Disc brakes and impact drivers: Dissecting a modern Tour de France wheel change

Deconstruct a world-class wheel change in the age of discs, thru-axles, and battery-powered impact drivers, second-by-second. The post Disc brakes and impact drivers: Dissecting a modern Tour de France wheel change appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Van Garderen out of Tour with fractured hand

Supported by Tejay van Garderen is out of the 2019 Tour de France after fracturing his hand in a crash. The 30-year-old American hit the deck in the early goings of Friday’s stage. Seven kilometers into the day, van Garderen hit a traffic island and went down along with Jumbo-Visma’s Mike Teunissen. ???? Crash for @TejayVan and … The post Van Garderen out of Tour with fractured hand appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Manitou’s new Mezzer enduro fork and a butt-hugging seat by BiSaddle

It's First Look Friday time!

Plus kit from Hayes, Red Bull and Pro Bike Tool

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Today at the Tour: Dream scenario for a pair of Tour debutants

Success at the Tour de France can forge careers, and that’s just what happened for the two best men from the day’s 14-rider breakaway on Stage 6, finishing atop la Planche des Belles Filles. On a day that was slotted as the Tour’s first true GC battle, it was a pair of Tour debutants riding … The post Today at the Tour: Dream scenario for a pair of Tour debutants appeared first on CyclingTips .

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BMC’s slick, new, integrated URS gravel bike

Grey and blue gravel road bike

All-new UNRESTRICTED brings BMC off-road performance and innovation to gravel

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BMC Unrestricted URS 2020 first-ride review: Gravel bike or MTB?

BMC URS TWO Unrestricted 2020 gravel bike

It wasn’t long ago that we thought of gravel as a fringe discipline of road cycling, a discipline where niche brands like Salsa Cycles had a near monopoly. Now you’ll be hard pressed to find a single global bike brand that doesn’t have a bike dedicated to gravel. BMC only recently dipped its toes into … The post BMC Unrestricted URS 2020 first-ride review: Gravel bike or MTB? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Porte playing catch-up early after disappointing Tour TTT

Supported by Two days into the 2019 Tour de France, and Richie Porte already has ground to make up. The 34-year-old Australian and his Trek-Segafredo squad finished a disappointing 18th – 1:18 behind winners Jumbo-Visma – in the stage 2 team time trial. More pressingly, they ceded just under a minute to Ineos and the dual threat … The post Porte playing catch-up early after disappointing Tour TTT appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Photo gallery: The fastest (and slowest) 2019 Tour de France time trial tech

Sunday’s team trial wasn’t very technical, and mostly flat, which meant that everything was geared toward all-out speed — quite literally, in fact. The average speed of the winning team was a whopping 57.2 kilometers per hour. Whereas 56T and 58T outer chainrings are often the norm, 60T ones weren’t entirely uncommon today, plus heaps … The post Photo gallery: The fastest (and slowest) 2019 Tour de France time trial tech appeared first on CyclingTips .

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A ride down memory lane with Allan Peiper

Supported by Allan Peiper is a living link between Australian and Belgian cycling. Having resided in Belgium for the best part of 40 years, his is a link that was first forged when he arrived as a junior cyclist in 1977. Illness forced his return to Australia after three years, but after Peiper returned to Europe in … The post A ride down memory lane with Allan Peiper appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour de France bikes 2019: who’s riding what?

Katusha Alpecin Canyon Aeroad

Frames, groupsets, wheels and finishing kit

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Photo gallery: Adam Yates’ Mitchelton-Scott Scott Addict RC

The Tour de France isn’t only a race fought between riders; on the equipment side, every bike supplier also uses the event as a showcase for its flagship machines, and they’re often resplendent in eye-catching custom paint that’s specifically designed to attract attention. Scott provided the Mitchelton-Scott team with gorgeous new Addict RC framesets just … The post Photo gallery: Adam Yates’ Mitchelton-Scott Scott Addict RC appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour de France: Van Avermaet aiming for yellow jersey in first week

Greg Van Avermaet ahead of the 2019 Tour de France in Brussels

In stark contrast to previous years, the team of Jim Ochowicz enters the Tour de France without the ambition to win the overall title. The former BMC Racing team, now CCC Team , arrived in the start town of Brussels without a GC rider. Instead, their biggest star is Belgian Greg Van Avermaet , who will lead the quest for stage wins and hopes for another spell in the yellow jersey. At the beginning of the team’s press conference in Brussels Expo on Friday morning, Ochowicz emphasised that simply being there wasn't a given, one year ago, when the hunt for a new sponsor was still not bearing fruit. "It’s been a great year, for all of us to be able to sit here and talk about the 2019 Tour de France. This is our 10th Tour de France as a team. It’s exciting. Our service course is in Belgium, ...

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Meet Mavic’s hottest gravel shoes and the bonkers 13-speed S-Works Diverge

First Look Friday collage

Plus Velocio's hot weather mountain bike kit

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Tour de France teams for 2019 — Complete startlist plus the favourites

Theuns and Dupont at Tour de France 2018

Who are the ones to watch?

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Lacking a Tour de France GC threat, CCC Team will hunt stage wins

Greg van Avermaet and the CCC Team recon paris-Roubaix

Without a proper GC rider like his team's previous iteration, BMC Racing, Jim Ochowicz will send his CCC Team into their inaugural Tour de France with a roster of opportunists hoping to land a stage win for the first Polish-registered team to participate in the French Grand Tour. Reigning Olympic champion Greg Van Avermaet will lead the eight-rider roster, which will also feature fellow Belgian Serge Pauwels, Kiwi Patrick Bevin, Italian Alessandro De Marchi, German Simon Geschke, American Joey Rosskopf, Swiss Michael Schär and Polish rider Lukasz Wisniowski. “We are lining up at the Tour de France with a fresh approach and new objectives," Ochowicz said in the team's roster announcement. "This may be the team’s 10th Tour de France, but it will be the first year in that time that we line up without a general classification contender, so this is new terrain for us." Ochowicz said the team ...

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BMC bike bargains at Evans Cycles — UK deals

Bargains BMC bikes to be found at Evans Cycles

Grab yourself a heavily discounted BMC

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2020 Cannondale SuperSix Evo first-ride review: Now with a dose of aero

Cannondale’s venerable SuperSix Evo has always been cherished for its low weight and high stiffness — the perfect combo for climbers and traditionalists that prize a snappy feel. The new third-generation model is still light, and still stiff, but Cannondale has now also infused it with a hearty dose of aerodynamic efficiency as well. Taken … The post 2020 Cannondale SuperSix Evo first-ride review: Now with a dose of aero appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Aero is (sort of) everything with Cannondale’s new SuperSix EVO

Cannondale SuperSix EVO road bike

A road racing legend reimagined for the modern era

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Tour de France 2019: route and stage analysis

Tour de France 2019 stages written in black and white text on a yellow background

A stage by stage breakdown of the official Tour de France route for 2019, including profiles, detailed descriptions and which riders to watch

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Scott Addict RC 2020 first-ride review: Now aero’ized

Dave Everett testing the Scott Addict RC 2020

It was 2007 when Scott first revealed its 790g ultra-light Addict platform. With it, Scott set a new benchmark for light and stiff racing frames, and a number of competitors spent years trying (with some success) to beat it. Since then, the Addict RC, Scott’s answer to a lightweight all-around race machine, has been ridden … The post Scott Addict RC 2020 first-ride review: Now aero’ized appeared first on CyclingTips .

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