Brodie Chapman signs with FDJ for 2020

Supported by After two seasons with American team Tibco-SVB, Aussie racer Brodie Chapman will join French outfit FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope in 2020. “From the moment [general manager] Stephen Delcourt reached out to me about joining FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope, I have been encouraged and motivated as an athlete and a person,” Chapman said. “I look forward … The post Brodie Chapman signs with FDJ for 2020 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships

What a week in professional cycling. The UCI’s Road World Championships is an annual end-of-season gathering of national federations, sponsors, rider agents, and stakeholders that often delivers not only new world champions but also a flurry of announcements and controversies. The Yorkshire world championships was no exception. The eight-day event began with a new discipline, … The post The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The UCI’s terrible rulebook strikes again

How long is serious? How much is significant? Is this a 1-10 scale thing, or a time thing, or are we just going on feeling here? Why are world championships being revoked over nebulous terms? The post The UCI’s terrible rulebook strikes again appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: 18 things to know about the elite men’s Worlds road race

The 2019 Road World Championships conclude this Sunday with the elite men’s road race. It’s one of the biggest and most important days of racing on the men’s calendar and it’s the race that decides who will wear the rainbow bands for the next year. Ahead of Sunday’s race, here’s your guide to the course, … The post Preview: 18 things to know about the elite men’s Worlds road race appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Dygert-Owen’s dominance is the continuation of a dynasty

Supported by HARROGATE, England (CT) — On Saturday, Chloé Dygert-Owen will start her first road race across the Atlantic, ever. Today, she won an elite world time trial championship, by a minute and a half over the defending champion. Seems a bit backwards, right? The story for talented young American cyclists goes in the other direction — show promise, … The post Dygert-Owen’s dominance is the continuation of a dynasty appeared first on CyclingTips .

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‘I won’t let it go to waste’: Ben Dyball on finally making it to the WorldTour

Ben Dyball had given up on the WorldTour. For years he’d slogged away in the minor leagues, achieving the occasional promising result, but never doing enough to catch the eye of a top-tier outfit. Poor health and bad luck didn’t help. A stagiaire ride with French Pro Continental team Delko Marseille Provence KTM in late … The post ‘I won’t let it go to waste’: Ben Dyball on finally making it to the WorldTour appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Photo gallery: Guts and glory in the Vuelta’s final act

In a few years’ time, when we look back at the 2019 Vuelta a España, a few key storylines will stand out in memory. Primoz Roglic becoming the first Slovenian to win a Grand Tour will be one of them. So too Sergio Higuita’s first WorldTour win, in his first Grand Tour, just four months … The post Photo gallery: Guts and glory in the Vuelta’s final act appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The weekly spin: Jumbo-Visma’s investment in young talent on display at Vuelta

It was at the 2016 Redlands Cycling Classic that Americans Sepp Kuss and Neilson Powless first made their presence known at the elite level of road racing. It was there, in Southern California’s Inland Empire, that Kuss won the queen stage on Oak Glen, while Powless won the time trial and finished second overall. Forty-one … The post The weekly spin: Jumbo-Visma’s investment in young talent on display at Vuelta appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Jon Dibben rejoins WorldTour with Lotto-Soudal move

Jon Dibben rejoins WorldTour with Lotto-Soudal move

Joe Robinson 9 Sep 2019 Young Brit given second chance in cycling's top flight with one-year deal Jonathan Dibben will be afforded a second crack at the WorldTour after signing a one-year deal with Lotto-Soudal . The 25-year-old was confirmed as the latest signing for the Belgian team, and will join from British Continental squad Madison Genesis, who are set to fold at the end of 2019 . This will be Dibben's second stint in cycling's top flight having spent two seasons with Team Sky from 2017 to 2018. Despite a stage win at the Tour of California in 2017, the Southampton native was released by Team Sky at the end of last season and remained without a team until May of this year, when he returned to professional cycling with Madison Genesis. See related Madison Genesis to cease racing at end of 2019 Professional cycling transfers 2019-2020: All the ...

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Five predictions for ‘week two’ of the Vuelta a España

The Vuelta a España has been so compelling to this point that it’s hard to believe we’re only nine days into the race. Full credit to the organizers for planning a route that has offered some thrilling stages, without leaving fans feeling like the race is already decided. Some big days await at the Spanish … The post Five predictions for ‘week two’ of the Vuelta a España appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Will tubeless take over in the pro peloton? Here’s what the experts say

Specialized S-Works Turbo RapidAir tubeless road tyre

Have tubulars had their day? Has tubeless for pro riders finally arrived? We asked key players in the industry

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USA Cycling will continue national team program at domestic races

USA Cycling plans to field national teams at the Tour of California and Colorado Classic for the foreseeable future. Read the full article at USA Cycling will continue national team program at domestic races on VeloNews.com .

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The weekly spin: Philosophy and perspective with Nathan Haas

Back in May, just prior to the Amgen Tour of California, I had a memorable conversation with Australian Nathan Haas about a number of topics. Some were timely, such as his season to that point, and teammate Marcel Kittel’s announcement that he was breaking his contract with Katusha-Alpecin. But Haas consistently delivered thoughtful, timeless answers that … The post The weekly spin: Philosophy and perspective with Nathan Haas appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Jakobsen claims breakthrough victory in Vuelta a España

Fabio Jakobsen on the podium

Fabio Jakobsen has made a dream Grand Tour debut in the Vuelta a España this week, as he edged ahead of Ireland's Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) on stage 4 for his sixth victory of the season. Just as Bennett had won in his National Champion's jersey on stage 3, the 22-year-old followed suit on stage 4 for the Netherlands in one of the few opportunities for sprint victories in this year's Vuelta. The Dutchman said that his victory had come after his team had corrected a series of mistakes in stage 3's finale. "Yesterday [Monday] we messed it all up, and today it all worked out." Jakobsen said he had no idea that he had won until he was over the line, so narrow was the margin of victory between himself and Bennett. But win he did, taking his third triumph at the WorldTour level this season just four days short ...

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Brodie Chapman continues rise through road ranks at Colorado Classic

Brodie Chapman (Tibco-SVB) is called to the start line on stage 4 of the 2019 Colorado Classic

In just two years of professional road racing, Brodie Chapman ( Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank ) has compiled a palmarès that belies her relatively late entry into the women's peloton. To date, the 28-year-old Australian has won the women's Herald Sun Tour and finished third overall there, won the Gravel and Tar La Femme, won a stage and the overall at the Tour of the Gila, finished sixth at the Women's WorldTour Amgen Tour of California, taken a stage at the Tour de Feminin-O cenu Českého Švýcarska and finished second – last week – to Chloe Dygert-Owen at the Colorado Classic . Chapman raced mountain bikes and dabbled on the road in local criteriums and other races, but her road career didn't take off in earnest until she won the Herald Sun Tour in January 2018 with the Australian national team. "The team scouted me out after I won the Herald ...

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RideLondon Classique organisers fight to get back on the 2020 Women's WorldTour

The 2019 RideLondon Classique podium

The organisers of the Prudential RideLondon Classique are fighting for their place on the 2020 Women's WorldTour after the UCI left the race off the calendar for the first time since the series started four years ago. In an interview with Cyclingnews , event director Hugh Brasher said that he hopes the UCI will reconsider its decision. He also announced a new 12km circuit along with a team appearance fee equal to the men's WorldTour, continued live TV coverage, and its €100,000 prize purse. "We are in conversations with the UCI," Brasher told Cyclingnews . "They, and the UCI Road Commission, have been provided with the details of our new course, information on our prize money and the information on our new appearance fee, which is pretty revolutionary for women's cycling. "We feel that we are moving things forward in an incredibly positive direction and we hope that common sense ...

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Dygert-Owen clears the deck at Colorado Classic

Chloe Dygert-Owen (Sho-Air Twenty20) made it four stage wins out of four at the Colorado Classic

Chloe Dygert-Owen , a seven-time world champion on the road and track, burst back onto the road scene this week at the Colorado Classic after nearly 18 months of fighting through multiple injuries. Dygert-Owen swept all four stages at the Colorado race, including winning the stage that climbed up and over Bachelor's Gulch at more than 2,750 metres. She won all four stages with late solo moves and relied on her power and time-trialling ability to hold off the peloton. The Sho-Air Twenty20 rider won the overall by 2:37 over Brodie Chapman (Tibco-Silicon Valley Bank) and by 2:57 over third-placed Omer Shapira (Canyon-SRAM). The past 18 months have been a difficult path for Dygert-Owen following a hard crash at the 2018 Tour of California women's race that left her with a serious concussion. A knee injury followed, knocking the five-time track world champion – three in the team pursuit and ...

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Colorado Classic: Dygert-Owen wins stage 2

Chloe Dygert in yellow after stage 1 at the Colorado Classic

Chloe Dygert-Owen ( Sho-Air Twenty20 ) won her second stage in as many days at the Colorado Classic Friday in Avon. The 22-year-old bridged to and then passed a two-rider breakaway on the final Bachelor Gulch climb of the queen stage 2 and took a solo victory. Brodie Chapman (Tibco-SVB) finished second, and Omer Shapira (Canyon-SRAM) was third. Dygert-Owen, who also took a solo victory on the opening stage 1, increased her lead in the overall classification as the race heads to Golden for stage 3 on Saturday. The stage win on Friday was a surprising result for Dygert-Owen, who has a fast finish and is an accomplished track rider, but who is not necessarily known for her climbing prowess. The ascent through Beavercreek to Bachelor's Gulch was a serious climb at altitude, but Dygert-Owen made quick work fo the ascent and then reailed the descent to open the gap ...

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Colorado Classic: USA Cycling national team on a steep learning curve

USA Cycling Collegiate All-Stars' Katie Hall

USA Cycling has been making the most of the top US races on the UCI calendar, fielding a national team for the WorldTour Amgen Tour of California in May and assembling a team of collegiate all-stars for the Colorado Classic , the UCI 2.1 women's race that started Thursday with stage 1 in Steamboat Springs. "We're trying to build this program and keep all the components of our pipeline thriving and healthy and give them some great chances to basically showcase what they can do," said Jeff Pearce, USA Cycling's head of performance who is acting as director at the Colorado Race. The USA Cycling team in Colorado features Katie Hall , the Boels Dolmans rider who is an alumnus of collegiate racing. Hall will be the road captain for the younger riders on the team, which also includes Madeline Bemis, Anna Christian, Emme Edwards, Cara O'neill and Samantha Runnels. ...

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Colorado Classic 2019 - Preview

Katie Hall (UnitedHealthcare) takes over the leader's jersey after stage 2 of the 2018 Colorado Clas

The cycling community is waiting with anticipation to watch on live TV the women's-only Colorado Classic unfold between August 22-25. Organisers did away with their men's race in favour of strengthening their corresponding women's event. So far, they've lived up to their promise of offering harder stages, more prize money, and live streaming. You can watch live streaming of all four stage on Cyclingnews . Our coverage of the event will also include race reports, news, results, and galleries. Katie Hall will return to defend her title. Instead of competing with her trade team Boels Dolmans, who are competing at the Women's WorldTour Ladies Tour of Norway, she will be leading Team USA. Her teammates, mostly development riders, include Madeline Bemis, Anna Christian, Emma Edwards, Cara O'Neill and Samantha Runnels. Hall has a strong chance of securing the overall title, given her palmares as one of America's strongest climbers. Last ...

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