Quintana cashes in early at the Vuelta a España

Quintana cashes in early at the Vuelta a España

The lumpy roads leading to Calpe saw the main contenders of the Vuelta a España on the move, with Nairo Quintana (Movistar) soloing to victory.

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MET Trenta 3K helmet review: Aero and airy

Aero helmets are widely regarded as being one of the most cost-efficient ways to squeeze out some extra speed. I’ve used a lot of them over the years, and almost without exception, they’re invariably an exercise in compromise. The MET Trenta 3K, on the other hand, seems to sacrifice virtually nothing in its quest for … The post MET Trenta 3K helmet review: Aero and airy appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Vuelta a Espana 2019: Late attack sees Nairo Quintana earn stage win

Vuelta a Espana 2019: Late attack sees Nairo Quintana earn stage win

Joe Robinson 25 Aug 2019 Colombian puts down GC marker as Nico Roche takes overall lead after exciting final 25km Nairo Quintana surprised a small breakaway group with a late attack to take victory on Stage 2 of the Vuelta a Espana which was tipped to be for the sprinters and ended up being for the General Classification men. The Movistar rider shot ahead of a small group that included Primoz Roglic, Nico Roche, Rigoberto Uran, Fabio Aru and Mikel Nieve in the final 3km to prize out a small gap and solo to the win. Roche game second, while Roglic took third. This select group came after fireworks occurred on the day's final climb of the Alto de Puig Llorenca. An initial attack by Hugh Carthy of Education First saw the peloton explode across the road and draw out the race's top General Classification riders towards its summit which ...

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Lopez takes his first Grand Tour leader's jersey in the Vuelta a España

Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana)

In a year where South American cycling is ruling the roost in the Grand Tours, Miguel Angel Lopez ( Astana ) continued the trend by taking the first leader's jersey of the Vuelta a España . It has been a rollercoaster season for Lopez with victories in the Colombia Tour and Volta a Catalunya before a tumultuous Giro d'Italia, culminating in a scuffle with a fan on the side of the road . However, his return to the Vuelta a España, a race where he has already taken two mountain-top stage wins in 2017 and finished third overall in 2018, has now seen him claim a career-first overall lead in a Grand Tour. On a day when teams like Ineos did not perform as well as expected and others like Jumbo-Visma and UAE Team Emirates had tough stages with major falls, Astana delivered their leader to the line without any ...

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Team Wiggins Le Col set to fold

Sir Bradley Wiggins during stage 7a of the Tour of Britain

Bradley Wiggins' squad, Team Wiggins Le Col, will end their five year association with professional cycling at the end of the season with the team set to fold. The squad was formed in 2015 with Bradley Wiggins dropping down to Continental level in order to lead the team. He raced with Team Wiggins for two years, which included his 2016 Olympic Games project. Wiggins retired at the end of the 2016 campaign but the squad carried on and became one of the most prolific mechanisms for aspiring professional riders. Owain Doull , Scott Davis, Chris Lawless, James Knox, Gabriel Cullaigh, and Mark Donovan all came through the team before moving to the WorldTour level with their respective squads. "Team WIGGINS Le Col has today announced it will not be operating in 2020. After five great years, the team's ownership have taken the decision that the operation has come to its ...

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Dygert-Owen dominates Colorado Classic climb

Chloe Dygert-Owen in yellow during stage 2 at the Colorado Classic

Chloe Dygert-Owen ’s stage win Friday at the Colorado Classic was a surprising result, considering the day’s main obstacle was a category 1 climb that topped out at more than 2,800 metres of elevation. But no one was more surprised than the Sho-Air Twenty20 rider herself, who has returned from injury with an intimidating show of power. “Definitely not,” was Dygert-Owen’s concise response to Cyclingnews ’ post-stage question as to whether she was confident in her ability to perform coming into the stage. Asked to rank the climb from 1 to 10 compared with other climbs she’s faced, Dygert-Owen was once again to the point. “For me, anything that goes up is a 10,” she said. Brodie Chapman, the Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank rider who Dygert-Owen caught on the climb and then passed on the way back down the hill to the finish in Avon, had trouble swallowing Dygert-Owen’s modesty. “Your ...

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Stetina’s off-road adventuring sets him up for Vuelta

A victory at the Belgian Waffle Ride and strong showings at other off-road adventure races helped Stetina rekindle love for the bike Read the full article at Stetina’s off-road adventuring sets him up for Vuelta on VeloNews.com .

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Marcel Kittel won’t race again

Supported by Marcel Kittel has ended his career as a pro cyclist. Last May, Kittel ended his contract with Katusha and announced a break from pro cycling, but left the door open to return to the sport. This week, the German sprinter ended his career for good, first via an interview with Der Spiegel and then, on … The post Marcel Kittel won’t race again appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Colorado Classic: USA Cycling national team on a steep learning curve

USA Cycling Collegiate All-Stars' Katie Hall

USA Cycling has been making the most of the top US races on the UCI calendar, fielding a national team for the WorldTour Amgen Tour of California in May and assembling a team of collegiate all-stars for the Colorado Classic , the UCI 2.1 women's race that started Thursday with stage 1 in Steamboat Springs. "We're trying to build this program and keep all the components of our pipeline thriving and healthy and give them some great chances to basically showcase what they can do," said Jeff Pearce, USA Cycling's head of performance who is acting as director at the Colorado Race. The USA Cycling team in Colorado features Katie Hall , the Boels Dolmans rider who is an alumnus of collegiate racing. Hall will be the road captain for the younger riders on the team, which also includes Madeline Bemis, Anna Christian, Emme Edwards, Cara O'neill and Samantha Runnels. ...

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Remco Evenepoel extends contract with Deceuninck-QuickStep until 2023

Remco Evenepoel wins the 2019 Clasica San Sebastian

Remco Evenepoel has signed a contract extension with Deceuninck-Quick-Step that will see him stay with the Belgian team until the end of 2023. The 19-year-old Evenepoel turned professional this season directly from the junior ranks after winning the time trial and road race world titles. In a remarkable debut season, the former football player won the Tour of Belgium, the Clasica San Sebastian , and the European time trial title , reaffirming comparisons with Eddy Merckx. Deceuninck-Quick-Step manager Patrick Lefevere moved quickly to sign Evenepoel last summer and recently announced he had shook on a deal with Evenepoel’s father, who acts as his agent. Evenepoel had a contract lasting until 2020 but his new deal will no doubt be far more remunerative. He posted a photograph on social media as he inked his new deal with Lefevere. "I am happy and proud that I have extended my stay with Deceuninck-Quick-Step ...

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Marcel Kittel has officially retired from professional cycling

Marcel Kittel smile

Joe Robinson 23 Aug 2019 The German sprinter ends career having 'lost all motivation to keep torturing myself on a bike' German sprinter Marcel Kittel has announced his retirement for professional cycling having 'lost all motivation to keep torturing myself on a bike'. The 31-year-old broke contract with Katusha-Alpecin in May under mutual agreement stating at the time he had 'decided to take a break and take time for myself, think about my goals and make a plan for my future.' The 14-time Tour de France stage winner had struggled for 18 months to find form managing only three victories. It was also reported that Kittel had fallen out of favour with team management. Rumours had circulated that Kittel was considering a return to cycling with Dutch team Jumbo-Visma stating they would consider a move for the rider if he managed to get back into shape. However, Kittel has now ...

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Open road for Quintana at the Vuelta a España

Nairo Quintana won't be grumbling about sharing leadership duties following Carapaz's late-hour exit from the Vuelta Read the full article at Open road for Quintana at the Vuelta a España on VeloNews.com .

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Heat Training Risks, Cramping, Losing Fitness and More – Ask a Cycling Coach 217

Join us live for Episode 217 of the Ask a Cycling Coach Podcast! We'll cover how heat training is proven to make you faster, but it can come at the cost of valuable training adaptations, why cramping actually happens and why it is so hard to avoid, how quickly you lose different types of fitness.

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Remco Evenepoel extends with Deceuninck-QuickStep until 2023

Remco Evenepoel extends with Deceuninck-QuickStep until 2023

Joe Robinson 23 Aug 2019 Arguably the biggest talent in road cycling pledges his commitment to Lefevere's team for three more years The best signing of the 2019/2020 cycling transfer season may not be a new rider switching teams but a rider extending his current contract. Deceuninck-QuickStep have announced that 19-year-old Remco Evenepoel will remain with the team through to the end of 2023. The deal will extend Evenepoel's stay at the Belgian WorldTour team for a further three years having signed as a neo-pro with the team at the beginning of the season. Talking on the deal, the Belgian rider spoke of how team manager Patrick Lefevere was vital in his decision to stay put. 'I am happy and proud that I have extended my stay with Deceuninck-QuickStep and I will continue to build my future together with this amazing group. The team have believed in me from the ...

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Tour of Britain 2019: talking points

Tour of Britain 2016 Stage 8 Caleb Ewan

What to look out for in this year's race…

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Gallery: Colnago Owners' Day 2019

Joseph Delves 23 Aug 2019 Owners assemble for riding and promenading at their annual get-together The weather in Milano was 30-degrees and sunny. In the Cotswolds, conditions were a little more mixed. Not that that stopped UK fans of Italian bike maker Colnago from rolling out down the lanes beside the stately pile of Chavenage House. Getting dirty a collection of bikes, some of which were sporting no fewer than six coats of wax, luckily by the time drinks were served on the lawn, the sun had popped back out. Founded in 1952 by Ernesto Colnago, his bikes have not only won a mind-bendingly large number of races but remains the only brand officially endorsed by the Pope. To say the brand has a following would be an understatement. Showing off bikes both old and new, we caught up with the devotees. Colango Owners' Day 2019: Our top picks Image ...

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Corendon-Circus sign 17-year-old British road talent Ben Tulett

Corendon-Circus sign 17-year-old British road talent Ben Tulett

Joe Robinson 23 Aug 2019 Tulett will ride for both the cyclocross and road teams during 2020 Junior cyclocross World Champion Ben Tulett will become teammates with Mathieu van der Poel in 2020 as the British teenager announced he has turned professional with Corendon-Circus. The 17-year-old has signed his first professional contract, signing as a neo-pro with the Dutch ProContinental team, making him one of the youngest professional road riders in recent history. Tulett will race both cyclocross and road in 2020 in the colours of Corendon-Circus. In a tweet, the teenager from south-east England wrote: 'Very happy to announce that from 1st September I will be joining Corendon- Circus for the cyclocross season and will become a neo-pro with the ProContinental team in 2020!' See related Vuelta a Espana 2019: Route, stage previews, start list, TV guide and all you need to know Yorkshire 2019 World Championships: Race schedule, ...

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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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Öhlins brand new RFX36 fork, a bonkers linkage bike and Giro’s new Tyrant lid

A composite image featuring Ohlins RFX36 mountain bike suspension fork and Giro's new Tyrant mountai

And an on-bike iPhone holder by SP Connect

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Riders praise Colorado Classic's increased prize list

The jersey leaders for stage 1 of the Colorado Classic on August 22, 2019 in Steamboat Springs, Colo

One of the most welcomed features of the revamped Colorado Classic , which this year is a women’s-only 2.1 event, is the increased prize list that is $5,000 greater than the men raced for last year. The total prize purse in 2019 is $75,000, a record for US women and a significant increase from 2018. The women on Thursday’s post-stage press conference dais definitely took notice. "It’s an honour to be recognised as the professional athletes that we are,” said Hagens Berman-Supermint rider and team owner Lindsay Goldman. "For this race to set the bar for other events around the world and throughout the calendar, showing a belief in female athletes and the work that we put into our training and our entire career as athletes, it means a lot.” The Colorado Classic came onto the US scene in 2017 as a men’s UCI 2.HC race, offering a token two ...

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