Diego Ulissi To Undergo Additional Testing, Elia Viviani Examined For Heart Irregularities

Diego Ulissi to undergo additional testing, Elia Viviani examined for heart irregularities

Italian cyclists to undergo more testing and observation for heart issues. Read the full article at Diego Ulissi to undergo additional testing, Elia Viviani examined for heart irregularities on VeloNews.com .

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Preview: Your Guide To The 2020 Giro D’Italia Contenders, Sprinters And More

This year’s Giro d’Italia is being held three months later than normal, putting it after both the Tour de France and Road World Championships. Yep, it’s been an odd year. Ahead of the Giro’s 103rd edition, which kicks off in Monreale on Saturday, we take a look at the overall contenders, the sprint favourites, and … The post Preview: Your guide to the 2020 Giro d’Italia contenders, sprinters and more 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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Preview: What You Should Know About The 2020 Milan-San Remo

It’s taken nearly eight and a half months, but the season’s first Monument is finally upon us. Originally scheduled for March 21 then rescheduled for this Saturday August 8 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Milan-San Remo is the biggest and most prestigious of Italy’s one-day races. Here’s what you need to know about … The post Preview: What you should know about the 2020 Milan-San Remo appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Bontrager Ballista Knit Shoes Review

Joe Robinson Wednesday, June 3, 2020 - 08:18 The Bontrager Ballista knit shoes hit all the right performance notes although are not the most practical 4.0 / 5 £269.99 The Bontrager Ballista Knit shoes are the latest in a growing line of cycling shoes off the conveyor belt that are turning their backs on synthetic leathers and plastics in place of something a little more natural. Knitted cycling shoes are in en vogue, so much so that the likes of Geraint Thomas , Lachlan Morton and Elia Viviani have all been rolling around the professional peloton in sets of kicks that could have easily been woven by their dear grandmothers. Off the top of my head, I can think of the Fizik Infinito R1 knit, Giro Empire e70 knit, DMT KR1 knit and Rapha Pro Team powerweave shoes that have all hit the market fairly recently employing some form of ...

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Lighthouses In Lockdown: A Look At The Private Lives Of Female Pro Cyclists

Through 2019 and 2020, Italian photographers Eloise Mavian and Francesco Rachello – who together are the Tornanti.cc photo agency – have worked with riders in the women’s professional peloton on a series of intimate photos showcasing their personal ‘Lighthouse’. When coronavirus lockdowns forced the riders into self-isolation, Tornanti.cc undertook a follow-up project, shot over video call, … The post Lighthouses in lockdown: A look at the private lives of female pro cyclists appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The Beer Remco Didn’T Drink

It’s a sunny day in Belgium, and the great hope of Belgian cycling stands outside, leaning artfully in a team T-shirt against the wall of a modern house. His tan lines are deep across his cheeks and neck. His smile is playful, his eyes coquettishly shut. Draped around his neck are a pair of tan … The post The beer Remco didn’t drink appeared first on CyclingTips .

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New Calendar, Same Road Goals For Elia Viviani

Supported by Pro cycling’s racing hiatus may end up pushing back Elia Viviani’s objectives on the road this year, but assuming events actually go ahead as planned, the Cofidis speedster still has the same big goals in mind that he was eyeing before a pandemic upended the calendar. Viviani addressed his targets for 2020 – and other things … The post New calendar, same road goals for Elia Viviani appeared first on CyclingTips .

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European Road Championships 2020 Have Been Postponed

Elia Viviani (Photo by Daniel Kalisz/Getty Images) This year's scheduled edition in Trento, Italy, has been pushed back to September 2021

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Tour Of Oman Canceled After Sultan’S Death

Supported by PARIS (AFP) — The Tour of Oman has been cancelled following the death of Sultan Qaboos, sources close to participating teams told AFP on Tuesday. The race, which was due to be held on February 16, has been shelved amid a 40-day mourning period after the death of Qaboos, the longest-reigning leader of the modern … The post Tour of Oman canceled after sultan’s death appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Cofidis's Worldtour Status Confirmed While Mitchelton-Scott Await Final Paperwork

Cofidis's WorldTour status confirmed while Mitchelton-Scott await final paperwork

Joseph Delves 11 Dec 2019 Longstanding French squad make the jump from Professional Continental level Having held a ProContinental licence since 2010, longstanding French outfit Cofidis will return to the highest level of the sport in 2020. The UCI has just released a list detailing the first 18 teams that will make up next year's WorldTour roster, guaranteeing them entry to the season’s biggest races. With all last year’s teams staying put, Cofidis represents the only outfit to be promoted. Having recently signed sprinter Elia Viviani, they’ll be hoping the Italian can help them to fight it out in the big leagues. Founded in 1997, Cofidis previously held WorldTour status between 2005 and 2009. The team's return to the WorldTour will increase the total number of teams competing from 18 to 19. Cofidis's promotion was already expected , but they had to meet the 'administrative, ethical, financial, organisational and sporting' ...

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Bennett Signs Two-Year Deal With Deceuninck-Quick-Step

Supported by With his contract dispute with Bora-Hansgrohe in the rearview mirror, Sam Bennett’s transfer plans are finally official. Confirming months of rumors, Deceuninck-Quick-Step announced on Tuesday that both Bennett and his trusted lead-out man Shane Archbold would be heading to the Belgian WorldTour squad next season on two-year deals. “The protracted nature of Sam’s move has … The post Bennett signs two-year deal with Deceuninck-Quick-Step appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Sam Bennett's Move To Deceuninck-Quickstep Confirmed

Sam Bennett's move to Deceuninck-Quickstep confirmed

Joe Robinson 3 Dec 2019 Irish sprinter joins on two-year deal alongside lead out man Shane Archbold Deceuninck-QuickStep have confirmed the signing of Irish sprinter Sam Bennett to complete their roster for 2020. The Belgian WorldTour team, that was recently crowned the most successful team in the world for an eighth consecutive season, announced Bennett would join on a two-year deal taking him through to 2022. He joins alongside lead-out rider Shane Archbold, who also signs on a two-year deal. It brings a definite end the public contract dispute between Bennett and his now-former Bora-Hansgrohe team . Being omitted from the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France and the presence of fellow sprinters Peter Sagan and Pascal Ackermann saw Bennett seek to leave the German team for 2020. However, the team argued that Bennett was still under contract for the following year and therefore, not free to leave. Bennett eventually ...

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Sam Bennett's Switch To Deceuninck-Quickstep Likely As Contract Impasse Solved

Sam Bennett's switch to Deceuninck-QuickStep likely as contract impasse solved

Joe Robinson 30 Oct 2019 Contract gridlock between Sam Bennett and Bora-Hansgrohe looks to have been resolved Irish sprinter Sam Bennett looks set to sign for Deceuninck-QuickStep after resolving his contract saga with current team Bora-Hansgrohe . The 29-year-old had hoped to move teams at the end of 2019 but his current Bora-Hansgrohe team claimed the rider had already agreed to continue with them through to the end of next season. With Bennett still keen to swap teams, the issue was then taken to the UCI arbitration panel. However, it is now being reported by Belgian newspaper Het Laatste News that the deadlock between Bennett and Bora-Hansgrohe has broken, pathing the way for a move to Patrick Lefevere's Deceuninck-QuickStep team. See related Sam Bennett to join Deceuninck-Quickstep as replacement for Viviani, reports suggest Hope and Lotus collaborate on 'groundbreaking' Team GB track bike for Tokyo 2020 There will be no ...

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Specialized Unveils $5,500 Limited-Edition Deceuninck–Quick-Step Frameset

Specialized limited-edition version of its S-Works Tarmac Disc frameset

200 unique S-Works Tarmac Disc framesets created to celebrate Deceuninck–Quick-Step’s all-conquering 2019 season

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Julian Alaphilippe To Skip Il Lombardia Bringing End To Successful Season

Julian Alaphilippe to skip Il Lombardia bringing end to successful season

Joe Robinson 8 Oct 2019 Frenchman skips final Monument of the year after being nominated for Velo d'Or Julian Alaphilippe will bring an end to a successful season after pulling out Il Lombardia this Saturday. The Frenchman has been the stand out rider for 2019 and was expected to line up at the Italian Monument at the weekend as one of the favourites. However, a taxing year of racing has seen Alaphillipe to call time on his year. 'I am really sad to tell you that I will not be racing Milano-Torino and Il Lombardia this week and that my incredible 2019 season has come to an end. You know that I always give everything and have done ever since my year started in Argentina,' said Alaphilippe. 'I’ve worked really hard to try and be at my peak for a third time this year, having raced hard at the Classics ...

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Men’S Teams Of 2020: Who’S Moving Up, Who’S Dropping Down, And What It Means

The teams applying for WorldTour and ProTeam licenses in the 2020 season, the implications for pro cycling, and how they sit in the UCI's new structural and regulatory landscape. The post Men’s teams of 2020: Who’s moving up, who’s dropping down, and what it means appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Caleb Ewan And Owain Doull Join Mark Cavendish At The London Six Day

Caleb Ewan and Owain Doull join Mark Cavendish at the London Six Day

Joe Robinson 16 Sep 2019 Doull to partner Cavendish for track event at Lee Valley Velodrome next month Olympic champion and Team Ineos rider Owain Doull will partner Mark Cavendish at the London Six Day next month. The Welshman, fresh off of his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a Espana , joins Lotto Soudal sprinter Caleb Ewan as the latest big name to be confirmed for the Lee Valley Velodrome event. Doull's track pedigree could easily be forgotten with the 26-year-old having raced as part of the British WorldTour team on the road for the past two seasons. However, Doull is an Olympic champion having been part of the 2016 Rio team pursuit line-up that also saw Bradley Wiggins , Steve Burke and Ed Clancy take gold. Doull will ride alongside fellow Olympic track medallist Cavendish as the pair headline the six days of racing. Talking on his partnership ...

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Caleb Ewan’S Sprint Position Is The Best. So Why Isn’T Everyone Using It?

It’s pretty obvious: if you can get down low in a sprint, you’re going to be more aerodynamic than if you’d stayed upright. You don’t need to do a bunch of research to realise that the ultra-low sprint position employed by Caleb Ewan is pretty effective. But hey, if research is what you’re after, that … The post Caleb Ewan’s sprint position is the best. So why isn’t everyone using it? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Katie Archibald And Elinor Barker Lead London Six Day Women’S Line Up

Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker lead London Six Day women’s line up

George Smith 10 Sep 2019 Olympic gold medallists and world record holders join strong field Two of the biggest names in British women’s cycling, Katie Archibald and Elinor Barker, have been announced for the upcoming London Six Day event at the Lee Valley VeloPark. The pair shot to fame with their dominant display at the 2016 Rio Olympics, forming half the team that won Team Pursuit gold, setting the fastest time in every round on the way. No strangers to Six Day events though, Archibald returns this October as reigning champion, having won the Six Day Final in Brisbane this April to complement her long list of previous victories. ‘Six Day events are like nothing else on the calendar and I can’t wait to get back to London’s iconic Lee Valley VeloPark,’ said Archibald, MBE. ‘I’ve got some amazing memories of winning at Six Day London from 2016 and 2017.’ ...

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