Gallery: The Bradley Wiggins collection

Joe Robinson 15 Jan 2019 Bradley Wiggins gives Cyclist an exclusive look at the most prized items from his extensive collection of memorabilia This article was originally published in Issue 81 of Cyclist Magazine Words Joe Robinson Photography Mike Massaro 'The only other sportsperson I’m aware of who has a similar collection to me is Roger Federer with his tennis memorabilia, but there is no one else with something like this in cycling,’ says Bradley Wiggins as he neatly folds Fausto Coppi’s 1949 Tour de France yellow jersey back into a plastic container. It sits next to Jacques Anquetil’s France Ford Hutchinson jersey from the 1966 Tour and Francesco Moser’s Supermercati Brianzoli skinsuit. Considering the controversy that has surrounded him over the past 18 months, it would be easy to understand if Wiggins no longer wanted to talk about cycling, but his enthusiasm for the sport remains undiminished. At heart ...

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The weekly spin: 15 reasons to be excited about the 2019 racing season

Mountain bikers on the road. The debut of a future star. Alternative events. Intra-squad rivalry. The return of a world champion. What follows is a 2019 season preview of sorts, exploring 15 different subjects, stories, and subplots of the upcoming mens’s and women’s racing calendars. The list could have been twice as long. I thought … The post The weekly spin: 15 reasons to be excited about the 2019 racing season appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Roundtable: Five up-and-coming riders to watch in 2019

Roundtable: Five up-and-coming riders to watch in 2019

The pro peloton has a number of young up-and-comers who are in line to emerge as new superstars in 2019. Here are our five favorites. Read the full article at Roundtable: Five up-and-coming riders to watch in 2019 on VeloNews.com .

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Offseason Capsule: Lotto Soudal

Can the only Lotto left in town start cashing in some of their tickets? Lotto Soudal are the hipster cyclist’s favorite cycling team-- overwhelmingly Belgian, but not the most successful Belgian team, chock full of young talent, but not the most precocious of the neo pros, and boasting some of the most exciting, but not always successful, riders in the pro-ranks, while still trying to maintain the cycling team as a family but not a business feel (but perhaps not successfully), boasting (but perhaps not for long) Tom Boonen as an “advisor,” and repping the original Lotto before Rabobank thought it was cool. As of late, success has been secondary to style for Lotto, but perhaps that’s about to change. What we said last year Andrew was prescient in his prediction for Lotto’s 2018 season: [W]ith Gallopin leaving and Greipel aging, the odds of maintaining 8th place and matching the ...

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VeloNews Awards 2018: LottoNL’s ‘Dutch’ renaissance

VeloNews Awards 2018: LottoNL’s ‘Dutch’ renaissance

Between Primoz Roglic and Sepp Kuss's breakthrough rides, 2018 was a breakthrough year for the LottoNL-Jumbo team. Read the full article at VeloNews Awards 2018: LottoNL’s ‘Dutch’ renaissance on VeloNews.com .

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Roglic targets Giro d'Italia victory in 2019

Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo)

Primoz Roglic has become the latest overall contender to confirm that he will compete in the 2019 Giro d’Italia . He will lead a strong Jumbo-Visma squad at the corsa rosa before supporting Steven Kruijswijk at the Tour de France in July. The Slovenian has ridden the Giro on one previous occasion, winning the Chianti time trial in 2016, his first season at WorldTour level. He finished 58th overall in what was his Grand Tour debut but will return to the Giro in 2019 with ambitions of final overall victory. Roglic confirmed his Giro participation during the 2019 Jumbo-Visma team presentation in Veghel, the Netherlands on Friday. “As soon as we know the starting list, there will undoubtedly be four or five riders who can win the pink jersey. We believe Primoz can do the same,” said Jumbo-Visma directeur sportif Merijn Zeeman. “This influences our entire organisation. On all possible ...

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Pioneer: A candid discussion with one of pro cycling’s few black African riders

Grmay grew up in the small dusty Ethiopian town of Mek’ele, a town that has quadrupled in size since his birth, but still has few paved roads. As a child there was lots of football, running, but little cycling. His first hero was the marathon runner, Haile Gebrselassie, who not only competed in the Olympics barefoot but whose stride had a distinctive style came from carrying books to school. The post Pioneer: A candid discussion with one of pro cycling’s few black African riders appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Moscon punctuates rocky season with Guangxi stage win

Moscon punctuates rocky season with Guangxi stage win

The Sky rider climbed to victory in stage 4 of the race in southern China. Read the full article at Moscon punctuates rocky season with Guangxi stage win on VeloNews.com .

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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 ...

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Sky boosts roster with Rowe renewal, likely Sosa signing

Sky boosts roster with Rowe renewal, likely Sosa signing

The British squad continues to bolster its lineup for grand tours as it seeks to continue success in the calendar's major races. Read the full article at Sky boosts roster with Rowe renewal, likely Sosa signing on VeloNews.com .

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Bernal signs new five-year contract with Team Sky

Egan Bernal (Team Sky)

Egan Bernal has signed a new five-year contract with Team Sky . The deal will keep the Colombian rider at Team Sky until the end of 2023. “I’m very happy to sign a new contract with Team Sky,” Bernal said in a statement released on Friday. “It feels like a new stage in my life. I know five years is a long time and that it’s not too common in cycling, but the team has been great for me. They offer me everything I could want and I’m excited about the future.” Still only 21, Bernal signed for Team Sky at the end of last season after two successful years with Androni Giocattoli and overall victory at the 2017 Tour de l’Avenir while riding for the Colombian national team. He made his debut in Team Sky colours at the Tour Down Under, where he finished sixth overall. In February, he ...

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De Gendt and Wellens to ride 1,000km home from Lombardy to Belgium

Thomas De Gendt rides to victory during stage 2 at Tour de Romandie

Thomas De Gendt may have ridden more than 12,000 kilometres this season across 87 days of racing, with a few more still to come, but the Belgian will be adding 1,000 more onto it as he plans to ride home to Belgium after Il Lombardia next week. De Gendt, who has not raced since the Vuelta a Espana, is set to head to Italy for three more races before he concludes his season, ending with Il Lombardia on Saturday, October 13. De Gendt will make this epic journey with Lotto Soudal teammate Tim Wellens , who will head to Lombardia after recently racing at the UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck. According to a post on social media by De Gendt, all the logistics have been planned, hotels booked and luggage has been tested for the six-day ride. In the past, De Gendt has travelled home from the Tour de ...

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Americans Van Garderen, Rosskopf to fight for medals in Worlds time trial

Joey Rosskopf of the United States and the BMC Racing Team on August 6, 2018 in St. George, Utah.

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 ...

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Moscon felt 'sacrificed' by Team Sky following Tour de France ejection

Moscon felt 'sacrificed' by Team Sky following Tour de France ejection

Joe Robinson 14 Sep 2018 Italian believes he did nothing wrong following striking incident at Tour de France Gianni Moscon seems set to continue his role of pantomime villain of the professional peloton after telling Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport that he felt 'sacrificed' by Team Sky after being booted from the Tour de France . The Italian was immediately disqualified and handed a five-week ban by the UCI after striking Fortuneo-Samsic rider Elie Gesbert on Stage 15 of this year's Tour. Despite releasing a subsequent video apologising for the event, Moscon has now told Italian press that he 'was not at fault' and that his team 'sacrificed' his place in the race in order to defend the yellow jersey. In an interview with Gazzetta, Moscon commented: 'Straight after the Tour, I didn't like the attitude of the team too much. I had the impression that they had 'sacrificed' me ...

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October issue of Procycling out now

The October issue of Procycling is on sale now!

With just over a week to go until the UCI Road World Championships begin in Innsbruck, Peter Sagan could be in the final few days of his three-year streak in the rainbow jersey. Since the Slovak first held the road world title in 2015, he has become cycling's most bankable and most blockbuster star. He's the sport's rock star who always delivers, whether he's winning races or not. Procycling met with Sagan this summer, in one of the increasingly rare exclusive interviews the 28-year-old gives, in the middle of a season where he won a long-awaited Paris-Roubaix title and a record-equalling sixth green jersey at the Tour de France. But beneath all the jokes, the bike trickery and the videos posted, Sagan is becoming ever more elusive almost in equal trajectory to his increasing fame. As well as discussing his Bora-Hansgrohe team, which was set up almost entirely around him, ...

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Gianni Moscon: Let them think what they want

Gianni Moscon (Team Sky)

Gianni Moscon has said that he wants “to win and shut everybody up” when he returns to competition following his five-week suspension for hitting out at Elie Gesbert (Fortuneo-Oscaro) on stage 15 of this year’s Tour de France. In an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport, on the day his ban ends, the Team Sky rider again denied punching Gesbert despite the existence of television footage demonstrating that he had turned and raised his arm towards the French rider. The Italian also claimed that he had once been punched during a race by Stefan Küng (BMC Racing) and he said that he initially felt as though he had been “sacrificed” by Team Sky in the immediate aftermath of his expulsion from the Tour. Moscon is scheduled to return to competition at the Coppa Agostoni and Coppa Bernocchi at the weekend as he prepares for the World Championships in Innsbruck. Italian ...

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Yates: It's not nice to lose red, but I have bigger ambitions

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

Simon Yates said that he has bigger ambitions after losing the red leader's jersey on stage 12 of the Vuelta a Espana . The Mitchelton-Scott rider is now sitting second in the overall classification, 3:22 behind the new race leader Jesus Herrada (Cofidis). Yates has held the jersey since stage 9 and had a slim one-second lead over Alejandro Valverde (Movistar). With three tough mountain stages to come, and perhaps cautious after his Giro d'Italia crack in May, Yates is happy for the team to take a step back heading into the crucial weekend. "Of course it's not nice to lose it, but I have bigger ambitions. I hope to take it in Madrid, not here. It's still a long way to go," said Yates. "We don't have to control anything for the weekend, a really important part of the race." In recent days, Mitchelton-Scott have looked reluctant to take ...

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Tour of Britain: LottoNL-Jumbo win uphill TTT

LottoNl-Jumbo en route to winning the team time trial

Primoz Roglic took a strong option on overall victory in the Tour of Britain when his LottoNL-Jumbo team put in a stellar display of cohesion and power to win the challenging 14-kilometre team time trial on stage 5, finishing with the ascent of Whinlatter Pass, over 300m above sea level. The win gave Roglic a chance of adding a fourth stage race win to victories this season in the Tour de Romandie, Tour of the Basque Country and his home Tour of Slovenia. Starting third from last in the field of 20 teams, LottoNL-Jumbo finished with five of their six riders still together, with only Maarten Wynants unable to hold the pace set by Roglic, Jos Van Emden, Koen Bouwman, Pascal Eenkhorn and Neilson Powless; the latter did well to hang on after appearing to go through a bad patch in the final push to the line. LottoNL-Jumbo finished immediately ...

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Moscon on Tour de France expulsion: I didn't do anything

Gianni Moscon (Team Sky)

Gianni Moscon has revealed that he received no additional punishment from Team Sky following his expulsion from the Tour de France for striking Elie Gesbert (Fortuneo-Oscaro) in the opening kilometres of stage 15. He is currently serving a five-week ban from racing that was handed to him by the UCI and can return to competition on September 15 but continues to train hard, convinced he will be selected for the Italian team for the World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria. In an interview with Tuttosport published on Wednesday, Moscon denied that he had tried to hit Gesbert, despite television footage demonstrating that he had turned and raised his arm at the French rider. Team Sky released a video apology from Moscon in the immediate aftermath of his expulsion from the Tour, but the Italian has now said that he “didn’t do anything” and claimed that his disqualification from the Tour had ...

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Tour of Britain 2018: Who are the favourites?

Joe Robinson 30 Aug 2018 From Poels to Roglic and maybe Chavanel. Who are the favourites for the Tour of Britain title? The Tour of Britain starts this Sunday . Its 120-strong peloton, including recent Tour de France hero Geraint Thomas , will work their way through the narrow English and Welsh roads for eight stages, finishing in London a week later. It's a route that's suitably British with country lanes, sharp climbs and the inevitability of bad weather. The week-long stage race has a good habit of attracting some household names but it seems that 2018 could be a particularly tasty vintage. Thomas will be there, joined by his mountain domestique and Giro d'Italia champion Chris Froome and Wout Poels. Primoz Roglic (LottoNL-Jumbo) will also be there, to defend Lars Boom's 2017 title, meaning three of the four top riders from the Tour will be present. Fernando Gaviria is ...

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