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Contador sheds light on intra-team tension with Armstrong at 2009 Tour A little over a decade on from the race, Alberto Contador has offered his side of the story of his intra-team clash with Lance Armstrong at the 2009 Tour de France in an extended interview with Spanish YouTuber Valentí Sanjuan.

Bonkers bikes of Paris-Roubaix: A brief history At Paris-Roubaix, more than any other single race in professional cycling, technical innovation is given free rein in the pursuit of a decisive advantage.

Pedalling squares: Inside the world of tile-bagging Set a cyclist a bizarre and near-impossible challenge and they’ll go to any lengths to achieve it. So it is with the intrepid band of tile-baggers seeking to cover the globe in tyre tracks one mile square tile at a time, writes James Shrubsall.

BELGIAN PEZ #4: Riding The PAVE My first time riding the pavé at Paris-Roubaix was a cacophony of sweat, dust, mud, and cobblestones… big ugly bone rattling cobbles.

Contador reveals new details of Armstrong rivalry in 2009 Tour Spaniard recounts confrontation with Texan inside team bus after key attack in Andorra.

CPA calls for unity in protecting riders through coronavirus crisis "We'll never accept a generalized reduction in salaries; we'll evaluate each case individually and study how to limit the problems with specific help and strategies," Laura Mora, CPA secretary said. "We're all in the same boat, in the middle of a storm and so to save everyone, we've got to respect the common principles and really work as a team."

Brailsford supporting Ineos in delivering hand sanitizer to UK hospitals David Brailsford, head of Team Ineos, has been working with his team's sponsors in their project to deliver free hand sanitizer to hospitals across the UK. The UK is expected to reach its peak numbers of coronavirus patients in coming weeks. In a bid to bolster resources, the UK government called for aid in the supply of key medical equipment.

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Ashmei Men's Cycling Gilet Very lightweight gilet that performs brilliantly against the wind and light rain, and excellent quality too. Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product? From ashmei:. Detail. Highly windproof, water-resistant front fabric. Water-resistant, breathable, ultra-stretch, laser perforated rear fabric.

Gear Break: New Wheels, Bars, Gravel Bike, Clothing and In-Door Training Use the Axle Finder on the Robert Axle Project website to find the thru-axle that fits your bike. ● Precision designed and machined to fit your bike as well the stock axle. ● Suitable for riding with or without the trainer, indoors or out. ● No special tools required.

13 aluminium disc-brake road bikes - check out today's best value bikes Want all-weather stopping at a bargain price? Get yourself one of these aluminium-framed disc-braked bikes from just £750.

Bernal auctions bike and Tour de France jerseys to aid coronavirus fight Tour de France champion Egan Bernal is auctioning a Pinarello bike and yellow and white jerseys from last year's Tour to raise money to help fight coronavirus. The 23-year-old Colombian is pledging proceeds to Fundación Exito, a charity providing food and supplies for children in Colombia suffering from coronavirus.

What happened to Johnny Hoogerland? Huh, I wonder what happened to Johnny Hoogerland? Sure, a quick Google shows he went on to become Dutch national road race champion in 2013 before retiring at the end of 2016, but that's unlikely to be the whole story is it?

The Secret Pro Lockdown Edition Hello CyclingTips readers,. First off I want to acknowledge that we're all going through this together in our own ways under our own circumstances. I hope I don't come off as some self-entitled pro athlete and my complaints here are minor and the least of the World's worries.

Paris-Roubaix: You Don't Know ‘Till You Know "Tomorrow he'll understand." That's what Monsieur Paris-Roubaix Roger DeVlaeminck stated, in Flemish, in my general direction, on the night before the 1988 race.

UCI cuts costs, 16-year-old wins Zwift pro/am race: Daily News Digest Hello again, CyclingTips readers. The difficulties facing the world of cycling are impacting not only riders, teams, and races, but international governing bodies as well.

Fitness under lockdown - What now? Professional riders around the world have scaled back their training in light of the Covid-19 pandemic, not knowing when they will next be able to test their form in a race. And so should you.

Teenager Agostinacchio wins Zwift Classics race Seventeen-year-old Filippo Agostinacchio accelerated from the pack in the final kilometers to claim Thursday's pro/am race, fending off a peloton of top road professionals and experienced Zwift riders for the win. Agostinacchio said he had no real strategy for the finale.

Near Miss of the Day 396: Driver gives loads of space Every now and again on our Near Miss of the Day feature, we show a motorist who deserves applause because they do the opposite and leave plenty of space to a cyclist. One of our regular contributors, Dave who lives in Dorset, sent us this clip through.

17 of the best bikepacking bags - how to choose lightweight luggage Salsa: A huge range of bags and other bikepacking equipment from the adventure bike specialist. Charlie the Bikemonger. Specialized: Some clever designs from bike manufacturer that has embraced adventure riding with its AWOL, Diverge and Sequoia bikes.

Groad Trip: Pete's rules for riding right now Ride alone, pack your own snacks, know thy spigots, and other helpful rules for those who can still get out.

Coronavirus in cycling: UCI put staff on enforced leave Cycling's UCI has furloughed staff and cut leaders' salaries, calling the coronavirus "an unprecedented crisis".

LEM MotivAir Helmet Review Light, wispy, and cleverly designed, the MotivAir will delight weight weenies and climbers who seek heaps of ventilation on sweltering climbs.

Roubaix redux: Hayman recounts his miracle win of 2016 Everyone tipped Boonen to win a record fifth stone trophy, but the stars aligned for the journeyman Australian.

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