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WADA reinstates Russian Anti-Doping Agency to outcry.

(cyclingnews.com)-"United States Anti-Doping Agency CEO Travis Tygart called the decision "a devastating blow to the world's clean athletes." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

September 20, 2018






Omar Fraile replaces Mikel Landa in Spain line-up for World Championships road race.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Landa will be replaced by Astana’s Omar Fraile, who was unlucky to miss out on initial selection after a stellar season which saw him win a stage of the Tour de France as well as stages at the Tour of the Basque Country and the Tour de Romandie." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

September 20, 2018








Roglic and Mohoric lead Slovenian team for World Championships.

(cyclingnews.com)-"LottoNL Jumbo's Primož Roglič will lead his Slovenian national team in the road race at the World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, at the end of this month." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

September 20, 2018





Bardet: Anything can happen at the World Championships.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Bardet was confirmed in Cyrille Guimard's French team last week, and he is set to make only the third Worlds appearance of his professional career. He made little impact in Florence in 2013 and Ponferrada a year later, although he was later part of a strong French team at the 2016 Rio Olympics." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

September 20, 2018





The lost boy of Verona - A postcard from the 1999 Worlds.

(cyclingnews.com)-"He was a bike rider with a supreme skill but a supreme vulnerability. Talented rider, strays into doping, finds himself alone and lonely. Dead. It's a story we've sadly had to hear on more than one occasion." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

September 20, 2018





Yamaha Introduces All-New Prototype Adventure Gravel e-Bike.

(cyclingindustry.news)-"Specifically for the U.S. market, the prototype of the Wabash was shown at Interbike this week, with specifications and pricing released in the near future." (cyclingindustry.news) Hayley Everett

September 20, 2018





Craftsmanship and History: A tour of Italian cycling factories.

(velonews.com)-"Earlier this summer VeloNews traveled to Italy with the Italian Trade Commission, a government funded trade promotion entity that promotes the country’s cycling companies." (velonews.com) Photo: Felix Magowan

September 20, 2018





Quiz: How well do you know the UCI Road World Championships?

(cyclingnews.com)-"Innsbruck, Austria, will play host to the week-long festival of cycling in what is the the 85th edition of the Worlds." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

September 20, 2018








UCI Road World Championships 2018.

(steephill.tv)-"2018 UCI Road World Championships LIVE September 23-30, Innsbruck-Tirol, Austria.

Women’s Team Time Trial: Sunday 10:10am CET (4:10am U.S. Eastern).
Race finish:  12:05pm CET (6:05am U.S. Eastern).
Live video from 10:10am CET (4:10am U.S. Eastern).

Men’s Team Time Trial: Sunday 2:40pm CET (8:40am U.S. Eastern).
Race finish:  5:05pm CET (11:05am U.S. Eastern).
Live video from 2:40pm CET (8:40am U.S. Eastern)."
(steephill.tv) (cyclingfans.com)

September 20, 2018





Spain hails Enric Mas as next big thing after Vuelta performance.

(velonews.com)-"Mas’ second overall with a stage victory in the final week is pulsing through the Spanish cycling community, which is hungry for a new star to cheer for." (velonews.com) Photo: ©Luc Claessen | Getty Images

September 19, 2018






Landa: I'm not yet convinced I can race the Worlds.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mikel Landa (Movistar) has admitted that it is going to be difficult for him to ride the Road World Championships in Innsbruck after a fractured rib and vertebrae left him unable to train seriously for a month, and forced him to miss the Vuelta a Espana." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

September 19, 2018





Road World Championships Preview.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The UCI Road World Championships are back and harder than ever. This weekend the cycling world will descend on Innsbruck, Austria, for eight days of competition with 12 gold medals up for grabs and 10 rainbow jerseys up for grabs." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

September 19, 2018





Industry insiders: What was your inspirational moment?

(velonews.com)-"I got into racing when I was 12 and when I was 14 I started working in a shop. It was this moment of being a little kid and like wow, riding is incredible!" (velonews.com) Photo: Brad Kaminski

September 19, 2018





Smith gets more aero w/ new Ignite & Trace road helmets, hides behind giant shades.

(bikerumor.com)-"Maybe it’s a fad, maybe a trend, but ginormous sunglasses are making a comeback. Smith’s answer is the Wildcat, a slightly curved, oversized lens made of a similar material to their goggles. That means it’s a little flexible, but will definitely vent better." (bikerumor.com) Tyler Benedict

September 19, 2018





Who the bookies think will win World Championships 2018 in Innsbruck.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"This year, the climbers take center stage after Slovakia’s Peter Sagan claimed the world title three times in a row." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

September 18, 2018






Tejay versus the world.

(sbs.com.au)-"Tejay van Garderen aims to finish his season and tenure at BMC Racing with medal performances at the upcoming UCI Road World Championships in Austria." (sbs.com.au) Sophie Smith

September 18, 2018






Porte on track for Worlds despite quiet Vuelta a Espana.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Despite having a relatively quiet Vuelta a España for a rider of his stature, Richie Porte believes he’s still on track for a serious crack at the rainbow jersey at the World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, later this month." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

September 18, 2018





Peter’s New Shades: 100% Glendale.

(pelotonmagazine.com)"-"100% is the sunglass company with the most global buzz these days.

Look for the new 100% Glendale to hit store shelves in early October, with a HiPER lens option as well. they will retail for $175."
(pelotonmagazine.com)


September 18, 2018





First Look: Kinetic R1 Direct Drive Trainer.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"And just like that, Kinetic has joined the direct drive trainer flotilla. But unlike everyone else, their trainer actually rolls. Or tilts I suppose. I guess it could roll if you fall off it." (dcrainmaker.com)

September 18, 2018




Sagan and Bora Hansgrohe discussing contract extension.

(velonews.com)-"Keeping Sagan will not come cheap for Bora Hansgrohe. Sagan continues to offer plenty of return on the road and off it in terms of marketing potential for the two German brands Bora and Hansgrohe, and Specialized bicycles." (velonews.com) Gregor Brown

September 20, 2018







Reno Cross: Rochette rocks; Haidet wins nailbiter.

(velonews.com)-"Canadian Rochette wins with long range solo ride, and Haidet out-foxes his former teammate Driscoll on last lap in Reno race's debut." (velonews.com) Photo: Lyne Lamoureaux

September 20, 2018





Lobato wins Coppa Sabatini.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The Spaniard, who was fired by LottoNL Jumbo ahead of this season over an incident involving sleeping pills, claimed his first win for the Italian-Japanese Pro Conti team with a perfectly timed effort in Pecciolo." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

September 20, 2018






Wout van Aert and Veranda’s Willems Crelan could go to court.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Van Aert’s lawyer told Belgian news website Sporza that if the team disputed the reason for the cyclocross world champion’s departure, the situation could be resolved in court." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo by Luc Claessen/Getty Images)

September 20, 2018





Emily Kachorek Q&A: Gravel growing with better gear.

(velonews.com)-"Better gear to ride mixed terrain is encouraging riders to explore beyond the usual roads - a good thing, says the Squid Bikes co-owner." (velonews.com) Photo courtesy Emily Kachorek | Squid Bikes

September 20, 2018





Interbike Day Two: Magnesium is back, slick rear hubs, and computer mounts galore.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Upstart brand Allite is trying to bring Magnesium back into the mainstream with its proprietary Super Magnesium alloy, and not just for frames, but also frame parts, components, and accessories that might otherwise be made of aluminum. Will it take hold?" (cyclingtips.com) James Huang

September 20, 2018






GoPro Hero 7 Black In-Depth Review.

(dcrainmaker.com)"-"It’s that time of year again. Like clockwork it’s the annual drop from GoPro of new action cameras. This year they’ve launched three new cameras - the Hero 7 Black, Silver, and White." (dcrainmaker.com)

September 20, 2018





Check out this Acid Pink Specialized CruX cyclocross race bike - Video First Look.

(road.cc)-"The Specialized Crux has been a really popular choice in the world of cyclocross racing, winning at every level of the sport from the world champs to regional races, fast in the capable hands of professionals but equally at home with privateer racers." (road.cc) David Arthur

September 20, 2018





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Moscon wins Giro della Toscana.

(cyclingnews.com)-"After victory in his comeback race at the Coppa Agostoni at the weekend, Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) continued in a similar vein at the Giro della Toscana on Wednesday, as he out sprinted Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain Merida) to claim victory in Pontedera." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

September 19, 2018





Can women race a three week Grand Tour?

(cyclingnews.com)-"To me it's really obvious - there's no physiological or any other reason why women couldn't also do a three week event," says Dr. Ross Tucker, of Science of Sport, which draws on the latest scientific research to shed light on debates and controversies within the sporting world." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)

September 19, 2018





When races go wrong: Inside the chaos of the Kelly Country Road Race.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Organizing bike races is a mostly thankless task. All those hours of planning, the careful logistics management, the syncing of multiple moving parts - it all happens behind the scenes, away from the public gaze." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Peter Varley

September 19, 2018





Inside EF Education First’s pro cycling experiment.

(velonews.com)-"Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. EF became sole owner of the team, and responsible for its annual budget, which hovers between $15 million to $17 million each year. The company committed to back the team for at least three years." (velonews.com) Credit: EF Education First

September 19, 2018





Allite launches ‘Super Magnesium’ Alloy: Lighter and stiffer than aluminium and less expensive than carbon fiber.

(road.cc)-"A US company reckons it has developed a new material that could lead to further evolution. It’s called Super Magnesium and is an all-new proprietary alloy that is claimed to be 33% lighter than aluminium as well as being stiffer and stronger, pound for pound, and less expensive than carbon fiber." (road.cc) David Arthur

September 19, 2018





3T teases overhaul to Strada with Rotor 1x13 groupset.

(cyclist.co.uk)"-"Posted to its social media channels, the bike shown comes equipped with a Rotor drivetrain boasting 13 sprockets, giving an even greater range of ratios to that offered by the SRAM 11 speed the bikes are supplied with presently." (cyclist.co.uk)

September 19, 2018





Team Sky’s Finances.

(inrng.com)-"Team Sky’s budget for 2017 was £34,496,000, up 11% on the previous year as the screengrab from their filed accounts shows. It was equivalent to US$46.2 million or €38.6 million." (inrng.com) (ASO)

September 18, 2018





Katarzyna Niewiadoma wins Tour de l'Ardeche.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Erica Magnaldi (Ita) (BePink) takes final stage win." (cyclingnews.com) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)


September 18, 2018






Why pro riders including Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas are protesting against their union.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"A protest has been brewing in the professional peloton. Riders from across the cycling world have been speaking out, some with unexpected fervor." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

September 18, 2018





De Gendt defends Vuelta a Espana king of the mountains victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal) has responded sarcastically to Lucien van Impe's dismissal of his victory in the king of the mountains classification at the Vuelta a España." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

September 18, 2018





Shimano Steps E6100 system.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Japanese fishing tackle supplier Shimano own the bulk of the market share when it comes to rider powered drivetrains, and it’s eager to do the same in the e-bike market with its STEPS (Shimano Total Electric Power System) set-up." (cyclingweekly.com) Michelle Arthurs-Brennan

September 18, 2018





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The Secret Pro: We’re unionizing against the union.

(cyclingtips.com)"-"Some of you might have seen my colleagues go on Twitter and complain about the CPA, the pro rider’s union. Or maybe you read Neal Rogers’ piece - I did. If you saw either of those things, you’ll know there’s a bit of an uprising going on." (cyclingtips.com)

September 20, 2018





CPA president Gianni Bugno hits back at criticism from Chris Froome and other riders ahead of election.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The Italian says he 'felt bad' after comments from Froome, and said he is happy to have David Millar's challenge in the upcoming election." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

September 20, 2018






Nikolas Maes renews contract with Lotto Soudal.

(cyclingpub.com)-"The 32 year old will remain in the team until 2020. "I feel good in this team, as a sportsman and as a person," Maes commented." (cyclingpub.com) (firstorderhistorians.com)

September 20, 2018





Trek announces new UCI cyclocross team.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"Trek is adding another arrow to its quiver of UCI teams to compliment the Trek Segafredo men's WorldTour team and the Trek Factory Racing women's road team, announcing today the Trek Factory Racing Cyclocross team that will race a full calendar of UCI events during the 2018-19 season." (cyclingnews.com)

September 20, 2018





The Cycling Hall of Fame: Eddy Merckx.

(rouleur.cc)-"As we prepare to officially open the Cycling Hall of Fame at the Rouleur Classic in November, we’re proud to announce its inaugural members: Eddy Merckx and Beryl Burton." (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Offside / L'Equipe

September 20, 2018





“I Was A Keirin School Dropout.”

(bicycling.com)-"The many forms and subcultures that cycling splits into can be astounding - and sometimes confounding. One of the least known is the Japanese style of keirin, which has been around since 1948." (bicycling.com) Images by Narayan Mahon

September 20, 2018





Ride on: The art of staying motivated on the bike.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Some days we might decide to skip the ride. Others, we get up and ride in terrible conditions. So, what is it that drives us to get out there when the weather is not kind for our outdoor sport?" (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Gruber)

September 20, 2018












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September 19, 2018





Delighted Dan Martin and wife Jess celebrating birth of twin girls.

(stickybottle.com)"-"Martin, who is due to ride the World Championships for Ireland on Sunday week, had recently left the Vuelta early to be with his wife as the birth neared." (stickybottle.com)

September 19, 2018










Łukasz Wiśniowski to leave Team Sky for new BMC/CCC team.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Wiśniowski has ridden in Team Sky colors for two seasons, but BMC Racing’s parent company Continuum Sports has announced he will move to the new team for 2019." (cyclingweekly.com) (Justin Setterfield/Getty Images Sport)

September 19, 2018





Shimano 105 R7000 groupset.

(road.cc)-"Shimano 105 is the privateer standard. That's the basic premise of this review: if you read no further, then know that you're getting a groupset that's so close in look and functionality to Dura Ace and - especially - Ultegra that's it's very hard to justify the extra spend." (road.cc) Dave Atkinson

September 19, 2018





Crown Roller slopes the cylinders to make roller riding safer, easier to learn.

(bikerumor.com)-"If the idea of rollers has always seemed a bit too sketchy for you, or you just haven’t felt quite stable enough to zone out on Netflix while putting in the base miles, Crown Roller could be the answer." (bikerumor.com) Tyler Benedict

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