How To Watch The Digital Swiss 5
The virtual Tour de Suisse is taking place on Rouvy this week
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 ...
'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. ...
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.
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 ...
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 .
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 ...
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 .
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 ...
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 .
Analysis: Five First Impressions Of The 2020 Tour De France Route
Tour de France organizers have a tall order to fill in following up a 2019 race that was widely seen as the best Tour in years. The route of this year’s Grand Boucle earned high marks from fans and commentators alike, and that had many eyeing this year’s Tour route reveal with even greater anticipation. … The post Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Tour de France route appeared first on CyclingTips .
Eddy Merckx 525 And Ridley Helium Slx Disc Road Bikes Unveiled
One Belgian cycling company, two distinct racing brands – Eddy Merckx and Ridley were at Eurobike showing off new disc versions of their all-round road racing machines. Here we take a look at the new Eddy Merckx 525 and Ridley Helium SLX Disc. Eddy Merckx 525 and 525 Disc New for 2020 are the Eddy … The post Eddy Merckx 525 and Ridley Helium SLX Disc road bikes unveiled appeared first on CyclingTips .
Tour Of Britain 2019 Team Profiles | What Teams Are Competing?
An in-depth look at the 20 teams lining up in Glasgow for the 2019 tour of Britain
Bardet Brings Curtain Down Early On 2019 Season
Romain Bardet ( AG2R La Mondiale ) has announced that he will not race again this year, citing a need to refresh himself "mentally and physically" after a largely disappointing season. The Frenchman salvaged the king of the mountains title and 15th place overall from a trying Tour de France in July and has since decided that the final stage on the Champs-Élysées would be the final act of his 2019 campaign. "Despite the joy of winning the polka-dot jersey as the best climber of the Tour de France, the 2019 season did not reach the goals I set for myself," Bardet said in a statement released by AG2R La Mondiale. "After a few days of personal reflection and discussions with the management of the AG2R La Mondiale team, it became clear to me that I needed to recharge myself physically and mentally to come back stronger next season. The ...
Reasons To Be Cheerful: What To Expect From The Rest Of The 2019 Cycling Season
Joe Robinson 13 Aug 2019 From a home Worlds to the return of Van der Poel, there's still plenty to expect from the 2019 cycling season The Tour de France may be over and the Spring Classics may be a distant memory but the 2019 cycling season still has plenty to offer. In fact, there are still eight men’s WorldTour and seven women’s WorldTour races still to be settled and the small issues of a World Championships in Yorkshire too. The final, and often most unpredictable, Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a Espana , is coming up soon and the last of the five Monuments, Il Lombardia, is still there to be settled. The latter half of the season can produce some of the very best racing. Top riders are often tired, some are battling for a new contract or team to carry them through the next season ...
Egan Bernal’S Yellow Tour De France-Winning Pinarello Dogma F12
Team Ineos rider pedals into Paris on a custom-painted Dogma F12 as Colombia's first Tour de France champion
Mitchelton-Scott: Our Most Successful Tour De France Ever
For many teams targeting the general classification at the Tour de France , finding yourself out of the running for the yellow jersey can often be all it needs to consider the race a complete write-off and to head home with your tail between your legs. Not Mitchelton-Scott : despite the wheels having come off Adam Yates ' campaign this year, the Australian team regrouped and came away with an impressive four stage victories. Two-time Tour Down Under champion Daryl Impey got the ball rolling with his win on stage 9, before Simon Yates – at the race to support his brother and GC hopeful Adam – was afforded the opportunity to win stage 12 from a three-man breakaway. Both victories, it must be said, came before Adam fell out of the GC running entirely, but once the team was forced to change its focus – after the British climber ...
The Hulk Has Two Sides: Peter Sagan’S Green Jersey Bike
In what’s becoming an expected tradition, the brands sponsoring the winner of each classification often go to great lengths to celebrate the victory. From basic things like coloured Boa shoe dials and bar tape, through to custom painted frames, you can bet that by the time the leading rider rolls along the Champs-Élysées, they’ll be … The post The Hulk has two sides: Peter Sagan’s green jersey bike appeared first on CyclingTips .
Alaphilippe Awarded Tour De France's Most-Combative Rider Award
Deceuninck-QuickStep 's Julian Alaphilippe has been awarded the 'most-combative rider' award at this year's Tour de France , following his 14 days wearing the yellow jersey, with the Frenchman only losing the race lead two days before the finish in Paris. The 2019 race will likely be remembered as France's most successful Tour de France since Bernard Hinault's victory in 1985. And although neither Alaphilippe, Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale), Groupama-FDJ's Thibaut Pinot nor Warren Barguil (Arkéa-Samsic) were able to pull off the ultimate achievement of victory, the nation was nevertheless hugely entertained by its home riders this year. Alaphilippe, who finished fifth overall, had fans believing that he might just be able to pull off the seemingly impossible for much of the race, while Pinot was arguably an even more likely candidate for overall glory – but had to pull out through injury on the same day that Alaphilippe's ...
Tour De France 2019: Egan Bernal Becomes First Colombian To Win Yellow Jersey; Ewan Takes Final Stage
Joe Robinson 28 Jul 2019 Bernal makes Colombian history as Ewan takes impressive win on Champs-Elysees Egan Bernal ( Team Ineos ) safely crossed the Champs-Elysees finish line to make history and become the first Colombian to win the Tour de France as Caleb Ewan ( Lotto-Soudal ) completed a hat-trick of stage wins in Paris. The 22-year-old secured the first yellow jersey for South America after a dominant display in a weather-effected Alps that saw him snatch the race lead from Julian Alaphilippe ( Deceuninck-QuickStep ) on Stage 19 before guiding it to the finish. Bernal stood on the race's final podium joined by Team Ineos teammate and defending champion Geraint Thomas and Jumbo-Visma's Steven Kruiswijk who took second and third respectively. As for the final stage on the Champs-Elysees, Ewan launched an incredible sprint in a messy finale beating Dylan Groenewegen (Jumbo-Visma) and Niccolo Bonifazio (Total Direct Energie) ...