacket and cap, the full communist leader outfit. Which, depending on your outlook, might be considered surprising or tone-deaf.

The Week's Biggest Black Friday Cycling Deals It's been a busy week with the latest round of weekly Black Friday deal drops. Here's our roundup! The best price is on this black/red design. Kask's Mojito X is a very popular helmet with a subtle profile. Kask's Mojito was initially developed with Team Sky, way back when the team was first launched.

Live blog: Irish Senator who complained about cyclists goes for ride after being challenged to on Twitter; Frozen Froome turns to Cryotherapy; No Viag Live blog: Senator Croughwell goes for a ride.

New Outside Column! People really suck at evaluating risks, you do a good job of putting dangerous scooter into perspective. "The Greatest Cycling Manual Ever Written" - Eben Weiss, author of "Bike Snob" While I love cycling and embrace it in all its forms, I'm also extremely critical.

Nine great upgrades for under £100 - go faster, climb easier, get more comfortable, and shift and stop better Nine great upgrades for under £100.

Truflo MiniMTN High Volume minipump review Sometimes great things come in small packages, and that's absolutely the case with the Truflo MiniMTN. It's a super compact little pump that extends to nearly twice its size in use, and takes little effort to work. It even has a retractable hose to protect your valves - the only thing missing on the MiniMTN is a pressure gauge.

British Cycling physio alleges Shane Sutton 'bullied' Dr Richard Freeman during medical tribunal Shane Sutton and Dr Richard Freeman had a "monumental falling out" over the costs of a flight back from Colombia which Freeman took in 2015 following a family bereavement, a medical tribunal has heard.

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Israel Cycling Academy signings, Freeman tribunal latest: Daily News Digest The Freeman medical tribunal continues, Rick Zabel and Mads Würtz Schmidt will join Israel Cycling Academy from Katusha-Alpecin, BMC recalls 2018 and 2019 models of the Teammachine SLR 01 Disc. Those stories and more in today's Daily News Digest.

First riders make move from Katusha-Alpecin to Israel Cycling Academy The first riders have moved over from Katusha-Alpecin to Israel Cycling Academy following the team's take over of Katusha's WorldTour licence ahead of the 2020 season. Rick Zabel and Mads Würtz Schmidt were under contract with Katusha for 2020, but will now move to the Israeli outfit.

The LeadBoat challenge combines the SBT GRVL and Leadville 100 races When the Leadville 100 MTB and SBT GRVL races were scheduled on back-to-back days, organizers decided to create a new endurance event called the LeadBoat Challenge.

Week in Tech: Wattbike comes to the U.S., Niner donates to IMBA, and more But the Aeropack sure is a clever design for bike touring, long-haul self-supported racing, or just serious commuting. The Aeropack Alloy S and Carbon S feature alloy and carbon arms, respectively, that mount to a specially designed axle via a quick release system so you can quickly remove the rack.

BMC issues recall on Teammachine SLR01 Disc BMC has issued a voluntary recall for all Teammachine SLR01 Disc owners after discovering a potential safety issue with the fork. It's asking all owners of 2018 and 2019 complete bicycles and framesets to return it to your local BMC dealer for further inspection.

Freeman tribunal: Former British Cycling doctor had 'monumental falling out' with Shane Sutton over cost of flight The Richard Freeman medical tribunal has heard that the doctor's relationship with former British Cycling technical director Shane Sutton deteriorated markedly in the wake of a "monumental falling out" over the cost of a flight following a family bereavement in 2015.

Triple Olympic medallist Steven Burke announces his retirement Multiple Olympic medallist Steven Burke MBE has announced his retirement from the Great Britain squad. Burke, 31, has been a key member in the British team pursuit unit, taking gold medals in the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympics.

Mathieu van der Poel won't defend Amstel Gold Race title, according to his father Mathieu van der Poel will not defend his Amstel Gold Race title in 2020, according to his father. The Corendon-Circus rider took the biggest win of his road career so far at the Ardennes classic, ambushing Julian Alaphilippe on the finishing straight to snatch victory.

'It's a dream for me': Giulio Ciccone looks to 2020 with Vincenzo Nibali as his team-mate Giulio Ciccone says riding with Vincenzo Nibali as a team-mate "is a dream" as the Italian Grand Tour winner joins Trek-Segafredo. Ciccone had a phenomenal 2019 season with Trek, winning a stage of the Giro d'Italia and wearing the yellow jersey at the Tour.

Weldtite Pure Bike Wash review Made in the UK, biodegradable and environmentally friendly, this excellent bike wash from Weldtite is really effective choice for cleaning your bike. Why would you use a product that harms the place you ride? I personally feel something that goes right into the water course should be as neutral and harmless as possible.

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Dr Richard Freeman tribunal: Medic faced ‘constant attrition’ from Shane Sutton Dr Richard Freeman was subjected to "constant attrition" from former British Cycling performance director Shane Sutton, the medic's tribunal hears.

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Explosive Olympics course shaping 2020 racing calendars Placed just six days after the Tour and less than three weeks before the Vuelta, the Tokyo road race is playing a huge part in shaping GC riders' schedules for 2020.

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Everything you need to know about Dr Richard Freeman's medical tribunal Following months of delays, Dr Richard Freeman's medical misconduct tribunal is finally underway and this week we have heard evidence from some key figures involved.

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Police not to blame for death of cyclist killed by fleeing burglar during pursuit The Independent Office for Police Conduct has concluded that Northamptonshire Police officers were not to blame for the death of cyclist killed by a burglar during a high speed chase. Nine police cars were involved in the pursuit of Gary Lynch, 55, when he hit 75-year-old Arthur Bourlet in Station Road, Isham, on April 11.

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Live blog: Chris Boardman encourages active travel to lift burden off NHS on Question Time appearance; Wout van Aert steps up recovery + more Live blog: Chris Boardman urges us to "move more"

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BMC recalls 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc models BMC has identified a potential safety issue with the forks used on 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc bikes. The Swiss company is urging owners of the bikes to stop riding them and have a BMC dealer perform a "safety check".

Retro cycle parking infra spotted; retro club run to Worlds ; Haute Route goes Swiss; Freeman 'adverse reaction' to Sutton'; Serena Williams needs a b Live blog: Haute Route goes Swiss.

Travis McCabe and Israel Cycling Academy close to finalizing 2020 deal Next year he will have even more chances, as he is set to join Israel Cycling Academy for the team's debut in the WorldTour next season, sources close to McCabe and the team have informed VeloNews. The team declined to comment. The 30-year-old is a longtime winning presence on the U.S.

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British Cycling and Team Sky ordered Viagra for riders, medical tribunal hears The mystery of the 2011 batch of testosterone delivered to British Cycling's headquarters deepened on Thursday after a medical tribunal heard that Viagra may also have been part of the order.

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Dr Richard Freeman tribunal: Dr Steve Peters doubts testosterone claims British Cycling's former head of medicine casts doubt on Dr Richard Freeman's claim that testosterone was delivered to its headquarters on behalf of Shane Sutton.

British Cycling and Team Sky kept Viagra for riders’ ‘nerve issues’ Dr Steve Peters gave evidence at Dr Richard Freeman’s medical tribunal at which it was claimed British Cycling and Team Sky put success above riders’ welfare.

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Howes renews with EF, Katusha riders await October wages: Daily News Digest Alex Howes renews with EF Education First, Arkéa-Samic will ride on Canyon bikes next year, Katusha-Alpecin riders and staff are waiting on their October wages, Richard Freeman does not attend his medical tribunal hearing on Thursday. Those stories and more in today's Daily News Digest.

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London Cycling Campaign launches Lorry Safety website to help protect capital's cyclists London Cycling Campaign has launched a free website aimed at helping lorry drivers and cyclists avoid collisions. Called Lorry Safe, the website - launched last week - includes videos and tips on reducing danger on the road, updates on safe lorry design, and training for both drivers and riders.

You can now buy a special edition Paris Saint-Germain e-bike French footballing giants Paris Saint-Germain have teamed up with the Los Angeles e-bike brand Super73 for a run of limited edition Super73 Z-Series e-bikes to mark the 2019/2020 football season.

Five-time Paralympic gold medallist dies after being hit by car while riding A five-time Paralympic gold medallist has died after being hit by a car while riding his bike. Australian Kieran Modra, who competed in eight Paralympic Games, died on Wednesday in a crash with a car while riding north of Adelaide.

Steve Peters questions use of Testogel for performance-enhancement at Richard Freeman medical tribunal British Cycling and Team Sky's former head of medicine Steve Peters has cast doubt on the idea testosterone patches could have been ordered for performance-enhancing reasons.

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Canyon replaces Katusha with Pro Continental team Arkea-Samsic for 2020 season Canyon has today announced it will sponsor the Pro Continental team Arkea-Samsic for the 2020 season and the team livery bikes have been revealed that will be raced by Warren Barguil, Nairo Quintana and Nacer Bouhanni.

Chris Boardman hails "victory for common sense" as council withdraws Velolife cycling café injunction application British Cycling policy advisor Chris Boardman has hailed a "victory for common sense" after the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead withdrew its application for an injunction against the owner of Berkshire cycling café, Velolife.

Council withdraw 'senseless and vindictive' legal action against café over cyclists meeting The council at the centre of a legal battle with a cycling café over riders meeting there has finally backed down. Velolife Café in Warren Row, Berkshire, faced potential closure after the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead council tried to ban cyclists meeting outside the site for rides.

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Five transfer fails of the 2019 season Several top riders struggled to find their feet in their new teams in 2019, left hoping that 2020 will be better or giving up in search of a new team. We look at some of those 2018/2019 transfer flops. The star time trial rider brought his 2018 rainbow stripes to Bahrain-Merida for 2019.

The WorldTour can wait for rising star Tom Pidcock He's young, he's brash, and most importantly, he's fast. And he's the next big thing that no one's heard of - at least beyond the English Channel. Right now, the 20-year-old is happy under the radar. So much so, he's spurning offers from the WorldTour.

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Arkéa-Samsic to race on Canyon bikes in 2020 The French team will switch from Spanish brand BH, whose bikes the team rode in 2019 following a spell on Look bikes before that.

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Alex Howes extends contract with EF Education First National champion Alex Howes has extended his contract with EF Education First in a two-year deal. The 31-year-old Coloradan has raced with the team since its initial iteration in 2007 as Pro Continental outfit Team Slipstream.

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Arkéa-Samsic to ride Canyon in 2020 French Pro Continental team Arkéa-Samsic will be sponsored by Canyon Bicycles next season, Canyon has announced today. The team will ride the Canyon Ultimate in the mountains, the Aeroad on fast stages and the Speedmax in time trials.

Dr Richard Freeman absent from tribunal after 'adverse reaction' to Shane Sutton's testimony Dr Richard Freeman will not be present at his medical tribunal on Thursday or Friday after responding badly to evidence given by Shane Sutton on Tuesday.

Do you need a dedicated winter bike? 57% say you do, but what is a winter bike and what are the essentials? Plus 5 top winter bike choices It's why many cyclists have long made the switch to a dedicated bike when the winter months roll around, but what are the reasons for a winter bike, what do you want from a winter bike and what's the best bike for the purpose? It might seem a luxury to have a dedicated winter bike, but it's popular with many cyclists.

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Shane Sutton decides against returning to Dr Richard Freeman tribunal Shane Sutton has decided against returning for a further day of cross-examination at Dr Richard Freeman's medical tribunal.

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Cycling world mourns loss of Poulidor, Bardet to skip Tour: Daily News Digest Raymond Poulidor dies at 83, Romain Bardet will skip the 2020 Tour de France, Zwift Academy finalists announced, Paralympian Kieran Modra killed in collision with car. Those stories and more in today's Daily News Digest. Raymond Poulidor has died at 83 years old.

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Shane Sutton will not return to Dr Freeman's medical tribunal after dramatic appearance Shane Sutton will not return to Dr Richard Freeman's medical tribunal after a dramatic first day of evidence. Former British Cycling and Team Sky coach Sutton appeared before the tribunal on Tuesday over his alleged links to a mystery testosterone delivery Dr Freeman made to British Cycling headquarters in 2011.

Five-time Paralympic champion cyclist Kieran Modra killed while riding Tributes are being paid to five-time Paralympic cycling champion Kieran Modra, who was killed earlier today in a road traffic collision near his home in Adelaide.

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Shane Sutton: Ex-British Cycling coach will not return to medical tribunal after storming out Ex-British Cycling technical director and Team Sky head coach Shane Sutton will not return to give evidence at Dr Richard Freeman's medical tribunal after storming out on Tuesday.

Shane Sutton will not return to Richard Freeman tribunal after walkout Shane Sutton will not return to give evidence at the medical tribunal for former British Cycling and Team Sky colleague Dr Richard Freeman.

Dr Richard Freeman tribunal: Shane Sutton will not return to give evidence Shane Sutton will not return to give evidence at the medical tribunal for former British Cycling and Team Sky colleague Dr Richard Freeman on Thursday.

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Cyclist spends five years riding every street in central London A London cyclist has spent five years riding every street in the centre of the city, turning his exploits into a mesmerising animation. Davis Vilums said he was bored of his usual 25-minute commute from south of the Thames to Soho, and decided to explore his surrounds.

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Romain Bardet chooses Giro d'Italia and Tokyo Olympics over 2020 Tour de France The Giro, worlds and Olympics will be at the center of the calendar for the French star weary of the pressures of July.

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Raymond Poulidor The eternal second Raymond Poulidor died at the age of 83. He became more famous for his rivarlies with Jacques Anquetil and Eddy Merckx that overshadowed his solid Palmares. He was victorious at the 1964 Vuelta a Espana, 1961 Milan San Remo and a number of podium places at World Championships and monuments.

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Raymond Poulidor - the French cycling great - has died aged 83 Raymond Poulidor, the French cycling great, has died at the age of 83.

Is Zwift developing its own smart trainer? Zwift has been one of the biggest revolutions in cycling in the past few years and given rise to indoor cycling being a popular past time for amateur and professional cyclists. And now it looks like the software company is aiming to develop its own hardware, so could a smart trainer or smart bike be on the horizon soon?

French cycling legend Raymond Poulidor dies age 83 Poulidor was seen as a 'real face of cycling' in France as a result of hard-working attitude and wealth of victories.

Raymond Poulidor: French cycling icon dies aged 83 French cycling great Raymond Poulidor, who finished on the Tour de France podium eight times, has died at the age of 83.

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'The cycling world loses a monument, an icon': Stars pay tribute to Raymond Poulidor Raymond Poulidor, "iconic and loved by the public" for his fight and string of Tour de France near-misses, died early this morning in western France, at the age of 83. The Frenchman, known as 'The Eternal Second' for his run in the Tour de France, is best remembered for a race he did not win during the course of his 18-year career on the road.

Romain Bardet to ride Giro d'Italia and miss Tour de France in 2020 He'll now break that consecutive run with his first attempt at the Giro d'Italia, his first target of the year before the Tokyo Olympic road race in July and the World Championships road race in Switzerland in September. >>> Tour de France legend Raymond Poulidor has died.

Mark Cavendish crashes at 70km/h during opening night of Ghent Six Day Mark Cavendish suffered a high-speed crash on the opening night of the Ghent Six Day. The first race day of the historic track event was eventually stopped early, after Belgian racer Gerben Thyssen suffered serious injuries in a fall and was rushed to hospital.

Tour de France legend Raymond Poulidor dies aged 83 Three-time Tour de France runner-up Raymond Poulidor has died at the age of 83.

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French cycling’s eternal runner-up Raymond Poulidor dies at 83 French cyclist Raymond Poulidor, who gained the adoration of the French public as an eternal runner-up in the Tour de France, has died at the age of 83. Poulidor had been hospitalised since early October as the result of a heart condition. “He left us this morning, ” his wife Gisele told AFP from their home in western France.

Tour de France legend Raymond Poulidor has died Tour de France icon Raymond Poulidor has died at the age of 83. The Frenchman was a monumental figure in cycling history, best known for his legendary rivalry with compatriot Jacques Anquetil.

Live blog: Raymond Poulidor dies; Romain Bardet set to skip 2020 Tour de France; Floyd's Pro Cycling to close + more Live blog: Raymond Poulidor dies.

Raymond Poulidor Dies at 83 - PezCycling News Raymond Poulidor died at the age of 83, L'Equipe reports. Mathieu van der Poel's grandfather had been sick for some time. Pou Pou, the 'Eternal Second' passed away on Wednesday night at 2 o'clock in the hospital of his hometown Saint-LÃonard-de-Noblat.

Bennett on hiatus of Tour of California: 'It's a big loss for cycling' It's a big loss for cycling."

Ineos' Filippo Ganna - King of the 4K World! - PezCycling News Rider Feature: Filippo Ganna stunned the cycling world with his four kilometre individual pursuit ride in Minsk with a finishing time of 4:02, and he put the under four minute pursuit record on the horizon.

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Controversial AusCycling poll challenges Cycling NSW ‘no’ vote Cycling New South Wales might have announced it will vote “no” to unifying Australia’s cycling disciplines under the AusCycling banner, but the story might not stop there. Several NSW clubs are banding together in the hope of calling a Special General Meeting to debate CNSW’s position on the matter.

Ten products I loved in 2019: Dave Rome Gosh, has it really been a year since I last wrote one of these? As expected, 2019 was the year of disc-equipped racing bikes, gravel bikes that blur the line with what an MTB does better, and the if-it-doesn't-have-a-motor-or-connect-to-a-TV-it's-dirt movement.

Mark Cavendish suffers fall as crashes overshadow opening night of Ghent Six Mark Cavendish suffered a worrying crash during the team time trial on the opening night of the Ghent Six Day.

Wearing a cycle helmet may increase risk of injury, says new research New research suggests that wearing a helmet may put cyclists more at risk of being injured in a road traffic collision. The findings are set out in a paper entitled Effects of bicycle helmet wearing on accident and injury rates presented at this week's National Road Safety Conference in Telford.

Ducklings "a threat to cyclists" - so Natural England destroys eggs; Handlebar owl; W Mids Police close pass calculation; Sutton storms out…; Boardm Live blog: Sutton storms out of Freeman tribunal.

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Sutton walks out of Freeman medical tribunal hearing Shane Sutton walked out of the Richard Freeman medical tribunal hearing on Tuesday following a tense exchange as he was being cross-examined by Freeman’s lawyer.

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Dimension Data rebrands, Floyd’s Pro Cycling to shut down: Daily News Digest Team Dimension Data unveils new NTT Pro Cycling look, Floyd’s Pro Cycling is shutting down after one season, Sutton walks out of Freeman medical tribunal. Those stories and more in today's Daily News Digest. Team Dimension Data team has unveiled its new look for 2020 as it rebrands to NTT Pro Cycling.