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Pro racing almost broke me; gravel skids are the cure Abby Mickey, a former pro road racer and host of our Freewheeling Podcast, just returned from the CyclingTips Gravel Bike Field Test, where she helped test a dozen new gravel bikes. Abby is an accomplished cyclist, but was a gravel skeptic.

Near Miss of the Day 381: Overtaking van driver almost hits cyclist head-on Near Miss of the Day 381: Driver almost hits cyclist head-on.

UCI Track Cycling World Championships: USA women fastest in qualifying, Denmark sets new world record USA Women's Team Pursuit put themselves in pole position for the world title round, posting fastest qualifying time.

Research finds councils spend average of £2 per person per year on cycling infrastructure The highest average annual spend per person was £8.58 and the lowest £0.03, while in some years a number of the unitary authorities that replied spent nothing on either new infrastructure or on maintenance. The maximum spent in any one year by an individual authority was £37.23.

UAE Tour Stage 4: Groenewegen nabs bunch sprint as Adam Yates maintains overall The Dutch sprint star came around Gaviria and Ackermann during the closing meters, in a chaotic battle to the line.

Q&A: World champion Kim Geist on how to watch the Team Pursuit The Team Pursuit is the fastest event on the track. Men are covering the 4,000m in a record time of 3:48:012, while the women are covering the distance in 4:10:236.

Vitus goes big on electronic shifting in 2020 road bike range Vitus has introduced several new models for 2020, all of them with electronic shifting from Shimano and SRAM and based around existing frame platforms: Vitesse EVO, ZX-1 and Zenium Carbon. The UCI-certified Vitesse EVO is disc brake only with a semi-compact geometry and full internal cable routing.

Wout van Aert will make Classics comeback this weekend Wout van Aert will make his Classics return this weekend, as the Belgian changes his plans because of the coronavirus outbreak. Jumbo-Visma have announced that Van Aert will race Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, bringing the start of his road season forward by a week.

Group of 10 cyclists assaulted and robbed by gang of youths in Reading 10 cyclists assaulted and robbed by gang of youths in Reading.

Van Aert to race Omloop amid uncertainty of Italian races due to coronavirus Wout Van Aert will make his first road racing start of the year at this weekend’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in what marks a change of plans for the Belgian. The Jumbo-Visma squad is shifting its approach in preparation for the potential cancellation - due to coronavirus - of Italian events on the upcoming calendar.

Australian team unveil striking new track bikes to take on Team GB at Tokyo 2020 Olympics The Australian team have finally unveiled their striking track bikes for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. After the British squad revealed their revolutionary new machines late last year, their major rivals Australia have released photos of their Argon 18 bikes, complete with Zipp components.

SUV driver didn't stop for quarter of a mile with cyclist on his roof after crash An SUV driver continued along the road for a quarter of a mile with a cyclist on his roof after a crash. According to the fire service that responded to the incident, the cyclist was hit and flipped onto the roof of the vehicle, while the driver continued on his way apparently unaware.

Xplova Noza S Smart Trainer Good day-to-day turbo for getting in the winter miles, if not as accurate as others. Tell us some more about the technical aspects of the product? Dimensions 593.4x514.5x465.15mm. Total Weight 17kg. Flywheel Weight 5.9Kg. Sound Level 58 dB. Maximum Power Output 2500W.

Team car runs over bottle and sprays stranded rider; Aus cycle lane to be ripped up for 'causing congestion'; Viviani's new De Rosa track bike; US dri Live blog: Team car sprays stranded rider.

Het Nieuwsblad & Kuurne 2020 PEZ Preview - PezCycling News Ed Hood will be 'Roadside' at the weekend, but here is his PEZ Race Preview.There shouldn't be any snow in Belgium at the weekendHet Nieuwsblad 2020: PEZ soothsayer and mentor Vik reckons that all races thus far in 2020 are 'irrelevant.' Sorry, Richie, Remco, Tadej, Saleh, Sergio et al.

Why your next bike should be a touring bike Here's why your next bike should be a touring bike. Imagine taking off into the hills for days at a time - or longer - on the same bike that carries you comfortably for a Sunday ride in the hills, and gets you to work every day. That's the appeal of touring bikes.

Ellen van Dijk: Dishing out the pain After recovering from serious injuries sustained last September, Dutch star Ellen van Dijk is ready for the Classics and a tilt at Olympic time trial gold.

Cycling Australia reveals new track bike for Tokyo Olympics Cycling Australia has officially revealed the bike that its track riders will compete on at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. Argon 18’s new 2020 Electron Pro is the result of more than two years of research and development in a collaboration that involved Cycling Australia, Argon 18, Zipp, Monash University and Adelaide University.

From Milan-San Remo to manufacturing: How coronavirus is affecting cycling In China, almost 80,000 people are currently infected with novel coronavirus - mostly in Hubei province, where 60 million people have been in lockdown for more than a month. On the Diamond Princess cruise ship in Japan, another 691 infected individuals are quarantined in what has turned into a floating hospital.

Yates climbs into UAE Tour lead: Daily News Digest Hello again, CyclingTips readers! The UAE Tour has already been hot all week in a literal sense, but now things are heating up figuratively too, with the GC riders clashing on Tuesday’s decisive stage 3.

Your complete guide to Garmin Edge GPS bike computers If you're thinking about buying a GPS bike computer, chances are that at least one Garmin Edge has made it on to your shortlist. How do you choose between them? That's where we can help.

Arkea-Samsic sights set on WorldTour status with Nairo Quintana But now, the squad is one of the hottest teams in the world, boasting no less than six victories so far this season. Much of the credit must go to the team's aggressive recruiting for 2020 which saw the arrival of international star Nairo Quintana, as well as veteran French sprinter Nacer Bouhanni.

Want to win a $10,000 aero bike? Here's how: VeloNews's partner publication, Triathlete magazine is holding a contest this month to win a Quintana Roo PRxis2 triathlon bike with Shimano Ultegra Di2 components and Hed Vanquish 6GP wheels. The retail value of the bicycle is $10,495, and the bicycle is featured on the cover of the publication's March / April print issue.

Canyon dhb p/b Soreen Cook Up Early Season Turkey Feast at the Tour of Antalya Newly upgraded to a UCI 2.1 four stage tour, the race took place between Thursday 20th and Sunday 23rd February and had the Akra hotel group and Corenden Airlines as the key sponsors. Antalya, a historic city bordered by the Taurus mountains on the Turkish Mediterranean coast is renowned for it's culture and beautiful scenery.

Pro Cycling teams await decision regarding Italian races and Coronavirus Teams are considering alternate schedules in case early-season Italian races are scrapped due to local quarantines.

Team GB cyclists need to show Olympic form at world championships The world championships start in Berlin with all eyes on Jason and Laura Kenny, five months before Tokyo 2020.

Best cycling shoe deals: Get up to £100 off a set of high end shoes We've searched for the best cycling shoe deals available now. However, cycling shoe prices seem to be ever increasing, with newer, stiffer, lighter, and occasionally more comfortable designs constantly aiming to reach superlative status in the category.

Armed Bristol motorbike muggers strike again - but this time the cyclist got away Armed Bristol motorbike muggers strike again.

Specialized launches the new Recon gravel shoe range Taking from the brands already successful Torch family of road cycling shoes Specialized has designed the new Recon range with some of the same tech but with the demands of offroaders in mind. There are three models in the Recon lineup from easy going trail shoes to hardcore XC boots that are ripe for gravel riding and racing.

Specialized increase off-road focussed Recon shoe range Riders who enjoy forays into the gravel and off-road world, or just prefer the practicality of SPD style shoes, will be pleased to hear that Specialized has just announced the launch of three new shoes to sit alongside its high-end S-Works Recon model.

Tech FAQ: dead e-bikes, dumpster diving, and chain stretch measurement Which raises the question, why use a chain-wear indicator when a folding rule is as good or better? And much more useful. Is it right to change chains when the ruler shows 1/16" too long?-Scott.

'Being a professional cyclist again seemed so far away': Chris Froome opens up about recovery from horror crash Speaking after the Hatta Dam stage where Froome finished 111th, 3-46 behind winner Caleb Ewan, the seven-time Grand Tour winner explained his doubts about getting back into the peloton when he was teaching himself to walk again.

Back yourselves’: How Australia prepare for the Track World Championships - Kieran Pender On the eve of the event in Berlin, the Guardian was given exclusive access to Australia’s top cyclists.

Meet Noreen Landis-Tyson, the first woman to oversee Olympic track racing In August, she becomes the first woman to hold that position at the summer Olympic Games. What is entailed in this assignment? The head commissaire oversees the panel of referees who enforce the UCI rules throughout the five-day competition, to ensure that fair play is observed.

Classic battleground Cycling nirvana Flandrien Hell of the North in the hurt locker Inspiration Legend Paris-Roubaix thrills and chills tip of the cap "After this new podium place at Gent-Wevelgem we are now looking towards the Tour of Flanders on Sunday. But of course before that, we will focus on Dwars door Vlaanderen.

Alpinestars Stella Cascade Gore-Tex women's glove review The Alpinestars Stella Cascade Gore-Tex women's glove is warm, soft-lined and usefully bulk-free for winter trail riding, and it's well-made. The shaping is odd, though, with a narrow wrist and fingers that can restrict blood flow - ironically leaving you with cold hands despite the effective fabrics.

Six stories to follow at this week's UCI Track World Championships in Berlin Riders will be competing in a mix of endurance and sprint events across the action-packed schedule. Any track world championship is an important stand-alone event, and the pressure and intensity will be ratcheted up to peak levels this week with the allure of Olympic glory waiting in Japan, in six months.

Genetic STV Road Bar At the hoods the bar profile thickens again and continues down to the drops, so there is plenty of stiffness here for when you are mashing the pedals in anger. Some bars have a sandpaper effect under the anodising for grip where the gear shifters sit, but the Genetic doesn't have this.

Adam Yates leads UAE Tour after winning stage three Britain's Adam Yates wins stage three of the UAE Tour and claims the leader's jersey after a solo breakaway.

Adam Yates sets new record on Jabel Hafeet climb at UAE Tour Adam Yates claimed a new title on his way to stage victory on stage three of the UAE Tour, setting the fastest time on the Jebel Hafeet climb. British climber Yates was dominant on the 10.9km-long ascent, launching a blistering attack around 6km from the summit and riding away from his rivals.

After years in the wilderness, Serotta is back Serotta - one of the iconic brands of US cycling - is making a comeback, with new models bearing the company's name available from March. The relaunch of the brand will take place in two phases, with steel and aluminium bikes available from next month and titanium bikes making a return in the northern summer.

HSBC will end multi-million pound British Cycling sponsorship HSBC will be bringing an end to its multi-million pound British Cycling sponsorship. The banking group has sponsored the national governing body since January 2017, as part of an eight-year deal, but HSBC will end its sponsorship at the end of 2020.

UAE Tour Stage 3: Adam Yates solos to stage win, takes over lead Yates took the stage by 1:03 ahead of Tadej Pogačar, and now leads Pogačar in the general classification by 1:07. "I attacked maybe a little too early, but in the end I felt good." Yates was circumspect about today's win, "A minute is a lot, but we have to do this climb again, and maybe my legs won't be so good then".

Fast Talk, ep. 99: What cyclists can learn from triathlon Three-time XTERRA world champ Melanie McQuaid and former pro Whitney Garcia talk about inspiration and training dos and don'ts.

The road.cc A-Z of cycling jargon In the early 1980s comedian and keen cyclist Alexei Sayle gave an interview to Bicycle magazine in which he talked about the way bike shops guard their knowledge with language.

HSBC brings early close to partnership with British Cycling British Cycling has announced that HSBC is to end its partnership with the sport, four years into an eight-year arrangement.

Former Trek-Segafredo rider appears in court for milestone doping ban appeal A former Trek-Segafredo rider has appeared in court for a milestone doping ban appeal. Portuguese rider André Cardoso is publicly challenging his four-year suspension for EPO use at the Court of Arbitration for sport in Switzerland, NBC Sports reports.

Blow to British Cycling as it confirms HSBC UK to end sponsorship four years early British Cycling has confirmed that HSBC UK is terminating its sponsorship of the governing body, spanning the national team and grassroots activities, four years early.

Adam Yates annihilates the field on Jebel Hafeet during stage three of the UAE Tour 2020 Adam Yates tore the race to pieces on Jebel Hafeet at the climax of stage three of the UAE Tour 2020. The Brit launched the decisive attack with around 6km left to ride of the 10km climb, with only Alexey Lutsenko David Gaudu for company.

Win! Fulcrum Wind 40 DB wheels worth £1,100 up for grabs! Thousands of you entered the compo to win some Fulcrum Wind 40 DB wheels last time we got together with Fulcrum and their UK distributor i-Ride… so luck for you, we're doing it all over again! Review: Fulcrum Wind 40 Disc Brake Wheel.

Rapha Pro Team Shoes "With Powerweave, yarns and weave patterns can be precisely engineered to deliver strength where needed to provide a form-fitting and virtually seamless upper," says Rapha. "The woven nature of the fabric produces incredible strength and durability, essential for a shoe upper.

Zwift top tips - eight ways to improve your Zwifting Want to take your Zwifting to the next level?Here are some tings to try, and some things you should know.

Aluminium road bikes: five of the best reviewed The best aluminium bikes are far superior to steel, titanium and lower models of carbon in terms of performance and stiffness so racing them doesn't present an issue. As for the price itself, compared to steel, titanium and carbon, aluminium is far cheaper and easier to obtain and mass produce, meaning the cost saving is passed on to the customer.

Near Miss of the Day 380: Driver deliberately clips cyclist The latest video in our Near Miss of the Day series is a shocker, and not so much of a near miss, with a West Yorkshire motorist deliberately clipping a cyclist, who fortunately had enough riding skills to stay upright, but has been left unimpressed by the police's response.

The best cycling films on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video We've done a whip-round of the road.cc team and friends of the site and come up with our list of recommendations that are currently listed on Netflix and Amazon Prime Video. Enjoy!

Eight reasons why cycling in Dorset is absolutely great It is frequently reported that Dorset is the sunniest place in the UK, and though recent reports have disputed that and claimed that towns in East Sussex see the most sun, Dorset as a whole sees more than 364 more hours of the sun's rays throughout the year in comparison to the UK average.

Remco Evenepoel says he still wants to lose two kilograms before the Giro d'Italia Remco Evenepoel says he wants to lose two kilograms before his first Grand Tour, the Giro d'Italia. The Belgian, winner of two stage races already this year, made the comments after the boss of his Deceuninck - Quick-Step team has mentioned Evenepoel's weight on multiple occasions in the press.

10 of the best British custom bike brands When buying mainstream doesn't cut it and you really want to treat yourself or stand out from the crowd, then it might be time to look to one of Britain's steadily rising crop of custom bike brands.

Canyon Ultimate CF Evo 2020 - still silly light but now much cheaper Head over to the Canyon website with some very deep pockets and a lust for a weight weenie road bike, and you'll discover the Ultimate CF Evo which in its lightest incarnation weighs just 5.68kg.

Chris Froome: 'Trying to walk again the hardest part of rehab' Chris Froome has revealed how thoughts of being a professional cyclist again seemed remote when he was left having to learn to walk again following his serious crash last year.

Cyclist says he paid out £60k after settling with pedestrian who walked into road while looking at her phone The cyclist involved in a legal battle with a pedestrian who walked out in front of him has paid out £60,000 after settling the case. Robert Hazeldean collided with Gemma Brushett in London in 2015 after she walked into the road while looking at her phone, with both rider and pedestrian left unconscious after the crash.

Trek-Segafredo's Niklas Eg stacks it and smashes into marshal at UAE Tour; Bristol e-biker escapes three armed thieves on motorbike; Coronavirus case Live blog: Trek-Segafredo rider smashes into marshal.

Breaking the Winter Funk - Hit the Gym! - PezCycling News For cyclists, the mid to late winter doldrums can also set in from too much training with too little competition or tangible goals. Break out of that funk by being highly focused both on the bike and in the gym.

13 of the best reflective cycling garments and accessories to help keep you visible after dark That's because the up-and-down motion from pedalling can catch the eye of the motorist more than a large reflective stripe across the back, which can appear stationary, so the placement of any reflective product is as important as wearing it alone.

Track Cycling World Championships: Sir Chris Hoy's guide to British hopes BBC Sport pundit Sir Chris Hoy gives the lowdown on what to expect from the Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin.

Photo of the year, eMTBs, and MvdP interested in enduro: Pinkbike Digest What’s going on in the mountain bike world? The Pinkbike Digest showcases the top dirt articles from our mountain bike sister-site, Pinkbike.com. You’ll get coverage from racing, tech, and some fun storytelling along the way. UCI Launches five-Round eMTB World Cup XC SeriesBy: James Smurthwaite.

No Stone Unturned: A solo bikepacking journey through Kyrgyzstan In August 2019, German adventurer Markus Stitz set off on a 10-day bikepacking trip through the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan. Stitz, who in 2016 became the first person to circumnavigate the globe on a single-speed, was hoping to unpack his life a little while getting lost in the beauty of a truly wild country.

Q&A: Rooted Vermont promoter Laura King on riding bikes throughout her entire pregnancy King offers her experiences of riding late into her pregnancy, and what she learned along the way. She and her husband—retired WorldTour pro and current gravel racer and ambassador Ted King—are expecting a girl on March 17.

Ewan storms to victory on stage 2 of the UAE Tour: Daily News Digest Hello again, CyclingTips readers! Here’s hoping your week is off to as fine a start as Caleb Ewan’s. Anyone watching the UAE Tour on Monday may have experienced a touch of déjà vu as the Australian speedster powered up the final climb of stage 2.

Council defends Vélo Essex road closures as local paper warns of "traffic chaos" Essex County Council has defended road closures that will happen in the county this September when it hosts the debut edition of Vélo Essex after a local newspaper warned of "traffic chaos" associated with the event.

14 of the best exotic Italian road bikes There's a high appreciation for Italian bicycles among passionate cyclists, and for some people, nothing says cycling more than an Italian bike equipped with Italian components. We've picked 14 lovely examples from 3T, Bianchi, Colnago, De Rosa, Legend, Bottecchia, Sarto, Cipollini, Olympia, Pinarello, Wilier, Scapin and Cinelli.

Oxford Aqua Evo 12L Backpack There is just one zipped pocket inside which is big enough for an inner tube, some tools, mini-pump and so on, but that is it, so if the bag is full and you need something from the bottom you are going to be rummaging around a fair bit. I prefer my kit to be a little bit more organised, if I'm honest.

Tech Podcast: The Ouch Episode Senior Editor Betsy Welch has seen all that and more in her pre-VeloNews life as a registered nurse. She joins Tech Editor Dan Cavallari on the tech podcast to talk about first aid kits, and things you should carry with you on every ride. Beyond the first aid kit, what equipment do you need to keep yourself safe before, during, and after a crash?

Reset the Froome-o-meter Chris Froome has returned to racing at the UAE Tour. Those who called out his crash back in June 2019 as a big ol' hoax are currently silent on the matter. Everyone else is in agreement that hitting a wall at 60 kph is not a good way to react to the emergence of the current crop of uber-quick young superstars; Bernal, Evenepoel, et al.

Rapha Pro Team Shoes released With input from Team EF Pro Cycling, these road cycling shoes have been race tested for more than two years, in excess of 20,000km, and in all climates and conditions. Lachlan Morton said: "I've put about 12 days on them now, maybe 1,000km or so. I generally hate new shoes for a month but loved these straight out of the box.

5 Cool things coming soon from Triban, Prime, Oxford Products, Indik8a and Bioracer The latest storm coming in doesn't even have a name apparently, and we're still waiting for some dryer weather to go for a ride without returning completely soaked through again. until then, we'll carry on testing out plenty of waterproofs and hope for better!

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Tram-related cyclist falls in Edinburgh went up last year New figures show that there was an increase last year in the number of cyclists involved in falls caused by the tracks of Edinburgh's tram system. The data, obtained by Edinburgh News under a Freedom of Information request, reveal that 30 cyclists came off their bikes in incidents involving tram tracks during 2019.

Critérium du Dauphiné 2020 route shakes up convention with zero time trialling before mountainous finish Details of each stage of the 2019 Critérium du Dauphiné stage race in France, including profiles, a crucial warm up for the Tour de France.

Bahrain-McLaren riding wave of early-season morale The Bahraini team, rebranded from Bahrain-Merida at the start of the year, has been in the thick of the early-season racing, dominating the Saudi Tour and picking up the overall with Phil Bahuas, and seeing grand tour riders Wout Poels and Mikel Landa placing in the top six at Tours of Valenciana and Andalucia, respectively.

Mapei return to cycling team sponsorship with UK club He added: "To some extent they were aware of the company's history in cycling; they knew there was an association but I don't think they were aware of the importance of the name.

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Power data reveals huge numbers put out by sprinters and climbers on Hatta Dam stage of UAE Tour The Hatta Dam climb at the UAE Tour has become famed for some brutal and exciting finishes in recent years. While the ramp may be only 200 metres long at the steepest point, the gradients hit a maximum of around 17 per cent, making it a daunting final to a stage.

Ackermann lands early blow at UAE Tour, in grand tour sprinter match-up We're good friends and we can work together." Although there's still over two months until the Giro rolls out of Budapest, striking up an early win in the UAE against a startlist that also includes grand tour sprinters Mark Cavendish and Arnaud Demare is key for the bragging rights in the muscle and grustle of a bunch sprint.

The Retrogrouch As the next installment of what I suppose has become a "series" on steel tubing used on classic bikes, I'll take some time t… It is with a heavy heart that I report that the cycling world is likely to be denied the greatest technology breakthrough that we have seen… I've been thinking about shifters lately.

'I'm going to get my head kicked in': Meet the neo-pros about to embark on their debut Classics campaigns A number of exciting young riders will be making their first appearances in these prestigious races over the next few months, harbouring dreams of maybe one day taking home a Monument victory. For now, though, it will all be about getting to grips with some of the toughest bike races on the planet.

Notes from the Early-Season Desk For those of us who fancy we know a little about this sport, these February races are like a valuable day in the classroom.

UAE Tour Stage 2: Caleb Ewan Sprints to victory on Hatta Dam, moves into overall lead The Australian sprint star patiently waited before attacking in the closing meters, on a double-digit grade to the line.

Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2020 start list Provisional list of teams and riders taking part in the 2020 edition of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in Belgium on Sunday, March 1.

Rose Reveal endurance bike revealed - with 900g frame and 1.5in non-tapered head tube German direct-sales brand Rose has developed a brand new endurance bike called the Reveal boasting a host of changes from the previous X-Lite and Team GF models. The new bike starts at €2,099 and rises to €6,499.

Milano-Sanremo, other Italian races at risk of cancellation due to coronavirus Milano-Sanremo is among a growing list of sporting events at risk of cancellation following recent reports of over two hundred cases of coronavirus in Italy. “The situation in Italy is really difficult.

A new story & into the Iberian sun ITT "I'm full of joy and emotion here this evening on Mont Faron because, as a team, we've really shon what great shape we're in. This overall victory at the Tour des Alpes-Maritimes et du Var is another success for the Arkea-Samsic team, and for our partners who support us.

Greg Van Avermaet and Patrick Lefevere appear in bizarre new E3 BinckBank poster The latest poster for E3 BinckBank is another bizarre addition to the catalogue, as Patrick Lefevere and Greg Van Avermaet have appeared in fancy dress. Belgian Classic E3, which falls on March 27 this year, has drawn criticism in previous years for "being out of touch" after using nude women to advertise the race.

Near Miss of the Day 379: Driver pulls out in front of cyclist, almost hitting him Today's video in our Near Miss of the Day series shows the moment a motorist in Essex pulled out in front of a cyclist, forcing him to hit the brakes.

Chris Froome loses time as Caleb Ewan extends lead in UAE Tour Australia's Caleb Ewan extends his lead in stage two of the UAE Tour as Britain's Chris Froome loses time.

CCC's Alessandro De Marchi Gets PEZ'd - PezCycling News Rider Interview: Alessandro De Marchi is one of those guys who has been quietly building up a fine palmarès and the admiration of the other professionals as a strong rider to have along-side you in a break.

When should you replace your cycling shoes? When should you replace your cycling shoes? When you fancy a new pair, they're so minging you can't face them any more, or when your current ones have worn out would be the obvious answers, but how do you know when they've worn out?

Anna van der Breggen wins Valenciana overall as Leah Thomas wins final stage Americans Leah Thomas and Katie Hall went one-two in the final stage of the 4th Setmana Ciclista Valenciana in Spain on Sunday. Thomas kicked to victory out of a four-rider breakaway ahead of Hall, while her teammate Anne van der Breggen finished safely in the main bunch to wrap up the overall.

How Colin Strickland is blazing a new path through American pro cycling Dirty Kanza winner Colin Strickland is not your average pro cyclist, as we found when we visited him in Austin in late 2019. Strickland's constant tinkering is pushing American pro cycling in a bold new direction.

Caleb Ewan fires to victory on Hatta Dam as Sam Bennett fades on stage two of UAE Tour 2020 Caleb Ewan put in another storming sprint on the Hatta Dam climb to take victory, as Sam Bennett faded in the final 50 metres of stage two at the UAE Tour 2020. Bennett was the first to launch his sprint at the foot of the 17 per cent max gradient ramp, hitting the front with Ewan pinned to his wheel.

Critérium du Dauphiné Route The route for the 2020 Critérium du Dauphiné race has been unveiled today and for only the second time in the race's history there's no time trial. Instead it's a race of two halves with a flatter first part before four consecutive stages in the Alps with beaucoup climbing.

Irish cyclist confirmed dead after he went missing while riding in Thailand An Irish cyclist has been confirmed dead after he went missing while on holiday in Thailand. John Martyn was reported missing by his cycling club after he didn't check out of his hotel, as news later emerged that he had died after being hit by a vehicle.

Rapha release racing specific Pro Team shoe The Rapha Pro Team shoe has been built to take the rigours and demands of racing.

London cyclist found jointly liable for crash with pedestrian gets £60K-plus bill A cyclist who made national news last summer after he was sued and found partially liable for crashing into a distracted pedestrian has revealed the outcome of the case was "not the result I was hoping for".

"No Plan B" - Milan-San Remo at risk of cancellation due to coronavirus As we reported last week, steps already taken following the outbreak of the virus in the Far East are predicted to have an impact on the global cycling industry, and with Lombardy and the Veneto most affected by coronavirus, there could be a further knock-on effect.

Milan-San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico and Giro d'Italia all under threat after Italian coronavirus outbreak Milan - San Remo, Tirreno-Adriatico and the Giro d'Italia are all under threat of cancellation following the coronavirus outbreak in Italy, according to race organisers.

Chris Froome says he feels like a neo-pro at his first race as he returns from injury Chris Froome says he felt like a neo-pro at his first race as he returns to racing after an eight-month layoff. The four-time Tour de France winner hadn't raced since his horrific crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné last summer, but made his return on stage one of the UAE Tour on Sunday.

Dhb Aeron Polartec Alpha Gilet Brilliantly insulated gilet that delivers on both warmth and breathability no matter how hard you are riding. Tell us what the product is for. dhb says, "The thermal gilet that gives you the freedom to ride through cold and changeable conditions.

Coronavirus puts Milan-San Remo, other Italian races at risk RCS Sport director Mauro Vegni told reporters at the UAE Tour that if Italian health officials continue with strict restrictions this year's first monument could be canceled. "There is no 'Plan B,'" Vegni told reporters about Milan-San Remo.

Live blog: Robert Hazeldean, cyclist who was sued for crashing into a pedestrian, reveals outcome of case; Halfords 'extra foamy' gel; Weekend catch-u Live blog: Hazeldean reveals case outcome.

Tech of the week: IceBike, British steel and gold wheels What's new in the world of cycling tech over the last seven days.

6 of the best bike locks - stop your bike getting stolen with our selection 6 of the best bike locks — stop your bike getting stolen.

Garmin Edge 520 owner adds to criticism of firm's out of warranty support A Garmin Edge 520 owner has criticised the support offered to owners of out of warranty units after being asked to pay £95 for a refurbished unit when the battery in his ceased to hold its charge.

ARCC e²-pod Brompton Back in 2016 I visited the ARCC Innovations design and manufacturing site in Cambridge and was impressed with the array of CNC machines, 3D printers and skilled bike building facilities that had been put together to produce a new electric assist kit, the e2-pod.

Track World Championships: Focus is on Tokyo 2020, not Worlds - Ed Clancy Three-time Olympic champion Ed Clancy says this week's Track Cycling World Championships "could be tricky" for Britain's team pursuit squad.

FSA Directeur Sportif: Last Week to Join! It's been a few weeks since I posted the opening announcement welcoming you all to the 2020 FSA Directeur Sportif, a year-long fantasy game run by the Podium Cafe for our readers and fans. Since then, I've been mostly AWOL, dealing with a number of family things followed by decompression and a ski vacation in a foreign country.

Rapha weaves new Pro Team road shoes into existence Rapha's range of cycling shoes has just expanded with the addition of a range-topping Pro Team road shoe. The Pro Team shoes are the product of over two years and 20,000km testing, and have already been spotted in action on the feet of riders from EF Pro Cycling including Lachlan Morton.

Israel Start-Up Nation’s diplomatic mission at the UAE Tour DUBAI, United Arab Emirates – An Israeli cycling team raced through Dubai on Sunday, taking part in the UAE Tour for the first time in the latest overture between the two countries, which have no diplomatic relations.

Harsh realities of women’s cycling, part one: Money Molly Weaver raced as a professional from 2015 to 2018 on several teams based in the UK and Europe. She was a trusty domestique who spent much of her career riding in the support of others.

Froome back in action, Ackermann wins at UAE Tour: Daily News Digest For a four-time Tour de France winner, simply completing a stage of a weeklong race in February wouldn’t normally be news-but Chris Froome’s 115th-place finish on the opening day of the UAE Tour was a big deal. The sprint stage in Dubai marked Froome’s first bona fide racing appearance since June of 2019.

"It feels great to be a bike racer again" - Chris Froome makes his racing return at the UAE Tour Chris Froome has finally returned to racing today, safely negotiating the opening stage of the UAE Tour, eight months after sustaining horrific injuries at the Criterium du Dauphiné.

14 of the best cyclocross bikes - drop-bar dirt bikes for racing and playing in the mud Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc's buyer's guide to cyclocross bikes in which you'll find everything you need to know to find the right cyclocross bike for you, plus our pick of 14 of the best cyclocross bikes.

BTR Reflective High Visibility Running & Cycling Vest Gilet With a mix of bright yellow fabric and reflective panels, the BTR Reflective High Visibility Running and Cycling Vest certainly stands out whether it's night or day. It's a bit weighty, and not the most breathable, so it's more for those who like to take things easy on the bike, but it isn't a bad price - and currently discounted to £19.99.

Volta ao Algarve stage 5: Remco Evenepoel tops Rohan Dennis to win TT and secure overall Budding Belgian superstar Remco Evenepoel won his second stage race of 2020 after beating back Rohan Dennis in the final time trial.

'It's a job for a lot of these guys, for us it's a passion': Britain's David vs Goliath story in Saudi Arabia The beautiful thing about cycling is that this barely matters and the team of 12 who flew out with three week's notice to the biggest race of their lives so far will have taken more out of these five stages than most other teams for whom this is just another day at the office.

Cooper Bikes partners with Spoon Customs for limited edition bikes celebrating historic Formula 1 success Cooper Bikes has is partnering with British bespoke bike brand Spoon Customs for a limited run of bikes to celebrate the 60th anniversary of Cooper's back-to-back Formula 1 world championship titles in 1959 and 1960.

'I'm not in my best shape yet': Remco Evenepoel obliterates stage five time trial to seal Volta ao Algarve victory The young Belgian impressed once again as he takes the biggest stage race win of his career so far.

UCI WorldTour 2020: The complete team-by-team guide to the season Launched in 2009, the UCI WorldTour comprises 38 events that range from one-day races through to the jewels in the crown of men's cycling:.

Ruta del Sol stage 5: Teuns wins TT as Fuglsang secures GC victory Dylan Teuns won the final individual time trial as Jakob Fuglsang defended his lead in the GC to win the overall.

Chris Froome: Four-time Tour de France winner returns in UAE Tour and glad to be back 'elbows out' Chris Froome said it was a.

Froome: ‘It feels good to be a bike racer again’ DUBAI, United Arab Emirates - Eight months after the crash that cut his 2019 campaign short, Chris Froome made his long-awaited return to racing on stage 1 of the UAE Tour, which kicked off in Dubai on Sunday.

Giant Revolt 1 2020 review The Giant Revolt 1 is a decent gravel and adventure bike at a respectable price. If you can cope with the odd looks and adequate performance of Giant's unique Conduct braking system, you're rewarded with a quality alloy frame, a carbon fork, and plenty of scope for adventures.​.

Domenico Pozzovio returns to the WorldTour at the UAE Tour Italian climber Domenico Pozzovivo is also making his return to the WorldTour at the UAE Tour, eight months after he was struck by an automobile.

Emotional Froome happy to "have the elbows out again" "I know what condition I'm in. I know I'm not in winning condition, but I should be in a good enough condition to get through the race and do what I can for the team," Froome said.

Chris Froome comes through return to racing with no alarms in UAE Tour Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome says "it feels good to be a bike racer again" after making his return in the opening stage of the UAE Tour.

Dylan Teuns wins stage five time trial as Jakob Fuglsang wraps up Ruta del Sol overall victory The Dane finished less than a second behind Dylan Teuns who won the stage, with Alex Edmondson finishing in third, two seconds down, having sat in the hot seat for most of the day. Alex Edmondson set the best early time of just under 18 minutes, and as more riders rolled into the finish it looked like the Australian's time would not be bested.

To the letter and back to Iberian sun The Arkea Samsic team once again worked very well throughout the stage, in order to promote my offensive on the final slopes of the Col d'Eze. We are all motivated to a great step tomorrow, again. - Nairo Quintana, 1st to the summit of Col d'Eze. Stage 2 Tour des Alpes-Maritimes du Var.

UAE Tour stage 1: Pascal Ackermann tops Caleb Ewan in Dubai sprint German sprinter Pascal Ackermann scored first at the UAE Tour, winning Sunday's opening sprint in Dubai ahead of Caleb Ewan and Rudy Barbier. Ackerman rode the wheels of Mitchelton-Scott's sprint train into the final few hundred meters, and then launched his sprint early, before Ewan and Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen had a chance to jump.

Jail sentence for bike thief who seriously injured pedestrian Jail for bike thief who seriously injured pedestrian.

Egan Bernal 'very happy' after being told he has spot in Colombian Olympic squad The Colombian says he has been told he will travel to Japan to compete for the gold medal in the men's road race.

How to clean your bike - from a quick lick to a full makeover Perhaps your bike has been tucked away at the back of the garage over winter gathering dust, or maybe you've carried on riding right through, in which case it has probably been subject to wet conditions and maybe salt that has been spread by gritting lorries.

Pascal Ackermann beats classy sprint field to win stage one of the UAE Tour 2020 The German proved stronger than Caleb Ewan and Dylan Groenewegen to take victory in Dubai.

My Sportive Plans For 2020 It's time this blog saw some writing action. It's time my legs saw some cycling action. The standard approach is to start with the excuses. Instead, let's start with what I'm going to do about it. The first action is to write this post. If you're reading it, let's assume I've at least achieved that.

UAE Tour start list: Sam Bennett, Chris Froome and Alejandro Valverde due to ride The 2020 UAE Tour is set for a stellar line-up as Sam Bennett, Chris Froome and Alejandro Valverde are amongst the big names due to ride. The Middle Eastern race will be Froome's first back after his crash at the Critérium du Dauphiné last year.

Introducing the Habre Eco Bike: a Nepalese e-cargo machine built from bamboo to beat the climate crisis Bosch developing new tech that they say will bring "a giant leap forward in e-mobility" Professor Rake was awarded funding to develop the cargo bike in 2019, with the aim of providing an alternative for couriers and even taxi drivers in an effort to greatly reduce fossil fuels around Kathmandu's historic sites.

Tannus Tyre Insert Armour So far, it's done exactly what it promises, and very unobtrusively, but fitment can prove slightly more involved than the blurb suggests. Each insert is essentially a multi-cell foam, which is designed to sit between the tyre and tube and provide 15mm of protection to the centre strip and 2mm to the sidewalls.

Sunday trading: Deep section carbon Mavic wheels for less than £1000 This Sunday we've find a set of carbon Mavic wheels for less than £1000, bringing down a set of deep section aero hoops to a bargain price. On top of that there are also deals on a Castelli spring jersey, top end Continental tyres and a set of iconic Oakley Jawbreakers.

6 of the best 2020 new-generation hybrids - and why your next bike should be one of them Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc's buyer's guide to the new-generation flat-bar bikes we call hybrid 2.0, in which you'll find everything you need to know to find the right hybrid 2.0 for you, plus our pick of five of the best hybrid 2.0 bikes.

PEZ Bookshelf: Bicycles: Past, Present and Future - PezCycling News Italian book "Bicycles: Past, Present and Future" by Roberto Gurian, with graphic design by Maria Cucchi, has been translated by Robert Bethel into English, but marvelous bike photos speak in all languages.

Caleb Ewan hunting for wins at a UAE Tour built for sprinters "Yeah, it's like once you get into the swing of winning, hopefully it keeps going from there." The UAE Tour start sheet reads like a who's who of pure sprinters, with Dylan Groenewegen, Fernando Gaviria, Sam Bennett, Pascal Ackermann and Mark Cavendish all looking to challenge in the race's bunch sprints.

Jack Haig wins at Ruta del Sol as Fuglsang keeps overall lead Jack Haig won a select, three-up sprint against race leader Jakob Fuglsang and Bahrain-McLaren’s Mikel Landa to take the fourth stage of Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta del Sol. The testing 125km stage from Villanueva de Mesia to Granada crested a category climb with 18 kilometres to go.

Operation Aderlass snags another: ex-pro Pirmin Lang confesses to blood doping Add Swiss ex-professional Pirmin Lang to the list of cyclists caught up in Operation Aderlass. He is the seventh professional cyclist to be scooped up by the anti-doping operation, which began in cross country skiing. He has resigned his position at Swiss Racing Academy.

8 of the best cheap cycling helmets - decent lids that don't cost a fortune Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc's buyer's guide to inexpensive cycling helmets in which you'll find everything you need to know to find the right budget helmet for you, plus our pick of eight of the best sensibly-priced helmets. In this updated version of our guide to inexpensive helmets we've added the dhb C1.0 Crossover.

Alpinestars Denali Vest review The Alpinestars Denali is a surprisingly versatile gilet, insulated to great effect with Primaloft, and cut really well for riding. It's good on its own with a good amount of pocket space, and it's slim enough to be a really good midlayer too. The insulated rear panel can get sweaty with a pack, however, and it's expensive.

Volta ao Algarve stage 4: Miguel Angel Lopez takes summit win as Evenepoel holds lead Colombian takes first win in nearly a year, but cannot shake the young Belgian star in final mountain showdown.

Miguel Ángel López takes stage four win as Remco Evenepoel closes in on GC at Volta ao Algarve The young Belgian has just an individual time trial between him and his second overall victory of the season.

World Bicycle Relief has now distributed 500,000 Buffalo Bikes in developing nations World Bicycle Relief has distributed 500,000 Buffalo Bikes.

100% S3 MAAP glasses I've been using these 'sunnies' through some very mixed conditions and the coverage they give protects the eyes very well from rain and road spray. > Find your nearest dealer here. > Buy these online here. The size of the lens also means there is no frame getting in the way of your view.

Ruta del Sol stage 4: Jack Haig tops Fuglsang in Granada Australian Jack Haig outfoxed Jakob Fuglsang and Mikel Landa to win Saturday's Queen stage of Ruta del Sol into Granada. Haig matched Fuglsang and Landa on the soaring Category 1 climb of Alto de Purche, then marked his rivals on the flat run-in to the finish.

Former Swiss pro leaves the team he founded after admitting involvement in Aderlass doping ring Former Swiss pro Pirmin Lang has left the Continental team he co-founded in 2019 after being interviewed by police investigating the Operation Aderlass blood doping ring. The Operation Aderlass anti-doping investigation first hit the headlines when a number of arrests were made at the Nordic World Ski Championships in Austria in February.

Jack Haig outsprints Jakob Fuglsang and Mikel Landa to stage four victory at Ruta del Sol Jack Haig beat race leader Jakob Fuglsang and Mikel Landa in a sprint finish to take victory on the queen stage of the Ruta del Sol.

Near Miss of the Day 378: What is it about overtakes on straight roads into oncoming traffic? Near Miss of the Day 378: Straight road, oncoming traffic.

Philippe Gilbert, Anna van der Breggen begin classics calendar at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Classics stars like Zdenek Stybar, Chantal Blaak, and Mads Petersen will be in Gent this coming weekend for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

Swiss ex-pro admits links to 'Aderlass' doping ring Former pro rider Pirmin Lang is the latest racer to admit links to the ongoing "Aderlass" doping scandal. The 35-year-old raced from 2013 to 2017, with stints in IAM Cycling and Roth-Akros. The Swiss ex-pro posted a message on Twitter admitting that he cheated throughout his racing career.

Weird, wild, whacky & cool: 22 of the maddest, baddest and best concept bikes we've ever seen In 2009, Chris Boardman unveiled an intelligent bike concept that would be clever enough to track calories burned as you ride, with a solar-powered motor when you need some assistance and a full carbon fibre frame with spoke-less wheels and puncture-proof tyres.

'Winning Paris-Roubaix is the one,' says Van der Poel ahead of first full Classics campaign He crawled to the finish, 11 minutes down on Mads Pedersen. The reason for the failure has not been fully explained, though Roodhooft believes it was nothing more sinister than hunger knock. "The longer the race, the stronger he gets, we saw that in Amstel," the Belgian explains.

Adam Yates's Tour de France preparation begins at the UAE Tour DUBAI - Adam Yates's road to his fifth Tour de France starts Sunday at the UAE Tour, via the slopes of the Jebel Hafeet climb. Though the Brit is a regular on the start sheet for the Tour, his road toward it will look a little different this year.

Winning on the wrong Teuns & Belgian opening weekend There's one week before the start to the much anticipated Belgian opening weekend; Omloop Het Nieuwsblad followed by Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. The character is truly flandrien. Flat cobbles, sharp hills, sharp cobbled hills and often ill weather. In my opinion, the true start to the cycling season!

Former IAM Cycling rider confesses to doping within Aderlass network during career "I cheated throughout my professional career as a cyclist," Lang wrote in a statement. "I was part of the 'Aderlass' network. I lied and I am responsible for my actions.

Atlas Mountain Race won by Sofiane Sehili; 1,145km in 3 days, 21 hours and 50 minutes Saturday the 15th of January saw the start of the inaugural edition of the Atlas Mountain Race, a 1145km fixed route race with 20,000m of climbing in it.

Cyclist Elinor Barker: I’m still baffled women’s Madison is a new event The Rio team gold medallist is in three events at next week’s world championships in Berlin – including only the fourth Madison.

Muc-Off Tubeless Rim Tape I've used the tape on a couple of different wheel/tyre size combinations, and a single wrap has worked absolutely fine with tyre pressures up to 100psi. This means that if you are using 700C rims you are going to be able to cover three wheels from a single 10m roll.

From Gaza to the Giro d'Italia - the many faces of Israel Start-Up Nation "Thank you for the question, because this is so dumb," says Canadian billionaire Sylvan Adams, who has just touched down from Miami and is sat in the lobby of a beachfront hotel in Tel Aviv.

22 of the best gravel & adventure bikes - super-versatile bikes that are at home on lanes, potholed streets and dirt roads The idea of adventure is also finding fans, with the ability to dart down a bridleway or over the plain or along a fireroad to mix up a regular road ride appealing to cyclists keen to get away from the congested streets and into the wide open countryside.

Readers' Rigs: Serrotta CSI - PezCycling News The redo is Ultegra with a compact crank, a little more age and wallet friendly.Brock's bike with its original Dura-Ace setupHow many miles / kilometers do you do a year?: It's a perfect match for me. When I bought it it was the height of the "less spokes is more" era, so I tried to shop it that way.

Spengle 24-carat gold-leaf carbon wheelset For those who can—and want to—afford them, the gold leaf carbon monocoque wheels are fully capable of being put on a bike and ridden.

21 of the best saddles - the seats that improve cycling comfort for men and women It's your main contact point with the bicycle, and for some of us even subtle variations between two similar saddle designs can lead to one of them crossing fine line between comfortable perch and instrument of torture. For a lot of people the saddle they get with their bike works just fine.

LifeLine X-Tools Pro Chain Cleaner review The LifeLine X-Tools Pro Chain Cleaner is a simple, well-designed and extremely sturdy device that strips filth out of your chain with a few spins of the crank. It's easy to use, does an effective job and comes at a great price - there's really nothing about it to dislike.

Volta ao Algarve stage 3: Cees Bol blasts to sprint win Overnight leader Remco Evenepoel finished safely in the bunch to retain his overall lead. With two GC days on tap, the sprinter teams didn't want to let the chance slip away for a mass gallop. Three riders braved the odds, but were reeled in with about 19km to go to set up the sprint.

Dirt Fest resurrected as Raystown Bike Fest Earlier this year, Dirt Rag magazine announced they were ceasing all operations, including the beloved Dirt Fest at Raystown Lake, PA.

Ruta del Sol stage 3: Jakob Fuglsang capitalizes on rivals' miscalculation for stage win, defends overall Jakob Fuglsang : 4:33:25 2. Pello Bilbao : S.T. Brandon McNulty : at 0:01. General Classification: 1. Jakob Fuglsang : 14:22:26 2. Mikel Landa : at 0:14 3. Pello Bilbao.

How the Beti Bike Bash came back from the brink of extinction "Our job," said Barbour," is to get more women out there on bikes." For Thomas, who will stay on with the Beti Bike Bash as race director, the stresses of asking for, and sometimes not getting, funding for the event will take a backseat to the more meaningful work of putting on a great bike race.

Ride from Zambia to Zimbabwe to raise funds for World Bicycle Relief World Bicycle Relief is offering riders the chance to join a 490 kilometre ride from Zambia to Zimbabwe, whilst raising money to fund the its life changing work. The organisation provides bicycles to people in poverty, allowing them to access education, healthcare and economic empowerment.

Cees Bol overpowers Quick-Step with huge sprint on stage three of the Volta ao Algarve 2020 Cees Bol was the first rider to deny Quick-Step in the Volta ao Algarve as he took stage three with a stunning sprint. The Sunweb rider launched his dash for the line 200 metres from the line and it looked as though he may have made a misstep as rivals closed on his wheel.

Police warn cyclists not to use Taff Trail after dark following spate of robberies Police have warned people not to use the Taff Trail after dark following a spate of robberies in recent weeks. The recommendation drew an immediate stinging response from cyclists on social media. The Taff Trail is a major cycle route into Cardiff and is also popular with walkers and runners.

Quinn Simmons prepares for Paris-Roubaix in southern France American Quinn Simmons began his pro career this past month in Spain and France, and the 18-year-old turned heads with aggressive rides. James Startt spoke to Simmons about his performances at le Tour de la Provence.

Chris Froome eager to seize ‘second chance’ after injury comeback Paris, Feb 21, 2020 – Chris Froome says “it will be a huge relief just to be back in the peloton” next week in the UAE Tour, eight months after he suffered devastating injuries in a high-speed crash.

Spec sheet overhaul makes Vitus' 2020 range a tantalising offering New road range promises exceptional spec and performance for the price.

Jakob Fuglsang profits from Dylan Teuns' wrong turn to win stage three of Ruta del Sol The Dane was in third wheel on the approach to the finishing straight when the two riders in front of him, Dylan Teuns and Jack Haig, misread a sharp corner and went wide, allowing Fuglsang through to sprint for the line. The Astana rider finished ahead of Pello Bilbao on the line with UAE Team Emirates' Brandon McNulty in third.

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Shoddy: Not testing gravel bikes in Arizona Another week has dashed by, and that inevitably means I’m going to have to thrust another Shoddy vid upon you. Here in Annecy, France, it’s been a superb week for getting out on the bike. The sun is out.

76 Projects Piggy Zip Case The Piggy Zip Case from 76 Projects is a well-made saddle bag that is surprisingly roomy considering its diminutive size. It keeps your kit secure and the elements out for what is not a bad price. The only little extra I'd like to see is a loop to attach a rear light.

Surrey bike shop owner says air pollution now so bad he has to keep his door shut The owner of a Farnham bike shop says that the town's roads are now so clogged with traffic, he has to keep his door closed because of air pollution.

UAE Tour 2020 live TV guide Here's where to watch live TV coverage and highlights of the Dubai Tour with live broadcasts on Eurosport in the mornings then highlights in the evenings.

Catching Up with Circus-Wanty's Andrea Pasqualon - PezCycling News Rider Interview: January saw the Belgian Wanty-Gobert team, now with Circus as the top line sponsor, present their 2020 line-up in the Spanish Costa Blanca town of Albir.

Spengle launch limited edition Gold £10,000 wheelset, "creating the ultimate expression of Kinetic Art" Swiss wheel innovators Spengle have pulled out all the stops with their latest effort… a one-of-a-kind, Gold version of their unique tri-spoke wheelset priced at £10,000, that Spengle say is "a rare opportunity to own a visual masterpiece." Review: Spengle Adventure 650B Gravel wheelset: 44 of the best road bike wheels.

Rapha broadens appeal of Pro Team collection with 2020 range increase All new women's kit and new men's products bolster the range.

The Rayner Foundation partner with CW5000 Cycling Weekly has teamed up with the Rayner Foundation for the CW5000 challenge. The Foundation, formerly known as the Dave Rayner Fund, supports young riders racing abroad, placing them in teams and giving financial backing.

From Mulholland Drive to Champs-Élysées: Geraint Thomas prepares for biggest test of his pro cycling career The 2018 Tour de France winner wintered in California for the second consecutive year, to recharge the batteries for another run at the yellow jersey.

How to use a CO2 inflator CO2 inflators are an extremely convenient way to inflate tyres, if speed of operation is the most important factor. A small metal canister contains compressed carbon dioxide gas that expands to fill your tyre when the top is punctured.

Near Miss of the Day 377: Yet another close, quick overtake despite oncoming traffic Near Miss of the Day 377: Overtake despite oncoming traffic.

Adam Yates among big names debuting season at UAE Tour "My winter training has been going really well, so it'll be good to get stuck in and see where I am." The UAE Tour sees several big names make their debuts, and all eyes will be on Chris Froome, who is making his first race appearance since his devastating training crash in June of 2019, at the Critérium du Dauphiné.

Sean Kelly talks Mathieu van der Poel, Egan Bernal, and the new stars of pro cycling "But I think he is more of a talent than Adri. He is such a talent, the way he can win races." "The question is now: what different style of races he is capable of winning? That is what we have to wait and see." Van der Poel is currently a member of the Alpecin-Fenix pro team, a Pro Continental squad which contests both cyclocross and road events.

Remco Evenepoel: the next Eddy Merckx This is just the Volta ao Algarve. We really can't read too much into anything at such an early stage. Let's all stay calm. Shit. Sorry. I see what happened there. I've gone and been exuberant.

Zwift launch new stage race, Haute Route Watopia The latest step in Zwift's evolutions is a multi-stage virtual version of the famous Haute Route. Online training platform Zwift says the three-day event is the "most accessible" version of the popular amateur races, which will tour the sights of the Watopia map.

It is difficult to assimilate it "I think I'm not aware yet, I don't believe it. My first victory as a professional and in a race of the level of Andalusia. It is difficult to assimilate it.

Five things to look out for at the 2020 UAE Tour Eight months in fact, during which time he has undergone surgery and extensive rehabilitation following a horrific crash at last year's Critérium du Dauphiné, forcing him to watch from afar as team-mate Egan Bernal won the Tour de France, leading the team in his absence alongside Geraint Thomas.

How coronavirus is taking its toll on the bike industry and what it means for you Coronavirus has potentially major implications for the bike industry where much of the labour is concentrated in the Far East. That's not just China. Taiwan, Vietnam, and Cambodia, for example, are big players and they frequently rely on raw materials and parts from China.

Tweets of the week: Tom Pidcock, Tour Colombia, Geraint Thomas and more As most riders begin their season, the Twitter switchboards have been lit up with all sorts of social media delicacies.

Remco Evenepoel dedicates Algarve stage win to fellow Belgian rider whose son died last week Remco Evenepoel dedicated his Volta ao Algarve stage victory to a fellow Belgian rider whose son died last week. Deceuninck - Quick-Step's Evenepoel was emotional at the finish of stage two on Alto da Foía, where he took the first uphill victory of his short career.

Business is booming! Garmin, Shimano and MIPS reveal profits boost in 2019 Is the bicycle industry in good health? Profits issued by three big bike brands, Shimano, Garmin and MIPS, suggests that 2019 has been a good year and it has been making loads of money. But what impact is Coronavirus having on the bicycle industry?

Vincenzo Nibali says Remco Evenepoel will be 'a real rival' at the Giro d'Italia Vincenzo Nibali has identified Remco Evenepoel as a "real rival" when the young Belgian sensation takes the start line in his first Grand Tour at the Giro d'Italia later this year.

UCI postpones three upcoming Chinese races due to coronavirus outbreak The UCI has postponed three upcoming Chinese races due to the coronavirus outbreak. The Tour of Chongming Island, the Tour of Zhoushan Island and the women's Tour of Taiyuan, planned to take place in April and May, are the races that have been postponed.

Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa saddle The Selle San Marco Concor Supercorsa saddle was first introduced in 1978, but it's still very relevant today beyond retaining the purity of 80s road bikes, with a shape and support that seem very conducive to big mileages and an efficient cadence.

Spoon Customs create stunning steel bikes to celebrate Cooper F1 wins The bikes will be individually hand painted in Surrey at Gun Control, Spoon Customs in-house paint company, with paint schemes that celebrate the Cooper brand's racing heritage. Finally, the bikes will be assembled under the watchful eye of Andy Carr and team at the new Spoon Customs facility in Surrey, England.

Live blog: Bournemouth seafront cycling ban to be reviewed ; Hire bikes docked in bike lane; Dutch ambassador to Sudan rides with the Sudanese female Live blog: Bournemouth cycling ban reviewed.

Gear Break: New Clothing, Cycling on TV and Race Relief Gel - PezCycling News According to the latest estimates, more than one million animals have been killed in fires that have burned 8 million hectares of natural habitat, an area the size of Austria that will take decades to recover.

Beginner's guide to bike types Along with the bike boom of the last decade there's been a boom in the types of bike on offer as the bike industry tries to offer us bikes that are just right for the wide range of riding we do. You can ride and have a great time on just about anything, but if you're shopping for a bike it's handy to know what the different types are best at.

Flywheel users the casualty of spin bike war with Peloton Indoor-training behemoth Peloton has been the subject of a few controversies of late. Their clanger of an advertising campaign late last year became the subject of memes, a solid SNL roasting and the source of a stock-price plummet for the exercise start-up, who lost US$1.5b in value as a result of the ad.

Bikes of the Bunch: FiftyOne Invictus, an agent's ride This week's Bikes of the Bunch is one we caught rolling around during the Tour Down Under. Freshly made, it's a bike from the Irish custom carbon frame maker FiftyOne and belongs to the agent of many pedalling stars, Andrew McQuaid.

Despite denials, Harrison Ford definitely rides an e-bike Here's a sentence I didn't expect to write today: this week, Harrison Ford appeared on US chat show Ellen, where he angrily denied riding an e-bike despite all evidence to the contrary.

Chris Froome: Tour de France winner relishing 'second chance' at UAE Tour Chris Froome feels as though he has been given a.

Froome’s ‘huge relief’, Evenepoel’s brilliance: Daily News Digest The UAE Tour wouldn’t normally attract a whole heap of attention but that probably changes this year. All eyes will be on Chris Froome from Sunday as he starts his first race in more than eight months. No one’s expecting him to win the race, but just how far off the pace will he be?

USA Cycling announces Team USA Well-Being program USA Cycling recognizes the importance of the mental, physical and emotional health of Team USA athletes and, inspired by the groundbreaking program launched by USA Weightlifting, is now offering pro-bono services to support the overall well-being of USA Cycling Team athletes and contractors - junior, elite and retired.

Dubai Women's Tour: Nicole Steigenga sprints to final stage win, Lucy van der Haar takes overall Stage one winner van der Haar, also took the sprinter's jersey at the inaugural four-day stage race.

15 of the best 2020 road bikes under £1,000 Welcome to the latest edition of road.cc's buyer's guide to road bikes under £1,000 in which you'll find everything you need to know to find the right sub-£1,000 road bike for you, plus our pick of 15of the best bikes in the super-competitive under-£1,000 sector.

Rapha debuts new, more versatile Pro Team collection Rapha's latest Pro Team line includes new women's kit and new fits for training, racing, and racing even faster.

Topeak Pocket Rocket "Optimized For Road", as per the tagline on the pump - the Topeak Pocket Rocket weighs in at a measly 109g and is a smidge over 22cm long, meaning it can easily nestle down in a jersey pocket without falling out. Despite its small size it works really well, pumping up a 28mm tyre in around 150 strokes.

Chris Froome: Tour de France winner has 'second chance' after serious injury Chris Froome says he feels like he has been given a 'second chance' before his return at the UAE Tour this weekend.

Getting high at the Tour of Colombia I can offer no great pro cycling insight into the recent Tour of Colombia. I have never visited the place, felt the terrain, or attempted to suck in the thin, high altitude air. Others are more qualified to talk you through the nuances. The nuances of the nuances, on the other hand, are right in my ballpark.

Bontrager’s carbon wheels are now covered with a lifetime warranty Good news for all you railroad track hoppers out there: Bontrager has upgraded its warranty program to now include a lifetime warranty on their carbon wheels. What was offered before?

Volta ao Algarve stage 2: Evenepoel uncorks searing attack to win stage, snag lead The Belgian superstar shows no signs of slowing down in his sophomore season, and won a dramatic finale in Portugal.

Geraint Thomas expects Tour de France competition to be tougher than ever Geraint Thomas believes the competition will be tougher than ever at this year's Tour de France as he seeks to regain his title - his main target this year, alongside the road race and time trial shortly afterwards at the Tokyo Olympics.

Ruta del Sol stage 2: Jakob Fuglsang maintains lead Gonzalo Serrano : 5:07:49 2. Juan José Lobato : + 0:02 3. Dylan Teuns : S.T. General Classification: 1. Jakob Fuglsang : 9:49:01 2. Mikel Landa : at 0:06 3. Dylan Teuns : at 0:23.

Track Cycling World Championships 2020: How to watch live coverage on the BBC You can watch live action from the UCI Track Cycling World Championships on BBC TV, BBC Red Button, BBC iPlayer and the BBC Sport website and app.

Remco Evenepoel stuns rivals with summit finish victory on stage two of the Volta ao Algarve 2020 Remco Evenepoel beat out a number of elite climbers to take the summit finish victory on stage two of the Volta ao Algarve.

World Bicycle Relief achieves half a million donated bicycles The World Bicycle Relief continues to changes lives with the bicycle, as it just donated its 500,000th Buffalo Bike to communities in developing nations.

Luke Rowe extends with Team Ineos through 2023 I've been here since day one. And now I'm as excited as ever to part of this new chapter with Ineos." Rowe joins recent Tour de France champ Egan Bernal in extending his contract until 2023. But unlike the Colombian, winning the yellow jersey is not his concern, save in a supporting role.

Chris Froome on his return to racing: "I've been given a second chance" Chris Froome says he's been given a second chance to return to pro racing. Froome will make his return to the pro peloton at next week's UAE Tour.

PYSO, ep. 40: Why do you ride gravel? Those are mine for just jumping on and trying to grasp what's going on here." With that perspective in mind, Bobby and Gus Morton interview a host of riders about what actually got them into gravel in the first place.

Spengle creates one of a kind 24-carat gold leaf wheelset "There's something very compelling in mixing the traditional craftsmanship of hand-laid gold leaf with cutting edge materials science, and it has resulted in a visually stunning wheel." The Austria founded brand is now based in Switzerland.

Spengle debuts $20,000 gold-covered carbon wheels - because why not? Swiss company Spengle is currently best known as the producer of obscure three-spoke carbon wheels for gravel, mountain bike and urban applications, but its latest endeavor may instead bring it notoriety for sheer excess.

Brit Lucy van der Haar 'wasn't sure if she'd won GC' as she takes first ever Dubai Women's Tour Britain's Lucy van der Haar opened her season with an emphatic performance in the Middle East, taking victory in the first edition of the Dubai Women's Tour.

New products on the way from Shimano, Lazer, Pearl Izumi, Park Tool & more We spent yesterday visiting iceBike, a trade show run by big distributor Madison, and here are some of the most eye-catching products that we spotted… Later in the year, Lazer will be offering its lightweight Genesis helmet in a couple of cool new finishes: Purple Haze Ltd and Chrome Ltd.

Dhb Aeron LAB All Winter Bib Tight Very good at dealing with the elements, but seams behind the knees can rub if you don't position them right. Tell us what the product is for. dhb says, "The Aeron LAB All Winter Bib Tight is dhb's solution for riders looking to push the pace in winter conditions.

Caja-Rural's Gonzalo Serrano denies the favourites on stage two of Ruta del Sol 2020 Victory on day two of the Ruta del Sol went Gonazalo Serrano, who denied the favourites in the tough final climb. Caja Rural-Seguros rider Serrano launched a perfectly paced attack in the final kilometre as the road ramped up to almost 18 per cent, pushing all the way to the line and holding of a final surge from the bunch.

London Bridge to be closed to all traffic but bikes, buses and cabs for essential waterproofing works London Bridge is to be closed to all traffic other than bikes, buses and licensed taxis for seven months from mid-March while work is undertaken to replace the waterproofing below the road surface of the structure, which in 2022 celebrates the 50th anniversary of its opening.

Chris Froome: 'It feels like I've been given a second chance' Chris Froome says his racing return is "feels like a second chance" as he rejoins the peloton this week. The Brit suffered awful injuries in a crash during the Critérium du Dauphiné last summer and has only just recovered enough to make his comeback.

Cycling survival - what to do if a riding buddy crashes First aid training is invaluable when things go wrong because it gives you a simple set of steps to take control of a situation, stop things getting worse and perhaps even save a friend's life. The sooner a crashed rider gets help, the better.

Q&A: Remco Evenepoel on his superstardom, his future, and what races he most wants to win Are you aware of cycling's history. Does it interest you, or not so much?RE: Yes of course. But now it is 2020. I don't think you have to spend a lot of time looking back. I always like talking with cyclists from the past and hearing how it was for them.