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A selection of the latest cycling news and blog posts.
Q&A: Robin Carpenter on coming oh so close to a European win American breakaway specialist Robin Carpenter has come oh so close to winning his first European race over the past several years. In 2018 his closest call came at stage 5 of the Arctic Race of Norway; last season Carpenter scored two second-place finishes at hard one-day races in France after riding for much of the day in breakaways.
Rally Cycling heads back to Europe with ambitions to win Rally Cycling will further commit itself to European racing in 2020, with key riders and managers moving full-time to Europe. The team's loss of GC start Brandon McNulty will see it refocus on stage wins and one-day races.
Gravel racing world championships in the pipeline, says UCI chief Gravel racing world champs in pipeline, says UCI chief.
Marvin Smart Talks Velodromes - PezCycling News It's not all signage, Marvin Smart also knows cycling inside and out and has some great stories from the past.
About road.cc's new design: what we've changed and why About road.cc’s new design.
Paris-Roubaix sector to be named after John Degenkolb The German rider, who the French Monument in 2015, will receive the honour due to the part he played in saving the junior edition of Paris-Roubaix last year, helping a crowdfunding campaign raise the €10,000 goal needed in just 24 hours.
Pro Bike Gallery: Rebecca Rusch's Giant Revolt Rebecca Rusch made the leap to Giant Bicycles for the 2020 season. She showed off her new Giant Revolt and and gear for Rebecca's Private Idaho.
Nine of the most expensive upgrades you can buy for your bike Upgrades are a way of life for cyclists. Even if every minute part of a bike is perfect, we just can't help ourselves lusting after the next best thing. You know the sort of thing: you've just shelled out on a brand new wheelset when the next edition comes along that sheds 0.5 grams of weight and saves you 1 watt over 200 miles at 45 mph.
MyCyclingWeekend with Decathlon - Trail Dogs MyCyclingWeekend with Decathlon.
UCI look to introduce Gravel World Championships UCI president David Lappartient has said he is open to introducing a Gravel World Championships in the future, saying it is a discipline that has "a real future and a huge potential".
How to wrap handlebar tape + video Putting on new handlebar tape is a simple way to give your bike a visual lift as well as improving the grip, comfort and ride quality of your bike. It's a cheap and easy way to treat your bike to some TLC. Here's how be a wrap star. Our guide below shows you what we believe is the best method to wrap bar tape.
Deceuninck - Quick-Step's Mikkel Honoré 'feeling fortunate' after hit and run during training ride Deceuninck - Quick-Step rider Mikkel Honoré was hospitalised after being involved in a hit and run incident during a training ride. The 23-year-old Dane said he was "feeling fortunate" after being released from the emergency room, with doctors thankfully finding no injuries greater than muscle soreness as well as some scratches.
Near Miss of the Day 363: White van man in ultra-close pass - but police say cyclist at fault It's Chinese New Year tomorrow as we enter the Year of the Rat - but in Near Miss of the Day land it's the Year of Dangerous Overtaking at Pinch Points, going by some of the recent submissions we've had to our feature.
Sam Bennett 'gutted to come real close' as he chases second Tour Down Under victory The Irishman also claims the real finish was different from what was in the roadbook, which seems to have affected his sprint. "We took control at the front and were really committed, but unfortunately the final was different from what was in the roadbook and I ran out of gas once I got over that crest.
Road.cc's Best Cycling Gadgets and Accessories of the Year 2019/20 Road.cc's Best Cycling Accessories of the Year 2019/20.
Tweets of the week: Lachlan Morton, Mathieu van der Poel, Michael Woods and more We'll be back in seven days' time for more of the best from social media across the cycling world. Avis de tempête en Espagne, c'est donc sur l'home-trainer que ça se passe aujourd'hui. The storm tackled Spain today ️ home-trainer for everybody. #allezALM pic.twitter.com/pnNZfX8zvn.
Watch: Tour Down Under 2020 stage four highlights The sprinters were expected to return to centre stage on day four of the 2020 Tour Down Under. Riders faced a 152km run from Norwood in Adelaide to Murray Bridge south east of the city, with a fast, flat and technical run to the line.
First Look: Goodyear Eagle F1 road tyres launched with graphene technology Goodyear's return to making bicycle tyres, after a 44-year hiatus, has been so successful that the company has launched two brand new tyres, Eagle F1 and Eagle F1 Supersport utilising graphene technology and weighing just 180g for a 23mm model.
Riis: 'If I cheat again, throw me in jail' "If you think I'm going to just throw bad shit on the table, then I think you've misunderstood me…. If you really know me, you know I've been through a lot, for many years." Riis sat down with a handful of journalists, including VeloNews, for an hour-long interview that delved into his notorious past and his promises of a clean future.
Michelin Power Cyclocross Jet Tyre Show them a little moisture and they quickly become hard to handle, so not the best for the mixed conditions that a full season of racing brings, though they'd be ideal for a local summer race league.
British Cycling axes TV coverage of British road series As well as British Cycling deeming the viewing figures for the coverage to be too low for the money they've put in, they say the growth in popularity of international racing has meant a jam-packed schedule resulted in the coverage of British racing sometimes being shown at "fairly unsociable times".
Ewan takes second stage win at Tour Down Under, Porte retains lead Ewan unstoppable in sprint finish, Impey pulls back 3 seconds on Porte's GC lead.
Gear Break - The Best and the Different! - PezCycling News 18 months in development, R&D and testing, to discover gravel's DNA, the AO takes inspiration from New Zealand's gravel trails that wind their way throughout its rugged landscape and spectacular coastline. The Gravel Category encapsulates a multifaceted array of riding styles.
14 personal training and coaching apps to help you get fit Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc's buyer's guide to training app in which you'll find our pick of 14 of the best training apps. In this updated version of our guide to training apps, we've added augmented-reality virtual riding app Rouvy. More about road.cc buyer's guides.
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