Pro Rider Alex Richardson Attacked And Robbed In Richmond Park At Knifepoint

Emma Cole 8 Oct 2021 Alpecin-Fenix rider calls incident 'shocking' and thanks the cycling community for their support Alex Richardson (Alpecin-Fenix) was robbed of his bike at knifepoint by four masked attackers in London’s Richmond Park on Thursday afternoon. Richardson called it a ‘shocking experience’ and urged other cyclists to be careful. The 2018 Lincoln Grand Prix winner revealed on his Instagram that he was chased by four men on motorbikes wearing balaclavas after he finished a training ride in the park at 3pm. The 31-year-old wrote, ‘I knew exactly they wanted to take my bike and started to think what the best thing I could do was.’ View this post on Instagram A post shared by Alexandar Richardson (@alexrichitaly) Realising that Richardson was trying to escape, the attackers rode one of the motorbikes straight at him, flooring him. He said he was still holding onto his bike when the ...

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Arresting Fan Who Caused Massive Tour De France Crash Is A Step Too Far, Say Some Riders

Arresting fan who caused massive Tour de France crash is a step too far, say some riders

Oliver Naesen and Thomas De Gendt see legal punishment as a step too far for overzealous fan. Read the full article at Arresting fan who caused massive Tour de France crash is a step too far, say some riders on VeloNews.com .

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The Peloton Reacts To A Chaotic Opening Day Of The Tour

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} The peloton reacts to a chaotic opening day of the Tour The peloton took to Twitter to share their thoughts on a crazy opening day to the 2021 Tour de France. Read More

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Wout Van Aert Is Belgian National Road Race Champion

Wout van Aert took the Belgian road race title by a whisker in his first race after recovering from appendicitis. The post Wout van Aert is Belgian national road race champion appeared first on CyclingTips .

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How The Pros Prepare For The Tour: Mountain-Stage Recon With Ag2r Citroën

Back in late May, an email dropped into my inbox from AG2R Citroën Team with an invitation. Would I like to tag along on one of these upcoming camps for a day? Silly question, really. Heck, why not! The post How the pros prepare for the Tour: Mountain-stage recon with AG2R Citroën appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Gallery: The Favourites Face Off At The Men’S Tour Of Flanders

The men's Tour of Flanders, through the lenses of the Grubers and Kristof Ramon. The post Gallery: The favourites face off at the men’s Tour of Flanders appeared first on CyclingTips .

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A Requiem For The Supertuck

With the supertuck ban finally having kicked in, we take a trip down memory lane. The post A requiem for the supertuck appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: Your Guide To The 2021 Men’S Tour Of Flanders

It's one of the best races of the year. Here's what you should know. The post Preview: Your guide to the 2021 men’s Tour of Flanders appeared first on CyclingTips .

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What You Need To Know About The Men’S Omloop Het Nieuwsblad

A closer look at what to expect from this year's edition of the cobbled semi-Classic. The post What you need to know about the men’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad appeared first on CyclingTips .

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What The Biggest Transfers Mean For The Men’S Peloton In 2021

These are the moves that matter ahead of the 2021 men's racing season. The post What the biggest transfers mean for the men’s peloton in 2021 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: What You Should Know About The 2020 Milan-San Remo

It’s taken nearly eight and a half months, but the season’s first Monument is finally upon us. Originally scheduled for March 21 then rescheduled for this Saturday August 8 in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, Milan-San Remo is the biggest and most prestigious of Italy’s one-day races. Here’s what you need to know about … The post Preview: What you should know about the 2020 Milan-San Remo appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: What You Need To Know About The 2020 Men’S Strade Bianche

WorldTour racing is back! Strade Bianche was meant to be held on March 7 but after COVID-19 put it (and the rest of the racing calendar) on hold, Italy’s best one-day race (shots fired) was moved back to this Saturday, August 1. So, as we gear up to watch the first top-tier race in more … The post Preview: What you need to know about the 2020 men’s Strade Bianche appeared first on CyclingTips .

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'I Am A Real Cyclist, Not A Virtual One': Sagan And Valverde Struggle With Cycling During Lockdown

'I am a real cyclist, not a virtual one': Sagan and Valverde struggle with cycling during lockdown

Joe Robinson 20 Apr 2020 Both former World Champions are unable to prescribe to the world of virtual bike racing It should come as no surprise that Peter Sagan and Alejandro Valverde are two cyclists who are struggling most with life in lockdown. Two of the biggest individuals in the sport, both have long relied on their instincts and natural racing ability to bring success which has earned a combined six-career Monuments and four World titles. So while the majority of the professional peloton flocks to training apps like Zwift during this elongated break from racing, Sagan and Valverde are among those lacking the motivation to train at their usual intensities. During an Instagram Q&A; at the weekend, Sagan made his opinion on the increased use of virtual racing as a substitute for the real thing pretty clear. 'I am a real cyclist, not a virtual one,' Sagan put bluntly. ...

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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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Belgium And The Netherlands Bring Stacked Squads To World Championships

Belgium and the Netherlands bring stacked squads to World Championships

George Smith 10 Sep 2019 As more names are announced it’s hard to look past the two cycling giants Last week Mathieu van der Poel admitted that he will arrive in Yorkshire as one of the favourites to win the coveted rainbow jersey at the UCI Road World Championships , with the 284.5km route tipped to be dominated by Classics specialists . That will come as a challenge to not only his Dutch teammate Bauke Mollema, but also the rival Belgians, whose panoply of riding talent borders on being a hindrance rather than a benefit. Leading their charge will be Olympic champion and Paris-Roubaix winner Greg Van Avermaet and former World Champion and multiple Monument winner Philippe Gilbert ; though it may do the pair a disservice, their honours are too exhaustive to list here. Behind them, rising star and junior World Champion Remco Evenepoel may even fancy his chances ...

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Eddy Merckx 525 And Ridley Helium Slx Disc Road Bikes Unveiled

One Belgian cycling company, two distinct racing brands – Eddy Merckx and Ridley were at Eurobike showing off new disc versions of their all-round road racing machines. Here we take a look at the new Eddy Merckx 525 and Ridley Helium SLX Disc. Eddy Merckx 525 and 525 Disc New for 2020 are the Eddy … The post Eddy Merckx 525 and Ridley Helium SLX Disc road bikes unveiled appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Laurens De Plus Wins 2019 Binckbank Tour

Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale) wins finale stage 7 at BinckBank Tour

Laurens De Plus ( Jumbo-Visma ) snatched overall victory at the BinckBank Tour from Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) after going on the attack in the final circuit of the Muur of Geraardsbergen. De Plus surged away with Greg Van Avermaet (CCC Team) and Oliver Naesen (AG2R La Mondiale) just before the cobbled Bosberg climb after the Muur had made a first selection. Wellens was isolated and unable to go with the move, with De Plus also sweeping up seven bonus seconds in the late Golden Kilometre sprints. De Plus started the stage just 12 seconds down on Wellens and then gave his all in the final, hectic pursuit match to the finish, gaining enough time to win the WorldTour stage race. Naesen was the strongest on the climb up to the finish on the lower slopes of the Muur, coming past van Avermaet close to the line after his close ...

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Lawrence Naesen To Join Brother Oliver At Ag2r In 2020

Lawrence Naesen and Oliver Naesen

Lawrence Naesen – brother of this year's Milan-San Remo runner-up Oliver Naesen – will make it a family affair at AG2R La Mondiale next season when he joins his older sibling at the French WorldTour team. Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec's Andrea Vendrame will also join AG2R La Mondiale from next year, as will Clément Champoussin, although not until midway through the 2020 season, when he'll step up from feeder team Chambéry Cyclisme Formation. Lawrence Naesen arrives after two seasons at WorldTour level with Lotto Soudal. While he might not yet have the same palmarès as Oliver, Lawrence, at 26, has two years up his sleeve to try to match the older Naesen's four pro victories, which include the 2017 Belgian road race championship and two wins in the Bretagne Classic-Ouest France. Like Oliver, Lawrence is most suited to the spring Classics and one-day races, and rode his first Monuments this season, although ...

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Tour De France 2019 In Numbers | Can You Guess The Fastest Recorded Speed?

Tour de France 2019, Geraint Thomas and Egan Bernal

The key facts and figures from this year’s Tour de France, including Nils Politt's white-knuckle descent

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Peter Sagan’S Stunning S-Works Venge For The 2019 Tour De France

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Green jersey winner gets amazing two-tone custom paint

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