What The Biggest Transfers Mean For The Men’S Peloton In 2021

These are the moves that matter ahead of the 2021 men's racing season. The post What the biggest transfers mean for the men’s peloton in 2021 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The 10 Transfers That Will Take A While To Get Used To In 2021

Joe Robinson 4 Jan 2021 From Chris Froome leaving Ineos for Israel to Marianne Vos at the newly-formed Jumbo-Visma, transfers for the 2021 season The first day of the year is a special one in the world of professional cycling. It’s the day all fans wait with bated breath to see all those riders who have changed team reveal themselves in their new kits. It’s a monumental occasion every year but this year, in particular, seemed to produce a real vintage as some of the peloton’s best known riders shifted team for the 2021 season. Among those were some of the biggest names in the sport who have long become stalwarts of their teams after years of loyal service. Chris Froome , Romain Bardet, Annemiek van Vleuten, among those having a change of scenery. The worn cliche of ‘New Year, new me’ could never ring truer. And we know how ...

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Twelve Breakthrough Riders Of 2020

As the year comes to a close, we’re taking stock of the racing season that was while looking ahead to 2021. Among the many, many unconventional things that stood out from the year in cycling was just how many up-and-comers exploded onto the scene this year with breakthrough performances, performances that will potentially clue us … The post Twelve breakthrough riders of 2020 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Does Pro Cycling Have A Safety Problem? A Rider’S Perspective

Joe Laverick is a young British rider who spent 2020 riding on AG2R’s feeder team in France and has just signed a deal with the esteemed Hagens Berman Axeon squad for 2021. He’s living the life of an aspiring pro, trying to make it into the WorldTour, and has a solid insight into the risks … The post Does pro cycling have a safety problem? A rider’s perspective appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Take A Bow, Jai Hindley

In the end, Jai Hindley (Sunweb) wore pink for less than 19 minutes of racing. He took the maglia rosa on stage 20, locked on the same time as Tao Geoghegan Hart (Ineos), but Geoghegan Hart had Hindley’s measure in the Giro’s final-stage time trial. It was always going to be a tough ask for … The post Take a bow, Jai Hindley appeared first on CyclingTips .

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What These Charts Can Tell Us About The First Week Of The Tour De France

We’re nine stages into the 2020 Tour de France and the riders have now enjoyed their first rest day. Before the race resumes on Tuesday though, it’s worth taking stock of how the race has unfolded thus far. Thanks to the work of VeloClub member Cam Harris, we’ve got the perfect way of doing so. … The post What these charts can tell us about the first week of the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: Your Guide To The 2020 Tour De France Contenders, Sprinters And More

Well, it’s starting two months later than normal, and there’s a good argument to say it shouldn’t be happening at all, but here we are, just a few days out from the 2020 Tour de France. We’ve already given you a stage-by-stage breakdown of this year’s route; now it’s time to bring you up to … The post Preview: Your guide to the 2020 Tour de France contenders, sprinters and more appeared first on CyclingTips .

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More Questions Than Answers: What We Learned From The Critérium Du Dauphiné

The Critérium du Dauphiné has a long and cherished history of offering an illuminating look at cycling’s biggest names just before its biggest race. The Dauphiné’s spot on the calendar, its route, and its prestige make it a great source of insight into where things stand for riders across the peloton as the Tour de … The post More questions than answers: What we learned from the Critérium du Dauphiné appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Is Romain Bardet Seriously Injured?

Romain Bardet

The French rider is increasingly worried that injuries sustained on stage 1 of La Route d'Occitanie are more serious than originally expected. Read the full article at Is Romain Bardet seriously injured? on VeloNews.com .

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Is Romain Bardet Seriously Injured?

Romain Bardet

The French rider is increasingly worried that injuries sustained on stage 1 of La Route Occitanie are more serious than originally expected. Read the full article at Is Romain Bardet seriously injured? on VeloNews.com .

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How To Watch The Digital Swiss 5

Digital Swiss 5 virtual race on Rouvy

The virtual Tour de Suisse is taking place on Rouvy this week

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Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs: 90 - 81

Cyclist magazine 21 Apr 2020 A brand new climb in the French Alps and the John Lennon of the Italian Dolomites are up next Cyclist has ranked the best road climbs in the world, and we'll reveal the next ten in the countdown every day. Today, climbs 90 to 81. The inclusion of a road that has been open less than a year may be controversial, but in many ways, the Col de la Loze is the ultimate destination for the cycling tourist. Sure, it has no racing pedigree, no stories of Charly Gaul slaying all to its summit but it does have 6km of tarmac that's so smooth wouldn't look out of place on a snooker table that happens to be completely car-free. That's right, connecting the Courchevel and Meribel valleys, this new road is open only to cyclists. A climb created solely for those on two wheels, how ...

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'I Am A Real Cyclist, Not A Virtual One': Sagan And Valverde Struggle With Cycling During Lockdown

'I am a real cyclist, not a virtual one': Sagan and Valverde struggle with cycling during lockdown

Joe Robinson 20 Apr 2020 Both former World Champions are unable to prescribe to the world of virtual bike racing It should come as no surprise that Peter Sagan and Alejandro Valverde are two cyclists who are struggling most with life in lockdown. Two of the biggest individuals in the sport, both have long relied on their instincts and natural racing ability to bring success which has earned a combined six-career Monuments and four World titles. So while the majority of the professional peloton flocks to training apps like Zwift during this elongated break from racing, Sagan and Valverde are among those lacking the motivation to train at their usual intensities. During an Instagram Q&A; at the weekend, Sagan made his opinion on the increased use of virtual racing as a substitute for the real thing pretty clear. 'I am a real cyclist, not a virtual one,' Sagan put bluntly. ...

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Bardet: It Will Be 'A Great Sign' If Tour De France Goes Ahead

Bardet: It will be 'a great sign' if Tour de France goes ahead

Romain Bardet believes it would be "a great sign” if the 2020 Tour de France goes ahead.

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Paris-Nice Stage 7: A Season In A Day

Paris-Nice Stage 7: A season in a day

Jack Elton-Walters 14 Mar 2020 Analysis: What looks set to be the last race for quite some time gave the audience plenty of reasons to watch In the face of a global pandemic and the growing death rate across Europe, the cancellation of sport seems - and is - of much lesser importance. But then the disruption of society and the normal way of life for the majority of people is often the bigger impact of outbreaks like the current coronavirus situation . Sport brings joy and faux-misery in equal measure, plus often much-wanted distraction, and at times like these distraction is just what we need. Across the Continent, borders are closing and all major gatherings have been banned. In Britain, the govenment has decided no regulatory alignment extends to matters of health and wellbeing too, spouting the words 'herd mentaility' at every opportunity. This is an approach that has ...

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Pro Bikes Of The 2020 Worldtour: Part Four

The final four. Here are the 2020 race bikes of CCC, Bora-Hansgrohe, Lotto-Soudal and Ag2R-La Mondiale. The post Pro bikes of the 2020 WorldTour: part four appeared first on CyclingTips .

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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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Romain Bardet Chooses Giro D’Italia And Tokyo Olympics Over 2020 Tour De France

The Giro, worlds and Olympics will be at the center of the calendar for the French star weary of the pressures of July . Read the full article at Romain Bardet chooses Giro d’Italia and Tokyo Olympics over 2020 Tour de France on VeloNews.com .

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Romain Bardet To Skip Tour De France For Giro D'Italia

Romain Bardet to skip Tour de France for Giro d'Italia

Joe Robinson 13 Nov 2019 Frenchman searching for 'new horizons' in 2020 awat from Tour Romain Bardet will skip the Tour de France for the first since 2012 in order to target the Giro d'Italia and Tokyo Olympics road race. AG2R La Mondiale confirmed that Bardet's three main goals for the 2020 season would be the Giro in May, the Olympics in August and then the World Championships road race in Switzerland in September, but crucially not the Tour. This will see the 29-year-old break a seven-year streak of riding his home Grand Tour. Between 2014 and 2018, the Frenchman consistently finished in the top 10, with a best result of second in 2016. However, poor form in 2019 saw Bardet fall short of his previous best. While he managed to win the King of the Mountains polka dot jersey, he could only muster 15th on General Classification, 30 minutes ...

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Analysis: Five First Impressions Of The 2020 Giro D’Italia Route

Organizers unveiled the 2020 Giro d’Italia route in Milan on Thursday, and the course they presented offered plenty of highlights to get people talking. There’s the start in Hungary, the climb up Mount Etna, the brutal final week in the mountains, and an individual time trial to close things out. All told, it should be … The post Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Giro d’Italia route appeared first on CyclingTips .

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