Tate Meintjes' family starts memorial scholarship fund

Tate Meintjes

The family of Tate Meintjes, a 19-year-old amateur cyclist who died March 12 in a collision with an automobile while previewing the time trial course at the Redlands Bicycle Classic in California, has started a scholarship fund to honour the young cyclist. "We will be providing a yearly scholarship for a University of Nevada, Reno student who exhibits Tate's outlook on life: drive, dedication, compassion, happiness and simple joy," Meintjes' father, Andre, wrote in a post on Facebook. Tate Meintjes, who rode for the Team California domestic elite amateur program, was riding with a group of cyclists who were previewing a downhill section of the out-and-back course the day before the race, starting with a descent on Sand Canyon Road outside of Redlands in southern California, when the incident occurred. Meintjes collided with an automobile when the vehicle's driver turned suddenly into his path. Meintjes suffered major injuries when he ...

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The new Cervélo P5 is a well-refined TT and triathlon bike

The new Cervélo P5 is a well-refined TT and triathlon bike

Canadian brand Cervélo’s latest version of its P5 time trial and triathlon bike claims to be a lighter, stiffer, faster and more practical race bike than before. Lamborghini leaves its marque on the Cervélo P5x Is the BMC Timemachine ROAD 01 aero supremacy or integration gone mad? The new P5 frame is fully revised in shape and construction. It's designed around disc brakes, is lighter by 18 percent (a 350g weight reduction on frame and fork), and stiffer by 22 percent in the head tube and 26 percent in the bottom bracket, according to Cervélo. It has clearance for 28mm tyres and features an integrated fork/base bar upfront and a 405mm chainstay at the back. Even with all these changes, the bike is within UCI-legal parameters and Cervélo says it retains the same handling geometry as the previous version. The P5 has been developed with the brand's top pro racers ...

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Milan – San Remo: Race Preview

The year’s first monument is upon us The smell of cut grass. The days lengthening. The Masters from Augusta. The sound of [insert local fauna as appropriate] [insert distinctive sound] in/on/beside [insert recognisable local architecture or flora as appropriate]. Milan-San Remo. Yes, spring* is coming, folks, and so is the season’s first monument. Italian cycling, never without a poetic narrative, has the first big race of the year, starting in a corner of Europe where winter isn’t too far forgotten, and finishing in the glitz, colour and sunshine of the Mediterranean coastline. Well, that’s the theory, anyway – the weather doesn’t always align with the narrative. * In the Northern hemisphere. Chris has given us the colour and the history of the race. Conor feels confident that he can tell us all the winner. Which leaves me to look at how the race will unfold. It is a pretty familiar ...

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Van der Poel to continue Spring Classics campaign despite nasty crash at Nokere Koerse

Van der Poel to continue Spring Classics campaign despite nasty crash at Nokere Koerse

Joe Robinson 21 Mar 2019 High-speed collision in bunch sprint on cobbles sees Dutchman taken to hospital Mathieu van der Poel says he will continue his Spring Classics campaign as planned despite a nasty crash in the finale of Nokere Koerse yesterday. The cyclocross World Champion had earmarked a selection of Belgian one-day Classics to ride this year, including Gent-Wevelgem and the Tour of Flanders, as he looks to he steps up his focus on road racing this season. Yesterday saw the start of this campaign at the Nokere Koerse. Van Der Poel was an active presesnce for most of the race and was contesting the final sprint when he was caught in a high-speed collision with Team Sunweb's Max Walscheid on the cobbled climb leading to the finish line. Big win for @TeamSunweb 's @ceesbol1995 at #NokereKoerse %uD83D%uDC4F Well wishes to those riders caught up in the crash at ...

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Tech gallery: 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Part Two

Almost by definition, The North American Handmade Bicycle Show has been a showcase of outliers: bikes that were built specifically to be showpieces, or bikes built at the request of people who couldn’t find what they wanted in the mainstream market. It’s been a reliable portend of upcoming trends, paint palettes, styles, and even tech … The post Tech gallery: 2019 North American Handmade Bicycle Show, Part Two appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Rose Pro SL 105 review

Rose Pro SL 105 review

Rose’s 2019 Pro SL 105 is actually much the same as last year’s model, bar a change of logo, a striking new colour-scheme, different tyres and the move to 7000 series Shimano 105 in its entirety. Shimano 105 R7000 groupset — everything you need to know Best road bikes 2019: how to choose the right one for you The Rose Pro SL 105 is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub page . Is that a problem? No. Especially because one of the things that’s unchanged — at least as I'm writing this before any potential political and economic ructions in Europe – is that the Rose Pro SL 105 is yours for a tad less than £1,000 in the UK. Rose’s bikes ...

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Rapha releases first in-house-designed footwear

Rapha Classic and Explore shoes

They’ve been seen spinning circles in adverts and even in WorldTour races for months but now Rapha’s new shoes are finally official. While Rapha has put its name on shoes before, the new Classic road and Explore off-road shoes are the British company’s first offerings to be designed in-house. Here is a quick look at … The post Rapha releases first in-house-designed footwear appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Rapha’s Explore shoes are gravel-ready and not insanely expensive

Rapha’s Explore shoes are gravel-ready and not insanely expensive

The Explore is a brand new gravel and adventure shoe from Rapha. By the lofty standards of the brand, it isn’t ridiculously unaffordable and it’s accompanied by a new Classic road shoe which costs a little less. Rapha launches custom clothing tool for quick and easy online kit design Rapha Commuter Jacket review Rapha is back in the shoe game Rapha has been out of the shoe game for a while but the brand is back with a new road model called the Classic ( which we first spotted at the Tour Down Under ), and the Explore, designed for two-bolt cleats and aimed squarely at gravel and adventure riders. The Explore is a lace-up, walkable design with a chunky natural rubber tread. A carbon plate aims to give road shoe stiffness but, critically, it doesn’t span the full length of the shoes. Instead, it ends 3cm from the heel ...

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Coryn Rivera wears Stars and Stripes to Europe’s biggest races

Coryn Rivera wears Stars and Stripes to Europe’s biggest races

The reigning national road champ captured U.S. cycling's biggest prize after years of near misses. Read the full article at Coryn Rivera wears Stars and Stripes to Europe’s biggest races on VeloNews.com .

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Rapha releases two new models of lace-up shoes + video

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Classic road shoe and Explore adventure shoe both feature carbon soles and microfibre uppers

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Rapha launches Classic and Explore shoes

Joe Robinson 21 Mar 2019 One for road, one for off-road, Rapha goes it alone in the cycling shoe market Rapha has entered the shoe market for the first time. Immediately, you'll tell us we are wrong and yes - technically - we are, but we are also correct. That's because the new Classic and Explore shoes are the first made entirely by Rapha in-house. Previously, the brand has relied on a collaboration with Giro and its extensive expertise in the past to make popular models such as its Climbers shoes, but now Rapha has taken the plunge and after three years of development entered the cycling shoe market all on its own. The new range is made up of the Classic, designed for road riding, and the Explore, designed for off-roading. Both shoes epitomise the classic, clean design associated with Rapha and the brand claims they are accomplished enough ...

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Don’t miss Britain’s biggest and best bike exhibition (and save £5 with BikeRadar)

Don’t miss Britain’s biggest and best bike exhibition (and save £5 with BikeRadar)

With over 300 cycling and triathlon brands on show, special guests and speakers from across cycling and triathlon, and tons of demos and activities to take part in, this incredible event is definitely not to be missed. Save £5 on adult London Bike Show tickets using offer code BR11 All about the bikes As you’d expect, there will be hundreds of new bikes on display (many of which will be available for demo rides) from Argon, Cannondale, Canyon, Cervélo, Focus, GoCycle, GT, Marin, Orange, Orro, Ridgeback, Vitus and loads more. Making an appearance for the first time in the UK will be Alejandro Valverde’s World Championship winning Canyon CF SLX, as well as cutting-edge retail road bikes including Cannondale’s SystemSix Hi-Mod Red eTap AXS and Focus’ award winning Izalco Max Disc 9.9 . Highlights on the off-road side that you'll be able to inspect are the all-new and highly innovative ...

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BikeRadar's 2019 Bike of the Year awards

BikeRadar's 2019 Bike of the Year awards

For the last few months our expert team of testers from BikeRadar , Cycling Plus and Mountain Biking UK ( MBUK ) have been putting the latest road and mountain bikes through their paces to bring you our annual bike awards. Best road bike: how to choose the right one for you Best mountain bike: buyer’s guide to help you choose Best women's road bikes In total, 101 bikes were tested across the road, mountain and women's categories in locations including San Remo, Italy, Yorkshire and the rolling countryside of Wales. After many hours in the saddle, and plenty of debate and discussion, it's now time to bring you the results, with the overall category winners due to be announced here on BikeRadar on Monday 25 March. Massive thanks too go to Stolen Goat , Lazer , Northwave , 661 Protection and Effetto Mariposa for their help and support during ...

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Norco Sight A1 29 review

Norco Sight A1 29 review

The Norco Sight A1 29er is a relatively hard-hitting trail bike that manages to merge a decent downhill confidence inspiring ride with capable pedalling characteristics. The Norco Sight A1 29 is one of our Bike of the Year bikes for 2019. To read reviews of the other contenders and the categories tested across road, mountain and women's bikes, visit our Bike of the Year hub. At £2,899 / $3,799 / AU$4,999, and with a spec that includes a largely SRAM GX eagle groupset, 150mm RockShox Pike forks and a piggy-back Fox DPX2 shock, it’s also decent value for money. This is further backed up by the bricks and mortar back-up from Evans in the UK. Best mountain bike: buyer’s guide to help you choose How to set up your mountain bike suspension: video guides to help you get the most from your bike Norco use a 130mm four-bar suspension linkage ...

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Cees Bol wins crash-marred Nokere Koerse

Cees Bol (Team Sunweb) wins the 2019 Nokere Koerse

Cees Bol ( Team Sunweb ) sprinted to victory at Nokere Koerse after a crash-marred final along the cobbled incline to the finish line took down his teammate Max Walscheid and cyclo-cross world champion Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus). Bol was the fastest to the line ahead of Pascal Ackermann (Bora-Hansgrohe) and Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates). Bora-Hansgrohe led the initial sprint into the bottom of hill and onto the cobbles with Ackermann positioned in second wheel, and although the German road champion looked as though he would hold off his rivals, Bol proved fastest with a late surge to the line that netted him the day's victory. How it unfolded The peloton returned to the cobbles at the mid-week Nokere Koerse on Wednesday in Belgium with a 195.6km race between Deinze and Nokere. A quarter of the way in saw a five-man break clear the field and build a ...

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Why everyone should be sprinting like Caleb Ewan

It was a sight to behold. Caleb Ewan, his body perched precariously over the front of his bike, his head somehow below the line of his handlebars as he barrelled towards the finish line at more than 60kph. The Aussie speedster’s new sprint position looked as dangerous as it did unusual — one bump from … The post Why everyone should be sprinting like Caleb Ewan appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Women’s Team of the Week: Windswept Edition

Yes, it’s back, by semi-popular demand and with its customary cavalier attitude to lengths of time. Races Sweeping up the entire first three weeks of the [VDS] season in one tremendous gust, this edition buffets Strade Bianche and a muddy Ronde van Drenthe (UCI Women’s World Tour rounds 1 and 2), breezes past SSRs at Le Samyn and Drentse 8, and lightly ruffles VDS opening weekend. Coverage Reasonable. Images of a muddy peloton riding up the VAMberg and across tree-lined stretches of cobbles at Drenthe were particularly memorable . Riders Marta Bastianelli : Yes, yes, at Drenthe you can say she got lucky. Chantal Blaak practically ferried her across to form a three rider group with solo leader Ellen van Dijk from which she was always likely to win, especially when Blaak ended up doing much of the work. (Bastianelli summed it up in a classic sorry-not-sorry post-race interview ). ...

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We will stick with skinny tyres, honest: The Bunch Ep.7

Supported by Hello people. We have a quick one for you this week — we here at CT have been a little busy. I happen to find myself in Girona, Spain, yet again. Two weeks ago it was for the Campagnolo Super Record EPS 12 speed launch, this time it’s for a multi-brand event, all of which … The post We will stick with skinny tyres, honest: The Bunch Ep.7 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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What is FTP and why it matters for cyclists

What is FTP and why it matters for cyclists

FTP stands for Functional Threshold Power, which is commonly defined as the highest average power you can sustain for an hour, measured in watts. FTP is often used to determine training zones when using a power meter and to measure improvement. BikeRadar 's winter training tips and gear reviews Best smart trainers How to determine your FTP Training programs such as TrainerRoad , The Sufferfest and Zwift (with the Workout option) use FTP to calibrate workout intensities. For example, the programs may call for three-minute intervals at 120 percent of your FTP, with two-minute recoveries in between. Coaches use FTP in the same way — to measure progress and to personalize specific training intensities. This is the same process whether working with Team Sky riders or age-group amateurs. Dr. Andrew Coggan, co-author of Training and Racing with a Power Meter , created the FTP standard as a more practical approach ...

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Bontrager claims WaveCel technology is biggest change to helmet safety in 30 years

Bontrager claims WaveCel technology is biggest change to helmet safety in 30 years

Bontrager’s new WaveCel helmet technology claims to massively reduce the risk of concussion in cycling crashes. The brand says its collapsible layer makes a helmet as much as 48 times more effective in preventing concussion than the same helmet without it. Best road bike helmets of 2019 Best road bikes 2019: how to choose the right one for you "Nearly 99 times out of 100, WaveCel prevents concussions" WaveCel was developed by two head injury experts, then integrated into Bontrager helmets during a four-year partnership with the brand and Trek’s product development teams. The result is a honeycomb layer within WaveCel-equipped helmets that sits inside a more classic outer shell. The WaveCel layer is designed to “flex, crumple and glide” in the event of an angled impact, dissipating the force of a crash in three stages as the cellular structure of the liner collapses, working “like a crumple zone that ...

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