Musical Saddles: Making Sense Of Pro Team Rider Changes For 2021

Felix Lowe 17 Mar 2021 Riders have been swapping teams and teams have been changing names and kit. Felix Lowe tries to makes sense of it all Riders have been swapping teams and teams have been changing names and kit. Felix Lowe tries to makes sense of it all Words : Felix Lowe Photography : Veloimages; KBMB UAE Team Emirates missed a trick when they failed to announce their latest recruit with the accompaniment of Bonnie Tyler’s song ‘Here She Comes’. Geddit – Hirschi comes? Never mind. Marc Hirschi’s controversial arrival from Sunweb raised eyebrows, coming as it did after a mysterious contract severance that required a non-disclosure agreement. We can only speculate, but a hefty pay hike may have played a part. And so the man who made ripples on his Tour de France debut last year will join the man who won it on his own debut, with ...

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Dave Brailsford On Wout Van Aert — ‘He Is Happy Where He Is’

Dave Brailsford on Wout van Aert — 'He is happy where he is'

Ineos Grenadiers also hopes Tom Dumoulin returns to racing: 'Hopefully he’ll come back better and stronger.' Read the full article at Dave Brailsford on Wout van Aert — ‘He is happy where he is’ on VeloNews.com .

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George Bennett Supports On-Hiatus Teammate Tom Dumoulin: ‘This Will Be Really Good For Him’

George Bennett supports on-hiatus teammate Tom Dumoulin: 'This will be really good for him'

New Zealander is a leading contender to replace Dumoulin in the Tour de France squad – a situation he's hoping to avoid. Read the full article at George Bennett supports on-hiatus teammate Tom Dumoulin: ‘This will be really good for him’ on VeloNews.com .

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Greg Van Avermaet Sympathizes With Tom Dumoulin’S Decision To Leave Pressure-Cooker Peloton

Greg Van Avermaet sympathizes with Tom Dumoulin's decision to leave pressure-cooker peloton

Olympic champion said finding balance is key to his 15-year career at the top. Read the full article at Greg Van Avermaet sympathizes with Tom Dumoulin’s decision to leave pressure-cooker peloton on VeloNews.com .

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Velonews Podcast: Why Tom Dumoulin May Not Return; Nbc’S Tour De France Decision

VeloNews Podcast: Why Tom Dumoulin may not return; NBC's Tour de France decision

Dutch journalist Raymond Kerckhoffs believes Tom Dumoulin's break from cycling could be permanent; John Ourand of SportsBusiness Journal on NBC's decision to fold NBC Sports Network. Read the full article at VeloNews Podcast: Why Tom Dumoulin may not return; NBC’s Tour de France decision on VeloNews.com .

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Tom Dumoulin Is At A Career Crossroads. Which Way Will He Go?

Tom Dumoulin is at a career crossroads. Which way will he go?

Will the Dutch star quit for good after his stunning decision to put a temporary halt on racing? Read the full article at Tom Dumoulin is at a career crossroads. Which way will he go? on VeloNews.com .

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Tom Dumoulin’S Break From Cycling Reminds Us Of The Fragility Of 'Superhuman' Cyclists

Joe Robinson 25 Jan 2021 Decision to walk away should be applauded for its honesty and bravery Decision to walk away should be applauded for its honesty and bravery Words : Joe Robinson There will be a Tom Dumoulin -shaped hole in the 2021 professional cycling season. On Saturday morning it was announced that the Dutchman would be leaving the Jumbo-Visma team camp with immediate effect, putting his racing career on pause. Only a day after his team had plotted the 30-year-old’s route to this summer’s Tour de France , Dumoulin had retired from the sport of cycling. Albeit a temporary decision with a door open for his return, but for now, he is no longer a professional cyclist. The 2017 Giro d’Italia winner had been struggling to keep his body in working order over the past 18 months. A crash that saw him leave the 2019 Giro had plagued ...

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Wout Van Aert, Marcel Kittel Extend Support To Tom Dumoulin After Call To Take Career Break

Wout van Aert, Marcel Kittel extend support to Tom Dumoulin after call to take career break

Team reveals Dumoulin had been receiving professional help for past year, supports Dutchman in mutual decision to take career break. Read the full article at Wout van Aert, Marcel Kittel extend support to Tom Dumoulin after call to take career break on VeloNews.com .

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Dumoulin Leaves Jumbo-Visma

Dumoulin leaves Jumbo-Visma

Tom Dumoulin has decided to take a break from his cycling career, taking unpaid leave from Jumbo-Visma and departing from the team's training camp.

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Tom Dumoulin Leaves Jumbo-Visma Training Camp To Consider ‘Cycling Future’

Tom Dumoulin leaves Jumbo-Visma training camp to consider 'cycling future'

Dutchman returns home to 'take some time for himself' as he presses pause on race schedule. Read the full article at Tom Dumoulin leaves Jumbo-Visma training camp to consider ‘cycling future’ on VeloNews.com .

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Jumbo-Visma Returns To Tour De France With ‘Triple Threat’

Jumbo-Visma returns to Tour de France with 'triple threat'

George Bennett to lead at Giro d'Italia, while Primož Roglič, Tom Dumoulin, Steven Kruijswijk return to Tour de France, with Sepp Kuss and Wout van Aert as wingmen. Read the full article at Jumbo-Visma returns to Tour de France with ‘triple threat’ on VeloNews.com .

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Men's Worldtour Team Bikes 2021: A Breakdown

Joe Robinson 27 Jan 2021 A breakdown of the bikes being used in the men's WorldTour for the 2021 season With less than one month until Omloop Het Nieuwsblad – fingers crossed – and professional bike racing just days away from resuming, it is about time we reminded ourselves of the bikes set to be used during the 2021 season. The annual merry-go-round of bike sponsorship was in full swing over the winter months. Jumbo-Visma swapped Bianchi bikes for Cervelo with Team BikeExchange (formerly Mitchelton-Scott) exchanging bikes with a swap to Bianchi from Scott. Then to complete the perfect circle, Scott bikes were picked up by Team DSM (formerly Team Sunweb) after parting ways with Cervelo. One word: synergy. For the first time since the mid-1990s, Giant will be absent from cycling's highest echelons while BMC joins Specialized as the only manufacturer with two teams in the men's WorldTour. Below ...

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Tadej Pogacar And Primoz Roglic Set For Tour De France Rematch

Tadej Pogacar and Primoz Roglic set for Tour de France rematch

Joe Robinson 18 Jan 2021 The Slovenian duo both set to return to Tour, reigniting yellow jersey rivalry Tadej Pogacar versus Primoz Roglic at the 2020 Tour de France was one the greatest battles in cycling for years and it seems we are all set for a rematch in 2021. The much-anticipated replay of last year's yellow jersey battle was set after UAE Team Emirates 's Pogacar confirmed he would return to France to defend his title and reports suggest Jumbo-Visma 's Roglic would race the Tour as part of a leadership trio with Tom Dumoulin and Steven Kruijswijk. UAE Team Emirates confirmed that 22-year-old Pogacar would lead the team at the Tour before returning to the Vuelta a Espana , the race in which the Slovenian made his name in 2019, taking three stages and third overall. Pogacar will form part of a Tour team that also comprises new ...

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Report: Tom Dumoulin To Make Rare Appearance At Cobbled Classics This Spring

Report: Tom Dumoulin to make rare appearance at cobbled classics this spring

Dutchman to bypass Ardennes races in favor of joining up with Wout van Aert at E3 Saxo Bank Classic and Tour of Flanders. Read the full article at Report: Tom Dumoulin to make rare appearance at cobbled classics this spring on VeloNews.com .

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The 10 Transfers That Will Take A While To Get Used To In 2021

Joe Robinson 4 Jan 2021 From Chris Froome leaving Ineos for Israel to Marianne Vos at the newly-formed Jumbo-Visma, transfers for the 2021 season The first day of the year is a special one in the world of professional cycling. It’s the day all fans wait with bated breath to see all those riders who have changed team reveal themselves in their new kits. It’s a monumental occasion every year but this year, in particular, seemed to produce a real vintage as some of the peloton’s best known riders shifted team for the 2021 season. Among those were some of the biggest names in the sport who have long become stalwarts of their teams after years of loyal service. Chris Froome , Romain Bardet, Annemiek van Vleuten, among those having a change of scenery. The worn cliche of ‘New Year, new me’ could never ring truer. And we know how ...

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This Weekend Will Be A Fitting Finale To Three Thrilling Grand Tours

Supported by What a way to close out the year. A season of thrilling Grand Tours is coming down the home stretch in much the same way things have proceeded throughout the past few months. Just as they were with two stages to go at the Tour de France and at the Giro d’Italia, things are incredibly … The post This weekend will be a fitting finale to three thrilling Grand Tours appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Analysis: Five Things To Know About The 2021 Tour De France Route

Mont Ventoux

Joe Robinson 2 Nov 2020 Analysis of the 2021 Tour de France route, which was unveiled on Sunday 1st November The 2021 Tour de France route was unveiled on Sunday 1st November during a live special edition of French sport show Stade 2 . Next year’s fight for the Maillot Jaune will be the 108th edition in the race’s history and will take place from 26th June to 18th July, earlier dates due to the postponed Tokyo Olympics. The race will begin in the northwest region of Britanny, feature days in the Alps and Pyrenees, ascend the mythical Mont Ventoux twice in one day, include 58km of individual time-trials and, of course, conclude on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. In total, there will be eight flat stages, five hilly days, six trips to the mountains, three mountain top finishes and two individual time-trials standing in the way of the General Classification ...

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What These Charts Can Tell Us About The First Week Of The Tour De France

We’re nine stages into the 2020 Tour de France and the riders have now enjoyed their first rest day. Before the race resumes on Tuesday though, it’s worth taking stock of how the race has unfolded thus far. Thanks to the work of VeloClub member Cam Harris, we’ve got the perfect way of doing so. … The post What these charts can tell us about the first week of the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Gallery: Too-Close Crowds And A Pyrenean Rollercoaster On Stage 8 Of The Tour

There were two main battles on stage 8 of the 2020 Tour de France. One for stage honours from a breakaway that led by more than 12 minutes at one point. Another for the GC contenders in the bunch behind, trying to maintain or improve on their overall standing. Nans Peters (Ag2r-La Mondiale) won the … The post Gallery: Too-close crowds and a Pyrenean rollercoaster on stage 8 of the Tour appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tdf Power Analysis: Pogacar’S Peyresourde Attacks And New Climbing Record

“Tomorrow we fight again! Tour is not finished, vamos” – Tadej Pogacar Tadej Pogacar was one of the several riders to lose to time on stage 7’s brutal crosswinds, which ripped the field apart. After losing 1’25” on the General Classification as well as the Young Rider’s jersey due to an untimely puncture on a … The post TDF Power Analysis: Pogacar’s Peyresourde attacks and new climbing record appeared first on CyclingTips .

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