How to do e-bike racing wrong
Supported by E-bikes are here to stay, and because humans are human, we’re going to race them. There’s no way around it, it’s what we do. That fact has led to a bit of a tiff between cycling’s governing body, the UCI, and the International Motorcycle Federation (FIM), over who gets to control the future of e-bike … The post How to do e-bike racing wrong appeared first on CyclingTips .
Road tubeless finally comes of age | Redesigned Schwalbe Pro One released
Revamped tubeless tyre said to faster and lighter, with improved puncture protection and durability
Carapaz out of Vuelta a Espana after post-Tour crit crash
Joe Robinson 22 Aug 2019 Giro d'Italia champion forced to miss Spanish Grand Tour after shoulder injury Giro d'Italia champion Richard Carapaz will miss the Vuelta a Espana after crashing at a post-Tour de France criterium. The Ecuadorian was participating in the processional Profronde van Etten-Leur criterium in the Netherlands when he crashed sustaining a 'significant contusion to his right shoulder'. Movistar then confirmed on Thursday afternoon that Carapaz would have to miss the Vuelta, which starts this Saturday , despite receiving treatment and there being a lack of fractures. Carapaz will now be replaced by Jose Joaquin Rojas who was the designated reserve rider. The 34-year-old will join up with the remaining Movistar team before the opening day's team time trial in Torrevieja. While it will be personally disappointing for Carapaz, it may simplify Movistar's approach to the race. See related Vuelta a Espana 2019: Route, stage previews, start ...
Chris Froome handed red jersey from 2011 Vuelta a Espana win
Joe Robinson 22 Aug 2019 Rider eventually given jersey after original champion Juan Jose Cobo stripped for soping Chris Froome has been officially handed the red jersey from 2011 Vuelta a Espana after retrospectively being awarded the title. Original winner Juan Jose Cobo was stripped of the Grand Tour by the UCI last month after Biological Passport Data showed an 'anti-doping rule violation'. Cobo had finished 13 seconds ahead of Froome seven years ago to take a shock victory in the Spanish Grand Tour. However, the UCI found that abnormalities in his bio passport between 2009 and 2011 warranted a back-dated suspension and stripping of his results. "Even though it is being handed to me in hindsight, this will be something I treasure for the rest of my life." Ahead of the 2019 edition, @ChrisFroome has officially accepted his red jersey from the 2011 @lavuelta %u2764 pic.twitter.com/J9Uh9Lsr07 — Team INEOS ...
Know your group riding signals and calls
Whether you're riding a sportive, on a club run or just out with a bunch of friends, here's how to communicate in a group to keep everyone safe
2019 Tour of Britain Route: full route details and stage analysis
A stage-by-stage breakdown of the official 2019 Tour of Britain route, including profiles, detailed descriptions and which riders to watch
Yes, you should watch the Vuelta a España – here’s why
Supported by It’s hard to blame anyone for seeing the Vuelta a España as the little brother of cycling’s Grand Tour family. It’s the newest of the trio, “only” in its 74th edition this year. The red winner’s jersey lacks the mystique of the maillot jaune or the maglia rosa, perhaps because it’s only been red since … The post Yes, you should watch the Vuelta a España – here’s why appeared first on CyclingTips .
The make-pretend races of Etten-Leur
I wonder what one of the Tour de France’s founders and cycling’s greatest writers, Henri Desgrange, would think about the make-pretend time-trial and criterium, hosting the top riders in the world, held in the small Dutch town of Etten-Leur in the weeks after the Tour de France. Would Desgrange channel Emile Zola, his working-class hero … The post The make-pretend races of Etten-Leur appeared first on CyclingTips .
The Outer Line: How Team Jumbo-Visma rose from the ashes of Rabobank
Nearly a decade after the demise of Team Rabobank, Dutch squad Jumbo-Visma has become one of the strongest in the WorldTour under the leadership of its owner, Richard Plugge. Read the full article at The Outer Line: How Team Jumbo-Visma rose from the ashes of Rabobank on VeloNews.com .
RideLondon sportive secured through to 2030
Joe Robinson 21 Aug 2019 World's biggest cycling festival to remain for further decade in London The annual RideLondon closed-road sportive , part of the world's largest cycling festival, has been guaranteed through to 2030. Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Transport for London confirmed that London Marathon Events had been chosen to deliver the summer cycling sportive and closed-roads rides from 2021 to 2030, continuing the company's existing relationship with the capital. The event will continue to function at no cost to the city or the taxpayer while continuing to help raise millions of pounds for charity. Launching in 2012 in conjunction with London Olympics, RideLondon entered its seventh year earlier this month with over 30,000 cyclists taking part in the three sportive distances, the closed-road FreeCycle and Brompton World Championships over the weekend. See related The Brompton World Championships: Racing with style Vuelta a Espana 2019: Route, stage ...
Dutch sprinter Dylan Groenewegen latest rider confirmed for Tour of Britain
Joe Robinson 21 Aug 2019 Jumbo-Visma rider joins compatriot Mathieu van der Poel as latest rider confirmed for British stage race Four-time Tour de France stage winner Dylan Groenewegen will lead a talented Jumbo-Visma team at the Tour of Britain next month . The Dutch sprinter has been confirmed for the week-long stage race which starts in Glasgow on Saturday 7th September and will look to build upon his two stage wins at the race from his two previous visits. Gronenwegen made his debut at the Tour of Britain in 2016, winning the stage into Builth Wells, before returning in 2017 to win the stage into Cheltenham as well as the points classification. It will continue a successful season for the sprinter from Amsterdam who already has 14 wins including Stage 2 (TTT) and Stage 7 of the Tour de France last month. While the 26-year-old will focus on the ...
UCI consultation reveals big teams snapping up best riders a turn-off for most fans
World cycling's governing body got more than 22,300 responses after asking how sport could be improved
'Michael Rogers would make a much better prime minister than Boris'
Joe Robinson 21 Aug 2019 Cyclist caught up with the 2012 Tour de France champion ahead of his 'An Evening With' tour starting next month. Photo: Peter Stuart Bradley Wiggins was a card at the recent Tour de France , wasn’t he? Hanging off the back of a TV motorbike, joking about Boris Johnson, making friends with Maxime Bouet and getting a little loose on champagne. In fact, he proved quite the popular revelation of a finely dialled Eurosport team that outshone itself covering the Tour this July. But that's not all Wiggins is up to at the moment, no. In fact, he seems to be the busiest man in show business preparing for a new comedy TV show called 'Gods of the Game' , set to air in 2020, keeping an eye on his collaborative clothing range with Le Col and hashing out the content of his 'An Evening ...
How to watch Tour of Britain 2019 TV coverage | full schedule for live TV, streaming and highlights
Our complete guide to this year's OVO Energy Tour of Britain coverage
Davide Ballerini signs for Deceuninck-QuickStep
Davide Ballerini will ride for Deceuninck-QuickStep in 2020 after signing a two-year contract with the Belgian squad. The 24-year-old joins the team after spending the 2019 campaign in the colours of Astana and two seasons with Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec. "For me, joining this team is a dream. When I spoke to Deceuninck-QuickStep and heard that they wanted me to ride for them it was special, because when I was younger the first time I watched Lombardia it was when Paolo Bettini won it for QuickStep, and I said to myself 'Ok, now I go on my bike and I want to ride for that team!'" Ballerini said on Wednesday. Ballerini turned professional with Androni in 2017 and spent two seasons at Pro Continental level. The Italian won the Memorial Marco Pantani and the Trofeo Matteotti in 2018 before moving up to WorldTour level with Astana this season. After forming part of ...
Liv ditches 27.5-inch wheels and goes all-in on 29er wheels for 2020 Pique XC bike
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Preview: 22 things you should know about the 2019 Vuelta a España
It’s time for the Vuelta a España, the third and final Grand Tour of the season. The race gets underway this Saturday in Torrevieja and will be contested over 21 stages and 3,272km. Here’s what you should know about the 2019 Tour of Spain. The 2019 Vuelta is the race’s 74th edition. The Vuelta is … The post Preview: 22 things you should know about the 2019 Vuelta a España appeared first on CyclingTips .
Chapman, Stephens dominate SBT GRVL for Tibco-SVB
Tibco-SVB teammates Brodie Chapman and Lauren Stephens dominated the SBT GRVL, placing first and second, respectively, in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, on Sunday. The two riders covered the 225.6km route, which included 2,743 metres of climbing, in under seven hours. They will both be racing in the upcoming Colorado Classic , held from August 22-25. "The SBT GRVL Race was an awesome opportunity," Chapman said. "It's really cool that we as professional road cyclists get to mix up our programme with something as challenging and different as gravel racing. "This was my first 'official' gravel race, and I'll admit I was a bit apprehensive about what to expect out of myself, at altitude, coming from a block of European racing – not to mention the stacked and experienced gravel field here in the USA." Chapman won the Gravel and Tar La Femme in January in Australia and then joined Tibco-SVB for ...
CyclingTips Podcast: Finding a good mechanic and Tom Dumoulin’s move
This week’s Podcast comes to you from a Boulder institution, Vecchio’s Bicicletteria. Neal, James, and Caley first talk about Tom Dumoulin’s move to Jumbo Visma and wonder aloud whether this is finally the team that can match Ineos. Then, Neal reports from SBT GRVL, a massive gravel race in Steamboat Springs, CO last weekend. Finally, we pull longtime shop … The post CyclingTips Podcast: Finding a good mechanic and Tom Dumoulin’s move appeared first on CyclingTips .
Who is favourite for the Vuelta a Espana and who should you be backing?
Joe Robinson 20 Aug 2019 The favourites for the Vuelta a Espana and the best prices from the bookmakers The 74th Vuelta a Espana begins on Saturday 24th August as three weeks of racing around Spain commences to find the next winner of the famous red jersey. Keeping up appearances, this year’s race will be a brutal mix of high-altitude climbs, relentlessly steep gradients and pounding heat that often gives young General Classification riders and eternal nearly-men the chance to shine. Lancastrian Simon Yates of Mitchelton-Scott is current champion although absent in the defence of his title. Three back-to-back Grand Tours seem to have taken their toll on the Brit who has opted for some well-earned rest. Last year’s second-place finished Enric Mas ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) will also be taking a rain check after racing the Tour de France in July, meaning the only present rider from last year’s podium ...