What Happened In The Virtual Tour De France Over The Weekend?

Supported by In ordinary circumstances we’d have been watching the first foray into the mountains of the 2020 Tour de France over the weekend. But while that wasn’t the case, there was some comfort for cycling fans in the form of the first two stages of the first ever Virtual Tour de France, which bring something resembling … The post What happened in the Virtual Tour de France over the weekend? 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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Peter Sagan Highest Earning Cyclist On €5m A Year, According To Report

Peter Sagan highest earning cyclist on €5m a year, according to report

Joe Robinson 20 May 2020 L'Equipe has listed the top 20 earning riders in the professional peloton and their annual salaries Peter Sagan 's €5 million-a-year salary with Bora-Hansgrohe means he is the best-paid rider in the professional peloton, according to a report in L'Equipe . The French newspaper published a list of the 20 highest paid road cyclists in the world and it was of little surprise that the three-time World Champion took the top spot. The Slovakian beat Team Ineos duo Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, who rounded out the podium, as the British team dominated the top 10 with five riders. Sagan is reported to be on a €5 million-a-year wage that is partly paid by bike sponsor Specialized. The American bike brand helped bring Sagan to the German WorldTour team in 2017 by offering to contribute to his wage. Seven-time Grand Tour winner Froome sits second ...

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The Man Who Rode The Tour De France In His One-Bedroom Flat

Joe Robinson 4 May 2020 Jacob Hill-Gowing replicated the Tour de France on his exercise bike for The Big Issue Jacob Hill-Gowing has managed to ride the distance of the Tour de France on a stationary exercise bike for charity in just 41 days. With the current coronavirus pandemic stopping the 1,400 vendors of the Big Issue magazine from continuing to earn an income, 28-year-old Hill-Gowing looked to raise funds for those who sell the publication . He set himself the fundraising target of £5,000 with his contribution being that he would cycle the full 3,500km length of the Tour de France in 41 days on an exercise bike in his one-bedroom London flat. Pledging to ride the distance of the Tour without actually knowing how long that would be, Hill-Gowing embarked on his challenge in late March and completed his 'Le Tour de Flat' last Friday raising over £15,000 ...

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Tweets Of The Week: Chris Froome, Mark Cavendish, Geraint Thomas And More

Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish (Twitter/Chris Froome/Mark Cavendish) More tweets to pass the time between one indeterminate day and the next

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Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs: 40 - 31

Cyclist magazine 28 Apr 2020 A controversially high standing for a Tour de France classic in the next round of Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs No, you're not mistaken, that is Alpe d'Huez scraping in at number 40 on the list of the Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs . It caused a lot of debate, this controversial placing, at Cyclist HQ. In fact, we worked out that this was the climb on this list that had been tackled by the most members of staff at one point or another (ignoring Box Hill, obviously). And surprisingly, more of us were in favour of this placing than were not. It's because despite the infamy that Alpe d'Huez has gained from 31 Tour de France ascents and counting - and we whisper this quietly - it's not actually that pretty a climb nor is it that enjoyable to ride. Controversial, we know. The Cyclist 100 ...

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Meet The 12-Year-Old Who Rode 36 Hours On Zwift Alongside Geraint Thomas

Mak Larkin during his epic ride The cycling world was hugely impressed by Geraint Thomas’s brutal 36-hour Zwift ride in support of the NHS, but perhaps flying under the radar is the 12-year-old rider who matched the astonishing feat.

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'I Am A Real Cyclist, Not A Virtual One': Sagan And Valverde Struggle With Cycling During Lockdown

'I am a real cyclist, not a virtual one': Sagan and Valverde struggle with cycling during lockdown

Joe Robinson 20 Apr 2020 Both former World Champions are unable to prescribe to the world of virtual bike racing It should come as no surprise that Peter Sagan and Alejandro Valverde are two cyclists who are struggling most with life in lockdown. Two of the biggest individuals in the sport, both have long relied on their instincts and natural racing ability to bring success which has earned a combined six-career Monuments and four World titles. So while the majority of the professional peloton flocks to training apps like Zwift during this elongated break from racing, Sagan and Valverde are among those lacking the motivation to train at their usual intensities. During an Instagram Q&A; at the weekend, Sagan made his opinion on the increased use of virtual racing as a substitute for the real thing pretty clear. 'I am a real cyclist, not a virtual one,' Sagan put bluntly. ...

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Geraint Thomas Raises £360k For The Nhs While Riding 1,200km On Zwift

Geraint Thomas (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images) Geraint Thomas raised a staggering £360,000 for the NHS as he rode for 36 hours on Zwift over three days.

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Geraint Thomas Raises £360k For Nhs Charities With Mammoth Zwift Rides

Geraint Thomas raises £360k for NHS charities with mammoth Zwift rides

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2019 Mark Gunter Photographer Of The Year Awards: Winners Announced!

Supported by For the fourth year in a row, we've been been thrilled and moved by the entries in the Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards. Today, we're excited to bring you the 2019 winners, whittled down from over 1,200 images shot by photographers in 36 countries. The post 2019 Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards: Winners announced! appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Jonathan Vaughters Says Ef Will Win The Tour This Decade. Can They?

Supported by Jonathan Vaughters rang in the new decade with a bold prediction: EF-Education First will win the Tour de France this decade. Really, that’s what he said. Look for yourself: New Year’s resolution? Well… @EFprocycling is my life. So, that said; we’ve won 4/5 monuments, the Giro, been the longest running US professional cycling team ever. … The post Jonathan Vaughters says EF will win the Tour this decade. Can they? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Is This The New Canyon Aeroad?

Is this the new Canyon Aeroad?

Joe Robinson 2 Jan 2020 Is Mathieu van der Poel riding an updated Aeroad in the latest Zwift advert? Mathieu van der Poel has taken the reigns from Geraint Thomas in becoming the newest face for Zwift's adverts. While that's not terribly exciting news, the bike on which he rides during the clip seemingly is. It looks as if Van der Poel is riding an updated version of the Canyon Aeroad, the German marque's headlining aero road bike, brand new for 2020. Cyclocross Magazine tweeted the video to showcase Van der Poel's new Alpecin-Fenix kit with the rider switching between road, 'cross and mountain bikes. %uD83C%uDDF3%uD83C%uDDF1 Mathieu van der Poel in the new kit of Alpecin-Fenix in a commercial for his new partner Zwift. pic.twitter.com/1xLXze9lGP — Cyclocross24.com (@cyclocross24) January 1, 2020 The giveaway from the new frame is an updated rear triangle that has done away with its chunky seat ...

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Portal Defends Ineos Big-Dollar Advantage

Ineos sport director insists the big-budget team rewards rather than buys success, citing homegrown riders such as Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas as examples of its own development program. Read the full article at Portal defends Ineos big-dollar advantage on VeloNews.com .

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Team Ineos Confirm Signing Of World Champion Rohan Dennis

Team Ineos confirm signing of World Champion Rohan Dennis

Joe Robinson 9 Dec 2019 Double time trial World Champion puts tough 2019 behind him by joining Ineos Time trial World Champion Rohan Dennis has joined Team Ineos in 2020. The team confirmed the signing of Dennis for 2020 via its Twitter page on Monday morning, seeing him snub offers from the likes of CCC Team and Movistar. %uD83C%uDF08%uD83D%uDC40 Introducing... pic.twitter.com/njgSyHv88M — Team INEOS (@TeamINEOS) December 9, 2019 Dennis had a turbulent 2019 after signing with Bahrain-Merida from the now-defunct BMC. The 29-year-old mysteriously abandoned the Tour de France mid-stage on the eve of the Pau time trial, for which he was favourite, without injury or illness. The rider immediately left the race and it has since been revealed that he returned to his home in Andorra that evening with psychologist David Spindler. Dennis never rode for the Bahrain team again before having his contract terminated in September . Having ...

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Team Ineos Sign World Champion Rohan Dennis, Says Report

Team Ineos sign World Champion Rohan Dennis, says report

Joe Robinson 9 Dec 2019 Double time trial World Champion puts tough 2019 behind him by joining Ineos Time trial World Champion Rohan Dennis will join Team Ineos in 2020, according to reports. The Adelaide Advertiser is reporting that the Australian has signed a contract with Team Ineos for next season, snubbing offers from the likes of CCC Team and Movistar. Dennis had a turbulent 2019 after signing with Bahrain-Merida from the now-defunct BMC. The 29-year-old mysteriously abandoned the Tour de France mid-stage on the eve of the Pau time trial, for which he was favourite, without injury or illness. The rider immediately left the race and it has since been revealed that he returned to his home in Andorra that evening with psychologist David Spindler. Dennis never rode for the Bahrain team again before having his contract terminated in September . Having not raced since 18th July, Dennis then ...

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Report: Rohan Dennis Set To Join Ineos In 2020

Supported by World time trial champion Rohan Dennis is set to join Team Ineos in 2020, the Adelaide Advertiser reports. The move ends months of speculation about Dennis’ future, following a tumultuous second half of the year for the South Australian. Dennis’ contract with Bahrain-Merida was cancelled on the eve of the Road World Championships in September, … The post Report: Rohan Dennis set to join Ineos in 2020 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Geraint Thomas Says Chris Froome Was Wearing A Sarong That “Didn’T Leave Anything To The Imagination” When The Pair First Met

Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome on Tour de France podium (via YouTube)

2018 Tour de France champion talks through his career on superbike racer Eugene Laverty's PrePro Podcast

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Chris Froome In Race Against Time For Tour De France Fitness

Team Ineos Chris Froome Pinarello Dogma F12 (picture credit SWPix.com (17)

Team Ineos star talks about his return from injury in Geraint Thomas and Luke Rowe's Watts Occurring podcast

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Julian Alaphilippe Wins 2019 Velo D'Or

Julian Alaphilippe wins 2019 Velo d'Or

Jack Elton-Walters 2 Dec 2019 Julian Alaphilippe's strong Classics season and his incredible ride at the Tour de France made this a foregone conclusion Julian Alaphilippe ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) was recognised as the rider of the year over the weekend as he won the prestigious Velo d'Or. The Frenchman had a standout year as he carried his form from a strong Classics season into the Tour de France . He's the first Frenchman to win the award since Laurent Jalabert in 1995. It was at his home Grand Tour that Alaphilippe captured the hearts of the French - and wider - public as he won two stages, spent 14 days in yellow and bravely held on at the last to finish 5th on GC. This followed his first Monument win at Milan-San Remo back in March. See related Rapha Festive 500: Keep riding this Christmas with the popular Strava distance ...

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