Bikes of the Tour de France: Simon Yates' stage winning Scott Addict RC disc
Peter Stuart 18 Jul 2019 Simon Yates won the mountainous Stage 12 of the Tour, and his weapon of choice was a Scott Addict RC Simon Yates' Tour de France victory on the mountainous Stage 12 , over the Col de Peyresourde and Hourquette d'Ancizan, was a perfect showcase for the brand new top-spec Scott Addict RC. Playing super-domestique to his brother, Adam, we may not have expected to see much of Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates on the podium this year, but sprinting to a win from a long break, he showed his incredible form. Image 14 of 21 Image 14 of 21 170mm cranks Yates' bike is a size small, roughly 52cm top tube, befitting his 5'8" frame. With that in mind, it's no surprise to see rather short 170mm Shimano Dura-Ace cranks being used. The non-standard spec attests to meticulous attention to bike fit. Image 20 of 21 Image ...
5 key climbs from the 2019 Tour de France
With the Tour de France entering the Pyrenees, here are the five climbs where the yellow jersey will be won and lost
Cervelo Aspero first-ride review: The go-fast gravel bike
Gravel bikes these days fall somewhere on a spectrum that ranges from ultra-capable and adventure-ready, to pared-down and race-ready, and Cervelo is being very clear where its new Aspero gravel machine falls on that spectrum. The generous tire clearance and multi-diameter wheel compatibility are obvious nods to versatility, but whichever wheel and tire setup you … The post Cervelo Aspero first-ride review: The go-fast gravel bike appeared first on CyclingTips .
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All the famous mountain bike jumps over the Tour de France
A history of hucking the famous peloton
Top four mountain bike jumps in Tour de France history
On stage 10 of the 2019 Tour de France, in what is becoming something of a tradition, a mountain biker jumped over the peloton. Some people think this stunt is an accident waiting to happen, that it’s highly irresponsible. Others think it’s inspirational. Some simply think it animates the Tour. For many mountain bikers these … The post Top four mountain bike jumps in Tour de France history appeared first on CyclingTips .
Today at the Tour: After crosswinds shuffle the deck, the peloton pauses
Generally, when people use the phrase “the winds of change,” they’re speaking metaphorically. After nine and half days of racing at the Tour de France, the winds of change blew quite literally on the peloton Monday, shaking up the general classification just 35km before the first rest day was set to begin. On the open … The post Today at the Tour: After crosswinds shuffle the deck, the peloton pauses appeared first on CyclingTips .
Watch: Mountain biker jumps over Tour de France peloton
Daredevil mountain biker Valentin Anouilh jumped the Tour de France peloton on his mountain bike on Monday Read the full article at Watch: Mountain biker jumps over Tour de France peloton on VeloNews.com .
Specialized finally enters the e-road bike market with the Turbo Creo SL
The new Turbo is claimed to be the lightest e-bike in its class
Specialized’s Turbo Creo SL is a marvel of technology, with a price tag to match
They’re gorgeous. They’re electric. They’re surprisingly light. They handle like a conventional bike. And wow, are they expensive. Say hello to the Turbo Creo SL, Specialized’s new line of high-performance electric bikes, a marvel of technology three years in the making. Riding one might just change how you feel about e-bikes. Financing one might just … The post Specialized’s Turbo Creo SL is a marvel of technology, with a price tag to match appeared first on CyclingTips .
Jack Haig’s Tour de France Diary: Eating routines and rest days
Ten days in and I’m starting to get tired. This first block before the first rest day has been quite tough. We haven’t had many crazy-hard days, but every day has been quite long. The one day that stands out is stage 8 — that day scared me a little. As a climber I was … The post Jack Haig’s Tour de France Diary: Eating routines and rest days appeared first on CyclingTips .
Tour de France 2019: Wout van Aert sprints to victory on Stage 10 as key GC riders lose time
George Smith 15 Jul 2019 Some teams take advantage of the crosswinds to gain time on rivals as Wout van Aert springs to Stage 10 victory at the 2019 Tour de France Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) outsprinted the likes of Elia Viviani ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) and Caleb Ewan ( Lotto-Soudal ) to take the win on Stage 10 of the 2019 Tour de France . A cyclocross rider beating the best sprinters in the world should really have been the day's biggest news, the main story was happening behind where many riders saw their hopes of overall victory disappearing up the road as splits in the peloton saw riders such as Thibaut Pinot ( Groupama-FDJ ) lose over a minute. After a tame day for the riders, attacks in the wind led to large gaps opening up splits in the peloton separating the GC riders, while Van Aert timed his ...
Photo gallery: Team bikes of the 2019 Tour de France, part one
The Tour de France is obviously a competition between the racers themselves, but for road bike gearheads, it’s also the premier showcase for the best the road world has to offer. The most advanced carbon fiber framesets, the fastest aero wheels, and every special touch and custom trick that the world’s finest mechanics have up … The post Photo gallery: Team bikes of the 2019 Tour de France, part one appeared first on CyclingTips .
World champion Courtney doubles up in Les Gets
Kate Courtney (Scott-SRAM) re-established her dominance in the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup with her third XCO win in four rounds on Sunday in Les Gets, France. Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory) recovered from over-extending herself in the first lap to finish second, while Germany's Elizabeth Brandau had her best-ever World Cup finish with third. After faltering at the 2,000-metre altitude in Andorra last weekend, Courtney showed that she remains the strongest woman in the cross-country this season at the slightly lower 1,200 metres in Les Gets. Neff had her usual fast start, but then slowed on the climbs, dropping nearly a minute back of the lead group. Courtney attacked out of the group, and had a 14-second gap by the start of the second lap. The chase was led by Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Canyon Factory), who was joined by Brandau, Sina Frei (Ghost Factory), Italian champion Eva Lechner and, remarkably, ...
Tour de France 2019: Thomas De Gendt goes long to win Stage 8 while the French take time on GC
Jack Elton-Walters 13 Jul 2019 Thomas De Gendt won the stage but Thibaut Pinot arguably had the best day on Stage 8 of the 2019 Tour de France Thomas De Gendt ( Lotto-Soudal ) won Stage 8 of the 2019 Tour de France after getting away in the day's breakaway and then going solo late in the stage. Despite the power of the chase, the Belgian maintained enough of a time advantage to cross the line first. Finishing not long after the day's winner were Thibaut Pinot ( Groupama-FDJ ) and Julian Alaphilippe ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) who had got clear of the group of favourites; Pinot looking to take time and Alaphilippe aiming to recover the yellow jersey - both objectives were achieved. Despite a crash and bike change, Geraint Thomas (Team Ineos) minimised his time loss. See related Tour de France 2019: Route maps, riders, live TV guide and ...
Van der Poel and Courtney take Short Track openers at Les Gets World Cup
The Mountain Bike World Cup moved to the French Alps in Les Gets for round four on Friday. While not as high as last week's races in Andorra, riders still had to contend with an altitude of 1,200 metres and dry, dusty conditions on a rough grass track with steep climbing. Racing began with the XCC (Short Track), and the women's race was whittled down to a lead group of 10 riders with two laps to go in the seven-lap race, when world champion and World Cup leader Kate Courtney (Scott-SRAM) attacked on the first climb of the second-to-last lap. Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Canyon Factory), Germany's Elizabeth Brandau and Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory) formed the chase group, but could not make any headway on the seven-second gap Courtney opened on her way to winning her second XCC of the season, extending her lead in the overall standings. Ferrand Prevot took ...
Top 12 quotes from the first week of the Tour de France
Supported by It’s been a thrilling and unpredictable first week of the Tour de France. After seven of the 21 stages here’s a look back at who said what during the first week: “Tactics? Nerves, stress, risks — all these are more important than tactics in cycling.” — Nairo Quintana’s Movistar boss Eusebio Unzue waves his arms … The post Top 12 quotes from the first week of the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .
Van Garderen abandons Tour de France with broken thumb
Tejay van Garderen ( EF Education First ) will not start stage 8 at the 2019 Tour de France after fracturing his thumb in a crash early during stage 7 on Friday. The American went down just 7km into the 230km stage from Belfort to Chalon-Sur-Saone, finishing the final 223km after visiting the medical car, but his team said Friday evening that the 30-year-old's injuries were too severe to continue. Doctors from EF Education First and the race examined van Garderen immediately at the finish line and determined the rider required an X-ray, which was performed by the race radiologist. The X-ray confirmed that van Garderen had broken his hand. "After today’s stage, Tejay had his wounds cleaned and bandaged," said EF Education First doctor Kevin Sprouse. "We then went for an X-ray. In addition to multiple abrasions, it was determined that he has a non-displaced fracture at the base ...
Van Garderen out of Tour with fractured hand
Supported by Tejay van Garderen is out of the 2019 Tour de France after fracturing his hand in a crash. The 30-year-old American hit the deck in the early goings of Friday’s stage. Seven kilometers into the day, van Garderen hit a traffic island and went down along with Jumbo-Visma’s Mike Teunissen. ???? Crash for @TejayVan and … The post Van Garderen out of Tour with fractured hand appeared first on CyclingTips .