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2018 Tour of Fuzhou LIVE stream.

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November 14, 2018





De Gendt already training for Grand Tour triple in 2019.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) wrapped up the 2018 season with a bike-packing trip home from Il Lombardia just one month ago, but is already back to training and preparing for a triple Grand Tour assault during 2019, Het Nieuwsblad reported on Wednesday." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

November 14, 2018





Tour of Fuzhou: Lyu Xianjing makes history with stage 1 win.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Following his impressive fifth place overall in the Tour of Hainan, Lyu Xianjing (Hengxiang) took the first victory of his career on stage 1 of the Tour of Fuzhou. Lyu outsprinted Ilya Davidenok (Beijing XDS Innova Cycling Team)." (cyclingnews.com) (Tour of Fuzhou)

November 14, 2018





Vos to return to racing at Koksijde World Cup.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The Dutch coach Gerben de Knegt confirmed on Monday that Vos would miss the fourth round of the World Cup in Tabor this weekend after choosing to take a brief break in her racing program." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

November 14, 2018





Kristoff: I hope UAE want me to win and not just lead out Gaviria.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Alexander Kristoff admits that victory on the Champs Elysées on the final stage of the Tour de France saved his 2018 season." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

November 14, 2018





Shimano Ultegra R8000 groupset.

(road.cc)-"The latest iteration of the Shimano Ultegra groupset, R8000, offers a huge leap in performance and aesthetics over the previous 6800 version which makes it an absolute joy to use." (road.cc) Stu Kerton

November 14, 2018





Brodie Chapman: ‘Say yes to everything and you don’t know where it will lead’.

(sbs.com.au)-"After a strong World Tour debut in 2018 for late-blooming Brodie Chapman, the 27-year-old is looking forward to a second season at cycling’s top table. She spoke to Cycling Central about her rapid rise." (sbs.com.au) Kieran Pender

November 14, 2018





Giant Propel Advanced SL 0 Disc review.

(cyclist.co.uk)-"Giant bolts a set of disc brakes to its super fast aerodynamic champion, but it struggles to stand out from the competition." (cyclist.co.uk) Peter Stuart

November 14, 2018





Smoke and Mirrors: The not-so-glamorous side of cycling journalism.

(cyclingtips.com)-"When it comes to being a globe-trotting sports reporter, lost luggage, delayed flights and emergency landings are just part of the job. But Eurosport international sports journalist Aaron S. Lee wouldn’t have it any other way." (cyclingtips.com) Aaron S. Lee

November 14, 2018






Wout van Aert's lawyer expects UCI to allow rider to race in 2019.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Cyclocross world champion Wout van Aert's lawyer, Walter Van Steenbrugge, told Belgian sports website sporza.be on Monday that he believes that cycling's governing body, the UCI, will give his client permission to race the 2019 road season." (cyclingnews.com) (Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

November 13, 2018





Prime BlackEdition 50 Carbon Wheelset.

(road.cc)-"Prime's BlackEdition 50 Carbon Wheelset represents the brand's first push to compete with high-end performance wheels. They vastly outperform their price-tag, with stable rims, great braking, smooth hubs and easy tubeless setup." (road.cc) Liam Cahill

November 13, 2018





What’s it like to watch a Belgian cyclocross race?

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The crowds were noticeably thicker for the men’s race than the women’s or juniors, but even then you’re not hemmed in, with crowds only getting more than a couple of people deep in the finish area once the riders had passed on their final lap." (cyclingweekly.com) Paul Norman

November 13, 2018





Cycling Australia names riders for 2018 Cyclist of the Year Awards.

(sbs.com.au)-"To be held in Melbourne on Friday 23 November, the Awards will culminate with the presentation of the Sir Hubert 'Oppy' Opperman Medal and Trophy to the 2018 Australian Cyclist of the Year." (sbs.com.au) Source: Cycling Australia

November 13, 2018





Maternity leave added to Women's WorldTeam contracts in 2020.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The UCI will introduce a new maternity clause to its contracts between self-employed riders and Women’s WorldTeams, which will be the top-tier of teams racing on the Women's WorldTour in 2020." (cyclingnews.com) (Trek Segafredo)

November 13, 2018





Jens Voigt and Proust.

(pelotonmagazine.com)-"Jens Voigt raced professionally for 18 years before retiring in 2014 at age 43 by setting a new standard for the world hour record. He is one of the most colorful and popular cyclists in recent history and continues to entertain his fans as a frequent TV commentator." (pelotonmagazine.com) Photo: Fitbit Blog

November 13, 2018





What is Cassette Wear? And Other Questions, Answered.

(bicycletimesmag.com)"-"One of the misunderstood concepts of regular bicycle maintenance is cassette wear. Typically, one might go through 5 chains for every quality, name-brand cassette - or about 10,000 miles. But there are also stories of Campagnolo Record cassettes lasting a decade or more." (bicycletimesmag.com)

November 13, 2018





Hexo is the world's first custom 3D-printed cycle helmet.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Not all heads are created equal. Hexo helmets are made to order and designed around the buyer’s specific head measurements, taken with a scanning app." (cyclingnews.com) (Hexo)

November 13, 2018





Movistar to bring Landa, Quintana back to 2019 Tour.

(velonews.com)-"Movistar is bullish Mikel Landa will perform at maximum capacity in 2019 following a rough and tumble debut with the Spanish blues." (velonews.com) Photo: ©David Ramos | Getty Images

November 12, 2018





Offseason Capsule: AG2R.

(podiumcafe.com)-"After taking big steps forward over the last few years, 2018 was a season of consolidation, marked by regular prominence but few major wins." (podiumcafe.com) (Getty Images)

November 12, 2018





Marangoni ends 11-year career with first professional victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Italy's Alan Marangoni enjoyed an emotional, fairy-tale ending to his 11-year professional career, winning for the first time in his last ever race." (cyclingnews.com) (Nippo ViniFantini/Midori Shimizu)

November 12, 2018








Salary cap still an option as part of 2020 WorldTour reforms.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Further details of the reforms of men's professional cycling for 2020 have emerged, with salary caps or maximum team budgets still on the table, proposals for requirements for top-tier teams to fund development programs to be discussed, and an emphasis on the new UCI Classics Series." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

November 14, 2018





Lefevere: Winning the Worlds TTT was the ultimate triumph.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Writing on his team's website, Lefevere said that the Worlds TTT - which Quick Step have won four times in seven years - stands out for him as the measure of such hard work in the discipline, and particularly represents a victory for the whole team: riders, staff and sponsors." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

November 14, 2018





You can buy the ultra-efficient chain used by Britain’s Olympic team - but it’s not cheap.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The chain has a specially treated pin and bush to improve efficiency and reduce wear. Its side plates are precision-formed and holed, before they are pre-stressed. The plates are then nickel-coated before assembly to prevent corrosion." (cyclingweekly.com) (Picture Renold/British Cycling)

November 14, 2018





2019 Arctic Race of Norway to feature 'Norwegian Ventoux'.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The 2019 edition of the Arctic Race of Norway will start on the Lofoten Islands, with the town of Å set to host the start of the opening stage. The unusual name is the final letter in the Norwegian alphabet and is also a nod to the fact that it is the last inhabited place on the extreme west side of the island." (cyclingnews.com) (Arctic Race of Norway (Arctic Race of Norway)

November 14, 2018





SwitchLever makes thru axles pretty without giving up the lever.

(bikerumor.com)-"The SwitchLever is a fairly standard thru axle option with one nifty trick up its sleeve: A disappearing lever. The result is that your bike can have that clean look of tooled thru axles, but without having to use a floppy mini-tool to change a flat on the side of the road." (bikerumor.com) Tyler Benedict

November 14, 2018





Riding the 2019 Ridley X-Night SL cyclocross bike at Gavere.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The first thing you notice is how agile the X-Night SL is in tight corners and when picking a line. It’s easy to turn, but still has plenty of stability to tackle faster sections of the course." (cyclingweekly.com) Paul Norman

November 14, 2018





Review: Duke Baccara 35T Disc carbon tubulars - CX-ready, road versatile wheels.

(bikerumor.com)-"The Baccara 35T Disc uses an asymmetric rim shape, with both more material and spoke holes offset 2.3mm from the centerline to deliver more even spoke tension. Rim brake versions use a separate symmetric front rim." (bikerumor.com) Cory Benson

November 14, 2018





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Doing it wrong can sometimes be right.

(velonews.com)-"After years of taking cyclocross a little too seriously, a poorly planned race day revives the spirit of racing around in the mud." (velonews.com) Photo courtesy Spencer Powlison

November 13, 2018





The Power Meter Buyers Guide - 2018 Edition.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"Once again, it’s time for the annual power meter buyer’s guide! It’s where I round-up every cycling power meter on the market, and talk through what’s happened in the last year. I give my opinions of every single power meter on the market, as well as some general guidance on choosing a power meter." (dcrainmaker.com)

November 13, 2018





Vincenzo Nibali's lawyer confident after meeting police that fan who ended his Tour de France will be caught.

(road.cc)-"Vincenzo Nibali’s lawyer says he is hopeful that French police will identify the spectator whose camera strap got caught up in the Bahrain Alpe d’Huez during this year’s Tour de France will be identified and brought to justice." (road.cc) Simon MacMichael

November 13, 2018





Review: An Evening With Bradley Wiggins.

(cyclist.co.uk)-"The first night of Bradley Wiggins’s tour, in which he is interviewed on stage by ITV cycling presenter Matt Barbet, veered from foul-mouthed confessional to tearful reminiscence in front of a packed audience at the Lowry Theater in Salford last night." (cyclist.co.uk) Trevor Ward

November 13, 2018





Team Sky search for new medical chief as testosterone investigation continues.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"Team Sky is reportedly searching for a new clinical director as they brace themselves for the outcome of the British General Medical Council investigation into former team doctor Richard Freeman and a delivery of testosterone patches to the Manchester headquarters that the team shared with British Cycling." (cyclingnews.com)

November 13, 2018





Q&A: Joaquim Rodriguez.

(cyclist.co.uk)-"The Spanish ex-pro talks to Cyclist about retirement, trading race secrets and Team Sky’s dominance." (cyclist.co.uk) Laura Meseguer

November 13, 2018





2019 Litespeed Ultimate Road slips back in aero ti classic, now with discs & bigger tires.

(bikerumor.com)-"Handmade and now hand painted in the US, the new Ultimate Disc High-Performance Road becomes Litespeed’s new top-end all-around road bike." (bikerumor.com) Cory Benson

November 13, 2018





Highlights of 2018: Part I.

(inrng.com)-"Time to look back at the 2018 season, to select a few highlights for review the moment with added hindsight. First, the final stage of Paris-Nice, a cliffhanger on the corniche where the result was uncertain until the very end." (inrng.com) (ASO)

November 12, 2018





Groupama FDJ launch Continental-level development team.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Plans for the Groupama FDJ squad were first announced late last year as part of a new sponsorship deal between Marc Madiot's long-running French team and insurance company Groupama." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

November 12, 2018





Astute Star Lite VT saddle.

(road.cc)-"The Astute Star Lite is a superbly made saddle that offers a high level of comfort, especially when you're in a low and aggressive riding position." (road.cc) Mat Brett

November 12, 2018





Emily Batty and Lance Armstrong join-up for a rip in Colorado.

(cyclingmagazine.ca)"-"2018 MTB World Championship podium finisher and Aspen resident hammer on some beautiful trails outside of Fruita for three hours." (cyclingmagazine.ca)

November 12, 2018





Transgender athlete Rachel McKinnon faced death threats and abuse after historic win.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"McKinnon became the first trans woman to win at the track worlds when she took gold in the women’s 35-44 sprint in California last month." (cyclingweekly.com) (Image: Twitter/ Rachel McKinnon)

November 12, 2018





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November 14, 2018





Book excerpt: Peter Sagan on sprinting.

(velonews.com)-"In his new book, Peter Sagan explains why he doesn't like sprinting with a lead-out train and how he manages to always time his jump right." (velonews.com) (Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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November 14, 2018





Alex Manly: I'm finally in a position to help the girls win big races.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The 22-year-old from Kalgoorlie, in Western Australia, won both the under-23 road race and time trial titles, for the second year in a row, at the road national championships in January, and has been a key member of her pro team's team time trial squad in 2018." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

November 14, 2018









Diego Ochoa becomes the seventh signing of Manzana Postobon for 2019 season.

(cyclingpub.com)-"The 25-year-old makes the move after a successful 2018 in which he got the Bronze medal at the road race of the Colombian National championships and took stage victories in local races like the Clasica el Carmen de Viboral, the Clasica de Marinilla and the Vuelta a Boyaca." (cyclingpub.com) Wikipedia

November 14, 2018





You’re So Vane: Factor ONE.

(pelotonmagazine.com)"-"The ONE’s most striking detail is obviously the split down tube, with the sexy bayonet-style head tube a close second. The split design was pioneered by bf1 systems in the original Factor 001, the bike with the $30,000-plus price tag, and is also used in Factor’s Slick TT. It’s called the Twin Vane Evo down tube." (pelotonmagazine.com)

November 14, 2018





T-Lab - “The Shape of Titanium to Come.”

(capovelo.com)"-"While attending this year’s North American Handmade Bicycle Show, I had occasion to come across what appeared to be a new brand of titanium frames being offered under the name of T-Lab. What immediately caught my eye were the unique shapes and profiles of their tubing." (capovelo.com)

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November 13, 2018






Aqua Blue start legal action against unnamed rider for speaking out.

(cyclingnews.com)-"During the weekend, Andy Fenn, who rode for the team in 2017 and this year until his contract was annulled, penned an open letter to the management due to the lateness and uncertainty relating to salaries." (cyclingnews.com) (Team Aqua Blue Sport)

November 13, 2018





7 transfer flops of 2018.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Last week we cast our eye back to the 2017-2018 transfer window and looked at the moves that had paid off over the course of this season. This week, we're looking at those that didn't." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

November 13, 2018









Astana confirms 10 changes for 2019 roster.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The Astana team has confirmed 10 riders will leave the Kazakhstan funded WorldTour team, with nine new riders joining for 2019, including Ion and Gorka Izagirre and Manuele Boaro (from Bahrain Merida), Merhawi Kudus (Dimension Data), Davide Ballerini (Androni Giocattoli) and Colombia's Hernando Bohorquez (Manzana Postobon)." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele)

November 13, 2018






Rick Zabel Q&A: “I was a really bad kid.”

(rouleur.cc)-"As son of Erik Zabel, the multiple Milan Sanremo winner, Rick Zabel was always going to have some tough boots to step into. But part of the developing Katusha sprint train, the 24-year-old has shown his father’s passion for speed." (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Laura Fletcher

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November 12, 2018





Third Masters rider caught doping, with EPO, in same road race.

(stickybottle.com)"-"A third Masters cyclist has been caught doping in the same road race in the United States. The latest rider won his event but has now been sanctioned for EPO use." (stickybottle.com)

November 12, 2018








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