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A descent to transcendence I take a long, deep breath in, loosening my grip on the handlebars a little as I do. I shake out my arms, trying to release the tension that's been tugging at my neck and shoulders for the last little while. I'm trying to steel myself for what's about to come.
'So, Rohan, let's take a look at what you could have ridden' - Merida unveils Bahrain-McLaren's new TT bike All of which is a very long-winded way of saying that today, Merida has today unveiled the Time Warp time trial bike that Bahrain-McLaren's riders will be racing on against the clock next year. In the words of Jim Bowen, "So, Rohan, let's take a look at what you could have won" - or rather, could have been riding next year.
Your complete guide to Shimano wheels Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc's buyer's guide to Shimano wheels in which you'll find everything you need to know to find the right Shimano wheels for you - the full range is listed here with links to sources at the best prices we can find. In this updated version of our guide to Shimano wheels we've added the new GRX gravel bike wheels.
BBB Spot Rear Light For example, although it is plastic, it does come with the option of using an integrated belt clip for attaching to bags and rear pockets. Or you can clip it into the included clamp, which, with the help of the two shims, should fit around almost any seatpost.
Pro cycling perspective and the lure of retirement 2019 was the year of the early retirement. First it was Marcel Kittel. Aged 31, the gloriously coiffured German was not happy. His form, known to swing wildly between totally unbeatable and totally unable to ride over the mountain in front of him, had gone.
CyclingTips Podcast: Dennis to Ineos and the fight for micromobility This week’s episode opens with discussions of the latest news, including Rohan Dennis’ move to Ineos, the new Women’s WorldTour teams, and WADA’s move against Russia. Then, Jonathan Vaughters talks about his attempt to hire the winner of Dirty Kanza.
Inside the hardcore four-day job interview to win a pro contract Imagine a four-day job interview, where you're repeatedly asked to visit the very depths of your physical and mental limit. At the end is the possibility of a prize that could change your life forever. There are over 20 interviewers watching you 24/7, and you're sharing a room with the competition.
Zwift Academy Canyon//SRAM ZWIFT winner announced for 2020 season Today Zwift has unveiled Jessica Pratt as the winner of the fourth Canyon//SRAM Zwift Academy Program. Having secured a professional cycling contract for the 2020 season, Jessica will now join past Zwift Academy winners, Ella Harris and Tanja Erath at Canyon//SRAM Racing for the 2020 season.
Coast to Coast cyclist died after crashing into wall on Wrynose Pass descent, inquest hears A coroner has concluded that a cyclist who died when you crashed into a wall while descending the Wrynose Pass during the Coast to Coast in a Day sportive earlier this year had lost control of her bike. Katherine Moore, aged 56 and from Harrow in north west London, regularly rode sportives with her husband Anthony, reports NWEMail.com.
Trek-Segafredo sorts its grand tour leadership questions Roughly, that’s the plan for shared leadership Trek-Segafredo set out for its three GC riders on Thursday. Vincenzo Nibali will race the Giro d’Italia while Richie Porte and Bauke Mollema will take on the Tour de France. Mollema, Nibali, and last year’s Giro sensation Giulio Ciccone are slated to race the Vuelta a Espana.
Caja Rural's Domingos Gonçalves suspended by UCI after positive test Portuguese rider Domingos Gonçalves has been provisionally suspended by the UCI after banned substances showed up in two instances on his biological passport in 2016 and 2018. Gonçalves rides for Pro-Continental outfit Caja Rural - Seguros RGA, a Spanish team who are regulars at the Vuelta a España.
Specialites TA X110 4 Arm 11x Chainrings Great shifting quality and plenty of size options, and comparable on price to those they are replacing. 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?
Tejay van Garderen hoping for Giro-Tour double in 2020 Van Garderen is hoping to complete the Giro d'Italia-Tour de France double for the first time in his 11-year professional career. "The Giro-Tour double is something I've never done before and it's something that would be really interesting and motivating for me," van Garderen told VeloNews.
Recover better with NormaTec Because the technology is so successful at increasing circulation, it also has major benefits for athletes recovering from intense training. In addition to increasing blood flow and reducing pain, soreness, and swelling, studies show that NormaTec clears out lactate, reduces inflammation, and increases range of motion.
Peter Sagan to warm up for Classics campaign at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad The Slovakian returns to the race in 2020 after previously finishing runner up twice.
UCI postpones planned Classics Series after backlash The UCI has put back until 2021 the planned introduction next season of its new Classics Series, which brings together 21 of cycling's leading one-day races, after a backlash from teams and race organisers.
Bowman unveils Palace Disc and new Weald endurance bike Britain's Bowman Cycles has unveiled a disc brake version of its Palace aluminium road bike, along with a new model called the Weald - also aluminium - that replaces the Pilgrims Disc endurance bike. Go to our review of the rim brake Bowman Palace:R.
UCI postpones Classics Series until 2021 The UCI gave no specific reason for its postponement of the launch of the UCI Classics Series, though it did close its statement confirming its belief in the merit of the series for all parties, and that UCI President David Lappartient 'appealed to all stakeholders to work together to build the future of our sport.'
The stuff they don't tell you about smart trainers Okay, something like the Elite Qubo Digital Smart B+ trainer is £324.99 and the Bkool Smart Go trainer is £359.99 but you're generally looking at quite a bit more than that. A Wahoo Kickr is £999.99, for example, and an Elite Drivo II is £1,199.99.
Council being sued by three cyclists injured as they rode through ford Neither was familiar with the road the ford lies on, but due to the shallowness of the water and the absence of any other way of crossing, they decided to ride through, with both crashing. Ms Fox sustained a fractured pelvis, bruising and open wounds to her elbow and hip, while Ms North also sustained a fractured pelvis.
New Outside Column! Remember how yesterday I said riding inside was the new gravel? Well, in the spirit of remaining steadfastly behind the curve, here's your guide to getting in on the whole gravel thing: Given my unbroken record of never, ever having participated in Dirty Kanza I'm clearly an authority on the subject of riding bicycles over very small rocks.
Rod Ellingworth says 'Dave Brailsford is ruthless' as he sets sights on Tour de France "The game is changing," Ellingworth added. "You just have to look at next year's Tour. You know you've got to be adaptable, to stay flexible to the actual parcours that you're going to be faced with.
Thursday Shorts A new UCI rule says soigneurs must stand no more than one metre from the kerb when handing up musettes to riders in the feedzone. The problem is self-fulfilling where once a soigneur stands in the road, the next must stand a little further out in order to be see and be seen and with, say, 20 teams in race the feedzone becomes an obstacle course.
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