Town Down Under’s lack of buses pleases riders
Teams don't bring their coach buses to the Australian WorldTour race, so each squad is given two cars and a van to use. Read the full article at Town Down Under’s lack of buses pleases riders on VeloNews.com .
Rivals: New Liège-Bastogne-Liège finish favors Sagan
The new finish for the Belgian monument could lead to a sprint showdown between Peter Sagan and others, other riders say. Read the full article at Rivals: New Liège-Bastogne-Liège finish favors Sagan on VeloNews.com .
The weekly spin: The intersection of American football and international cyclocross
In two weeks, international cyclocross and American football will hold the biggest events of their respective seasons on the same day. I’ll be watching both. Because I often find the lead up to the marquee event more interesting than the main event itself — thus explaining my unique affection for E3 Harelbeke and Dwars door Vlaanderen … The post The weekly spin: The intersection of American football and international cyclocross appeared first on CyclingTips .
Riders shoot down aging Andrea Tafi’s Roubaix plan
The 52-year-old is searching for a team that will sign him so he can race Paris-Roubaix in April. Read the full article at Riders shoot down aging Andrea Tafi’s Roubaix plan on VeloNews.com .
Phil Anderson, yellow jerseys, and an ’82 Peugeot
Phil Anderson is an icon of Australian cycling. His successes paved the way for several waves of Australian talent since he retired in 1994. His career peaked in the 1980s, in which years he became the first Australian and non-European, in 1981, to wear the Tour de France yellow jersey as a member of the … The post Phil Anderson, yellow jerseys, and an ’82 Peugeot appeared first on CyclingTips .
What groupsets, tyres and pedals do WorldTour teams use?
The demands and needs WorldTour pro racers place on their equipment are far removed from those of the vast majority of everyday riders, but that doesn’t stop us from enjoying ogling at the latest and greatest kit that the top-end of the sport uses. We’ve spent the last two weeks hassling mechanics at the 2019 edition of the Tour Down Under — the opening race of the season — and from our findings, we’re pleased to present a comprehensive illustrated breakdown of what groupsets, tyres and pedals each WorldTour team will use in 2019. We'll also reveal which teams will exclusively ride disc brakes this season. Best road bikes 2019: how to choose the right one for you WorldTour team bike guide 2019 Road disc brakes: everything you need to know What groupsets do WorldTour pro racers use? For the 2019 season, SRAM, Campagnolo and Shimano are the sole three ...
Analysis: Why the Tour Down Under works
Andrew Hood examines what has made this annual event in Australia so successful. Read the full article at Analysis: Why the Tour Down Under works on VeloNews.com .
Offseason Capsule: Sunweb
Sunweb, the team of extreme order, rules and structure if we are to believe reports. The perfect amalgamation of Dutch and German culture. Certainly one of the most interesting and distinct teams in the World Tour. What we said last year It was a tricky task last year to write about a team trying to follow up on a 2017 season where almost everything went right for Sunweb. Andrew didn’t make any bold predictions but got the basics right about Doom’s then unclear Giro/TdF-plans “In either race, he will be among the favorites.” although like everyone he sort of assumed TD would do either Giro or Tour and that it would most likely be the Tour. That Matthews “may struggle to match his results from 2017” was about right too. That “The rest of the squad will fill in around these two. “ turned out a little too optimistic depending ...
Tools, bits and tips from the WorldTour pits
If you’re looking for unsung heroes of the travelling circus that is the WorldTour, take a walk in the pits. Pro mechanics are up earlier and into bed later than the riders, and their jobs are often without compliment, only complaint in the rare case things do go wrong. Still, the team mechanics are truly … The post Tools, bits and tips from the WorldTour pits appeared first on CyclingTips .
Tour Down Under: Porte takes sixth consecutive Willunga win, Impey seals overall victory
Bevin loses grip on GC to allow Impey to become first rider in race's history to retain title. Read the full article at Tour Down Under: Porte takes sixth consecutive Willunga win, Impey seals overall victory on VeloNews.com .
Ewan defends head-butting sprint
Ewan disagrees with UCI jury's decision and claims headbutts were necessary to avoid crash. Read the full article at Ewan defends head-butting sprint on VeloNews.com .
Double drama at the Tour Down Under: Bevin crashes, Ewan relegated
It’ll go down as one of the most dramatic days in Tour Down Under history. The day the overall leader crashed heavily, jeopardising his chances of a breakout victory. The day the stage winner was controversially relegated for an “irregular sprint”. Two dramatic incidents in the space of half an hour, both of them newsworthy … The post Double drama at the Tour Down Under: Bevin crashes, Ewan relegated appeared first on CyclingTips .
Nothing routine at WorldTour as crashes and controversy light up Tour Down Under
Race leader crashes in final 10 kilometers, while headbutts see sprint victor relegated at Tour Down Under stage 5. Read the full article at Nothing routine at WorldTour as crashes and controversy light up Tour Down Under on VeloNews.com .
Tour Down Under: Philipsen wins stage 5 after Ewan is relegated
Jasper Philipsen is declared the winner of the Tour Down Under's fifth stage after Caleb Ewan is relegated for irregular sprinting. Read the full article at Tour Down Under: Philipsen wins stage 5 after Ewan is relegated on VeloNews.com .
Tour Down Under: Philipsen wins stage 5 after Ewan relegated
Second-placed finisher Jasper Philipsen ( UAE Team Emirates ) was sensationally promoted to first place at the conclusion of stage 5 at the Tour Down Under in Strathalbyn on Saturday after Lotto Soudal 's Caleb Ewan – who was first across the finish line – was relegated. The race jury's ruling meant that Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) was moved up to runner-up on the stage, with Jumbo-Visma's Danny van Poppel being handed third place. Overnight race leader Patrick Bevin (CCC Team) crashed heavily with 10km of the stage remaining, but he battled back bravely to hold onto his race lead by seven seconds from Mitchelton-Scott's Daryl Impey with just one stage to go on Sunday. The New Zealander's injuries, however, had to be assessed at hospital to see whether he'd be capable of defending his ochre leader's jersey on stage 6, and whether he'd even be able to start the stage. ...
Aru’s Giro planning includes Colorado training camp
Fabio Aru plans to spend a few weeks riding in and around Boulder before the Italian grand tour. Read the full article at Aru’s Giro planning includes Colorado training camp on VeloNews.com .
Tour Down Under: Impey wins stage 4
2018 Tour Down Under winner Daryl Impey tops Patrick Bevin to win stage 4. Read the full article at Tour Down Under: Impey wins stage 4 on VeloNews.com .
Andrea Tafi, 52, struggling to find team for Roubaix return
Andrea Tafi is searching for a team that will sign him so he can commemorate his 1999 Paris-Roubaix win by racing it this year. Read the full article at Andrea Tafi, 52, struggling to find team for Roubaix return on VeloNews.com .
Sagan starts season on winning note
The three-time world champion grabs his first victory of 2019 on just his third day of racing. Read the full article at Sagan starts season on winning note on VeloNews.com .