A deep dive into Team GB’s radical new track bike: All in for 2%

British Cycling debuted a groundbreaking track bike a couple of weeks ago in its bid for Olympic glory in Tokyo, Japan. Without a doubt, the bike is visually striking, and a clear departure from conventional design, with its unusually widely-spaced fork blades and seatstays. This was all done in the name of aerodynamic efficiency, we … The post A deep dive into Team GB’s radical new track bike: All in for 2% appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Froome Olympic bid dented with announcement of road race quotas

Four-time Tour champion will start as part of a Great Britain team of four, against the five-man teams of many key rivals. Read the full article at Froome Olympic bid dented with announcement of road race quotas on VeloNews.com .

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Crickets, cold brew, and climbing 5k in a day: Tales from the 2019 VeloClub Summit

Had we made the VeloClub Summit in Northern Thailand too tough? I looked at the profile again. There was certainly a bit of saw-toothing on the itinerary, however we’d been pretty careful to lay out the trip as similarly as possible to our well-received 2018 VC Summit in Japan. That course seemed to exist in … The post Crickets, cold brew, and climbing 5k in a day: Tales from the 2019 VeloClub Summit appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Team GB qualifies just 4 men, 2 women, for Tokyo Olympic road races; Callum Skinner calls for British elite sport overhaul; "Why does everyone hate cyclists?"; Movistar unveil Alé as new sponsor; Sagan in Lego + more on the live blog

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American road team earns four female and two male spots for 2020 Olympics

The UCI confirms allotments for next summer's road events at the Olympic Games, and the United States has four spots for women and just two for men. Read the full article at American road team earns four female and two male spots for 2020 Olympics on VeloNews.com .

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Carrera Crossroad e-road bike review

Joseph Delves Monday, November 18, 2019 - 16:02 If you want an electric racer on a budget there’s little reason not to make it the 'first' sub-£1000 e-road bike from Halfords 4.5 / 5 £1,000 Halfords claims its new Carrera Crossroad is the cheapest electric road bike available, and the first to go sub-£1,000, if only by a penny. Scraping in under most employer’s Cycle to Work scheme limit, we got one in to see how it scored. First impressions Getting the Carrera Crossroad out of the box is something of a lift-with-your-legs-and-not-your-back job. At 18.9kg, it’s not light, although by e-bike standards it’s not actually too bad. The more snobbish members of the Cyclist team were also somewhat disparaging of its clunky looks. However, a bit like getting your dad to take off his reading specs and hold the phone slightly further away before uploading a new Plenty of ...

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Smaller teams for Great Britain in the Tokyo Olympics road race next summer

Smaller teams for Great Britain in the Tokyo Olympics road race next summer

Joe Robinson 18 Nov 2019 A poor year sees GB head to Tokyo with smaller teams next summer A lacklustre 2019 for British riders means that Great Britain will only be handed four men's and two women's spots at next summer's Olympic road races. The UCI confirmed the allocation of team places for next year's road and time trial events in Tokyo on Monday afternoon. For the men's road race, the British team miss out on being able to field the maximum of five riders, as they had in Rio 2016 and London 2012, instead being awarded a team of fou for Tokyo. For the first year since 2014, a Grand Tour went without a British winner while British riders only took six WorldTour wins all year. Instead of Great Britain, the six nations allocated a five-man squad are Belgium - team of defending champion Greg van Avermaet , Colombia, ...

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Tour of Flanders champion Alberto Bettiol reveals what he bought with his winnings

Tour of Flanders champion Alberto Bettiol reveals what he bought with his winnings

Joe Robinson 18 Nov 2019 With €20k, likely shared with the whole team, flashy cars and watches w Surprise Tour of Flanders winner Alberto Bettiol has revealed what he bought with his prize money. The Education First rider pocketed €20,000 for winning the Belgian Monument back in April, with that total likely being divided among his six teammates as well as staff. On what he spent his winning, the Italian told Gazzetta dello Sport :'My gift to myself? I changed my car's wheels for €500.' The jokey comment came while the Tuscany-native was making a more pertinent point about prize money and particularly the disparity for the women's peloton. 'The money has an effect, but you shouldn’t think about it. If you stop and watch how much you earn, maybe you don’t even go out and ride,' said Bettiol. 'The fact is that you earn with the contracts, not with ...

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CyclingTips Podcast: Mandatory helmet laws and the new Shimano gearbox patent

This week the team discusses mandatory helmet laws and the new Shimano gearbox patent. Click here for a direct download, and here to listen on Soundcloud. The CyclingTips podcast is on Spotify as well, and you can listen to it there. Or just subscribe to the CyclingTips Podcast via RSS, iTunes, Stitcher, or Google Play. The post CyclingTips Podcast: Mandatory helmet laws and the new Shimano gearbox patent appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Jumbo-Visma were the WorldTour's second best team despite having the second lowest budget

Jumbo-Visma were the WorldTour's second best team despite having the second lowest budget

Joe Robinson 15 Nov 2019 Dutch team had incredible year despite being one of the poorest in the WorldTour. Photo: Chris Auld Jumbo-Visma achieved their incredible 2019 season, which saw Primoz Roglic win the Vuelta a Espana , in spite of having the second-lowest budget in the WorldTour. In an interview with Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad , team manager Merjin Zeeman confirmed that the Dutch team operated on the second-lowest operating costs thanks to efficient management and better incentives for their riders. 'Every WorldTour team receives a document from the UCI at the start of the year, which states the budgets of all teams. We were seventeenth,' said Zeeman. 'We have a leaner organisation and therefore lower costs. Our capital is on the bike. We are not large payers, but our riders have nice contracts. Only they earn less than they can with the richer teams.' With over 50 victories, ...

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Bikes of the Bunch: Pegoretti Mxxxxxo

Pegoretti Mxxxxxo

In this Bikes of the Bunch, Peter Harrington – through his new Pegoretti Mxxxxxo – shares the story of how he became involved in the re-birth of the Pegoretti brand following the shock loss of Dario. It all happened so naturally that, at the time, I never had a moment to consider if it was … The post Bikes of the Bunch: Pegoretti Mxxxxxo appeared first on CyclingTips .

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BMC recalls 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc models

Supported by BMC has identified a potential safety issue with the forks used on 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc bikes. The Swiss company is urging owners of the bikes to stop riding them and have a BMC dealer perform a “safety check”. Related to the potential failure of the fork steerer, the recall affects some 20 … The post BMC recalls 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc models appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Freeman tribunal: Ex-British Cycling and Team Sky head of medicine Steve Peters agrees Testogel would be “mad” way to dope

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Former British Cycling and Team Sky head of medicine gave evidence today

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BMC issues recall for 2018 and 2019 Teammachine SLR01 Disc bikes

BMC Teammachine SLR01 Disc detail

Model years 2018 and 2019 affected

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The best Evans Cycles deals for Black Friday 2019 (UK only)

Evans Cycles Black Friday 2019 Deals

Massive Black Friday savings on Castelli, Genesis, Giro, Kask, and SealSkinz and more

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'Common sense wins' as council drops legal action against cycling cafe

'Common sense wins' as council drops legal action against cycling cafe

Joe Robinson 14 Nov 2019 Cyclists will now be allowed to meet at the Velolife cycling cafe again The injunction that threatened to imprison cyclists if they met outside the Velolife cycling cafe has been lifted, it was confirmed today. Windsor and Maidenhead Council placed an Enforcement Notice on the Velolife cycling cafe and workshop in October 2017 after a complaint from a local resident. The enforcement saw it made illegal for cyclists to meet outside the cafe. Cafe owner Lee Goodwin sort for the ban to be lifted, working closely with his legal team, British Cycling and the charity Cycling UK. The wider cycling community also came to action, with a social media campaign calling for the injunction to be lifted. The council announced it would lift the injunction from Thursday 14th November allowing cyclists to once again meet at the cafe, a move that British Cycling policy advisor ...

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BMC issues voluntary recall of Teammachine disc bikes

BMC issues voluntary recall of Teammachine disc bikes

Joe Robinson 14 Nov 2019 Safety problems with the fork have forced BMC into this recall of bikes BMC has issued a voluntary recall of its Teammachine SLR01 disc bikes due to fork issues. The brand issued the recall on Thursday afternoon in order to undergo safety checks stating it would affect 'bikes from the Model Years 2018 and 2019' adding that the first bikes of this kind went on sale in June 2017. BMC stated it had 'identified a technical problem with the fork that could result in a cracked or broken steerer tube, leading to potential crashes and injuries.' While the recall is only voluntary, it continued by stating: 'To safeguard the user and uphold the brand’s own strict quality standards, BMC Switzerland requests that these bikes are no longer ridden and are brought to a BMC retailer for a safety check.' BMC asks its customers to take ...

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Canyon replaces Katusha with Pro Continental team Arkea-Samsic for 2020 season

Canyon X Arkea-Samsic Key Visual Warren Barguil Ultimate (1)

Warren Barguil, Nairo Quintana and Nacer Bouhanni will race Canyon bikes next year

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Gore C5 Gore-Tex Infinium Thermo Jacket review

Pete Muir Thursday, November 14, 2019 - 16:08 A warm, lightweight winter jacket with a slightly bizarre ‘leatherette’ look 3.5 / 5 £219.99 In an age when Gore-Tex seems to have found the ultimate material with its waterproof, lightweight, breathable ShakeDry fabric, it might seem odd to produce a jacket that makes a point of not being waterproof. But there is a certain logic to the Gore C5 Gore-Tex Infinium Soft-Lined Thermo Jacket. ‘The C5 is designed to be versatile over any kind of conditions,’ says Gore Wear’s Ben Washington. ‘If it’s raining, if it’s not, if it’s cold, if it gets warmer… you’ve got flexibility. It works across a range of temperatures and different weather conditions. You would really only wear the insulated ShakeDry jacket [the H5] when it’s really cold and wet.’ The idea of the C5 is that it’s the perfect compromise. It’s not fully waterproof, but ...

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Check out the Canyon bike Arkea-Samsic will be riding in 2020

Joe Robinson 14 Nov 2019 The French ProContinental team have made some high profile signings for next season Nairo Quintana will continue riding on Canyon bikes in 2020 as his new team Arkea-Samsic confirmed it would be partnering with the German manufacturer. The French ProContinental team will end their one-year relationship with Spanish bike brand BH in order to switch across to Canyon from 1st January. While Arkea-Samsic were not granted a WorldTour licence for 2020 , the high profile signings of Quintana and Nacer Bouhanni suggest they could be granted an invite to the Tour de France in July. This means Canyon should have its bikes present with two teams on the Nice start line next summer with Movistar also using the German brand. With Katusha-Alpecin being replaced in the WorldTour by Israel Cycling Academy , Canyon will drop down to just one top tier sponsorship for next season. ...

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