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The best ride at Harelbeke is the one no one saw Vanmarcke hit the deck with five other EF Education First-Drapac teammates on the La Houppe descent midway through the race and lost an eternity as they untangled bikes, bodies, and wheels. Rather than throw in the towel, his teammates dragged big Vanmarcke from worst to almost first.
Yes, I'm Posting On A Saturday, But You Don't Have To Read It Until Monday I am, ostensibly, a semi-professional bike blogger. Furthermore, in my capacity as such, I am ostensibly engaged in a long-term test of the Renovo Aerowood sporting-style drop-bar bicycle.
What happens if it rains at Roubaix? GENT, Belgium - Fans hoping to see a rainy Paris-Roubaix next month might be disappointed yet again. While it's still two weeks away from the Hell of the North, long-range forecasts don't suggest major precipitation across northern France on April 8.
Breakaway holds on for victory at Volta a Catalunya stage six as Valverde maintains lead Maximilian Schachmann claimed his first ever win as a professional on Volta a Catalunya stage six, as part of a two-man breakaway that managed to defy the odds and hold off the peloton.
Froome 'looks good' on Roubaix cobbles Nothing to do with the stage. Only thing is, the way of racing, the nervousness, and everything, that's what you can get a feel for, but I think you also have that in Paris-Nice or in any race. That's why our GC riders are not here."
Chris Lawless sprints to first individual pro victory at Settimana Coppi e Bartali stage three Team Sky's Chris Lawless took his first professional win on Saturday at the Settimana Coppi e Bartali, sprinting ahead of Paolo Toto and Lorenzo Rota from a reduced field.
Croydon Council to improve junction five years after cyclist's death She said it gave the impression that cyclists should use the pavement to cross the junction and said signage at the junction appeared to suggest that the tram route was a cycle route. Your Local Guardian reports that Croydon Council now plans to realign the crossing so that cyclists only need to cross one junction, not two as they do at present.
Cataluyna: Schachmann wins shortened stage 6, Valverde retains GC lead Maximilian Schachmann won the shortened penultimate stage of the 2018 Volta a Catalunya in Torrefarrera on Saturday, as the peloton mistimed the catch of the breakaway. Schachmann outsprinted his breakaway companion Diego Rubio to take the win. Sam Bennett led home the peloton 18 seconds after Schachmann to complete the stage podium.
Cateye Volt 1700 front light Again, there's been no problem with being seen by other vehicles, although in this mode I felt the benefits of improved peripheral spread, particularly when negotiating busy unlit side roads and junctions. > Buyer's Guide: The best 2017/2018 front lights for cycling + beam comparison engine.
Wantage cyclist only realised his bike was stolen when police posted photo of it to Facebook The Oxford Mail reports that a Wantage man only realised his bike had been stolen after spotting a picture of it on the Thames Valley Police Facebook page. The post said that the bike was seized on Monday March 19 in the Wantage area. Police asked that the owner come forward.
Van Avermaet and Sagan brace for Quick-Step menace PARIS - Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet and three-time world champion Peter Sagan will face a Quick-Step onslaught, as the business end of the spring classics continue with Gent-Wevelgem on Sunday.
Cars could be slower than bikes on England's urban A roads within a decade He added: "We recently launched plans which will see utility companies charged up to £2,500 a day to carry out works on Britain's busiest local roads - incentivising firms to work on quieter roads or outside of rush hour - to cut delays due to roadworks.
Volta a Catalunya stage 6 slashed by 78km due to heavy snow VIELLA, Spain - Heavy snowfall in the Pyrenees has forced the sixth and penultimate stage of the Volta a Catalunya to be slashed by 78 kilometers, race organizers announced Saturday. Race leader Alejandro Valverde and the rest of the peloton will be transported down the valley to Pobla de Segur.
Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali 2018: Stage 3 Results - Cyclingnews.com Chris Lawless won stage 3 at Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali from a reduced bunch sprint in Crevalcore on Saturday. He beat Italians Paolo Toto and Lorenzo Rota.
Landa crashes but survives E3 Harelbeke in Tour de France practice session "It was definitely a very different experience to what I'm used to. It was tough. I wouldn't want to do it all the time, but I'm happy I got a taste of it," Landa told Cyclingnews at the finish in Harelbeke. The Spaniard was safely positioned in the peloton but hit the deck in the mass crash that decimated the race at the half-way mark.
Cycle industry is not in favour of mandatory "bike beacons" says CONEBI exec However, the Bicycle Association of Great Britain has backed Marsilio. The BAGB's operations manager Steve Garidis told BikeBiz:.
E3 and a chocolate bike E3 Harelbeke is the only race named after a motorway. Yesterdays race was typical a Belgian classic: plenty of Hellingen, five cobbled and cold/windy conditions. Pre-race favorite, Greg Van Avermaet looked forward to a repeat win. As the race developed with 108km to go a massive crash took out many riders and their chances.
Mark Cavendish out of Commonwealth Games due to Milan-San Remo crash It was his third significant fall of the campaign after crashing out of Tirreno-Adriatico in the opening team time trial, and sustaining a concussion at the Abu Dhabi Tour. Although Cavendish and his team confirmed that the rider's Milan-San Remo crash had not lead to any long-standing injuries, the fall would mean skipping the Commonwealth Games.
Road.cc recap: ten of our favourite stories this week The anonymous woman wrote to an advice column in The Irish Times to say that her husband has undergone a series of operations following a heart attack around two years ago, and was ordered by doctors to change his lifestyle. Well the intentions may have been good to begin with…Read more here.
Another Volta a Catalunya stage shortened due to snow Saturday's penultimate stage of the Volta a Catalunya will be drastically shortened because of snow in the Pyrenees. The stage was due to climb from 975 metres in the start town of Vielha to a second category pass 1,390 metres above sea-level in the first 10 kilometres of the stage.
Veloskin Chamois Cream Perhaps surprisingly, for such a top-end product, the cream doesn't claim to use organic ingredients, so that might be something to consider if that sort of thing concerns you. I've already mentioned the consistency of this cream, but I'm afraid I'm going to have to mention it again, because it really is lovely.
Roche aiming for GC attack on Giro d'Italia BMC Racing's Nicolas Roche says he will be looking to impact the overall classification of the Giro d'Italia this year, with a top 10 on GC the ideal result.
Para-cycling Track World Championships: British tandem pairings win gold in Rio British tandem pairings Lora Fachie and Corrine Hall and Steve Bate and Adam Duggleby win individual pursuit gold at the Para-cycling Track World Championships in Brazil.
Le Tour de Langkawi 2018: Stage 7 Results - Cyclingnews.com I hope to continue this way starting from tomorrow when I try to win again." Belletti, a Giro d'Italia stage winner, rejoined Androni in 2018 ten years after he started as a professional with Gianni Savio's Pro-Continental team.
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