Women’s teams of 2020: Who’s committing to the UCI’s new guidelines, who’s not, and why

In early October, in the final weeks of the cycling season, the UCI announces the teams that have filed applications to compete at the different levels of the sport for the coming year. Earlier this week we covered the men’s WorldTour and ProTeam moves for 2020, and now it’s time to take a closer look … The post Women’s teams of 2020: Who’s committing to the UCI’s new guidelines, who’s not, and why appeared first on CyclingTips .

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6 things I’ve learned (so far) from racing the Women’s WorldTour

The past few seasons have been a whirlwind for Aussie racer Brodie Chapman. She’s gone from barely racing in Australia’s National Road Series (NRS) to being competitive in the Women’s WorldTour (WWT) — the highest level in the sport — and representing Australia at the Road World Championships in her first two seasons as a … The post 6 things I’ve learned (so far) from racing the Women’s WorldTour appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Sunweb rider injured in crash with car during Under-23 Lombardia

Dutch rider Edo Maas sustained serious injuries after crashing into a car that had driven onto the course of the Under-23 version of Il Lombardia. Read the full article at Sunweb rider injured in crash with car during Under-23 Lombardia on VeloNews.com .

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Fisticuffs mar end of Münsterland Giro race

Florian Senechal (Deceuninck-Quick-Step) unleashed a wild punch to the helmeted head of Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb) during the post-race press scrum Read the full article at Fisticuffs mar end of Münsterland Giro race on VeloNews.com .

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Senechal throws punch at Walschied after Münsterland Giro crash

Senechal throws punch at Walschied after Münsterland Giro crash

Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2019 Frenchman blames Team Sunweb sprinter for incident in final 200m Tempers flared at the end of rain-soaked Münsterland Giro with Deceuninck-QuickStep 's Florian Senechal throwing a post-race punch at Max Walschied. The Team Sunweb sprinter was talking to German broadcasters WDR having sprinted to fifth when Senechal confronted him. Walschied noticed Senechal was about to throw a punch and had time to avoid the glancing blow before Senechal's teammate Davide Martinelli led the angered Frenchman away. %uD83C%uDDEB%uD83C%uDDF7 @flosenech of %uD83C%uDDE7%uD83C%uDDEA @deceuninck_qst seems to be blaming %uD83C%uDDE9%uD83C%uDDEA @MaxWalscheid of %uD83C%uDDE9%uD83C%uDDEA @TeamSunweb for the crash in the last 200m in %uD83C%uDDE9%uD83C%uDDEA @tweets_giro #muensterlandgiro (%uD83D%uDCFA @sportschau ) pic.twitter.com/pMOmTuaTS5 — World Cycling Stats (@wcsbike) October 3, 2019 See related Gallery: A Mads week of racing at the Yorkshire World Championships The best forgotten cycling fashion trends Moscon reveals 10kg weight gain at Tour de France after difficult season It ...

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Hammer Series Hong Kong cancelled

Hammer Series Hong Kong cancelled

Jack Elton-Walters 3 Oct 2019 Decision taken to cancel races and sportive as a result of ongoing protests in Hong Kong The Hammer Series Hong Kong has been cancelled due to the ongoing protests in the territory. Velon and the Hong Kong Tourism Board – which organise the Hammer Hong Kong and the mass participation Hong Kong Cyclothon sportive – announced the news to cancel the event, which was scheduled to take place in 10 days' time. With the protests having been going on for months now, and no end realistically in sight, the decision could probably have been taken sooner. However, it's unlikely that any teams would have already been en route this far out from the events. 'We have been keeping matters under close review and it has now been decided that the best course of action is to halt preparations and look to 2020 when the Hammer ...

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Honk Kong Hammer Series Cancelled

Supported by Velon and the Hong Kong Tourism Board, the organiser of Hammer Hong Kong and the mass participation Hong Kong Cyclothon, have made the decision not to stage the two events on Sunday, October 13, 2019 because of the ongoing protests in Hong Kong. The Hong Kong protests have escalated in violence in recent days with … The post Honk Kong Hammer Series Cancelled appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships

What a week in professional cycling. The UCI’s Road World Championships is an annual end-of-season gathering of national federations, sponsors, rider agents, and stakeholders that often delivers not only new world champions but also a flurry of announcements and controversies. The Yorkshire world championships was no exception. The eight-day event began with a new discipline, … The post The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The UCI’s terrible rulebook strikes again

How long is serious? How much is significant? Is this a 1-10 scale thing, or a time thing, or are we just going on feeling here? Why are world championships being revoked over nebulous terms? The post The UCI’s terrible rulebook strikes again appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Watch: Italian junior Tiberi wins World Championships time trial despite start line mechanical

Watch: Italian junior Tiberi wins World Championships time trial despite start line mechanical

Joe Robinson 23 Sep 2019 The Italian has earned some fans with his calm reaction to any early mechanical Italy's Antonio Tiberi captured the imaginations of the cycling public after winning the junior men's individual time trial despite having to change bikes in the first 100m. The 18-year-old had barely reached the bottom of the start ramp before noticing he had already suffered a mechanical. With a soignuer running alongside, Tiberi proved a cool customer calmly pulling up by his team car, gently placing his broken bike on the side before hopping on his replacement and getting his race underway. While this could have been the end of his rainbow jersey bid, it eventually proved irrelevant as, despite the setback, the Italian managed to secure the win with a time of 38 minutes 28 seconds on the 28km Harrogate course. Nightmare start for Antonio Tiberi %uD83C%uDDEE%uD83C%uDDF9 - he%u2019s had to ...

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Dumoulin labels teammate's doping past 'bitter pill to swallow'

Dumoulin labels teammate's doping past 'bitter pill to swallow'

Joe Robinson 19 Sep 2019 Georg Preidler accused of blood doping and HGH use during 2017 Giro d'Italia Tom Dumoulin has labelled the news former teammate Georg Preidler may have doped during the 2017 Giro d'Italia , which Dumoulin won, 'a bitter pill to swallow'. The Dutchman won his only Grand Tour to date at that Giro with Preidler providing his domestique duties for Team Sunweb in 2017 before departing for Groupama-FDJ at the end of the season. Preidler had admitted to conspiracy to blood dope in 2018 after being named in the 'Operation Alderlass' scandal . However, an Austrian court has now accused the rider of blood doping and using human growth hormone as far back as the spring of 2017. This prompted former teammate Dumoulin to respond to the news that one of his teammates may have doped during his Giro victory two years ago. 'Unfortunately, today I ...

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Mixed Team Time Trial Relay: A guide to the World Championships's newest event

Joe Robinson 19 Sep 2019 A complete guide to the World Championships' newest event: the Mixed Team Time Trial Relay This weekend sees the best road cyclists on the planet descend onto Harrogate, Yorkshire for the beginning of the UCI World Championships . Across nine days, 15 individual events will crown a host of World Champions who will be able to dress resplendent in rainbow for the next 12 months. Among those races is the introduction of a brand new event: the Team Time Trial Mixed Relay. Replacing the outgoing and utterly boring Team Time Trial event - which was ridden as trade teams, it is a brand new format that gets elite women and men racing together, going all out to bring home team gold for their respective nation. Below is a full guide to this new event and what we should expect. What is the Team Time Trial ...

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Mixed Team Time Trial Relay: A guide the the World Championships newest event

Joe Robinson 19 Sep 2019 A complete guide to the World Championships' newest event: the Mixed Team Time Trial Relay This weekend sees the best road cyclists on the planet descend onto Harrogate, Yorkshire for the beginning of the UCI World Championships . Across nine days, 15 individual events will crown a host of World Champions who will be able to dress resplendent in rainbow for the next 12 months. Among those races is the introduction of a brand new event: the Team Time Trial Mixed Relay. Replacing the outgoing and utterly boring Team Time Trial event - which was ridden as trade teams, it is a brand new format that gets elite women and men racing together, going all out to bring home team gold for their respective nation. Below is a full guide to this new event and what we should expect. What is the Team Time Trial ...

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The weekly spin: The Grand Tour Domino Effect

A gust of wind in southeast France, a patch of slippery pavement in Andorra, a touch of wheels in Italy, and three grand tour winners who might never have been. The Vuelta a España is over and the 2019 Grand Tour season is finished. As I look back, I’ve been playing the what-if game. What … The post The weekly spin: The Grand Tour Domino Effect appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Sigma launches new ‘cheap’ iD.TRI and iD.FREE multisport smartwatches

Sigma smartwatch

Sigma releases two feature-packed smartwatches at a competitive price

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Christine Majerus takes Boels Ladies Tour 2019 overall title

Christine Majerus takes Boels Ladies Tour 2019 overall title

George Smith 9 Sep 2019 Luxembourger earns biggest stage-race victory in her career as Wiebes impresses Christine Majerus (Boels-Dolmans) has won the overall title at the 2019 Boels Ladies Tour, topping the podium ahead of Lorena Wiebes (Parkhotel Valkenburg) and Lisa Klein (Canyon-SRAM). The three riders had started the final day all on the virtual podium, though Weibes managed to leapfrog Klein into second by taking a time bonus after finishing as runner-up on the final stage. Indeed the entire race for general classification was dominated by the trio, with reigning champion Annemiek van Vleuten’s (Mitchelton-Scott) prologue victory the only result good enough to keep the leader’s orange jersey outside their hands. After taking back-to-back Stage 1 and 2 victories on home soil, Wiebes managed to wrest the GC from van Vleuten, only to cede it the next day to Lisa Klein when the German won Stage 3. Majerus came ...

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Transfer round-up: What do the comings and goings mean for the WorldTour teams?

Transfer round-up: What do the comings and goings mean for the WorldTour teams?

Joseph Delves 5 Sep 2019 Now well into the part of the season where riders get itchy feet, we recap who’s making moves ahead of next year Who’s staying put, who’s moving on, and what does it mean for the WorldTour teams? Team Ineos Only one transfer announced here. But it’s a big one. Adding to its three existing Grand Tour winners, Team Ineos have pinched Giro winner Richard Carapaz from rivals Movistar . Recruiting another sergeant in support of the reign without end, the team now has more GC winners than there are Grand Tours in the year. Movistar Despite doing well in the current Vuelta a Espana , there’s turbulence on the horizon for the Spanish team. Formerly accused of having too many leaders, it might soon have not nearly enough. First, Nairo Quintana is off to ProConti outfit Arkéa Samsic along with Winner Anacona. Perhaps even worse ...

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Transfers round-up: What do the comings and goings mean for the WorldTour teams?

Transfers round-up: What do the comings and goings mean for the WorldTour teams?

Joseph Delves 5 Sep 2019 Now well into the part of the season where riders get itchy feet, we recap who’s making moves ahead of next year Who’s staying put, who’s moving on, and what does it mean for the WorldTour teams? Team Ineos Only one transfer announced here. But it’s a big one. Adding to its three existing Grand Tour winners, Team Ineos have pinched Giro winner Richard Carapaz from rivals Movistar . Recruiting another sergeant in support of the reign without end, the team now has more GC winners than there are Grand Tours in the year. Movistar Despite doing well in the current Vuelta a Espana , there’s turbulence on the horizon for the Spanish team. Formerly accused of having too many leaders, it might soon have not nearly enough. First, Nairo Quintana is off to ProConti outfit Arkéa Samsic along with Winner Anacona. Perhaps even worse ...

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Examination reveals fractured patella for Nicolas Roche

Examination reveals fractured patella for Nicolas Roche

George Smith 4 Sep 2019 Irishman’s injury worse than initially feared Nicolas Roche is set for a lengthy spell on the sidelines after further checks to the injury that forced him to abandon the 2019 Vuelta a Espana revealed a fractured left patella for the Team Sunweb rider. Roche quit the Grand Tour following a nasty crash on Stage 6 that left the Irishman with intense bruising and stitches, which was initially thought to be the worst of his injuries. 'After going through the big disappointment of leaving the Vuelta, I held hope that I would still be able to continue riding my bike and compete in the Italian Classics once the edema had healed,' he said. 'But this news has just hit me again – now my priority is to look after my rehabilitation in the best way possible so that I can get back healthy and on the ...

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PRO goes gravel with bars, saddles, stems and more

PRO goes gravel

In a close tie-in with brand-cousins Shimano, PRO launches a raft of gravel-specific parts

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