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Photo: Stage 11 Profile.
Wednesday's Vuelta a Espana Stage 11 departs Pamplona at 1:20pm CET (7:20am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Santuario de San Miguel de Aralar at around 5:40pm CET (11:40am U.S. Eastern).  Vuelta live streaming video should get underway at around 4:00pm CET (10:00am U.S. Eastern). (cyclingfans.com)

September 3, 2014







Tony Martin on the podium
Photo: © Tim de Waele.
Tony Martin cruised to victory in the Vuelta a Espana time trial on stage 10 to Borja but there was a major shake up in the fight for the overall with Nairo Quintana crashing and Alberto Contador moving into the race lead. (cyclingnews.com)

September 2, 2014




Photo: this is in the Pais Vasco, which means the top of the mountain will be a swarming mass of screaming humanity and waving ikurriñas.
Another recent Giro formula, the short stage to a single, but rather difficult, MTF. Pretty nasty stuff. The climb averages a tidy 7.5% for ten km, which is certainly a bigger deal than anything we've seen to date. (podiumcafe.com)





Photo: Buts wins stage four of the Tour of China, Gradek maintains overall lead. (cyclingtips.com.au)
Gradek keeps race lead. (cyclingnews.com)

September 2, 2014




Tight turns challenged riders on the Benton Park course
Photo: © Matt James.
Hanson, Barnes win in Benton Park. (cyclingnews.com)

September 2, 2014




2014 Races & Results.

Vuelta a España - Aug 23-Sept 14 (Stages & Results),

Tour of Alberta - Sept 2-7 (Stages),

Tour of Britain - Sept 7-14 (Stages),

GP Cycliste de Québec - Sept 12 (Start List),

GP Cycliste de Montréal - Sept 14 (Start List),

UCI Road World Championship - Sept 20-27 (Stages),

USA Pro Challenge - Aug 18-25 (Results),

Tour de l'Avenir - Aug 23-30 (Results),

Chris Thater Memorial - Aug 23-24 (Results),

Vattenfall Cyclassics - Aug 24 (Results),

Tour de France - July 5-27 (Results),

Giro d'Italia - May 9 - June 1 (Results),


September 2, 2014





Andy Schleck (left) is the de facto winner of the 2010 Tour de France, but has not been the same rider since a crash at the 2012 Criterium du Dauphiné. Brother Fränk (right) will return with Trek Factory Racing for two more seasons. Photo by Tim de Waele..
Veteran Fränk Schleck has penned a two-year contract extension with Trek Factory Racing, but there is no word yet on whether his younger brother, Andy, will remain with the team. (velonews.com)

September 2, 2014





Photo: I think Edvald still has some strong ambitions and maybe a change is exactly what he needs in his career and while it’s sad when things come to end, sometimes it feels right.
While Chris Froome struggles hard to save so far disastrous season for Team Sky, away from the action, their manager works on closing British team’s roster for 2015. Dave Brailsford revealed that Bradley Wiggins is about to sign new agreement with the squad and believes that departure of Edvald Boasson Hagen should provide other riders and the Norwegian himself with new opportinities. (cyclingquotes.com)

September 2, 2014




Photo: BMC was at the show with the new CrossMachine CX01. Many of its frame elements are based on their road models and it’s set up with SRAM Force 1×11 with hydraulic disc brakes. © Christopher Langer.
"At Eurobike 2012, we looked at BMC’s “return” to cyclocross with their release of the 2013 GranFondo GF02 disc, increasing the length of the chainstays and equipping the road model with disc brakes. Keeping a familiar geometry from the GranFondo, BMC made their return official this year, displaying their 2015 CrossMachine CX01." (cxmagazine.com)

September 2, 2014




Photo: a more angular leading and trailing edge at all points on the chain, helping it scoot from one cog to the next.
Connex has a new chain design called Diamond Shape, which radically chamfers the outer and inner links and their interface with the rollers. They’re compatible with SRAM, Shimano and Campagnolo because they basically blend the chamfers and shapes used on those brands’ chains. (bikerumor.com)

September 2, 2014




Photo: The inside faces use a textured surface that might possibly have some aero benefits. The R321 uses a new material, Teijin Avail 100 Ultra, that’s finer than synthetic leather and more amenable to the heat molding custom fit process.
Shimano’s shoes have long been some of my favorites thanks to a wide toe box and comfortable fit while still delivering the performance needed from a mid- to top-level road or mountain bike shoe.. (bikerumor.com)

September 2, 2014





Photo: Nairo Quintana will start Tuesday's individual time trial wearing the red leader's jersey. Though he's improved his time trialing, it remains to be seen how he'll stand up against riders like Chris Froome and Alberto Contador. Photo: BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.com.
In a Vuelta a España packed with climbs, Tuesday’s 36.7km race against the clock could leave a decisive mark on the final GC. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014







Photo: Looks so far like he's climbing better than in the Tour and with the real meat of the Vuelta still to come he's gotta be optimistic..
First nine stages are in the books and brothers and sisters we can winnow down the riders who have a chance to win this thing to three: Quintana, Contador,  and Froome. Sound harsh?. (podiumcafe.com)

September 1, 2014





Nairo Quintana holds a three-second lead over Alberto Contador in the GC standings at the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
The dynamic of the Vuelta a España changed in more ways than one in Sunday’s thrilling uphill finale to Valdelinares. The weather went from Sahara-like heat to Belgian cool as the stage put the opening week of extreme weather behind the peloton for good. (velonews.com)

September 1, 2014





Photo: Matt Brammeier has been aggressive thus far on the Tour of China 1 and now lies in third place overall after another strong ride, though a miscalculation today left himself and a team mate red faced.
Another strong ride from Matt Brammeier on stage three of the Tour of China 1 saw the former Irish champion move up to third place overall in the week-long race. (stickybottle.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: Lucinda wins the final World Cup race of the season. In nine races there have been nine winners..
Going into Saturday's final round of the Women's Road World Cup, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne, Lizzie Armitstead had an unassailable lead and was set to take out the series overall. But that didn't mean the racing was any less exciting come Saturday. Tiffany Cromwell was one of the main aggressors in the 122km race. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 1, 2014




Louis Vervaeke (Belgium) wins the final stage at the Tour de l'Avenir
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
A solo victory on the final stage of the Tour de L'Avenir for Lotto-Belisol's neo-pro Louis Vervaeke sealed victory for Belgium in the U23 UCI Nations Cup. The 21-year-old's win on the summit finish of La Toussuire also ensured that he finished in fifth place on the final general classification. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014





Photo: David de la Cruz rode to 10th overall at the Tour of California this year. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
David de la Cruz has signed a two-year contract with Omega Pharma-Quick Step, the team announced Monday. The 25-year-old Spaniard has been a professional since 2010, when he rode for Caja Rural. He switched to NetApp-Endura for the 2013 season. (velonews.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: Not the most refined in the comfort stakes.
BikeRadar verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars. "Great value lightweight race bike, but the rolling stock feels dated." (bikeradar.com)

September 1, 2014








Photo: This short 4 kilometre course routes exclusively within Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.
Tuesday's Tour of Alberta Prologue, a 4.0 km Individual Time Trial at Calgary, gets underway at 6:05pm MDT.  Tour of Alberta live streaming video may be available from the start.  Note that Canada's Sportsnet One TV is scheduled to show full live coverage.  Eurosport's scheduled live coverage begins with Wednesday's Stage 1. (cyclingfans.com)

September 2, 2014




Photo: Tiernan-Locked was handed a two-year suspension in July.
“I wouldn’t just slag off the passport as a tool, I think it’s useful, but I think it’s being applied in the wrong way. It probably will continue to be applied in the wrong way and I’m sure it has in the past as well." - Jonathan Tiernan-Locke. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

September 2, 2014









Photo: Nairo Crashes, Dumps Three Minutes.
Saxo-Tinkoff's Alberto Contador threw down a major marker at the Vuelta a Espana's premier time trial today with a strong ride, propelling him into the overall lead after ten stages. More importantly, both of his presumed rivals suffered terribly on the stage, Sky's Chris Froome from an apparent lack of form and Movistar's Nairo Quintana from a disastrous tumble off a guardrail that cost him more than three minutes, and a bit of skin. (podiumcafe.com)

September 2, 2014




Phil Gaimon found a fan at the USA Pro Challenge that also likes wearing blue and eating cookies. Photo: Phil Gaimon | VeloNews.com.
"Sure, it’s no Vuelta, and we get whole weeks off instead of rest days, but if you’re one of the lucky few to go from the Tour of Utah, to the USA Pro Challenge, to the Tour of Alberta, to the one-day races in Montreal and Quebec, you get about the same number of race days as a grand tour (maybe exactly the same, but I’m not looking it up)." (velonews.com)

September 2, 2014




Chad Haga, shown here at the Critérium du Dauphiné, has found himself in the spotlight at the Vuelta. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Chad Haga has been getting plenty of TV time in his grand tour debut through the first half of the Vuelta a España. (velonews.com)

September 2, 2014




Bradley Wiggins (Sky) remains in the Tour of Britain leader's jersey after stage 6
Photo: © Rob Lampard.
Team Sky has confirmed that Bradley Wiggins will lead the British team at the Tour of Britain, as he targets a second consecutive victory in his home Tour. (cyclingnews.com)

September 2, 2014




Photo: Valdelinares is a municipality and ski resort located in the Sierra de Gudar, with a village elevation of the 1,690 metres.
A great picture of Spaniards Alberto Contador and Joaquim Rodriguez crossing the finish line on the rain-swept summit of Valdelinares at the conclusion of Sunday’s stage nine, won by Colombian winner Winner Anacona of Lampre-Merida. (wednesdaylegs.wordpress.com)

September 2, 2014




Photo: Laura Trott, Commonwealth Games 2014 Glasgow, track cycling day four .
Olympic track champion moves from Wiggle-Honda to Matrix Fitness-Vulpine road team for next year (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

September 2, 2014




Photo: At this year’s Eurobike show BMC, Canyon and Lightweight pulled that trick off with outstanding success.
In a venue the size of a small town and with thousands of brands displaying their wares it’s a challenge to stand out. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 2, 2014




Photo: THM-Carbones' new Clavicula SE cranks are unbelievably lightweight – and pretty.
Ultralight componentry from Tune, AX-Lightness, Carbonice, and more. (bikeradar.com)

September 2, 2014




Photo: I cook with wine. Sometimes I even add it to the food.
Chop it, whizz it, drink it…smoothies are a great way for cyclists to get the right nutrition – fast. We’ve enlisted expert help to find the best bits to feed your blender. (cyclist.com.au)

September 2, 2014




Photo: Gipiemme's display wheels were still dripping water Friday afternoon, and much of the company's literature was destroyed by water.
Espresso maker sets Italian booth on fire, baggy bibs for roadies, Lightweight's concept commuter and more. (bicycleretailer.com)

September 2, 2014





Photo: El Condor isn’t the raptor ready to prey on others....
If a stage race an exercise in taking riders and placing them into a chronological hierarchy the Vuelta still has a long way to go. One time trial and two summit finishes done and there’s still plenty to decide. One certainty is within the Movistar camp where Alejandro Valverde is now behind Nairo Quintana, on GC and in a supportive sense. (inrng.com)

September 1, 2014





Matt Goss on the podium
Photo: © Mark Gunter.
When Matt Goss inked a three-year deal with Orica-GreenEdge at the end of 2011, the Australian was regarded as one of the fastest sprinters in the peloton. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014




Race leader Kirsten Wild (Giant-Shimano)
Photo: © ASO/B. Bade.
Kirsten Wild has signed a two-year contract with Hitec Products meaning she will race with the team through the end of the 2016 season. The Dutch sprinter will leave her current team Giant-Shimano after a successful two-year stint. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014




The men's peloton gets ready to race
Photo: © Matt James.
The National Criterium Calendar rolled into stage three of the Staenberg Group Gateway Cup for the 29th running of the Giro della Montagna and the finale of the 2014 USA Crits Series. Both the men and women's field battled the seemingly unstoppable dominance of the United HealthCare squad and the increasing challenge of each successive course of the Gateway Cup series. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: The latest Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 group has a button on the top of the hood of each lever
Ben Delaney / Immediate Media.
Shimano and Garmin seemed poised for a partnership where Dura-Ace 9070 Di2 levers could control Garmin Edge computers. (bikeradar.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: On top of this they had a prototype sole hidden away … with a power meter built in.
Helmets and shoes are just the tip of what was on offer at Eurobike. More to come in part two. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 1, 2014




Photo: The unit gets all the new technology introduced with the XX1 model, including the multipoint temperature calibration to keep it accurate from 0º to 130º F (-17C to 54C) and accelerometer based cadence measurements.
Quarq has added another option to their crank spider based power meter offerings. Already stocking units for a variety of SRAM cranksets (including the new XX1 mountain bike version) Specialized and Cannondale, now you can add Dura-Ace DA9000 to the mix. (bikerumor.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: The arms use Rotor’s Trinity Drilling System technology, which makes them very light without obviously sacrificing stiffness.
BikeRadar verdict: 3.5 out of 5 stars. "Light and stiff – but performance could be smoother." (bikeradar.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: The Altum replaces the long-standing Z5 in the Parlee range.
Parlee used Eurobike 2014 to lift the lid on the Altum. Parlee’s lightest frame to date replaces the long-standing Z5 in the American firm’s off-the-shelf range. (roadcyclinguk.com)

September 1, 2014






September 1, 2014




Photo: Daily Distraction.

September 2, 2014











September 2, 2014





Photo: The Swiss-based organisation has said that a total of 719 blood and urine controls were carried out on riders, and that each of these has been declared negative.
The Cycling Anti Doping Foundation (CADF), which manages the anti-doping program of the UCI, has announced that there were no positive tests in this year’s Tour de France. (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 2, 2014




Photo: The parents of Igor Decraene have just had confirmation from the Public Prosecutor that the accident was NOT about suicide!
According to the Belga news agency, Decraene’s death was self-inflicted. This contradicted the RTBF Sport website, which quoted the Belgian federation la Ligue Vélocipédique Belge (RLVB) and his club De Tieltse Rennersclub as saying that he was victim of a ‘tragic accident.’ (cyclingtips.com.au)

September 2, 2014




Photo: Tyler Farrar (Garmin Sharp)
Photo: © Bettini Photo.
After almost eight years at Garmin, Tyler Farrar will change teams for 2015. The American, who will race the Tours of Britain and Beijing in the coming weeks, confirmed the news to Cyclingnews on Tuesday but refrained from announcing his future plans. (cyclingnews.com)

September 2, 2014




Vincenzo Nibali in yellow and protected by his Astana teammates during stage 14.
Photo: © Tim de Waele.
With little more than a month to go before the presentation of the 2015 Tour de France route, there are already plenty of rumors circulating about potential stages. Among the most surprising is a report from the D!Ci radio station in the southern Alps, which suggests that next year’s Tour will spend three days in that region and could feature a summit finish on the Col de la Bonette-Restefond. (cyclingnews.com)

September 2, 2014




Riders line up after today's press conference
Photo: © Jonathan Devich/epicimages.us.
The relatively flat parcour of the 2014 Tour of Alberta, which starts Tuesday evening with a four-km prologue time trial in Calgary, looks tailor-made for a week of fast finishes for the sprinters. But all that could change if the winds whip across the Southern Alberta plains. (cyclingnews.com)

September 2, 2014






Theo Bos won the third stage at the Tour de Pologne this year. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Multiple world champion Theo Bos has signed a contract to ride for MTN-Qhubeka next season. Bos, who signed with then-Rabobank — the team now known as Belkin — in 2011, will represent the first African-based UCI WorldTour team in the peloton starting in 2015. (velonews.com)

September 2, 2014





Photo: The autobiography of a maverick.
Cooke can bring joy and passion to the things she writes about, particularly the on-the-bike side of her story. (podiumcafe.com)

September 2, 2014




Photo: Spy Optic Screw Over sunglasses offer plentiful face coverage .
BikeRadar verdict: 3 out of 5 stars. "A little flimsy, but highly comfortable and great vision makes these a strong choice for the road " (bikeradar.com)

September 2, 2014




Photo: While GoPro still reigns supreme in the action camera realm, there were no shortage of contenders looking for a bite of the POV pie at Eurobike, with Shimano a formidable if surprising standout.
Growing ecosystem, race access plays to component-maker’s advantage. (roadbikereview.com)

September 2, 2014





Photo: Birzman have updated their Snap-It valve connector. It was clever before and the new Snap-It Apogee is even more cleverer.
The smartest designs and gizmos we saw at this year’s Eurobike, featuring Giro, Crank Bros, Birzman and more. (road.cc)

September 2, 2014




Photo: Lennard says,
Feedback about adjusting for leg-length discrepancies with mountain-bike shoes and pedals. (velonews.com)

September 2, 2014
















September 1, 2014




Tejay van Garderen (BMC) takes a sip from his bidon as he warms up for the time trial
Photo: © Jonathan Devich.
The organizers of the GP Quebec and the GP Montreal have confirmed that the USA’s Tejay van Garderen, current world champion Rui Costa and Australia’s Simon Gerrans will ride the one-day WorldTour races on September 12 and 14, with six of the current top 15 in the WorldTour rankings leading the WorldTour teams. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014





Wout Poels (Omega Pharma-QuickStep)
Photo: © Bettini Photo.
According to Dutch newspaper De telegraaf, Wout Poels has come to an agreement with Team Sky and will sign for the British WorldTour team. (cyclingnews.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: It’s simple – you must lose bodyweight before you spend money on fancy kit.
With a few tips from the experts, you can unleash your inner mountain goat. (cyclist.com.au)

September 1, 2014




Photo: Y'all start talking to me about sock length rules and I'ma just smh at you.
American BMC pro Taylor Phinney continues rehabilitation from severe leg injury. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

September 1, 2014




Photo: CyclingQuotes understands from a reliable source that Cervelo will be the bike supplier of Fernando Alonso's new team.
Last week Fernando Alonso's manager Luis Garcia Abad confirmed to Biciciclismo that he has formally requested a WorldTour licence for the F1 star’s new team and now another important part of the process of building a new team has fallen into place. A reliable source says that the team will be riding Cervelo bikes in its first season in the professional peloton. (cyclingquotes.com)

September 1, 2014




Photo: Goals were to reduce weight as much as possible, add aero efficiency and make it more comfortable.
"The all new Cannondale Slice triathlon bike will formally debut at Ironman World Championships Kona in October, but we’ve got a first look at the top model, the Slice Black Inc." (bikerumor.com)

September 1, 2014





September 1, 2014




Photo: © Arizona Bicycle Accident Attorneys | Bike Crash Lawyers Phoenix www.arizonapilawyer.com
Anna Weltman: "I am looking for participants to be in a Research Study that I am conducting for my Master's thesis in Sport Psychology. My thesis is on cyclists who crash and what it takes to get them back on the bike after they have recovered. Please email me to volunteer" (dougreport.com)

September 1, 2014





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