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Whereabouts system does not violate human rights, European court rules.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The whereabouts system used in anti-doping was validated on Thursday in the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) after Jeannie Longo and a number of other French athletes brought a case arguing that the system infringed on their freedoms." (cyclingnews.com) (AFP Photo)

January 18, 2018






Tour Down Under Tidbits: BMC Chilling Vests, Race Convoy Walk Through, Media Swag Bag.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"Each day I’m here down in Adelaide at the Tour Down Under I’m roughly spending half my day at or getting to/from the race site, and then half my day writing posts and editing videos. Mixed in there is also general testing of devices totally unrelated to the Tour Down Under, as well as attempting to clear out a few more CES related posts about things you mostly haven’t seen much detail on." (dcrainmaker.com)

January 18, 2018





Zakarin: Now I’m sure I can fight with the strongest in the Grand Tours.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Fifth in last year’s Giro and then a career best third overall in the Vuelta a España, Ilnur Zakarin will target the Tour de France in 2018 secure in the belief that he can take on the top Grand Tour riders in the world." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Kristof Ramon)

January 18, 2018





Vos rebounds from illness ahead of cyclocross Worlds.

(cyclingnews.com)-"After a difficult start to the cyclocross season due to illness, seven-time 'cross world champion Marianne Vos says she is on the mend and preparing for a possible eighth title in the race which will take place on her home soil in Valkenburg next month." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 18, 2018






‘A wheel ain’t gonna cut it’: Riders borrowing fans’ bikes and other stories from the Tour Down Under through the years.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"From humble beginnings, the Tour Down Under has grown and grown over the years, now being a fiercely contested race that produces some great stories." (cyclingweekly.com) (Credit: Anne Fedorowytsch/Twitter)

January 18, 2018





Alaphilippe: I want to turn the podiums into victories right away.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Time is very much still on Julian Alaphilippe’s side, but 2018 could be a pivotal year in his career. The 25 year old’s extraordinary talent and potential have been repeatedly evidenced over the course of his first four seasons as a professional cyclist but, after a string of podium placings in major races, he’s keen to banish the nascent ‘nearly-man’ tag before it really sets in." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 18, 2018





2018 Vuelta a San Juan LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)""January 21-28, Argentina.

Stage 1 starts at 4:03pm local (2:03pm U.S. Eastern) (20:03 CET).

Finish at around 7:30pm local  (5:30pm U.S. Eastern) (23:30 CET).

Live video from -- local  (-- U.S. Eastern) (-- CET)."
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January 18, 2018





Paris Nice LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)-"The 2018 Paris Nice is being held March 4-11.

Stage 1 starts at -- CET (-- U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around -- CET (-- U.S. Eastern).

Live video from -- CET (-- U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com) (paris-nice.fr)

January 18, 2018





Chris Froome nominated for Laureus World Sportsman of the Year.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"Chris Froome has been nominated for the prestigious 2018 Laureus World Sportsman of the Year award. The organization collected the nominations through a ballot by members of international sports media. The full list of nominees was announced on Tuesday." (cyclingnews.com)

January 17, 2018






Shoulder popping at the Tour Down Under with Morabito.

(cyclingnews.com)-"When television images showed Steve Morabito (FDJ) clutching his right shoulder and sitting on the tarmac on stage 2 of the Tour Down Under, everyone predicted that the Swiss rider would leave the race with a broken collarbone. Everyone but Morabito, it seems." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 17, 2018





Woods aims to become more complete rider as Giro bid looms.

(velonews.com).-"Fresh off a seventh-place overall finish at the Vuelta a España, Mike Woods is starting the 2018 season as a bona fide grand tour rider. The 31 year old Canadian is set to target May’s Giro d’Italia, which should be quite the challenge for someone who only started racing at an elite level a few years ago." (velonews.com). Photo: Ian Walton

January 17, 2018





Ewan back to his best with Sagan beating stage win.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The Mitchelton Scott rider took his best stage win yet at the Australian race, powering past Bora Hansgrohe's Jay McCarthy and world champion Peter Sagan. Lead-out man Daryl Impey held on for second place, erasing the memories of defeat 24 hours prior in Lyndoch." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 17, 2018





Richie Porte keen to see Tour Down Under decided on Willunga Hill.

(cyclingnews.com)-"For the defending champion Richie Porte (BMC), it was a relatively calm day in the saddle and despite the brutally hot conditions, and the frantic finale, the Australian was relatively happy with stage 2." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

January 17, 2018





Keagan Girdlestone Races Again: ‘The goal remains the Tour de France’.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Keagan Girdlestone returned to racing a year and a half after a crash in Italy that left him in a coma, and “the goal remains to race the Tour de France.” The 20 year old on Wednesday finished the first stage of the New Zealand Cycle Classic, a five-day 2.2-ranked race. He finished 64th." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

January 17, 2018





A day in the life of Ian Garrison.

(velonews.com)-"Ian Garrison is one of the country’s premier up-and-coming racers, and a member of the Hagens Berman Axeon pro cycling team. He’s also a member of USA Cycling’s national team development program, funded by donations to USA Cycling’s Foundation. " (velonews.com) Jan Brychta

January 17, 2018





FSA K-Force WE wireless groupset spotted in Australian racing.

(cyclingtips.com)-"At last week’s Santos Women’s Tour Down Under, the US-based Cylance Pro Cycling team had their Cannondale SuperSix Evo HiMods fitted with a range of unique and prototype components. Most notably, the team was seen rolling on a production looking version of the FSA K-Force WE wireless groupset." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by David Rome

January 17, 2018





21 Letters Written to Bike Thieves.

(totalwomenscycling.com)"-"There’s nothing worse than coming back to where you locked your beloved bike up earlier to find a great big patch of nothing. Did you actually forget you locked it up on the street behind or are you bonkers and didn’t even ride your bike into work today?" (totalwomenscycling.com)

January 17, 2018





The dark legacy of sexism and abuse in women’s cycling.

(velonews.com)-"A legacy of abuse and sexism, unfortunately, continues to simmer just beneath the surface of women’s professional cycling - and particularly within the smaller and more thinly supported teams. This negative culture puts many cyclists at risk and severely undermines the sport’s reputation and potential for long-term economic growth." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 16, 2018





Edvald Boasson Hagen has operation to remove inflamed gallbladder.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The 30 year old Norwegian told Procycling.no that he was suffering from stomach pain after his recent wedding. He visited the doctors the day before he was due to fly out to a training camp, and the diagnosis was made." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

January 16, 2018





van der Breggen embraces team-first mentality at Boels Dolmans.

(velonews.com)-"She may have been the top-ranked cyclist on the Women’s WorldTour last year, but Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) had no problem letting her terrific form tail off over the winter break. She’ll be working hard to get back to her best the next few months, and that’s just the way she likes it." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 16, 2018







2018 Tour Down Under LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)""Men's race: January 16-21.

Stage 4 starts at 10:30am local  (7:00pm U.S. Eastern) (1:00am CET).

Finish at around 2:00pm local  (10:30pm U.S. Eastern) (4:30am CET).

LIVE video from 10:30am local  (7:00pm U.S. Eastern) (1:00am CET)."  (steephill.tv) (cyclingfans.com)

January 18, 2018







Tour Down Under: Viviani wins stage 3 in Victor Harbor.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Elia Viviani (Quick Step Floors) won stage 3 at the Santos Tour Down Under with a late burst of speed that pushed him past overall race leader Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton Scott), who settled for third. Team Sunweb's Phil Bauhaus was second." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

January 18, 2018





Why stage 4 of the Tour Down Under could be more exciting than Willunga.

(cyclingtips.com)"-"Stage 5, the now-traditional visit to Willunga Hill, will again have the final say in the GC. But Friday’s stage 4 looms as the most fascinating and unpredictable of the race." (cyclingtips.com)

January 18, 2018





Matt White: Pure climbers have to attack on stage 4 at Tour Down Under.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Defending champion and race favorite Richie Porte (BMC Racing) may have his focus firmly on Willunga Hill on stage 5 but Norton Summit brings with it an entirely different challenge. The gradient never sharpens to anything near extreme but the changes in tempo - coupled with the expected 40 degree heat will be defining features." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 18, 2018





New tech finds at Tour Down Under: Specialized, Kask, Zipp, Giant and more.

(cyclingtips.com)"-"As far as technical changes in professional racing go, 2018 has started a little quietly. Our complete round-up of 2018 team bikes covers a great deal of what’s new, and more so, what isn’t. However, hidden among it all, and especially on the feet and heads of riders, are a few new pieces of tech and gear." (cyclingtips.com)

January 18, 2018





Luke Rowe: ‘I’ve not ruled out riding the Tour de France’.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Luke Rowe has said riding the Tour de France this year will be one of his goals as he continues his journey back from a serious injury sustained last summer. Rowe broke both his tibia and fibia jumping into shallow water on his brother’s stag party last August." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

January 18, 2018





Trek Domane SLR 9 Disc Pro Endurance.

(pelotonmagazine.com)""Trek has been on a hot streak of late, with the lightest production bike on the planet and, by many measures, the fastest aero road bike too. This current engineering hot streak began back in 2012 with the launch of the Domane - a bike designed for Fabian Cancellara and the cobblestones of Northern Europe." (pelotonmagazine.com)

January 18, 2018






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Caleb Ewan dashes into ochre on stage 2 of the Tour Down Under.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Few rated Caleb Ewan’s chances on stage 2 of the 2018 Santos Tour Down Under. And not without reason: he’d been beaten by Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) in the People’s Choice Classic; he’d been beaten by Andre Greipel (Lotto Soudal) on stage 1; and the uphill drag into Stirling suited Sagan and others far more than it did the pint-sized Australian." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

January 17, 2018





Tour Down Under: Stage 3 shortened due to 40C (104F) degree forecast.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The safety and welfare of the riders, spectators and everyone involved with the race is always our primary concern," said race director Mike Turtur. "We consulted with rider representative Adam Hansen (Lotto Soudal) and with our Chief Commissaire, and both agreed it would be sensible to shorten the stage distance." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 17, 2018





Riders To Watch For 2018.

(inrng.com)-"Here are ten riders to follow this year. They’re not picked as ten of the best who are forecast to top the rankings, more that some could go onto great things and others have different challenges." (inrng.com) (ASO)

January 17, 2018





The Outer Line: Iris Slappendel wants to change women’s cycling.

(velonews.com)-"Iris Slappendel was one of the most consistent, strongest, and smartest one-day riders of her generation, adept at timing a winning move and at strategically setting up her teammates for victory. She is now very focused on helping to make a difference in the careers of current female racers, as well as those who have yet to clip in at a start line." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 17, 2018





In her own words: Tracey Gaudry on the resurgence in Australian women’s cycling.

(cyclingtips.com)-"As the president of the UCI Women’s Commission and also the president of Oceana cycling, a big part of the work we’ve been doing in this region over the last five years is raising the profile of women’s cycling." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Tim Bardsley-Smith

January 17, 2018





Kinesiology Tape: What to Use it for and How it Works.

(totalwomenscycling.com)"-"Colorful strips of tape are a common sight in the peloton and many amateur athletes have turned to the treatment in recent years. Kinesiology tape uses strips of stretchy, sticky fabric to support muscles during movement." (totalwomenscycling.com)

January 17, 2018





Giant NeosTrack GPS Computer.

(road.cc)"-"The Giant NeosTrack is a good GPS that packs a fair bit of functionality into a well-rounded package. The battery life is excellent and day-to-day training use is its bread and butter. Navigation is poor, though." (road.cc)

January 17, 2018







Andre Greipel back to his winning ways on stage 1 of the Tour Down Under.

(cyclingtips.com.au)-"Greipel overhauled Caleb Ewan (Mitchelton Scott) and Elia Viviani (Quick Step Floors) in the closing meters of the sprint and held his position to take a record-extending 17th stage win at the season’s first WorldTour race. Ewan finished second while the fast-finishing Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) snuck past Viviani to complete the podium." (cyclingtips.com.au) (Photo: Cor Vos)

January 16, 2018





Porte watches tactical battle ignite at Tour Down Under.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The general consensus is that the Tour Down Under will come down to one, maybe two, stages and that the winner will most likely be decided on the slopes of Old Willunga Hill but the race has a canny habit of being determined by slim margins." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 16, 2018






Notes From the Flanders Desk: Big Doings and Bell Laps.

(podiumcafe.com)-"The worldwide conspiracy to co-opt the cobbled classic into every race from the, uh, cobbled classics to the grand tours to the Spanish regional stage races continues unabated. [OK, maybe not in Spain, but anyway...]" (podiumcafe.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 16, 2018





American Alexey Vermeulen, 23, holds out hope for another pro contract.

(velonews.com)-"When it came time to talk about a new contract, Vermeulen said the team was sending mixed messages. Many teams across the peloton cut back their rosters, in larger part due to new rules that trim grand tour squads from nine to eight." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 16, 2018






Tour Down Under Preview.

"The World Tour gets underway with the Tour Down Under. After the pre-race criterium and photo ops with local wildlife the race begins on Tuesday and this year’s route features the regular haunts as well as an intriguing finish to Uraidla just over the long climb to Norton Summit." (inrng.com)

January 15, 2018






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January 19, 2018





Lappartient calls on Sky to suspend Froome.

(velonews.com)-"Four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome should be suspended by his Sky team over his adverse drug test, according to world cycling governing body chief David Lappartient. "It’s up to [Sky team manager Dave] Brailsford to take his responsibilities" Lappartient told French regional newspaper Le Telegramme." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele) (Getty Images Sport)

January 18, 2018






Lance Armstrong suggests doping confession cost him $100 million.

(cyclingnews.com)-"USA Today quoted Armstrong as saying via email that the confession had cost him "in excess of 100 mil". In the days after his confession, long-term sponsors such as Oakley, Trek and others suddenly dropped their huge endorsements and sponsorship, massively reducing his income." (cyclingnews.com) (AFP Photo /Harpo Studios, Inc/George Burns)

January 18, 2018





Viviani: I thought Team Sky were my team for life.

(cyclingnews.com)-"It wasn’t easy for me to leave a team like Sky. When I went there I really thought that it was the team of my life but, after the Olympic Games, something changed," Viviani said." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

January 18, 2018





A Look At Velon’s Live Race Tracking System.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"Since a change in leadership at the UCI in 2013, we’ve seen an increase in the number of data tracking platforms that are following the pro peloton. For example, last year at the Tour Down Under I highlighted one solution by Satalyst, and then this past summer at the Tour de France with Dimension Data." (dcrainmaker.com)

January 18, 2018





At 35, Van Vleuten isn’t slowing down.

(velonews.com)-"Winning La Course, the Boels Rentals Ladies Tour, and a world time trial title, Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) enjoyed the finest season of her career in 2017. With the calendar turned over to 2018, the Dutchwoman is aiming for an encore." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 18, 2018





D'hoore puts track on hold for Classics goals in 2018.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Jolien D’hoore is relishing the start of the new season since making the move from Wiggle High5 to Mitchelton Scott in 2018. The Belgian national champion will scale down her track program in favor of a road season that is tailor made for the spring Classics, and she is taking aim at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and the Tour of Flanders." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 18, 2018


























January 17, 2018








Bugno: Froome is innocent until proven guilty so it's right he can race.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Bugno, double world champion in 1991 and 1992 and now the president of the Cyclistes Professionnels Associés (CPA) riders association, told La Gazzetta dello Sport that he is “on Froome’s side”, but called for a rapid verdict in the case." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 17, 2018





UCI President David Lappartient: I have asked Lance Armstrong to stay away from the Tour of Flanders.

(cyclingpub.com)-"Lappartient, who was chosen as the new UCI President last September and has emphasized his fight against doping, said in an interview with Swiss newspaper Neue Zürcher Zeitung that Armstrong should stay away from cycling and that it was a bad plan to invite him to Belgium." (cyclingpub.com) FCC

January 17, 2018






Moreno to shadow Uran in move to EF Drapac.

(velonews.com)-"Dani Moreno will live in the shadows throughout much of 2018. In the shadow, that is, of Rigoberto Urán. The veteran Spaniard is a key signing for EF Education First Drapac coming into 2018, and his marching orders will be giving Urán an extra wheel deep in the mountains." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

January 17, 2018





Wahoo Fitness at CES: Update on the KICKR Timelines.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"Wahoo has previously noted that the engineering of the CLIMB is a pretty complex affair, especially from a safety and load standpoint. Ensuring that little fingers can’t easily get caught in the up-down portion (which slats protect), or that a heavier cyclist can use the product just the same as a lightweight." (dcrainmaker.com)

January 17, 2018





Biking while Fat: 4 things I wish I had known when I started riding.

(cyclingtips.com)-"I know the word ‘fat’ makes some of you uncomfortable, but that is what I am: a fat woman who loves bikes. As such, my past four years of falling in love with two-wheeled adventures has come with its own challenges on and off the bike. And so I’ve decided to share my bits of wisdom with all of you, my fellow fatties, chubby people and plus size cyclists." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Courtesy of Marley Blonsky

January 17, 2018









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