Gallery: Mark Cavendish’S 34 Tour De France Wins Across 14 Years

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} Gallery: Mark Cavendish's 34 Tour de France wins across 14 years A visual history of Mark Cavendish's long, record-equalling love affair with the Tour. Read More

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Mark Cavendish Matches Eddy Merckx’S Stage Win Record

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} Mark Cavendish matches Eddy Merckx's stage win record Mark Cavendish overcame a chaotic leadout to take his 34th Tour de France stage win, matching Eddy Merckx’s stage win record. Cavendish has played down his hunt for the stage win record, batting back questions on the subject at press conferences throughout the Tour. But as he embraced teammates and Deceuninck-Quickstep staff it was clear […] Read More

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Painfully Close: Giacomo Nizzolo’S Giro Record Makes For Tough Reading

It's going to mean the world when Nizzolo finally gets his stage win ... The post Painfully close: Giacomo Nizzolo’s Giro record makes for tough reading appeared first on CyclingTips .

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‘You Can See The Power You Need To Survive The Tour De France’ - Marcel Kittel Reflects On His Most Successful Years

Marcel Kittel during the 2016 Tour de France (Picture: Corbis via Getty Images/ Tim De Waele) Marcel Kittel retired from professional cycling as not only one of the best sprinters of his generation, but one of the most successful in the history of the Tour de France.

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Bobby & Jens: Marcel Kittel On Joy, Agony, And The Gift Of Great Hair

Bobby & Jens: Marcel Kittel on joy, agony, and the gift of great hair

Tune in for our exclusive interview with the 15-time grand tour stage winner. Read the full article at Bobby & Jens: Marcel Kittel on joy, agony, and the gift of great hair on VeloNews.com .

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Tom Dumoulin’S Break From Cycling Reminds Us Of The Fragility Of 'Superhuman' Cyclists

Joe Robinson 25 Jan 2021 Decision to walk away should be applauded for its honesty and bravery Decision to walk away should be applauded for its honesty and bravery Words : Joe Robinson There will be a Tom Dumoulin -shaped hole in the 2021 professional cycling season. On Saturday morning it was announced that the Dutchman would be leaving the Jumbo-Visma team camp with immediate effect, putting his racing career on pause. Only a day after his team had plotted the 30-year-old’s route to this summer’s Tour de France , Dumoulin had retired from the sport of cycling. Albeit a temporary decision with a door open for his return, but for now, he is no longer a professional cyclist. The 2017 Giro d’Italia winner had been struggling to keep his body in working order over the past 18 months. A crash that saw him leave the 2019 Giro had plagued ...

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Wout Van Aert, Marcel Kittel Extend Support To Tom Dumoulin After Call To Take Career Break

Wout van Aert, Marcel Kittel extend support to Tom Dumoulin after call to take career break

Team reveals Dumoulin had been receiving professional help for past year, supports Dutchman in mutual decision to take career break. Read the full article at Wout van Aert, Marcel Kittel extend support to Tom Dumoulin after call to take career break on VeloNews.com .

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Marcel Kittel Talks Us Through His Best Year

Marcel Kittel. Photo by Yuzuru Sunada Ahead of our phone call we had tentatively agreed to talk about Kittel’s 2017 season when he claimed five Tour de France victories to take his overall and ultimately final tally to 14. A few days before we spoke, he messaged to say he was now thinking it was 2014, the first year in which […]

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Marcel Kittel Talks Us Through His Best Year

Marcel Kittel. Photo by Yuzuru Sunada Ahead of our phone call we had tentatively agreed to talk about Kittel’s 2017 season when he claimed five Tour de France victories to take his overall and ultimately final tally to 14. A few days before we spoke, he messaged to say he was now thinking it was 2014, the first year in which […]

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Specialized Launches S-Works Ares Shoes

Will Strickson Stu Bowers Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 16:59 The new Specialized S-Works Ares are sprinting shoes that may solve comfort and efficiency problems throughout the peloton £375 The new Specialized S-Works Ares are the latest shoes to come from the mould of the S-Works 7 as part of Specialized's mission to create more shoes for specific riding and racing styles. Named after the Greek god of war, the Ares is a sprint specialist that, thanks to Specialized's partnership with Deceuninck-QuickStep, was developed with the support of Sam Bennett. While Specialized has been trying to build the Ares since the S-Works 5 alongside superstars like Mark Cavendish and Marcel Kittel, the 2020 Tour de France Green Jersey winner's ability to articulate exactly what he needed from his shoes in the sprint was the key. Image 3 of 21 Image 3 of 21 Specialized S-Works Ares: What is it good ...

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Bikeradar’S Best Rides Of 2020 | 6 Epic Road, Gravel And Mtb Adventures

BikeRadar's best rides of 2020

"Cycling is the tonic to the chaos surrounding us"

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Bank Holiday Tweets Of The Weeks: Marcel Kittel, Remco Evenepoel And Lizzie Deignan

Here are the best tweets this week (Picture: Instagram/@marcelkittel) Looks like many of us in the UK will be facing another bank holiday in lockdown, but fortunately the pros have been tapping away at keyboards and phones to keep us entertained.

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Here’S The Bike Tech We Want To See In 2020

Chainless bicycle drivetrain

New drivetrains, a fanny hammock and magic tyres make the list

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Best Cyclists In The World: Professional Cycling Team Of The Decade

Joe Robinson 7 Dec 2019 Check who made our eight rider team of the decade. Let us know if you agree with our choices or not With 2019 coming to an end and 2020 quickly approaching, one final question remains: who would be in the professional cycling team of the decade? It’s a tough task condensing the cream of this decade’s crop into eight riders but when you consider not only the results, but the context of those victories, some riders truly stand head and shoulders above the rest. We asked our Twitter followers for suggestions. Plenty of the same names popped up as well as some surprises, while some of you forgot that this decade is more than just the season just gone. Also, for all those suggesting Tom Boonen, yes, he was a great rider but only two of his seven Monument wins came this side of the ...

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Cyclist Magazine's Team Of The Decade

Joe Robinson 6 Dec 2019 Check who made our eight rider team of the decade. Let us know if you agree with our choices or not With 2019 coming to an end and 2020 quickly approaching, one final question remains: who would be in the professional cycling team of the decade? It’s a tough task condensing the cream of this decade’s crop into eight riders but when you consider not only the results, but the context of those victories, some riders truly stand head and shoulders above the rest. We asked our Twitter followers for suggestions. Plenty of the same names popped up as well as some surprises, while some of you forgot that this decade is more than just the season just gone. Also, for all those suggesting Tom Boonen, yes, he was a great rider but only two of his seven Monument wins came this side of the ...

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Dowsett: '2019 Was The Most Difficult Season Of My Career'

Dowsett: '2019 was the most difficult season of my career'

Joe Robinson 4 Dec 2019 Before Israel Cycling Academy came calling, Dowsett considered a year riding without a team to prepare for the Olympics Alex Dowsett has called 2019 ‘the most difficult contract year of his life’ after being left in the dark during the sale of Katusha-Alpecin’s WorldTour licence to the Israel Cycling Academy . Rumours of whether Katusha-Alpecin would continue beyond 2019 followed the team for most of the year with the official line being that they would remain through to 2020. This turned out to be false with team owner Igor Makarov eventually selling the team’s licence to the Israeli ProContinental team. However, this was done after assurances had been given to 11 contracted riders that their deals would be honoured for the following season. By the time it was clear a deal would be struck, Israel Cycling Academy had already made a raft of their own ...

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The Departed: The Best Eight Riders Retiring In 2019

Joe Robinson 20 Nov 2019 A Grand Tour team composed of those hanging up their wheels at the end of the year With every season in professional cycling comes the ending of careers. Retirements of the peloton’s old guard, hanging up their wheels to make space for the next generation below them. This year’s crop of retirees seems to be a particular vintage as some of cycling’s most loved sons decide to explore their next adventures. Among them are the likes of superstar sprinter Marcel Kittel, cycling hardman Laurens Ten Dam and underrated Flanders supremo Stijn Devolder. With such talent departing cycling for 2020, Cyclist thought the obvious thing to do would be to create a Grand Tour team of this year’s retiring riders. If you think we have missed someone out, let us know! Laurens Ten Dam The wolfman from the very north of the Netherlands is ending a ...

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Andre Greipel Terminates Contract With Arkea-Samsic

Andre Greipel terminates contract with Arkea-Samsic

Joe Robinson 2 Oct 2019 Could this be the end of the road for the German sprinter? Andre Greipel could be the next high-profile sprinter to retire from the sport after the German terminated his contract with Arkea-Samsic. The 37-year-old made a request to team manager Emmanuel Hubert to end his two-year deal a season early which the team agreed to. Greipel said he will announce his next steps in November after taking a holiday and time away from his social media accounts. 'About four weeks ago I asked the management of the team to terminate the contract towards the end of the year. Emmanuel Hubert and the team management have agreed to this request,' said Greipel. 'I am very grateful for the cooperation we had in 2019. I would have liked to have extended the season’s results, but I was not optimally prepared for my season highlights.' Greipel then ...

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Cyclingtips Podcast: Electronic Drivetrain Gremlins

This week’s episode comes to you from Rapha’s Boulder, Colorado clubhouse. We talk Vuelta a Espana, Marcel Kittel’s retirement, the Colorado Classic, and then James brings up something a bit controversial: Electronic drivetrains aren’t always reliable. Is he advocating for going back to mechanical? Maybe. Click here for a direct download, and here to listen on Soundcloud. The CyclingTips … The post CyclingTips Podcast: Electronic drivetrain gremlins appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The Weekly Spin: Philosophy And Perspective With Nathan Haas

Back in May, just prior to the Amgen Tour of California, I had a memorable conversation with Australian Nathan Haas about a number of topics. Some were timely, such as his season to that point, and teammate Marcel Kittel’s announcement that he was breaking his contract with Katusha-Alpecin. But Haas consistently delivered thoughtful, timeless answers that … The post The weekly spin: Philosophy and perspective with Nathan Haas appeared first on CyclingTips .

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