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The End of the Road for Taylor Phinney - PezCycling News Phinney was a class act and looked to have a wonderful career ahead of him; Classics, time trials, short stage races and track titles were within his grasp, but a horrific crash took that all away.
What your Instagram says about you as a cyclist And given you're reading this on a cycling website, cycling probably features heavily in your Instagram experience. And fair enough, too — Instagram is a great way of keeping up with what other riders are up to, what cycling brands are doing, and what's happening in the sport more generally.
TdF Beefeaters win UCI Fans' Award with THAT video; Hope in Lotus tie-up; British Cycling slams e-car 'green' number plate plans; 6 Day London - how t Live blog: British Cycling slam 'green' number plates.
17 of the best disc brake endurance road bikes Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc's buyer's guide to the top disc-braked endurance bikes of 2019, in which you'll our pick of 17 of the best comfortable-but-quick all-day road bikes. In this updated edition of our guide to disc-braked endurance bikes we've added the Mason Aspect.
PEdAL ED Woman 3/4 Bibshort It's not an easy feature to get right: the Assos 3/4s I tested a while ago always left their mark at the end of a ride, and you were conscious of the narrow band gripping. PEdAL ED's chamois offers decent protection. It's soft and supportive and this hasn't deteriorated over the test period.
Mas and Hosking win in Guangxi, Vos tops Women’s WorldTour: Daily News Digest Enric Mas wraps up the overall victory at the men’s Tour of Guangxi as Pascal Ackermann nabs the final stage, Chloe Hosking wins the one-day women’s race in Guangxi, Marianne Vos takes the overall women’s WorldTour title, Rory Sutherland signs with Israel Cycling Academy.
Tech FAQ: Why spoke nipples break, and replacing spokes and not nipples This week Lennard gets to the bottom of a broken spokes dilemma and offers advice on replacing spokes, but not nipples.
Van Vleuten: Chloé Dygert is the favorite to win Olympic time trial Chloé Dygert's dominating world championship win in the individual time trial makes her the favorite to win that event at the 2020 Olympics. That's the perspective of Annemiek van Vleuten, Dygert's top rival in that event. "She showed such a big advantage, such a big victory, it showed she is an amazing time trialist," van Vleuten told VeloNews.
Driver jailed for killing Northern Irish cyclist Gavin Moore He has also been banned from driving for three years in connection with the incident on Bangor Road, Ards, on 11 July 2017 in which cyclist Gavin Moore, aged 40, was killed. Mr Moore, who was on the club's committee, was on a ride with fellow members of North Down Cycling Club when Cheung, driving a Hyundai 4x4, crashed into the group.
Wout van Aert's former team manager demands €1million after he left squad for Jumbo-Visma The former team manager of Wout van Aert has demanded more than €1million in damages after the rider left the squad for Jumbo-Visma. Van Aert unilaterally terminated his contract with Veranda's Willems-Crelan in September 2018, making the switch to the WorldTour team a year ahead of schedule, despite still having a contract with Veranda's.
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End of season ratings: How did each WorldTour team perform in 2019? A total of 14 wins in 2019 may seem reasonable at first glance, but take a closer look and things don't look so great - just three came outside of France, and only two at WorldTour level. The team's biggest disappointment came at the Tour, where star rider Romain Bardet was well short of top form.
Endura ends Movistar deal, blames UCI for creating innovation "dead end" However, at the start of this year the UCI banned its Surface Silicone Topography technology, with the governing body's decision presumably a factor behind today's announcement by Endura. Endura says that it will continue to focus on clothing for road cyclists as well as developing aerodynamic clothing for triathletes.
Sutherland, Martin bring WorldTour ballast to ICA remake Experienced team captain Sutherland and GC contender Martin add heft to new WorldTour team.
Tour's 'new world' summit finishes to leave mark on 2020 race With the 21.5km Col de la Loze and 17.4km Grand Colombier packed into the final week, Tour masterminds Christian Prudhomme and Thierry Gouvenou have chosen two of the most selective ascents in France for their signature mountaintop finishes for 2020.
What they don't tell you about… commuting But there are a few things people don't tell you about commuting. - 23 of the best commuting bikes - hybrids, tourers, folders and more that'll get you to the office with minimal fuss. Commuting is lovely when it's a fine spring morning and the daffodils are out and you've got a light breeze on your back and a lovely blue sky to admire.
WADA hopes to use artificial intelligence to catch dopers For years, anti-doping authorities have struggled against the ever-evolving campaigns cheaters use to gain an advantage. Cycling's history can be traced back by the developments in banned substances, from amphetamines to blood boosters and transfusions.
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London e-bike rider in court accused of causing death of pedestrian by dangerous driving A man who was riding an e-bike when he allegedly struck and killed a pedestrian in East London has appeared in court accused of causing death by dangerous driving in what is believed to be the first case of its kind, with the prosecution asserting that the bicycle exceeded permitted power limits.
Raúl Alarcón provisionally suspended by UCI over suspected doping violation Raúl Alarcón has been provisionally suspended by the UCI over a suspected doping violation. The Spaniard, a double winner of the Volta a Portugal, has been included in the governing body's list of riders being held back from racing because of potential doping offences.
Trentin's CCC Team move - 'More opportunities to get better results' We were looking to boost our classics team with a rider capable of winning and someone who could work with Greg to give the team multiple cards to play, and Matteo ticks both of those boxes." Trentin won a stage and finished second overall in the Tour of Britain behind Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel, both hot favorites for the Worlds.
Enric Mas wins Tour of Guangxi as 2019 WorldTour season comes to a close They are an incredible group, whom I am happy to call friends" The Tour of Guangxi brings to an end the 38-race UCI WorldTour for this year, which began with the Tour Down Under back in January. The 2020 edition of cycling's highest level races kicks-off again in Australia on January 21.
Tour of Guangxi stage 6: Ackermann takes second sprint win, Mas secures overall The win is his first stage race career victory. He also place second in last year's Vuelta a Espana. The result is the last for Mas in the jersey of Deceuninck-Quick-Step after three years with the team. "Winning the Tour of Guangxi, my last race with the Wolfpack, is something special that I will always remember," he said.
Kit brand Endura pulls out of Movistar sponsorship because of 'UCI dead end' Kit brand Endura have opted to end their sponsorship of Movistar because of the "developmental dead end being enforced by the UCI." The Scottish apparel company will part ways with Movistar after a six-year partnership, which has included Grand Tour victories, a World Championship, Monument wins and Alex Dowsett's Hour Record.
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