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A thin harvest: Three Americans in Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Taylor Phinney and Andrew Talansky will race the Tour de France starting this weekend, along with teammate Nathan Brown. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Two rookies and a GC hunter is the threadbare American presence in the 2017 Tour de France.

Matching a two-decade low from two years ago, only three American riders will race in cycling’s marquee event. It’s even worse for Canada, with zero representation.

All three - Taylor Phinney, Nathan Brown, and Andrew Talansky - wear Cannondale Drapac colors."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 28, 2017






Strong and stable? Dave Brailsford's year of saying nothing.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Strong and stable? Dave Brailsford’s year of saying nothing (Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Last Friday morning, Dave Brailsford made his by-now annual trip to the Sky Sports News studio in Isleworth to announce Team Sky’s Tour de France line-up on its midday news bulletin.

Given how Brailsford has studiously limited his public pronouncements and media engagement of late, the short, set-piece interview that followed the announcement elicited more interest than it would have done in years past."
(cyclingnews.com)

June 28, 2017







Your guide to the 2017 Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com): The warm-up races are done, new national champions have been crowned, and all is now in readiness. The 2017 Tour de France is just days away. Ahead of the 104th edition of the world’s biggest race we take a look at the route, the key stages, the riders to watch, and how you can follow the race.Thumb Overlay."The 2017 Tour de France starts with a 14km individual time trial in the German city of Dusseldorf.

Stage 2 sees the race head into Belgium, with a stage finish in Liege, while stage 3 starts in Verviers, Belgium, passes through Luxembourg and finishes in France.

Stage 4 starts in Luxembourg before heading back into France where it remains for the rest of its 21 stages."
(cyclingtips.com)

June 28, 2017





Chris Froome set to remain at Sky, new deal a matter of days...

"We're currently in the final processes," the Kenyan-born rider said at a press conference three days before the start of the Tour de France.

"After this season I will definitely remain at the team for another three seasons. I feel good at Sky. I am convinced that with these eight men next to me I have a very strong team around me.

Of all the General Classification riders I probably have the best team, especially in the mountains."
(cyclingpub.com)

June 28, 2017





Rewind: Punch-up in Paris leads to bizarre Tour de France disqualification.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos): by Shane Stokes June 29, 2017 Photography by Cor VosThumb Overlay."Countless riders have been disqualified from bike races over the years, but previous few have exited the race in such a bizarre way as Jeroen Blijlevens.

The Dutchman was one of the best sprinters of his generation, but found himself on the wrong side of a UCI jury decision after the end of the 2000 Tour de France."
(cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

June 28, 2017





Tour de France debutant Paddy Bevin ready for the unknown.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Paddy Bevin (Cannondale-Drapac) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."For defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome, baring serious injury, he is all but assured of lining out each July for the French Grand Tour.

For Paddy Bevin, he only received confirmation he would be making a Tour debut just over a week out from the race and one day before Cannondale Drapac announced its roster."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 28, 2017





Helen Wyman Gives Props to Trek for World Cup Equal Pay, Discusses Her Post Kona Future.

Thumbnail Credit (cxmagazine.com) Bart Hazen: Helen Wyman shows she has some sand skills of her own at the 2015 Superprestige Zonhoven. © Bart HazenThumb Overlay."After a strong start to the 2016-2017 season, Helen Wyman's cyclocross campaign was derailed by an injury suffered at the European Championships.

She returned from a broken collarbone to race at the World Championships and finished 2nd at the Superprestige Hoogstraten to end her season."
(cxmagazine.com) Bart Hazen

June 28, 2017










2017 Tour de France LIVE stream.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingfans.com): 2017 Tour de France Stage Profile"2017 Tour de France LIVE July 1-23.

Saturday's Stage 1 starts at 3:15pm CET (9:15am U.S. Eastern).

Finish at around 6:48pm CET (12:48pm U.S. Eastern).

Live video from 3:00pm CET (9:00am U.S. Eastern)."
(cyclingfans.com)

June 28, 2017





Could Sagan win 11 Tour stages this year?

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): What stages will Peter Sagan win this Tour de France? Perhaps the better question is what stages won't he win? Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | www.brakethroughmedia.comThumb Overlay."If through some stroke of brilliant form or unwavering luck Peter Sagan rides to his utmost abilities in every stage of the Tour de France, he could walk away with no less than 11 wins in 21 stages.

Incredible, right? And unlikely, of course."
(velonews.com)

June 27, 2017





Coquard 'angry' at Bernaudeau, who defends Tour de France snub as 'sporting decision'.

Thumbnail Credit (Photo: Tim De Waele): Bryan Coquard wins stage 1 at the Belgium Tour (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Bryan Coquard will be spending July eating Merguez, after all. At the Criterium du Dauphine, the French sprinter joked about how he hoped he wouldn’t be spending July barbequeing sausages.

But while he might not have fully believed Direct Energie team manager Jean-René Bernaudeau’s threats to leave him out of the Tour de France, the reality came crashing home on Monday when the final line-up was announced."
(Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 27, 2017





Tour de France: Alberto Contador's last roll of the dice.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo) (Tim de Waele)Thumb Overlay."There was a point in time when Alberto Contador was almost unbeatable.

He would toy with the opposition without a hint of mercy before unleashing attacks so devastating that even the race vehicles would struggle to keep pace.

Whether it was at Verbier in 2009, on the Angliru a year earlier, or on the upper slopes of Etna in 2011, Contador was an unstoppable force."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 27, 2017





A cycling homecoming: Tony Martin and the Tour de France start in Germany.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo): Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) (Bettini Photo)Thumb Overlay."It's fairly rare for Christian Prudhomme, the Tour de France director, to name one rider as a stand-out favorite for a stage.

But when even Prudhomme predicts on the Tour's website that in the opening time trial in Dusseldorf "a multiple world-champion boosted by the support of his fans could well be the fastest man," it's pretty clear whom he's talking about."
(cyclingnews.com) (Bettini Photo)

June 27, 2017





Silca T-Ratchet Kit + Ti-Torque - Review.

Thumbnail Credit (aerogeeks.com): The Silca T-Ratchet Kit + Ti-TorqueThumb Overlay."When you are the Sherpa, there is but one simple rule - don’t do anything to mess up your athlete’s race. Yet there we were, sitting in a hotel room in Texas after building up the bike. The bike had survived 1,000 miles of air travel and a sketchy Uber ride, only to have us build it, and realize that, to save space and weight, we had left our torque wrench at home.

And then came the decision - do we tell her that there is a slight chance her seat post may slip during the race … or do we just hope we torqued it enough without over torquing it."
(aerogeeks.com)

June 27, 2017






Tour de France route 2017: Stages and key climbs.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): Stage five: Vittel – La Planche des Belles Filles, 160.5km (Summit finish)"The 2017 Tour de France will visit the Alps twice, with the Pyrénées sandwiched in between and a time trial on stage 20 to decide the overall winner.

Riders on the Tour de France start list will face another tough road as they arrive in Dusseldorf, Germany, which will host the Grand Départ on July 1."
(cyclingweekly.com)

June 27, 2017














Aru and Fuglsang share Astana team leadership at the Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Jakob Fuglsang takes the eighth and final stage of the Critérium du Dauphiné, and with it, the overall title. (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."Astana has named their Tour de France line-up, with new Italian national champion Fabio Aru and Critérium du Dauphiné winner Jakob Fuglsang sharing team leadership with backing from a solid squad that includes Dario Cataldo, Alexey Lutsenko, Dmitriy Gruzdev, Michael Valgren, Bakhtiyar Kozhatayev, Andriy Grivko and Andrey Zeits." (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 26, 2017






Movistar coach: Quintana at his best yet.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Nairo Quintana returns to racing at the Tour de France this weekend after almost winning the Giro in May. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Colombian Nairo Quintana, twice second and once third behind Chris Froome at the Tour de France, is recording his best training data yet ahead of the race start this weekend, says Movistar’s team coach.

Quintana has been previewing Tour stages and training around his Monaco base over the last month since placing second in the Giro d’Italia behind Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb)."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 26, 2017





The rise of Germany’s sprinter generation.

Thumb Overlay."When Tour organizer ASO announced that the Tour would be heading to Düsseldorf, Marcel Kittel immediately spoke up.

He was proud to see the work of this new generation had been rewarded."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 26, 2017








ASO demands apology from Bakelants after sexist remarks.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Jan Bakelants (AG2R La Mondiale) (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."The Tour de France organizers are demanding an apology from 2013 maillot jaune holder Jan Bakelants (AG2R La Mondiale) after the Belgian made damaging comments about the reputation of the podium hostesses in an interview with Het Laatste Nieuws on Wednesday.

When asked what items he would take along to use in his free time he stated, "definitely a packet of condoms. You never know where those podium hostesses are hanging out."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 28, 2017





Giro Rosa preview: Can anyone beat Boels Dolmans?

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Anna van der Breggen is the favorite to ride into the pink jersey in Italy. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."The pinnacle of Women’s WorldTour stage racing kicks off Friday with the Giro Rosa.

It’s the most important multi-day race of the year and the only remaining women’s grand tour on the calendar.

The 10-day race offers a taste of everything, from flat sprint stages, an individual and team time trial, and of course some big mountain stages."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 28, 2017





Lance Armstrong unhappy at Tour de France’s Jan Ullrich ‘snub’ for Grand Départ.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): 1997 Tour de France winner Jan Ullrich will not be among the former pro riders and dignitaries present in his home nation of Germany for this year's race startThumb Overlay."Lance Armstrong has publicly aired his grievance at Tour de France organizer ASO, after it reportedly did not invite former German pro and 1997 Tour winner Jan Ullrich to this year’s Grand Départ in Düsseldorf.

“Rolling out the red carpet for the likes of [Laurent] Jalabert, [Richard] Virenque, [Bernard] Hinault (and many others) yet not inviting Jan? Pfft. F*** ASO!"
(cyclingweekly.com)

June 28, 2017





Sinkeldam's Dutch champion's jersey attracts controversy.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com): Dutch national champion Ramon Sinkeldam shows of his new jersey (Twitter)Thumb Overlay."Team Sunweb has unveiled the special jersey to be worn by the new Dutch national road race champion Ramon Sinkeldam at the Tour de France, but are already facing a barrage of criticism over the design.

The Dutch-registered team have opted to position the Dutch flag on the front of an otherwise unchanged standard team-issue black and white Sunweb jersey, rather than a traditional full jersey made up of the red, white and blue."
(cyclingnews.com)

June 28, 2017





‘We have to find other ways to win’ on unconventional Tour de France route, says Sky’s Nicolas Portal.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): Chris Froome and Peter Sagan in the lead group on stage 11 of the 2016 Tour de France Thumb Overlay."Team Sky directeur sportif Nicolas Portal says that general classification riders will have to create their own opportunities to gain time at the year’s Tour de France, rather than wait for traditional mountain stages or time trials to decide the race.

The two crucial high mountain top finishes will come on Peyragudes in the Pyrenees on stage 12..."
(cyclingweekly.com)

June 28, 2017





Dowsett reflects on his future after Movistar Tour de France snub.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Swpix): Alex Dowsett gives it his all (Swpix)Thumb Overlay."Alex Dowsett's run without a Grand Tour start continues after he missed out on selection for the Tour de France.

Dowsett was part of Movistar's long list but he was not on the final nine-rider roster announced by Movistar on Monday.

It is now two years since the British rider rider has lined up at a Grand Tour. "I'm 28 now, and I've done just two Grand Tours. It's not enough,” said Dowsett bluntly."
(cyclingnews.com) (Swpix)

June 28, 2017





Merida launches new Reacto.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com)y (Robin Wilmott/Immediate Media): Merida's new Reacto III in Team-E spec and Bahrain-Merida pro team livery (Robin Wilmott/Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."Three years on from the Reacto II, Merida has launched the Reacto III.

The 2018 model is said to have improved upon the previous model's comfort, weight and aerodynamics.

We'd expect no less.

The claimed aerodynamic improvement is five percent, or 8 watts, at 45km/h."
(cyclingnews.com)y (Robin Wilmott/Immediate Media)

June 28, 2017





Organization: Several Grand Tour winners to start at next Vuelta a España.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingpub.com): Guillen confirmed that he will be travelling to France on the next days to try to convince riders and teams to start in the Spanish Grand Tour.Thumb Overlay."Organizers of La Vuelta have big expectations for its upcoming edition.

They expect to have more than two Grand Tour winners for the next edition of the race."
(cyclingpub.com)

June 28, 2017






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Seven things to look out for at the 2017 Tour de France.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Graham Watson): Chris Froome at the 2016 Tour de France. Photo: Graham WatsonThumb Overlay."For once, Chris Froome (Team Sky) goes into a Tour de France (July 1-23) looking vulnerable.

We’re used to seeing him dominate pre-Tour stage races, but this season he is without a win altogether and could only manage fourth at the Critérium du Dauphiné."
(cyclingweekly.com) (Photo: Graham Watson)

June 27, 2017





Peter Sagan joins Eurosport for Tour de France fan Q&As.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc) (Bora Hansgrohe - Veloimages): Peter Sagan - picture credit Bora-Hansgrohe - Veloimages.jpgThumb Overlay."World champion Peter Sagan has signed up to Eurosport for the Tour de France, which starts in Düsseldorf on Saturday and will be answering fans’ questions throughout the race during the TV channel’s coverage." (road.cc) (Bora Hansgrohe - Veloimages)

June 27, 2017





The 2017 Giro Rosa in numbers, names & colors; This is your guide to women’s biggest cycling tour.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos): by Jeanine Laudy June 27, 2017 Photography by Cor VosThumb Overlay."After a very exciting showdown in the toughest edition of the Women’s Tour yet, the Women’s WorldTour continues in Italy for women’s cycling only remaining “Grand Tour”, the Giro Rosa.

With less emphasis on climber’s stages, only second and third category climbs to be found in this year’s edition, racing in the Giro Rosa will be different and dynamic."
(cyclingtips.com) (Photo: Cor Vos)

June 27, 2017





‘There was nowhere to go’: Wiggle High5 pro opens up on terrifying truck crash.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): The Olympic Games medallist and Commonwealth Champion opens up about her recent near miss Thumb Overlay."Wiggle High5 rider Annette Edmondson has spoken out about road safety issues after she became the latest pro cyclist to collide with a vehicle on the roads last week.

Her Colnago C60 road bike was completely destroyed – but she escaped without any serious injuries following the incident that took place just outside Girona, where she’s based."
(cyclingweekly.com)

June 27, 2017





Nine Tour de France riders that you should follow on Strava.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): Get ready to be inspired by the pro cyclists recording their rides on StravaThumb Overlay."Strava has given us all the opportunity to gain an extra insight into the effort that the professional riders put into racing.

With statistics for speed, distance, power and more, it’s easier than ever to follow every pedal stroke that riders make in the biggest races."
(cyclingweekly.com)

June 27, 2017





Sidi Shot shoes.

Thumbnail Credit (road.cc): Sidi Shot.jpgThumb Overlay."The Sidi Shot shoes are the newest premium offering from the Italian shoemaker and feature a new closure system that brings a small improvement in comfort over the Wire Air models I reviewed two years ago.

The Shots also have a super-stiff vented carbon sole that is ideal for racing, and a reassuringly hefty price tag that ensures Sidi shoes are highly covetable."
(road.cc)

June 27, 2017





Chris Froome: Winning this Tour de France is my biggest challenge yet.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Immediate Media): Chris Froome: Five days to go (Immediate Media)Thumb Overlay."A winless campaign, question marks over his form, and a team boss facing a seemingly endless interrogation over his credibility - winning this year’s Tour de France is without doubt Chris Froome’s and Team Sky’s toughest challenge yet.

But as the three time winner packs his bags for Dusseldorf he tells Cyclingnews that he is up for the fight and on track."
(cyclingnews.com) (Immediate Media)

June 26, 2017





Notes from the Dusseldorf Desk.

Thumbnail Credit (podiumcafe.com): Viewers' Guide to the 2017 Tour de France...Boardroom Edition!Thumb Overlay."We’re entering the final countdown for the Tour now, with the warm-up races (Dauphine, Swiss, Slovenian and, um, Sud) and the National championships in the books.

Cyclists who have scattered to their homelands are gathering together again. Soigneurs are desperately printing the new national champ jerseys, on top of all their other tasks.

The caravans are being built and the mountains of freebies piled up. So, in the calm before the storm, what does the cycling fan need to think about?"
(podiumcafe.com)

June 26, 2017





Big names left out of Tour: Coquard, Gerrans, Poels.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Bryan Coquard went up against the world's best sprinters in the 2016 Tour de France, but he won't start this year's Grande Boucle. Photo: TDWsport.com (File).Thumb Overlay."It’s inevitable this time of year. As teams finalize their nine-rider squads for cycling’s biggest race, a few top names will miss the Tour de France.

Sometimes it’s for health reasons. Others get caught up in inside-the-bus politics."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 26, 2017





Daily Distractions.

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June 28, 2017






Phil Gaimon critical of Cardoso's EPO positive defense.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Sam Wiebe): Phil Gaimon (Optum Pro Cycling p/b Kelly Benefits) (Sam Wiebe)Thumb Overlay."Andre Cardoso’s former teammate Phil Gaimon has criticized the Portuguese rider’s defense after he tested positive for EPO ahead of the Tour de France, suggesting that he’s ‘getting lots of advice from an idiot’.

Gaimon added that, "it just comes off like he doesn’t give a shit, which is frustrating."
(cyclingnews.com) (Sam Wiebe)

June 28, 2017





Italian cyclist aged 14 reportedly fails anti-doping control after regional race.

"A 14-year-old cyclist in Italy is believed to be the youngest rider ever to have failed an anti-doping control, according to a report by the news agency, ANSA published by the Corriere dello Sport.

The teenager is said to have tested positive for the powerful anabolic agent Mesterolone following a regional race."
(road.cc)

June 28, 2017





GFNY Rider Tests Positive for EPO.

Thumbnail Credit (bicycling.com):     Subscribe It's a Gran Fondo, but the Campagnolo GFNY World Championship in NYCThumb Overlay."Manuel Serrano Plowells (Mexico) tested positive for EPO use in an out-of-competition control test conducted in concurrence with the GFNY World Championship.

Plowells admitted to having used EPO.

But organizers - while saddened - remain optimistic about the field of riders being clean."
(bicycling.com)

June 28, 2017







Chris Froome: ‘My Tour de France rivals probably think I’m weaker than before, but I feel like I’m fresher’.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): Froome says that the numbers and feeling say he's in good form, even if results have been hard to come byThumb Overlay."Chris Froome (Team Sky) walks through the Tour de France headquarters in Düsseldorf, Germany, ready to start a fourth title bid Saturday even if his rivals “potentially” see him a bit weaker than in the previous years.

Froome, for the first time since becoming a Grand Tour challenger, comes into the Tour de France winless so far in the calendar year."
(cyclingweekly.com)

June 28, 2017





Michael Rogers' guide to Tour de France altitude camp preparation.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Michael Rogers celebrated his first Grand Tour stage win in the 2014 Giro d'Italia in Savona (Tim de Waele/TDWSport.com)Thumb Overlay."As anticipation builds towards the start of the 2017 Tour de France, there will be much speculation on the preparation of race favorites.

Who is showing the form of previous years and which is the strongest team are common themes throughout the month of June.


Going hand-in-hand with these broad-based observations is the topic of Altitude."
(cyclingnews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 28, 2017





New Wilier Cento10 NDR comes with seat stay suspension.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): NDR stands for Endurance and the new Cento10 NDR comes with a host of features for comfortable long distance ridingThumb Overlay."This year, Wilier has been building on its Cento10 platform.

Launched last year, the Cento10 Air features NACA aero profiles and a high level of integration, with its gear cables hidden in its Alabarda integrated bar.

It’s designed for racing and was the bike used by the Wilier Triestina Selle Italia team in last month’s Giro d’Italia.

The chief comfort feature in the new model is its Actiflex suspension built into the top of the seat stays."
(cyclingweekly.com)

June 28, 2017





Look launches new superlight 785 Huez RS.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingweekly.com): Look 785 Huez RS – The Fortuneo – Vital Concept team modelThumb Overlay."Look has launched an all-new climbing bike that will be ridden in mountain stages in the upcoming Tour de France by the Fortuneo Vital Concept team.

In its pro team build with SRAM Red eTap and Corima 32 MCC S+ wheels, that will be priced at €9,999, the Look 785 Huez RS weighs 5.9kg in a size medium (it will be ballasted up to the UCI’s 6.8kg minimum for the Tour)."
(cyclingweekly.com)

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June 27, 2017








Andre Cardoso suspended after testing positive for EPO.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingpub.com): Photo of Andre Cardoso by Trek-SegafredoThumb Overlay."Portuguese rider Andre Cardoso of Trek Segafredo has been notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding of Erythropoietin (EPO), the UCI announced in a press statement on Tuesday.

The sport's global governing body wrote that the substance was found in a "sample collected in the scope of an out-of-competition control on 18 June 2017".

Cardoso, who formed part of Trek Segafredo's selection for the upcoming Tour de France, has been provisionally suspended by both the UCI and his team."
(cyclingpub.com)

June 27, 2017





Kristen Johnson Disqualified from Ironman 70.3 Syracuse for Bike Tampering.

Thumbnail Credit (bicycling.com) Photo: Christain Mongrain/Getty Images: Photograph courtesy of Christain Mongrain/Getty ImagesThumb Overlay."Canadian 40-to-44 age grouper Kristen Johnson was disqualified at Ironman 70.3 Syracuse last weekend for tampering with the bike of competitor Sharon Schmidt-Mongrain when the bikes were in transition on race morning." (bicycling.com) Photo: Christain Mongrain/Getty Images

June 27, 2017







Report: Sponsors back Quick Step for 4 more years.

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele): Quick-Step Floors riders on the front during the recent Belgian championships. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.comThumb Overlay."Media reports in Belgium suggest that the long-running Quick Step Floors franchise is poised to announce contract deals to assure the team’s future for four more years.

Team boss Patrick Lefevere had put a June 30 deadline on his quest to assure the team’s future in the post-Tom Boonen era.

Citing sources, Het Laatste Nieuws reported that Lefevere has penned four-year deals with several key sponsors to assure the team’s future."
(velonews.com) (Photo: Tim De Waele)

June 27, 2017





How the Tour’s leader gets a yellow bike (or not).

Thumbnail Credit (velonews.com): In other words, it may just be a yellow bike, but it’s also a testament to loyalty and commitment, and all the things money can’t buy.Thumb Overlay."Mario Cipollini rode a pink bike at the 1997 Giro d’Italia and a yellow bike later that same year at the Tour de France - not a shocking turn of events given the Italian’s flair.

Lance Armstrong regularly rode a custom-painted Trek on the Champs-Élysées.

Matt Shriver, technical director for the Trek Segafredo pro team, says Trek has adopted multiple strategies for color-coordinated bikes over the years."
(velonews.com)

June 27, 2017






Bike computer mount review: Bar Fly 4 Prime vs. K-Edge Combo.

Thumbnail Credit (cyclingtips.com) Photography by James Huang: by James Huang June 28, 2017 Photography by James HuangThumb Overlay."On paper, both mounts are very similar, using CNC machined aluminum (American sourcing for the K-Edge, Asian manufacturing for the Bar Fly), anodized and laser-etched finishes, and interchangeable molded plastic inserts for use with different computer brands and models.

Both also offer accessory mounts underneath the computer head for things like cameras and lights, plus compatibility with 31.8mm and 35mm-diameter handlebars via handy hinged, single-bolt clamps."
(cyclingtips.com) Photography by James Huang

June 27, 2017





A beginner's guide to Zwift.

Thumb Overlay."Zwift has been around for two and half years now. However, for many the Zwift experience has been limited to witnessing the increasing number of Zwift titled rides on their Strava activity feed; or at least that was my experience of the platform." (cyclingtips.com)


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