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Richie Porte’s ride for redemption: La Vuelta, Worlds and the road ahead On Sunday September 30, in the Austrian town of Kufstein, Richie Porte will roll up to the startline of the World Championship road race. Decked out in green and gold, he'll be leading a strong squad of Australian climbers; a squad assembled to give the Tasmanian his best possible chance of becoming world champion.
The Outer Line: Tour de Trump with a Russian accent This article, which we edited significantly and excerpted from a much longer story, recounts this interesting series of events beginning in the late 1980s. - Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris. In 1983, Vladimir Putin and Sergey Chemezov were living in the same flat in Dresden and working for the KGB.
Redemption at the Vuelta; Bronzini directs; Terbutaline positive: Daily News Digest The Vuelta can save a season, Bronzini the director, a new Giant and another Terbutaline case. Richie Porte is healed, training hard, and looking to win. So is Rigoberto Uran, back from his injury on the cobbles at the Tour de France. And the Yates brothers, coming off GC disappointment at both the Giro and Tour.
Phinney and Martinez lead EF Education First-Drapac at Colorado Classic Taylor Phinney and Daniel Martinez will lead the EF Education First-Drapac squad at the second edition of the Colorado Classic. Stagiaire Jose Neves will make his debut in team colours with Nate Brown, Hugh Carthy and Joe Dombrowski completing the line-up.
13 of the best aluminium road bikes It's a long time since an aluminium bike won the Tour de France. In fact it was 1998 when Marco Pantani rode his Bianchi Mega Pro XL to success. These days it's all about carbon fibre in the professional racing circuit, but despite the dominance of plastic, aluminium refuses to disappear.
Preview: Can a climber win Colorado Classic? If you hold a race in one of America's most mountainous states, will a climber win it? Not necessarily. The second edition of the Colorado Classic begins Thursday in Vail, running through Sunday where it will conclude in Denver.
VeloNews Show: Why Tour of Utah has staying power So many North American stage races have failed to last in this late-summer time slot. Why does Tour of Utah survive? We examine the keys to its success. Plus, we check in on Tour champ Geraint Thomas after his big win in France. Should he keep celebrating?
Mohoric: I respect the cobbles, but I don't fear them As the Bahrain-Merida rider wheeled to a halt in Antwerp, however, it gradually became apparent that he would receive the considerable consolation of moving into the green jersey of race leader. "I always had the general classification in the back of my mind beside the stage victory.
The Lap of Luxury Today's post will be brief as I'm preparing for a short trip out of town. I'm not telling where I'm going, but let's just say it's a city in Oregon that's the subject of a comedy show starring Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein: So why am I going to Portland?
Cycling best way of travel in cities for physical and mental health… but you knew that An ongoing study into people's transport choices in seven European cities, including London, has found that as a way of travelling in an urban environment, cycling has the greatest benefits for both physical and mental wellbeing.
Ellen Noble inks Red Bull deal Ellen Noble, known for her talents on the mountain bike and 'cross course, as well as her outspoken stance on women in cycling, is the latest cyclist to become a Red Bull athlete, signing a partnership with the brand that begins this cyclocross season.
Shiny new products from Praxis, Shimano and Specialized - Video As you can probably guess, there's a constant flow of products passing through the road.cc office all the time. We already offer you a glimpse at some of these new products in the Five Cool Things series, but I wanted to offer you an even closer look.
Roadside PEZ: 2018 European Road Race Championships! - PezCycling News The left turn after George Square saw the riders climb Montrose Street, it's short and steep and would hurt progressively more as the race went on. The break was holding the bunch at a minute with the Italians and French leading the chase, with two riders in between who soldiered on for several laps before giving up and going back to the bunch.
Volta a Portugal's best young rider, 21-year-old Xubán Errazkín, in trouble for asthma drug use Basque cyclist Xubán Errazkín, 21, won the youth classification in the Volta a Portugal but faces trouble following the results of anti-doping tests which showed him using asthma drug terbutaline. Terbutaline is allowed with a therapeutic use exemption.
Taco van der Hoorn triumphs in shock breakaway win at stage three of the BinckBank Tour 1 Matej Mohoric Bahrain-Merida in 8-03-56 2 Sean De Bie Veranda's Willems Crelan at 1s 3 Stefan Küng BMC Racing Team at 22s 4 Maxime Vantomme WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic at 25s 5 Taco van der Hoorn Roompot-Nederlandse Loterij at 34s 6 Victor Campenaerts Lotto Soudal at 36s 7 Søren Kragh Andersen Team Sunweb at 37s 8 Michael Matthews Team...
Bahrain Merida riders share shocking pictures of damaged bikes after flying back from Glasgow Two riders from Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team have shared pictures of heavily damaged bikes following their flights back from the European championships in Glasgow.
Silkolene Dry Lube In conclusion, this dry lube works pretty well for dry summer riding, but it's not as clean or easy to apply as cheaper and more readily available options. Does an okay job but not as clean as cheaper alternatives, and the drip applicator is badly designed.
Cyclist killed in collision involving lorry at one of London's most notorious junctions A cyclist was killed this morning following a collision involving a lorry outside Holborn Underground station at what is one of London's most notoriously dangerous junctions for bike riders. The Metropolitan Police Service has confirmed that the victim, a man aged in his 60s, was pronounced dead at the scene and that no arrests have been made.
An insurance company is offering free cover when you buy a Cannondale bike Two-wheeled cover specialist Yellow Jersey has teamed up with the Cycling Sports Group to offer three months' free bike insurance with new bikes. CSG is the supplier behind Cannondale, Mongoose and GT bikes and the offer will be available through over 600 retailers, effective immediately.
Wahoo extends its Tour of Britain sponsorship as points jersey partner Wahoo has increased its support for the Tour of Britain stage race, and will be its official points jersey partner for the 2018 event. The brand which makes cycling computers, heart rate monitors and other connected fitness devices was previously the official 'training and cycle computer partner' for the eight day race.
ASO's course designer promises more Tour surprises Thierry Gouvenou, the man who hunts out France's unknown corners as the Tour's lead course designer, said to expect more of the same for 2019. "We are always looking to change things and innovate," Gouvenou said.
Lefevere: We have a team for 2019 but sponsor hunt continues Quick-Step have invested three years of secondary sponsorship, while Lefevere is genuinely toying with the idea of putting his 'Wolfpack' handle on the jersey in the aim of building a franchise not determined by the whim of sponsorship contracts.
CCC/BMC beefs up roster with Barta, Geschke "Simon is a specialist when it comes to the Ardennes classics and Il Lombardia, so he will add strength to our team for those one-day races, whether it be in a support role or making the most of opportunities that come his way." The 32-year-old rode with Sunweb since the beginning of the franchise, joining when it was called Skil-Shimano in 2009.
Near Miss of the Day 169: Close overtake at speed - then driver gives cyclists the finger Today's video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows a driver making a close pass on a group of cyclists on a road where there was plenty of room to overtake - then for good measure beeped the horn at the riders and gave them the finger. Garry, the road.cc reader who filmed it, told us it took place at 0720 on 27 June.
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