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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Bernal: I want to make Chris Froome proud at the Tour de France

Team Sky's Chris Froome and Egan Bernal on stage at the 2018 Tour de France team presentation

The plan at the start of 2018 was for Egan Bernal to make his Grand Tour debut at the Vuelta a Espana, but so quickly has he found his feet at WorldTour that Team Sky have fast tracked the Colombian into their Tour de France team. Bernal moved into the WorldTour echelons to much fanfare at the start of 2018 after a period of development at Androni. Since then he has improved with every race, before putting in a winning ride at the Tour of California in May. His second place at the Tour de Romandie in April was arguably more impressive given the calibre of rider he put to the sword in the Swiss mountains, but nonetheless his Tour de France spot was secured after his US performance. His inclusion in Chris Froome's Tour de France squad goes against the grain. Typically, Team Sky select proven and durable riders ...

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An enigma wrapped in rainbow stripes: Understanding Peter Sagan

I am sure as hell not going to pretend that I understand Peter Sagan. He’s a massively talented enigma to me, and I know that many journalists who cover pro cycling feel the same way. The last time I lobbed a question Sagan’s way was 18 months ago in a modest hotel conference room in … The post An enigma wrapped in rainbow stripes: Understanding Peter Sagan appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: Your guide to the 2018 Tour de France

It’s that time of year again: time for the biggest bike race on the planet. The lead-in to this year’s Tour de France might have been overshadowed by the Chris Froome saga, but now that’s finally sorted, it’s time to focus on the race itself. And what a race it’s shaping up to be. Ahead … The post Preview: Your guide to the 2018 Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Giro Rosa 2018 preview: Chasing pink on the Zoncolan at the biggest women’s tour

It’s nearly time again for the most prestigious tour on the women’s road calendar and this year’s Giro Rosa is shaping up as a big one. It features one of the toughest routes we’ve seen, with the second last stage finishing atop the brutal climb of the Monte Zoncolan. Plus there’s a strong contingent of … The post Giro Rosa 2018 preview: Chasing pink on the Zoncolan at the biggest women’s tour appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Craddock supporting hurricane recovery with Tour de France auction

Nicolas Edet (Cofidis, Solutions Credits), Brice Feillu (Fortuneo-Samsic), Lawson Craddock (EF Educa

American Lawson Craddock is using his return to the Tour de France as a platform to help his hometown of Houston, Texas, as it recovers from damage left behind in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, which caused massive flooding across the city last year. The 26-year-old EF Education First-Drapac rider announced on Twitter and Instagram that he will be auctioning a pair of custom Lake shoes, with the proceeds going to Houston's velodrome and its summer cycling series, which is named after the rider. "While racing the Tour is something I’m stoked to do, I’m even more excited to announce a special project that I’ve been working on in collaboration with @lakecycling and the @alkek.velodrome's Lawson Craddock Youth Cycling League," Craddock wrote in his Instagram post. "Take a look at the video for more details and stay tuned to learn when/how you can help the future of cycling!! A big ...

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‘Not my first rodeo’: Adam Yates returns to Tour with renewed confidence

Will defending Tour de France champion Chris Froome find himself with a peculiar sense of déjà vu in July? During the Giro d’Italia, Froome had a huge tussle with talented young Briton Simon Yates, battling his compatriot over the three weeks, trailing behind him for the first two weeks but, ultimately, prevailing. A similar scrap … The post ‘Not my first rodeo’: Adam Yates returns to Tour with renewed confidence appeared first on CyclingTips .

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One step beyond: Adam Yates goes all in for yellow at the Tour de France

One step beyond: Adam Yates goes all in for yellow at the Tour de France

Joe Robinson 29 Jun 2018 Adam Yates will head to next month's Tour de France hoping to go one step further Adam Yates ( Mitchelton-Scott ) heads to next weekend's Tour de France Grand Depart with a true ambition for yellow, as does his team. They are not turning up for the podium or stage wins, but to take the big prize in Paris. After a breakthrough 4th overall in 2016, Yates has taken a steady upwards trajectory towards the title of General Classification contender and now is the time for the team to go all-in in supporting the Bury-born climber on his dream of Tour success. The pressure of a whole team riding in support of your ambitions could be enough to make certain riders crumble but for the laid-back Yates his Tour experiences from the two years previous make this just another day at the office. 'Two years ...

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The Fight for White: A Preview of the Young Guns at the Tour

It’s that time of the year again-- time for one of the most anticipated and most-likely-to-be-underwhelming events in the cycling world-- the Tour. While everyone else is caught up in the “Will she, won’t she?” romantic saga between the UCI and Chris Froome or the Three’s Company hijinx of the three Movistar leaders (Unzue is definitely Mr. Roper in this analogy, having been tricked into allowing Landa in), let’s take a look at the portion of the race that may just be the most exciting of this year’s Tour- the young riders’ competition. When it comes to the white jersey classification, I feel like David Wooderson from Dazed and Confused- What I love about these young rider competitions, man, is that I keep getting older, they stay the same age. That age of course, is 25 years old or younger, or more specifically any rider born after January 1, 1993. ...

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Skujins takes Latvian time trial championship

Toms Skujins (Trek-Segafredo)

Trek-Segafredo 's Toms Skujins claimed his first Latvian elite men's title Thursday in Riga, winning his country's time trial championship ahead of Gatis Smukulis (Delko Marseille Provence KTM) and Aleksejs Saramotins (Bora-Hansgrohe). Skujins covered the 32.4km course in 38:37 - 1:24 better than Smukulis and 1:27 quicker than Saramotins - to top the six-rider field. He moved up one spot on the podium this year after finishing second to Saramotins by 30 seconds on a 33km course in 2017. Smukulis won the championship in 2016, while Skujins was third that year. "This was my first TT title, and it was a big honor to win and have a year in the jersey," Skujins said in a statement released by his team. "This was a big goal of mine because this is a race you actually can control, whereas the road race is always really hard – you need a lot ...

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Spartacus vs Phil the Thrill: The looming Cancellara-Gaimon fondo showdown

With July looming, it is time for the cycling community to cast its focus on the preeminent and most controversial race of the season — the gran fondo grudge-match between Fabian Cancellara and Phil Gaimon. That highly touted but poorly understood contest between two retired pros of considerably different pedigree will take place this Sunday … The post Spartacus vs Phil the Thrill: The looming Cancellara-Gaimon fondo showdown appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Vakoc back on the bike five months after broken back

Laurens De Plus, Petr Vakoc and Bob Jungels pause for a selfie

Five months after suffering several serious fractures to his spine after being hit by a car while training, Czech rider Petr Vakoc has finally been cleared to ride his bike outside. The Quick-Step Floors rider posted an emotional video on Twitter detailing his rehabilitation, and getting back outside was his biggest victory "This was the day I was looking forward to since my accident," Vakoc said. "After a few months of intense rehabilitation, I'm back on the bike, back riding outside, enjoying what I love." Vakoc was in South Africa for a pre-season training camp at altitude in a rural area when a driver passed too close and clipped Vakoc, sending him crashing to the tarmac. Teammate Laurens De Plus also crashed, suffering a fractured pelvis and sacrum, while Bob Jungels, who was also with them, avoided falling. The injured riders were treated in Nelspruit, where Vakoc underwent surgery to ...

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Peter Sagan: I need some improvement before the Tour de France

World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe)

Peter Sagan ( Bora-Hansgrohe ) says he still has some way to go to reach the form he needs ahead of next month's Tour de France . Following the Tour de Suisse, where he won a stage and took the points jersey, Sagan said that he was not yet in top shape for the Grand Tour. Sagan will be looking for a record-equalling sixth points classification victory this summer to bring him level with Erik Zabel. The three-time world champion looked set to do that last season but was disqualified on stage 4 after he was deemed to have caused Mark Cavendish to crash in the sprint finish. "I have a lot of hard work to do and I hope my legs are not at the top, because I need some improvement before the Tour de France," Sagan said after the final stage, according to Slovakian website aktuality.sk. Sagan came ...

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Mark Cavendish confirmed for British national championships

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data)

Mark Cavendish will target the British national championships before heading to the Tour de France , race organiser British Cycling has confirmed. Cavendish is the latest to be confirmed for the nationals, along with defending champion and Dimension Data teammate Steve Cummings, and Tom Pidcock, while Sarah Storey and Katie Archibald have been named for the women’s races. Cavendish will only ride the road race on July 1, as has been the case in all of his participations since turning professional. He won the British national title in 2013 and finished second in both 2015 and 2016 as he tried to take on the combined strength of Team Sky. Last year he battled back from illness to compete on home roads on the Isle of Man but failed to finish, with Cummings winning both the time trial and road race titles. The 2018 British national championships are set to take ...

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UCI reveal WorldTour calendar for 2019

The final podium of the 2018 Giro d'Italia: winner Chris Froome (Team Sky) is flanked by Sunweb's To

The UCI has revealed the dates of the 2019 WorldTour races, with 37 races in 18 countries spread between the Tour Down Under in January and the Tour of Turkey in late October. The full race calendar for 2019 that includes the different continental calendars will be released in September. The biggest change to the calendar for next season is the merger of the Dubai Tour and the Abu Dhabi Tour in February to create the six-day UAE Tour (February 25-March 2). The Giro d’Italia has moved back a week and will be held between May 11 and June 2, with the Tour de France staying in the same slot as 2018 and held between July 6-28. These dates give riders targeting the Giro-Tour double five weeks of recovery. New races were added to the UCI WorldTour calendar under the presidency of Brian Cookson. However, the development compounded an already ...

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Dygert-Owen withdraws from US championships to recover from concussion

Chloe Dygert wins individual pursuit world title in Hong Kong 2017

Chloé Dygert-Owen ( Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air ) has withdrawn from the upcoming USA Cycling Professional Road Championships because she is still recovering from injuries, including a concussion, sustained in a crash at the Amgen Women's Race in May. Dygert-Owen, a two-time current world champion in the Team Pursuit and Individual Pursuit, placed fourth in the time trial at the UCI Road World Championships in 2017. She was a favourite for the time trial event at the national championships held on June 21 in Knoxville, Tennessee, where the elite women will race two laps of the Oak Ridge circuit, totalling 22.8km. "It's been a tough few weeks since my accident at Amgen Tour of California where I suffered a concussion. The good news is I am back outside on my bike after three trying weeks of testing my patience and allowing my body to heal," Dygert-Owen said. "The bad news, however ...

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Dygert Owen withdraws from U.S. Pro road championships

Dygert Owen withdraws from U.S. Pro road championships

Still recovering from a concussion suffered at Amgen Tour of California, time trial ace Chloe Dygert Owen opts out of U.S. Pro Nationals. Read the full article at Dygert Owen withdraws from U.S. Pro road championships on VeloNews.com .

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Boswell back on track for Tour de France selection after solid Dauphine

Ian Boswell (Katusha-Alpecin).

After a disappointing Tour of California – and a subsequent 'reality check' – Ian Boswell believes he has put himself back on track for a Tour de France debut with a solid week of racing at the Critérium du Dauphiné . The American admitted he was too eager to prove his worth at Katusha-Alpecin after leaving Team Sky, and struggled for results in the first part of the season, California having been a big target. At the Dauphiné, Boswell got himself in a couple of breakaways and rediscovered the sensations that had threatened to desert him under the pressure of the new dawn. "After California, I had a bit of a reality check. I wasn't riding at the level I wanted and I couldn't really put a finger on why," Boswell told Cyclingnews on the final day of the Dauphiné. "I went up to altitude after California, just outside Nice, ...

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Mark Cavendish can still beat everybody, says Aldag

Mark Cavendish takes his first win of 2018

Dimension Data have lost no faith in Mark Cavendish’s ability to deliver as they continue to prepare for July’s Tour de France. The Manx sprinter has won 30 Tour de France stages during his career and despite a rocky past year due to several crashes and injuries; he remains integral to the team’s Tour de France plans. Cavendish has won just once this season, a stage at the Dubai Tour in February. He crashed hard at the Abu Dhabi Tour and then crashed out of both Tirreno -Adriatico and Milan-San Remo in March. He returned to racing in late spring and used the Tour de Yorkshire and the Tour of California to rebuild his form. He will race the Tour de Slovenie (June 13-17) next week and then the new Adriatica Ionica Race (June 20-24) in Italy as his final preparation before the Tour de France. “He’s had a lot ...

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Dauphine: Adam Yates at 85 per cent with Tour de France in mind

Best young rider, Adam Yates (Orica-Scott)

Adam Yates ( Mitchelton-Scott ) says he is some way off his best shape at the Critérium du Dauphiné and proceeding cautiously with a month still to go until the Tour de France . The British rider put in a decent ride in the opening day prologue – not his speciality – to finish ahead of fellow yellow jersey hopefuls Romain Bardet and Vincenzo Nibali. He then came home safely in the reduced peloton after a chaotic finale to the opening road stage on Monday. “I’m happy with that,” Yates said of his ride on Sunday. “Prologues are never nice, no matter how short they are. They’re always tough. It’s going to be a tough week, there are a few mountaintop finishes towards the end of the week so we’ll see what we can do.” Yates enjoyed a strong first half of the season, finishing fourth at the Volta a ...

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