The weekly spin: The ageless Katerina Nash

The weekly spin is a new column from our Editor at Large, offering commentary and analysis on topics ranging from racing to tech to industry to travel to simple observations from the saddle. It wasn’t a win. It was a podium finish, behind one of the greatest cyclists of all time and one of the … The post The weekly spin: The ageless Katerina Nash appeared first on CyclingTips .

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World Championships: Evenepoel wins junior men's time trial

Remco Evenepoel wins the junior men's time trial title at the 2018 World Championships

Pre-race favourite Remco Evenepoel (Belgium) delivered a comprehensive win in the junior time trial at the UCI Road World Championships, putting over a minute into his nearest rivals over the 27.7km course in Innsbruck, Austria. The European road and time trial champion averaged 50kph over the rolling course and set a time off 33:15. The 18-year-old even had time to start his celebrations with over 50m to go before wheeling to a halt at the line and greeting his family. Lucas Plapp (Australia) had set the provisional fastest time but had to settle for second place and a well-deserved silver medal, after finishing 1:23 down on Evenepoel, with Italy's Andrea Piccolo securing the bronze medal, 1:37 down on the new world champion. Plapp, a world champion on the track, had blitzed through the course earlier, and set the fastest time by some 19 seconds at the 18km mark. Unlike many ...

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How to set up road tubeless tyres

How to set up road tubeless tyres

Road tubeless setup can seem like a bit of a dark art to the uninitiated, but the technology has improved massively in recent years. Here, we demystify the process and explain exactly how to set up your road tubeless tyres. Best road bike tyres in 2018: everything you need to know Why gravel roads made me a believer in road tubeless Mavic road tubeless is late to the party but safer and easier than others, company claims Anatomy of a road tubeless setup To understand how to set up your road tubeless tyres, it’s first useful to explain what makes up a tubeless setup and what each component does. Tubeless tape Tubeless tape is an airtight rim tape that is applied to the bed of a rim to seal up spoke holes and rim joins. There are a few variations of tape available, with some rated for both road and ...

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Thule UpRide vs Yakima HighRoad bike rack comparison review

Yakima HighRoad versus Thule UpRide bike carrier review

As bike preferences have grown more diverse, and automobiles have grown ever bigger and taller, the once-common roof-based bike carriers have steadily lost ground to rear-mounted racks that are not only easier to load, but usually don’t require you to remove the front wheel, either. That said, roof racks are still preferred by many riders, … The post Thule UpRide vs Yakima HighRoad bike rack comparison review appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Tour of Israel added to 2019 UCI calendar

Fans flying the Israel flag during stage 2 at the Giro d'Italia

The success of this year's Giro d'Italia in Israel has sparked the creation of the Tour of Israel stage race in 2019, with the five-day event expected to be held in late April as final preparation for the Italian Grand Tour. Cyclingnews understands the race has been registered with the UCI and included on the 2019 race calendar that will be revealed on Friday. Five potential stages have been designed in the north and south of Israel, with mountain stages and well as flat stages chosen to show off the country. The 2018 Giro d'Italia started in Israel with three stages held in the country, including an opening time trial around the centre of Jerusalem. Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) won the opening time trial and went on to finish second overall behind Chris Froome (Team Sky). Sylvan Adams, the Canadian billionaire who backs the Israel Cycling Academy and helped secure ...

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Ammerlaan rides Van der Breggen's old bike to junior Worlds glory

Rozemarijn Ammerlaan (Netherlands) flanked by Camilla Alessio (Italy) and Elynor Backstedt (Great Br

Rozemarijn Ammerlaan (Netherlands) claimed the first rainbow jersey of the 2018 UCI Road World Championships in the junior women's individual time trial on Monday in Innsbruck. The 18-year-old said the best thing about her victory was that she won on an old bike that once belonged to her compatriot Anna van der Breggen. "I raced on an old bike that was Anna van der Breggen's, so that was great," Ammerlaan said in the post-race press conference. "It was her old Giant from a lot of years ago when she raced with the development team at Rabobank. They sold the bikes and so I bought it. Her name is still on it – that's really cool." Ammerlaan's gold-medal performance is the first in what is expected to be a series of wins by the Dutch national team at this World Championships. Her compatriots in the elite women's category – Van der ...

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Richie Porte out of World Championships due to illness

BMC Racing riders Miles Scotson (L) of Australia and Richie Porte (C) of Australia sign on prior to

Richie Porte will not take the start line at the upcoming UCI Road World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria, due to illness. Cycling Australia made the announcement on Saturday morning, a week ahead of the elite men's road race set to take place on Sunday, September 30. "I'm really disappointed to miss the road race" Porte said in the statement. "It was a big goal for me at the end of the season and I had been training and racing with the road race in mind. "Recent illness means my preparation has been far from ideal and for a race of this difficulty, with more than 4600metres of climbing, you need to have the best preparation possible to be up there." Cycling Australia built a team around Porte for the men's road race, given that it is one of the most challenging circuits in the history of the World Championships. The ...

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In pictures: Bianchi's classic bikes

James Spender 19 Sep 2018 We head to northern Italy for a closer look at the classic creations that have helped define the brand's rich heritage This article was originally published in Issue 74 of Cyclist Magazine Words James Spender Photography Mike Massaro What better place to start hunting down forgotten gems than the oldest marque in the game? Founded in Milan by Edoardo Bianchi, the Italian company lays claim to being the longest surviving name in the business, with a heritage dating back to 1885. Over its 133-year history it has won pretty much every race going, with riders such as Fausto Coppi, Felice Gimondi, Marco Pantani, Mario Cipollini and Jan Ullrich, and is still notching up victories today with the LottoNL-Jumbo team. Bianchi’s pedigree is as rich as its bikes are diverse, so when Cyclist visited the Bianchi factory on the outskirts of Treviglio in northern Italy, we ...

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Huffy rolls with the times

Huffy has hired 26 new employees in 2018 as it launches new brands, including the Batch Bicycles sta

Mass brand makes major investments amid market disruption — and wants to bring the IBD along for the ride. Editor's note: A version of this story appears in the September 1 issue of Bicycle Retailer & Industry News. DAYTON, Ohio (BRAIN) — In its 126-year history, Huffy Bicycles has proved time and again that the ability to adapt is embedded in its DNA. From world wars and the slow death of American manufacturing to the rise of mass retailing and the current retail apocalypse, the company, which got its start when founder George Huffman purchased manufacturer Davis Sewing Machine in 189, has endured just about every market disruption of the modern era. Huffy began producing bicycles in 1892, and by 1905 it employed 2,000 people at its factory in Ohio, which manufactured 600 bikes and 600 sewing machine per day. Although over the years it made lawn mowers, gas station ...

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Is it time to forgive Lance Armstrong?

Is it time to forgive Lance Armstrong?

Richard Moore 18 Sep 2018 Lance Armstrong remains a pariah in the sport of cycling yet many other ex-dopers are still accepted. Is his punishment out of proportion? In 1999, when Lance Armstrong crushed the opposition to win his first Tour de France , David Gaudu was two years old. There could be no more stark symbol of how much time has elapsed since Armstrong began his domination of the Tour than the sight of Gaudu, the bespectacled young French prospect making his debut for Groupama-FDJ at the Tour’s Grand Départ in the Vendée this year. To Gaudu, Armstrong must seem almost as distant a figure as Eddy Merckx was to Armstrong. Yet the American, to an even greater extent than Merckx, continues to loom over the sport, his shadow still falling over the Tour de France in particular. It was, after all, the race that the American won – ...

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JLT Condor team to fold at end of season - News shorts

Ed Clancy will ride for JTL Condor once again in 2017

JLT Condor have announced that they will fold at the end of the season after being unable to find a new title sponsor for the 2019 season. They are the second men’s British domestic team to stop this season with ONE Pro Cycling choosing to close their men’s team and set up a women’s team. Set up by Condor Cycles, and managed by John Herety, the team has been a fixture of the British domestic scene since 2007. Multinational company JLT joined the team as a secondary sponsor in 2013, replacing the bicycle clothing brand Rapha. The following season, they signed a three-year deal as primary sponsor, which was set to run out at the end of 2018. Though they will not race as a team next season, Condor Cycles remain hopeful of finding a new sponsor in the future. “This past decade of supporting the team has made me ...

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Porte on track for Worlds despite quiet Vuelta a Espana

Richie Porte on stage at the 2018 Tour de France team presentation

Despite having a relatively quiet Vuelta a España for a rider of his stature, Richie Porte believes he’s still on track for a serious crack at the rainbow jersey at the World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria , later this month. The Australian's primary objective for the season, the Tour de France, once again ended in disappointment as he crashed out of the race with a broken collarbone, but he has been finding his feet again on the roads of Spain. While many assumed he'd be in contention for the overall title, it quickly became clear it was the last thing on his mind as the BMC Racing leader began to lose time as early as the first few stages. Barring a couple of innocuous breakaways, he had little impact on the race, even in the final week. "It's been nice to come here and not be stressed with the GC ...

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Gallery: Rider hits World Record speed of 183mph

Jack Elton-Walters 17 Sep 2018 Denise Mueller-Korenek sets new world record to be the fastest human on a bicycle at 183mph. Photos: Matt Ben Stone Riding to a new World Record for a human on a bicycle, Denise Mueller-Korenek hit 183mph (294.5kmh) on the Bonneville Salt Flats of Utah in the USA. Using a custom made bike and drafting behind a car with what looks like a garden shed attached to the back, the rider was able to surpass her own previous record of 168mph. This is an improvement on the overall record as the best by a male rider is a 'slow' 167mph set by Dutchman Fred Rumpelberg back in 1995. No need for a 'female rider' or 'women's record' caveat this time. Image 2 of 7 Image 2 of 7 Mueller-Korenek has pedigree on two wheels. As a junior cyclist she won 13 national championships across road, track ...

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Cycling land speed record smashed on Bonneville Salt Flats

Cycling land speed record smashed on Bonneville Salt Flats

Former US national track, road and mountain bike champion Denise Mueller-Korenek has smashed the land speed record on a bicycle, covering one mile at 183mph/294.51km/h on a custom-built carbon KHS. Eric Barone makes bike speed record attempt aged 52 Dutch team fail in bid to break human powered speed record Watch Eric Barone hit 141mph in this incredibly sketchy top speed run The attempt on the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah beat the previous record of 167mph/268.76km/h, held by Dutchman Fred Rompleberg and smashed the women's record of 147.7mph/237.7km/h. Mueller-Koronek drafted a modified 1,000-horsepower converted dragster with farings, which was also used by the previous men's record holder. KHS Bicycles created a custom carbon frameset for Mueller-Koronek's record. The elongated design and 17-inch motorbike wheels encourage stability at high speeds, while a suspension fork reduces the vibrations over the salt flats. Reaching record speed Land speed history You can read ...

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JLT-Condor to close at end of 2018 season

JLT-Condor to close at end of 2018 season

Joe Robinson 17 Sep 2018 British's longest registered UCI team to end after failing to find new primary sponsor One of Britain's strongest domestic teams, JLT Condor, have announced that they will close their doors at the end of the 2018 season. Announced in a press release, the team confirmed that with the end of a three-year contract with sponsors JLT and Condor will come the end of the team after more than a decade of racing. Formed in 2007 by British based bike manufacturer, Condor Cycles, the team proved a cornerstone of domestic racing in the UK, led by successful team manager John Herety. The team managed to continue despite sponsorship woes, in large part thanks to the support of insurance firm JLT, which came on board as the primary sponsor in 2016. However, with time up on the contract with JLT, it looks as if the company is ...

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JLT-Condor to close doors at end of 2018 season

JLT-Condor to close doors at end of 2018 season

Joe Robinson 17 Sep 2018 British's longest registered UCI team team to end after failing to find new primary sponsor. One of Britain's strongest domestic teams, JLT Condor, have announced that they will close their doors at the end of the 2018 season. Announced in a press release, the team confirmed that with the end of its three-year contract with sponsors JLT and Condor will come the end of the team after more than a decade of racing. Formed in 2007 by British based bike manufacturer, Condor Cycles, the team proved a cornerstone of domestic racing in the UK, led by successful team manager John Herety. The team managed to continue despite sponsorship woes, in large part thanks to the support of insurance firm JLT, which came on board as the primary sponsor in 2016. However, with time up on the contract with JLT, it looks as if the company ...

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Adam Blythe moves to Lotto-Soudal in career lifeline

Adam Blythe moves to Lotto-Soudal in career lifeline

Joe Robinson 17 Sep 2018 The 28-year-old Brit manages to reverse Aqua Blue bad fortune with move back to WorldTour Adam Blythe has been offered a career lifeline as he signs for Belgian WorldTour team Lotto Soudal for the 2019 season. Blythe was one of 15 riders to find themselves suddenly without a team following the immediate decision of Aqua Blue Sport to shut down the ProContinental squad. Announced via its Twitter page, the Irish team confirmed that it would not reapply for its ProContinental licence in 2019 citing a lack of wildcard invitations to WorldTour racing and a volatile relationship with bike provider 3T. Things then deteriorated with the team announcing it would not be attending any more races in 2018 and that all riders were out of contract with immediate effect. So late in the season, riders were left with the difficult task of securing new contracts despite ...

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Yates steps out of Sky shadows to reign in Spain

Yates steps out of Sky shadows to reign in Spain

After many years of promise, Yates secures first grand tour victory having taken a different path from Team Sky's big-budget approach Read the full article at Yates steps out of Sky shadows to reign in Spain on VeloNews.com .

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Mas nets stage win and second overall in Vuelta a Espana

Enric Mas (Quick-Step Floors)

In one fell swoop in the Vuelta a España on Saturday, up-and-coming Spaniard Enric Mas ( Quick-Step Floors ) secured both second overall in his home race and his first stage win in a Grand Tour to boot. The symbolism of Mas replacing Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) - a rider 15 years his senior and who sank from second to fifth on the Vuelta's second Pyrenean stage - as Spain's top podium finisher in the 2018 Vuelta was hard to miss too. Mas is widely seen as representative of a new generation of racers in his country - and further afield, too - and last year he was tipped by Alberto Contador as a possible successor, too. And although whether he can really follow Contador's wheel tracks remains to be seen, the young racer from Mallorca certainly exceeded expectations on stage 20 of the Vuelta, narrowly outduelling Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana ...

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Winder on track for worlds with Ardèche stage win

Winder on track for worlds with Ardèche stage win

Ruth Winder wins stage 3 from the breakaway and takes overall lead, showing strong form ahead of world road championships. Read the full article at Winder on track for worlds with Ardèche stage win on VeloNews.com .

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