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Pro cycling is too predictable, UCI survey says More consultations with select stakeholders will continue over the next several months before the UCI makes serious proposals to be introduced by 2020. "A series of proposals will be drawn up on this basis and put before the Professional Cycling Council and the UCI Management Committee for their approval in 2020," Lappartient said.
The Vuelta Espana desperate-o-meter: a team by team guide To quote former pro cyclist Charly Wegelius, the Vuelta Espana resembles "the crew of a pirate ship…either riders didn't want to be there or were desperate to perform." Although nowadays it is a prestigious and revered event targeted by top stage racers, this late-season harem-scarem appeal remains.
Video: "Dangerous and irresponsible" tram-surfing teen cyclist filmed in Edinburgh Edinburgh Trams has condemned the "dangerous and irresponsible" behaviour of a teenage cyclist who was filmed 'tram surfing' on the Scottish capital's Princes Street at the weekend.
The make-pretend races of Etten-Leur I wonder what one of the Tour de France's founders and cycling's greatest writers, Henri Desgrange, would think about the make-pretend time-trial and criterium, hosting the top riders in the world, held in the small Dutch town of Etten-Leur in the weeks after the Tour de France.
The Vuelta boasts five new summits, shorter stages, and plenty of uncertainty "There might have been a time when it was easier, but the Vuelta is as hard as any race now." There could be more than a few surprises lying in wait, however, especially in an unconventional final week across Spain's rugged Sierra de los Gredos, a region that typically has not seen much racing action in the Vuelta's third week.
The Outer Line: How Team Jumbo-Visma rose from the ashes of Rabobank Nearly a decade after the demise of Team Rabobank, Dutch squad Jumbo-Visma has become one of the strongest in the WorldTour under the leadership of its owner, Richard Plugge.
Fuglsang will ride on with Astana for two more years: Daily News Digest Jakob Fuglsang extends with Astana for two more seasons, Jumbo-Visma creates a development team, Canyon updates the Inflite. Those stories and more in today's Daily News Digest. Jakob Fuglsang has spent the last seven seasons with Astana, and now he’s set for two more.
Gallery: 2019 Tour of Utah From the prologue at Snowbird Resort, to the punishing slopes of Powder Mountain, to the final finish line in Park City, this year’s Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah was packed with excitement. Photographer Casey B. Gibson was on the ground to capture all the action.
Listen to the latest episode of 'The Lead Out' podcast Download the Vuelta a España preview episode and subscribe so you don't miss out on the latest episode via your podcast streaming service here:. Acast. Soundcloud. Spotify. In the latest episode of show, Alex Ballinger and Simon Richardson look ahead to the final Grand Tour of the season, the Vuelta a España.
Felice Gimondi obituary One of the greats of Italian cycling who won the 1965 Tour de France when he was only 22.
1989 Championnat de Zurich Riders on the Regensberg climb, August 20, 1989 Bauer Power.
Van Aert on slow mend, van der Poel eyes road worlds While Belgian continues to heal from his ugly Tour crash, unstoppable Dutchman steamrolls through multiple disciplines.
Fuglsang extends with Astana, confirms Vuelta start Astana extends two seasons with the Danish star, snuffing out rumors he would be leaving the team.
Vuelta a España 2019 will be a 'duel between Movistar, Jumbo-Visma and Astana,' says organiser Expect a fight between Movistar, Jumbo-Visma and Astana for the 2019 Vuelta a España title, says the race organiser ahead of the tour starting on Saturday. All three teams are bringing heavy-hitters to fight for the race overall, but Vuelta director Javier Guillén says he will miss Chris Froome and Simon Yates, the last two Vuelta champions.
Do cyclists really need to carb-load before a big ride? Following this carb-rich diet for two to three days prior to the event should not leave you feeling bloated or uncomfortable - but it's worth experimenting with different high-carb foods to find out which work best for you. >>> Getting into cycling: Nutrition.
Cycology Men's Logo Bib Shorts There was occasional bunching of material in the crotch when standing and walking around, but what pair of cycling shorts doesn't do that? The 'laser cut elasticised grippers' are soft to the skin yet surprisingly secure, but their positioning brought out my only negative about comfort.
UCI consultation reveals big teams snapping up best riders a turn-off for most fans Big-budget teams snapping up the best riders is a turn off for most fans of road cycling, according to the results of a consultation published by the UCI.
Elia Viviani will make track return at Six Day London Elia Viviani will make his track return at the Six Day London later this year. Sprinter Viviani, an Olympic gold medallist and newly-crowned European road champion, will make his debut in the prestigious event at the Lee Valley VeloPark in October.
Why you won't lose weight cycling in the fat burning zone - the myths busted The fitness industry embraces the fat burning zones on their cardio equipment to help the unfit think they've done a valuable workout. I know this as a director of one of the world's largest fitness equipment manufacturers said it to me.
Five bucket list rides in Wales We've pulled together some must-ride locations, from individual climbs to full routes for you to try… A personal favourite, the Horseshoe Pass is conveniently located around a half hour ride from the house my other-half grew up in, so a ride to the ~20-minute ascent has become an annual Christmas family tradition.
Legally Speaking with Bob Mionske: Blame-shifting excuses harm all cyclists These blame-shifting excuses have become so commonplace they seem "normal" to law enforcement, the media, our courts, and the careless drivers who make them. Attorney Peter Wilborn's own career representing cyclists began tragically when his brother was killed by a red-light runner.
Police appeal after cyclist assaulted in Luton, with attackers threatening to cut victim's legs off Police have launched an appeal after a cyclist was assaulted in Luton, with his attackers threatening to cut his legs off if he returned to the area. The incident happened as the cyclist, a man aged in his 60s and who lives locally, was cycling along Ely Way in the Leagrave area of the town last Thursday morning between 8.30 and 9am.
Anna Dorovskikh's unorthodox pathway to professional cycling I'm a decent climber and getting through those seven laps without unnecessary energy expenditure is going to be crucial for the first climb." For a rider who three years ago felt like she was alone on the road, Dorovskikh mostly feels immense gratitude to be joining the Amy D squad at the Colorado Classic this year.
Evan Huffman retires from pro cycling at 29 Employed by teams from the lowest to highest pro level and back, Huffman unceremoniously ended his racing days Sunday deep into the field and about 25 minutes behind. He pedaled for about 3 1/2 hours from Park City into the Wasatch Mountains and back and ended one of the more unique career paths in the pro peloton.
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