Annemiek van Vleuten raises €10,000 for kid's bikes by selling her old kit

Annemiek van Vleuten raises €10,000 for kid's bikes by selling her old kit

Joe Robinson 6 Nov 2019 The Dutchwoman held the auction for her local cycling club in the Netherlands Women's World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten has raised thousands of euros for her local cycling club by selling her old kit. The 37-year-old held an auction of signed pictures and jerseys as well as some old kit with all the profits going to the WV cycling club in the Dutch city of Ede. In total, Van Vleuten managed to raise a mighty €10,000 (approx £8,600) in total after holding the fundraisers at the Roel Peerenboom bike shop in Wageningen. While hosting the sale, Van Vleuten also spent the afternoon signing her old kit and posing for photos for an extra €5 a time. The remaining kit that did not sell is now also available to buy on the club's website, too. %u20AC10.000,- !!!! = result of this afternoon! >100 pictures, a lot ...

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Annemiek van Vleuten raises €10,000 for kid's bikes buy selling her old kit

Annemiek van Vleuten raises €10,000 for kid's bikes buy selling her old kit

Joe Robinson 6 Nov 2019 The Dutchwoman held the auction for her local cycling club in the Netherlands Women's World Champion Annemiek van Vleuten has raised thousands of euros for her local cycling club by selling her old kit. The 37-year-old held an auction of signed pictures and jerseys as well as some old kit with all the profits going to the WV cycling club in the Dutch city of Ede. In total, Van Vleuten managed to raise a mighty €10,000 (approx £8,600) in total after holding the fundraisers at the Roel Peerenboom bike shop in Wageningen. While hosting the sale, Van Vleuten also spent the afternoon signing her old kit and posing for photos for an extra €5 a time. The remaining kit that did not sell is now also available to buy on the club's website, too. %u20AC10.000,- !!!! = result of this afternoon! >100 pictures, a lot ...

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Education First has realeased a 2019 annual and we are feeling a bit nostalgic

Education First has realeased a 2019 annual and we are feeling a bit nostalgic

Joe Robinson 12 Nov 2019 The Christmas gift that has us feeling like kids again The annual was a guarantee every Christmas. Regardless of what you were into, there would be a thin hardback A4 summing up the past 12 months of stories into a series of comic strips, word searches and spot the differences, and it would be neatly wrapped under the tree. West Ham United, Britney Spears, Strictly Come Dancing all had annuals. But there seemed to be one exception: cycling. That’s until this Christmas because thankfully tye-dye hipsters Education First have collaborated with their kit manufacturer Rapha to release the 2019 ‘Gone Racing’ annual. 'A nod to the teenage annuals of the 1960s, ʻ70s and ʻ80s’, Rapha calls this a ‘lighthearted yet insightful’ book to be enjoyed by cycling fans of all ages and Cyclist can confirm this is a proper annual. Inside there’s all a cycling ...

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Fabian Cancellara on life in retirement: 'I’m busier now than when I raced'

Joe Robinson 1 Nov 2019 The seven-time Monument winner on why he doesn't miss racing and how life has become busier off the bike Fabian Cancellara is now three years into retirement. Hanging up his wheels having won gold in the individual time trial at the Rio Olympics, the Swiss brought to a close one of the most dominant careers this century. Four time trial World Championships, three-time Tour of Flanders winner, three-time Paris-Roubaix victor, a Milan-San Remo and two Olympic gold medals, too. With a palmares like that, you could probably get away with not having to work another day in your life after retirement. But for the 38-year-old, his life after bike racing seems to just be getting started. If he is not running his Chasing Cancellara sportive series, he is helping brands like Suplest, BMC and Gore develop products. Cyclist caught up with Cancellara at Sigma Sports ...

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The 10 most impressive performances in men’s road cycling in 2019

The WorldTour is over for another year and the pros are off enjoying a well-earned break. The 2020 season will be here before we know it but before it is, let’s look back at the season that just finished. In this post we dive into the most impressive performance in men’s road cycling in 2019. … The post The 10 most impressive performances in men’s road cycling in 2019 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The 8 most impressive performances in women’s road cycling in 2019

With the Women’s WorldTour (WWT) now complete for 2019, the road racing season is well and truly behind us. But before we turn our attention to next season, it seems fitting to pay tribute to the most impressive riders and rides of 2019. So without further ado, here are eight highlights from a terrific season … The post The 8 most impressive performances in women’s road cycling in 2019 appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The weekly spin: 10 cycling books for the holiday season

The holidays are a great time for buying and reading books, whether that means curling up on the couch on a cold day with a good read, gift giving, or both. It’s also a quiet time for the sport of cycling, a perfect opportunity to fill the void with the written (or spoken) word. As … The post The weekly spin: 10 cycling books for the holiday season appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The weekly spin: The great ‘Rider of the Year’ debate

Supported by With the 2019 road racing season effectively over, it’s time for the annual “Rider of the Year” debates. Yes, there’s still the six-stage Tour of Guangxi, which starts on Thursday. But none of the riders in the running for Rider of the Year honors are taking part. So with Il Lombardia in the rearview mirror, … The post The weekly spin: The great ‘Rider of the Year’ debate appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Women’s teams of 2020: Who’s committing to the UCI’s new guidelines, who’s not, and why

In early October, in the final weeks of the cycling season, the UCI announces the teams that have filed applications to compete at the different levels of the sport for the coming year. Earlier this week we covered the men’s WorldTour and ProTeam moves for 2020, and now it’s time to take a closer look … The post Women’s teams of 2020: Who’s committing to the UCI’s new guidelines, who’s not, and why appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Moscon reveals 10kg weight gain at Tour de France after difficult season

Moscon reveals 10kg weight gain at Tour de France after difficult season

Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2019 Italian rider has struggled after 'overtraining' during the off-season Gianni Moscon claims to have put on 10kg during the Tour de France in a season he believes was blighted by 'overtraining'. In an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport , the Team Ineos rider explained how he had to reset himself after a difficult Tour. Although Moscon was eventually part of the winning team thanks to the exploits of Egan Bernal, he was largely anonymous throughout the race, lacking the impact of previous seasons and also struggling with significant weight gain during the race. 'I weighed myself when I got home [from the Tour] and I was almost 80 kilos, while I started the race at around 70. At least eight kilos more. I didn't recognise myself,' said Moscon. This surprise weight gain came after an underwhelming start to the season for the Italian. ...

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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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Quinn Simmons wants to win Roubaix

Quinn Simmons wants to be the first American to win Paris-Roubaix. At the moment, roughly 24 hours after he won the junior worlds road race, he mostly wants a burger. I find him at the Harrogate stop of the Five Guys burger chain, one of America’s finest culinary exports. We don’t shake hands because his … The post Quinn Simmons wants to win Roubaix 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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Preview: 18 things you should know about the women’s Worlds road race

This Saturday, in the Yorkshire town of Bradford, the best women in professional road cycling will compete in the 2019 World Championships road race. It’s one of the biggest races of the year and the race that will decide who gets to wear the rainbow jersey for the next 12 months. Here’s what you need … The post Preview: 18 things you should know about the women’s Worlds road race appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Who are the bookies backing for the World Championships men's race?

Joe Robinson 23 Sep 2019 A guide to the favourites for the men’s elite road race in Harrogate on Sunday 29th September The UCI World Championships is already underway in Harrogate, Yorkshire and the final event is the elite men’s road race on Sunday 29th September. At 285km, it will be the longest World Championships road race in recent history, almost matching the mammoth 298km tackled at Milan-San Remo , just with a mighty 3,645m of elevation. After a long 180km lap of the Yorkshire Dales - which includes ascents of Kidstones Pass, Buttertubs and Grinton Moor - the men will enter Harrogate for seven laps of a 14km finishing circuit. It’s technical, negotiating plenty of narrow roads, tight corners and a few rude gradients in a loop that will sap the energy reserves of every rider. Particularly watch out for the tight bridge on Penny Pot Lane followed by ...

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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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Gallery: Colnago Owners' Day 2019

Joseph Delves 23 Aug 2019 Owners assemble for riding and promenading at their annual get-together The weather in Milano was 30-degrees and sunny. In the Cotswolds, conditions were a little more mixed. Not that that stopped UK fans of Italian bike maker Colnago from rolling out down the lanes beside the stately pile of Chavenage House. Getting dirty a collection of bikes, some of which were sporting no fewer than six coats of wax, luckily by the time drinks were served on the lawn, the sun had popped back out. Founded in 1952 by Ernesto Colnago, his bikes have not only won a mind-bendingly large number of races but remains the only brand officially endorsed by the Pope. To say the brand has a following would be an understatement. Showing off bikes both old and new, we caught up with the devotees. Colango Owners' Day 2019: Our top picks Image ...

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Gilbert will join Lotto-Soudal on a three-year deal

Supported by Reigning Paris-Roubaix champion Philippe Gilbert will head to Lotto-Soudal next season after spending the last three years with the Deceuninck-Quick-Step organization. Gilbert will join Lotto-Soudal on a three-year deal. As the 37-year-old Belgian confirmed via his new team’s signing announcement, the length of the contract was a major factor in drawing Gilbert to Lotto-Soudal, a … The post Gilbert will join Lotto-Soudal on a three-year deal appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Philippe Gilbert to leave Deceuninck–QuickStep for Lotto-Soudal

Philippe Gilbert to leave Deceuninck–QuickStep for Lotto-Soudal

Joseph Delves 19 Aug 2019 Classics star returns to his former home at the rival Belgian outfit Philippe Gilbert has signed a three-year deal with Lotto-Soudal . Seeing the 37-year-old Classics racer and former World Champion swap one Belgian team for another, the move is a return to the squad for which he rode during the 2009-2011 seasons. Having joined the all-conquering Quick-Step team in 2017 following four years at BMC, his debut season racing for Patrick Lefevere saw Gilbert win both the Tour of Flanders and Amstel Gold. However, even having won this year’s Paris-Roubaix , the strength of the current team meant Gilbert has often had to fight it out with the rest of his squad for supremacy. Despite his advancing years, he’ll likely have a more protected role at Lotto-Soudal. The move forms part of a restocking exercise by the Belgian team which has recently seen promising ...

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Deceuninck-QuickStep announce signing of Mattia Cattaneo

Matteo Cattaneo (Androni Giocattoli) made the break of the day

Deceuninck-QuickStep have announced the signing of Italian rider Mattia Cattaneo , with the Italian returning to the WorldTour after three seasons at Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec . The 28-year-old, who began his career with four years at Lampre, has one win under his belt so far in 2019, at the Giro dell'Appennino. In May, he narrowly missed out on a Giro d'Italia stage victory, finishing second behind Dario Cataldo (Astana) in Como. "I am very, very happy to join the Wolfpack," said Cattaneo via a team press release. "For me it is a dream because I have raced with Androni Giocattoli for three years, but my objective was to come back to the WorldTour and with Deceuninck-QuickStep I am going to the best team in the world, in my opinion. "I am looking forward to helping the squad continue to be successful, as well as hopefully getting my own opportunities. Being an ...

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