Dennis Loses Jersey But Keeps Morale At Abu Dhabi Tour

Rohan Dennis is well protected by his teammates

Damiano Caruso was still draped across his handlebars atop Jebel Hafeet when Rohan Dennis reached over and offered a gesture that seemed to combine a thank you with an apology. Caruso straightened up and clapped his BMC teammate on the shoulder in consolation. "No, you've done the same for me before," he said. Brent Bookwalter eased to a halt alongside them, and the greetings were repeated. Caruso and Bookwalter served as Dennis' pacemakers as he battled to limit his losses on Jebel Hafeet on the final stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour . The brutal pace laid down by Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) and Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) proved too much for the Australian – and ultimately, for everybody else. Dennis conceded his red jersey of race leader to Valverde and slipped to 9th place overall after losing 1:43 on the final ascent, though he remained upbeat about his showing on ...

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Valverde: I Don't Know If I'M The Best Rider In The World, But I'M Always Up There

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) wins final stage and overall at Abu Dhabi Tour, kisses the 24-karat go

When Alejandro Valverde ( Movistar ) swung into the final corner atop the climb of Jebel Hafeet with only Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) for company, there really was no doubt as to who would win the final stage of the Abu Dhabi Tour . Valverde, it seems, has forgotten how to lose. With red jersey Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing Team) still labouring further down the mountain, the Spaniard already had the general classification effectively sewn up, but the winner's time bonus would offer more breathing space, and, besides, he has never been much given to dispensing gifts. As if by reflex, Valverde lifted himself from the saddle and claimed the spoils. Already a winner of two stages and the overall at the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana, Valverde's tally for 2018 now stands at five victories. It's a startling haul for late February and a feat made all the more ...

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Sergeant: Opening Weekend Is The Real Start Of The New Season

Tim Wellens (Lotto Soudal) celebrates his win on the uphill finish

On Saturday, February 24 and Sunday 25, Cyclingnews will have full live coverage of the men’s races at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne , from start to finish, here . Lotto Soudal head into the ‘opening weekend’ of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne with the team brimming with confidence after a strong start to the 2018 season. The Belgian team lead with Tiesj Benoot, Jens Keukeleire, and Tim Wellens, with the latter on form after a winning performance at the Ruta del Sol earlier in February. “The Belgian opening weekend is the real start of the new season. We can’t complain about our preparation. Many of our riders have shown a great shape and we have already won a few races, with different riders. I was often told that it has been a while since our team raced a good opening weekend. Of course we hope we can set a ...

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Steele Von Hoff Q&A: On Breaking His Back, Recovering For Comm Games And More

On Tuesday afternoon Cycling Australia announced that Steele von Hoff would represent his country at the upcoming Commonwealth Games on the Gold Coast. By that evening, von Hoff’s Comm Games debut was in jeopardy, thanks to a crash at Melbourne’s Sandown Raceway. The 30-year-old was involved in a pile-up in the early stages of a … The post Steele von Hoff Q&A;: On breaking his back, recovering for Comm Games and more appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Team Wiggins And Le Col Reveal 2018 Kit

Team Wiggins and Le Col reveal 2018 kit

This article was originally published on Cyclingnews Team Wiggins has revealed its kit for the 2018 season, created by new clothing partner Le Col, switching from Rapha after three years on the race circuit. Gallery: the weird and wonderful bikes of NAHBS 2018 Race tech from the Tour Down Under gallery Founded by former British professional Yanto Barker, Le Col will also produce a line of clothing designed by Wiggins that will be available to consumers to buy for spring/summer 2018. Team Wiggins is a British Continental team founded by Bradley Wiggins in 2015. It has nurtured riders such as Owain Doull, Jon Dibben, Chris Lawless, James Knox and Scott Davies, all of whom now ride in the WorldTour. For the 2018 season, Team Wiggins has signed U23 cyclocross sensation and junior time trial world champion Tom Pidcock , along with British youngster Jesse Yates, son of former professional rider ...

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Rui Costa’S 2018 Colnago C64 Gallery

Rui Costa’s 2018 Colnago C64 gallery

This article first appeared on Cyclingnews Rui Costa lined up for stage 1 of the Tour of Oman this week aboard the latest model from the iconic Italian frame builder Colnago. An update to the popular C60 model and the latest in a long line of C-model framesets, the C64 retains the carbon-lugged design that has become synonymous with the brand. Colnago C64 first ride review Tech gallery: Tour Down Under Bryan Coquard's Orbea Orca Aero gallery A slightly wider fork on the C64, combined with direct mount brakes front and rear allow for tyre clearances of 28mm on Costa’s new bike and while the former world champion runs 25mm Vittoria Corsa tubular tyres at the Tour of Oman, it is likely his UAE Team Emirates teammates will utilise the wider tyre clearances during the cobbled spring Classics. The lugs around the seat cluster have been integrated into the seat ...

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Fsa-Ds Q&A With Ursula

2017 top scorer, unknown quantity in 2018

If you dance with the Devil, you might as well lead. I didn’t Then I did something I haven’t done before: make those 1-6 pointers dirt cheap. Its like I’m giving them away! Well, the teams are out and the FSA-DS season is underway. This seems like an opportune moment to bring you the thoughts of the man who ruins our February every year, the diabolic curator of the points-list himsef: Ursula. If you missed last year’s podcafst, this is a chance to get a bit of an insight into how the list comes together and the rationale behind it. Before we begin, I should take a brief moment to say a sincere thank you to Ursula and to Jens, umwolverine, Super Ted, Chris and all the others who put so much time into producing the best fantasy cycling game there is, and rolling it out to us for absolutely ...

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Sprinting With Sagan

Peter Sagan sprints to win the Tour Down Under’s People’s Choice Classic

World champion Peter Sagan answers BikeRoar's questions about the season, his keys to success, and he gives his tips and advice to aspiring cyclists and sprinters.

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Enve Ses 4.5 Ar Disc Chris King Wheelset Review

ENVE SES 4.5 AR Disc Chris King wheelset review

ENVE’s new super-fat rims cost more than some full carbon wheelsets with essentially similar stats, and they’re awkward to set up. However, if you’re patient enough to get them ready (or just pay someone else to do it) their super-wide, gliding ride really is something else. Super-wide hoops for gravel: ENVE launches M525 G 6 pre-ride bike checks Self-fitting (and then refitting) the supplied but split-prone rim tape was a disappointing start and I eventually used strips of Gorilla tape to seal the rims instead. ENVE assures us it has now switched to a different tape in response to the splitting issue mentioned. Internal nipples also mean you need to remove the tape and reseal if you have to adjust spoke tension. The rim bed shape is also fussy about sealing with some types of valve, so I’d recommend designs with a conical rubber bung for the best results. While ...

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Top Viral Cycling Social Media Posts Of 2017

Top viral cycling social media posts of 2017

These posts were watched and shared the most in 2017. Don't miss out on what your fellow cyclists were liking and sharing.

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What It Took To Win The Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Cameron Meyer's power data from stage one of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour

Cameron Meyer’s power analysis

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How To Cycle In Extreme Weather

Ben Day racing in the heat - knowing how to adapt to extremes is crucial to both your performance an

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