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Ruta del Sol: Wellens wins rainy final stage, Valverde wins overall.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) on the podium (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Tim Wellens claimed victory on the final stage of the Ruta del Sol as the breakaway made it all the way to the line in Coín.

The Belgian out-foxed his companions in a tricky, tactical finale, beating Simon Clarke in the sprint. Victor Campanaerts was third.

Alejandro Valverde kept a watchful eye on Alberto Contador to seal his fifth overall victory in six editions."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 19, 2017






Boonen looks forward to 'first real race' of Classics season at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Tom Boonen (Quick-Step Floors) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The countdown continues apace, and doesn’t Tom Boonen know it. Speaking ahead of the final stage of the Tour of Oman in Muscat on Sunday, the Quick Step Floors rider let slip that he now had 49 days left as a professional cyclist - a rare concession to the valedictory air that complements all coverage of his 2017 campaign.

Then again, when the Flemish press has been very publicly ticking off the days since early in the new year, it’s not hard to keep tabs on the time from here to Paris Roubaix on April 9."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 19, 2017





Is Fernando Gaviria cycling’s next superstar?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Fernando Gaviria wins stage one of the 2017 Vuelta de San Juan Thumb Overlay."Colombian Fernando Gaviria is training along the Tuscan coast and in its hills inland to prepare for Milan San Remo.

His Quick Step team says that he not only is ready to win it at 22-years-old but that his debut has been more powerful Mark Cavendish’s."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 19, 2017







2017 Vuelta a Andalucia/Ruta Ciclista del Sol LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): Stage ProfileThumb Overlay."Sunday's Vuelta a Andalucia / Ruta del Sol Stage 5 departs Setenil de las Bodegas at 12:45pm CET (6:45am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Coín at around 4:32pm CET (10:32am U.S. Eastern). 

Ruta del Sol live streaming video should get underway at around 3:30pm CET (9:30am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 19, 2017






Ruta del Sol: Coquard wins stage 4.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) on the podium (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Bryan Coquard sprinted to victory in Sevilla on stage 4 of the Ruta del Sol, collecting his second victory of the season.

The Frenchman, who picked up his first victory at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, got the better of Daniel Hoelgaard on the flat finish in the city center, with Hugo Hofstetter finishing third."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 18, 2017







Tour du Haut Var: Samuel Dumoulin wins opening stage.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Tour de France. Dumoulin et Gastauer présents avec AG2R La Mondiale Ouest-France640 × 360Search by image Dumoulin et Gastauer présents avec AG2R La MondialeThumb Overlay."Samuel Dumoulin won the uphill sprint to Saint Paul en Forêt on the first of two stages of the Tour du Haut Var-matin, beating Arthur Vichot.

Maxime Vantomme was third."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

February 18, 2017





Geraint Thomas heading to Tirreno, Catalunya and Trentino ahead of Giro d’Italia bid.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): The Welshman is currently training with Chris Froome in South Africa before he makes his 2017 European debut at Tirreno-AdriaticoThumb Overlay."Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas, who is training this week with Chris Froome in South Africa, says that he has a program that will allow him to be fresh and motivated for the Giro d’Italia in May.

After returning from the intimate altitude camp, Thomas will race Tirreno Adriatico, the Volta a Catalunya and the Tour of the Alps (Giro del Trentino)."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 18, 2017






Hermans poised for career changing Tour of Oman win.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Tour of Oman 2017 will be Ben Hermans's biggest win if he can hold onto the overall lead in Sunday's final stage. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Ben Hermans looks ready lift the Tour of Oman trophy after not only defending his jersey, but winning the queen stage Saturday.

The 30-year-old Belgian climbed up to 1,200 meters, held off attacks from Merhawi Kudus, Rui Costa, and Fabio Aru to defend his red jersey.

The victory came on the Tour of Oman’s famous Green Mountain, where Chris Froome, Vincenzo Nibali, and Robert Gesink triumphed in previous editions."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 18, 2017





Coquard doubles 2017 win count with victory in Ruta del Sol.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Bryan Coquard (Direct Energie) (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."After three days for the mountain specialists and time trialists, a tricky final kilometer in the Ruta del Sol's stage 4 could not stop French fast man Bryan Coquard from clinching a sprint victory at the first available opportunity." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 18, 2017





Contrasting fortunes for Bardet and Aru on Green Mountain.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Romain Bardet at the finish (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."For previous generations, the climb through the pine trees of Mont Faron or the snow-banked lower slopes of Mont Ventoux often served a roughly similar purpose, but the center of gravity of the cycling calendar has since shifted.

In the past decade, a lonely outpost in Oman’s Al Hajar mountains has established itself as an early test site for riders with designs on performing in Grand Tours later in the campaign."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 18, 2017





Canyon Ultimate CF Evo 10.0 SL - Review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Jack Luke / Immediate Media): Canyon's Ultimate CF Evo 10.0 SL (Jack Luke / Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."The fight to be light is unending in cycling and Canyon's latest featherweight ace is the 665g Ultimate CF Evo 10.0.

The Ultimate CF Evo 10.0 SL is claimed to weigh 4.96kg, with a frame weight of 665g and a 270g fork, but measured on our scales the bike came in at 5.1kg (11.5 lbs) with no pedals or cages."
(cyclingnews.com) (Jack Luke / Immediate Media)

February 18, 2017






Ruta del Sol set for thrilling final stages as Alejandro Valverde takes lead by one second.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada): Alejandro Valverde in action at the 2016 Tour de France (Credit: Sunada) Thumb Overlay."The Ruta del Sol is poised on a knife edge heading into the final two stages after Alejandro Valverde took the lead by a single second on stage three’s time trial.

The Spanish rider is the race’s defending champion, and produced an excellent performance against the clock to finish second to Victor Campenaerts on the 12km individual time trial."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo: Yuzuru Sunada)

February 17, 2017






Valverde reclaims Ruta del Sol GC lead from Contador on stage 3.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Alejandro Valverde puts on the leader's jersey after stage 1 at Ruta del Sol. (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Victor Campenaerts held on to win a dramatic individual time trial at the Ruta del Sol on stage 3.

The Belgian national trial champion was among the early starters over the 11.9 kilometer course and remained in the hot seat as all the GC contenders failed to dislodge him."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 17, 2017







Ruta del Sol GC battle heats up with time trial.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Alberto Contador and his trusty Trek before he starts his season 2017 at the Ruta del Sol. (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."The leader’s jersey at the Ruta del Sol has been on two different riders in the opening two days of the Ruta del Sol.

It could well change hands again on stage 3 as the general classification, and the rest of the peloton, tackle the 11.9-kilometer time trial in Lucena."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 17, 2017





Orica Scott pro reportedly at fault for collision with car that could put him out of Classics.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Jens Keukeleire in action in the 2016 Tour of FlandersThumb Overlay."Orica Scott‘s Jens Keukeleire could be out of the the Classics after colliding with a car while on a training camp in Spain.

According to Ciclo21, Spanish police’s initial report of the incident said that the 22-year-old, who finished fifth in Paris Roubaix in 2015, was at fault for the incident as he attempt to overtake the car to the right while the driver was indicating to turn right."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 17, 2017





How far can 24-year-old Louis Meintjes go?

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Louis Meintjes is one of the most promising young riders to come out of Africa in recent years. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com (File).Thumb Overlay."One of the revelations of last year’s Tour de France was South African climbing sensation Louis Meintjes.

The bird-like climber went toe-to-toe against the big guns last summer, and punched into the top-10 with eighth overall (tied for seventh) at 6:58 back.

Also second in the best young rider’s category, expectations are high for a repeat this summer."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 17, 2017





Classics riders turn to Oman for cobble prep.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Oman's undulating terrain means it is a good training ground for classics riders. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."The classics men could all be found in the Tour of Qatar in early February for more than a decade, but with the race’s cancellation, many turned to the Tour of Oman.

Oman’s rugged and mountainous countryside along the Arabian Sea surprisingly makes the perfect launchpad for the monuments Milano Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, and Paris Roubaix starting March 18."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 17, 2017





This week’s garbage takes: Tommeke toughs it out, Lance going to trial.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Boonen crashed just as the stage 1 sprint was starting at 700 meters and he suffered road rash and bruises from the fall but will continue to race the Tour of Oman. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Any given week, there are oodles of cycling stories flying around in the news. So here’s a quick-hit summary of this week’s happenings, plus my own garbage opinions on each.

Much like my gambling advice, these takes are for entertainment purposes only!"
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 17, 2017





Week in Tech: Win a Trek, Nutfix locks, new De Rosa.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): Photo: De RosaThumb Overlay."Here’s the Week in Tech - all the gear news, tips, and announcements you need and none of the marketing gibberish you don’t." (velonews.com)


February 17, 2017





ENVE SES 3.4 review.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Ben Delaney/Immediate Media): The redesigned ENVE SES 3.4 wheelset has new rims shapes front and rear, an improved brake track and tubeless compatibility (Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."After testing the SES 3.4 rim clincher set up tubeless in Colorado, Arizona and England, we can say we love everything about the wheels except the price and the quick release skewers.

On the road, they feel light and lively. Braking is outstanding and they seem almost immune to harassment from crosswinds."
(cyclingnews.com) (Ben Delaney/Immediate Media)

February 17, 2017





De Plus cameo hints at future as leading man.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Laurens de Plus is brought back by the peloton (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Laurens De Plus had extra motivation when he went on the offensive on the stiff climb to the finish at Quriyat on stage 3 of the Tour of Oman.

Back home in Belgium, the youngster was the subject of Thursday night’s installment of Alles voor de koers, an ongoing documentary series about his Quick -Step Floors team, and he wanted to mark the occasion with his first professional win."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 17, 2017





Grading on the classics training curve.

Thumb Overlay."As we move towards the end of February, everyone’s  teams are sorted, and we’re ready to take a wider look at the world of cycl… nah, that’s not going." (podiumcafe.com) Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images

February 17, 2017




Sexism And Abuse In Women’s Pro Cycling.

Thumbnail Credit (pezcyclingnews.com) C. Mohan: Outright sexual abuse is also a longstanding concern for the sportThumb Overlay."A legacy of abuse and sexism unfortunately continues to simmer just beneath the surface of women’s professional cycling and particularly within the smaller and more thinly supported teams.

This negative culture puts many cyclists at risk, and severely undermines the sport’s reputation and potential for long-term economic growth."
(pezcyclingnews.com) C. Mohan

February 19, 2017





CX Internationale Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle - CX LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com) Mario Vanacker: 2016 World Champion Thalita De Jong competes in the 2017 Kasteelcross Cyclocross at Zonnebeke, Belgium - Click for high resolution - Copyright © 2017 Mario VanackerThumb Overlay."On Sunday: Cyclocross Internationale Sluitingsprijs at Oostmalle, Belgium.

The Elite Women race starts at 1:45pm CET (7:45am U.S. Eastern). 

The Elite Men race starts at 3:00pm CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern). 

Live streams are expected for the men's race only."
(cyclingfans.com) Mario Vanacker

February 19, 2017






Hermans seals Tour of Oman as Kristoff wins final day sprint.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Alexander Kristoff celebrates his sprint victory (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Alexander Kristoff collected his third stage win of the 2017 Tour of Oman, winning the sprint on the Muttrah Corniche on the final day.

Ben Hermans finished safely in the peloton to seal the overall title."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 19, 2017





Aru hits the ground running at Tour of Oman.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Astana's Fabio Aru (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."In the early years of his career, Fabio Aru seemed almost to have been hot-housed as a Grand Tour contender, racing only sparingly in the opening months of the season and spending large chunks of the spring cloistered away at training camps." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 19, 2017






Tour of Oman 2017 Live Dashboard.

Thumbnail Credit (steephill.tv): Tour of Oman is a hillier and more scenic version of Tour of Qatar. This is the 2017 Tour of Oman live dashboard, a central point for all media and information you need for the event updated daily before and during the race.(photo credit: aso)Thumb Overlay."Stage 6 start time: Saturday 11:00 GST (11:00 PM PST).

Earliest live video: No live video.

Approximate finish: 14:12 GST (2:12 AM PST).
"  (steephill.tv)

February 19, 2017





Taylor Phinney: Growing Pains.

Thumbnail Credit (rouleur.cc) Photographs: Daniel Sharp : Phinney’s not pretending. But he’ll be back soon enough: stronger, if not bigger.Thumb Overlay."I realize that this career that I have is not a given and it is something that can be taken away at any point in time.”

From Rouleur 49, first published in 2014, Taylor Phinney reflects on the life lessons of growing up in the professional peloton."
(rouleur.cc) Photographs: Daniel Sharp

February 18, 2017






Katie Compton Escapes De Boer, Van Loy to Win Soudal Classics Leuven.

Thumbnail Credit (cxmagazine.com): De snelle start in Leuven was opnieuw voor @Ellenvanloy #soudalclassicsThumb Overlay."Cyclocross season isn’t quite over in a few parts of the Northern Hemisphere, with a cyclocross series ending today in Redding, California, another ending next Sunday in Fairfield, California.

There are two UCI C1 races this weekend in Belgium with Saturday’s Soudal Classics Leuven and Sunday’s Internationale Sluitingsprijs Oostmalle."
(cxmagazine.com)

February 18, 2017






Leuven & Leave ‘Em: van der Poel Winning Streak Continues.

Thumbnail Credit (cxmagazine.com): Mathieu Van der Poel ‏@mathieuvdpoel Cool shot from @ElenRius today in LeuvenThumb Overlay."An uber-techy course, combined with quickly drying course conditions and a bit of warm sunshine mixed things up for the final race of the Soudal Classics Series: the Elite Men’s race in Leuven, Belgium. Featuring a mind-boggling number of ditches, windy chicane descents, steep rooty run-ups, barriers, a fly-over, and a long, grueling uphill pavement section, this course is a technically adept rider’s dream." (cxmagazine.com)

February 18, 2017






Tour of Oman: Hermans wins on Green Mountain on stage 5.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Ben Hermans raises his arm in celebration (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Ben Hermans won the battle up Green Mountain on stage 5 of the Tour of Oman, finishing ahead of Fabio Aru and Rui Costa to all but seal the overall victory in the race.

The Belgian, who had taken the red leader's jersey with his punchy victory on stage 2, ground his way up the 5.7km, 10 per cent climb to finish ahead of the more distinguished climbers at the summit."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 18, 2017





Valverde predicts battle with Contador will come down to last meter of Ruta del Sol.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Alberto Contador rides with the leaders during a climb on stage 1 at Ruta del Sol (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."Alejandro Valverde may have had a relatively quiet stage defending his narrow one second overall lead in the Ruta del Sol on Saturday, but he predicted that his closest rival Alberto Contador would return to the fray on Sunday's final leg of the race." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 18, 2017





Haas stung by removal of Cauberg from Amstel Gold Race.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Nathan Haas (Dimension Data) (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."After spending much of December seeking out Antipodean replicas of the Cauberg as he trained amid the Adelaide hills, Nathan Haas didn't quite know what to think when the organizers of Amstel Gold Race announced that they were removing the climb from the finale of the Dutch classic." (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

February 18, 2017






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February 18, 2017






Tour of Oman: Kristoff victorious on stage 4.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Alexander Kristoff wins stage 4 of the Tour of Oman (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Alexander Kristoff survived the high pace and multiple climbs of the fourth stage of the Tour of Oman to take the sprint victory.

He finished just ahead of Sonny Colbrelli and Greg Van Avermaet."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 17, 2017





The SHEcret Pro: On Australia’s Summer of Cycling.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Simplesime: For non-Aussies, it’s hard to imagine spending the Christmas-New Year period doing full-gas effortsThumb Overlay."Yep, I was finally let into Australia, and got to see what all the fuss was about Down Under in the summer.

For years I have been hearing from certain Australian friends how ‘awesome’ and ‘heaps good’ Australia is, and now, I realize for the first time, they weren’t lying."
(cyclingtips.com.au) Photography by Simplesime

February 17, 2017





Without Tom Boonen.

Thumbnail Credit (inrng.com) (Photo: Cor Vos): Boonen’s status in Belgium is above and beyond every other rider.Thumb Overlay."The date is set and the clock is counting down. If all goes to plan and he can avoid injury along the way then in 50 days’ time Tom Boonen will be on the eve of Paris Roubaix and retirement, pinning on his last set of numbers.

He’ll be missed by many, especially the Belgian media and the Quick Step team who lose their totemic rider."
(inrng.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

February 17, 2017





Breakthrough American climber Sepp Kuss with ‘nothing to lose’ at Rally Cycling.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com.au) (Photo: Casey B. Gibson): Celebrating his first big win at a UCI stage race, Sepp Kuss crossed the line alone at the summit of Mont Megantic at the 2016 Tour de Beauce. Photo: Casey B. Gibson.Thumb Overlay."When Sepp Kuss won the Oak Glen stage at last year’s Redlands Classic - racing for an amateur team, and beating two former WorldTour pros - he didn’t entirely understand the significance of his victory.

It was his first full season racing on the road and he hadn’t even signed a pro contract."
(cyclingtips.com.au) (Photo: Casey B. Gibson)

February 17, 2017






Alberto Contador adds Abu Dhabi to race program.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Alberto Contador was again an aggressive presence on the climbs (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Alberto Contador has added the Abu Dhabi Tour to his early season race program, where he will face riders of the caliber of Fabio Aru and Nairo Quintana.

The race runs through February 23-26."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 17, 2017





4iiii Precision Pro Dual Left/Right Power Meter In-Depth Review.

Thumbnail Credit (dcrainmaker.com): With a system priced at $749 for a complete dual left/right offering installed on your existing crank arms, it’s one of the lower cost options on the market Thumb Overlay."While there are many power meter options being touted these days, it’s a different matter to actually get something shipped to consumers.

And to do something that’s accurate and trusted (as well as reliable). It’s been a couple years now since 4iiii started shipping power meters, and as of two summers ago when they shipped their left-only unit they’ve been quite a reliable as well as inexpensive option.

Within that product things have been accurate and I see very few complaints (almost none actually)."
(dcrainmaker.com)

February 17, 2017





Tour of Oman: Kudus takes aim at Green Mountain.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Merhawi Kudus Ghebremedhin (Dimension Data) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Merhawi Kudus showcased his early-season form with a fine display on the Mas de la Costa climb at the recent Vuelta a la Comunitat Valenciana, beaten only by Nairo Quintana, and the Eritrean has continued in similar fashion at the Tour of Oman." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 17, 2017





2017 UCI WorldTour: The newest tech in the peloton.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): Shimano 9150 on Giant Thumb Overlay."There's always loads of new technology on display in the pro peloton – it's where the big brands showcase their latest designs.

Here are some of the most interesting bikes, components and accessories you'll see the pros using over the coming months."
(road.cc)

February 17, 2017





Your Definitive Guide to Power Meters.

Thumbnail Credit (totalwomenscycling.com): What power meters are available?Thumb Overlay."There are a number of ways to measure your performance and training efforts on the bike – you can track your speed, use your heart rate, or if you’re really after the very best in data, you can opt for a power meter." (totalwomenscycling.com)

February 17, 2017





Genesis Vapour Carbon CX 30 first ride review.

Thumb Overlay."The Genesis Vapour Carbon CX 30 makes a strong first impression as a fun to ride, well designed and realized cyclocross race bike, that’s capable of being enjoyed much more than just during races." (girodilento.com)

February 17, 2017





PEZ Daily Distractions.

Thumbnail Credit (pezcyclingnews.com) Daily Distractions photo gallery.Thumb Overlay."Miss France at the finish of Paris Roubaix. Another reason to get excited about the Classics." (pezcyclingnews.com) (Photo: Flanders Classics)

February 19, 2017






February 19, 2017






2017 Volta ao Algarve LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): Geraint Thomas (Team Sky) won the 2016 Volta ao Algarve, successfully defending his 2015 title.Thumb Overlay."Sunday's Volta ao Algarve Stage 5 departs Loulé at 11:00am local (6:00am U.S. Eastern) and is expected at the finish at Alto do Malhão (Loulé) at around 3:42pm local (10:42am U.S. Eastern). 

Volta ao Algarve live streaming video should get underway at around --pm local (--am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

February 19, 2017





More motorbike drafting complaints at Volta ao Algarve.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): A little bit of motor pacing for Team Sky in Mallorca (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."More riders have spoken out about motorbike drafting at the Volta ao Algarve, with many saying the peloton received assistance in reeling in the breakaway in the closing kilometers of stage 4 on Saturday." (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

February 19, 2017





Uran to return to Tour de France in 2017.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Rigobero Uran (Cannondale) dropped further down the GC today (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Rigoberto Urán (Cannondale -Drapac) has decided to switch his Grand Tour objectives this year from the Giro d’Italia, where he has twice finished second overall, to a much less tried and tested focus on the Tour de France." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 19, 2017















February 18, 2017






André Greipel wins stage four of Volta ao Algarve in photo finish.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo by LC/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images) : André Greipel wins stage four of the 2017 Volta ao Algarve in a photo finish (Photo by LC/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images) Thumb Overlay."André Greipel beat John Degenkolb and Dylan Groenewegen in a photo finish to win stage four of the Volta ao Algarve on Saturday.

Devoid of a lead-out train, Greipel showed a wicked turn of speed to come from far back and overturn Degenkolb’s lead in the closing meters, with Groenewegen joining the pair in a finish separated by the smallest of margins."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk) (Photo by LC/Tim De Waele/Corbis via Getty Images)

February 18, 2017





Making of a president: How does the UCI presidential election work?

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Pat McQuaid with Brian Cookson at the 2013 UCI Presidential elections in Florence (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."With four years having elapsed since Brian Cookson stood against Pat McQuaid at the last UCI presidential election, and with changes to the UCI's constitution now making it easier to secure the presidency, Cyclingnews asked Feargal McKay to break down the process by which the UCI's president is elected." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 18, 2017






Belgian Classics to take anti-terrorism precautions.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): A police presence at the Belgium Tour (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Race organizers in Belgium are reacting to world events and uneasiness by taking steps to prevent any possible terrorist attacks on the upcoming spring Classics.

Intersecting streets will be blocked, backpacks checked, and additional security forces will be on hand."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 18, 2017





Barguil looks to boost Classics performances in 2017.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Warren Barguil (Giant-Alpecin) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Asking Warren Barguil to compare his current condition to that of 12 months ago is almost an irrelevance - given in February 2016 he was recovering from an appalling crash during a training camp that poleaxed the Breton and five of his teammates.

As he tells Cyclingnews with a wry grin, “I’m much better, thanks."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

February 18, 2017







2017 Paris Nice LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): 2017 Paris-Nice Route MapThumb Overlay."March 5-12, France.

Stage 1: Sunday, March 5th Bois d'Arcy/Bois d'Arcy (148.5 km).

Stage 1 starts at -- CET (-- U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around -- CET (-- U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 1:30pm CET (8:30am U.S. Eastern)."
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February 18, 2017






















February 17, 2017





USA Cycling Opens Investigation into Missy Erickson's Allegations of Sexual Abuse.

Thumbnail Credit (bicycling.com) Photograph courtesy of Missy Erickson (taken by Brottom Backet): The organization has improved how it handles misconduct. But is it enough?Thumb Overlay."Last month, six-time American national champion Missy Erickson came forward to speak about the sexual and emotional abuse she experienced as a junior racer.

In response, USA Cycling has opened an independent investigation into her claims. The organization won’t discuss details of the case while it’s ongoing, but CEO Derek Bouchard-Hall says this is the first time the USA Cycling has heard of allegations of misconduct by a coach since it implemented a new system for handling sexual-abuse reports three years ago."
(bicycling.com) Photograph courtesy of Missy Erickson (taken by Brottom Backet)

February 17, 2017







Volta ao Algarve: Castroviejo wins time trial in Sagres.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Jonathan Castroviejo (Movistar) (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Primoz Roglic surged into the race lead at the Volta ao Algarve Friday with a strong performance in the stage 3 individual time trial.

Movistar's Jonathan Castroviejo claimed the stage victory, knocking Katusha Alpecin's Tony Martin out of the hot seat and then fending off the rest of the field to seal the win."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

February 17, 2017





Edward ‘Eddie B’ Borysewicz Part 2.

Thumbnail Credit (pezcyclingnews.com): Young Greg Lemond with a few of his medalsThumb Overlay."Eddie B has been called the “father of modern American cycling” and it is true that he brought many successes to the US with his extensive knowledge.

The man behind Armstrong, Lemond and so many others has own ideas on doping and ‘blood doping’ or as he would call it; ‘blood boosting’.

Part 2 of cycling according to Eddie B."
(pezcyclingnews.com)

February 17, 2017





Kristoff off to another flying start with three victories so far this season.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport): Alexander Kristoff (Katusha-Alpecin) celebrates his second win of 2017 (Getty Images Sport)Thumb Overlay."Alexander Kristoff is catching up with himself.

A year ago, the Norwegian enjoyed a sparkling start to the season, clocking up five victories in the month of February alone, and he brought his running tally for 2017 to three when he claimed his second stage win of the Tour of Oman at the Ministry of Tourism Friday."
(cyclingnews.com) (Getty Images Sport)

February 17, 2017






Tiernan-Locke retires from cycling.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Rob Lampard): Jonathan Tiernan Locke crosses the finish line of stage 7 (Rob Lampard)Thumb Overlay."Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has put an end to his cycling career, saying he no longer has the time nor motivation, telling the Exeter Herald Express that he "wouldn’t want to be a pro again anyway."

The now 32-year-old Briton had a spectacular year in 2012 with the Continental ranked Endura Racing, taking nine wins, including the overall titles in the Tour Mediterraneen and Tour of Britain."
(cyclingnews.com) (Rob Lampard)

February 17, 2017





‘This has to stop!’ – Riders slam drafting behind motorbikes in races.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): Andre Greipel ‏@AndreGreipel 5h5 hours ago Guys don't get me wrong-every rider-including me would do the same and use the slipstream.... so @rogla can't do anything about it.Thumb Overlay."With the Tour of Oman, Ruta del Sol, and the Volta ao Algarve all taking place this week there’s lots for cycling fans to enjoy, but all three races have seen pros take to Twitter to complain about motorbike outriders allowing riders to draft behind them.

The latest complaint came from André Greipel, who complained to the UCI about a motorbike rider letting Primoz Roglic draft behind him in Friday’s Volta ao Algarve time trial."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 17, 2017





Six hidden gems at the London Bike Show.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.co.uk): We’ve scouted out the not-so-obvious around the London Bike ShowThumb Overlay."You can get a bit mesmerized by the sheer scale of the London Bike Show, with multiple aisles running the length of the ExCel exhibition hall.

And even getting from one end to the other can seem a bit of a trek.

So here are our highlights of what we found lurking in the less frequented corners of the show."
(cyclingweekly.co.uk)

February 17, 2017





Cyclist Who Rode Tour de France on a Raleigh Chopper to Tackle Giro d’Italia on a Fat Bike.

Thumbnail Credit (capovelo.com): Along the way, Sims will have to tackle climbs such as Mount Etna in Sicily and the grueling fearsome Passo dello StelvioThumb Overlay."The cyclist who became famous two-years ago for riding a Raleigh Chopper the entire route of the Tour de France, Dave Sims, will commence a similar feat by riding fat bike along the route of this year’s Giro d’Italia.

The 38-year-old cyclist from the UK, has given his quest the moniker, The Italian Job 2017, in his latest effort to raise money for the charity – Help for Heroes."
(capovelo.com)

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