Schurter tops Cooper in Nove Mesto

Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM MTB Racing) and Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus)

The third round of the World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic, saw two lead changes in three days, with Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM) losing the lead to Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) in the Short Track (XCC) on Friday and then regaining it on Sunday with his second win of the season in the Cross-country (XCO). The race began with chaos, as three crashes happened within the first 150 metres. The worst affected of the top riders was fifth ranked Mathias Flueckiger (Thomus RN Racing), who went down hard, hitting his face and losing contact with the front of the race. He would eventually abandon. The next to be hit with misfortune was XCC winner Sam Gaze (Specialized), who flatted on the start loop, far from the tech zone. By the time he got going again he was more than three minutes back and also abandoned. At the front, it ...

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Langvad, Gaze win Short Track races in Nove Mesto

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Giro Stage 20: Roman Holiday

Roma Circut Race, 115km Time to finish off in grand style... by getting a few wheels caught in tram tracks. What’s It About? Finishing off in grand style. Did you not read the last sentence? AFP/Getty Images Stage Details Mappa of-a the tappa: Profile Giro stage 21 All sorts of Roman traffic speed records will be set tomorrow, as the peloton zooms through the Eternal City with nary a hint of traffic. Rome has its share of hills — seven of them, perhaps you’ve heard? -- and the race catches maybe three or four. Coming around the Roman Forum the riders will traverse the Capitoline and Palatine Hills. Heading south, they may or may not catch some of the Aventine Hill. And for sure, at the north end, they rise up and descend from the Quirinal Hill, which drops into the majestic Piazza del Popolo via a narrow city road ...

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Giro Stage 21: Roman Holiday

Roma Circut Race, 115km Time to finish off in grand style... by getting a few wheels caught in tram tracks. What’s It About? Finishing off in grand style. Did you not read the last sentence? AFP/Getty Images Stage Details Mappa of-a the tappa: Profile Giro stage 21 All sorts of Roman traffic speed records will be set tomorrow, as the peloton zooms through the Eternal City with nary a hint of traffic. Rome has its share of hills — seven of them, perhaps you’ve heard? -- and the race catches maybe three or four. Coming around the Roman Forum the riders will traverse the Capitoline and Palatine Hills. Heading south, they may or may not catch some of the Aventine Hill. And for sure, at the north end, they rise up and descend from the Quirinal Hill, which drops into the majestic Piazza del Popolo via a narrow city road ...

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Buyer's guide: best fingerless summer cycling gloves and mitts

BikesEtc 25 May 2018 You weren’t thinking of ditching the gloves just because the weather’s warmed up, were you? Warmer weather means you can finally do away with things like gloves when you’re on the bike, right? Well, you can pack your long-fingered, fleece-lined winter warmers away for a few months, but riding without hand protection is a bad idea. First, your hands tend to get sweaty when you exercise in warm weather. This can lead to hands slipping from bars or fingers sliding off of gears or brake levers. Which leads us to the second reason you should always wear gloves: if you find yourself taking an unexpected tumble, your hands will be among the first things to hit the ground. See related How to become a better climber in just one month Buyer's guide: best disc brake wheels How fit are you really? Whether you land on tarmac, ...

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11spd: This week's best new bike gear

11spd: This week's best new bike gear

This week we have you covered head to toe, inside and outside. We've got gear bags with compartments for everything from helmets to shoes. We've got Matcha for when you ride and chocolate protein for after. And we've even got gels and sprays for torn skin after you crash. Read on for the best 11 products to land at our Colorado offices recently. Best women’s road bikes for 2018: 9 of the best Easily and cheaply convert your bike into an e-bike with the Revos 5 things we learned riding the Paris Roubaix Challenge Dakine Hot Laps Gripper The latest addition to Dakine’s Hot Laps line isn’t a new hip pack; it's a trail-side repair kit you strap to your bike. The Hot Laps Gripper shown here is loaded with a 29er inner tube, two CO2 canisters, a tire lever and muli-tool. £19 / $22 / AU$29.95 Buy the Dakine ...

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Giro d'Italia: Australian team still on track for first Grand Tour victory

Mitchelton-Scott during stage 18 at the Giro d'Italia

Giro d’Italia leader Simon Yates' loss of 28 seconds to defending champion Tom Dumoulin (Sunweb) on the road to Prato Nervoso on Thursday now leaves the Mitchelton-Scott leader just 28 seconds ahead of the Dutchman overall, with three stages of the race remaining. While Yates battles to net Mitchelton-Scott the Giro win in Italy – which would be the first Grand Tour victory for an Australian team – directeur sportif Matt White has made moves to reassure both fans and indeed the squad that it should be a case of business as usual in the mountains on Friday and Saturday before the race ends with a stage for the sprinters in Rome on Sunday. "Simon's a pure climber, and that was pretty flat and fast today in the final, so it's not ideal," said White at the finish. "But these next two days are real Alpine climbs and they fall ...

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The Dirt: Courtney 10th at Albstadt World Cup; Ironman may take over Breck Epic

The Dirt: Courtney 10th at Albstadt World Cup; Ironman may take over Breck Epic

American Kate Courtney lands a top-10 result at Albstadt MTB World Cup after strong showing in short track race. Read the full article at The Dirt: Courtney 10th at Albstadt World Cup; Ironman may take over Breck Epic on VeloNews.com .

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Btwin Ultra 920 review

Marc Abbott Thursday, May 24, 2018 - 10:08 A punchy all-rounder that makes the most of your pedalling input whether powering along on the flat or attacking a climb 4.6 / 5 £1,999 Enhanced by feedback from the French Btwin-sponsored development squad, the Ultra 920 is unashamedly pitched at the racer in all of us. Perhaps not what you’d expect from the in-house brand of sports superstore Decathlon. Beyond the bike’s racing credentials, it also sports a stunning paintjob – we’re suckers for a flash of pink… Frame B’twin claims its Ultra Evo Dynamic carbon-fibre frame is ‘the most advanced frame for tackling mountain climbs and winning the most demanding classic races’, and that it was ‘specially designed for the most climbers and sprinters’. Their U19 team ride this frame at races such as Liège-Bastogne-Liège, so this rings true. The frameset features an oversized, square-profile down tube and chunky head ...

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BMC Roadmachine 01 Two review: The endurance bike that thinks it’s a racer

Endurance road bikes have traditionally paired their softer ride qualities, slightly fatter tires, and mellower handling with more upright positioning, presumably to better suit the less-sporting aspirations of the people expected to buy them. However, what if you want all of those former performance qualities, but still want the bike to fit like a race … The post BMC Roadmachine 01 Two review: The endurance bike that thinks it’s a racer appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Wolf Tooth ReMote BellTower integrates Spurcycle bell into dropper lever

MINNEAPOLIS (BRAIN) — Wolf Tooth Components has released the ReMote BellTower, which integrates Spurcycle’s high-end brass and stainless steel bell with the handlebar clamp of Wolf Tooth’s ReMote dropper seatpost lever. Wolf Tooth stated: “Here at Wolf Tooth Components we're huge fans of the trail bell to announce our approach in a friendly, non-confrontational way. While almost any bell will do the trick, with it's sweet, clear sound and handsome design Spurcycle's U.S.-made Bell stands out both on the trail and on the handlebar. They're what we ride, but getting the ringer close enough to the grip while clearing some brake lever clamps can be a little tricky. Which is why we built the ReMote BellTower.” The BellTower is available now as a clamp upgrade kit ($19.95), built into a ReMote or ReMote Light Action lever ($69.95). or in limited quantities as a specially priced ReMote BellTower kit with a ...

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Best women’s road bikes for 2018: 9 of the best

Best women’s road bikes for 2018: 9 of the best

If you’re after a new women’s road bike, we’ve picked the cream of the crop to help you choose. Each of these bikes has been extensively ridden and tested by our team of expert reviewers. BikeRadar's Bike of the Year Awards 2018 Women's cycling news, reviews, interviews and more on BikeRadar Women Do I need a women's bike? Whether you’re after a bike for commuting, for racing or for enjoying long rides, we’ve got some great recommendations. If you're not sure what to expect for your money or what type of road bike to go for, our women’s road bike buyer’s guide has all the info you need to make the right decision based on your needs and budget. Our buyer's guide to what type of bike you should be riding in 2018 Women’s road bike of the year — Trek Domane SL 6 Disc Women's £3,000 / $3,499 / ...

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The Juliana Joplin wins women's Trail Bike of the Year 2018

The Juliana Joplin wins women's Trail Bike of the Year 2018

After months of testing, and more trails and terrain types than you can shake a stick at, it’s time to reveal that the winner of our 2018 women’s Trail Bike of the Year is the Juliana Joplin R. Bike of the Year 2018 Women's cycling news, reviews, interviews and more on BikeRadar Women The Joplin is a short-travel 29er with a playful nature that encourages you to ride further, faster and squeeze every last drop of fun out of the trail on whichever trail your find your wheels on. The Juliana Joplin R While many of the bikes in the women's trail category veered more towards the all-mountain or cross-country side of riding, the Joplin managed to handle everything that was thrown at it. Yes, it’s built for the XC side of things, but it’s very much on the trail side of XC rather than vice versa. It’s fast and ...

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Dygert-Owen recovering from concussion suffered in Amgen Women's Race

hloe Dygert (Team Twenty 20/Sho-Air) on the way to winning stage 3 of the Tour of The Gila

Chloe Dygert-Owen ( Twenty20 p/b Sho-Air ) is recovering from a concussion suffered in a crash during the opening stage of the Amgen Women's Race on May 17. The multi-time track world champion is hoping to be healthy ahead of the time trial at the USA Cycling Professional Championships in Knoxville on June 21. Dygert-Owen crashed in the closing kilometre of stage 1 at the Women's WorldTour event, as teams were leading out their sprinters for a bunch kick in Elk Grove. She later wrote in a social media post, which included a video of the crash, that she had been drifting back in the main field after finishing her role in the team's lead out when she crashed and hit her head against the pavement. Concussion for me, so sad to be out of the race. Was really looking forward to the next two days here at @amgentoc was ...

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Bernal set to make Tour de France debut after California victory

Team Sky's Egan Bernal is all smiles in Sacramento after winning the 2018 Tour of California title

After a hugely successful spring, Egan Bernal is set to make his Grand Tour debut at the Tour de France this year, Cyclingnews understands. The hugely talented 21-year-old Colombian joined Team Sky for the start of the 2018 season from Androni Giocattoli and has produced a string of superb performances, fast tracking his WorldTour career. He won the Colombia Oro y Paz in February and last week claimed his first WorldTour stage race victory at the Tour of California . In between, he won a stage and finished second overall at the Tour de Romandie, and was second overall at the Volta a Catalunya before crashing out on the final day. At the start of the season, it was thought Bernal would make his Grand Tour debut in his first year with Team Sky but that the opportunity was expected to come at the Vuelta a España later in the ...

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Giro d'Italia: Stage 16 finish line quotes

Magia rosa Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) during the stage 16 time trial at the Giro d'Italia

Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) - stage winner Obviously, I wanted to come here to win a stage and I was hoping for Israel to be that stage, but also this stage was a big target for me as well. To come here and repay the team for all their hard work and jump back into the top 10 is a big day for me. [Sixth place overall] Basically, I just have to hold on for as long as possible. There's going to be guys going crazy in the last week. I think there could be some guys hurting. I think that I'll be hurting a bit as well. It's an unknown for me, when it comes to GC, riding in the mountains in the third week, so I'm just going to take it each day and try and hold onto that top 10. Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott) - overall leader I'm ...

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Simon Yates keeps the Maglia Rosa as Rohan Dennis takes TT win in Giro Stage 16

Simon Yates keeps the Maglia Rosa as Rohan Dennis takes TT win in Giro Stage 16

Peter Stuart 22 May 2018 A fantastic effort from Simon Yates saw him fend off the big challenge of the Giro, as Dennis takes a strong overall win Rohan Dennis of Team BMC took a blistering victory at the 34.5km individual time trial into Roverto for Stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia, with a time of 40.00 and an average speed of 51.3kmh while a dramatic race for the Maglia Rosa ensued behind him where British race leader Simon Yates maintained his overall lead. Yates went into the time trial with 2 minute 11 second advantage over Tom Dumoulin who sat in 2nd place overall. The virtual maths was in full force as commentators tried to work out whether he would keep his Maglia Rosa. A surprisingly strong performance by Simon Yates to come in with a time of 41.37, and a performance from Dumoulin that fell just of his ...

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Maxime Marotte's Cannondale F-Si Hi-MOD — gallery

Maxime Marotte's Cannondale F-Si Hi-MOD — gallery

In what was a very exciting and closely fought race, French national champion Maxime Marotte rode to fourth place at the Albstadt round of the World Cup this past weekend, aboard this new Cannondale F-Si hardtail . Marotte kindly took some time on Saturday to talk us through the new bike that — like Marco Fontana’s bike which we featured earlier — was still set up for the inaugural short track race the evening before. Marco Fontana's Bianchi Methanol CV It looks like Nino isn't the only one on Eagle eTap Maxime Marotte Cannondale F-Si spec Frame: Cannondale F-Si Hi-MOD Fork: Cannondale Lefty Ocho Brakes: Shimano XTR Shift levers: Shimano XTR M9000 Rear derailleur: Shimano XTR M9000 Cassette/chain: Shimano XTR Crankset: Shimano XTR M9000 with Stages left arm power meter and 36t ring Wheelset: ENVE M525 Tyres: Schwalbe Thunderburt Handlebars: ENVE M5 flat Stem: Ritchey WCS C220 73D Pedals: Look ...

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Swiss Dominate Albstadt World Cup

Swiss Dominate Albstadt World Cup

After a hiatus of two months, the XCO (cross-country) UCI Mountain Bike World Cup resumed over the weekend in Albstadt, Germany, with Round 2. In addition to the usual cross-country events for Elite and Under-23 men and women, Albstadt hosted the first ever XCC competition - the Short Track.

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Chpt3 MonzaMilano kit review

Pete Muir Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 10:53 Beautifully made apparel inspired by the Giro d’Italia time-trial 4.0 / 5 Jersey £120, bibshorts £120, base layer £60, socks £20, cap £30 Anyone who has been following the career of David Millar since he retired as a pro rider will know that, in between writing the occasional book and popping up on ITV to put Ned Boulting straight during the Tour de France coverage, he has been developing his own cycling clothing line: Chpt3. The name Chpt3 refers to ‘chapter three’, as in the third phase of Millar’s cycling life. Chapter one was his well-documented rise to the top of the sport and subsequent fall when it was revealed that he had doped. Chapter two was his return to the sport and redemption (at least in the eyes of many fans) for his openness and advocacy of clean riding. The third ...

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