Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race finds its groove
After five editions, the one-day race is marketing itself as an 'Australian classic' and is drawing more and more top riders. Read the full article at Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race finds its groove on VeloNews.com .
Sprinters vs. puncheurs as Aussie week continues
With the tough Challambra climb at nine kilometers to go, Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race pits pure sprinters against those who can kick on the climbs. Read the full article at Sprinters vs. puncheurs as Aussie week continues on VeloNews.com .
Preview: Your guide to the 2019 women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
This Saturday the elite women’s peloton takes to Geelong for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race. This one-day race — officially called the Deakin University Elite Women’s Road Race — is now in its fifth year and its fourth at UCI level. Read on for our preview of the race, including the riders to … The post Preview: Your guide to the 2019 women’s Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race appeared first on CyclingTips .
How mechanics keep bikes running smooth at the Tour Down Under
Racing at the Tour Down Under presents a logistical challenge, but once there things generally run smoothly for the mechanics. Read the full article at How mechanics keep bikes running smooth at the Tour Down Under on VeloNews.com .
Chris Froome to arrive a week before Colombia 2.1 stage race
Chris Froome and Team Sky are set to arrive in eastern Antioquia region of Colombia on Sunday to prepare for their season debut at the Colombia 2.1 stage race which will be held from February 12-17. Organisers made the announcement on the event website on Monday, while also revealing Team Sky’s preliminary seven-man line-up of Ivan Sosa, Jhonatan Narvaez, Jonathan Castroviejo, Sebastian Henao, Teo Geoghegan Hart and defending champion Egan Bernal. Only six riders will start the race. Bernal, Sosa and Narvaez are also set to arrive from Bogotá at 8p.m. on Sunday, while the rest of the staff, including Froome, will arrive from Europe an hour later. Froome has recently been training in South Africa with teammate Salvatore Puccio. Froome announced that he would start his 2019 season at the Colombia 2.1 race last November. During that time, he visited Colombia to take part in Rigoberto Uran's mass-participation ride ...
Analysis: Why the Tour Down Under works
Andrew Hood examines what has made this annual event in Australia so successful. Read the full article at Analysis: Why the Tour Down Under works on VeloNews.com .
Gravel and Tar: Chapman wins inaugural women's edition; Monk podiums
Aussie Brodie Chapman won the inaugural Gravel and Tar La Femme and looks in good form ahead of next week's Jayco Herald Sun Tour title defence, while in the men's race, Cyrus Monk helped Kiwi team mate Luke Mudgway to the home nation win, a dream start for their newly minted Continental team EvoPro.
Woods goes down swinging
Woods growing in confidence and ambition despite leaving Tour Down Under empty-handed. Read the full article at Woods goes down swinging on VeloNews.com .
Michael Woods angling for Tour debut following breakout 2018
The Canadian is hoping that EF Education First will select him for its eight-rider Tour de France squad. Read the full article at Michael Woods angling for Tour debut following breakout 2018 on VeloNews.com .
Tour Down Under: Bevin snags first WorldTour win
The New Zealander capitalizes on a crash near the finish to surge ahead and sprint to victory in Wednesday's stage 2. Read the full article at Tour Down Under: Bevin snags first WorldTour win on VeloNews.com .
The bay and beyond: Melbourne, Australia’s cycling capital
With roads tracing the coastline, lush hills to conquer and Australia's strongest cycling culture, Melbourne offers something for riders of all types. The post The bay and beyond: Melbourne, Australia’s cycling capital appeared first on CyclingTips .
VeloNews Gear Awards 2018: 3T/Aqua Blue Sport, breakup of the year
It looked like Aqua Blue Sport would continue its upward trajectory, but instead the team closed abruptly at the end of 2018. Read the full article at VeloNews Gear Awards 2018: 3T/Aqua Blue Sport, breakup of the year on VeloNews.com .
Iconic Arthurs Seat climb returns to Jayco Herald Sun Tour
One of Australia’s sharpest and toughest climbs returns to the country’s oldest stage race for 2019.
Arthurs Seat returns to Herald Sun Tour in 2019
The classic climb of Arthurs Seat on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula makes a welcome return to the route of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour in 2019, having last featured in the race in 2016 . New race director Scott McGrory, who takes over from long-time director John Trevorrow for 2019, is ensuring that the riders will know all about how tough the climb is by increasing the number of times the race will go up it in February. "This particular stage will include the riders travelling five times up Arthurs Seat," said McGrory in a press release. "On previous occasions, it's been three times, which has been tough enough, but five times... Well, the riders are going to be shocked when they hear that, and certainly more shocked when they're riding up it." Spectators will have easy access to the top of Arthurs Seat thanks to the new Eagle gondola, which ...
Former pro Jonathan Cantwell dies at 36
The world of cycling mourns Jonathan Cantwell who died Tuesday night aged 36. He raced professionally from 2008-2014. Read the full article at Former pro Jonathan Cantwell dies at 36 on VeloNews.com .
Jonathan Cantwell dies aged 36
Former professional rider Jonathan Cantwell , who retired at the end of 2014, having ridden for teams including WorldTour team Saxo-Tinkoff, Drapac and US Continental squad Jittery Joe's, has died. The Australian was just 36. Writing in a reaction to a post of condolence by the organisers of the Tour Down Under stage race on Wednesday, former Olympic and world champion track sprinter Anna Meares wrote: "My heart aches heavy to learn that Jonathan Cantwell has died. Love and thoughts with his family and friends and indeed community." Cantwell began his career with US Continental team Jittery Joe's in 2008, and went on to ride for the Fly V Australia Continental team, where he stayed for the next three seasons, competing on the Australian and US circuits. A sprinter, Cantwell won two stages of the Herald Sun Tour in 2009, and finished 14th in that year's Philadelphia International Championship one-day ...
Howson extends with Mitchelton-Scott
Damien Howson will remain at the Mitchelton-Scott team until at least the end of the 2020 season after signing a two-year contract extension. The 26-year-old Australian turned professional with the team in 2014 after coming through the Australian Jayco-AIS development set-up and will now take the association to a sixth and seventh year. "I am very happy, I have been with the team now for five years and I think we have a good relationship together and I am learning a lot from what I am capable of doing and also what the team expects in the direction the team has been heading," said Howson. "I am really happy of being a part of the development of the team and I hope to improve on that in the years to come. I've built a lot of friendships within the team with the staff and riders and I feel that the ...
Pro Cycling Manager 2018 review: Become a pro cyclist, write your own story
Richie Porte drops the wheel and his rivals start to open a gap. Chris Froome, Alejandro Valverde, and Romain Bardet — they’re all there, riding away from Porte, just 5km from the summit of Alpe d’Huez. It’s not looking good for the Australian. He’s already more than three minutes behind the overall lead of Froome, … The post Pro Cycling Manager 2018 review: Become a pro cyclist, write your own story appeared first on CyclingTips .
World Championships: Dutch fab four rival for women's time trial title in Innsbruck
The elite women will contest the individual time trial at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck on Tuesday. The Netherlands will field the team to beat with defending champion Annemiek van Vleuten , Anna van der Breggen , Ellen van Dijk and Lucinda Brand . The women will race 27.8km from Hall-Wattens to Innsbruck. The route is entirely flat for the first 10km to Baumkirchen before kicking up over the short climb. The second half of the circuit is hillier with a climb up to Absam at roughly 18km, followed by a descent and then a rolling section before a fast run-in to the finish line. Van Vleuten won the individual time trial title in Bergen last year and lines up as the defending champion in Innsbruck. She is the overwhelming favourite to repeat as champion, having won time trials at the Women's Herald Sun Tour, Emakumeen Bira, ...
Trek-Segafredo sign Kirsch and Will Clarke through 2020
Trek-Segafredo announced on Monday that they have signed Australia's Will Clarke and Luxembourg's Alex Kirsch for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Clarke joins the team from EF Education First-Drapac, while Kirsch moves up to the WorldTour ranks after spending the last two seasons with WB Aqua Protect Veranclassic. "Obviously we know Will and Alex already, and we know they are both very powerful riders," said team manager Luca Guercilena. "We are convinced they will be valuable assets for the team. Will will reinforce our team time trial squad, and Alex will be of great help in the Classics. With them, we have a solid base for our Classics team and our group for the stage races." Clarke was a member of the Leopard-Trek squad in 2011, and will likely know some of the sponsors, staff and riders already. Known for his hard work in breakaways, his top results include winning ...