Dumoulin Past Peak Says Former Dutch Pro Cyclist

Dumoulin past peak says former Dutch pro cyclist

Former Dutch cyclist - and confessed doper - Michael Boogerd thinks Tom Dumoulin has peaked.

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Lighthouses In Lockdown: A Look At The Private Lives Of Female Pro Cyclists

Through 2019 and 2020, Italian photographers Eloise Mavian and Francesco Rachello – who together are the Tornanti.cc photo agency – have worked with riders in the women’s professional peloton on a series of intimate photos showcasing their personal ‘Lighthouse’. When coronavirus lockdowns forced the riders into self-isolation, Tornanti.cc undertook a follow-up project, shot over video call, … The post Lighthouses in lockdown: A look at the private lives of female pro cyclists appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Dumoulin Quits Clean Cycling Body Over Ketones And Paris-Nice 'Farce'

Dumoulin quits clean cycling body over ketones and Paris-Nice 'farce'

Tom Dumoulin's team Jumbo-Visma quit the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) in 2015 but the Dutchman recently handed back his personal membership with the body, he told Wielerflits in a video interview.

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Peter Sagan Highest Earning Cyclist On €5m A Year, According To Report

Peter Sagan highest earning cyclist on €5m a year, according to report

Joe Robinson 20 May 2020 L'Equipe has listed the top 20 earning riders in the professional peloton and their annual salaries Peter Sagan 's €5 million-a-year salary with Bora-Hansgrohe means he is the best-paid rider in the professional peloton, according to a report in L'Equipe . The French newspaper published a list of the 20 highest paid road cyclists in the world and it was of little surprise that the three-time World Champion took the top spot. The Slovakian beat Team Ineos duo Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas, who rounded out the podium, as the British team dominated the top 10 with five riders. Sagan is reported to be on a €5 million-a-year wage that is partly paid by bike sponsor Specialized. The American bike brand helped bring Sagan to the German WorldTour team in 2017 by offering to contribute to his wage. Seven-time Grand Tour winner Froome sits second ...

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A Dutchman And His (Man-Made) Mountain

In 2011, a Dutch cycling journalist’s tongue-in-cheek proposal for an artificial mountain in his homeland sparked a flurry of proposals and feasibility studies, eventually growing to be the biggest innovation platform in the Netherlands. This is the story of Die Berg Komt Er – of a project, a man and a (man-made) mountain. The post A Dutchman and his (man-made) mountain appeared first on CyclingTips .

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No Tour De France Crowds, No Worries For Dumoulin

No Tour de France crowds, no worries for Dumoulin

Tom Dumoulin's gaze remains lasered on Tour de France rivals and is unfazed by the absence of crowds as Jumbo-Visma announced it is sticking with its three-pronged approach of the Dutchman, Primoz Roglic and Steven Kruijswijk.

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Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs: Number 1

Stelvio climb

Cyclist magazine 6 May 2020 And finally, the gold medallist in our countdown of the Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs 1 Passo dello Stelvio, South Tyrol, Italy (24.1km, 8%) Congratulations to the Passo dello Stelvio, number 1 in the Cyclist 100 Classic Climbs list Words Peter Stuart Photography Paul Calver This is it – the climb to beat all climbs. Suitably it was christened by the rider to beat all riders – Fausto Coppi – who made one of his most famous attacks on its slopes when it was first introduced to the world of cycling in 1953. During the Giro d’Italia , Coppi rode away from the race’s leader, Hugo Koblet, putting three and a half minutes between them to take his fifth and final Maglia Rosa . Since then, the Stelvio has continued to court controversy and triumph, cementing its reputation as a cycling icon, the jewel of the ...

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Tom Dumoulin Shuns Using Strava To Keep Training Secret

Tom Dumoulin shuns using Strava to keep training secret

Joe Robinson 29 Apr 2020 Looking for an advantage over his rivals, Dumoulin has no plans on using apps like Strava Tour de France hopeful Tom Dumoulin is against the idea of using training app Strava as he would rather keep his training secrets to himself. The Dutchman signed for home WorldTour team Jumbo-Visma in the winter and was preparing to target the French Grand Tour as part of a three-pronged attack with teammates Steven Kruijswijk and Vuelta a Espana champion Primoz Roglic. He spent much of the winter continuing his recovery from knee surgery in 2019 however the specifics of his training are a mystery with the 29-year-old shunning apps such as Strava. Unlike Dumoulin, some of his Grand Tour rivals have proved quite open with how far and long they train, notably Team Ineos duo Chris Froome and Egan Bernal. Froome regularly posts mammoth 200km training rides in ...

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Tom Dumoulin No Fan Of Strava: ‘I Don’T Want To Show How I Prepare’

Tom Dumoulin

Don't expect too see Dumoulin's Tour de France training rides on Strava, as the Dutchman would rather keep his secrets to himself. Read the full article at Tom Dumoulin no fan of Strava: ‘I don’t want to show how I prepare’ on VeloNews.com .

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Tom Dumoulin No Fan Of Strava: ‘Why Would I Share My Experience With The World?’

Don't expect too see Dumoulin's Tour de France training rides on Strava, as the Dutchman would rather keep his secrets to himself. Read the full article at Tom Dumoulin no fan of Strava: ‘Why would I share my experience with the world?’ on VeloNews.com .

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Tom Dumoulin No Fan Of Strava: ‘I Don’T Want To Show How I Prepare’

Don't expect too see Dumoulin's Tour de France training rides on Strava, as the Dutchman would rather keep his secrets to himself. Read the full article at Tom Dumoulin no fan of Strava: ‘I don’t want to show how I prepare’ on VeloNews.com .

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The Best Of Cyclingtips In 2019: Our Favourite And Most Successful Stories

Supported by The holiday season is just around the corner and all of us here at CyclingTips are looking forward to a relaxing break. Before we sign off for the year though, we thought we’d take a look back at the year that was. Throughout 2019 we’ve published somewhere in the vicinity of 1,800 articles — that’s … The post The best of CyclingTips in 2019: Our favourite and most successful stories appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Dumoulin Gets Back To Competition In Mountain Bike Race On The Beach

Supported by Nearly six months after he last raced at the Critérium du Dauphiné, Tom Dumoulin kitted up on Sunday in the Netherlands at the Scheveningen strandrace – a mountain bike event on the beach. Beautiful day at Scheveningen beach at the Jeep MTB Beachrace ??Gerben 16th, Bram 17th and Martin 29th behind winner Rick van Breda. Good … The post Dumoulin gets back to competition in mountain bike race on the beach appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tom Dumoulin Ends Sunweb Chapter With Beach Race

Dutchman's final race for Sunweb before 2020 transfer to Jumbo-Visma marks end of a season ruined by injury. Read the full article at Tom Dumoulin ends Sunweb chapter with beach race on VeloNews.com .

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Who Is The Tallest Pro Cyclist, And Why Does It Matter?

Cycling: 3rd Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race 2017 / Men

Why does the UCI maintain a list of tall riders? Who is the shortest pro cyclist?

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The Departed: The Best Eight Riders Retiring In 2019

Joe Robinson 20 Nov 2019 A Grand Tour team composed of those hanging up their wheels at the end of the year With every season in professional cycling comes the ending of careers. Retirements of the peloton’s old guard, hanging up their wheels to make space for the next generation below them. This year’s crop of retirees seems to be a particular vintage as some of cycling’s most loved sons decide to explore their next adventures. Among them are the likes of superstar sprinter Marcel Kittel, cycling hardman Laurens Ten Dam and underrated Flanders supremo Stijn Devolder. With such talent departing cycling for 2020, Cyclist thought the obvious thing to do would be to create a Grand Tour team of this year’s retiring riders. If you think we have missed someone out, let us know! Laurens Ten Dam The wolfman from the very north of the Netherlands is ending a ...

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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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Jumbo-Visma’S Three Gc Leaders ‘A Challenge, But A Great Opportunity’

New signing Tom Dumoulin may provide Jumbo-Visma the 'extra card' they need to battle Ineos in next year's grand tours. Read the full article at Jumbo-Visma’s three GC leaders ‘a challenge, but a great opportunity’ on VeloNews.com .

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Fabian Cancellara On Life In Retirement: 'I’M Busier Now Than When I Raced'

Joe Robinson 1 Nov 2019 The seven-time Monument winner on why he doesn't miss racing and how life has become busier off the bike Fabian Cancellara is now three years into retirement. Hanging up his wheels having won gold in the individual time trial at the Rio Olympics, the Swiss brought to a close one of the most dominant careers this century. Four time trial World Championships, three-time Tour of Flanders winner, three-time Paris-Roubaix victor, a Milan-San Remo and two Olympic gold medals, too. With a palmares like that, you could probably get away with not having to work another day in your life after retirement. But for the 38-year-old, his life after bike racing seems to just be getting started. If he is not running his Chasing Cancellara sportive series, he is helping brands like Suplest, BMC and Gore develop products. Cyclist caught up with Cancellara at Sigma Sports ...

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Analysis: Five First Impressions Of The 2020 Giro D’Italia Route

Organizers unveiled the 2020 Giro d’Italia route in Milan on Thursday, and the course they presented offered plenty of highlights to get people talking. There’s the start in Hungary, the climb up Mount Etna, the brutal final week in the mountains, and an individual time trial to close things out. All told, it should be … The post Analysis: Five first impressions of the 2020 Giro d’Italia route appeared first on CyclingTips .

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