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 .
First Ride: Specialized S-Works Venge
The new Venge manages to shave weight off the previous version of Specialized's aero bike, and it's better in the wind to boot. Read the full article at First Ride: Specialized S-Works Venge on VeloNews.com .
Fire sale on Holy Week after Peter Sagan Tour de France stage win
After being disqualified from last year's Tour de France on only the fourth stage, Peter Sagan was back winning again at the world's biggest bike race on Sunday . What better way to celebrate than to own Cyclingnews Films' own celebration of the iconic one-day races Paris-Roubaix – won by Sagan this year – and the Tour of Flanders for the very special price of $2.49 (£1.87)? The Slovakian Bora-Hansgrohe rider might have thought his opportunity to lead this year's Grande Boucle had passed him by after he was beaten by Quick-Step Floors' fast-finishing Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria on stage 1 on Saturday , but as Sagan crossed the finish line to win the second stage at La-Roche-sur-Yon and take the yellow jersey, the roar he let out showed roadside fans that he knew exactly what he'd achieved. That celebration was remarkably similar to the one Sagan made after winning ...
Bernal: I want to make Chris Froome proud at the Tour de France
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 ...
2019 Trek Madone SLR first-ride review: Upping the ante
The Trek Madone SLR takes all that was good with the previous Madone and made the new bike markedly better in seemingly every way. It’s now offered in both disc-brake and rim-brake variants, it’s supposedly just as aerodynamic as before (in both versions), the ride quality is more balanced and composed, and it even looks … The post 2019 Trek Madone SLR first-ride review: Upping the ante appeared first on CyclingTips .
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 .
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 .
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 .
Craddock supporting hurricane recovery with Tour de France auction
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 ...
First look: New Giro Aether road helmet advances MIPS safety technology
Giro Sport Design has a new flagship road helmet. It’s elegant. It rotates. It’s pricey. It’s called the Aether. It looks like Giro’s Synthe, with a few subtle improvements — and one very significant development. The current Synthe MIPS has a conventional low-friction, thin plastic “slip plane” placed in between the foam liner and the … The post First look: New Giro Aether road helmet advances MIPS safety technology appeared first on CyclingTips .
Giro launches brand new brain protection system with Aether Mips helmet (video)
Stu Bowers Monday, July 2, 2018 - 07:04 New Mips technology that could prove a 'game changer' in head protection on the bike £260 Video of Giro Aether Mips helmet: a 'game changer' in head protection Video by George Marshall Giro claims its latest flagship road race helmet tops its previous best – Synthe Mips – both in aero and cooling tests, but the bigger news is a new technology called Mips Spherical that could well be a game changer for the future of head and brain protection for cyclists. Giro was an early adopter of the original Mips system that is now widely accepted and used by many helmet manufacturers. Using Mips as an ‘ingredient’ product to its existing lines, though, Giro felt had a number of compromises, including adding weight, reducing ventilation, and also potentially causing less adjustability and comfort for the user. The Aether helmet, three years ...
Giro launches brand new brain protection system with Aether Mips helmet
Stu Bowers Monday, July 2, 2018 - 07:04 New Mips technology that could prove a 'game changer' in head protection on the bike £260 Giro claims its latest flagship road race helmet tops its previous best – Synthe Mips – both in aero and cooling tests, but the bigger news is a new technology called Mips Spherical that could well be a game changer for the future of head and brain protection for cyclists. Giro was an early adopter of the original Mips system that is now widely accepted and used by many helmet manufacturers. Using Mips as an ‘ingredient’ product to its existing lines, though, Giro felt had a number of compromises, including adding weight, reducing ventilation, and also potentially causing less adjustability and comfort for the user. The Aether helmet, three years in development, is Giro’s answer. It embraces the Mips concept, using the same slip-plane ideology proven ...
‘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 .
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 ...
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. ...
Skujins takes Latvian time trial championship
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 ...
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 .
Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc 8.0 first ride review
You can tell at a glance that this bike is built for speed, with deep wheels nestled into elongated-profile tubes, but let me tell you how it rides: quickly. Tour de France 2018 bikes, gear and tech Canyon Endurace CF SL Disc 7.0 review Canyon Bicycles: reviews and buying advice Aerodynamics aside, the taut pedaling platform is remarkable from the first hard pedal stroke. Standing and yanking on the bars, or just diving into a corner with the hips, and the stiff front-end responds similarly: let’s go! Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Disc 8.0 highlights Highly aero frameset and wheels but with normal bar and stem Nearly impeccable Shimano Ultegra hydraulic group with 160 rotors Somewhat old school but still super aero 23/25 tires Seatpost that strikes a balance between aerodynamics and comfort Exceptional value Plug and play with two NorCal test rides I borrowed this bike from Canyon North America’s ...
Vakoc back on the bike five months after broken back
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 ...
Peter Sagan: I need some improvement before the Tour de France
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 ...