Zak Dempster on the end of one journey and the start of another
In late October, Aussie Zak Dempster announced that the 2019 season would be his last as a professional road racer. The Victorian started racing at the Continental level back in 2006 and joined the pro ranks with NetApp-Endura in 2013. He’s ridden with the Israel Cycling Academy for the past three seasons and will remain … The post Zak Dempster on the end of one journey and the start of another appeared first on CyclingTips .
There will be no Tour of California in 2020
Joe Robinson 30 Oct 2019 The USA's only WorldTour race will be put on hiatus for next season Race organisers have announced that the USA's biggest cycling race, the Tour of California, will not run in 2020. AEG Sports confirmed that the men's and women's WorldTour races would be put on hiatus for next season due to mounting financial challenges, but hope to relaunch in 2022 under a new business model. In a statement, president of the Tour of California Kristin Klein said: 'This has been a very difficult decision to make, but the business fundamentals of the Amgen Tour of California have changed since we launched the race 14 years ago. 'While professional cycling globally continues to grow and we are very proud of the work we have done to increase the relevance of professional cycling, particularly in the United States, it has become more challenging each year to ...
Tour of California will not run in 2020
Supported by The biggest American road race for men and women, the Amgen Tour of California, will not run in 2020. Citing financial pressures, race organisers announced on Tuesday that the race would go “on hiatus” next season. Thank you, fans. It’s been an amazing 14 years. “AEG, the world’s leading sports and live entertainment company, today … The post Tour of California will not run in 2020 appeared first on CyclingTips .
Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Giro d’Italia route
Organizers unveiled the 2020 Giro d’Italia route in Milan on Thursday, and the course they presented offered plenty of highlights to get people talking. There’s the start in Hungary, the climb up Mount Etna, the brutal final week in the mountains, and an individual time trial to close things out. All told, it should be … The post Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Giro d’Italia route appeared first on CyclingTips .
Giro-Sagan is match made in grand tour heaven
Racing the Giro will break the monotony of a schedule Sagan has followed for years - but Italy's gain is Calfornia's loss. Read the full article at Giro-Sagan is match made in grand tour heaven on VeloNews.com .
Giro d'Italia 2020 route reveal: Sagan and Hungary debut
Peter Sagan, and Hungary, will make their Giro d’Italia debut next year, organisers overnight unveiling a more traditional grand tour route with something for everyone despite a gruesome final week.
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Route for the Giro d'Italia 2020 revealed
Joe Robinson 24 Oct 2019 A huge last week in the mountains and three individual time trials in store for those chasing pink Four mountain stages in the final week and three individual time trials look set to define the 2020 Giro d'Italia . The route for the 2020 Giro was announced on Thursday afternoon in Milan confirming the brutal penultimate stage to the summit of Sestriere that tackles the Coll dell'Agnelo, Col d'Izoard and Colle del Monginvero beforehand. This will be the decisive mountain stage of the race after three giant back-to-back mountain days earlier in the final week, all of which are upwards of 200km in length. Stage 16 travels 228km from Udine to San Daniele del Friuli, then the next day sees the race head to Madonna di Campiglio, which will feature for the first time since 2015 and acts as the summit finish of a 202km ...
Peter Sagan to ride Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in 2020
Peter Sagan will race the Giro d'Italia and Tour de France in 2020 for the first time in his career. Read the full article at Peter Sagan to ride Giro d’Italia and Tour de France in 2020 on VeloNews.com .
The weekly spin: 10 cycling books for the holiday season
The holidays are a great time for buying and reading books, whether that means curling up on the couch on a cold day with a good read, gift giving, or both. It’s also a quiet time for the sport of cycling, a perfect opportunity to fill the void with the written (or spoken) word. As … The post The weekly spin: 10 cycling books for the holiday season appeared first on CyclingTips .
Peter Sagan planning to make Giro d'Italia debut in 2020
Joe Robinson 23 Oct 2019 Slovakian looks set to make first appearance at Italian Grand Tour paving way for Sam Bennett to ride Tour de France Peter Sagan looks set to make his Giro d'Italia debut in 2020, potentially paving the way for Sam Bennett to race the Tour de France for Bora-Hansgrohe next season. It was confirmed earlier in the week by race organiser RCS that three-time World Champion Sagan would be in attendance at the Giro's route presentation in Milan this Thursday afternoon. This raised speculation around Sagan making his first appearance at the Italian Grand Tour. This speculation seems to be all but confirmed with the rider himself tweeting on Wednesday morning: 'Hey you! Something important will be announced tomorrow'. Hey you! Something important will be announced tomorrow! pic.twitter.com/GR7fkoxI1p — Peter Sagan (@petosagan) October 23, 2019 Riding the Giro would be a career first for the Slovakian. ...
How to get stronger legs for cycling
Cyclist magazine 21 Oct 2019 Five simple exercises to build your leg strength on the bike Building leg strength is key for any cyclist looking to make notable improvements. While your cardiovascular fitness is paramount, improving the strength of your legs can make you a more powerful climber, explosive sprinter and more rounded rider. Exercises designed to work on your quads, glutes, calves and hamstrings not only make you more powerful but also help improve your balance, strengthen your joints and provide you with good looking legs. Now, you do not need tree trunk legs like Chris Hoy but with these five simple workouts, you will have stronger legs in no time. See related Should you sit or stand when climbing? How far do you need to ride to lose 1kg of fat? Post-ride leg stretches for cyclists Box jumps Why - Box jumps are excellent at improving and developing ...
Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Tour de France route
Tour de France organizers have a tall order to fill in following up a 2019 race that was widely seen as the best Tour in years. The route of this year’s Grand Boucle earned high marks from fans and commentators alike, and that had many eyeing this year’s Tour route reveal with even greater anticipation. … The post Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Tour de France route appeared first on CyclingTips .
The weekly spin: The great ‘Rider of the Year’ debate
Supported by With the 2019 road racing season effectively over, it’s time for the annual “Rider of the Year” debates. Yes, there’s still the six-stage Tour of Guangxi, which starts on Thursday. But none of the riders in the running for Rider of the Year honors are taking part. So with Il Lombardia in the rearview mirror, … The post The weekly spin: The great ‘Rider of the Year’ debate appeared first on CyclingTips .
Out of contract 8: The best riders without a team for 2020
Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2019 If this team raced a Grand Tour, they would be leaving with plenty of stage wins and maybe the overall title The 2019 is all but finished, this Saturday's Il Lombardia being the last race of any significance, and there are still a whole host of world-class cyclists without a contract for next season. As things stand, Rohan Dennis, Sam Bennett, Esteban Chaves and Mark Cavendish are among the raft of talent yet to confirm their futures for 2020. Normally by now, all of your top-shelf talent would have announced their teams for the coming season but this year, things seem a little different. This could be down to the bizarre situation in which many of the best riders in the world have also found themselves on the move this winter already . Tom Dumoulin, Nairo Quintana, Philippe Gilbert, Richard Carapaz to name but a ...
Sagan confirms he won’t try MTB Olympic repeat, regrets missed chance at worlds
The Slovakian superstar wants to go to Tokyo next summer, but confirms he won't be repeating his mountain bike experiment from Rio de Janeiro. Read the full article at Sagan confirms he won’t try MTB Olympic repeat, regrets missed chance at worlds on VeloNews.com .
The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships
What a week in professional cycling. The UCI’s Road World Championships is an annual end-of-season gathering of national federations, sponsors, rider agents, and stakeholders that often delivers not only new world champions but also a flurry of announcements and controversies. The Yorkshire world championships was no exception. The eight-day event began with a new discipline, … The post The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships appeared first on CyclingTips .
The UCI’s terrible rulebook strikes again
How long is serious? How much is significant? Is this a 1-10 scale thing, or a time thing, or are we just going on feeling here? Why are world championships being revoked over nebulous terms? The post The UCI’s terrible rulebook strikes again appeared first on CyclingTips .
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 .
Cyclist predictions: Who we're backing in the 2019 UCI World Championships Road Races
Cyclist magazine 26 Sep 2019 Our predicted winners for the big three road races at the 2019 World Championships Cyclist staffers reveal who they're tipping to claim rainbow jerseys in the three main road races at the 2019 UCI World Championships. Starting with the men’s under-23, followed by the elite women on Saturday and concluding with the elite men on Sunday, here are our picks for the three road race events at the Yorkshire World Championship. Cyclist 's predictions: The 2019 World Championships road races Peter Muir, Editor Under-23 Men : Tom Pidcock – he's on home soil and his cyclocross skills will come in handy when the Yorkshire rain turns the course into a skidpad Elite Women : Marianne Vos – or one of several other Dutch women. In tough conditions she'll have the beating of compatriots Anna van der Breggen and Annemiek van Vleuten Elite Men : Julian ...