Former Olympic athlete turned celebrity fitness coach Bernie Shrosbree tried to rip door off Mercedes in road rage attack while out cycling

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60-year-old caused £3,700 worth of damage to vehicle in incident in Sandbanks, Dorset last September

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Ruta del Sol: Trentin wins stage 2

Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) wins stage 2 at Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana

Matteo Trentin won after what he described as “probably the longest final kilometre ever” in stage two of the Vuelta a Andalucia on Thursday, claiming his second victory of the season and the ninth of 2019 for Mitchelton-Scott. Trentin narrowly but convincingly beat Danny Van Poppel (Jumbo-Visma) in a seemingly interminable slow-motion sprint in the town of Torredonjimeno in eastern Andalucia. Bahrain-Merida’s Ivan Cortina tried to spring a surprise late attack in a finish, where timing and energy levels counted for as much as technical ability and sprinting strength, and the Spaniard came within just a few metres of taking the win. He was swamped by the others sprinters at the line and although Van Poppel put in a powerful late surge for second, it was Trentin had the edge and who clinched the victory. "It was really hard, probably the longest final kilometre ever,” the reigning European Road-Race champion ...

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Shimano PD-ES600 Ultegra SPD pedal review: Lost opportunities

Shimano PD-ES600 pedals

I’ve been a pretty big fan of Shimano’s PD-A600 single-sided pedal for mixed-terrain riding, as it offers the sleek form factor and low weight of a proper road pedal, but with the walkability of mountain bike pedals. And so I was excited when I found out that Shimano had developed a successor in the PD-ES600, … The post Shimano PD-ES600 Ultegra SPD pedal review: Lost opportunities appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Nizzolo believes knee injury woes are behind him with Tour of Oman win

Giacomo Nizzolo (Dimension Data)

Giacomo Nizzolo hopes his injury woes are behind him after undergoing knee surgery in December, and victory on the final stage of the Tour of Oman on Thursday confirmed his belief that he can get back to his best. The Italian claimed seven victories times in 2016, including the Italian road race title, and went close to victory on several occasions at the Giro d'Italia. However, this was only his second victory since then. Nizzolo only raced for 28 days in 2017 as he battled tendinitis in his knee. Despite winning at the Vuelta a San Juan, the problems continued into 2018, which ended with a hip fracture. Ahead of his first outings with Dimension Data – having left Trek-Segafredo – the decision was made to go under the knife. "I had something under the kneecap that was rubbing all the time. They have taken it out, and now it ...

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Bike thieves strike Vital Concept-B&B Hotels at Ruta del Sol

French Pro Continental outfit Vital Concept Cycling Club used the aerodynamic Orbea Orca Aero frames

Vital Concept-B&B; Hotels were the victim of bike thieves overnight at the Ruta del Sol . Twelve of their road bikes were stolen, but the team was able to get replacements from their supplier, and other teams, and was at the start of stage 2 on Thursday. The bikes were stolen overnight, with just two not being taken. The team's time trial bikes, which will be needed on Friday, were not taken, apparently being stored at a different location. Lotto Soudal is staying at the same hotel, but were not affected. The French Professional Continental team were able to get replacement bikes from their supplier Orbea, a local bike store Cicloscabelo, and also from rival teams Euskadi Basque Country-Murias and Fundacion Euskadi, which also ride Orbea. Bike thefts at race are sadly not unusual. In 2017, Bahrain-Merida lost 10 bikes to thieves at the Hammer Series Limburg. That same year, ...

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Denmark confirmed for start of 2021 Tour de France

Christian Prudhomme called for a ban on power meters to make the race more exciting

Copenhagen will host the Grand Depart of the Tour de France in 2021, with race organisers ASO confirming on Thursday that the first three stages of the Tour de France will be held in Denmark, sparking the race's northernmost start. The 2019 Tour de France will start in Brussels, Belgium, with the 2020 race starting in Nice, France. Christian Prudhomme, the director of the Tour de France, suggested the race can learn from Copenhagen and its many urban cyclists. "The energy that supporters and curious locals will channel to riders, followers and viewers of the Tour will most assuredly be a great source of inspiration to succeed in our greatest challenge: seeing the future on a bike." The 2021 Tour de France will begin on Friday, July 2, with a 13km individual time trial "through the heart of the Danish capital. Stage 2 will run 196km from Roskilde to Nyborg, ...

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This prototype drop bar dropper remote could be coming to your next gravel bike

This prototype drop bar dropper remote could be coming to your next gravel bike

Shimano component brand PRO is working on a dropper remote that’s specifically designed for drop bars and I've had a play with a working prototype at this year’s IceBike show. A production version is expected later this year. Why the next-gen adventure road bike is a mountain bike in disguise The Saracen Levarg is “gravel” backwards and we are triggered by this Dropping from the drops PRO isn't the first brand to tease a product like this — Wolf Tooth showed us one back in 2017 and Specialized fitted something similar to its Diverge — but it's probably the most versatile approach we've seen yet, other than that of using the left shifter to control the dropper . Mounting on the left side of the bar, the remote can be activated from both the hoods and drops thanks to a design that includes thumb and finger levers. In fact, it’s ...

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Kristoff crashes out of Tour of Oman finale with deep arm wound

Alexander Kristoff (UAE Team Emirates) suffered deep cuts on his arm and knee after landing on other

Alexander Kristoff was targeting a second successive win on the Mattrah Corniche on the final stage of the Tour of Oman, and hoping to book-end his 2019 race on a winning note. However the UAE Team Emirates sprinter was unable to finish the race after a heavy crash left him with deep lacerations on his arm and knee. The crash occurred with just over 50km of the largely flat stage remaining, and affected a chunk of the peloton, including second-placed Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida), who was able to remount and finish despite significant road rash. Kristoff didn't get off so lightly and immediately exited the race with blood flowing from his left arm and knee. "We went through a big town before and there was a big fight. I don’t really know why there was a such a big fight because it was still quite far to the finish," Kristoff told ...

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The pros and cons of mudguards

The pros and cons of mudguards

Frank Strack 21 Feb 2019 Mudguards ruin the look of your bike and the purity of your ride, but they do keep you dry. Frank Strack ponders the issue Dear Frank What is the Velominati’s rule on mudguards? They would seem to go against several rules concerning the look of the bike and the hardness of the ride, but I’d argue they should be obligatory for anyone riding in a group in wet weather. Callum, Surrey Dear Callum, No other beacon rings as strong that winter is truly upon us as the seasonal shift of concern from the convenience of saddlebags towards that of mudguards. Are mudguards ugly? Of course they are. Are they practical? Less ‘of course’, but still mostly yes. And that’s where the real trouble comes in: are they more practical than they are ugly? And, should that be the case, are they a contravention to the ...

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Vitus updates its Zenium and Substance bikes and goes carbon

Vitus updates its Zenium and Substance bikes and goes carbon

Vitus Bikes aims to deliver “the best bikes at the best possible prices,” and with two new carbon models, the Zenium Carbon and Substance CRX, it looks to be living up to that mantra. Best road bikes 2019: how to choose the right one for you Best winter road bike tyres Vitus Zenium Carbon 2019 The Zenium has been in the Vitus range of road bikes for the best part of a decade, and for good reason: this popular bike is known for its great value and all-round performance. It’s an everyday road bike that lends itself comfortably to a commute or a club outing, a weekend ride or the occasional race. Vitus has changed everything and nothing with this latest Zenium. That is to say, it remains a workhorse, still every bit an affordable all-rounder, but it is reinvented in carbon fibre: fork and frame. Up front, a carbon ...

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Quick look: Vitus Bikes’ new Zenium Carbon road and Substance Carbon gravel bikes

Vitus Substance CRX gravel bike

Vitus Bikes, the now consumer-direct brand sold through Wiggle and Chain Reaction Cycles, have added a healthy dose of fibre to its 2019 range. Looking first to the gravel side, Vitus now have a carbon gravel bike to sit above the pre-existing steel-framed Substance model. The new Substance CRX (£1,800 / US$2,100 / AU$3,300) works … The post Quick look: Vitus Bikes’ new Zenium Carbon road and Substance Carbon gravel bikes appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Your complete guide to SRAM road bike groupsets

SRAM Red eTap AXS

From Apex to eTap AXS, every SRAM road groupset listed complete with prices

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Moroccan Roll: A father and son bikepack through the High Atlas

There are a few things my 15-year old son Luca and I asked Santa for this past Christmas. Instead of unwrapping a heap of stuff under a tinsel-wrapped tree we wanted to discover a new country, explore it by bike, and come home rich with memories and experiences. I consider myself extremely fortunate that my … The post Moroccan Roll: A father and son bikepack through the High Atlas appeared first on CyclingTips .

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See.Sense ACE lights review

See.Sense ACE lights review

Irish company See.Sense already has a few innovative lights under its belt, but its latest pairing, the ACE, packs a heap of tricks into a small and affordable package. The best bike lights for road cycling Best road bikes 2019: how to choose the right one for you Rather than lighting your way, the ACE lights are designed to get you seen by others, but when operated in conjunction with the See.Sense smartphone app they also collect anonymised data about your journeys and in time could help improve our roads. They’re relatively small, 40x30mm, and each one weighs just 36g (including mount). For such compact lights they’re impressively bright (150-lumen front, 125-lumen rear), and side visibility is good too. They’re waterproof and come with a variety of mounts for bars, seatposts, forks, seatstays, clothing or bags. Make continuous progress along a quiet road and the lights switch to a slow ...

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Behind the scenes with Trek-Segafredo – Women's Edition Podcast

Trek-Segafredo's new women's team in 2019

Welcome to the second episode of Cyclingnews Podcast Women's Edition , brought to you by Sportful, Pinarello and Floyd's of Leadville. In this episode, we take a behind the scenes look at the new Trek-Segafredo women's team. We will hear from team manager Luca Guercilena, directeur sportifs Ina Yoko Teutenberg and Giorgia Bronzini and star rider Lizzie Deignan . Trek-Segafredo are part of a growing trend of WorldTour teams running men's and women's squads under the same umbrella, with Movistar, FDJ, Astana, Mitchelton-Scott, CCC, Sunweb and Lotto Soudal all running concurrent programmes. Trek have been involved in women's road cycling with the Trek-Drops team for the past few years, but they announced last July that they would set up their own programme. In the months since the announcement, they have built up a roster of 14 riders, led by former world champion Deignan, with support from former riders Teutenberg and ...

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Stybar: I was never really lucky at the right moment

Zdenek Stybar was back on the cyclo-cross circuit fro Zolder

Sometimes the game just doesn't break your way. On 72 different occasions last year, a Quick-Step Floors rider mounted the podium as a race winner, but somehow the honour evaded Zdenek Stybar . A clutch of third-place finishes at the tail end of the season were the closest he came to a winner's bouquet, though the Czech's most notable body of work came in two very different supporting roles in April and May, when he helped to tee up Niki Terpstra at the cobbles and then guide Elia Viviani at the Giro d'Italia. "I really had a lot of pleasure in the wins of my teammates, and I helped a lot of them to win their races, like at the Giro and the Classics," Stybar told Cyclingnews in Portimão ahead of the opening stage of the Volta ao Algarve . "Of course, for me, it was a bit of a ...

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Video: e-road bike vs lightweight bike, The Rematch!

Video: e-road bike vs lightweight bike, The Rematch!

An e-bike's always going to be quicker up a climb, but what about if you throw in some flats and descents too?

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Video: e-road bike vs lightweight bike –The Rematch! Longer, harder, further than before

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An e-bike's always going to be quicker up a climb, but what about if you throw in some flats and descents too?

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Sizing each other up, classics stars play desert poker

Supported by MUSCAT, Oman (CT) — Four thousand miles from Flanders, a handful of cycling’s top classics riders gritted their teeth and dug deep to ascend the gruelling Green Mountain climb on Wednesday. It was never going to be Oliver Naesen or Greg Van Avermaet standing atop the podium at the end of the Tour of Oman’s … The post Sizing each other up, classics stars play desert poker appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Heartbreak on Green Mountain: Grellier falls 100 metres short

Fabien Grellier digs deep as the last man standing in the breakaway

Cycling can be a cruel sport, and it's a wonder how Fabien Grellier ( Direct Energie ) managed to summon the energy for the final pedal strokes on stage 5 of the Tour of Oman . He had ridden pretty much the whole of Green Mountain alone and looked set for huge underdog triumph, only to be unceremoniously passed by race leader Alexey Lutsenko (Astana) just 100 metres from the summit. It was the second day in a row the Tour of Oman has served up heartbreak for breakaway riders. On Tuesday, Ian Boswell, Darwin Atapuma, and Nathan Van Hooydonck were caught by the peloton 500 metres from the line, and on Green Mountain it was more acute still. Grellier had been in the day's early break and they reached the foot of Green Mountain – a 5.7km climb with an average gradient of 10.5 per cent – with a ...

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