From Triathlete To Time Trial Age Group National Champion

When Egert Purre decided to race the 2020 Estonian Time Trial National Championship he didn't think he had a shot at winning. At best he hoped to earn third in his age group, and ideally he’d finish in the top five. His performance on race day told a different story though. Egert left everything he had out on the course and ended up finishing with the fastest time in his age group.

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Bikes Of The Bunch: Ritte ‘Player One’ Ace

Our latest Bikes of the Bunch comes from VeloClub member Kasper Voogt. Here Voogt shares his passion for the relatively young bike company Ritte, and takes us down the creative rabbit hole he followed to arrive at his one-off bike. Grab a beverage and enjoy the journey. About five years ago I found an interest … The post Bikes of the Bunch: Ritte ‘Player One’ Ace appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: Your Guide To The 2020 Tour De France Contenders, Sprinters And More

Well, it’s starting two months later than normal, and there’s a good argument to say it shouldn’t be happening at all, but here we are, just a few days out from the 2020 Tour de France. We’ve already given you a stage-by-stage breakdown of this year’s route; now it’s time to bring you up to … The post Preview: Your guide to the 2020 Tour de France contenders, sprinters and more appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Flanders Winner Bettiol Signs On For Another Year With Ef

Supported by Alberto Bettiol, the reigning Tour of Flanders champion, will stick with EF for another season. The team announced on Wednesday that the 26-year-old Italian, who rode to a fourth-place finish after an aggressive finale at Strade Bianche over the weekend, has signed a contract extension that will keep him with the American WorldTour team through … The post Flanders winner Bettiol signs on for another year with EF appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Chapter2 Ao Gravel Frameset Review: Sporty, Comfy And Adventure-Y

Chapter2 AO gravel bike

New Zealand-based Chapter2 is a company still in its relative infancy and best known for its performance carbon road bikes, such as the Tere and Rere. The brand’s creator, Michael Pryde, might be a familiar name — he is the son of Neil Pryde, whose name adorned a series of high-performance carbon bikes. Hence the … The post Chapter2 AO gravel frameset review: Sporty, comfy and adventure-y appeared first on CyclingTips .

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2021 Marin Headlands 2 Gravel Bike Review: Upright Meets Fun

2020 Marin Headlands 2 gravel bike

Marin County, just across the Golden Gate Bridge from San Francisco, is widely considered the birthplace of the modern mountain bike. Here, the likes of Joe Breeze, Charlie Kelly, Gary Fisher and John Frey rode and raced their clunkers down the rocky forest access roads. They broke them, refined them, and eventually created a market … The post 2021 Marin Headlands 2 gravel bike review: Upright meets fun appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Our Favourite Bikes From The 2020 Gravel Bike Field Test

Viathon G.1 GRX gravel bike

It’s taken us a few months to get here, but the inaugural 2020 CyclingTips gravel bike field test is now over. The test itself took place over a long and intense 10 days, filled with far more fun and drop-dead-gorgeous scenery than there was sleep. We learned plenty from the experience: what we love about … The post Our favourite bikes from the 2020 Gravel Bike Field Test appeared first on CyclingTips .

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From A Medical Degree To Winning Races: One Doctor’S Late Ascent Into Cycling

Dottore Erica Magnaldi. If you look up her results you see some impressive numbers: a stage win plus top-10 places in the overall classification at the Tour de l’Ardèche, a 10th place in the general classification in the Giro Rosa, fourth in the Amgen Tour of California, fifth in the Tour of Yorkshire, a 10th … The post From a medical degree to winning races: one doctor’s late ascent into cycling appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Gravel Bike Vs Mountain Bike: Are You Just Better Off With A Hardtail Mtb?

So often we joke that gravel bikes are just old mountain bikes from a time that’s now in the rearview mirror. And really, a look at the latest geometry, tyre widths and technology to hit the gravel riding world don’t help to make that joke any less true. So if gravel bikes are effectively where … The post Gravel bike vs mountain bike: Are you just better off with a hardtail MTB? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Niner Mcr 9 Rdo Bike Review: Does Full Suspension Make Sense For Gravel?

The Niner MCR 9 RDO is a distinct outlier in the world of gravel bikes, a full-suspension heavyweight bruiser in a field of pared-down welterweights. To be completely honest, I went into Field Test fully expecting not to like it for all the reasons you’d expect on paper: it’s too heavy, it’s too complicated, it … The post Niner MCR 9 RDO bike review: Does full suspension make sense for gravel? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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What To Look For In A Gravel Race Bike: Field Test 2020

examples of 2020 gravel race bikes

If any and every gravel bike can be raced, what defines a gravel race bike? And what makes a gravel race bike good? These are two key questions that sat with us during our inaugural gravel bike Field Test, and the answer to both may not surprise: “It depends.” It depends on what you consider … The post What to look for in a gravel race bike: Field Test 2020 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Viathon G.1 Grx 600 Gravel Bike Review: Carbon At Alloy Pricing

Viathon G.1 GRX gravel bike

Does spending more get you a faster gravel race bike? That’s exactly what we sought to answer with the high-value Viathlon G.1, a carbon gravel bike that’s backed by the biggest of big retailers – Walmart. Walmart’s immense buying power and pre-existing online sales channel means that for just US$2,298 (shipped, within the United States), … The post Viathon G.1 GRX 600 gravel bike review: Carbon at alloy pricing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Rgt Cycling: Your Complete Guide To The Indoor Training App

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How to make the most of the indoor training app

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Cervelo Aspero Gravel Bike Review: Fast, Light, And Sleek, But Also Bumpy

Of all the bikes we tested at the Gravel Bike Field Test, none strayed as far into proper road bike territory as the Cervelo Aspero. It looks the part, and feels the part, but it also boasts very generous tire clearances that raise its capability level far above what you might otherwise expect from a … The post Cervelo Aspero gravel bike review: Fast, light, and sleek, but also bumpy appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Team Ineos Confirm Signing Of World Champion Rohan Dennis

Team Ineos confirm signing of World Champion Rohan Dennis

Joe Robinson 9 Dec 2019 Double time trial World Champion puts tough 2019 behind him by joining Ineos Time trial World Champion Rohan Dennis has joined Team Ineos in 2020. The team confirmed the signing of Dennis for 2020 via its Twitter page on Monday morning, seeing him snub offers from the likes of CCC Team and Movistar. %uD83C%uDF08%uD83D%uDC40 Introducing... pic.twitter.com/njgSyHv88M — Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) December 9, 2019 Dennis had a turbulent 2019 after signing with Bahrain-Merida from the now-defunct BMC. The 29-year-old mysteriously abandoned the Tour de France mid-stage on the eve of the Pau time trial, for which he was favourite, without injury or illness. The rider immediately left the race and it has since been revealed that he returned to his home in Andorra that evening with psychologist David Spindler. Dennis never rode for the Bahrain team again before having his contract terminated in September . Having ...

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Team Ineos Sign World Champion Rohan Dennis, Says Report

Team Ineos sign World Champion Rohan Dennis, says report

Joe Robinson 9 Dec 2019 Double time trial World Champion puts tough 2019 behind him by joining Ineos Time trial World Champion Rohan Dennis will join Team Ineos in 2020, according to reports. The Adelaide Advertiser is reporting that the Australian has signed a contract with Team Ineos for next season, snubbing offers from the likes of CCC Team and Movistar. Dennis had a turbulent 2019 after signing with Bahrain-Merida from the now-defunct BMC. The 29-year-old mysteriously abandoned the Tour de France mid-stage on the eve of the Pau time trial, for which he was favourite, without injury or illness. The rider immediately left the race and it has since been revealed that he returned to his home in Andorra that evening with psychologist David Spindler. Dennis never rode for the Bahrain team again before having his contract terminated in September . Having not raced since 18th July, Dennis then ...

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Best Cyclists In The World: Professional Cycling Team Of The Decade

Joe Robinson 7 Dec 2019 Check who made our eight rider team of the decade. Let us know if you agree with our choices or not With 2019 coming to an end and 2020 quickly approaching, one final question remains: who would be in the professional cycling team of the decade? It’s a tough task condensing the cream of this decade’s crop into eight riders but when you consider not only the results, but the context of those victories, some riders truly stand head and shoulders above the rest. We asked our Twitter followers for suggestions. Plenty of the same names popped up as well as some surprises, while some of you forgot that this decade is more than just the season just gone. Also, for all those suggesting Tom Boonen, yes, he was a great rider but only two of his seven Monument wins came this side of the ...

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Cyclist Magazine's Team Of The Decade

Joe Robinson 6 Dec 2019 Check who made our eight rider team of the decade. Let us know if you agree with our choices or not With 2019 coming to an end and 2020 quickly approaching, one final question remains: who would be in the professional cycling team of the decade? It’s a tough task condensing the cream of this decade’s crop into eight riders but when you consider not only the results, but the context of those victories, some riders truly stand head and shoulders above the rest. We asked our Twitter followers for suggestions. Plenty of the same names popped up as well as some surprises, while some of you forgot that this decade is more than just the season just gone. Also, for all those suggesting Tom Boonen, yes, he was a great rider but only two of his seven Monument wins came this side of the ...

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We Asked Ai To Write About Cycling – Here’S What Happened

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming for our jobs. That might sound like the fearmongering of a nervous luddite, but it’s probably not too far from the truth. Earlier this year Taiwanese-American AI expert Kai Fu Lee suggested that as much as 40% of jobs could be replaced within 15 years. That’s no small percentage. Anyone … The post We asked AI to write about cycling – here’s what happened appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Men’S Road Transfer Season, Analysed: Three Good Fits, Three Questionable Moves

Now that most of the marquee signings are in the books for this transfer season, it’s a great time to take a closer look at how the big names could fit in with their new squads. After all, the chance to critique big-money decisions knowing only some of the full context and with several months … The post Men’s road transfer season, analysed: Three good fits, three questionable moves appeared first on CyclingTips .

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