Bikeradar Rides | Bikepacking The Scottish Highlands

Two cyclists bikepacking through the highlands of Scotland

In the final instalment of our series of multi-day off-road adventures, Adrian Miles reaches gravel nirvana deep in the Scottish Highlands

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Shane Sutton Again Accused Of Doping At Freeman Tribunal

Shane Sutton again accused of doping at Freeman tribunal

Australian Shane Sutton, the former British Cycling and Team Sky head coach, was “absolutely lying” when he told parliament that he had no knowledge of doping in the sport, according to testimony from a former teammate to a medical tribunal on Tuesday.

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Adidas Is Back In The Cycling Shoe Game

Fifteen years on from its last cycling shoe, Adidas has made a return with a new offering simply called “The Road Cycling Shoe”. According to Adidas, the mid-range lace-up design draws inspiration from “iconic silhouettes of the sport”. That might sound like a stretch … if the iconic Eddy Merckx hadn’t himself worn Adidas shoes … The post Adidas is back in the cycling shoe game appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Nine Years Late, Chris Froome Gets His Vuelta Trophy

Supported by The 2011 Vuelta was striking for a few reasons – the stratospheric speed at which some of its climbs were raced; the out-of-nowhere win by the unfancied Spaniard Juan Jose Cobo, riding for the Pro Continental Geox team in his homeland’s biggest race; and the arrival of Chris Froome as a Grand Tour contender. The … The post Nine years late, Chris Froome gets his Vuelta trophy appeared first on CyclingTips .

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This Giro D’Italia Showed Us A New Fun And Exciting Side To Ineos Grenadiers, Fingers Crossed It’S Here To Stay

Joe Robinson 26 Oct 2020 Tao Geoghegan Hart's Giro d'Italia success could herald a new era for the British WorldTour team Tao Geoghegan Hart's Giro d'Italia success could herald a new era for the British WorldTour team Words: Joe Robinson Photography: Chris Auld Sir Dave Brailsford sounded like he had just experienced an epiphany on Sunday evening. As a 25-year-old lad from Hackney by the name of Tao Geoghegan Hart slipped on the Giro d’Italia’s Maglia Rosa to become the team’s fifth Grand Tour winner in 10 years, Brailsford's words to Eurosport were those of man realising what it has really been about the whole time. ‘I came to this sport when I was a young guy because I loved racing, it attracted me to the sport as it was all about racing,’ Brailsford said to Eurosport . ‘In the past 10 years we’ve won a lot, but as you ...

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With Tao Geoghegan Hart’S Giro Win, Ineos Enters A New Era

In the shadow of Milan’s Duomo, one of the tightest Grand Tours in history came down to a time-trial between two young climbing domestiques. Racing to retain a race lead of milliseconds was Sunweb’s West Australian, Jai Hindley. Racing to claim Ineos’ 11th Grand Tour was 25-year-old Londoner, Tao Geoghegan Hart. As has so often … The post With Tao Geoghegan Hart’s Giro win, Ineos enters a new era 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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Israel Start-Up Nation Make First Signings To Support Chris Froome

Israel Start-Up Nation make first signings to support Chris Froome

Joe Robinson 5 Aug 2020 Veteran Daryl Impey and climber Carl Fredrik Hagen join as part of Froome Grand Tour 'core' Isreal Start-Up Nation has begun to build its Grand Tour team to support inbound Chris Froome with the announcement of two new riders for 2021. Experienced Grand Tour stage winner Daryl Impey will join from Mitchelton-Scott while talented climber Carl Fredrik Hagen joins from Lotto-Soudal . Froome will reunite with Impey after the duo both began their careers with the Barloworld team in 2008. The 35-year-old South African Impey on a two-year deal after Froome personally contacted him to persuade him to join the team. 'It’s not often you get to race with one of the greats in our sport, so when Chris called me and said he trusts me and would like to have me by his side I appreciated that and knew he meant it,' said Impey. ...

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How You Can Go For A Bike Ride With Chris Froome Later Today

How you can go for a bike ride with Chris Froome later today

Joe Robinson 3 Jun 2020 The seven-time Grand Tour winner will be among riders leading Zwift rides for World Bicycle Day Four-time Tour de France champion Chris Froome is one of many riders you can join for a spin on online training platform Zwift later today. To celebrate World Bicycle Day, the virtual training platform has called upon Froome, Hour Record holder Victor Campenaerts, women's time-trial World Champion Chloe Dygert-Owen and mountain biker Jolanda Neff to lead a series of rides throughout the day. UK users will be able to join Team Ineos 's Froome at 17:00 (BST) for a rolling 16.3km ride around the Richmond 2015 World Championships route, including its cobbled Libby Hill. Before that at 11:00 (BST), riders will be able to join Neff for a 7.9km off-road blast through the Watopia Jungle Circuit while Dygert-Owen will wrap things up at 20:00 (BST) riding the 16.3km Harrogate ...

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Team Ineos’ Tt Helmet, Handmade Italian Road Shoes, Shimano Enduro Shoes, A Lazer Trail Helmet And A Special Messenger Bag From Chrome

BikeRadar First Look Friday 22 May 2020

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From The Top: How Strava Was Built Podcast Transcript

Listen to the full podcast episode here. Wade Wallace: Maybe the best place to start from is back at the beginning of when you guys met. Maybe start with you Mark. Do you remember your first interaction with Michael when you first met him? And what that was like? Mark Gainey: It’s a long time … The post From the Top: How Strava was built podcast transcript appeared first on CyclingTips .

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From The Top: How Strava Was Built

Strava has become ubiquitous in the lives of over 50 million athletes, and is arguably the most relevant social network to anyone who loves to sweat. The co-founders of Strava, Michael Horvath and Mark Gainey, have been lifelong friends and have quite literally changed how we interact with our cycling in both real life and … The post From the Top: How Strava was built appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Which Muscles Are Used During Cycling?

The legs of Thomas De Gendt

Key muscle groups used when riding and how they're used

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Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs: 30 - 21

Cyclist magazine 29 Apr 2020 The latest 10 climbs in the Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs are true celebrations of road engineering It feels as if these 10 climbs that swoop their way into the Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs on this particular occasion are an utter celebration of engineering. Honestly, the feats that must have been reached in order to create 10 roads that snake into the sky are quite astounding. You've got the Trollstigen in Norway that's like a bitesize Stelvio, the imposing Grossglcokner from Austria which feels almost fake, such is its snaking perfection and the Pico del Veleta, the highest road in Europe. Each and every climb in this list are beautiful in their own way but with these 10, it feels like they are a bit more beautiful than the rest. The Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs Introducing the Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs: 100 ...

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Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs: 40 - 31

Cyclist magazine 28 Apr 2020 A controversially high standing for a Tour de France classic in the next round of Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs No, you're not mistaken, that is Alpe d'Huez scraping in at number 40 on the list of the Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs . It caused a lot of debate, this controversial placing, at Cyclist HQ. In fact, we worked out that this was the climb on this list that had been tackled by the most members of staff at one point or another (ignoring Box Hill, obviously). And surprisingly, more of us were in favour of this placing than were not. It's because despite the infamy that Alpe d'Huez has gained from 31 Tour de France ascents and counting - and we whisper this quietly - it's not actually that pretty a climb nor is it that enjoyable to ride. Controversial, we know. The Cyclist 100 ...

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The Outer Line: Q&A With Israel Start-Up Nation Gm Kjell Carlstrom

Rudy Barbier of Team Israel Start - Up Nation

We talked in detail with General Manager Kjell Carlstrom, a former racer for teams Sky and Liquigas, and a team director at IAM Cycling before joining ISN. Read the full article at The Outer Line: Q&A; with Israel Start-Up Nation GM Kjell Carlstrom on VeloNews.com .

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Unzué: ‘The Tour Has Not Done Justice To Quintana’

Eusebio Unzué and Nairo Quintana

Movistar boss regrets that Quintana's best years pitted him against Sky's dominant Tour squad, reflects with warmth on the Colombian's time with his team. Read the full article at Unzué: ‘The Tour has not done justice to Quintana’ on VeloNews.com .

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Unzué: ‘The Tour Has Not Done Justice To Quintana’

Movistar boss regrets that Quintana's best years pitted him against Sky's dominant Tour squad, reflects with warmth on the Colombian's time with his team. Read the full article at Unzué: ‘The Tour has not done justice to Quintana’ on VeloNews.com .

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Hope Rolls In: The Aid Workers Using Bikes For Disaster Relief

Supported by They call themselves the Bike Scouts, a group of volunteer bicycle messengers dotted around the Philippines that aid those in need. When natural disasters strike, the Bike Scouts deliver medicine and other supplies to those affected, often getting into the worst-hit regions before aircraft and trucks are able to. As founder Myles Delfin writes, Bike … The post Hope rolls in: The aid workers using bikes for disaster relief appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Oleg Tinkov Pays £20 Million Bail To Avoid Uk Jail

Oleg Tinkov pays £20 million bail to avoid UK jail

Joe Robinson 2 Mar 2020 Russian billionaire is currently fighting extradition to the US for tax fraud charges Former Tinkoff team boss and professional cycling mogul Oleg Tinkov has paid a £20 million bail charge in Britain to avoid jail while contesting extradition to the USA on tax fraud charges. The Russian billionaire stood at Westminster Magistrates Court on Thursday to pay the bail after American prosecutors issued an arrest warrant having charged him with false tax returns and under-reporting his income for the past seven years. Tinkov denies the charges yet was forced into the multi-million pound bail settlement with strict curfew agreements to avoid jail until next summoned to court. According to reports, the 52-year-old will have to wear an electronic tag and remain in his Holland Park flat, in West London, from 19:00 to 07:00 each night. See related Tinkoff's attempt to save Team Sky rejected by ...

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