Women gearing up to race La Course

Women gearing up to race La Course

It's the fifth edition of the women's showcase event at the Tour de France, with the event again set to be one of the biggest on the UCI Womens World Tour calendar.

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‘A new Tour begins:’ Tight race for yellow enters mountains

Nairo Quintana

Despite a team time trial, a punchy uphill finale, and a cobbled stage to Roubaix, the race for yellow is still close. Read the full article at ‘A new Tour begins:’ Tight race for yellow enters mountains on VeloNews.com .

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Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car

Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car

Egan Bernal has an ill-fated day on the Tour's cobbles, but he's prepared to race into the mountains Tuesday. Read the full article at Bernal uninjured despite crashing into car on VeloNews.com .

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Trend watch: At Eurobike 2018, batteries are included

Five key trends from Eurobike explained, evaluated, and critiqued. Which will last and which will fade away? Read the full article at Trend watch: At Eurobike 2018, batteries are included on VeloNews.com .

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Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes

Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes

Now lacking two key teammates in the Tour de France, Romain Bardet downplays his chances to win the overall. Read the full article at Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes on VeloNews.com .

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Tour de France podcast: Porte is out, Froome flourishes on cobbles

Tour de France podcast: Porte is out, Froome flourishes on cobbles

Can you believe that crazy stage 9? We discuss the Tour's trip across the Roubaix cobblestones. Read the full article at Tour de France podcast: Porte is out, Froome flourishes on cobbles on VeloNews.com .

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Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating

The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating on VeloNews.com .

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UCI commits to fight against motor cheating

The UCI hopes to prevent mechanical fraud, and new technology allows it to leave no bike unscanned. Read the full article at UCI commits to fight against motor cheating on VeloNews.com .

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Wiggins: If Thomas takes yellow, Sky has a real problem

Wiggins: If Thomas takes yellow, Sky has a real problem

LONDON (AFP) — Bradley Wiggins has warned Team Sky will have a “real problem” if Geraint Thomas takes the leader’s Read the full article at Wiggins: If Thomas takes yellow, Sky has a real problem on VeloNews.com .

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Craddock suffers through TDF cobbles: ‘Tough is an understatement’

Craddock suffers through TDF cobbles: ‘Tough is an understatement’

Craddock clears major hurdle, finishing Tour's cobbled stage. Now he's recovering for this week's mountain stages. Read the full article at Craddock suffers through TDF cobbles: ‘Tough is an understatement’ on VeloNews.com .

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Lizzie Deignan to lead new Trek women's WorldTour team

Lizzie Deignan to lead new Trek women's WorldTour team

Dan Alexander Joe Robinson 16 Jul 2018 The team will be built around former world champion Lizzie Deignan who is the team’s first signing. Bicycle manufacturer Trek has announced a new women’s professional road team for the 2019 season with the intention of riding in the UCI Women’s WorldTour. British rider Lizzie Deignan has been confirmed as Trek’s first signing and will lead the team next year, once she returns to competition having sat out this season for the birth of her first child. She will move across from leading team Boels-Dolmans. On the move, Deignan has expressed her delight saying she’s 'thrilled' to sign as, 'the goals of the team perfectly align with my personal and professional goals'. A second rainbow jersey on home roads in Yorkshire will be a major target for Deignan’s return season with Trek as she looks to add to her first world championships from ...

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7mesh WK2 bibshorts and Quantum Jersey SS review

Hannah Troop Sunday, July 16, 2017 - 16:08 3.5 / 5 £120 - bibshorts ; £95 - jersey If you haven’t heard about 7mesh yet that’s quite understandable as the brand only made its debut back in 2015 and being Canadian it's not all that shouty. Its birthplace is the Coast Mountains of British Columbia so the kit is designed to take on Alpine passes one day by mountain bike the next day by road. Coming from a place where it’s all about the great outdoors, 7mesh believed that cycling apparel technically fell short for the backcountry adventurer. This took the founders on their own journey of quitting their jobs and creating kit that could keep up with their enthusiastic outdoor pursuits. Image 4 of 9 Image 4 of 9 7Mesh Quantum Jersey SS The 7Mesh Quantum Jersey SS has been designed for versatility, ‘daily fix’, which can be used ...

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No Tour rivalry, say Froome and Thomas

No Tour rivalry, say Froome and Thomas

Froome and Thomas say there is no intra-team rivalry at Sky. Froome says they have the tactical upper-hand. Read the full article at No Tour rivalry, say Froome and Thomas on VeloNews.com .

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BMC to merge with CCC; Van Avermaet stays on board

BMC to merge with CCC; Van Avermaet stays on board

The American-registered squad was facing closure over a lack of sponsor dollars but will live on. Read the full article at BMC to merge with CCC; Van Avermaet stays on board on VeloNews.com .

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Brailsford's approach could be 'quite divisive' with Thomas-Froome leadership, says Wiggins

Brailsford's approach could be 'quite divisive' with Thomas-Froome leadership, says Wiggins

Dan Alexander 16 Jul 2018 Former Team Sky rider gives take on squad's dual leader approach and Dave Brailsford's methods Bradley Wiggins has spoken out on 'divisive' Dave Brailsford’s approach to internal leadership battles at Team Sky . Wiggins, who was famously embroiled in a power struggle with teammate Chris Froome at the 2012 Tour, suggested that Brailsford’s approach to the leadership rivalry between Geraint Thomas and Froome could be 'quite divisive' and 'self-serving' with the success of the team as the main priority. Speaking during The Bradley Wiggins Show by Eurosport , Sir Brad said that Brailsford would ‘certainly get in both their ears and make them both think that they can win it as a way of motivating them’ and would be keen to keep both riders high on General Classification for as long as possible into the race until a natural selection occurs leaving one rider as ...

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How to watch La Course 2018 live on TV

How to watch La Course 2018 live on TV

La Course by Le Tour de France will be taking place tomorrow, seeing the female riders race a 112.5 km mountain route from Annecy to Le Grand Bornand. This year there is only one stage involved for the women’s race, so be sure to catch the action live. How to watch the Tour de France 2018 live Tour de France does Paris-Roubaix: huge tech gallery The 2018 La Course by Le Tour de France The 2018 La Course will take place Tuesday 17 July on a 112.5km mountainous Alpine route between Annecy and Le Grand Bonnard. The action will precede Stage 10 of the men’s race and is based on the same route.The women’s route will take in two climbs, the Col de Romme and Col de la Colombière, and end with a 15km downhill run into le Grand Bornand. For more information about the race, our friends at Cyclingnews ...

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Lizzie Deignan to headline new Trek women’s team

Lizzie Deignan to headline new Trek women’s team

The U.S.-based bike manufacturer announced it will own and manage a new women's road racing team starting in 2019. Read the full article at Lizzie Deignan to headline new Trek women’s team on VeloNews.com .

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Tour de France 2018: The best images from the race so far (gallery)

Jack Elton-Walters 16 Jul 2018 The best images from the opening nine stages of the 2018 Tour de France, including plenty of cobbles. Photos: Offside/L'Equipe The 2018 Tour de France has reached its first rest day, and the nine previous stages have been a mixed bag in terms entertainment for spectators. No one can deny the entralling nature of Stage 9 , which headed over the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix , but at times other stages have been a chore to watch. Despite the varying level of action from the peloton, we've grabbed the best images from the race so far. From the opening stage win of Fernando Gaviria (Quick-Step Floors), to the grind that was the team time trial, all the way to the joy and relief at the finish line in Roubaix before the rest day, these images capture the essence of the Tour de France so far. Image ...

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Tour de France 2018: The winners and losers from the first week

Joe Robinson 16 Jul 2018 Cyclist take a look at which riders have had a smashing first week and those who have fallen below par The 2018 Tour de France is already a third of the way through and after nine intriguing stages the lay of the land has finally been set. Fernando Gaviria, Dylan Groenewegen and Peter Sagan have shared the spoils on the flatter days taking two stages while the first uphill finish went to an aggressive Dan Martin . BMC Racing did what you would expect them to do in the team time trial as John Degenkolb got us all crying with joy in Roubaix . The race for General Classification has been interesting too. Tom Dumoulin was docked some time for drafting a car while Chris Froome lost seconds after crashing on Stage 1. Geraint Thomas is currently sitting pretty above them all while down the ...

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Bardet: It's a miracle I'm still in the Tour de France

Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) fought to limit his losses

For Romain Bardet , it really was a Sunday in Hell at the Tour de France . The AG2R La Mondiale leader was shaking his head well before the end of the stage, and once across the sanctuary of the finish line, he fell to the floor and sat slumped against the roadside barriers, his face covered in dirt. He wouldn't have looked out of place in the middle of the famous Roubaix velodrome – a matter of metres away – on the second Sunday of April. The puppet masters pulling the strings of fortune took little pity on the great French hope on the highly anticipated cobbled stage of the 2018 Tour de France but, somehow, Bardet came through unscathed. Three punctures and tens of kilometres spent desperately chasing the front of the race, and only seven seconds conceded; he called it a miracle. "I wanted to take the ...

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