Tubeless tires gaining ground in road and TT stages at the Tour de France

Fans of tubeless road tires have been eagerly awaiting the adoption of the technology at the upper echelon of the sport, and only recently have there been glimmers of hope. Those fires will burn a little brighter yet this year, as tubeless is clearly being used by more riders and teams at this year’s Tour … The post Tubeless tires gaining ground in road and TT stages at the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Yates twins to hit Tour with double act

Yates twins to hit Tour with double act

Mitchelton-Scott team director Matt White enjoys working with twins Adam and Simon Yates, who will lead their Tour de France line-up.

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Clinchers at the big show? Riders experiment with tires at Tour de France

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Mitchelton-Scott's Simon Yates may run clinchers at the Tour. What does this mean for tubular tires in years to come? Read the full article at Clinchers at the big show? Riders experiment with tires at Tour de France on VeloNews.com .

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Tour de France: Confident and consistent Adam Yates targets podium

Adam Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

Mitchelton-Scott head into the 2019 Tour de France with Adam Yates as sole team leader for the overall classification. The 26-year-old British rider is hoping improve on his fourth place from 2016. Adam's twin brother Simon Yates enters the race as super-domestique for the tough final week. European champion Matteo Trentin and Daryl Impey receive some freedom to hunt for stage wins along the way. "Goal number one for us is to chase one jersey: yellow. I put in a group of 5 or 6 riders. It's probably the most open editions of the Tour. We want to get him as high up in GC as we can. It's the strongest and most versatile group, with the most depth we ever had. We're not concentrating on the sprints. Stage hunting will come along the way, " team manager Matthew White said after introducing each of his eight riders. Among them ...

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Photo gallery: Adam Yates’ Mitchelton-Scott Scott Addict RC

The Tour de France isn’t only a race fought between riders; on the equipment side, every bike supplier also uses the event as a showcase for its flagship machines, and they’re often resplendent in eye-catching custom paint that’s specifically designed to attract attention. Scott provided the Mitchelton-Scott team with gorgeous new Addict RC framesets just … The post Photo gallery: Adam Yates’ Mitchelton-Scott Scott Addict RC appeared first on CyclingTips .

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How to pick the best Tour de France fantasy team

Supported by Tips and tricks for picking a fantasy Tour team that will leave your friends in the dust The post How to pick the best Tour de France fantasy team appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour de France teams for 2019 — Complete startlist plus the favourites

Theuns and Dupont at Tour de France 2018

Who are the ones to watch?

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Preview: What you need to know about the 2019 Tour de France

It’s time for the biggest race of them all: Le Tour de France. Ahead of the Grand Depart this Saturday, get yourself up to speed on the riders to watch, the stages to watch, and more. This is CyclingTips’ preview of the 2019 Tour de France. The route After two days in the Belgian capital … The post Preview: What you need to know about the 2019 Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Jack Haig’s Tour de France Diary: It’s a relief to make my debut

Throughout this year’s Tour de France we’ll be hearing regularly from Aussie climber Jack Haig. It’s been an up and down season for Haig so far. He’s posted some of the best and most promising results of his young career, but he’s also had his year disrupted by a frustrating knee injury. Now, as he … The post Jack Haig’s Tour de France Diary: It’s a relief to make my debut appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Brotherly support for Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates at Tour de France

Brotherly support for Mitchelton-Scott's Adam Yates at Tour de France

Adam Yates will have brother Simon riding shotgun for Mitchelton-Scott at the 6-29 July Tour de France as he attempts to claim an elusive podium position in Paris.

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Yates brothers headline strong team with big Tour ambitions

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Adam Yates returns to the Tour de France as Mitchelton-Scott's GC favorite. HIs chief lieutenant will be his brother, Simon. Read the full article at Yates brothers headline strong team with big Tour ambitions on VeloNews.com .

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Adam and Simon Yates named in Mitchelton-Scott Tour de France squad

Adam Yates in Dauphine's yellow jersey during stage 6

Adam and Simon Yates will ride the Tour de France together for the first time since 2015 as the Mitchelton-Scott team target the yellow jersey. The news was announced on Friday, with Mitchelton-Scott unveiling their eight-man roster for July's marquee race. Adam Yates will lead the team's GC aspirations, while Simon Yates will race as a support rider in the mountains after finishing eighth overall at the Giro d'Italia earlier this month. Adam Yates finished fourth at the Tour de France in 2016, but failed to perform to such high standards when he was given leadership responsibilities last year. However, he returns determined to rediscover his best form in a race that should suit him in terms of its mountainous profile. He recently took part in the Critérium du Dauphiné and led the race before eventually pulling over through illness. According to his team, he is now back to full ...

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Tour de France 2019: route and stage analysis

Tour de France 2019 stages written in black and white text on a yellow background

A stage by stage breakdown of the official Tour de France route for 2019, including profiles, detailed descriptions and which riders to watch

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Scott Addict RC 2020 first-ride review: Now aero’ized

Dave Everett testing the Scott Addict RC 2020

It was 2007 when Scott first revealed its 790g ultra-light Addict platform. With it, Scott set a new benchmark for light and stiff racing frames, and a number of competitors spent years trying (with some success) to beat it. Since then, the Addict RC, Scott’s answer to a lightweight all-around race machine, has been ridden … The post Scott Addict RC 2020 first-ride review: Now aero’ized appeared first on CyclingTips .

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'It doesn’t really change much': Thomas ready to defend Tour de France despite Froome absence

'It doesn’t really change much': Thomas ready to defend Tour de France despite Froome absence

Joe Robinson 17 Jun 2019 The Welshman prepares to defend his yellow jersey despite Froome's horror crash Geraint Thomas says Chris Froome's absence will have little effect on his preparations as he looks to defend his Tour de France title next month. Team Ineos had officially named Thomas and Froome as co-leaders for the French Grand Tour, even if most expected Froome's pursuit of a record-equalling fifth yellow jersey to take precedent over Thomas's title defence. However, Froome will now be absent from the race following his horrific crash during the recent Criterium du Dauphine, leaving Thomas the responsibility as Ineos's sole leader. In his latest GQ column , Thomas said he appreciated that Froome's absence would hinder the team but insisted it would not change how he prepares for the race next month. 'The biggest implication for the team is that there’s now an extra space in the line-up. ...

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Drop into the weekend with the CyclingTips Weekly Quiz: #15

As the season ramps up to its pinnacle, the Tour de France, the world of professional cycling seems to be heightened. This week, there’s been the Criterium du Dauphine, injury dramas, doping revelations and the awful crash of Tour de France favourite Chris Froome. Amongst all that, here’s what you might have missed on the … The post Drop into the weekend with the CyclingTips Weekly Quiz: #15 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The birth and death of a bike company: What happened to SpeedX?

From a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign to 800,000 bikes dumped in fields across China, this is the strange, sad story of SpeedX's monumental rise and fall. The post The birth and death of a bike company: What happened to SpeedX? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Simon Yates Q&A: On the Giro, Yorkshire Worlds and infamous UK climbs

Late last week CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett caught up with Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) at Scott HQ in Switzerland. In a wide-ranging conversation the pair talked about Yates’ eighth-place finish in the recent Giro d’Italia, what life is like as a pro racer, his journey through the sport, and even about an infamous climb in the … The post Simon Yates Q&A;: On the Giro, Yorkshire Worlds and infamous UK climbs appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Yates, Mitchelton-Scott to regroup following ‘heartbreaking’ Giro d’Italia

Yates, Mitchelton-Scott to regroup following ‘heartbreaking’ Giro d’Italia

With no major health problems or crashes, Simon Yates will try to understand what went wrong at the Giro d'Italia Read the full article at Yates, Mitchelton-Scott to regroup following ‘heartbreaking’ Giro d’Italia on VeloNews.com .

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Analysis: How did each team do at the 2019 Giro d'Italia?

Joe Robinson 4 Jun 2019 A breakdown of how the big teams faired over the last three weeks in Italy Miguel Angel Lopez landing more punches than Antony Joshua on an overzealous spectator while Marco Haller used every name under the sun on an opportunistic bidon bandit. Tom Dumoulin crashing out , Simon Yates talking bowel movements and Vincenzo Nibali's Primoz Roglic beef. A first week of racing that made this weekend's Champions League look exciting. Gianni Savio proving he was born to run. Any epic day on the Mortirolo. Esteban Chaves's smile , Chad Haga's tears. Richard Carapaz providing Ecuador with its greatest ever sporting achievement while Mikel Landa was left thinking what could have been for yet another Grand Tour. Plenty happened at this year's Giro d'Italia but how will the 22 teams remember their past three weeks of racing around Italy. Here is our assessment of how ...

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