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 .
Tour o' the Borders organiser says decision to drop charges against 'stick-gate' farmers not a "green light" to attack cyclists
Director of closed road event believes farmers charged by police after incident last year have "learned their lesson"
Guest Editorial: PBMA's president suggests the One-Third Rule for mechanic salaries
By James Stanfill Editor's note Stanfill is the president of the Professional Bicycle Mechanics Association. Just this last week at Interbike we (the PBMA) had a great discussion, and at the end of the day it was all about compensation (A video of the discussion is on Facebook ). My challenge to you, the store owner or manager, is to begin paying your best mechanic one-third of your store's hourly labor rate. That rate is going to vary by market but should align very well to the cost of living and equal a fair living wage for someone with the skill set of a professional bicycle mechanic. During a panel discussion at Interbike, UBI's Ron Sutphin observed that the one-third rule of thumb would put bike technician compensation on par with similar industries with service departments. If you stop reading right there your friends won't blame you, but your mechanics ...
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 ...
School to ban kids from cycling to school without number plates
Joe Robinson 25 Sep 2018 Cycling UK calls move just another obstacle preventing kids from getting on bikes In yet another step to making riding bikes for kids a near-impossible task, a South London secondary school has announced it will enforce number plates on its student's bikes if they wish to ride to school. Stanley Park High, in Carshalton, announced it would be introducing this system in order for members of the public to report pupils who cycle dangerously while teachers commented that this bizarre measure had the primary aim of keeping its students safe. The number plate scheme is due to come into effect as of Monday 1st October with head teach, Amit Amin, announcing the decision via the school's website. Amin wrote ' From Monday 1st October, all students who cycle to school will be required to display a school-issued bicycle number plate when riding to and from ...
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 .
Worlds 2018: Day 1 Aussie watch
Watch the Aussies in action on Day 1 of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships.
The Izoard RR Disc is born in the Alps and made just for you
Spoon Customs constructs custom bikes inspired by its home in the Alps, with traditional steel meeting modern construction and design. The company has recently updated its Izoard RR road bike with disc brakes, and the result is… well, rather lovely. Custom Riva time trial bike How 3D printing could revolutionise steel frames The Izoard RR ‘template’ (named after the Col d'Izoard) provides the foundation for a road racer designed to go fast. By creating a custom bike designed just for you, Spoon Customs wants to create “that first bike feeling” that will get you excited to go out and ride. Getting a bike made with Spoon Customs begins with a fitting session, allowing the frame to be tailored to your physiology and requirements. With this information, the bike is then constructed from Columbus steel tubing in northern Italy. You can then choose either a 'house' paint job, or go completely ...
10 things to consider when commuting
It’s not about the bike, the lights, lock or baggies says Rob Ainsley — unless you’re planning on riding to work. In which case it is… How to plan your first road bike ride A beginner's guide to the road bike New rider shopping list UK readers: can you help us get more people on bikes? Whether you’re a keen cyclist or a complete beginner, we’d love you to get involved in our Get Britain Riding campaign, in association with B’Twin. Click here to sign up! 1. Which bike? Your local chainstore might try to flog you a mountain bike for commuting. No. What you need is either a featherweight road bike and loaf-sized backpack, or a sturdy commuter with mudguards, rack, removal-van panniers and an Eiffel Tower kickstand. The roadie option is cooler and associated with high-income occupations — perhaps because they can afford to replace their bikes regularly ...
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 ...
Dutch and the Danes draw first blood at road worlds
The Netherland's grabbed the first rainbow jersey of this year's UCI Road World Championships after Rozemarijn Ammerlaan came home the fastest in the women's junior ITT while Dane Mikkel Bjerg took back-to-back wins in the men's under 23 ITT.