Giro Roundtable: Where does Froome finish overall?
The Giro d'Italia reaches its climax with a decisive time trial and three brutal mountain stages. What can Froome do? Read the full article at Giro Roundtable: Where does Froome finish overall? on VeloNews.com .
Giro d’Italia; On the scene for week two
After seeing the Giro’s Sicily stages, I flew to Rome and spent a couple of days in lovely Tivoli, then rejoined the Giro for stage nine. The steep climb to the finish line at Campo Imperatore made for a dramatic finish, and gave Simon Yates the first of his three (so far) stage wins. It looked like a tough finale for Tom Dumoulin, who finished 12 seconds down, with George Bennett and Miguel Angel Lopez. Wout Poels, at 1’02” down, looked better than his team captain, Chris Froome, who lost the wheel at the tail end of the group led in by Poels, and finished another five seconds down. On the rest day, I traveled to Osimo, which was already all decked out in pink two days before Wednesday’s stage 11 finish there. My B&B; in Osimo was on the stage’s finishing straight, 100 meters from the line, with a ...
Giro d'Italia rest day analysis - Podcast
The latest episode of the Cyclingnews podcast, in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello, and Floyds of Leadville, comes to you on the third rest day of the 2018 Giro d'Italia . A week on from our previous rest day podcast, there are plenty of developments to discuss, chiefly Simon Yates ' continued dominance, Tom Dumoulin 's growing consistency, and Chris Froome 's temporary resurgence. We'll hear from all three, with reaction from Sappada from Yates and Dumoulin and rest day press conference thoughts from Froome. Patrick Fletcher is joined by Procycling magazine editor Ed Pickering not just to discuss the action from the second week, but also to look ahead to the final stages of this Giro d'Italia. Tuesday's all-important time trial is followed by three gruelling stages in the mountains, so there's ample room for the plot to thicken, even if this looks suspiciously like a two-horse race, and ...
Giro stage 16: Cronometro individuale!
In Ingelese? Individual Time Trial. Business Time. Tuesday sees the second and longer of the Giro’s two time trials. This sets the table for the last three days in the mountains and will go a long way to clearing up who’ll be in pink on Sunday. Stage Details Planimetria Altimetria Slightly rolling, but definitely not a climbing time trial, in other words. There’s a few bends – see below for a technical finish – so there will be some advantage in acceleration as well as pure power, but this is a typical grand tour time trial. You won’t see bike changes or anything else to swing this away from the chrono men. The key statistic is length – at 34.2km, this won’t produce huge gaps, but it is definitely far enough to matter. For comparison, the longest time trials at the grand tours last year were 40km (Giro), 22km (Tour) ...
Team time trial to be ditched from World Championships after Innsbruck
Joe Robinson 21 May 2018 All UCI WorldTour teams to be invited to 2018 edition as event set to be dropped from schedule The team time trial is set to be dropped by the UCI after the 2018 World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, it confirmed in a statement today. Cycling's governing body revealed that the team event would not be part of the programme for the 2019 Yorkshire event, writing 'T he 2018 edition will be the final year of the team time trial organised for UCI registered teams. 'The UCI is reviewing the UCI Road World Championships programme for 2019 in collaboration with the Yorkshire 2019 organising committee to ensure excellent visibility for National Federations and riders.' In the same statement, the UCI also confirmed that all 18 men's WorldTour teams will be invited to compete in Innsbruck alongside the top ranked ProContinental and Continental teams. For the women's ...
Chris Froome: I'll treasure my Zoncolan win for the rest of my life
Chris Froome (Team Sky) has described his Giro d'Italia stage victory on Monte Zoncolan as a moment he will treasure for the rest of his life, convinced that any possible verdict from his pending salbutamol case would not result in him losing his Giro results. Despite losing time in the overall classification on Sunday’s stage to Sappada, virtually ending his hopes of overall success and a place on the podium in Rome, Froome was still savouring his solo win on the Zoncolan as he sat down for his rest day press conference in Trento on Monday. It appears to have balanced out a so-far troubled and injury-hit race following his crash ahead of the opening time trial in Jerusalem. "I’m pretty tired to be honest. It’s been a tough race so far," Froome said before training on the 34.2km time trial course between Trento and Rovereto that he will race ...
Weary, reflective Froome admits Giro ambitions bleak entering week 3
Chris Froome is nearly 5 minutes out of first place entering the final week of the Italian grand tour. Read the full article at Weary, reflective Froome admits Giro ambitions bleak entering week 3 on VeloNews.com .
Giro d'Italia stage stats: Froome's Zoncolan watts and Yates's surge for victory
Joe Robinson 21 May 2018 The numbers needed for Froome to win on Zoncolan and for Dumoulin to limit his loses The penultimate weekend of the 2018 Giro d'Italia is now behind us and two stages in firstly the Alps and then the Dolomites has set up what will be a fascinating final week of racing. Ahead of tomorrow's 34km individual time trial, Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) will be quietly confident after chipping away a healthier lead on defending champion Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) over the two stages. He now presides over a 2 minute 11 second lead. Dumoulin will have been happy with his performance on Saturday, limiting his loses to 38 seconds although will no doubt be frustrated to have shipped 41 seconds yesterday, albeit due to a lack of cooperation in the chasing group. Saturday saw Chris Froome (Team Sky) silence his critics with an impressive victory on ...
Base Layers For Any Season
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The Pamir Highway: A solo ride across the barren heart of Central Asia
When Daniel Weststeyn turned 30, he wanted to do something memorable; to usher in a new decade with a journey that he'd remember for the rest of his life. This is the story of that journey – a stunningly picturesque solo ride through Central Asia. The post The Pamir Highway: A solo ride across the barren heart of Central Asia appeared first on CyclingTips .
13! Week 13’s Team!
Races of the week: Giro d’Italia, stages 10-15 Tour of California, stages 2-7 & finish Tour of Norway Tour de l’Ain Team of the week: First named rider is the rider of the week and if a rider has a number in parentheses after their name it means the number of times they have made the select Team of the Week here. 1. Simon Lefty Yates (3). GC leader & KOM leader of the Giro. One is tempted to make Yates the only rider listed this week, he was that dominant. Took the win at Osimo showing explosiveness that no one could match, took Froome’s heaviest blow and was catching back up on the Zoncolan when the finish line stopped his climb (and where the idea that he is just a puncher was buried), then punched the rest of the GC contenders in the teeth with his win at Sappada. ...
Giro d'Italia: Chris Froome pays for Monte Zoncolan effort at Sappada
Chris Froome 's hopes of bouncing back at the Giro d'Italia lasted just 24 hours with his success atop Monte Zoncolan eclipsed by a difficult stage 15 in the Dolomites that saw him lose 1:32 to an ever-more-dominant Simon Yates. If the Zoncolan was a steep ladder back up the overall classification, the road to Sappada was the snake that saw Froome slip to seventh, 4:52 down on his fellow Briton. He is two and half minutes from a place on the podium with the time trial in his favour, but with the risk of losing more time on the final mountain finishes. Froome was subdued as he continued his ritual of spending time on the Team Sky bus and then warming down on the rollers before speaking about his day in the saddle. Spinning his legs and stretching helped remove the lactic acid but it could not remove his ...
Giro d'Italia: Stage 15 highlights - Video
Simon Yates ( Mitchelton-Scott ) claimed his third stage win while wearing the maglia rosa at the Giro d'Italia, this time during stage 15 in Sappada. The stage was 176km from Tolmezzo to the finish line in Sappada. Yates attacked twice on the penultimate climb and then soloed to the win, finishing 41 seconds ahead of Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) and Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb), and chasers, while Chris Froome (Team Sky) lost over minute. Yates now leads Dumoulin by 2:11 with Domenico Pozzovio (Bahrain-Merida) at 2:28 in the overall classification ahead of the next rest day on Monday. Watch as Yates solos to victory in InCycle's stage 15 video highlights above. You can read more at Cyclingnews.com
Tom Dumoulin: Simon Yates is just too strong for me at the moment
Midway up the climb of Costalissoio, 18 kilometres from the finish of stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia , Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) watched maglia rosa Simon Yates move to the front of the leading group, lift himself from the saddle and glance over his shoulder. Dumoulin knew precisely what was coming, and he also knew there was nothing to be done. Within moments, Yates opened a lead of 50 metres and disappeared around the next right-hand bend with nary a flicker of a reaction from Dumoulin and the elite chasing group. They would not see him again until the finish in Sappada, where they sprinted for the minor placings, some 41 seconds down. "When he went, it was so fast, extraordinary really," Dumoulin said afterwards as he warmed down on the turbo trainer outside his team bus. "Not for a fraction of a second did I consider going with him." ...
Simon Yates: The finale was the hardest 15km of my life
Simon Yates joined Eddy Merckx, Gilberto Simoni and Marco Pantani as the only riders to have won three stages at the Giro d'Italia while wearing the leader's maglia rosa. The Mitchelton-Scott rider refused to concede that he has overall victory stitched up after winning alone on stage 15 in Sappada, extending his lead on Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) to 2:11, and pushing Chris Froome (Team Sky) out of contention and down to 4:52. He expects Tuesday's time trial to be a major judgment day. "To say I'm the favourite … I'm not sure," Yates said with a smile, a moment of silence and a sigh of hesitance despite his clear dominance. "There's still the TT to come. I know I sound like a broken record, but that's because I don't know how much time I need. I gave it everything today to get as much time as possible on Tom. "Today ...
Zoncolan fun? Forget Froome, Bennett ruled
It was not Chris Froome, but Sam Bennett who seemed to enjoy the Monte Zoncolan climb the most in the Giro d'Italia. Read the full article at Zoncolan fun? Forget Froome, Bennett ruled on VeloNews.com .
Froome, Dumoulin bow to Yates
Tom Dumoulin and Chris Froome all but bowed to the superiority of Simon Yates following stage 15 of the Giro d'Italia. Read the full article at Froome, Dumoulin bow to Yates on VeloNews.com .
Giro d'Italia: Stage 15 finish line quotes
Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) - overall leader Jack Haig pushed the pace and then George Bennett attacked. It was really hard from the bottom of the climb. I still felt good so I chose my moment to go. They responded the first time but then I tried again and I gave it everything to get away. It's fantastic. I don't know why I'm a bit emotional after today. I gave it everything. It's a good gap to Tom [Dumoulin] but he could take two minutes out of me in the TT. I've been fighting since Israel to have a good gap, and I have that now but it could vanish in 35km. We'll see. Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) We managed to get up there, but it was a real battle between [Richard] Carapaz and [Miguel] Lopez for the win. They were just looking at each other and not putting in any work. ...
Spotted: Chris Froome’s custom 3D printed chain keeper
Before the start of stage 15, VN spotted a 3D-printed chain catcher tucked behind Froome's notable (non-sponsor) Osyemmetric chainrings. Read the full article at Spotted: Chris Froome’s custom 3D printed chain keeper on VeloNews.com .
Giro d'Italia: Simon Yates takes his third stage win in Sappada
Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) became the first man since Gilberto Simoni in 2003 to win three stages while wearing the maglia rosa at the Giro d'Italia , riding into Sappada solo to extend his overall race lead. Miguel Ángel López (Astana) took second, 41 seconds behind, while Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) rounded off the top three and salvaged four bonus seconds. After a fast-paced day it was Yates who once again took the initiative in the finale, attacking on the final classified climb of day, 17km from the line. As Chris Froome (Team Sky) dropped away - eventually losing 1:32 after yesterday’s efforts on Monte Zoncolan - nobody had an answer for Yates as he rode away with apparent ease. A disorganised chase among the select GC group only meant that Yates piled on the seconds out front. Meanwhile, his main rival Dumoulin was dropped before working his back for the ...