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Sagan takes historic third world championship in Bergen.

Thumbnail Credit Bergen 2017 men's road race photo finish via Tissot Timing.jpeg Thumb Overlay."Kristoff denied in photo finish sprint, Matthews third.

The Slovak was the fastest at the final sprint, beating Alexander Kristoff by centimeters."
(cyclingnews.com) (cyclingpub.com)

September 24, 2017









Trentin not satisfied with fourth behind Sagan.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Peter Sagan (Slovakia) out-sprints Alexander Kristoff (Norway) to win his third straight world title (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."I'll be honest, I don't think I could have fought for the win. When Sagan and Kristoff opened up their sprint, they distanced us all. But I had the legs to go for bronze against Matthews and missing out is hard to take." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

September 24, 2017





Mathew Hayman crashes out of Worlds after incident with convoy.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Mathew Hayman (Orica-Scott) Thumb Overlay."Mathew Hayman’s (Australia) World Championships were cut short when the Australian was taken out of the race in a crash caused by the motor convoy." (cyclingnews.com)

September 24, 2017









2017 UCI Road World Championships LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): English, UCI Channel Road Worlds live stream"Sunday's Elite Men Road Race:  10:05am CET (4:05am U.S. Eastern).

Race finish:  4:45pm CET (10:45am U.S. Eastern)

Live video from 9:30am CET (3:30am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

September 24, 2017









World Championships: Blaak solos to women's road race title.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com)  (Sean Robinson/Velofocus): Race winner, Chantal Blaak (Boels Dolmans) after the 119 km Stage 6 of the Boels Ladies Tour 2016 on 4th September 2016 (Sean Robinson/Velofocus)Thumb Overlay."Dutch domination in Bergen as Blaak solos in for the win." (cyclingnews.com) (Sean Robinson/Velofocus)

September 23, 2017










Dutch team shows dominance.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele): Chantal Blaak (Netherlands) was in shock as she crossed the line. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."The powerhouse Dutch elite women’s squad met expectations on Saturday, as Chantal Blaak soloed away from a select group in the final kilometers to capture the 2017 UCI Elite Women’s World Road Championship on Saturday in Bergen, Norway" (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele)

September 23, 2017







Bergen Breakthrough: "Future world champion" Hannah Barnes spearheads impressive British road race showing.

Thumbnail Credit Credit: REUTERS :  Hannah Barnes competes in the UCI Cycling Road World Championships Women Elite Road Race in Bergen, Norway Credit: REUTERS Thumb Overlay."One of the finest all-round performances seen from a British worlds’ squad - men or women - in years ultimately did not produce the result it merited."  (telegraph.co.uk) Credit: REUTERS

September 23, 2017






Worlds: Johansen wins junior men's road race.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Julius Johansen (Denmark) celebrates his world title. (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Julius Johansen (Denmark) soloed in for an easy win in the Junior Men’s race at the World Championships. The young Dane was followed over the finish line 51 seconds later by two Italians, Luca Rastelli, who took silver, and Michele Gazzoli, who placed third for bronze." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 23, 2017





The Who, What, Why of Chain Lubes.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): I endeavored at this Interbike show to understand more about chain-lube technologyThumb Overlay."All cyclists beyond the most casual ones are consumers of chain lubricant. And anyone who has bought chain lube knows that there is a vast array of choices.

But how do you choose?"
(velonews.com)

September 23, 2017






Worlds: Cosnefroy wins men's under-23 road race.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Benoit Cosnefroy (AG2R La Mondiale) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Frenchman Benoit Cosnefroy has won the Under 23 Road Race World Championships. The rider was part of a late escape and crossed the finish line ahead of his companion Lennard Kämna." (cyclingnews.com)  (cyclingpub.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 22, 2017






Worlds: Pirrone doubles up with junior road race title.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Elena Pirrone and Letizia Paternoster sing the Italian national anthem on the podium (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Elena Pirrone completed a remarkable double at the 2017 World Championships, winning the junior women’s road race to add to the individual time trial gold medal she won earlier in the week." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 22, 2017






Mathieu van der Poel wins Trek CXC Cup.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank-Corendon) celebrates his victory (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank Corendon) left little doubt who is the patron of the cyclocross peloton with another convincing win at Friday's Trek CXC Cup. Van der Poel broke way with Toon Aerts (Telenet Fidea Lions) early in the race, and the pair rode together until four laps to go when Van der Poel again cranked up the speed to win his second race of the week." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 22, 2017








Rivera: Those climbs won't stop me at Worlds.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport):  (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Coryn Rivera's surprise Tour of Flanders victory in April proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that she's more than 'just a sprinter'. The American held tough with some of the sport's best climbers on that day and, with a tough World Championships course facing her on Saturday, Rivera is not shying away from the challenge." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

September 22, 2017





Women’s Elite RR: Who Stops the Dutch?

Thumbnail Credit (podiumcafe.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele):  Van der Breggen van Vleuten and van Dijk LC/Tim de Waele Thumb Overlay."Confessions, I am not an expert on women’s cycling at the moment, but I can see the writing on the wall. Everyone can. The Dutch will be really, really hard to stop in the UCI World Championships Elite Women’s road race on Saturday in Bergen, Norway." (podiumcafe.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 22, 2017





Six things to look out for at the World Championships road races.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): Peter Sagan wins the Elite Mens road race at the 2016 World Road ChampionshipsThumb Overlay."Peter Sagan inevitably finds himself at the center of attention in pretty much every race he takes part in, but the hype ahead of his appearance at the Worlds this weekend is even more intensified given the piece of history that is within his grasp." (cyclingweekly.com)

September 22, 2017





Giro hopes politics stay on sidelines with Israeli start.

Thumb Overlay."Officials downplayed the possibility of politics becoming an issue as the Giro takes its “Big Start” beyond the European realm for the first time with three stages in Israel in May." (velonews.com) Photo: Giro d'Italia/RCS Sport

September 22, 2017









Cant claims World Cup win in Waterloo.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Sanne Cant (Beobank-Corendon) holds on to take third place (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."World champion Sanne Cant (Beobank Corendon) won a hot and dusty World Cup round in Waterloo, attacking solo and staying clear for the final two laps of the race to win over Katie Keough (Cannondale). Ellen Noble (Aspire) rounded out the podium by out-sprinting Sophie De Boer." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 24, 2017






Five talking points from the World Championships elite men’s road race.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Peter Sagan celebrates a third successive rainbow jersey (Credit: Sunada)Thumb Overlay."When Peter Sagan grows attached to a particular jersey, he does not he does not give it up easily. He first won the maillot vert at the Tour de France in 2012, then went on to reclaim it four more times before that run came to a controversial end last July." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

September 24, 2017






The Belgian conundrum: How will van Avermaet and Gilbert work together?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Philippe Gilbert (Belgium) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."As the final day of the 2017 World Championships begins in Bergen on Sunday, Belgium has still to win a medal of any color, meaning the hopes of one of cycling’s most passionate nations rests on the shoulders on Greg van Avermaet and Philippe Gilbert." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 24, 2017







2017 UCI Cyclocross World Cup Waterloo, WI, USA - CX LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com):  The 2017 UCI Cyclocross World Cup at Waterloo, Wisconsin is Sunday, September 24.  There will be live streams.  Thumb Overlay."Both the Elite Women's and Elite Men's races will be streamed live on Sunday.

The women's race starts at 2:00pm local (3:00pm U.S. Eastern, 21:00 CET).

The men's race starts at 3:30pm local (4:30pm U.S. Eastern, 22:30 CET)."
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September 24, 2017






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Sagan: I’m not in my best shape after my sickness.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Peter Sagan going for a third straight world title Thumb Overlay."Peter Sagan revealed he spent three days off his bike due to illness last week but typically shrugged off any suggestion he is under pressure to win a third consecutive world title in Bergen." (cyclingnews.com)

September 23, 2017







Trek CXC Cup: Van der Poel, Compton overcome heat to take wins.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: BruceBuckley: Mathieu van der Poel took the UCI C2 victory on Friday at the 2017 Trek CXC Cup. Photo: BruceBuckleyThumb Overlay."Dutchman Mathieu van der Poel (Beobank Corendon) continued his winning ways in the U.S., taking victory in the UCI C2 event at the Trek CXC Cup in Waterloo, Wisconsin on Friday.

Katie Compton (KFC Racing p/b Trek Panache), repeated for the top spot on the podium in Friday’s race after also winning the C2 race in Waterloo last year."
(velonews.com) Photo: Bruce Buckley

September 23, 2017





Pinarello Offers Limited Edition Chris Froome “King of Spain” Dogma F10.

Thumbnail Credit (capovelo.com): One version features a full arrangement of Team Sky logos"To celebrate Chris Froome’s historic Vuelta a Espana victory, Pinarello has issued a special edition of its flagship Dogma F10 road bike, aptly called the King of Spain. According to Pinarello, the King of Spain is available in three different design schemes." (capovelo.com)

September 23, 2017






Degenkolb hospitalized due to ‘breathing problems’.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) Photo: Iri Greco: ohn Degenkolb, in his new Trek-Segafredo colors, took a moment to himself among the start line chaos. Photo: Iri Greco / BrakeThrough Media | www.brakethroughmedia.comThumb Overlay."German one day classics specialist John Degenkolb has been hospitalized with a breathing problem, Trek Segafredo revealed on Friday. The 2015 Paris Roubaix winner was forced out of last week’s Tour of Denmark and following tests was admitted to the hospital." (velonews.com) Photo: Iri Greco

September 22, 2017








Matthews: You've just got to keep throwing stuff at Sagan.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): The Australian has finished fourth and second in the last two editions of the men's raceThumb Overlay."Michael Matthews (Australia) returns to action on Sunday looking to improve on his already impressive record in the World Championships. In order to do that, it's likely that he will need to defeat reigning champion Peter Sagan." (cyclingnews.com)

September 22, 2017





Croc Trophy: L'Esperance wins penultimate stage.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com) (Regina Stanger/Crocodile Trophy): Stage winner Andrew L'Esperance (Forward Racing-Norco) (Regina Stanger/Crocodile Trophy)Thumb Overlay."For the second day in a row, Andrew L'Esperance got the better of Leandre Bouchard in a two-up sprint for the stage win. The Canadian retains his second place on GC with compatriot Bouchard holding onto the race lead with one stage to come." (cyclingnews.com) (Regina Stanger/Crocodile Trophy)

September 22, 2017





Alberto Contador: ‘I could have raced for two more years’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Alberto Contador on stage 16 of the 2017 Tour de France. Credit: Yuzuru Sunada Thumb Overlay."Despite leaving the ranks of professional cycling on a romantic high with his win atop the l’Angliru at this year’s Vuelta a España, Alberto Contador has spoken about how he could have carried on racing." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

September 22, 2017






Verity: Having a daughter, I feel obliged to help grow women’s cycling.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Gary Verity and Christian Prudhomme observe (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The organizer of the Tour de Yorkshire, and the man responsible for bringing the Tour de France to the Britain in 2014, and the World Championships to Yorkshire in 2019, Gary Verity was speaking just before the news broke that the 2018 women’s Tour of Yorkshire would double in size to two days." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 22, 2017





Everything you need to know about the SRAM CX1 groupset.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): The system is made up of three parts, SRAM’s X-Sync single ring, chain and the clutched rear mech.Thumb Overlay."Cycling Weekly chats to SRAM’s JP McCarthy, road product manager and expert in CX, about why riding a single-ring 1X groupset off-road is the better choice over a standard double ring chainset." (cyclingweekly.com)

September 22, 2017





Tifosi unveils ‘lightest production bike’ in the world, weighing just 10 lbs (4.6kg) for a complete build.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): Varying carbon compounds and a unique specification makes the Tifosi MonsThumb Overlay."If true, by our books that makes it lighter than the Storck Aernario.2 we reported on at Eurobike, which weighed in at 5.3kg." (cyclingweekly.com)

September 22, 2017





5 of the best folding bikes - machines that shrink.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): Birdy World - foldedThumb Overlay."Once derided as cheap, nasty and heavy, folding bikes have rocketed in quality over the last couple of decades as commuting cyclists have demanded nicer riding and better folding options. Considering a folder? Let’s have a look at your options." (road.cc)

September 22, 2017









Daily Distractions.

Thumbnail Credit : The Daily Distractions photo galleryThumb Overlay.
(facebook.com) (Photo: Vanity Cycling)

September 24, 2017











September 24, 2017





Cookson lost his dynamism, says Tom Van Damme.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): UCI President Brian Cookson looks on during a press conference on mechanical fraud, in Paris, on June 27, 2016. Thumb Overlay."Tom Van Damme, head of the Belgian Cycling Federation, has told Cyclingnews that Brian Cookson lost the UCI presidential election because of cultural differences within his presidency and because David Lappartient ran a strong campaign." (cyclingnews.com)

September 24, 2017





The Netherlands tops medals table at World Championships.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingpub.com): Logo of the KNWUThumb Overlay."The Netherlands finishes at the top of the World Championships medal standings, having won four Gold medals and two Silver in Bergen, Norway." (cyclingpub.com)

September 24, 2017





Zwift vs TrainerRoad: Which is best for you?.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): zwifttrainerroadThumb Overlay."Indoor cycle training was once the preserve of the seriously dedicated racing cyclist but with the advent of smart trainers and interactive services like Zwift and TrainerRoad, indoor cycling has been given a new lease of life and more people are hitting the trainer than ever before." (road.cc)

September 24, 2017













September 23, 2017







World Championships Road Race Preview.

Thumbnail Credit (inrng.com) (Photo: RCS Spoprt): The Route: 267.5km beginning with a start on Rongøyna, a tiny island among the Norwegian polynesia. It’s 40km to Bergen and then 11 laps of the 19km circuit.Thumb Overlay."Three times in a row for Peter Sagan? He’s in form, he’s versatile and he’s got nothing to lose so it makes sense. But there’s a deep field and course that makes the rainbow jersey accessible to many pretenders including sprinters, classics contenders and some of the Vuelta’s recent heroes too." (inrng.com) (Photo: RCS Sport)

September 23, 2017






Joni Kanerva in stable condition after horrific crash at Bergen U23 race.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingpub.com): Joni Kanerva (@kanervajoni) | TwitterThumb Overlay."Finnish rider Joni Kanerva, who was involved in a bad crash during the U23 Road Race at the World Championships in Bergen, is in stable condition despite having suffered several fractures. "Everything is under control and he will be fine. But it could have been worse." (cyclingpub.com)


September 23, 2017





Into Thin Air: Bkool's New 2017-2018 Trainer Lineup.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): They continue to offer the Bkool Smart Go, which is priced at $349USD.  I talked about that last year.  That’s an incredible value at $349 for a resistance controllable trainer with ANT+ FE-C in it.Thumb Overlay."While it’s traditional that most European trainer companies announced their new wares at Eurobike, Spain-based Bkool decided to eschew that for a few more weeks of prep and then launch their new trainer products at Interbike instead. Unfortunately, that didn’t quite work out." (dcrainmaker.com)

September 23, 2017






Jaime Castrillo turns professional at Movistar team.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingpub.com): Photo by Movistar TeamThumb Overlay."The U-23 Spanish national time trial champion Jaime Castrillo has confirmed his signing with Movistar. The Spaniard is the fourth rider to transfer to the team ahead of the 2018 season." (cyclingpub.com)

September 23, 2017





Microshift Centos 11 groupset.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): Microshift Centos 11 groupsetThumb Overlay."Taiwan's Microshift Centos 11 groupset is priced and specified to take a fight to Shimano's 11-speed 105 groupset. Unfortunately the build quality isn't up to that of the Japanese giant, as evidenced by rattles and jammed shifting, and with Shimano's current discounting the pricing is not attractive." (road.cc)

September 23, 2017





















September 22, 2017





Meet The New Boss.

Thumbnail Credit (inrng.com): in the world of sports admin Brian Cookson has been ejected from his incumbent role of UCI President by a massive marginThumb Overlay."The UCI Congress elected David Lappartient as the new President by 37 votes to 8, a count that shows backing from every UCI confederation. Here’s a look at what lost it for Cookson and why the election doesn’t signal much change." (inrng.com)

September 22, 2017





Dumoulin holds back 2018 Tour de France ambitions.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): World champion Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Tom Dumoulin has set his sights on further Grand Tours and time trial success in 2018 but has, for now, held back from confirming he will target the Tour de France." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 22, 2017





From Hinault to Alaphilippe, Cyrille Guimard back in action.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Isabelle Duchesne): A man who knows a thing or two about cycling: Cyrille Guimard. (Isabelle Duchesne)Thumb Overlay."Last year's World Championships in Qatar remain a humiliation for the French national team with its two sprinters Nacer Bouhanni and Arnaud Démare fighting the night before the race for the squad's leadership and finally missing the early break that the peloton never caught." (cyclingnews.com) (Isabelle Duchesne)

September 22, 2017





13 legends that every road cyclist should know.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos): Of course, cycling has a chequered history and it’s very hard to talk about the sport’s greatest without mentioning riders with questionable pastsThumb Overlay."As each year goes by, more and more talented cyclists make a name for themselves with amazing feats of endurance and skill. But among these many excellent riders, only a handful stand head-and-shoulders above the rest. These are the legends of our sport." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

September 22, 2017





Worlds: Alaphilippe back with spring form after injury troubles.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) on the attack (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Julian Alaphilippe has hit the sort of form for the UCI Road World Championships that saw him finish on the podium at Milan San Remo earlier this year, according to his coach, who is optimistic about the Frenchman’s chances of becoming world champion on Sunday." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

September 22, 2017









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