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The Nitty-Gritty: Racing the Carson City Off-Road But it's weirdly difficult to ride fast due to the combination of loose dirt, large boulders, and the significant exposure, situated on the side of what is essentially a cliff. And also, the whole time you're riding this four-mile segment, all you want to do is gaze out on the azure lake and the magnificent ring of mountains around it.

Suisse Roundtable: Did Porte prove himself as Tour favorite? Dane Cash @danecash: Porte thrived in a race tailored to his strengths. He's a well-rounded GC contender best suited for races that balance time trials and climbs, and that's exactly what the Tour de Suisse was this year.

To Tahoe and back: Carson City Off-Road gallery With an epic loop up to Lake Tahoe and the famous flume trail, Carson City Off-Road showcased top mountain bikers and stunning scenery.

The many cooks in Movistar’s kitchen; how not to pass a horse: Daily News Digest Tour de France rosters are slowly trickling out, painting a rough picture of the race ahead. Movistar believes that bringing all three of its GC men to the Tour will give it a tactical advantage. But will it simply have too many cooks in the kitchen? Sky has one leader, or maybe one and a half if we count Geraint Thomas.

Five cool things coming soon from Black Mountain, Giant, FLR, Muc-Off and Raleigh While the sun hasn't exactly been shining this weekend, we're set for plenty more warm weather this week which means plenty more time out testing warm weather gear for road.cc's reviewers. Here's our pick of the test pile at the moment… Giant Elevate bib shorts.

Gear roundup: Four top commuter backpacks George Carlin said a house is just a place to keep your stuff while you go out and get more stuff. For those of us that live on our bicycles, that saying might apply to our backpacks instead.

Reviewed: SixSixOne Filter Flat MTB Shoes In mountain biking, you can choose to wear flat or SPD shoes and while SixSixOne offer both varieties, we've been testing out the highly acclaimed SixSixOne Filter Flat MTB Shoes. These shoes were designed to cover all your riding needs but in a simple and casual finish.

Skylar Schneider eyes national title, European success with Boels-Dolmans Despite their eight-year age difference - Samantha is 27 - the sisters raced side-by-side for teams Tibco-SVB and ISCorp, sharing training rides, lead-out duties and victories. The sister act became a dominating force on the U.S. criterium scene netting 25 wins between them during a breakout 2016 season.

Police probing triathlon cyclist's undertake of horse rider The horse rider who filmed the moment she was hit by a competitor in yesterday's Windsor Triathlon who undertook her at speed during the cycling leg of the event has said that police are investigating the incident.

'Froome is favourite for the Tour de France, but we have a big advantage,' says Movistar boss "It's a big advantage. We'll see if that first part of the race treats us well, then we'll enter the terrain where our three move very well and we'll see what happens." The Tour de France starts on July 7 with a flat road stage and continues until the first rest day, with a cobbled Roubaix stage beforehand.

Shimano groupsets hierarchy: weights, RRPs and reviews A bike's groupset comprises of the components involved in changing gear, braking, and keeping the wheels turning via the drivetrain: the shifters, brake levers, brake calipers, derailleurs, chain and cassette.

Funkier Isparo Gents Elite Short Sleeve Jersey The Funkier Isparo Gents Elite Short Sleeve Jersey is a well-priced aero design with a performance fit. Its mesh construction means it's a good choice on hot days. The Isparo is designed to be a close-fitting and well-ventilated jersey that can be worn on hotter rides.

3T offers unfinished framesets, so you can create your own design 3T says that the RTP version of its Exploro and Strada framesets will allow you to choose your own custom frame painter and design to produce a completely unique design. The frame comes already prepared for painting. 3T says that it will showcase some of the paint jobs on its RTP framesets on its blog, in a section called "Get Creative".

20 cyclists injured as driver does U-turn at race in Belgium 20 cyclists taking part in a provincial championship race in Belgium yesterday were injured when they crashed into a car whose driver was making a u-turn. Three remain in hospital, one in intensive care with a head injury.

Watch: Rider somehow avoids disqualification after hopping onto pavement and cutting corner across grass Cyclocross star Mathieu van der Poel was lucky to escape disqualification from a road race in Belgium after putting his cross skills to use by bunny hopping onto a pavement and cutting a corner across some grass.

T.Palm-PCW's Ross Lamb Gets PEZ'd! - PezCycling News Rider Interview: Ross Lamb took the plunge and crossed the English Channel to cut himself a place in the Belgian peloton and a future professional contract. Ed Hood caught up with the young man from Mansfield after a successful spring campaign to hear his story so far… and his hopes.

Movistar defends decision to have 3 leaders at Tour MADRID - Movistar boss Eusebio Unzué is throwing tradition to the wind and bringing three leaders to the 2018 Tour de France. The million-dollar question is who will be the boss? Some expect - and perhaps secretly hope - Movistar's unconventional, three-pronged Tour attack will drive off the rails.

Final Tour de France mountain stage may have to be re-routed after landslide destroys road on descent to finish The route of the final mountain stage of the 2018 Tour de France may have to be modified after the road down a crucial mountain pass was destroyed in a landslide.

Book excerpt: When Lance met LeMond Editor's note: This is an excerpt from a new book by Daniel de Visé, "The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France." THE DAY AFTER Greg LeMond withdrew from his final Tour de France in 1994, the telephone rang at the LeMond home in Belgium.

Former ski jumper Roglic lands on Tour de France contenders list FLORENCE, Italy - Slovenian ex-ski jumper Primoz Roglic is on target for the Tour de France. This weekend, he dethroned Rigoberto Urán, second in the 2017 Tour, to win the Tour of Slovenia. Roglic won the mountain stage, and on Sunday he cemented his overall victory by winning the time trial.

The Indignity of Getting a Ticket This happened last Tuesday morning on Throop in Brooklyn : I see an SUV parked in the bike lane ahead of me. I maneuver out of the bike lane to go avoid it, but just as I come alongside, the guy sees a parking space he likes on the opposite side of the street and veers his SUV straight across Throop.

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Cycling in Tuscany - an expert guide Promotional feature with American Express. Cypress trees lining rolling hills, fresh pasta served with ragu di cinghiale and deep red wines flowing - what's not to love about a cycling tour through Tuscany? Italy, and more precisely Tuscany, is like a trip to Mecca for the cycling, food and wine faithful.

Race organiser launches investigation after competitors undertake horse and injure rider during triathlon Event organiser Human Race Events has launched an investigation after triathlon competitors rode into a horse and injured its rider during the bike leg of the Royal Windsor triathlon on Sunday.

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