Fabian Cancellara on life in retirement: 'I’m busier now than when I raced'
Joe Robinson 1 Nov 2019 The seven-time Monument winner on why he doesn't miss racing and how life has become busier off the bike Fabian Cancellara is now three years into retirement. Hanging up his wheels having won gold in the individual time trial at the Rio Olympics, the Swiss brought to a close one of the most dominant careers this century. Four time trial World Championships, three-time Tour of Flanders winner, three-time Paris-Roubaix victor, a Milan-San Remo and two Olympic gold medals, too. With a palmares like that, you could probably get away with not having to work another day in your life after retirement. But for the 38-year-old, his life after bike racing seems to just be getting started. If he is not running his Chasing Cancellara sportive series, he is helping brands like Suplest, BMC and Gore develop products. Cyclist caught up with Cancellara at Sigma Sports ...
The 10 most impressive performances in men’s road cycling in 2019
The WorldTour is over for another year and the pros are off enjoying a well-earned break. The 2020 season will be here before we know it but before it is, let’s look back at the season that just finished. In this post we dive into the most impressive performance in men’s road cycling in 2019. … The post The 10 most impressive performances in men’s road cycling in 2019 appeared first on CyclingTips .
Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Giro d’Italia route
Organizers unveiled the 2020 Giro d’Italia route in Milan on Thursday, and the course they presented offered plenty of highlights to get people talking. There’s the start in Hungary, the climb up Mount Etna, the brutal final week in the mountains, and an individual time trial to close things out. All told, it should be … The post Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Giro d’Italia route appeared first on CyclingTips .
Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Tour de France route
Tour de France organizers have a tall order to fill in following up a 2019 race that was widely seen as the best Tour in years. The route of this year’s Grand Boucle earned high marks from fans and commentators alike, and that had many eyeing this year’s Tour route reveal with even greater anticipation. … The post Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Tour de France route appeared first on CyclingTips .
Report: Mountains galore again for 2020 Tour de France
Supported by PARIS (AFP) – The 2020 Tour de France will be as mountainous and open to attacks as this year’s vintage edition, the race designer hinted to AFP a day ahead of the official Grande Boucle route unveiling. If what Thierry Gouvenou suggested to AFP on Monday is accurate, the course would suit defending champion Egan … The post Report: Mountains galore again for 2020 Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .
Froome believes Bernal will work for him at 2020 Tour de France
Joe Robinson 14 Oct 2019 Team Ineos looking likely to back Froome in pursuit of yellow jersey number five Egan Bernal has pledged to support Chris Froome at next year's Tour de France, according to the four-time yellow jersey winner. Froome will target a record-equalling fifth Tour title in 2020 in his long comeback from serious injuries sustained at the Criterium du Dauphine in June. In his absence, Bernal went on to win the race beating teammate and last year's champion Geraint Thomas to a career-first Grand Tour. However, rather than line up to defend his title, Froome has suggested Bernal will sacrifice his own chances to act as a super-domestique in July. Talking to France Televisions , Froome said '[Bernal] has said he is' ready to act as support. 'I need to be the strongest. If he’s the strongest, then I’ll be happy if he wins, because that’s how ...
Carapaz: ‘I want to return to the Giro, it changed my life’
Ecuadorian eager to return to the Italian grand tour with new team, possibly to start alongside Geraint Thomas Read the full article at Carapaz: ‘I want to return to the Giro, it changed my life’ on VeloNews.com .
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Mixed feelings in Harrogate following the World Championships
Myles Warwood 7 Oct 2019 Many people & businesses embraced the Worlds, but others are grumbling about the impact. Photos: Leon van Bon, Devin Ainslie, Myles Warewood After the World Championships in Harrogate, has Yorkshire's love affair with cycling come to an end? After the circus has rolled through town, what is left to show for it? These may seem like outlandish questions to ask if you watched the coverage of the women’s and men’s road races on the BBC. The fans came out to each corner of Yorkshire in their droves, despite the near-biblical rain, which made it one of the wettest World Championships in recent memory. Image 2 of 21 Image 2 of 21 Two Harrogates Harrogate itself had fans lining the streets of the route all afternoon waiting to catch a glimpse of some of the finest cyclists in the world. However, if you look past the ...
The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships
What a week in professional cycling. The UCI’s Road World Championships is an annual end-of-season gathering of national federations, sponsors, rider agents, and stakeholders that often delivers not only new world champions but also a flurry of announcements and controversies. The Yorkshire world championships was no exception. The eight-day event began with a new discipline, … The post The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships appeared first on CyclingTips .
Geraint Thomas open to skipping Tour de France for Giro d'Italia in 2020
Joe Robinson 1 Oct 2019 With Bernal and Froome likely to be leading the charge, the 2018 winner may have to skip next year's Tour Geraint Thomas is considering switching his Grand Tour intentions to the Giro d'Italia as Team Ineos attempt to juggle three Tour de France champions for 2020. The Welshman won the Tour in 2018 and finished second in his defence earlier this year. However, with 2019 champion Egan Bernal likely to return for the number one bib next season and Chris Froome after a record-equalling fifth yellow jersey, Thomas has started to look towards other goals. 'You’d think Egan would want to ride the Tour again, obviously, being the defending champ. Froomey, it’s his big goal, he wants to win five,' said Thomas. 'Even if I did the Giro, it would still certainly excite me and get me out of bed in the morning.' Thomas added ...
Geraint Thomas to skip next year’s Tour de France and target Giro d’Italia?
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Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas may target Giro in 2020
Welshman admits that the competition for leadership slots at Team Ineos may lean him toward a Giro return. Read the full article at Former Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas may target Giro in 2020 on VeloNews.com .
Preview: 18 things to know about the elite men’s Worlds road race
The 2019 Road World Championships conclude this Sunday with the elite men’s road race. It’s one of the biggest and most important days of racing on the men’s calendar and it’s the race that decides who will wear the rainbow bands for the next year. Ahead of Sunday’s race, here’s your guide to the course, … The post Preview: 18 things to know about the elite men’s Worlds road race appeared first on CyclingTips .
Rohan Dennis untouchable in individual time trial win at the World Championships
Joseph Delves 25 Sep 2019 Despite Primoz Roglic ruining his finish line photo, Rohan Dennis was still able to celebrate an emphatic win Rohan Dennis won the men’s elite time trial at the 2019 World Championships in Yorkshire in dominant fashion. The Australian rider beat youngsters Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) and Filippo Ganna (Italiy) on a largely rain-free afternoon. Covering a lengthy 54 kilometres from Northallerton to Harrogate, Dennis got around in 1:05:05, one minute and nine seconds ahead of his nearest rival. Thankfully the terrible weather that had beset previous events was mostly absent. Setting off last, Dennis never looked in trouble, having been up at every split around the course. Riding a blacked-out BMC bike after falling out with his current Bahrain–Merida team, the result represents an emphatic return to form and a second consecutive title for the 29-year-old racer. With Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin all ...
Who to watch at the World Champs Men’s Elite Time Trial
Joseph Delves 25 Sep 2019 The contenders and home favourites at today’s race against the clock Following Chloe Dygert’s dominant ride in yesterday’s women’s race , today the elite men will get their chance against the clock. With conditions looking likely to be less diluvian, which riders are in the frame for the rainbow jersey? With the forecast prophesying rain, but the wind predicted to be low, the elite men should have an easier time of it than the under-23 men and elite women who rode yesterday. With the first rider off at 13:20BST, the somewhat lumpy 54 kilometre course from Northallerton to Harrogate should take them around an hour to complete. Due to Geraint Thomas, Chris Froome and Tom Dumoulin all being absent, the race might be a chance for a less established name to take the title. Yet with bookies divided as to who’s most likely to triumph, ...
Preview: Can Rohan Dennis win his second time trial world title?
Rohan Dennis goes into Wednesday’s World Championships time trial as the defending champ and, realistically, the rider to beat. But it’s been far from a smooth run-in for the enigmatic Australian, who left the Tour de France in mysterious circumstances and hasn’t raced since. In the past two seasons Dennis has raced the Vuelta in … The post Preview: Can Rohan Dennis win his second time trial world title? appeared first on CyclingTips .
Who are the bookies backing for the World Championships men's race?
Joe Robinson 23 Sep 2019 A guide to the favourites for the men’s elite road race in Harrogate on Sunday 29th September The UCI World Championships is already underway in Harrogate, Yorkshire and the final event is the elite men’s road race on Sunday 29th September. At 285km, it will be the longest World Championships road race in recent history, almost matching the mammoth 298km tackled at Milan-San Remo , just with a mighty 3,645m of elevation. After a long 180km lap of the Yorkshire Dales - which includes ascents of Kidstones Pass, Buttertubs and Grinton Moor - the men will enter Harrogate for seven laps of a 14km finishing circuit. It’s technical, negotiating plenty of narrow roads, tight corners and a few rude gradients in a loop that will sap the energy reserves of every rider. Particularly watch out for the tight bridge on Penny Pot Lane followed by ...
Geraint Thomas pulls out of world championships time trial due to lack of form
Former Tour de France champion switches focus to the road race, where he lines up in Great Britain's six-man team. Read the full article at Geraint Thomas pulls out of world championships time trial due to lack of form on VeloNews.com .