Quiz: Can you name every World Champion and podium since 1927?

Quiz: Can you name every World Champion and podium since 1927?

Joe Robinson 20 Sep 2019 With the World Championships about to start in Yorkshire, Cyclist wants to put your knowledge to the test It's Friday, the World Championships are just about to start in Yorkshire, so let's celebrate with a quiz. Everyone loves a cycling-related quiz, showing off that useless knowledge you've picked up from years of listening to Sherwin, Liggett and Kirby, absorbing like a sponge who came second on Stage 3 of Paris-Nice in 1992. But can you name the riders who made the podium of every elite men's road race World Championships since the inaugural race in 1927 hosted in Nurburgring? It's tough, actually, it's nearly impossible, especially when you start going back to the pre-Merckx days. We will be impressed if you manage to name 150 of the 255 riders. See related Yorkshire 2019 World Championships: Race timings, routes and all you need to know Join ...

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Analysis: Van der Poel, Sagan, Alaphilippe emerge as early worlds favorites

The hilly Yorkshire world championship course favors riders who can climb and sprint. Atop the list of favorites are Mathieu van der Poel, Peter Sagan, and Julian Alaphilippe, among others. Read the full article at Analysis: Van der Poel, Sagan, Alaphilippe emerge as early worlds favorites on VeloNews.com .

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Matthews defeats worlds rivals at Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec

Matthews defeats worlds rivals at Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec

Australian Michael Matthews' took back-to-back victories at the Grand Prix Cycliste de Quebec, crossing the line ahead of Peter Sagan, Greg van Avermaet, and Julian Alaphilippe, all likely rivals at the UCI Road World Championships at the end of this month.

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Pulp's Jarvis Cocker is going to DJ the UCI World Championships

Pulp's Jarvis Cocker is going to DJ the UCI World Championships

Joe Robinson 11 Sep 2019 Live music to accompany racing at World Championships to bring 'carnival atmosphere' What do Jarvis Cocker and The Pigeon Detectives have in common? Both had varied success in or as indie bands, both are from Yorkshire and both will be performing at the UCI World Championships later this month. Alongside soft-pop band The Feeling (who are from West Sussex and not Yorkshire), all will be performing at the World Championships Fan Zone in Harrogate alongside the week of racing. All the gigs will be absolutely free to attend and help bring a toe-tapping end to days of spectacular bike racing with the Fan Zone being open throughout the entire Worlds week, opening its doors on Saturday 21st September. Don't hold your breath for cult classics 'Common People' or 'Disco 2000' as Cocker will be performing solo rather than with 1990s Britpop band Pulp, although the ...

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Mathieu van der Poel to skip the Tokyo 2020 Olympics road race

Mathieu van der Poel to skip the Tokyo 2020 Olympics road race

Joseph Delves 4 Sep 2019 Dutch rider instead focused on winning mountain bike gold Dutch racer Mathieu van der Poel has decided to sit-out the road race at the 2020 Olympics. Having split this season between the disciplines of cyclocross, road and mountainbike, he’s promised to focus on the last of these in Tokyo next year. Widely considered the favourite in this month's World Championships road race, he announced the decision to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf . 'It’s far too difficult to do both, so participation in the road race at the Games is not an option,' he explained 'I thought about it for a while, but that was at an early stage when the first data showed that there was a bigger gap between the road race and the mountain biking.' With just two days between the road race and mountain bike events, he’s hoping the off-road course will ...

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Mathieu van der Poel to skip the Tokyo 2020 Olympic road race

Mathieu van der Poel to skip the Tokyo 2020 Olympic road race

Joseph Delves 4 Sep 2019 Dutch rider instead focused on winning mountain bike gold Dutch racer Mathieu van der Poel has decided to sit-out the road race at the 2020 Olympics. Having split this season between the disciplines of cyclocross, road and mountainbike, he’s promised to focus on the last of these in Tokyo next year. Widely considered the favourite in this month's World Championships road race, he announced the decision to Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf . 'It’s far too difficult to do both, so participation in the road race at the Games is not an option,' he explained 'I thought about it for a while, but that was at an early stage when the first data showed that there was a bigger gap between the road race and the mountain biking.' With just two days between the road race and mountain bike events, he’s hoping the off-road course will ...

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Will tubeless take over in the pro peloton? Here’s what the experts say

Specialized S-Works Turbo RapidAir tubeless road tyre

Have tubulars had their day? Has tubeless for pro riders finally arrived? We asked key players in the industry

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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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Viviani wins EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg

Elia Viviani (Deceuninck-Quickstep) wins his third straight EuroEyes Cyclassics

Elia Viviani ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) claimed his third straight EuroEyes Cyclassics victory in Hamburg on Sunday, taking out the bunch sprint ahead of Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal) and Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data). The European champion timed his surge to perfection, waiting patiently as teammate Michael Morkov set a blistering pace into the final 200m then surged with such force that no one could come around. A hot and sunny late summer day welcomed the peloton to the 216km with a start and finish in Hamburg. In the relatively flat lands of northern Germany, decent climbs are hard to find, but this race always includes four times up the Waseberg - a 700m climb but with a gradient up to 9.7 per cent gradient. All four climbs come in roughly the last third of the race, with the final one only 8 km before finish. However, the race traditionally ends in ...

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UCI survey indicates dominance by big-budget teams curbs the enjoyment of cycling fans

New UCI president David Lappartient with 2014 Worlds winner Michał Kwiatkowski on the start line

A survey commissioned by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) has given a snapshot of fans' opinions on professional cycling, with 50 per cent of those who completed the online survey agreeing that “the outcome of road cycling events is predictable nowadays.” Aspects selected during the survey that were said to reduce the appeal of road races were rider radios/earpieces (48 per cent), the use of power meters (40 per cent) and the variations in budgets between teams (39 per cent). The UCI created the survey as part of a consultation procedure involving cycling’s stakeholders with the aim to better understand and so improve the appeal of road racing. The survey was completed during the Tour de France by 22,364 fans from 134 countries, with many deciding to complete the survey after it was reported on Cyclingnews . 92 per cent were male, with 71 percent of them responding from Europe ...

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Team budgets have negative impact on fans enjoyment, survery suggest

Team budgets have negative impact on fans enjoyment, survery suggest

Joe Robinson 22 Aug 2019 UCI find that team budgets and power metres biggest concerns for fans when considering exciting racing The gulf in team budgets is having a negative impact on fans' enjoyment of cycling, according to the results of a survey conducted by the sport's governing body the UCI. The UCI survey was completed by 22,300 fans from 134 countries as part of an effort to identify ways of improving the viewability of cycling around the globe. A full 76% of respondents agreed with the view that 'the difference in budget between teams can make races less interesting'. It also found that 71% of respondents believe that the concentration of the best riders in a select number of teams also negatively impacts the quality of entertainment. Over half said they agreed with the statement that 'the outcome of races is predictable', although 84% said they nonetheless felt road ...

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Team budgets have negative impact on fans enjoyment, survey suggests

Team budgets have negative impact on fans enjoyment, survey suggests

Joe Robinson 22 Aug 2019 UCI find that team budgets and power metres biggest concerns for fans when considering exciting racing The gulf in team budgets is having a negative impact on fans' enjoyment of cycling, according to the results of a survey conducted by the sport's governing body the UCI . The UCI survey was completed by 22,300 fans from 134 countries as part of an effort to identify ways of improving the viewability of cycling around the globe. A full 76% of respondents agreed with the view that 'the difference in budget between teams can make races less interesting'. It also found that 71% of respondents believe that the concentration of the best riders in a select number of teams also negatively impacts the quality of entertainment. Over half said they agreed with the statement that 'the outcome of races is predictable', although 84% said they nonetheless felt ...

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Yes, you should watch the Vuelta a España – here’s why

Supported by It’s hard to blame anyone for seeing the Vuelta a España as the little brother of cycling’s Grand Tour family. It’s the newest of the trio, “only” in its 74th edition this year. The red winner’s jersey lacks the mystique of the maillot jaune or the maglia rosa, perhaps because it’s only been red since … The post Yes, you should watch the Vuelta a España – here’s why appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The make-pretend races of Etten-Leur

I wonder what one of the Tour de France’s founders and cycling’s greatest writers, Henri Desgrange, would think about the make-pretend time-trial and criterium, hosting the top riders in the world, held in the small Dutch town of Etten-Leur in the weeks after the Tour de France. Would Desgrange channel Emile Zola, his working-class hero … The post The make-pretend races of Etten-Leur appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Bora-Hansgrohe sign Lennard Kamna from Team Sunweb

Lennard Kamna (Teram Sunweb)

Bora-Hansgrohe have confirmed the signing of talented young German stage race rider Lennard Kämna from Team Sunweb as they further strengthen their German-oriented roster and become less reliant on the success of Peter Sagan. The 22-year-old Kämna is a former junior time trial world champion and was second in the under-23 road race World Championships in 2017 in Bergen. He joined Team Sunweb for the 2017 season and rode much of the Vuelta a España before focusing on the Worlds. Kämna is considered one of Germany’s best young stage racers but took time away from the sport in 2018 to reflect on his future and cycling career. He stopped racing after Milan-San Remo but returned last summer at the Tour of Denmark. He has raced a full calendar so far in 2019 and made an impressive Tour de France debut, finishing fourth on stage 18 to Valloire after being in ...

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The Arctic Race of Norway kicks off today, with an in-form Van der Poel hunting stage wins

The Arctic Race of Norway kicks off today, with an in-form Van der Poel hunting stage wins

Joseph Delves 15 Aug 2019 Tough conditions could suit the Dutchman as he returns from a summer spent smashing the mountain bike scene After a break-out Classics season that saw him take wins at Amstel Gold, Dwars door Vlaanderen and Brabantse Pijl, Mathieu van der Poel spent his summer racing mountain bikes. Bagging a trio of wins at recent mountain bike World Cup rounds, he’s now returning to the road at the often rain-lashed Arctic Race of Norway. Looking to further hone his form ahead of a tilt at the World Championships in Yorkshire this September , he’ll be lining up beside French national champion Warren Barguil and Kazakhstan national champion Alexey Lutsenko. The 2.HC rated UCI Europe Tour race might not have a huge profile, but a tough route and stunning scenery often make it worth tuning in for. Returning having won the points competition last year, Van der ...

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Tour de France stage winner Teunissen weighing return to cyclo-cross

Mike Teunissen (Jumbo-Visma) leads the Tour de France

Mike Teunissen , the first stage winner and first leader of this year's Tour de France said he is considering a return to his roots and race a few cyclo-cross events this winter. According to Limburger.nl , Teunissen, the 2013 Cyclo-cross World Champion in the U23 ranks could tackle his first off-road race in three years. "I still have to put together my winter program, but I like it," Teunissen said after taking 18th at the UEC Road Championships on Sunday. His trainer Tim Heemskerk thinks it will be good for Teunissen. "I think cyclo-cross riding is an ideal training incentive in the run-up to the Spring Classics. We still need to coordinate the exact period in which we will do that, but it seems like a very good idea." Teunissen mixed road and cyclo-cross throughout his early career but leaned more toward the road after joining the Rabobank Development ...

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Netherlands tops medal count in home European Championships

The Netherlands win the inaugural Mixed Relay TTT at the European Championships

The UEC Road Championships wrapped up on Sunday, with Elia Viviani (Italy) taking his country's ninth medal of the event, but the absence of any Dutch riders on the elite men's road race podium did not stop the home country from taking the biggest haul of prizes of the event. The Netherlands came away with five gold, two silver and three bronze medals to top the medal table ahead of Italy and Germany, which claimed six podium spots. The home country kicked off the championships with a victory by Shirin van Anrooij in the junior women's time trial, then followed in the afternoon with the mixed relay victory. More wins came in the elite women's time trial with Ellen van Dijk, the junior women's road race with Ilse Pluimers and the elite women's road race with Amy Pieters. The Italian team won the junior men's time trial with Andrea Piccolo, ...

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BikeRadar Podcast Ep 6 | Is it time to ditch ‘The Rules’?

Lauf Grit

Velominati's 'Rules' get dissected, as does the concept of the gravel bike in our latest podcast

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Peter Sagan's road to Yorkshire Worlds runs through Germany, Canada and Belgium

Peter Sagan rides the new Specialized Creo e-bike

Peter Sagan will miss the Vuelta a España as he prepares for the World Championships in Yorkshire, where he is bidding to win a record fourth rainbow jersey. The Slovakian will instead ride five one-day races over the coming weeks, though he is an absentee from this week’s European Championships in Alkmaar. Slovak national coach and Bora-Hansgrohe directeur sportif Jan Valach told Pravda.sk that Sagan’s first race after the Tour de France will come at the EuroEyes Cyclassics Hamburg on August 25. He will then travel to Canada in mid-September for the Grand Prix de Québec and Grand Prix de Montréal, before riding the Primus Classic and Gooikse Pijl in Belgium on the weekend preceding the Worlds road race. "After the Tour de France, Peter took part in a major promotional and exhibition cycling event in Panama," Valach told Pravda , when asked about Sagan’s absence from the European Championships, ...

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