Sir Dave Brailsford and Team Ineos help Eliud Kipchoge run first ever sub-2 hour Marathon

Eliud Kipchoge after running sub 2-hour Marathon (picture via Ineos 1.59 challenge on Twitter)

Chris Froome was also in Vienna today to watch Kenyan distance runner make history

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Kona Special Interview – Nate Zarlengo – Ask a Cycling Coach 228

Nate Zarlengo is coming into Kona already having overcome a big obstacle. After so many hard hours training and preparing, hitting a car on his bike days before the race is the last thing he expected. Regardless, he is not going to let it slow him down. Tune in to hear Nate's experience and his feelings going into IRONMAN World Championships.

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Revamped Castelli Gabba “more waterproof, more breathable and better fitting than ever”

Castelli Gabba RoS jersey

Italian firm updates Gabba and Perfetto range ready for winter

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Paris-Tours 2019: a hard groad for hard riders

Paris-Tours 2019: a hard groad for hard riders

It's the race too tough for Deceuninck-Quick-Step, the team with Belgian DNA who eat pavé for breakfast. Get ready for some gravel grindin' Monday morning from 12.15am live streaming via SBS On Demand and our site.

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Cycling Plus November is out now!

Cycling Plus November

In the latest issue five titanium bikes are put to the test, any of which could become your lifetime companion

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The latest on AusCycling: An open letter from Cycling Australia

AusCycling is an ambitious initiative that seeks to unify cycling disciplines in Australia. The goal is to increase the sport’s commercial opportunities, reduce inefficiencies that exist in the current system, and to grow the sport at all levels. The project has been more than 18 months in the making and is now entering a crucial … The post The latest on AusCycling: An open letter from Cycling Australia appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Confirmed: Power output isn’t compromised in a super-low sprint position

Supported by Caleb Ewan’s sprint position has become something of a fascination in recent years. Here at CyclingTips we’ve written a handful of articles on the subject, largely because there’s been a bunch of research showing how effective the position is. In the past year, no fewer than three independent studies, from different researchers, using different methods, … The post Confirmed: Power output isn’t compromised in a super-low sprint position appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Where have all the women’s bikes gone? A look inside an ever-changing market

I had my first experience with the women’s specific movement in 2002. “I ride a Trek 6700 WSD,” my 12-year old self would say, smugly, to my friends. They didn’t know what on earth I was talking about, and neither did I. But I was hooked on clarifying to all who would listen that my … The post Where have all the women’s bikes gone? A look inside an ever-changing market appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Il Lombardia: All you need to know including TV guide, favourites and route

Joe Robinson 10 Oct 2019 A complete guide to everything you need to know about Il Lombardia, taking place on Saturday 12th October Il Lombardia is the last big race of the season and one to savour. The final of the five Monuments of road cycling, 'the race of the falling leaves' takes place in early autumn across the picturesque landscape of Lombardy in northern Italy. Like all Italian Classics, the race takes place on a Saturday (12th October) as opposed to the usual slot of a Sunday. At 263km, it's a gruelling day in the saddle, covering six categorised climbs including the dreaded Colma di Surmano as the course takes the peloton from Bergamo to Como. Usually a race reserved for punchy climbers, recent winners have included Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ), Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) and Esteban Chaves (Mitchelton-Scott). While defending champion Pinot will be absent, a stacked start list will ...

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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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How one bike brand is making others look environmentally irresponsible

Bjorn Bikes

At this year’s Taipei Cycle Show I got talking to a product manager who was in the midst of setting up a new bike brand. Normally I’d glaze over upon hearing another such story, but this was different. It was filled with talk about disposable and non-recyclable products, irresponsible packaging, poisonous working conditions, and an … The post How one bike brand is making others look environmentally irresponsible appeared first on CyclingTips .

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UCI faces new complaint alleging breach of EU competition law

Milano-Torino 2019 (picture LaPresse, RCS Sport)

Action by Italy's LCP comes a week after WorldTour team joint venture Velon launched similar case

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Out of contract 8: The best riders without a team for 2020

Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2019 If this team raced a Grand Tour, they would be leaving with plenty of stage wins and maybe the overall title The 2019 is all but finished, this Saturday's Il Lombardia being the last race of any significance, and there are still a whole host of world-class cyclists without a contract for next season. As things stand, Rohan Dennis, Sam Bennett, Esteban Chaves and Mark Cavendish are among the raft of talent yet to confirm their futures for 2020. Normally by now, all of your top-shelf talent would have announced their teams for the coming season but this year, things seem a little different. This could be down to the bizarre situation in which many of the best riders in the world have also found themselves on the move this winter already . Tom Dumoulin, Nairo Quintana, Philippe Gilbert, Richard Carapaz to name but a ...

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Carapaz: ‘I want to return to the Giro, it changed my life’

Ecuadorian eager to return to the Italian grand tour with new team, possibly to start alongside Geraint Thomas Read the full article at Carapaz: ‘I want to return to the Giro, it changed my life’ on VeloNews.com .

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Why you should go to the 2023 Tour de France Grand depart in the Basque Country

Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2019 One of cycling's true heartlands, the Basque Country looks set to host the start of cycling's biggest race Aupa! Rumour has it that the Basque country, one of the world’s most devout cycling regions, is in with a chance of hosting the Tour de France Grand Depart. According to former professional cyclist and Basqueman Joseba Beloki, an agreement has been reached between ASO, the Tour’s organising company, and the city of Bilbao to host the opening stages of the race in 2023. Details on where the stage will go and whether there will be more than just the single stage are still unknown, but chances are the first few stages will snake around the region before returning to France. After recent Grand Departs in Yorkshire and Belgium, cycling’s biggest race has been no stranger to visiting areas in Europe that are totally dedicated to the ...

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'If Van der Poel’s there it’ll be the Van der Poel show'

Jack Elton-Walters 10 Oct 2019 He may be racing a reduced programme but at least one of Van der Poel's rivals is still expecting him to make headlines. Photo: Canyon/Ramon After a successful debut road season that included WorldTour wins at Dwaars door Vlaanderen and the Amstel Gold Race , plus the overall at the Tour of Britain , fatigue finally caught up with Mathieu van der Poel when he faded in the latter stages of the World Championships earlier this month. As such, his choice to take a break and race a reduced cyclocross season this winter is perfectly understandable. Even so, he's still expected to take the start line of the DVV Trofee series of races and will also defend his Cyclocross World Championship title in Switzerland next February. However much Van der Poel races, one of his new rivals – new after only just stepping up from ...

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How you can help women’s cycling

Supported by Dear CyclingTips readers, Five years ago, we embarked on a mission to change how women’s cycling was covered. It took over a year of research, planning, consultation with industry partners, collaboration with experts, interviewing and hiring additional staff members, and then hundreds of thousands of dollars spent. We launched. We tried. We adapted. We kept … The post How you can help women’s cycling 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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The weekly spin: Controversy? Welcome to the club, eRacing

The first week of October has already made it a banner month for surreal, post-modern headlines. “Twitter pulls Nickelback clip tweeted by President Trump over copyright complaint” qualifies. Step back in time a decade and try to explain that one to someone. “First British eRacing champion banned for using bot to gain access to Tron … The post The weekly spin: Controversy? Welcome to the club, eRacing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tom Pidcock: 'Worlds was best race of the year because of the crowds'

Jack Elton-Walters 9 Oct 2019 Ahead of the launch of his rebranded cyclocross team, Tom Pidcock reflects on the Worlds and looks ahead to a winter of cyclocross racing When Tom Pidcock crossed the finish line of the U23 men's road race in fourth place after a gruelling ride in torrential rain at the Yorkshire 2019 World Championships , it looked like all his hard work had been for nothing. But then came the surprise decision by the commissaires to disqualify the winner, Denmark's Nils Eekhoff, which bumped Pidcock up to third . Pidcock has had a fortnight now to digest it all, so the question is – how does the upcoming star feeling about the race and its revised result now? 'Third was nice,' Pidcock told Cyclist ahead of the launch of his new cyclocross team this week. 'Obviously it’s better than finishing fourth isn’t it? With fourth you ...

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