Froome to miss Vuelta for OVO Tour of Britain

Froome to miss Vuelta for OVO Tour of Britain

Chris Froome will abandon a Vuelta a España title defence to compete at the OVO Tour of Britain alongside newly crowned Tour de France champion and teammate Geraint Thomas.

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Bennett looks ahead to Vuelta, wants Movistar-style trident at next year's Tour

Bennett looks ahead to Vuelta, wants Movistar-style trident at next year's Tour

As George Bennett readies for next week's Vuelta a España, he isn't hiding his desire to race the Tour de France again for LottoNL-Jumbo, but with so much GC talent now at the team, the Kiwi says he's open to a Movistar-style triumvirate.

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Mongolia Bike Challenge Stages 3 and 4

Mongolia Bike Challenge Stages 3 and 4

More magic scenery - and some exciting racing - was on the menu for stages 3 and 4 of the Mongolia Bike Challenge.

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New 2019 Giant Revolt Advanced gets gravel specific geometry

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Plus improved frame compliance and it can take 650B wheels too

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13 of the best performance road cycling shoes — stiff shoes for fast feet from £50 to £900

Giro Empire SLX road shoes

How to choose the right clipless performance cycling shoes

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Lazer Blade helmet review

Lazer Blade helmet review

It’s hard not to notice that the Blade takes its styling and many design features from Lazer’s range-topping Z1. It uses the same ARS (Advanced Rollsys System) with an adjuster barrel on the top of the helmet. It feels odd at first but is easy to use on the fly, as well as one-handed, and it soon becomes second nature. Height is adjustable, but this can only be done off the head. The side straps are also adjustable and don’t have locking cams, but we never had any issues here as they remained in place during testing. The shell features 22 large vents, so there is never an issue with overheating The Blade’s Z1-style shell features 22 large vents with good internal channelling, so there is never an issue with overheating, either. An optional shell cover is available to increase aerodynamics or for wet days, but this does add weight. ...

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Richie Porte’s ride for redemption: La Vuelta, Worlds and the road ahead

On Sunday September 30, in the Austrian town of Kufstein, Richie Porte (BMC) will roll up to the startline of the World Championship road race. Decked out in green and gold, he’ll be leading a strong squad of Australian climbers; a squad assembled to give the Tasmanian his best possible chance of becoming world champion. … The post Richie Porte’s ride for redemption: La Vuelta, Worlds and the road ahead appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Garneau Course Air Lite II shoe review: One shoe, multiple widths

Garneau Course Air Lite II shoe review

French-Canadian brand Louis Garneau might not immediately spring to mind when you think about top-tier road shoes. However, they’re no newcomer to the space, having catered to the market since the late ’80s. The Course Air Lite II is Garneau’s newest top-tier road offering, and with a long list of innovative features, it won a … The post Garneau Course Air Lite II shoe review: One shoe, multiple widths appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The Outer Line: Tour de Trump with a Russian accent

The Outer Line: Tour de Trump with a Russian accent

Erik Raschke examines the connection between Russia and the Tour de Trump. Read the full article at The Outer Line: Tour de Trump with a Russian accent on VeloNews.com .

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Phinney and Martinez lead EF Education First-Drapac at Colorado Classic

Taylor Phinney at the Tour of California pre-race press conference.

Taylor Phinney and Daniel Martinez will lead the EF Education First-Drapac squad at the second edition of the Colorado Classic . Stagiaire Jose Neves will make his debut in team colours with Nate Brown, Hugh Carthy and Joe Dombrowski completing the line-up. Based in Boulder, the four-day event is the team's home race. It begins on August 16 and is centred around Vail and Denver, with the high-altitude time trial in Vail one of the key stages. Both Phinney and Martinez have enjoyed a short break from racing following the Tour de France in July. It was a turbulent Tour that saw the team lose their general classification contender, Rigoberto Uran, in the second week. Martinez contested the Clasica San Sebastian before heading home to Colombia for some rest and recuperation. "I'm anticipating a competitive race," Martinez in a team press release. "The legs are feeling good, and I think ...

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13 of the best aluminium road bikes

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A baker's dozen bikes that show carbon doesn't yet reign supreme

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Preview: Can a climber win Colorado Classic?

Katie Hall

If you hold a race in one of America's most mountainous states, will a climber win it? Not necessarily. Read the full article at Preview: Can a climber win Colorado Classic? on VeloNews.com .

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Mohoric: I respect the cobbles, but I don't fear them

Matej Mohoric (Bahrain-Merida) leads the overall classification at the BinckBank Tour after stage 3

After doing so much of the heavy lifting to ensure the surprise success of the break on stage 3 of the BinckBank Tour , fourth place initially felt like a scant reward for Matej Mohoric . As the Bahrain-Merida rider wheeled to a halt in Antwerp, however, it gradually became apparent that he would receive the considerable consolation of moving into the green jersey of race leader. "I always had the general classification in the back of my mind beside the stage victory. I still focused on the stage win, but I knew it was going to be quite hard as the other guys knew I was the strongest because I pulled the most to arrive to the finish with the biggest gap possible," Mohoric said just past the finish line on Desguinlei. Mohoric was the driving force behind the five-man break that upset the sprinters by coming in 1:11 ...

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Cycling best way of travel in cities for physical and mental health… but you knew that

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Yet further evidence that cycling makes you feel good in both body and mind

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Ellen Noble inks Red Bull deal

One of the most outspoken athletes in cycling, Noble becomes the most recent cyclist to partner with the energy drink company. Read the full article at Ellen Noble inks Red Bull deal on VeloNews.com .

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Bronzini to retire, join Teutenberg as directeur sportif with Trek

Giorgia Bronzini (Italy)

Italian Giorgia Bronzini has decided to call an end to her storied 16-year-long cycling career and will take up a position as directeur sportif with the new Trek women's team in 2019 . She will work side by side with former German rival Ina Teutenberg in the team. Bronzini has amassed over 80 victories on the road and the track, including two UCI Road World Championship titles (2010 and 2011) and the Points Race World Championship in 2009. She has won stages of the Giro Rosa, Route de France, Tour of Qatar, the Amgen Women's Race and most recently the Tour of Chongming Island. The 35-year-old had contemplated retiring after the 2016 UCI Road World Championships, but renewed with Wiggle-High5 for 2017. But Bronzini said in the Trek press release that the time was right. "I am retiring from the races because I feel now is the time," Bronzini said. ...

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Shiny new products from Praxis, Shimano and Specialized - Video

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Shimano's new Ultegra RX rear derailleur plus a carbon bling from Specialized and Praxis

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Spratt and Porte headline Australia team for road worlds

Spratt and Porte headline Australia team for road worlds

Cycling Australia has named a strong elite and men's under-23 team for the worlds, to be held at the end of next month in Innsbruck, Austria.

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5 arch supports and why your cycling feet need them

5 arch supports and why your cycling feet need them

There’s a reason why you should consider replacing the paper-thin factory insoles from your favourite cycling shoes. From your ankle to mid-back, proper support for your feet can prevent injury, provide more powerful pedalling and create more comfort for you overall. Wide shoes: why you need them and which brand makes the best How to install and adjust cycling cleats Gallery: The shiniest cycling shoes for next season From an evolutionary standpoint (no pun intended…) humans don’t really need arch support, all things being equal. But we no longer engage in as much hunter-gatherer living, farming or even a decent amount of walking anymore. Most of us spend our days behind the cold glow of a computer, sitting in a chair that slowly creates a dependence on various external supports. So how does this affect our feet? Technically speaking, we have three distinct arches in the foot — medial, transverse ...

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Roux claims Tour du Limousin opener

Anthony Roux (Groupama-FDJ) won the French championship

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