Annemiek van Vleuten raises €10,000 for kid's bikes by selling her old kit

Annemiek van Vleuten raises €10,000 for kid's bikes by selling her old kit

Joe Robinson 6 Nov 2019 The Dutchwoman held the auction for her local cycling club in the Netherlands Women's World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten has raised thousands of euros for her local cycling club by selling her old kit. The 37-year-old held an auction of signed pictures and jerseys as well as some old kit with all the profits going to the WV cycling club in the Dutch city of Ede. In total, Van Vleuten managed to raise a mighty €10,000 (approx £8,600) in total after holding the fundraisers at the Roel Peerenboom bike shop in Wageningen. While hosting the sale, Van Vleuten also spent the afternoon signing her old kit and posing for photos for an extra €5 a time. The remaining kit that did not sell is now also available to buy on the club's website, too. %u20AC10.000,- !!!! = result of this afternoon! >100 pictures, a lot ...

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Annemiek van Vleuten raises €10,000 for kid's bikes buy selling her old kit

Annemiek van Vleuten raises €10,000 for kid's bikes buy selling her old kit

Joe Robinson 6 Nov 2019 The Dutchwoman held the auction for her local cycling club in the Netherlands Women's World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten has raised thousands of euros for her local cycling club by selling her old kit. The 37-year-old held an auction of signed pictures and jerseys as well as some old kit with all the profits going to the WV cycling club in the Dutch city of Ede. In total, Van Vleuten managed to raise a mighty €10,000 (approx £8,600) in total after holding the fundraisers at the Roel Peerenboom bike shop in Wageningen. While hosting the sale, Van Vleuten also spent the afternoon signing her old kit and posing for photos for an extra €5 a time. The remaining kit that did not sell is now also available to buy on the club's website, too. %u20AC10.000,- !!!! = result of this afternoon! >100 pictures, a lot ...

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Vinokourov, Kolobnev acquitted of fixing cycling classic

Courts throw out case involving an alleged pay-off during the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege Read the full article at Vinokourov, Kolobnev acquitted of fixing cycling classic on VeloNews.com .

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Vinokourov cleared of Liege-Bastogne-Liege fixing

Vinokourov cleared of Liege-Bastogne-Liege fixing

Joe Robinson 5 Nov 2019 Belgian court clears Vinokourov and Kolobnev due to lack of evidence Alexander Vinokourov and Alexander Kolobnev have been acquitted of corruption at the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege . The case was being heard at the Liege Criminal Court in Belgium and saw both riders accused of race-fixing with it alleged that Vinokourov retrospectively paid Kolobnev €150,000 for letting him win the race. However, Belgian television network Sporza has reported that the judge hearing the case has exonerated both parties due to a 'lack of evidence'. In September, prosecutors requested that both Vinokourov and Kolobnev be handed six-month jail sentences for passive and active corruption with a further fine of €100,000 and €50,000 respectively. See related Vinokourov potentially looking at six-month prison sentence for Liege-Bastogne-Liege corruption case Alexandre Vinokourov becomes Ironman 70.3 World Champion Strava art celebrating 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall that took ...

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Giulio Ciccone Q&A: Rider looking to learn from Nibali before taking over team leadership

Jack Elton-Walters 1 Nov 2019 Young Italian will support his older compatriot before looking ahead to his own leadership opportunities. Photos: Joseph Delves Giulio Ciccone's 2019 season has been one filled with significant achievements and very few notable setbacks. Although it wasn't quite a breakthrough year – Ciccone won a stage of the Giro d'Italia back in 2016 aged just 21 – this year certainly brought his talent to the attention of a far wider audience, both in the peloton and among cycling fans. Heading his list of accomplishments in 2019 are two stage wins and the KOM jersey at the Giro, along with a second place stage finish at the Tour de France , which was enough to move him into the yellow jersey for a day. If it hadn't been for the climbing antics of Julian Alaphilippe, Ciccone could have held the jersey for a couple more days ...

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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 .

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The 8 most impressive performances in women’s road cycling in 2019

With the Women’s WorldTour (WWT) now complete for 2019, the road racing season is well and truly behind us. But before we turn our attention to next season, it seems fitting to pay tribute to the most impressive riders and rides of 2019. So without further ado, here are eight highlights from a terrific season … The post The 8 most impressive performances in women’s road cycling in 2019 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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A minimum wage in women's cycling might be a win, but it could also be a loss

A minimum wage in women's cycling might be a win, but it could also be a loss

Genevieve Whitson 22 Oct 2019 A positive step on first look but there is still trouble ahead for women's cycling even after the introduction of a minimum wage The news that the UCI will introduce a minimum wage for the women’s peloton in 2020 certainly sounds like a win, at least initially. The recently announced minimum wage will start at €15,000 for the first year, with plans to grow it incrementally over the next three years so it reaches up to €27,500 by 2022 and becomes equal to ProContinental men’s teams by 2023. Unfortunately, not every woman racing on a pro team will be entitled to the minimum wage. Due to financial limitations within the women’s peloton, only women with contracts to race with the highest tiered teams will be entitled to this. Adding more financial pressure No one objects to a minimum wage and a new era of professionalism ...

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Scott 2020 road bikes: which model should you choose?

Scott's new 2020 road bike range

From the lightweight Addict RC to the aero Foil and women’s specific Contessa, we pick the most interesting road bikes from the 2020 Scott road and gravel range

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The weekly spin: The great ‘Rider of the Year’ debate

Supported by With the 2019 road racing season effectively over, it’s time for the annual “Rider of the Year” debates. Yes, there’s still the six-stage Tour of Guangxi, which starts on Thursday. But none of the riders in the running for Rider of the Year honors are taking part. So with Il Lombardia in the rearview mirror, … The post The weekly spin: The great ‘Rider of the Year’ debate appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Anna Van der Breggen's World Champs S-Works Tarmac and its rainbow chain

Joe Robinson 27 Sep 2019 A custom rainbow chain and cassette for the defending women's road race World Champion. Photos: Peter Stuart When you are as good at riding bikes as Anna Van der Breggen, you can get away with having cool stuff on your bike. The 29-year-old will take to the Bradford start line on Saturday as the defending road race World Champion and as part of a Dutch team that is stacked with a host of favourites for the 2019 title in Yorkshire. Van der Breggen, Vos, Van Vleuten, Majerus – it's honestly frightening. Van der Breggen has been one of the best riders, if not the best, in the world for almost half a decade. She has won all three editions of Liege-Bastogne-Liege Femmines, the previous five Fleche Wallonne titles, two Giro Rosas and one World Championships. This Sunday that roll call could get one race longer ...

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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 .

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Future of Boels-Dolmans in balance as sponsors pull out from end of 2020

Future of Boels-Dolmans in balance as sponsors pull out from end of 2020

Joe Robinson 26 Sep 2019 Both sponsors announce decision to leave sport meaning Dutch team are searching for new backers The future of the world’s most successful women’s cycling team Boels-Dolmans is in the balance as both primary sponsors announced they will leave the sport at the end of 2020. At a press conference during the World Championships in Harrogate, Yorkshire, the team announced it has begun the search for a new primary sponsor as Boels rental service and Dolmans Landscaping would be pulling out from women’s cycling. Dolmans had been part of the team’s inception in 2010 while Boels Rentals came onboard as co-sponsor two years later in 2012. The team’s management stated that the plan is for the team to continue on through 2020 but, as of yet, no replacement has been found. Rumours surrounding the future of the Dutch team began last month when the team of ...

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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 ...

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Team Ineos have lost the services of a key mountain domestique

Team Ineos have lost the services of a key mountain domestique

Joe Robinson 18 Sep 2019 Wout Poels will join Bahrian-Merida to rejoin forces with Rod Ellingworth in 2020 Team Ineos will lose one of their key Grand Tour domestiques as Wout Poels moves to Bahrain-Merida for 2020. It was expected that the Dutchman would move from the British WorldTour team at the end of the season in a bid to pursue his own Grand Tour ambitions in a two-year deal with the team. Talking to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf , Poels confirmed his move to Bahrain-Merida citing former Team Ineos coach Rod Ellingworth as key in his decision, with the duo having worked together since 2015. Ellingworth announced earlier this season that he would be leaving Ineos for Bahrain to take on the role of team principal. Poels told De Telegraaf that Ellingworth 'is also the person who convinced me to ride for this team. I look forward to this ...

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The weekly spin: The Grand Tour Domino Effect

A gust of wind in southeast France, a patch of slippery pavement in Andorra, a touch of wheels in Italy, and three grand tour winners who might never have been. The Vuelta a España is over and the 2019 Grand Tour season is finished. As I look back, I’ve been playing the what-if game. What … The post The weekly spin: The Grand Tour Domino Effect appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Alexandre Vinokourov could be jailed for 'fixing' 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege win

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Belgian prosecutors also seek prison term for Alexander Kolobnev - and hefty fines for both riders

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Vinokourov potentially looking at six-month prison sentence for Liege-Bastogne-Liege corruption case

Vinokourov potentially looking at six-month prison sentence for Liege-Bastogne-Liege corruption case

Joe Robinson 10 Sep 2019 Prosecutors request prison sentence and large fine for role in Liege-Bastogne-Liege corruption case Alexandre Vinokourov and Alexander Kolobonev are looking at being handed six-month prison sentences for corruption if both are found guilty of fixing the 2010 Liege-Bastogne-Liege . The case is currently being heard at the Liege Criminal Court in Belgium and the prosecution has requested that both be handed a six-month jail sentence for passive and active corruption in which Vinokourov is alleged to have paid Kolobnev in order to win the one-day race. The prosecutor's office is also requesting that Vinokourov be handed a €100,000 fine and Kolobonev a €50,000 penalty. It is alleged that Vinokourov, who was riding for Astana at the time, retrospectively paid Kolobonev €150,000 for letting him win the 2010 edition of Liege. These claims first came to light in 2011 when Swiss newspaper L'Illustre claimed Vinokourov had ...

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The weekly spin: Jumbo-Visma’s investment in young talent on display at Vuelta

It was at the 2016 Redlands Cycling Classic that Americans Sepp Kuss and Neilson Powless first made their presence known at the elite level of road racing. It was there, in Southern California’s Inland Empire, that Kuss won the queen stage on Oak Glen, while Powless won the time trial and finished second overall. Forty-one … The post The weekly spin: Jumbo-Visma’s investment in young talent on display at Vuelta appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Alexandre Vinokouruv becomes Ironman 70.3 World Champion

Alexandre Vinokouruv becomes Ironman 70.3 World Champion

Joe Robinson 9 Sep 2019 Astana team boss takes age-group title in Ironman 70.3 competition Astana team boss and one of cycling's greatest pantomime villains, Alexandre Vinokourov has been crowned age-group Ironman World Champion. The former professional cyclist took the Ironman 70.3 World title for the 45 to 49 age group in Nice, France. The Kazakh won in a time of 4:28:47, beating Laurent Lambert of France by 15 seconds. The former Vuelta a Espana champion posted some respectable times en-course to the win. Covering the swim in a mediocre 33 minutes 55 seconds, Vinokourov made his real gains on the 90km bike ride in 2 hours 24 seconds, almost 10 minutes faster than his closest competitor. With that buffer, it was no problem that the 45-year-old lost 5-minutes on the 21.1km run five to Lambert, in 1 hour 25 minutes, as he had done enough on the bike to ...

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