First ride review: Colnago V3Rs

Sam Challis Thursday, July 18, 2019 - 10:44 A route over some challenging Tuscan terrain provided a nice opportunity to start getting to know Colnago’s latest monocoque race bike Colnago chose the rolling hills and sterrati roads of Tuscany to launch the new V3Rs - the latest iteration of its monocoque, do-everything race bike. You can find all the details on the new release in our launch article . An 80km loop of the area provided the perfect test conditions to get an initial feel for the bike’s performance. Over the gravelly, chalk roads Tuscany is famous for the V3Rs’s stability stood out. While it was no doubt ably supported by the bike’s capacity to run wide tyres (our test bikes were specced with 28mm tyres) our route immediately took us on to a 6km section of white gravel and I was able to navigate the unfamiliar, loose surface with ...

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Cervélo goes back to gravel racing with the A Series

Burgundy gravel road bike

Cervélo launches all-new Áspero gravel platform

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9 of the best Tour de France riders to follow on Strava

2019 Tour De France Stage 10 Saint-Flour to Albi

Following any one of these riders is guaranteed to give you an inferiority complex

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Up to 48% off of Garmin Edge 820 & 520 GPS bike computers for Amazon Prime Day

The Edge 820 is reduced for Amazon Prime Day

Discounts on Garmin Edge bike computers and at least 32% off of wearable Garmin devices and smartwatches for Amazon Prime Day 2019

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Anti-doping bodies tipped off about possible use of doping agent at Tour de France

Anti-doping bodies tipped off about possible use of doping agent at Tour de France

Joe Robinson 15 Jul 2019 Rumours circulate about weight-reducing substance Aicar being used at Tour de France Anti-doping agencies have been put on high alert for the use of muscle-enhancing and fat reducing agent Aicar at the Tour de France . Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that tip-offs had been given by prominent figures within the sport that the drug had been reintroduced into the peloton in powder form. Additionally, WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) also confirmed that it had been warned in June to increase its search for Aicar in doping tests by an individual that is already involved with dope testing within the sport. It is believed that this individual highlighted riders currently at the Tour de France as likely to be taking the substance. It is also rumoured that riders are even taking the substance in powder form at the ongoing Tour de France with some potentially being ...

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Anti-doping bodies tipped off about use of doping agent at Tour de France

Anti-doping bodies tipped off about use of doping agent at Tour de France

Joe Robinson 15 Jul 2019 Rumours circulate about weight-reducing substance Aicar being used at Tour de France Anti-doping agencies have been put on high alert for the use of muscle-enhancing and fat reducing agent Aicar at the Tour de France . Dutch newspaper De Telegraaf reported that tip-offs had been given by prominent figures within the sport that the drug had been reintroduced into the peloton in powder form. Additionally, WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) also confirmed that it had been warned in June to increase its search for Aicar in doping tests by an individual that is already involved with dope testing within the sport. It is believed that this individual highlighted riders currently at the Tour de France as likely to be taking the substance. It is also rumoured that riders are even taking the substance in powder form at the ongoing Tour de France with some potentially being ...

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Kate Courtney sweeps MTB World Cup races in Les Gets

Kate Courtney won the cross-country and short-track cross-country races at the World Cup round in Les Gets, France Read the full article at Kate Courtney sweeps MTB World Cup races in Les Gets on VeloNews.com .

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Schurter solos to victory in Les Gets

Nino Schurter  (Scott-SRAM MTB Racing) wins his 32nd World Cup

With a last lap attack, Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM) scored the 32nd World Cup victory of his career on Sunday in Les Gets, France . Schurter has moved to within one win of Julien Absalon's all-time record. The race proved to be tactical, with a select group forming at the front on the first lap. Dry, dusty and hot conditions at 1,200 metres of altitude on a circuit with lots of climbing seemed to make riders cautious from attacking too early. A group formed containing Schurter, Gerhard Kerschbaumer (Torpado Ursus), Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory), Stephane Tempier (Bianchi Countervail), Ondrej Cink (Kross Racing), Jordan Sarrou (Absolite-Absalon), David Valero (MMR Factory) and Peter Disera (Norco Factory). Significantly, World Cup number-two ranked Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) did not make the lead group, and seemed to been struggling from the start, dropping as low as 45th before finally recovering slightly in the last two ...

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Italian cyclist, 16, recovering after being impaled on two huge track splinters

Velodrome interior (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 by Hugo Cardoso:Flickr)

Lorenzo Gobbi needed 200 stitches after operation to remove pieces of track

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Italian rider impaled by huge splinter at European Junior Track Championships

Action from the final day at the UCI Track World Cup in London

17-year-old Lorenzo Gobbo was seriously injured when he was impaled by a half-metre long splinter in a crash during the Junior and U23 European Track Championships at the Eddy Merckx velodrome in Gent on Friday. Gobbo was competing in the scratch race when a number of riders crashed and a huge piece of the track was lifted by a hard impact from a pedal. The splinter went through Gobbo's back, puncturing his lung. The Italian was rushed to the Jan Palfijn hospital and underwent a three-hour surgery to remove the splinter, and is expected to recover fully. Gobbo understandably does not feel like returning to the track at the moment, but kept his sense of humor, according to Frank Glorieux, director of the Wielerbond Vlaanderen. "I just visited him again," Glorieux said, according to Sporza.be. "He is on intensive care. He has not had the best night, but he has ...

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Van der Poel and Courtney take Short Track openers at Les Gets World Cup

Kate Courtney (Scott- SRAM MTB Racing)

The Mountain Bike World Cup moved to the French Alps in Les Gets for round four on Friday. While not as high as last week's races in Andorra, riders still had to contend with an altitude of 1,200 metres and dry, dusty conditions on a rough grass track with steep climbing. Racing began with the XCC (Short Track), and the women's race was whittled down to a lead group of 10 riders with two laps to go in the seven-lap race, when world champion and World Cup leader Kate Courtney (Scott-SRAM) attacked on the first climb of the second-to-last lap. Pauline Ferrand Prevot (Canyon Factory), Germany's Elizabeth Brandau and Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory) formed the chase group, but could not make any headway on the seven-second gap Courtney opened on her way to winning her second XCC of the season, extending her lead in the overall standings. Ferrand Prevot took ...

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Top 12 quotes from the first week of the Tour de France

Supported by It’s been a thrilling and unpredictable first week of the Tour de France. After seven of the 21 stages here’s a look back at who said what during the first week: “Tactics? Nerves, stress, risks — all these are more important than tactics in cycling.” — Nairo Quintana’s Movistar boss Eusebio Unzue waves his arms … The post Top 12 quotes from the first week of the Tour de France appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Manitou’s new Mezzer enduro fork and a butt-hugging seat by BiSaddle

It's First Look Friday time!

Plus kit from Hayes, Red Bull and Pro Bike Tool

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Vos a contender for rainbow jersey at Yorkshire Worlds after dominant Giro Rosa

Marianne Vos (CCC-Liv) has won three stages so far at the Giro Rosa

Last year's runner-up, Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio ( CCC-Liv ) was one of the favourites for an overall podium place at the Giro d'Italia Internazionale Femminile . But as the South African climber struggles on the lower end of the top-10, her teammate Marianne Vos has given the team three stage wins so far during the 10-day race. Her success indicates that she is on track toward being a serious contender for another rainbow jersey at the Yorkshire World Championships in September. "The pure joy of a stage victory," Vos wrote in a post on social media after her stage 7 victory. "Thanks CCC-Liv for the trust and support. A win from all of us. Had to dig deep until the end, but definitely worth it." Moolman-Pasio had a solid start to this year's race and moved into third place overall after the first real mountain stage to Lago di Cancano. She ...

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With new investment, Velofix expands with corporate vans

Editor's note: A version of the following story appears in the July 1 issue of BRAIN. VANCOUVER, British Columbia (BRAIN) — With a significant new investment from a clean technology fund , mobile service franchiser Velofix is jump-starting its growth with plans to add 30 corporate-owned vans in the U.S. and Canada in the next 12 months. The company-owned vans will be in addition to those owned by Velofix franchisees, who currently operate vans in 120 territories in North America. Velofix has hired retail industry veteran and author Donny Perry, who will open the U.S. headquarters in Austin, Texas, to support the corporate vans and franchisee operations. In the coming year, Velofix will become a much larger operation, with plans to add 20 new employees in Austin and at its offices in Vancouver, plus 50-60 new mechanics to operate the corporate vans, CEO and co-founder Chris Guillemet said. Besides the ...

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Tour de France: Teuns wins atop La Planche des Belles Filles

Dylan Teuns wins stage 6 at the 2019 Tour de France

Stage 6 was billed as the first ‘real test’ of the 2019 Tour de France, and indeed there were plenty of developments on La Planche des Belles Filles. Dylan Teuns (Bahrain-Merida) claimed stage honours, using the final steep ramps to pull away from breakaway companion Giulio Ciccone (Trek-Segafredo), for whom consolation came in the form of the yellow jersey he wrestled from Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep). As for the much-anticipated clues in the battle for the overall title, Geraint Thomas brushed off the doubts surrounding his pre-race form and staked a strong claim to leadership of Team Ineos, while Romain Bardet (AG2R La Mondiale) suffered a major blow to his hopes of improving on his 2016 and 2017 podiums. This was the fourth appearance of La Planche des Belles Filles in the past eight editions of the Tour, though it was a very different proposition to 2012, 2014, and 2017. Not ...

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Scott’s brand new 2020 Gambler 900 Tuned hopes to play its cards right

Scott Gambler 900 Tuned downhill mountain bike

We got a first look at the latest iteration of Scott's Gambler DH bike and ask the question "is this one a full house?"

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BMC’s slick, new, integrated URS gravel bike

Grey and blue gravel road bike

All-new UNRESTRICTED brings BMC off-road performance and innovation to gravel

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Specialized’s World Cup-winning Demo 29 finally hits the market

Specialized Demo Race 29

The bike has been in open development for several years

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BMC Unrestricted URS 2020 first-ride review: Gravel bike or MTB?

BMC URS TWO Unrestricted 2020 gravel bike

It wasn’t long ago that we thought of gravel as a fringe discipline of road cycling, a discipline where niche brands like Salsa Cycles had a near monopoly. Now you’ll be hard pressed to find a single global bike brand that doesn’t have a bike dedicated to gravel. BMC only recently dipped its toes into … The post BMC Unrestricted URS 2020 first-ride review: Gravel bike or MTB? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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