Silver for Aussie junior Plapp in ITT
Australian youngster Luke Plapp almost had his hands on a road race rainbow, setting the fastest time in the men's junior ITT until Belgian Remco Evenepoel came home at warp speed.
Millar: ‘The expectation is that I go to Austria and get beaten’
David Millar says he does not expect to win upcoming election for rider union president Read the full article at Millar: ‘The expectation is that I go to Austria and get beaten’ on VeloNews.com .
Podcast: Talking to the world’s fastest cyclist; worlds preview
Fred talks to the world's fastest cyclist, Denise Mueller-Korenek about how she hit 184mph. Plus, we have a full worlds preview. Read the full article at Podcast: Talking to the world’s fastest cyclist; worlds preview on VeloNews.com .
UCI reforms provide pathway to grand tours
The UCI's slate of reforms won't reduce number of WorldTour teams and will offer ProTeams a clear pathway to the Tour de France. Read the full article at UCI reforms provide pathway to grand tours on VeloNews.com .
The weekly spin: The ageless Katerina Nash
The weekly spin is a new column from our Editor at Large, offering commentary and analysis on topics ranging from racing to tech to industry to travel to simple observations from the saddle. It wasn’t a win. It was a podium finish, behind one of the greatest cyclists of all time and one of the … The post The weekly spin: The ageless Katerina Nash appeared first on CyclingTips .
CPA union set to ignore top riders and hold election
Despite a protest letter signed by 27 prominent pro cyclists, the CPA riders' union will push through presidential election on Thursday. Read the full article at CPA union set to ignore top riders and hold election on VeloNews.com .
World Championships: Van Vleuten leads Dutch sweep of women's time trial
Annemiek van Vleuten (Netherlands) defended her title in the women's individual elite time trial at the UCI Road World Championships with a commanding victory over compatriots Anna van der Breggen (Netherlands) and Ellen van Dijk (Netherlands) to lead a Dutch one-two-three. Van Vleuten was fastest at the intermediate checkpoint and despite a brave performance from Van der Breggen, the more experienced Van Vleuten had enough in the bag to cover the 27.7km course in a time of 34:25, with Van der Breggen 28 seconds down and the only rider to finish within a minute of the winning time. "There are not so many who have won the World Championships twice. For sure I had some pressure but I also had it last year, so it's no different. If you're here starting, you want to win. And I know how beautiful the rainbow jersey is," said the winner. "I know I ...
Women’s TT worlds: Dutch sweep, Annemiek repeats
Continuing her run of 2018 victories, Annemiek van Vleuten wins her second world TT title in a row, leading a Dutch sweep of the medals. Read the full article at Women’s TT worlds: Dutch sweep, Annemiek repeats on VeloNews.com .
World Championships 2018: Van Vleuten comfortable winner on all Dutch podium
Joe Robinson 25 Sep 2018 Four Dutch riders in the top 10 as Van Vleuten defends her rainbow jersey The elite women's World Championship individual time trial proved an all-Dutch affair as Annemiek van Vleuten pipped compatriots Anna van der Breggen and Ellen van Dijk to claim the rainbow jersey. Van Vleuten managed to hold on throughout the second half of the course to beat Van der Breggen by 29 seconds, securing her second consecutive world time trial title. The 35-year-old covered the 28.5km course in a time of 34 minutes, 25 seconds. The Dutch registered four riders in the top 10, thanks to Lucinda Brand's sixth place, while the Americans also managed an impressive showing with fifth, seventh and tenth for Leah Thomas, Amber Neben and Tayler Wiles respectively. %u261D @AvVleuten pic.twitter.com/nNm7UzXHok — Eurosport UK (@Eurosport_UK) September 25, 2018 Bronze medalist Van Dijk took the early hot seat, taking ...
Worlds: Belgian Remco Evenepoel triumphs in men’s junior TT
The former soccer player switched to cycling in 2017 and has quickly found success. Read the full article at Worlds: Belgian Remco Evenepoel triumphs in men’s junior TT on VeloNews.com .
Teams hope to revive TTT championship by next season
Discussions are underway to somehow bring back the rider-favorite worlds TTT in some capacity. Read the full article at Teams hope to revive TTT championship by next season on VeloNews.com .
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World Championships: Evenepoel wins junior men's time trial
Pre-race favourite Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) delivered a comprehensive win in the junior time trial at the UCI Road World Championships, putting over a minute into his nearest rivals over the 27.7km course in Innsbruck, Austria. The European road and time trial champion averaged 50kph over the rolling course and set a time off 33:15. The 18-year-old even had time to start his celebrations with over 50m to go before wheeling to a halt at the line and greeting his family. Lucas Plapp (Australia) had set the provisional fastest time but had to settle for second place and a well-deserved silver medal, after finishing 1:23 down on Evenepoel, with Italy's Andrea Piccolo securing the bronze medal, 1:37 down on the new world champion. Plapp, a world champion on the track, had blitzed through the course earlier, and set the fastest time by some 19 seconds at the 18km mark. Unlike many ...
How to set up road tubeless tyres
Road tubeless setup can seem like a bit of a dark art to the uninitiated, but the technology has improved massively in recent years. Here, we demystify the process and explain exactly how to set up your road tubeless tyres. Best road bike tyres in 2018: everything you need to know Why gravel roads made me a believer in road tubeless Mavic road tubeless is late to the party but safer and easier than others, company claims Anatomy of a road tubeless setup To understand how to set up your road tubeless tyres, it’s first useful to explain what makes up a tubeless setup and what each component does. Tubeless tape Tubeless tape is an airtight rim tape that is applied to the bed of a rim to seal up spoke holes and rim joins. There are a few variations of tape available, with some rated for both road and ...
On Loving Worlds
We enjoyed Ponferrada. We loved Richmond. We tolerated Qatar. We pined for Bergen. This time, it’s different. Welcome, one and all, to climbers’ Worlds. As an aficionado of the mountains for as long as I’ve been watching this sport, I have been waiting for this. It’s been a couple of years since Innsbruck was confirmed as the host of the upcoming championships, but from the very start the promise was of enough altitude metres to make Tenzing Norgay sit up and take notice. It has not disappointed. For the record, the exact number of altitude metres is 4,670. Which is the rough equivalent of climbing Alpe d’Huez five times. Wow, Conor, what a relatable and clever comparison. It’s not just the road race that’s exciting me, however. We’ve already had the team time-trials, two acceptably good warm-ups, and now we’re heading into the races that, y’know, people actually care about. ...
World Championships: Dutch fab four rival for women's time trial title in Innsbruck
The elite women will contest the individual time trial at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck on Tuesday. The Netherlands will field the team to beat with defending champion Annemiek van Vleuten , Anna van der Breggen , Ellen van Dijk and Lucinda Brand . The women will race 27.8km from Hall-Wattens to Innsbruck. The route is entirely flat for the first 10km to Baumkirchen before kicking up over the short climb. The second half of the circuit is hillier with a climb up to Absam at roughly 18km, followed by a descent and then a rolling section before a fast run-in to the finish line. Van Vleuten won the individual time trial title in Bergen last year and lines up as the defending champion in Innsbruck. She is the overwhelming favourite to repeat as champion, having won time trials at the Women's Herald Sun Tour, Emakumeen Bira, ...
World Championships: Jungels, Dennis, Van der Breggen talk team time trial – Podcast
The 2018 UCI Road World Championships have kicked off in Innsbruck, Austria, in the mountainous Tirol region of the Alps, with the elite women's and men's trade team time trails on Sunday. In this edition of the Cyclingnews podcast, brought to you in association with Prendas Ciclismo, Pinarello and Floyds of Leadville, Kirsten Frattini and Stephen Farrand discuss the winning performances from teams Quick-Step Floors and Canyon-SRAM . It was the final edition of the trade team event, after a seven-year run, before the UCI take steps toward a national team version of the discipline at next year's World Championships in Yorkshire. We hear from Quick-Step Floors' Bob Jungels , BMC Racing's Rohan Dennis and Boels-Dolmans' Anna van der Breggen on the official end of the trade team time trial, as they look ahead to the individual event. The World Championship shifts into the national team events on Monday; individual ...
Commentary: Jan Ullrich’s journey from spotlight to shadow
Once heralded as cycling's wunderkind, Jan Ullrich never got accustomed to the glare of the media spotlight. Read the full article at Commentary: Jan Ullrich’s journey from spotlight to shadow on VeloNews.com .
McNulty frustrated at missing medals in Worlds time trial
For the first time in three years, Brandon McNulty (USA) missed the podium in the individual time trial at the UCI Road World Championships . The 2016 junior world champion and last year's silver medalist in the U23 ranks had no answers to the questions of journalists surprised to see him finish 53 seconds behind winner Mikkel Bjerg (Denmark) in seventh place on Monday. "It's pretty frustrating. Everything felt right, I just wasn't going fast I guess," McNulty dead-panned. One journalist suggested the wind might have changed for the later starters. "It's hard to say if the wind changed or not. If everyone at the end was struggling then maybe it did. I'm not sure though," McNulty said. Was it the matter of a heavier season of racing and fatigue? McNulty didn't think so. "I think the power was there, I just don't know where the speed was. Obviously, I've ...
Israel Cycling Academy sign sprinter Rudy Barbier from AG2R La Mondiale
Israel Cycling Academy are continuing their push toward a future invitation to the Tour de France, adding another French rider to the 2019 roster in the form of sprinter Rudy Barbier from AG2R La Mondiale . The 25-year-old has ridden with AG2R for the past two seasons following four seasons on French Continental team Roubaix Lille Metropole. Barbier has two professional wins to his credit at the 2016 Cholet-Pays de Loire and the 2017 Paris-Bourges. "Rudy has a great potential as a sprinter and in helping out in races," said the team manager Kjell Carlstrom. "We believe he can improve from where he is now with getting more possibilities in races. He can add to the strengths we have in races and add some valuable experience in others." The signing is the second former WorldTour rider to join the team for 2019 after Israel Cycling Academy signed Matthias Brandle from ...