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Vlaamse Druivencross at Overijse CX LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com) Mario Vanacker: 2015 World Champion Mathieu van der Poel at the 2015 Superprestige Cyclocross event at Middelkerke, Belgium - Click for high resolution - Copyright © 2015 Mario Vanacker Thumb Overlay."On Sunday, December 11: Vlaamse Druivencross CX at Overijse, Belgium.

The Elite Women's race starts at 1:45pm CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern). 

The Elite Men's race starts at 3:00pm CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern).

There will be live streams for both races." (cyclingfans.com) Mario Vanacker









Van Aert dominates in Essen.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Wout Van Aert (Crelan - Vastgoedservice) placed second at Superprestige Gavere. (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."World champion Wout Van Aert dominated the BVV Trophy in Essen while his big rival Mathieu Van der Poel  was hindered by mechanical problems and spills and so finished well off the pace.

Kevin Pauwels fought with his rivals but managed to go clear alone and chase after Van Aert but was forced to accept second place."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 10, 2016





Sanne Cant Wins Over Hard-Charging Sophie de Boer.

Thumbnail Credit (cxmagazine.com) B. Hazen: Cyclocross Essen was a tight, pack racing affair, with Sanne Cant and Sophie de Boer leading it home. photo: 2016 Superprestige Gavere Elite Women. © B. Hazen / Cyclocross MagazineThumb Overlay."The fourth installment of the 2016 IJsboerke Ladies Trophy and 2016 DVV Verzekeringen Trofee was held on Saturday in Essen, Belgium at Noordvlees Van Goolen Cyclocross Essen.

The men’s edition of Cyclocross Essen has a long history dating back to 1965, but the women’s race was just the sixth running of the event.

Despite the short history of the women’s race, Sanne Cant has already put her name in the record books, winning three of the first five events."
(cxmagazine.com) B. Hazen

December 10, 2016





Who retired in 2016? See the complete list.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling.today): Fabian Cancellara 	35 	Trek-SegafredoThumb Overlay."With another road season in the books it’s time to look back at the riders who called it a career in 2016.

This season has seen some notable riders decide to hang up their road racing wheels for good."
(cycling.today)

December 10, 2016





Mollema: I'm aiming for the Giro d'Italia before supporting Contador at the Tour.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Bauke Mollema (Trek-Segafredo) (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Bauke Mollema has confirmed that he will lead Trek Segafredo at the Giro d'Italia in 2017 before supporting Alberto Contador's attempt to win a third Tour de France crown.

Mollema has concentrated on the Tour de France for the last few years and enjoyed successes there with three top-10 places and 11th overall in this year's edition of the race."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

December 10, 2016





No positive doping tests at 2016 Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) (Photo: Cor Vos): While the UCI has chosen not to communicate officially on the matter, Tour organiser ASO commented Friday in relation to testing at the race. Thumb Overlay."The announcement one week ago by the Vuelta a España organizers Unipublic that there were zero anti-doping positives in this year’s race led to some wondering why there was silence from the UCI and Tour de France organizers ASO in relation to the 2016 Tour.

It is unclear whether retrospective testing may be carried out at a future date."
(cyclingtips.com.au) (Photo: Cor Vos)

December 9, 2016





Axeon Hagens Berman Reveals 2017 Roster.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingillustrated.com): Axeon Hagens Berman will conduct its pre-season training camp Jan. 8-18 in Calabasas, California.Thumb Overlay."Eight returning riders and eight newcomers will make up the 2017 roster of the Axeon Hagens Berman Cycling Team, the world’s leading Under 23 development squad.

Headlining the returnees are a host of Americans."
(cyclingillustrated.com)

December 9, 2016





Why Have So Many French Cafés Closed?

Thumbnail Credit (inrng.com): For the passing cyclist these closures are noticeable because they’re so visible.Thumb Overlay."Riding some of the Tour de France route last summer under the pretext of route recons for this website’s stage previews was a pleasure.

Cycling through rural France in the height of summer is always a joy. Along the way there was a common theme of closed village cafés. Place after place so many had shut for good that there had to be a reason behind this trend and a mental note was made to explore what’s happening."
(inrng.com)

December 9, 2016





11 notable pro riders who have retired in 2016.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Fabian Cancellara. Photo by Yuzuru SunadaThumb Overlay."We list some of the notable professional cyclists who have hung up their wheels and will not be joining the peloton in 2017." (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)





December 9, 2016





How to train with a power meter – Part Three: How to use your training zones.

Thumbnail Credit (roadcyclinguk.com): Everything you need to know about using your power zones to train effectivelyThumb Overlay."Your power zones are at the heart of everything you do with a power meter and, having established your personal zones, become the foundation of your training.

Using your power zones correctly is absolutely vital in improving as a cyclist. So far in this series we’ve established why you should train with a power meter and how to determine your power zones.

Now comes the important part – how to train effectively using your power zones."
(roadcyclinguk.com)

December 9, 2016





Ride On’s 2016 Christmas Gift Guide.

Thumbnail Credit (rideonmagazine.com.au): Ortlieb bikepacking range Thumb Overlay."Not sure what to get that special bike rider in your life?

We’re here to help! From books to bells to bib shorts, and everything in between.

Here’s Ride On‘s guide to the festive season by bike."
(rideonmagazine.com.au)







December 9, 2016





RCS denies rumors of compromise on team cuts.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Mauro Vegni, director of the Giro d'Italia (center, pictured with Fabio Aru, left, and Mario Cipollini, right) insists that top race organizers have not yet reached a compromise with the UCI. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).Thumb Overlay."Contrary to reports over the last 24 hours, RCS Sport cycling director Mauro Vegni says that nothing has changed in the debate over reduced pro team sizes.

Vegni, who directs the Giro d’Italia, said it never came up at a UCI meeting in Spain Tuesday, and that the issue still needs to be confronted."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 8, 2016





Boom heads to Basque Country for low-key start to cyclocross campaign.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Lars Boom (Astana) suffered in his first 'cross race of the year (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Lars Boom will set the wheels of his 2016/17 cyclocross season in motion this weekend, but rather than joining the leading lights of the discipline in Belgium, he’ll be flying under the radar 1,000 miles away in the Basque country." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)


December 8, 2016





Tony Martin aiming for Classics and Tour de France success.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Tony Martin answering questions from the press at the Katusha-Alpecin media day (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."2017 was going to be an important year regardless for Tony Martin with the Tour de France grand depart in Dusseldorf a rare opportunity for the time trialist to compete in the race on home soil.

However, there is added significance to next year's race as the 31-year-old will line up for the stage 1 time trial in the rainbow jersey as world time trial champion."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 8, 2016





The truth about cycling safety, passing distances and dooring.

Thumbnail Credit (cycling.today): But more controversial is how to achieve it and everyone seems to have their own viewThumb Overlay."There is ongoing pressure on the government by advocacy groups to impose stricter penalties on drivers who open their car door on a passing cyclist.

But are heftier penalties the most effective way to change behavior?

Cyclists want motorists to stop dooring them, passing too close and generally threatening their safety."
(cycling.today)

December 8, 2016





New Zéfal Tubeless Tank helps seat tubeless tires.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Zéfal’s new reservoir should help get tubeless tyres set up that bit more easilyThumb Overlay."Tubeless tires are definitely a thing now, with more and more brands offering tubeless ready tires and many OEM or aftermarket wheelsets having tubeless ready rims.

But getting your tires to seat can be a bit hit and miss."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

December 8, 2016






Tour de France team sizes to remain the same in 2017.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Team Sky on stage at the 2016 Tour de France team presentation (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Cyclingnews understands there will be no reduction in team sizes in the 2017 Tour de France, Giro d’Italia, the cobbled Classics and other races, after leading race organizers ASO, RCS sport and Flanders Classics accepted that any changes to planned team sizes must be put on hold and approved by the UCI’s Professional Cycling Council that is responsible for the rules of professional racing." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

December 7, 2016





Boonen reveals nerves led him to see sports psychologist.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Tom Boonen was all smiles during the training ride in Quebec (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Fear is not an emotion you’d associate with Boonen, who in April cited ‘big balls’ as the key characteristic of a Paris Roubaix winner, but the Belgian, speaking at an event alongside QuickStep directeur sportif Wilfried Peeters, admitted he didn’t feel comfortable this year at the opening weekend of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne Brussels Kuurne, and again at the Tour of Flanders." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 7, 2016





8 breakthrough riders from the women's peloton in 2016.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Chantal Blaak (Boels-Dolmans) wins Gent-Wevelgem Women (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The inaugural edition of the Women's WorldTour and the Rio Olympics provided plenty of motivation for emerging talents in the women's peloton to prove themselves in 2016.

Cyclingnews highlights eight of the biggest breakout riders."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 7, 2016









Russian doping conspiracy benefited over 1000 athletes.

Thumbnail Credit (sbs.com.au): The second and final part of the report for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) by Canadian sports lawyer Richard McLaren provided exhaustive evidence of an elaborate doping scheme sponsored by Russia's Sports Ministry.Thumb Overlay."More than 1,000 Russian competitors across more than 30 sports were involved in an institutional conspiracy to conceal positive drug tests as Moscow "hijacked international sport" over the course of five years, an independent WADA report said on Friday." (sbs.com.au)

December 10, 2016






The Giro will have to wait, Bardet doubles down on Tour.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: Iri Greco: Romain Bardet, left, finished second in last summer's Tour de France. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | www.brakethroughmedia.comThumb Overlay."Despite flirting with a possible run for the pink jersey, French hope Romain Bardet will put the Tour de France at the center of his calendar in 2017.

Buoyed by second overall this year, Ag2r La Mondiale believes that Bardet has a realistic chance of becoming the first Frenchman since Bernard Hinault to win the yellow jersey.

And if he doesn’t go, he can’t win it, so it’s all in for the Tour in 2017."
(velonews.com) Photo: Iri Greco

December 10, 2016





Opinion: Team Sky’s reputation shredded by Brailsford failure.

Thumbnail Credit (stickybottle.com): A huge amount of damage has been done to Team Sky and the actions of team boss Dave Brailsford have dug the hole even deeper.Thumb Overlay."Dave Brailsford once said: “If you’re a cheat, you’re a cheat, you’re not half a cheat. You wouldn’t say, ‘I’ll cheat here but I’m not going to cheat over there; I’ll cheat on a Monday but not on a Tuesday’.'”

He was responding to questions regarding his hiring of Dr Geert Leinders who is now banned for life from cycling having been found to have been involved in a team-wide doping program during his time at Rabobank."
(stickybottle.com)

December 10, 2016





BMC announces 2017 line-up as team begins training camp in Spain.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) starts his victory celebration (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."BMC Racing's pre-season training camp gets underway this week in Denia, Spain, with the squad announcing its 2017 roster via press release Friday to coincide with the start of next season's preparations.

General Manager Jim Ochowicz noted via the release that the camp would be a time to look back on what he hailed as a successful 2016 season."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 10, 2016






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Cyclists among the 1,000 Russian athletes implicated in McLaren report.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images): Professor Richard McLaren (Getty Images)Thumb Overlay."As many as 1,000 Russian athletes, including several cyclists, are thought to have benefitted from a state-sponsored doping program which involved systematic manipulation of samples.

The second part of the McLaren report was published on Friday morning and its findings were presented at a press conference in London."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

December 9, 2016





Rodriguez retires, for real this time.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Joaquim Rodriguez is retiring for good after a long and successful career. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).Thumb Overlay."Veteran Spanish rider Joaquim ‘Purito’ Rodriguez announced he is to retire on Friday, bringing to an end a successful 17-year career.

This news comes after he first announced retirement at the Tour de France, then returned to race Il Lombardia in October, and later announced he’d join Bahrain Merida for one more season."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 9, 2016





Week in Tech: Smart glasses, Zwift Academy, Brooks/Vans collaboration.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Test pilots needed for Everysight smart glassesThumb Overlay."It was a quite week for cycling tech, but here’s the Week in Tech - all the gear news, tips, and announcements you need and none of the marketing gibberish you don’t." (velonews.com)




December 9, 2016





Fortuitous Find: How covering the Tour de France led to one stunning bike collection.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) Dave Everett: Back in July, when CyclingTips was covering the Tour de France, our on-the-ground team opted for AirbnbThumb Overlay."Of particular note is the huge collection of bikes that sits in the basement, the old French machines dating back generations.

There’s steel, there’s alloy, there’s even a titanium frame thrown into the mix.

Notably, there’s no carbon. It’s all honest, workman-like equipment that’s comfortable to ride."
(cyclingtips.com.au) Dave Everett

December 9, 2016





Tested: The Value-Packed Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2.

Thumbnail Credit (bicycling.com) Ron Koc: The Giant TCX Advanced 2 is an excellent value cyclocross bike. Ron KochThumb Overlay."It happened on nearly every one of my rides on the Giant TCX Advanced Pro 2: I would find myself looking down, marveling that the bike I was riding cost just more than $2,500.

I’ve tested many bikes over the years, and there are few that I can recall offering such a well-rounded package for the money."
(bicycling.com) Ron Koch

December 9, 2016





DJI Mavic Pro In-Depth Review.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): As with all these reviewed drones, I bought the Mavic unit myself.Thumb Overlay."While the widely held assumption this year was that the GoPro Karma drone would be the hottest drone to get one’s hands on, it’s quickly become clear over the last 75 days that wouldn’t quite pan out.

A mere 7 days after GoPro announced their Karma drone in September, DJI countered with the Mavic Pro. The Mavic Pro would be DJI’s smallest drone to date, while still maintaining and expanding upon the 4K-capable feature-set of its only 5-month old predecessor, the Phantom 4.

Not only was it poised to upset the GoPro apple cart, but also become one of the hottest drones to date."
(dcrainmaker.com)

December 8, 2016






Pellizotti, Nibali reunited at Bahrain Merida.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Franco Pellizotti and Vincenzo Nibali will ride together next season on Bahrain – Merida. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Franco Pellizotti, the veteran Italian climber who was at the center of a high-profile biological passport ban, has penned a deal to join Bahrain Merida for 2017.

The 38-year-old Italian will rejoin Vincenzo Nibali (the pair rode together for five seasons at Liquigas) and slot into a climber’s role at Bahrain, the team announced Thursday."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 8, 2016





Would dropping the UCI weight limit put an end to disc brake bikes in professional races?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): We ponder if dropping the UCI weight limit will cause more problems than it solves for disc brake evolutionists Thumb Overlay."With the steady improvement of carbon fiber technology many feel the 6.8kg rule is no longer relevant and this has led to pressure on the UCI to drop it.

If the rule is scrapped or lowered will it kill off disc brake bikes in the pro peloton for good?

Juergen Falke, director of products at Merida believes it could: “Because disc brake bikes require a reinforced fork and frame, thru-axles, disc-rotors and hydraulic reservoirs the weight penalty over a comparable rim-brake bike will be at least 500g with the coming disc brake generation."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

December 8, 2016





Cycling gifts: The ultimate gift guide for cyclists.

Thumbnail Credit (bikeradar.com): The best gifts for the gadget-obsessed cyclistThumb Overlay."If you're not a cyclist, here are 30 great reasons to be one. But that's probably not why you're here.

You're here because you know a cyclist and you want to make them the happiest they've ever been this Christmas. Or perhaps you're a bike fiend looking for some inspiration for your wishlist. "
(bikeradar.com)

December 8, 2016





Gift Guide 2016: 11 must-have cycling books.

Thumbnail Credit (roadcyclinguk.com): Must-read cycling books of the year to add to your Christmas wishlistThumb Overlay."December is racing along and the countdown to Christmas is ticking down rapidly, but what’s on your Christmas list and what should you buy the cyclist in your life?

We’ve beginning our round-up of the best Christmas gifts available and what better place to start than with a Christmas gift staple – books. Luckily, cycling is a sport which lends itself to great books, with inspiring tales and stunning photography."
(roadcyclinguk.com)

December 8, 2016






Varnish to appeal British Cycling internal inquiry on Sutton.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Daniel Simms): Jess Varnish (Great Britain) (Daniel Simms)Thumb Overlay."Jess Varnish has vowed to appeal the findings of a British Cycling investigation that was wrapped up in October after learning that only one of her nine allegations of sexist and discriminatory language from team coach Shane Sutton had been upheld." (cyclingnews.com) (Daniel Simms)

December 7, 2016





Do you have what it takes to be a pro domestique?

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Rory Sutherland embraced teammate Nairo Quintana after he won the 2016 Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."If there was a prize for the season’s best domestique, chances are Movistar’s Rory Sutherland would be among the nominees.

The 34-year-old Australian did impressive work throughout the 2016 season, including big pulls dog-sledding his way across the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España.

Thanks to his help, Movistar won a stage and finished third overall at the Giro, and won a stage and the GC at the Vuelta."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 7, 2016





Rebellin to leave CCC Sprandi Polkowice for Kuwait continental team.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Davide Rebellin (CCC Sprandi Polkowice) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Cyclingnews understands that Davide Rebellin will leave Polish team CCC Sprandi Polkowice for the continental project Kuwait Cartucho.es in 2017.

The Italian veteran, who has not been named in the Polish Professional Continental squad for next year, is likely to mark a 25th season in the peloton since making his debut in 1992."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

December 7, 2016






PEZ Daily Distraction. "As we are featuring the calendar photo's of Darrell Parks, it would only be right we have one of his 'Daily Distractions' from the Amgen Tour of California. Good Morning Joanne." (pezcyclingnews.com) (Photo: Darrell Parks)

December 10, 2016









December 10, 2016





Turtur blasts UCI WorldTour management.

Thumbnail Credit (sbs.com.au): (sbs.com.au)Thumb Overlay."Former Oceania confederation president Mike Turtur has openly criticized the UCI, labelling its current management of the WorldTour “a joke”.

Turtur, who runs the first WorldTour race on the calendar, the Tour Down Under, has disagreed with reforms for the 2017 season, one which will see different participation rules across existing WorldTour events and those newly added to the rank."
(sbs.com.au)

December 10, 2016





Ekimov in the running for president of Russian Cycling Federation.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Team Manager Viatcheslav Ekimov on stage (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The Russian Cycling Federation announced on its website that Viacheslav Ekimov is one of two candidates running to replace Igor Makarov as president of the organization.

Makarov, who owns the Katusha team, is stepping down from the post in which he has served since 2010.

Ekimov recently stepped down as general manager of Katusha and was replaced by senior directeur sportif José Azevedo, who like Ekimov, raced with Lance Armstrong at the Discovery Channel team."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)


December 10, 2016





Haas: I've learned more this year than any other.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Nathan Haas says that he learned more this season riding alongside Edvald Boasson Hagen at Dimension Data than he has done in any of his previous seasons as a pro.

Haas believes that working with the Norwegian, who he says has more physical similarities to him compared to his previous teammates, has helped push him on this year despite his season being disrupted by injury."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

December 10, 2016





Cross-chaining: Is it really all that bad?

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): We ask Shimano, SRAM, Campagnolo and FSA whether running the chain at extreme angles is a crime against cyclingThumb Overlay."Generations of cyclists have known that cross-chaining is A Bad Thing. It's one of those rules you get taught very early on. Ride with the chain on the small chainring (on the chainset, the component your pedals are attached to) and the smallest sprocket on the cassette (the cluster of cogs attached to the hub of the rear wheel) – as in fig 1 above – or on the large chainring and the largest sprocket – as in fig 2 – and anyone you're riding with is likely to alert you to the fact in seconds.

People love to point it out."
(road.cc)

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December 9, 2016






Wiggins unlikely to face punishment over 'mystery package'.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Team Sky's Dave Brailsford and Bradley Wiggins in the team bus at the 2013 Giro d'Italia (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Bradley Wiggins is unlikely to face any further investigation or punishment over the mystery jiffy bag couriered to the Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman at the 2011 Criterium du Dauphine, according to a report published in The Times.

However, the UK anti-Doping Agency’s (UKAD) ongoing investigation into ‘wrongdoing within cycling’ could still see Team Sky and British Cycling reprimanded."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

December 9, 2016





Paving the way for transgender cyclists: The story of Jillian Bearden.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) Jillian Bearden: by Anne-Marije Rook December 10, 2016 Photography by Jillian BeardenThumb Overlay."Coming in just two-thirds of a second ahead of second place finisher Anna Sparks, winning El Tour de Tucson in November had been a big moment for Jillian Bearden.

It was her first win of the season, a successful visibility campaign for the Southern Arizona Gender Alliance team and her first win as a female.

Yet alone in her hotel room the next day, 800 miles from her Colorado Springs home, Bearden felt anything but victorious."
(cyclingtips.com.au) Jillian Bearden

December 9, 2016





Cycling home with the Christmas Tree.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): First thing we do is head over to the flower markets. Thumb Overlay."Since moving to Paris, it’s become a little bit of a annual Christmas tradition of ours to pickup our tree at the flower markets and then subsequently bike home with it.

This would mark the 5th year of doing so, though, a few years ago we walked home with it before realizing that biking home is actually much easier. Of course, in true Parisian fashion I use the Velib, which is the city’s bike sharing system."
(dcrainmaker.com)

December 9, 2016





PEZ Holiday Gift Guide #3.

Thumbnail Credit (pezcyclingnews.com): American Classic 420 Aero 3 WheelsThumb Overlay."Gift Guide’16 #3 is not just packed full of present ideas for the holiday season, but also has discounts on American Classic wheels, Verge Sport clothing, Zevlin Products and Scapin frames.

Plus gift suggestions from FSA, State Bicycle Co. Sports Optical and Brooks x Vault by Vans."
(pezcyclingnews.com)

December 9, 2016





RCUK’s Christmas Gift Guide: Must-own gadgets for the cycling fanatic.

Thumbnail Credit (roadcyclinguk.com): From tools to big ticket tech, all the best cycling gadgets to buy this ChristmasThumb Overlay."Everybody loves gadgets, right? And with Christmas around the corner what better time to treat your cycling-mad nearest and dearest to the latest tech? Or, of course, you could always treat yourself – you’ve earned it.

We’re rounding up this year’s must-buy cycling Christmas gifts, to provide gift inspiration or to help you with your last-minute lists."
(roadcyclinguk.com)

December 9, 2016














December 8, 2016





Campagnolo Potenza 11-speed groupset review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Matt Wikstrom: by Matt Wikstrom December 8, 2016 Photography by Matt WikstromThumb Overlay."Potenza is an Italian noun for power, intensity and strength, and Campagnolo drew heavily from these associations when presenting the new groupset at their press camp in March this year.

A flurry of horses, boxers, and drift-racing cars filled the screen as each part of the groupset was introduced."
(cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Matt Wikstrom

December 8, 2016





Elia Viviani and Slagter to start 2017 seasons at Tour Down Under.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (David Pearce): Elia Viviani (Team Sky) (David Pearce)Thumb Overlay."Olympic omnium gold medallist Elia Viviani will make his first appearance at the Tour Down Under since 2014 according to Italian newspaper La Gazzetta dello Sport.

Viviani first rode the Australian WorldTour event in 2011 and returned in 2014 where third place on stage 4 was his best result."
(cyclingnews.com) (David Pearce)

December 8, 2016





Top-five endurance road bikes of 2016.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Specialized S-Works Roubaix SL4 Disc Di2 Price: $8,500 Overall score: 90.7/100Thumb Overlay."Endurance road bikes strike a balance between comfort and performance, which is why they are so popular with riders who test their limits with 100-mile gran fondos or big days that blend in a bit of rough road.

You’ll even see top professionals riding these bikes (or similar models) in the cobbled spring classics, like Paris Roubaix.

Endurance bikes feature frames with built-in compliance for bumpy roads, taller head tubes to allow riders to sit more upright, and clearance for wider tires."
(velonews.com)

December 8, 2016





Cycling tech to make you fast and save your ass.

Thumbnail Credit (cnet.com): Recon Instruments Jet Smart Eyewear for Sports and Fitness, BlackThumb Overlay."I love cycling. It's the only form of exercise strenuous enough to be worthwhile yet fun enough to keep me motivated.

I burn a lot of calories while riding -- a lot of calories, enough to erase the most egregious of Chipotle indiscretions in less than an hour when I'm really cranking."
(cnet.com)

December 8, 2016





The best secret santa gifts for cyclists.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Our favourite gifts for the cyclist in your secret santaThumb Overlay."It’s secret santa season, and we’ve got some great suggestions to help you buy for your office cyclist.

We’ve split the page into three categories determined by price range and catering for the majority of secret santa prices."
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