What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets

If there’s anything that’s captured public opinion in the nutrition and diet space in the last month or so, it’s The Game Changers film. It’s the latest in a long line of diet “documentaries”, promoting a specific way of eating for optimal health or athletic performance, based around the stories and experiences of an individual. … The post What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Video: USA Cycling’s cross report from Supercross Cup and Major Taylor Cup

Video: USA Cycling’s cross report from Supercross Cup and Major Taylor Cup

USA Cycling's video highlights from this past weekend's Pro CX action at the Supercross Cup and and Major Taylor Cup races. Produced by Bill Schieken of CXHairs Media and Dirtwire.TV. Read the full article at Video: USA Cycling’s cross report from Supercross Cup and Major Taylor Cup on VeloNews.com .

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How to Reach Optimal Body Composition

How to Reach Optimal Body Composition

Overall weight doesn’t tell the whole story for endurance athletes. Understanding Body Composition and its impact on performance is an important step in optimizing your training and racing. For more on Body Composition and other topics check out Ask a Cycling Coach Ep 231 What is Body Composition? Body composition is the proportion of fat…

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Men’s road transfer season, analysed: Three good fits, three questionable moves

Now that most of the marquee signings are in the books for this transfer season, it’s a great time to take a closer look at how the big names could fit in with their new squads. After all, the chance to critique big-money decisions knowing only some of the full context and with several months … The post Men’s road transfer season, analysed: Three good fits, three questionable moves appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The Departed: the best eight riders retiring in 2019

Joe Robinson 20 Nov 2019 A Grand Tour team composed of those hanging up their wheels at the end of the year With every season in professional cycling comes the ending of careers. Retirements of the peloton’s old guard, hanging up their wheels to make space for the next generation below them. This year’s crop of retirees seems to be a particular vintage as some of cycling’s most loved sons decide to explore their next adventures. Among them are the likes of superstar sprinter Marcel Kittel, cycling hardman Laurens Ten Dam and underrated Flanders supremo Stijn Devolder. With such talent departing cycling for 2020, Cyclist thought the obvious thing to do would be to create a Grand Tour team of this year’s retiring riders. If you think we have missed someone out, let us know! Laurens Ten Dam The wolfman from the very north of the Netherlands is ending a ...

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BikeRadar Podcast Ep 12: Future trends in mountain biking

BikeRadar Podcast Ep 12: Future trends in mountian biking

What are the upcoming trends in mountain biking? Tom and Seb look to the future to see what we'll be riding next

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BikeRadar Podcast Ep 12: Future trends in mountian biking

BikeRadar Podcast Ep 12: Future trends in mountian biking

What are the upcoming trends in mountain biking? Tom and Seb look to the future to see what we'll be riding next

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Steve Cummings has retired from professional cycling, here's a recap of his best win

Joe Robinson 20 Nov 2019 The 38-year-old hangs up his wheels. Let's remember when he became a cycling sensation Steve Cummings has retired at the age of 38. A former road and time trial National Champion, three-time Grand Tour stage winner, Tour of Britain champion. But that’s not why you’ll remember him. The Merseyside rider will be remembered for a short 14 month period during his career where he was completely unstoppable. Starting in the July of 2015, ending in the September of 2016, Cummings etched out one of the most recent in phenomenon in professional cycling. It earned him six victories, fear among his peers and a resurgence to his career. Each win followed a formula. Kilometre after kilometre, stage after stage, he would mope around at the back of the peloton, like a grumpy schoolboy, hanging a metre or two off the next-final rider. Each day he will ...

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Wolf Tooth EnCase Bar Kit One multi-tool review: Tiny size, big on function

The proliferation of dropper seatposts and the advent of enduro racing have effectively killed off the use of seat packs on mountain bikes, ushering in a subsequent flood of clever options for on-bike storage of spares and tools. That sort of integration has been slower to make its way over to the road side, but … The post Wolf Tooth EnCase Bar Kit One multi-tool review: Tiny size, big on function appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Froome Olympic bid dented with announcement of road race quotas

Four-time Tour champion will start as part of a Great Britain team of four, against the five-man teams of many key rivals. Read the full article at Froome Olympic bid dented with announcement of road race quotas on VeloNews.com .

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Froome taking nothing for granted in race to return for the 2020 Tour and Olympics

Four-time Tour de France winner using cupping therapy and cryotherapy as he works toward returning to full strength after career-threatening crash in June. Read the full article at Froome taking nothing for granted in race to return for the 2020 Tour and Olympics on VeloNews.com .

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SwiftCarbon auctions bike for mental health awareness

It was a year ago that Jonathan Cantwell – a husband, father, former pro cyclist and a friendly face in the Melbourne cycling scene – left this world. In memory of Cantwell, SwiftCarbon is auctioning off a bike with proceeds going towards mental health support and awareness initiatives. Cantwell rode SwiftCarbon bikes in his time … The post SwiftCarbon auctions bike for mental health awareness appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Team GB qualifies just 4 men, 2 women, for Tokyo Olympic road races; Callum Skinner calls for British elite sport overhaul; "Why does everyone hate cyclists?"; Movistar unveil Alé as new sponsor; Sagan in Lego + more on the live blog

Chris Froome at Rio 2016 (picture Alex Whitehead, SWPix.com)

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Valverde’s road to Tokyo goes through the Tour

Bucking a trend among some of the top riders, Alejandro Valverde will race in July ahead of the Olympic Games in August. Read the full article at Valverde’s road to Tokyo goes through the Tour on VeloNews.com .

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Vosper: Shimano’s new gearbox + e-bikes = the future of just about everything

Even as smart and well thought-through as it clearly is, the true significance of Shimano’s new gearbox patent in the e-bike era is its potential to redefine how disruptive new technologies can succeed in the bicycle business. And that has huge implications for the health and long-term direction of the industry itself. Shifting the shifting paradigm The bike boom of the 1970’s was created and defined by a disruptive product technology: the drop-bar racing-style bicycle, and more importantly, by its derailleur drivetrain. Some number of chainrings up front, some number of cogs on a freewheel in the rear, and the whole system enabled by one or more increasingly sophisticated derailleurs to move the chain around. Functionally, the whole point of the derailleur drivetrain was to allow a cyclist to go faster and farther over more varied terrain with less effort. Almost as an afterthought, it also created the enthusiast-driven market ...

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Vosper: Shimano’s new gearbox + e-bikes = the future of just about everything

Even as smart and well thought-through as it clearly is, the true significance of Shimano’s new gearbox patent in the e-bike era is its potential to redefine how disruptive new technologies can succeed in the bicycle business. And that has huge implications for the health and long-term direction of the industry itself. Shifting the shifting paradigm The bike boom of the 1970’s was created and defined by a disruptive product technology: the drop-bar racing-style bicycle, and more importantly, by its derailleur drivetrain. Some number of chainrings up front, some number of cogs on a freewheel in the rear, and the whole system enabled by one or more increasingly sophisticated derailleurs to move the chain around. Functionally, the whole point of the derailleur drivetrain was to allow a cyclist to go faster and farther over more varied terrain with less effort. Almost as an afterthought, it also created the enthusiast-driven market ...

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5 early Black Friday deals from Sigma Sports

Sigma Sports Early Black Friday Deals

Amazing deals on Schwalbe, SciCon, Shimano, Specialized, and Wahoo

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Smaller teams for Great Britain in the Tokyo Olympics road race next summer

Smaller teams for Great Britain in the Tokyo Olympics road race next summer

Joe Robinson 18 Nov 2019 A poor year sees GB head to Tokyo with smaller teams next summer A lacklustre 2019 for British riders means that Great Britain will only be handed four men's and two women's spots at next summer's Olympic road races. The UCI confirmed the allocation of team places for next year's road and time trial events in Tokyo on Monday afternoon. For the men's road race, the British team miss out on being able to field the maximum of five riders, as they had in Rio 2016 and London 2012, instead being awarded a team of fou for Tokyo. For the first year since 2014, a Grand Tour went without a British winner while British riders only took six WorldTour wins all year. Instead of Great Britain, the six nations allocated a five-man squad are Belgium - team of defending champion Greg van Avermaet , Colombia, ...

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Tour of Flanders champion Alberto Bettiol reveals what he bought with his winnings

Tour of Flanders champion Alberto Bettiol reveals what he bought with his winnings

Joe Robinson 18 Nov 2019 With €20k, likely shared with the whole team, flashy cars and watches w Surprise Tour of Flanders winner Alberto Bettiol has revealed what he bought with his prize money. The Education First rider pocketed €20,000 for winning the Belgian Monument back in April, with that total likely being divided among his six teammates as well as staff. On what he spent his winning, the Italian told Gazzetta dello Sport :'My gift to myself? I changed my car's wheels for €500.' The jokey comment came while the Tuscany-native was making a more pertinent point about prize money and particularly the disparity for the women's peloton. 'The money has an effect, but you shouldn’t think about it. If you stop and watch how much you earn, maybe you don’t even go out and ride,' said Bettiol. 'The fact is that you earn with the contracts, not with ...

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Ban for Italian ex-pro who raced in fixed-gear criterium without disclosing doping past

Mauro Santambrogio wins Giro 2013 stage 14

Mauro Santambrogio, twice convicted of doping offences, handed a further three-month ban

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