Froome uncertain of Giro d’Italia title defense
Defending champion Chris Froome says he likes the look of the Giro's tough time trial stages but remains undecided on 2019 plan. Read the full article at Froome uncertain of Giro d’Italia title defense on VeloNews.com .
Thomas says Sky management favored Froome in early TDF stages
In a wide-ranging interview, Geraint Thomas said communication between himself and Chris Froome was crucial to his TDF victory Read the full article at Thomas says Sky management favored Froome in early TDF stages on VeloNews.com .
Hour Record: Campenaerts planning April attempt in Mexico
Lotto Soudal 's Victor Campenaerts has announced that he hopes to attempt to beat Bradley Wiggins' Hour Record in April 2019, following a two-week training camp in Namibia. If that seems like an unorthodox place to train for the Hour Record, Campenaerts explained that he'll be training with a couple of triathletes at a warm-weather, high altitude camp, which would be far more preferable to riding up and down Mount Tiede in Tenerife. "I know from experience that training camps in Tenerife can be boring," he said on HLN.be . "You sit on a mountain for two months, and time can go by very slowly. Hence my choice to stay in Namibia. "You need a good and stable climate to train a lot, which Namibia is perfect for," he continued, explaining that the camp would be at 1,800 metres – and therefore similar in height to the high-altitude velodrome in ...
Dumoulin, Team Sunweb unsure on Tour de France ambitions
The 2019 Tour de France route, packed with climbing but with fewer time trial kilometres, is not what Team Sunweb and Tom Dumoulin had hoped for. The Dutchman finished second in the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France in 2018, and seemed ready to focus fully on the French Grand Tour in 2019. However, after seeing the route of the 2019 Tour de France, team manager Iwan Spekenbrink put off any final decision and even hinted that the Dumoulin may again target the Giro d’Italia in 2019, putting off a fully blown attempt at winning the Tour de France until 2020. “Our goal is to perform in Grand Tours", Spekenbrink told Telegraaf.nl. "We want to achieve podium places and go for the win. The ultimate goal is to put everything on the Tour once. In that respect, the next two or three years will be important for Tom." “But ...
The weekly spin: 2019 Tour de France route tilts Skyward
It starts in Brussels, paying homage to the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merckx’s first of five Tour de France victories. In the space of one week, it dishes up three summit finishes over 2,000 metres elevation. It features two time trials, a 27km Stage 2 team time trial in Belgium, and a 27km Stage 13 … The post The weekly spin: 2019 Tour de France route tilts Skyward appeared first on CyclingTips .
Thursday Thoughts: Transfers I loved
Three guys in new digs that make a lot of sense Welcome to the first of my offseason Thursday columns. I’ve got a few ideas swirling around that’ll make for good winter chatter, I hope. Sometimes, there’ll be guest co-writers, which I’m looking forward to. For now, a reminder that I’m out of the country and away from my computer, so this may not be the most up to date column I ever write. Hopefully nothing too much will change. There are lots of lists of transfers out there. This one is particularly comprehensive. whilst this one is a bit easier to follow. There’s even a podium café thread on the subject. Why, then, another column? Well, this makes no attempt to be comprehensive, or even fair. It is simply me picking a few of the transfers that made me nod my head approvingly. Obviously, it is great to sign ...
Lombardia champ Pinot, a Frenchman who loves Italy
The 28-year-old raced to victory in the season's final monument over the weekend. Read the full article at Lombardia champ Pinot, a Frenchman who loves Italy on VeloNews.com .
Pro cycling power ranking: The top 10 riders of 2018
Joe Robinson 15 Oct 2018 From the Classics to the Grand Tours, Cyclist ranks the top 10 riders of 2018 With Thibaut Pinot's solo victory at Il Lombardia last Saturday came the end of the 2018 professional cycling season. Yes, there's the matter of the final of the Tour of Guangxi out in China still to be contested but for cycling's biggest and best talents, the season will be over and it will be time to consider the year just gone and the newest ambitions over the next 12 months. Unlike years previous, 2018 wasn't dominated by one rider. From Daryl Impey's win at the Tour Down Under back in January, the spread of riders gracing the top step has been fairly even, shared between riders used to victory and some finally breaking through to the upper echelons of the sport. While cycling's five Monuments presented five different winners from ...
A missed bottle might have cost Woods the rainbow jersey
Woods could smell victory with 200 meters remaining of the world champs, but cramps caused the Canadian to "pedal squares" into third place. Read the full article at A missed bottle might have cost Woods the rainbow jersey on VeloNews.com .
Tom Dumoulin to target Tour de France in 2019
Tom Dumoulin has said that he would like to focus on the Tour de France next season. He told Dutch broadcaster NOS that he and his Sunweb team have pencilled in the Tour for 2019, but they are reserving a final decision until the routes of both races have been revealed later this year. "I would like to go to the Tour and the team would like me to go to the Tour, so basically we are on the same line,” Dumoulin told NOS , but added that the idea is not yet set in stone. "I don't want to slam the door yet, I always find it dangerous to say, when the course is not even known, that I will go to this Grand Tour or that Grand Tour next year. Maybe there will be a route where I think: I really do not have a chance to ride ...
September to remember: Woods rewrites story of his 2018 season
Between illness and personal tragedy, Michael Woods could have written off 2018. Instead, he climbed to success at the Vuelta and worlds. Read the full article at September to remember: Woods rewrites story of his 2018 season on VeloNews.com .
2019 Giro rumors: 3 TTs, gravel, lots of climbing
News leaks suggest the Italian grand tour will focus on showcasing the country's high mountain passes in the north. Read the full article at 2019 Giro rumors: 3 TTs, gravel, lots of climbing on VeloNews.com .
Richie Porte, Tom Dumoulin and Philippe Gilbert to race Hammer Hong Kong
Peter Stuart 3 Oct 2018 The rosta of team leaders reveals an all-star lineup of attendees for the inaugural Hong Kong-based Hammer Series event this month Grand Tour winner Tom Dumoulin and 2012 World Road Race Champion Philippe Gilbert are among the impressive line-up of riders for the inaugural Hammer Hong Kong, the last race in Velon’s innovative Hammer Series calendar on 14th October. A rich selection of World Tour teams will be competing , including Team Sky , BMC Racing, Lotto-Soudal, Mitchelson-Scott and Team Sunweb amongst others. The level of riders for such a late-season event can often be a little uncertain, but Velon has so far done an impressive job of attracting big names from the major teams to the Hammer events, and Hammer Hong Kong is no exception. See related Watch live: The Hammer Series Ride like... Tom Dumoulin Velon and Infront launch new racing format, the ...
New Women's Tour of Scotland announced by UCI
Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2018 Stage race for professional women's peloton to partner new 5,000 rider strong sportive Scotland is set to be the latest corner of the world to experience the growth of professional women's cycling as the UCI announced the Women's Tour of Scotland, a brand new professional race debuting in August 2019. The race will play part of an annual cycling festival across Scotland that will combine a multi-day professional stage race for the women's peloton with a new 5,000 rider strong sportive to tackle some of the same roads. The UCI has confirmed that this new race will form part of the women's professional cycling calendar with the dates set for Friday 9th to Sunday 11th August 2019. This places the new race just one week after the Prudential RideLondon Classique , a women's WorldTour event, which should hopefully help attract some of the best riders ...
Team Italy upset but optimistic after Innsbruck worlds
The Italians managed a fifth-place finish in the men's elite road race with Gianni Moscon, but they're hopeful for the future. Read the full article at Team Italy upset but optimistic after Innsbruck worlds on VeloNews.com .
Born Super Liquid Gel review
Jack Elton-Walters Monday, October 8, 2018 - 09:24 Fuel for running and cycling that's easy to consume but hints at problems if you sink too many in one ride 3.5 / 5 12 for €24.95 (advisory sales price) Energy gels and how they work are subjects investigated by Cyclist before. The science is clear on how these products work in delivering energy to weary limbs, but what can't be predicted with as much accuracy is just how each of us might react to any given product on any given day. The Born Super Liquid Gel is a tasty, easy to consume product but as with any gel I would suggest using it in a supplementary or back-up capacity on longer rides, rather than the key source of energy to cover the entirety of something like a 100 mile route. Each to their own of course and some people will gladly ...
Woods confirms self-confidence with worlds bronze
Canadian Michael Woods endured a challenging year personally, but on the bike he shined and rode onto the worlds podium. Read the full article at Woods confirms self-confidence with worlds bronze on VeloNews.com .
France comes oh-so-close at worlds with Bardet
Romain Bardet finished second in the road race, marking France's first worlds podium finish since 1999. Read the full article at France comes oh-so-close at worlds with Bardet on VeloNews.com .
Dennis vs Dumoulin? Your guide to the men’s time trial at the 2018 Worlds
The 2018 Road World Championships are well underway in Innsbruck, Austria. We had the team time trials last weekend, and most of the individual time trials are already complete. On Wednesday though, it’s time for the final time trial of the meet; that of the elite men. Ahead of the event, we’ve taken a look … The post Dennis vs Dumoulin? Your guide to the men’s time trial at the 2018 Worlds appeared first on CyclingTips .
Americans Van Garderen, Rosskopf to fight for medals in Worlds time trial
Tejay van Garderen and Joey Rosskopf are each aiming to wrap up their seasons with a medal in the elite men's individual time trial at the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck on Wednesday. Although Tom Dumoulin and Rohan Dennis are outright favourites to take the top spots, both Americans are prepared to fight for the bronze. "I've prepared well," van Garderen told Cyclingnews following the trade team time trial, where his BMC Racing team secured the bronze medal. "I don't see myself as a favourite; I think those slots are reserved for Rohan and Dumoulin. But after those two, there's always people fighting for that last medal slot, and if I put myself in there, I think anything can happen." The elite men will race 52.5km that starts in Rattenberg and travels along flat valley roads for the first half. The course then forces riders over the four-kilometre ...