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How the tangle-up at the 2017 Tour changed cycling.

(velonews.com)-"In one of the most significant controversies of 2017, Peter Sagan and Mark Cavendish came together in the same place at the wrong time in the Tour’s wild stage 4 sprint into Vittel." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 20, 2018





Adriatica Ionica Race: Quick Step Floors wins opening team time trial.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Quick Step Floors won the opening team time trial stage of the inaugural Adriatica Ionica Race, beating UAE Team Emirates into second place on the 23km course at Lido di Jesolo. Elia Viviani was first across the line for Quick Step and will wear the leader’s jersey on stage 2." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

June 20, 2018





Eleven WorldTour teams confirmed for Deutschland Tour.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The organizers of the Deutschland Tour has announced that 11 WorldTour teams have confirmed participation in the four day race that runs from August 23 to August 26." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

June 20, 2018





Mavic's new one-piece carbon Cosmic Ultimate UST wheels.

(cyclingnews.com)"Road tubeless is no longer rare, but all-carbon wheels with the hubs, spokes and rims bonded together sure are. (Think über-light and über-expensive Lightweight.) And full-carbon wheels that are tubeless? As of now, Mavic owns that unicorn of a category with the new Cosmic Ultimate UST wheels, which weigh a claimed 1,310g with 40mm rims." (cyclingnews.com) (bikeradar.com)

June 20, 2018






Five key climbs of the 2018 Tour de France.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"The race does not seriously begin climbing until stage 10, after the first rest day, but when it does it takes the riders up steep 20 per cent-plus pitches, to iconic places and several times over 2000 meters." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

June 20, 2018





Marcel Kittel on Tour de France: A stage win is my goal, the sooner the better.

(cyclingpub.com)-"Marcel Kittel (Katusha Alpecin) has modest goals for the upcoming Tour de France. The rider considers that it would be difficult to equal last year's performance on the race, in which he won five stages." (cyclingpub.com) Siebe Kok

June 20, 2018








Tour de France LIVE stream.

(cyclingfans.com)"2018 Tour de France LIVE July 7-29.

Stage 1 starts Saturday at 11:00am CET (5:00am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 3:50pm CET (9:50am U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 10:30am CET (4:30am U.S. Eastern)."
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June 20, 2018





To be or not to be? Debating Froome’s impending Tour start.

(velonews.com)-"Froome’s participation at the 2018 Tour has been a question mark since his Adverse Analytical Finding for Salbutamol from the 2017 Vuelta a España. When VeloNews went to press with its annual Tour de France guide, the UCI had yet to rule on his case. " (velonews.com) Photo: Iri Greco

June 19, 2018







Tom Dumoulin: I'll be full-on for the overall at the Tour de France.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) has confirmed that he will target the general classification at the Tour de France. The Dutchman was initially coy about his July objectives after placing second overall at last month’s Giro d’Italia, but he told De Telegraaf that he has recovered well from his efforts in Italy." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

June 19, 2018






Landa, Quintana promise to play nice at Tour de France.

(velonews.com)-"Movistar’s three-card bet on the Tour de France could deliver the biggest pay out in franchise history. Or it could collapse under the weight of ego and ambition." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 19, 2018






Bardet remains France’s biggest hope for a Tour de France title.

(velonews.com)-"It’s been so long since a Frenchman won the Tour de France that perhaps France has forgotten what it’s like." (velonews.com) Photo: ©David Ramos | Getty Images

June 19, 2018






LottoNL Jumbo announce Tour de France squad.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Dutch WorldTour team LottoNL Jumbo have revealed the eight riders who will represent them at the 2018 Tour de France, starting in Noirmoutier-en-l'Ile on July 7." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 19, 2018





Quick Step focused on retaking Belgian jersey in Sunday road race.

(cyclingnews.com)-"All national championships are important to teams and individual riders, but it's fair to say that Belgian super team Quick Step Floors put an extra emphasis on winning the Belgian national jersey each year." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 19, 2018





Samantha Schneider increases lead in Cyclingnews' Bell Lap standings after Harlem victory.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Samantha Schneider (Iscorp) increased her lead in the Cyclingnews' Bell Lap series after winning the Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic on Sunday in New York City. Shane Kline (SmartStop) was second in the men's criterium, behind winner Justin Williams, but earned enough points to overtake John Murphy (Holowesko Citadel) in the men's standings." (cyclingnews.com) (marcoquezada.com)

June 19, 2018





Giro Rosa uncertain for Mieke Kröger after Women's Tour crash.

(cyclingpub.com)-"Former German champion Mieke Kröger is unsure of her participation in the upcoming Giro Rosa. The rider of Virtu Cycling crashed out in the fourth stage of the 2018 OVO Energy Women's Tour." (cyclingpub.com) frontalvision.com

June 19, 2018





Eleven WorldTour teams to start at the Deutschland Tour.

(cyclingpub.com)-"The 2018 edition of the Deutschland Tour is set to have the participation of 22 teams, including eleven of the WorldTour level. from the 23rd to the 26th of August." (cyclingpub.com) Photo by ASO/Karenn EDWARDS

June 19, 2018





Five things we learned from the Tour de Suisse.

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Richie Porte rode imperiously to win the Tour de Suisse, defending the leader’s jersey with few problems in the mountains and beating virtually all his rivals in the final time trial to win the overall by over one minute." (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

June 18, 2018






Movistar defends decision to have 3 leaders at Tour.

(velonews.com)-"The million-dollar question is who will be the boss? Some expect - and perhaps secretly hope - Movistar’s unconventional, three-pronged Tour attack will drive off the rails." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 18, 2018






Former ski jumper Roglic lands on Tour de France contenders list.

(velonews.com).-"Slovenian ex-ski jumper Primoz Roglic (LottoNL Jumbo) is on target for the Tour de France. This weekend, he dethroned Rigoberto Urán (EF Education First Drapac), second in the 2017 Tour, to win the Tour of Slovenia." (velonews.com). Photo: ©David Ramos | Getty Images

June 18, 2018






Tour de France contenders firing on all cylinders.

(cyclingnews.com)-"With fewer three weeks to go until the start of the Tour de France - hard to believe, we know - all things indicate that we may be in for a vintage year, especially the results of some of the major contenders across the weekend." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 18, 2018






Richie Porte vows to be better at Tour de France after Suisse win.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Richie Porte (BMC) took the biggest win of his professional career on Sunday as he wrapped up the general classification at the Tour de Suisse, his final race before the Tour de France, before vowing to improve his form at July's Grand Tour." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 18, 2018





Oakley ARO5 helmet review: Feelin’ hot, hot, hot.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Out of the three model range, the ARO5 is Oakley’s aero road model, and it certainly looks the part with its sleek shape. However, its venting leaves much to be desired, and Oakley has yet to offer up any hard data to support its aero claims." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by James Huang

June 18, 2018






Vuelta a Espana: Guillen wants Froome salbutamol case resolved before 2018 race begins.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Vuelta a España race director Javier Guillen has called for a resolution to the Chris Froome salbutamol case before the start of the 2018 edition on August 25. Froome won last year’s Vuelta, but risks being stripped of the title after returning a positive test for salbutamol following stage 18." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

June 20, 2018





Which Team Sky riders should support Froome and Thomas at the 2018 Tour de France?

(cyclingweekly.com)-"Making the selection more difficult, Team Sky’s top brass can only select eight riders as per the new rules on team sizes in 2018." (cyclingweekly.com) (ASO)

June 20, 2018





Sean Kelly talks Sam Bennett and the Tour, Sagan, Sanremo.

(stickybottle.com)"-"Sean Kelly has said Sam Bennett would be better not riding the Tour de France. And he believes the Giro triple stage winner should now count himself in for bigger races." (stickybottle.com)

June 20, 2018





Cavendish chasing stage victories at the Adriatica Ionica.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Mark Cavendish will start at the inaugural Adriatica Ionica Race in Italy on Wednesday, where a stage win or two would give him a confidence boost before he heads to the Tour de France." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images)

June 20, 2018





Faces of the Future: 10 questions with Clif Pro Team’s Hayley Batten.

(cyclingtips.com)-"One can be forgiven if they’re not familiar with American mountain bike pro Haley Batten. After all, she’s still a teenager, and she hasn’t scored a major international result - not yet, anyhow. But a close look at her results, and her trajectory, reveals that it’s only a matter of time for the Utah native." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Clif Pro Team

June 20, 2018





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Van der Breggen: I need a change, I want a change.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Anna van der Breggen has decided not to defend her title at the Giro Rosa, an event she has raced 10 times and won twice, in search of finding motivation in a sport that she has dominated in recent years." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 19, 2018





Richie Porte Q&A: On fatherhood, Tour de Suisse, Le Tour, and BMC’s future.

(cyclingtips.com)-"It’s been a big few weeks for Richie Porte (BMC). His wife Gemma recently gave birth to the couple’s first child - a boy, Luca - and this past weekend the Tasmanian took what he has described as the biggest win of his career: the Tour de Suisse." (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

June 19, 2018





Danny van Poppel wins Halle Ingooigem.

(cyclingnews.com)"-"Fabio Jakobsen (Ned) Quick Step Floors second, Sean De Bie (Bel) Veranda's Willems Crelan third." (cyclingnews.com)

June 19, 2018





Adriatica Ionica Preview.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The inaugural Adriatica Ionica Race (June 20-24) provides Tour de France participants with one last stage race hit-out before the start of the Grande Boucle on July 7. For many, this will be their last race before their respective national championships the week before the Tour." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 19, 2018





Preparing for your first race.

(cyclist.co.uk)"-"The nerves are jangling and you have a slightly sick feeling in the pit of your stomach. You’re about to take part in your first race. The problem is it’s still a week away, so what on earth are you going to be like on the big day?" (cyclist.co.uk)

June 19, 2018





Cycling during pregnancy: Advice from Lizzie Deignan and Sarah Storey.

(cyclingweekly.com)"-"Generally speaking there is good evidence to suggest that regular exercise in pregnancy - more than 30 minutes most days - reduces the risk of Gestational Diabetes and excessive weight gain, both of which are associated with large for-gestational-age infants, birth trauma, neonatal hypoglycaemia and other perinatal complications." (cyclingweekly.com)

June 19, 2018





Reach Your Optimal Cycling Weight.

(bicycling.com)-"A secret training method? Super hard intervals? Specific hill repeats? Or some exotic magic bullet? It’s a lot simpler than all of these, and nothing needs to change in terms of training." (bicycling.com) (Cycling Weekly)

June 19, 2018





New Professional Sport is a Literal Game Changer!

(pezcyclingnews.com)"-"CVR World Cup has broken new ground as the only eSport with a physical, competitive component, it is both real and virtual cycle racing. Cycligent, Inc., the pioneer of Physical Esports™, started CVR World Cup in 2017 and has already given athletes over $250,000 in cash and prizes." (pezcyclingnews.com)

June 19, 2018





Selle San Marco pads up Mantra road saddle in new Supercomfort edition.

(bikerumor.com)""After getting positive feedback to the more padded version of their curved Aspide road saddle, San Marco is adding more cushion to the flat Mantra road race saddle too. Still meant to be performance oriented saddles, the Supercomfort series adds thicker foam cushioning." (bikerumor.com)

June 19, 2018






Peter Sagan extends WorldTour lead after Tour de Suisse.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Peter Sagan (Bora Hansgrohe) has extended his lead in the WorldTour rankings after taking a victory at the recent Tour de Suisse, his 16th at the nine-day race. Richie Porte (BMC Racing) jumped up a massive 19 places to enter the top five after winning the overall classification in Switzerland on his race debut." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

June 18, 2018





Van der Breggen and Boels Dolmans remain in control of Women's WorldTour.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Anna van der Breggen and Boels Dolmans have held firm at the top of the Women’s WorldTour rankings after the Ovo Energy Women’s Tour. However, there have been plenty of changes below them with Coryn Rivera and Team Sunweb, and Marianne Vos and her WaowDeals team taking big leaps up the standings." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 18, 2018





Skylar Schneider eyes national title, European success with Boels Dolmans.

(velonews.com)-"When Skylar Schneider raced the Amgen Tour of California last month, it was akin to a college freshman returning home after her first year away. The race marked the first time that Schneider, 19, had raced on American soil after spending six months in Europe with the formidable Dutch squad, Boels Dolmans." (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 18, 2018





Shimano groupsets hierarchy: Weights, RRPs and reviews.

(cyclingweekly.com)""A bike’s groupset comprises of the components involved in changing gear, braking, and keeping the wheels turning via the drivetrain: the shifters, brake levers, brake calipers, derailleurs, chain and cassette." (cyclingweekly.com)

June 18, 2018





Woodruff overcomes crash to win Carson City Off-Road.

(velonews.com)-"Chloe Woodruff’s race was in peril just 10 miles from the finish of the Carson City Off-Road when she crashed on a fast fireroad. However, the Pivot Stan’s No Tubes rider would not be denied." (velonews.com) Photo: Dave McElwaine

June 18, 2018





Sonntag storms to come-from-behind win at Carson City Off-Road.

.-"It was shaping up to be a rematch between Keegan Swenson (Pivot Stan’s No Tubes) and Howard Grotts (Specialized), but Ben Sonntag (Clif Bar) swooped in and stole the show, winning Carson City Off-Road Sunday."  Photo: Dave McElwaine

June 18, 2018





18 of the best steel road bikes and frames - great rides from cycling's traditional material.

(road.cc)"-"While aluminium enjoyed a brief period as the material of choice for professional road racing bicycles, the same can’t be said for steel; it was the dominant frame material during much of the 20th century for bicycles of all descriptions." (road.cc)

June 18, 2018







OVO Energy Women's Tour: Rivera wins the overall.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo Bigla) took the honors in Colwyn Bay after an aggressively raced final stage of the OVO Energy Women's Tour, beating Giorgia Bronzini (Cylance) and Marta Bastianelli (Alé Cipollini) to the line." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 17, 2018





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June 20, 2018






Moscon cleared of deliberately causing Reichenbach crash.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Gianni Moscon (Team Sky) will not face sanction from the UCI disciplinary commission for allegedly causing Sebastien Reichenbach to crash during the 2017 Tre Valli Varesine due to a lack of evidence. The news was broken by La Gazzetta dello Sport on Wednesday morning and confirmed by Team Sky, though the UCI has not made a public statement on the matter." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 20, 2018






Watch USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships.

(cyclingnews.com)-"The USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships kicks off this weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee, and you can watch live streaming of the professional women's and men's road races on Sunday, June 24." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Jonathan Devich)

June 20, 2018






Revamped BMC Teammachine ALR promises carbon performance on aluminum budgets.

(cyclingtips.com)-"BMC has replaced its existing Teammachine ALR aluminum road racing platform with an all-new frameset designed to more closely mimic the performance, look, and feel of its more expensive Teammachine SLR cousin. Lighter, sleeker, and more comfortable than before." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by James Huang

June 20, 2018





Zipp 302 carbon clincher disc wheelset review.

(cyclist.co.uk)"-"The 302s will still set you back £1300 a pair, so it’s not gone mad on cheapening its wares, but that to my mind is a positive. Keeping a level of prestige is all part and parcel of owning a set of Zipps, and maintaining its premium status." (cyclist.co.uk)

June 20, 2018





Review: Hutchinson Overide 700c x 38mm Tubeless Ready Gravel Tires.

(bikerumor.com)"-"The Overide is the tire for Gravel usage, whether occasional or intensive. Classic roads, degraded, paths or tracks, the Overide is the ideal mounting for versatile and improvised outings." (bikerumor.com)

June 20, 2018




















June 19, 2018





Aqua Blue boss: "This lab rat thing is costing us results"; was he talking about the bike or its gearing?

(road.cc)"-"We asked Team Aqua Blue Sport whether Rick Delaney’s ‘lab rat’ comment was a reference to the 3T bike in general, the SRAM 1x system in particular, or both. We also asked whether the team could tell us exactly what the issue was, beyond the fact that the chain was dropped." (road.cc)

June 19, 2018





Mini-Cokes, Aero Bars and Gravel Grit: Ian Tubbs’ Improbable DK200 4th-Place Finish.

(cxmagazine.com)-"Ted King, Josh Berry, Geoff Kabush, Mat Stephens and … Ian Tubbs? With the growing prestige of the Dirty Kanza 200 and the 2018 field filled with heavy hitters, finishing in the top five in the 2018 Dirty Kanza 200 is an accomplishment of legend. To do so as an amateur is on another level." (cxmagazine.com) Z. Schuster

June 19, 2018





Van Avermaet: I'll know my future team by the Tour de France.

(cyclingnews.com)-"Greg van Avermaet (BMC Racing Team) has confirmed that his future will be decided before the Tour de France. With BMC set to fold in the winter, the Belgian rider has been linked to a number of teams including Lotto Soudal and Bahrain Merida." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim de Waele/Getty Images Sport)

June 19, 2018





Harlem Skyscraper Classic: Dominance comes in different forms.

(cyclingtips.com)-"Dominance was on display in two forms on Sunday at the Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic in New York.

There was individual dominance in the way Justin Williams (Williams Racing) demonstrated his class and Samantha Schneider taking her third USA CRITS race win of 2018."
(cyclingtips.com) Photography by Bicycle Racing Pictures

June 19, 2018






Where and How do I Apply Chamois Cream?

(totalwomenscycling.com)"-"When starting out, chamois cream can be somewhat of a mystery. Heading out on your first long ride in a pair of brand spanking new shorts, you return home totally elated, but let’s face it, slightly tender around your nether regions." (totalwomenscycling.com)

June 19, 2018





Human Race issues statement over incident with horse rider.

"It is saddening when the actions of a few individuals undermine an experience that is so positive for so many," says event organizer" (cyclingweekly.com)

June 19, 2018





Vitus ZX-1 CR1 Aero Disc bike review: A classic name reborn.

(cyclingtips.com)-"The ZX-1 is Vitus’s new flagship race bike built around an aero road disc chassis. Like the brand’s other models, it is only available through online retail giants Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles, and at this stage, there is a choice of three distinct builds and pricepoints." (cyclingtips.com) Photography by Matt Wikstrom and Vive le Vélo!

June 19, 2018





Colnago C-RS review.

(cyclist.co.uk)"-"A decent frameset and full Ultegra groupset ensure most of the main boxes are ticked, though some of the smaller details could be better." (cyclist.co.uk)

June 19, 2018

















June 18, 2018





20 cyclists injured as driver does U-turn at race in Belgium.

(road.cc)-"20 cyclists taking part in a provincial championship race in Belgium yesterday were injured when they crashed into a car whose driver was making a u-turn. Three remain in the hospital, one in intensive care with a head injury." (road.cc) (sudinfo.be) Photo RTBF

June 18, 2018










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