Steve Cummings looking for a new team as Dimension Data rebrand to NTT
Joe Robinson 12 Nov 2019 The veteran rider is yet to confirm his future as Dimension Data changes to NTT for 2020 The future of Steve Cummings's professional cycling career is unknown after NTT Pro Cycling confirmed their roster for 2020, with the British rider's name absent from the list. South African team Dimension Data will rebrand to NTT Pro Cycling from 1st January, with the Japanese telecommunications company coming on board as primary sponsor. The team confirmed their roster for next season with the noticeable exception of Cummings and veteran Austrian rider Bernie Eisel. Eisel is likely to follow fellow Dimension Data departee Mark Cavendish to Bahrain-Merida , with the duo having ridden together for most of their careers. Cummings, however, has yet to confirm his future. Now 38 years old, the Liverpudlian struggled with injury in 2019. In April, Cummings suffered a broken collarbone at the Tour of ...
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Bontrager Ballista Knit shoe review — knit done right
I wasn’t a huge fan of Bontrager’s standard Ballista road shoes. Although they looked sleek with their seamless synthetic leather uppers and single rear-mounted Boa dial, the heel hold was only so-so, and tightening the dial only created more pressure on top of your foot. Bontrager has since added a knit version — aptly named … The post Bontrager Ballista Knit shoe review — knit done right appeared first on CyclingTips .
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In late October, Aussie Zak Dempster announced that the 2019 season would be his last as a professional road racer. The Victorian started racing at the Continental level back in 2006 and joined the pro ranks with NetApp-Endura in 2013. He’s ridden with the Israel Cycling Academy for the past three seasons and will remain … The post Zak Dempster on the end of one journey and the start of another appeared first on CyclingTips .
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Cycling Australia reveal new track bike components to rival GB's Lotus-Hope bike
Jack Elton-Walters 8 Nov 2019 New components will be used at the Glasgow Track Cycling World Cup In order to to stop 'the British Cycling team and Hope/Lotus getting all the glory', Bastion has produced new components for the Cycling Australia riders to use at this weekend's track cycling World Cup in Glasgow. The components are a stem, handlebar and crankset. Image 8 of 11 Image 8 of 11 The components have been designed and produced to work with the Argon 18 Electron Pro track bikes. These are used by a number of teams but for Australia-based Bastion it's the home team that's the main focus. 'Bastion has worked very closely with Cycling Australia to develop a suite of components aimed at improving the performance of their athletes through the innovative use of technology,' the brand explained upon the announcement of the new bike parts. Image 2 of 11 Image ...
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Robert Patrick is known to some as Mulder’s replacement on the X-Files, or ‘that’ copper who turns up for a cameo in Wayne’s World, but to the co-founder of Carbon, Dr. Joseph De Simone, Patrick is better known as T-1000. Why? Well, Robert Patrick’s transformation from molten metal back into Arnie’s hard to kill nemesis … The post Specialized Mirror 3D-printed saddle: First-ride review appeared first on CyclingTips .
Bastion reveals 3D-printed parts for Australia’s 2020 Olympic track campaign
Late last month British Cycling revealed a wild-looking track bike it had developed (with Lotus and Hope Technology) with the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in mind. Australia mightn’t have an eye-catching new bike for its Olympic track campaign (not yet, anyway), but it does have some fascinating new components, developed in partnership with boutique Australian bike … The post Bastion reveals 3D-printed parts for Australia’s 2020 Olympic track campaign appeared first on CyclingTips .
The Ross family wants to bring back its bike brand. The brand's owner says it never went away
MIAMI (BRAIN) — Two members of the Ross family, whose last name was emblazoned on millions of bikes in the last century, want to bring the brand back to the market. One big problem? The family gave up the trademark in a bankruptcy court more than 30 years ago. Randy and Shaun Ross, grandson and great-grandson of company founder Albert Ross, respectively, have formed Ross Bicycles LLC, designed a product line, raised nearly a million dollars, and are promoting a line of bikes on RossBicycles.com and RossBikes.com. The Rosses are trying to wrest the trademark registration from its current registrar, Century Sports, a company owned by the Goldmeier family. The Goldmeiers owned Rand International when Rand bought Ross out of bankruptcy in 1988. The Rosses contend the Goldmeiers have lost their right to the trademark through disuse. But the Goldmeiers say they're still using it, and are suing the Rosses ...
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Rider gets close to riding 1,000km in 24 hours on Zwift
Joe Robinson 7 Nov 2019 Ed Veal sets new Zwift record, raising $30,000 for charity in the process One Canadian cyclist has set a new Zwift distance record, riding close to 1,000km in a 24-hour period. Ed Veal managed to cover an impressive 952.6km in one turbo trainer rider across 24 hours as part of a charity drive for software company Splunk. The 43-year-old from Ontario completed the feat at Splunk's 2019 conference and helped raise $30,000 (£23,000) for cycling advocacy group People for Bikes. Veal - who rode in Trek-Segafredo , Spunk-sponsored kit - was a former track rider who represented Canada in the team pursuit at the 2016 track cycling World Championships. Posting his ride to Strava , Veal averaged 221w for the 24-hour ride with an average speed of 25.4kmh around the Watopia course. According to the app, Veal also burned 17,678 calories and maintained an average ...
Ex-Team Sky doctor now charged with ordering testosterone to improve rider's performance
Joe Robinson 7 Nov 2019 GMC has its application to amend allegations approved. Photo: Team Sky press shot The General Medical Council (GMC) has successfully had its charges amended to read that former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman ordered testosterone products in 2011 'knowing or believing it was to be administered to an athlete to improve their athletic performance.' The Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) are currently holding the trial investigating claims that Freeman ordered Testogel to the Manchester Velodrome, the headquarters of British Cycling, in October 2011. The hearing began by investigating claims that Freeman had lied about ordering the banned substance for a non-athlete member of staff at British Cycling and then returned the product to Fit4Sport Limited. The trial was put on hold after the GMC then requested an amendment to the allegations to now read that Freeman's 'motive for placing the order was ...