‘A new Tour begins:’ Tight race for yellow enters mountains

Nairo Quintana

Despite a team time trial, a punchy uphill finale, and a cobbled stage to Roubaix, the race for yellow is still close. Read the full article at ‘A new Tour begins:’ Tight race for yellow enters mountains on VeloNews.com .

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The Outer Line: Trek’s innovative approach to sponsorship extends to WWT

The Outer Line: Trek’s innovative approach to sponsorship extends to WWT

By retaining close control of its pro racing teams, Trek has been able to cultivate a diverse stable of top athletes. Read the full article at The Outer Line: Trek’s innovative approach to sponsorship extends to WWT on VeloNews.com .

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Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car

Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car

Egan Bernal has an ill-fated day on the Tour's cobbles, but he's prepared to race into the mountains Tuesday. Read the full article at Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car on VeloNews.com .

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Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes

Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes

Now lacking two key teammates in the Tour de France, Romain Bardet downplays his chances to win the overall. Read the full article at Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes on VeloNews.com .

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Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating

The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating on VeloNews.com .

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UCI commits to fight against motor cheating

The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at UCI commits to fight against motor cheating on VeloNews.com .

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Tour Stage 10: Hope you’re well rested

Annecy - Le Grand Bornand (159km) The Boomtown Rats don’t like Mondays. Neither does Garfield. Me? It kind of depends. Sometimes I have a restful weekend and get to the office motivated and productive. Other times, I slouch into the office and struggle, and then I’m playing catch up all week. This Monday was a rest day for the peloton, but to be fair, they had a busier weekend than I did, and certainly had a tough Sunday. So Tuesday is their Monday, and how good they’re feeling when they come back to will have a big impact on the ultimate destination of the yellow jersey. The Route Make no mistake, they aren’t easing into the week. If they were office workers, this’d be an 8am presentation, multiple meetings and an evening committee, with no lunch. When Moo Productions asked, 10% of us thought this was the Queen Stage. The ...

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7mesh WK2 bibshorts and Quantum Jersey SS review

Hannah Troop Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 16:08 3.5 / 5 £120 - bibshorts ; £95 - jersey If you haven’t heard about 7mesh yet that’s quite understandable as the brand only made its debut back in 2015 and being Canadian it's not all that shouty. Its birthplace is the Coast Mountains of British Columbia so the kit is designed to take on Alpine passes one day by mountain bike the next day by road. Coming from a place where it’s all about the great outdoors, 7mesh believed that cycling apparel technically fell short for the backcountry adventurer. This took the founders on their own journey of quitting their jobs and creating kit that could keep up with their enthusiastic outdoor pursuits. Image 4 of 9 Image 4 of 9 7Mesh Quantum Jersey SS The 7Mesh Quantum Jersey SS has been designed for versatility, ‘daily fix’, which can be used ...

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Lizzie Deignan on returning from pregnant pause to new Trek team

It is far from an everyday occurrence to sign up for a new cycling team while in your final trimester of pregnancy. However, the fact that Trek saw Lizzie Deignan’s impending motherhood as an opportunity, rather than a risk, spoke volumes to the former world champion about exactly why joining the new women’s cycling team … The post Lizzie Deignan on returning from pregnant pause to new Trek team appeared first on CyclingTips .

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BMC to merge with CCC; Van Avermaet stays on board

BMC to merge with CCC; Van Avermaet stays on board

The American-registered squad was facing closure over a lack of sponsor dollars but will live on. Read the full article at BMC to merge with CCC; Van Avermaet stays on board on VeloNews.com .

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Brailsford's approach could be 'quite divisive' with Thomas-Froome leadership, says Wiggins

Brailsford's approach could be 'quite divisive' with Thomas-Froome leadership, says Wiggins

Dan Alexander 16 Jul 2018 Former Team Sky rider gives take on squad's dual leader approach and Dave Brailsford's methods Bradley Wiggins has spoken out on 'divisive' Dave Brailsford’s approach to internal leadership battles at Team Sky . Wiggins, who was famously embroiled in a power struggle with teammate Chris Froome at the 2012 Tour, suggested that Brailsford’s approach to the leadership rivalry between Geraint Thomas and Froome could be 'quite divisive' and 'self-serving' with the success of the team as the main priority. Speaking during The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport , Sir Brad said that Brailsford would ‘certainly get in both their ears and make them both think that they can win it as a way of motivating them’ and would be keen to keep both riders high on General Classification for as long as possible into the race until a natural selection occurs leaving one rider as ...

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How to watch La Course 2018 live on TV

How to watch La Course 2018 live on TV

La Course by Le Tour de France will be taking place tomorrow, seeing the female riders race a 112.5 km mountain route from Annecy to Le Grand Bornand. This year there is only one stage involved for the women’s race, so be sure to catch the action live. How to watch the Tour de France 2018 live Tour de France does Paris-Roubaix: huge tech gallery The 2018 La Course by Le Tour de France The 2018 La Course will take place Tuesday 17 July on a 112.5km mountainous Alpine route between Annecy and Le Grand Bonnard. The action will precede Stage 10 of the men’s race and is based on the same route.The women’s route will take in two climbs, the Col de Romme and Col de la Colombière, and end with a 15km downhill run into le Grand Bornand. For more information about the race, our friends at Cyclingnews ...

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Tour de France 2018: The winners and losers from the first week

Joe Robinson 16 Jul 2018 Cyclist take a look at which riders have had a smashing first week and those who have fallen below par The 2018 Tour de France is already a third of the way through and after nine intriguing stages the lay of the land has finally been set. Fernando Gaviria, Dylan Groenewegen and Peter Sagan have shared the spoils on the flatter days taking two stages while the first uphill finish went to an aggressive Dan Martin . BMC Racing did what you would expect them to do in the team time trial as John Degenkolb got us all crying with joy in Roubaix . The race for General Classification has been interesting too. Tom Dumoulin was docked some time for drafting a car while Chris Froome lost seconds after crashing on Stage 1. Geraint Thomas is currently sitting pretty above them all while down the ...

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What the Pros eat in a day on Tour

Various Cyclists Eating

Ever wondered how professional cyclists fuel three hard weeks in the saddle? We give an insight into a 6000 calorie day!

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Tour de France does Paris-Roubaix: huge tech gallery

Tour de France does Paris-Roubaix: huge tech gallery

The ninth stage of an intense opening first part of the Tour de France included 15 sectors and over 22 kilometres of the northern French cobbles, with the stage weaving its way from Arras Citadelle to a stone's throw from the famous Roubaix velodrome. Tour de France 2018 bikes, gear and tech How to watch the Tour de France 2018 live on TV Expected and welcomed during the one-day Classics in the spring, asking mountain and GC specialists who weigh 60 kilograms to battle the infamous cobbles is another question altogether. BMC Racing's overall GC hopeful in Richie Porte crashed out with a suspected broken collarbone before the race had hit the first sectors, the crash a likely result of the nerves and tension within the peloton. Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) and Rigoberto Uran (EF Education First-Drapac) suffered time losses for multiple mechanicals and a crash, respectively. Ahead of ...

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How the GC looks in the Roubaix wash

How the GC looks in the Roubaix wash

For all the sound and fury of the day with its multiple crashes and mechanicals, most of the big GC contenders finished the day relatively unscathed and with minimal time losses.

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BMC Racing vow to fight on despite Porte crashing out

Greg Van Avermaet (BMC) and John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo), two former Paris-Roubaix winners, had t

The BMC Racing team suffered a Sunday in Hell on stage 9 of the Tour de France , with Richie Porte crashing out and Tejay van Garderen losing five minutes. But on a happier note, Greg Van Avermaet extended his overall race lead to 43 seconds over Team Sky 's Geraint Thomas , while the Belgian is also expected to confirm that he'll stay with the team in 2019 as part of a team-saving merger with CCC Sprandi secured by manager Jim Ochowicz. Van Avermaet was disappointed not to win the stage while wearing the iconic yellow jersey after being beaten by Trek-Segafredo's John Degenkolb , but accepted defeat and vowed to fight on despite the loss of Porte. "I thought I was going to win. I believed in my sprint," the Belgian rider said, his usually controlled voice an octave sadder in disappointment. "I think it would have been ...

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Key moments at the 2018 Giro Rosa: Crashes, the Zoncolan and Grandma’s slippers

It was one of the toughest editions of the Giro Rosa we’ve seen. From those early days in pink for Team Sunweb, to the emergence of a new general classification powerhouse in Mitchelton-Scott, the most important women’s tour kept the excitement high throughout its 10 days. In this article we look back at some of … The post Key moments at the 2018 Giro Rosa: Crashes, the Zoncolan and Grandma’s slippers appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Shimano PD-A600 pedal review: Single-sided gravel goodness

Shimano’s single-sided PD-A600 SPD road pedal isn’t new; far from it, in fact. First introduced in 2010, it was originally billed as an Ultegra-level alternative for roadies who wanted the stability of a traditional three-bolt system but the walking convenience of a recessed two-bolt cleat. Roadies are a finicky bunch, however, and so the A600 … The post Shimano PD-A600 pedal review: Single-sided gravel goodness appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour roundtable: Was it worth it to ride the cobbles?

Romain Bardet

Cobblestone chaos! Pavé pandemonium! The Tour de France's stage 9 was billed as a wildcard — did it deliver the drama we wanted? Read the full article at Tour roundtable: Was it worth it to ride the cobbles? on VeloNews.com .

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