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Tour of Belgium LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"-"2018 Tour of Belgium LIVE May 23-27.

Stage 1 starts at 12:05pm CET (6:05am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 4:19pm CET (10:19am U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 2:45pm CET (8:45am U.S. Eastern)."
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May 22, 2018






Tour des Fjords: Jakobsen wins opener in Egersund.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Fabio Jakobsen (Quick Step Floors) has taken the victory at the first stage of the Tour des Fjords. The rider conquered the 34th victory for the team in the 2018 season. The sprinter out-paced Hofland to take first race lead." (cyclingnews.com) (cyclingpub.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 22, 2018






Amanda Spratt wins stage and GC at Emakumeen XXXI. Bira.

(cyclingpub.com)"-"Amanda Spratt of Mitchelton-Scott has won the final stage of the WWT Emakumeen XXXI. Bira, which also allowed her to secure the overall victory. 'Spratty' launched an attack that allowed her to create a significant gap with the peloton, and ended up crossing the finish line with a comfortable margin." (cyclingpub.com)

May 22, 2018





Chloe Dygert Owen recovering from concussion suffered in Amgen Women's Race.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Chloe Dygert Owen (Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air) is recovering from a concussion suffered in a crash during the opening stage of the Amgen Women's Race on May 17. The multi-time track world champion is hoping to be healthy ahead of the time trial at the USA Cycling Professional Championships in Knoxville on June 21." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich)

May 22, 2018





Breakaway has its day on stage 3 of Emakumeen Bira.

(cyclingnews.com)-"A strong breakaway of 10 riders dominated stage 3 of the Emakumeen Bira. Pauliena Rooijakkers (WaowDeals) attacked from this break but was caught shortly before the finish, and the sprint was won by Amy Pieters (Boels Dolmans)." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 22, 2018





Baby Giro to incorporate pursuit-style time trial.

(cyclist.co.uk)"-"While the adult Giro d'Italia takes on its potentially decisive individual time trial today with Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) and Tom Dumoulin shooting out for pink, an interesting change to proceedings has been approved at the under-23 Giro." (cyclist.co.uk)

May 22, 2018





A note from the French desk.

(podiumcafe.com)-"This weekend, Egan Arley Bernal wrapped up the overall win in the Tour of California, having taken both of the mountain stages with a degree of ease. He’d previously finished a close second to Primoz Roglic in Romandie, and was looking nailed on for a podium when crashing in the final stage of Catalunya." (podiumcafe.com) Getty Images for AEG

May 22, 2018





Silca HX-Two & HX-Three take premium, affordable tools out of the box for portability.

(bikerumor.com)""Renowned tool & pump maker Silca’s premium HX-One hex key set is known for their precision and high-quality, but out of reach of most amateur mechanics. Keeping the tool quality, Silca has now swapped a travel friendly plastic carrier for the wood box, and brought the price way down in two new affordable tool combos." (bikerumor.com)

May 22, 2018





Bontrager Velocis Road Cycling Shoe.

(road.cc)"-"The Bontrager Velocis Cycling Shoes pack a lot into their clean looks, with a construction that pitches them right into the path of sportive and keen club riders looking for race-esque performance from a (relatively speaking) mid-range shoe." (road.cc)

May 22, 2018





Rapha adds yet another category with saddles.

(cyclingnews.com)-"For Rapha, the company suggests that the Classic saddles are for "longer days on the bike" while the Pro Team is for "a more aggressive, speed-focused riding position." The two designations already exist in the company's clothing line, where Pro Team is race cut while Classic is slightly more relaxed." (cyclingnews.com) (bikeradar.com)

May 22, 2018





Bernal climbs WorldTour rankings as Peter Sagan remains in control.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Egan Bernal (Team Sky) has soared up the WorldTour rankings after claiming overall victory at the Tour of California last week. Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) failed to win a stage in California, for the first time in his career, but maintained a healthy lead in the standings with his closest rivals not racing at present." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

May 21, 2018







Emakumeen Bira: Pieters wins stage 3.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Boels Dolmans' Amy Pieters won the final group sprint. Fahlin (Wiggle High5) and Koppenburg (Cervelo Bigla) were second and third on the day." (cyclingnews.com) (cyclingpub.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 21, 2018





Van Vleuten takes control in Emakumeen Bira after time trial victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton Scott) lived up to her status as pre-stage favorite, winning the stage 2 individual time trial at the Emakumeen Bira in the world champion's jersey and putting time into the rest of the field on the 26.6km course." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 21, 2018





Nash takes Epic hat-trick at Grand Junction Off-Road.

(velonews.com)-"Czech Olympian Katerina Nash (Clif) cleaned up at the Grand Junction Off-Road, winning the backcountry race for a third time Sunday after a victory in the fat tire crit two days prior." (velonews.com) . Photo: Brenda Ernst

May 21, 2018





Grotts repeats at Grand Junction, extends Epic Rides series lead.

(velonews.com)-"Just like he did in 2017, Howard Grotts climbed away from the competition to win the 42-mile Grand Junction Off-Road, claiming round two of the Epic Rides Series in Colorado Sunday." (velonews.com) Photo: Spencer Powlison

May 21, 2018





The Giro Legends.

(pelotonmagazine.com)"-"The real stars of the Giro d’Italia are often not the riders but the locations - nearly always giant climbs in the high mountains. These legendary peaks are each associated with a particular episode, an amazing feat or an unusual anecdote, including snowstorms, solo breaks or sudden crises." (pelotonmagazine.com)

May 21, 2018





Five cool things coming soon from Giant, Giro, 100%, Wearwell and Ritchey.

(road.cc)"-"The sunshine ain't going away, and we haven't put our bikes away for a good couple of weeks now as we bask in the glorious sunshine. Hallelujah! Another week, and another quintet of kit and gear that our reviewers are testing at the moment." (road.cc)

May 21, 2018





How Italians *Really* Get Their Coffee.

(podiumcafe.com)""Last year I got into the idea that the perfect espresso was a worthwhile pursuit, and one that might be in my interests to pursue.

There are more than a few Moka Pot makers around, but Bialetti made the original design, marrying aluminum to pressurized steaming of finely ground coffee in a small, single-serving, hexagonal pot."
(podiumcafe.com)

May 21, 2018






Emakumeen Bira: Van Vleuten wins stage 2 time trial.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The Dutchwoman completed the route in exactly 34 minutes and was 14 seconds faster than Boels Dolmans' Anna van der Breggen and a solid 53 seconds faster than South African Ashleigh Moolman Pasio of Cervelo Bigla Pro Cycling." (cyclingnews.com) (cyclingpub.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 20, 2018






Alexander Kamp wins final stage in Tour of Norway, Eduard Prades takes overall win.

(cyclingpub.com)"-"Alexander Kamp has won the final stage in the Tour of Norway. The Virtu rider beat Eduard Prades and Carl Fredrik Hagen in a sprint of three after breaking away in the final 20 kilometers. The Spaniard of Euskadi Murias takes the leader's jersey from Dylan Groenewegen, who got dropped on the difficult course." (cyclingpub.com)

May 20, 2018






Tour of California stage 7 - Race debrief.

(cyclingnews.com)-"This one was really close. When I crossed the finish line, I thought I was second. But then after the finish they came to me and said, 'You've won.' I'm really happy, but it was a really good job from the team all week." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

May 20, 2018





Amgen Women's Race stage 3 - Race debrief.

(cyclingnews.com)-"In her heart breaking loss at the Amgen Women's Race in 2017, Katie Hall had gone into the final stage with a mere one second gap over Anna van der Breggen and her powerful Boels Dolmans team. While Hall is among the best in the mountains, flatter sprint stages don't come easy to a rider of her tiny stature." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich)

May 20, 2018





Sierra scores Astana’s first WorldTour win of the season.

(velonews.com)-"When Astana’s Arlenis Sierra crossed the line to win stage 3 of the women’s Tour of California in downtown Sacramento, she scored the first WorldTour win of the season for herself and her Astana team." (velonews.com) Photo: Chris Graythen/Getty Images for AEG

May 20, 2018





Spotted: Chris Froome’s custom 3D printed chain keeper.

(velonews.com)-"Tucked behind his notable (non-sponsor) Osyemetric chainrings was what appeared to be a 3D-printed chunk of plastic, just underneath the bottom bracket. It’s secured to the bottom bracket shell and chainstay with what appears to be epoxy." (velonews.com) Dan Cavallari

May 20, 2018






Bernal seals Tour of California victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Gaviria holds off Walscheid in final stage in Sacramento. Walschied looked like he had the faster sprint but Gaviria threw his bike at the line and took the stage win for Quick Step Floors." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

May 19, 2018













Giro d'Italia 2018 Live Dashboard.

(steephill.tv)""2018 Giro d'Italia LIVE May 4-27, Italy.

Stage 17 start time: Wednesday 13:20 CET (4:20 AM PDT).

Earliest live video: 13:05 CET (4:05 AM PDT).

Approximate finish: 17:12 CET (8:12 AM PDT)." (cyclingfans.com) (steephill.tv)
May 22, 2018







Giro d'Italia: Dennis wins stage 16 time trial.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Simon Yates holds fast to maglia rosa with 56 seconds on Dumoulin heading into the final run towards Rome." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 22, 2018







Giro d'Italia - Tom Dumoulin disappointed after time trial.

(cyclingpub.com)"-"Tom Dumoulin of Sunweb reduced the gap with Giro d'Italia leader Simon Yates to 56 seconds but wasn't entirely pleased with the result. "A bit disappointed," he told Dutch broadcaster NOS while cooling down. "I wanted to either take a lot of time on Yates or win the time trial. And I didn't do either." (cyclingpub.com)

May 22, 2018







Five talking points from stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"What made the build-up to this time trial so intriguing was the uncertainty regarding how well we should expect Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) to go, and how much time he would lose to Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), with predictions varying from as little as under one minute to as much as over three minutes." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 22, 2018





Sunweb coach Marc Reef: Tom Dumoulin is better than last year.

(cyclingpub.com)""I think it's fair to conclude that Tom is a bit better than last year," he told NUsport in the Netherlands. "Especially uphill. Last year he always lost time in the difficult mountain stages and now he limits the damage." (cyclingpub.com)

May 22, 2018





Chaves still can’t explain Giro collapse.

(velonews.com)-"Colombian Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott) still struggles to understand what turned his Giro d’Italia upside down. Chaves slid down the general classification when he fell behind on the first climb of stage 10." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 22, 2018





Tacx Crashpad protects your carbon derailleur with extended QR axle nut.

(bikerumor.com)"-"Dutch trainer, water bottle & tool company Tacx has a tiny new gadget they say will save your bike’s fancy rear derailleur in a crash. The Tacx Crashpad is an extended alloy nut that threads onto the end of your standard QR skewer to protect the derailleur either in transit or if you wipe out." (bikerumor.com)

May 22, 2018





Surgery needed for Jolien d'Hoore after breaking collarbone.

(cyclingpub.com)"-"Belgian sprinter Jolien d'Hoore will need surgery on a fractured collarbone, which she suffered in a crash at the Vier-Bahnen-Tournee in Germany." (cyclingpub.com)

May 22, 2018





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Will wind direction crown Giro champ? TT duel sets tone for final week.

(velonews.com)-"If there’s a tailwind, Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) could ride pink all the way to Rome. If the weather turns with possible rain and headwinds, we might have a race on our hands." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 21, 2018







Giro d'Italia 2018: Rest Day 3 Recap.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The second week of the Giro d'Italia saw Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) confirm his status as the strongest rider in the race and strengthen his grip on the maglia rosa with two further stage victories and second place on Monte Zoncolan." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 21, 2018






Calm, cool Yates is ready for Giro’s final week.

(velonews.com)-"So far this Giro, he has blown away his rivals on four summit finishes. The first one at Mount Etna he gave to his teammate Esteban Chaves and the other three - Gran Sasso, Osimo, and Sappada - he took himself in the race leader’s pink jersey." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 21, 2018






How much time will Tom Dumoulin take on Simon Yates in the Giro d’Italia time trial?

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Giro d’Italia race leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) is bound to lose to Tom Dumoulin in the upcoming stage 16 time trial, but how much? “Dumoulin could take 1-20 or 1-30, it’s going to be really tight for the standings after the time trial,” sports director at Trek Segafredo, Steven De Jongh said." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 21, 2018







Giro d'Italia: Lopez climbs the standings ahead of final week.

(cyclingnews.com)-"After a challenging start to the Giro d'Italia, things are turning around for Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) as the race enters its third week. The 24 year old has moved into fifth overall and extended his lead in the young rider classification with second place in Sappada on stage 15." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 21, 2018






Giro d'Italia stage stats: Froome's Zoncolan watts and Yates's surge for victory.

(cyclist.co.uk)"-"The penultimate weekend of the 2018 Giro d'Italia is now behind us and two stages in firstly the Alps and then the Dolomites has set up what will be a fascinating final week of racing." (cyclist.co.uk)

May 21, 2018







Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates takes his third stage win in Sappada.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) became the first man since Gilberto Simoni in 2003 to win three stages while wearing the maglia rosa at the Giro d'Italia, riding into Sappada solo to extend his overall race lead." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

May 20, 2018







Froome, Dumoulin bow to Yates.

(velonews.com)-"Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) increased his overall lead and won his third win of the 2018 Giro d’Italia with a thrilling solo ride into Sappada. Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) and Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) came over the line in second and third 41 seconds back." (velonews.com) Photo: Justin Setterfield/Getty Images

May 20, 2018







Five talking points from stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott) took the greatest step yet to winning this Giro d’Italia, putting over 40 seconds into Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) and his other major rivals, and a whole 1-32 into Chris Froome (Team Sky) - his biggest time gains of the race so far." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 20, 2018





Expect the unexpected: 31 years on, the Giro returns to Sappada.

(cyclingnews.com)-"On Sunday, the Giro d'Italia finishes in Sappada for the first time since 1987, and it's hard not to think of Stephen Roche, Roberto Visentini, and all that. Memories of that internecine strife seemed even more apposite a week ago, when Esteban Chaves was still vying with Simon Yates for leadership of Mitchelton Scott, but the basic lesson of that day 31 years ago still applies: this is ambush country." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 20, 2018






Nicolas Roche withdraws from the Giro d’Italia.

(thebikecomesfirst.com)-"Nicolas Roche (BMC Racing) has withdrawn from the Giro d’Italia on today’s fifteenth stage from Tolmezzo to Sappada. The Irishman withdrew at the feedzone at Vodo di Cadore. Prior to today’s stage, he had been in 65th place overall, over one hour and twenty minutes behind race leader Simon Yates (Michelton Scott)."(thebikecomesfirst.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

May 20, 2018








Giro d'Italia: Froome conquers Monte Zoncolan.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Chris Froome (Team Sky) won stage 14 at the Giro d'Italia on the summit of the famed Monte Zoncolan. The Briton rode away from a select group of climbers with four kilometers from the top, and held off a chase from compatriot and overall race leader Simon Yates (Mitchelton Scott)." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 19, 2018








Chris Froome: It was such a relief to get into that last 100 meters.

(cyclingpub.com)-"Chris Froome revived his Giro d'Italia ambitions with a great victory at the top of the Zoncolan, one of the race's most infamous climbs. "It's a really special feeling, winning up on top of the climb today." (cyclingpub.com) (Photo: Mary Cárdenas)

May 19, 2018







Five talking points from stage 14 of the Giro d’Italia.

"What a difference a few days can make at a Grand Tour. As recently as last Wednesday, Chris Froome (Sky) looked well behind the level necessary to win a Grand Tour, losing a whole heap of time on the relatively benign climb to Osimo." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

May 19, 2018





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May 22, 2018





Phil Gaimon and Fabian Cancellara confirm date for race.

(cyclist.co.uk)"-"The pair will go head to head at one of Cancellara's self-titled 'Chasing Cancellara' events on Sunday 1st July, racing up the Col du Pillon Swiss Alp. The race will take on 6.9km of uphill road averaging 5.2% in gradient." (cyclist.co.uk)

May 22, 2018
























May 22, 2018





Report: Bernal to race Tour de France.

(velonews.com)-"The Spanish daily MARCA quoted Bernal’s agent saying that Bernal will make his highly anticipated grand tour debut at the French tour rather than the Vuelta a España as expected. “We decided after California,” MARCA quoted Giuseppe Acquadro." (velonews.com) (Photo: Casey B. Gibson)

May 22, 2018





An endless FAQ to road disc brakes.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Love it or hate it, disc brakes on drop-bar bikes are here to stay. With all major drivetrain manufacturers now committed to the cause, and an increasing number of brands pushing the advanced braking system, there’s a high chance your next bike (or bike after that) will feature disc brakes." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Matt Wikstrom, James Huang & David Rome

May 22, 2018





Simon Yates and Tom Dumoulin go head-to-head in Giro d'Italia time trial - Preview.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The stage 16 individual time trial from Trento to Rovereto is set to be a pivotal moment in this year's Giro d'Italia, with the flat, fast, and unidirectional 34.2km course the arena for the battle for pink between Simon Yates (Mitchelton -Scott) and Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb)." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 22, 2018






Going Gravel with Shimano’s New Clutch-Based Ultegra RX Rear Derailleur.

(cxmagazine.com)"-"The clutch-based Ultegra RX derailleur resulted from several more years of what the company called “market research” that included gravel test rides in Colorado, California and the Flint Hills of Kansas." (cxmagazine.com)

May 22, 2018















May 21, 2018






UCI says 2018 will be the last trade team time trial at World Championships.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The UCI today confirmed that the team time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria in September will be the last for trade teams." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

May 21, 2018













May 21, 2018





Do you need a clutch rear derailleur?

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"Shimano’s road developers have traditionally borrowed from the company’s mountain bike tech: as far back as 1989, the Japanese company took the internals of its Rapidfire shifting system and created the first STI - arguably the biggest game changer in road cycling of the last 50 years." (cyclingweekly.com)

May 21, 2018





Rapha Cargo Bib Shorts.

road.cc:-"Comfortable, with pockets for carrying all your essentials so you can wear a looser fitting casual top or just boost your carrying capacity with a regular cycling jersey, Rapha's new Cargo bib shorts are ideally suited to adventure rides where a less pro race look is desirable. They're also handy for commuting, audax, touring and any long distance cycling."road.cc:

May 21, 2018





Bike inner tubes: Tube sizes, valve types and materials explained.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"It’s one of those bits of cycling equipment that looks simple and standardized. But there are a myriad of complications. Cycling Weekly guides you through the intricacies of the inner tube." (cyclingweekly.com)

May 21, 2018






Selle Italia: Custom and historic saddles.

(cyclingnews.com)(-"Founded just outside of Milan in 1897, Selle Italia has been producing bicycle saddles for more than 120 years. Selle Italia has made a name for itself in producing custom saddles for the biggest names in cycling." (cyclingnews.com)( Josh Evans/Immediate Media)

May 21, 2018




























May 20, 2018






Hall: The biggest win of my career.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Californian Katie Hall (United Healthcare) was overjoyed after the final stage of the Amgen Women's Race on Saturday when she could celebrate her overall win in front of a hometown crowd in Sacramento." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich)

May 20, 2018






Aru continues to struggle at Giro.

(velonews.com).-"After struggling up Monte Zoncolan on Saturday, Aru got dropped late in Sunday’s stage. He survived to the line but plummeted out of GC contention. Aru finished 69th at 19:31 back and dropped nine spots from 13th to 22nd, now 25:14 back." (velonews.com). Photo: Dan Cavallari | VeloNews.com

May 20, 2018











May 19, 2018








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