Cycling on SBS TV and Online
Cycling on SBS rolls on in 2019 with a number of events and programs covering the latest from around the cycling world.
Chemical giant INEOS take control of Team Sky
Britain's richest man Jim Ratcliffe rode to the rescue of Team Sky when his chemicals multinational INEOS was confirmed as the new owner of the powerhouse cycle team on Tuesday.
Why everyone should be sprinting like Caleb Ewan
It was a sight to behold. Caleb Ewan, his body perched precariously over the front of his bike, his head somehow below the line of his handlebars as he barrelled towards the finish line at more than 60kph. The Aussie speedster’s new sprint position looked as dangerous as it did unusual — one bump from … The post Why everyone should be sprinting like Caleb Ewan appeared first on CyclingTips .
Women’s Team of the Week: Windswept Edition
Yes, it’s back, by semi-popular demand and with its customary cavalier attitude to lengths of time. Races Sweeping up the entire first three weeks of the [VDS] season in one tremendous gust, this edition buffets Strade Bianche and a muddy Ronde van Drenthe (UCI Women’s World Tour rounds 1 and 2), breezes past SSRs at Le Samyn and Drentse 8, and lightly ruffles VDS opening weekend. Coverage Reasonable. Images of a muddy peloton riding up the VAMberg and across tree-lined stretches of cobbles at Drenthe were particularly memorable . Riders Marta Bastianelli : Yes, yes, at Drenthe you can say she got lucky. Chantal Blaak practically ferried her across to form a three rider group with solo leader Ellen van Dijk from which she was always likely to win, especially when Blaak ended up doing much of the work. (Bastianelli summed it up in a classic sorry-not-sorry post-race interview ). ...
Video: Five tips for the Land Run 100 gravel race
We just got back from the Land Run 100 gravel race in Oklahoma. Here are our five tips to help you survive and have a good time along the way. Read the full article at Video: Five tips for the Land Run 100 gravel race on VeloNews.com .
Crankworx Rotorua: a how-to guide for visitors
Crankworx Rotorua has quickly grown into a global marquee mountain bike event. You'll want to go and BikeRoar gives you some tips on how to make the most of your trip.
New backer should mean same Sky dominance
With a virtually bottomless pocket, Team Sky's new sponsor Jim Ratcliffe and his company Ineos should allow the team to continue its dominance. Read the full article at New backer should mean same Sky dominance on VeloNews.com .
We will stick with skinny tyres, honest: The Bunch Ep.7
Supported by Hello people. We have a quick one for you this week — we here at CT have been a little busy. I happen to find myself in Girona, Spain, yet again. Two weeks ago it was for the Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed launch, this time it’s for a multi-brand event, all of which … The post We will stick with skinny tyres, honest: The Bunch Ep.7 appeared first on CyclingTips .
Winners and Losers From the Week in Stage Racing
Alright, the first week of (real) World Tour stage racing is in the can. Some riders saw their stock go up, while others were left searching for answers. Let’s have a look at who came out on top, who didn’t and what that means moving forward. Winner: Sam Bennett The Irish Fastman had a pretty good 2018 with 3 stage wins in the Giro and a smattering of other better than expected results. For his sins, he lost his spot on the Giro roster to Pascal Ackermann. And now he is pissed. While handling his displeasure through the media swimmingly, his 2019 is so far going even better, with a win at UAE and now two stage wins at Paris-Nice, including an extremely impressive navigation through traffic to take stage 6, that really showed his chutzpah. Maybe the better competition went to Italy, but it’s not exactly nobodies that he’s ...
Tirreno stage 7: Roglic wins GC by a whisker in final TT
The final time trial proves decisive as Primoz Roglic pulls back a 25-second deficit on Adam Yates to win the overall. Read the full article at Tirreno stage 7: Roglic wins GC by a whisker in final TT on VeloNews.com .
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Team Sky to become Team Ineos from 1 May
Sky and 21st Century Fox confirm sale agreed to petrochemicals giant; first race will be Tour de Yorkshire
What is FTP and why it matters for cyclists
FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power, which is commonly defined as the highest average power you can sustain for an hour, measured in watts. FTP is often used to determine training zones when using a power meter and to measure improvement. BikeRadar 's winter training tips and gear reviews Best smart trainers How to determine your FTP Training programs such as TrainerRoad , The Sufferfest and Zwift (with the Workout option) use FTP to calibrate workout intensities. For example, the programs may call for three-minute intervals at 120 percent of your FTP, with two-minute recoveries in between. Coaches use FTP in the same way — to measure progress and to personalize specific training intensities. This is the same process whether working with Team Sky riders or age-group amateurs. Dr. Andrew Coggan, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter , created the FTP standard as a more practical approach ...
Bontrager claims WaveCel helmets set new standards in safety
Four model range features "groundbreaking tech" designed to deal with angled impacts
Ineos steps in to save Team Sky
British chemical company Ineos confirms it will sponsor Team Sky, effective May 1, 2019, ending uncertainty and speculation. Read the full article at Ineos steps in to save Team Sky on VeloNews.com .
Confirmed: Ineos completes purchase of Team Sky
Joe Robinson 19 Mar 2019 Team will change name before Tour de Yorkshire in May Team Sky have confirmed their sale to major British chemical company Ineos with the team set to become known as Team Ineos as of 1st May. It was no secret that Britain's richest man Sir Jim Ratcliffe was in advanced talks over the purchase of the WorldTour team, although it comes as some surprise that Sky will leave its post as main sponsor before the end of the season. In a statement released by the team today, it said 'Sky and 21st Century Fox have agreed the sale of Team Sky to Ineos. Ineos will become the sole owners of Tour Racing Limited (the team’s holding company) from 1 May this year and will continue to fund the current team in full, honouring all existing commitments to riders, staff and partners,' 'The launch of Team ...
Bontrager claims WaveCel technology is biggest change to helmet safety in 30 years
Bontrager’s new WaveCel helmet technology claims to massively reduce the risk of concussion in cycling crashes. The brand says its collapsible layer makes a helmet as much as 48 times more effective in preventing concussion than the same helmet without it. Best road bike helmets of 2019 Best road bikes 2019: how to choose the right one for you "Nearly 99 times out of 100, WaveCel prevents concussions" WaveCel was developed by two head injury experts, then integrated into Bontrager helmets during a four-year partnership with the brand and Trek’s product development teams. The result is a honeycomb layer within WaveCel-equipped helmets that sits inside a more classic outer shell. The WaveCel layer is designed to “flex, crumple and glide” in the event of an angled impact, dissipating the force of a crash in three stages as the cellular structure of the liner collapses, working “like a crumple zone that ...
Team Sky to become Team Ineos from May 1
Team Sky will become Team Ineos from May 1 after Sky and 21st Century Fox confirmed the sale of the team to the British-owned petrochemical company on Tuesday. Dave Brailsford’s team had been searching for a new backer since December , when it was announced that Sky would cease its ownership of the team at the end of the 2019 season. The decision followed Comcast’s takeover of the company last year. In recent weeks, it was reported that Ineos, which is owned by Britain’s richest person, Jim Ratcliffe, was in advanced negotiations to take over the team. “Sky and 21st Century Fox have agreed the sale of Team Sky to INEOS. INEOS will become the sole owners of Tour Racing Limited (the team’s holding company) from 1 May this year and will continue to fund the current team in full, honouring all existing commitments to riders, staff and partners,” read ...
Bontrager launches new safety technology WaveCel into helmet range
Sam Challis 19 Mar 2019 The unique structure replaces part of the EPS shell and claims to protect against rotational impact forces better than MIPS Today Bontrager, the apparel and components arm of bike manufacturer Trek, has announced an exclusive partnership with WaveCel, the makers of a unique polymer structure the claims to protect against the forces experienced in a crash better than any other safety technology currently on the cycling market. Bontrager claims the new technology is 48-times more effective at preventing concussion in common cycling accidents than standard EPS foam, and even outperforms the well-regarded MIPS slip-plane technology in direct comparative testing. The material was developed by Dr Steve Madey and Dr Michael Bottlang, who have collaborated for the past 25 years and pioneered advances in fracture care, thoracic and pelvic trauma, and head injury prevention. Image 4 of 8 Image 4 of 8 The creation of Bontrager ...
Ewan confident he can match Viviani, Gaviria at Milano-Sanremo
Sprinter Caleb Ewan's sole focus is Milano-Sanremo, and his new team Lotto-Soudal is dedicated to backing him in "La Primavera." Read the full article at Ewan confident he can match Viviani, Gaviria at Milano-Sanremo on VeloNews.com .