Bauke Mollema solos his way to victory at il Lombardia

Il Lombardia winner's jersey 2019 (picture LaPresse)

Trek-Segafredo rider wins season's final Monument riding last 18 kilometres alone

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Bauke Mollema solos his way to victory at il Lombardia (+ video)

Bauke Mollema wins 2019 il Lombardia (picture credit LaPresse)

Trek-Segafredo rider wins season's final Monument riding last 18 kilometres alone

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Where have all the women’s bikes gone? A look inside an ever-changing market

I had my first experience with the women’s specific movement in 2002. “I ride a Trek 6700 WSD,” my 12-year old self would say, smugly, to my friends. They didn’t know what on earth I was talking about, and neither did I. But I was hooked on clarifying to all who would listen that my … The post Where have all the women’s bikes gone? A look inside an ever-changing market 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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The race to get a new world champion his bike

When a drenched, elated Mads Pedersen crossed the finish line in Harrogate last Sunday as the new world champion, one race had come to an end. Over the Atlantic, in Trek’s headquarters in Waterloo, Wisconsin, another was just beginning. The challenge: to turn around a new bike, deserving of a world champion, in time for … The post The race to get a new world champion his bike 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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Check out Lizzie Deignan's World Championships Trek Emonda

Joe Robinson 1 Oct 2019 Racing on home roads, Deignan put in a spirited ride but eventually fell up short Lizzie Deignan did all the right things just in the wrong order when trying to win the elite women's World Championships last weekend. A once in a lifetime opportunity, the race passed her Otley family home. She was even afforded the chance to ride through the town ahead of the peloton, passing her Nan who had erected a huge sign saying 'Lizzie'. It gave her the motivation to follow Annemiek Van Vleuten's race-winning attack on Lofthouse , it gave the determination to force the chase group for almost 60km in pursuit and to chase down every attack that followed. But eventually, motivation and determination were not enough for Deignan on the day. She faded, understandably so, eventually finishing 31st, 5 minutes 20 seconds adrift of Van Vleuten. Image 3 of ...

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Bahrain-Merida terminates contract with Rohan Dennis

Bahrain-Merida terminates contract with Rohan Dennis

Joe Robinson 30 Sep 2019 Austrlian parts way with team following season of sponsor controversy Bahrain-Merida have terminated their contract with elite men's time trial World Championships Rohan Dennis with immediate effect. In a short press release, the team confirmed the two-deal had been brought to an end and that the decision had been made prior to last week's World Championships in Yorkshire . 'The team terminated its contract with Mr Dennis on 13th September 2019. This termination has not previously been made public to allow Mr Dennis an undisturbed preparation for the UCI 2019 Road World Championships,' read the statment. 'Mr Dennis has referred the termination to the UCI Arbitral Board. Against this background, no further comment will be made at this time.' The dispute between the two parties began during the Tour de France when Dennis abandoned the race on Stage 12 without a publicly stated reason. It ...

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Bahrain-Merida terminate contract with Rohan Dennis

Bahrain-Merida terminate contract with Rohan Dennis

Joe Robinson 30 Sep 2019 Australian parts ways with team following season of sponsor controversy Bahrain-Merida have terminated their contract with elite men's time trial World Championships Rohan Dennis with immediate effect. In a short press release, the team confirmed the two-deal had been brought to an end and that the decision had been made prior to last week's World Championships in Yorkshire . 'The team terminated its contract with Mr Dennis on 13th September 2019. This termination has not previously been made public to allow Mr Dennis an undisturbed preparation for the UCI 2019 Road World Championships,' read the statment. 'Mr Dennis has referred the termination to the UCI Arbitral Board. Against this background, no further comment will be made at this time.' The dispute between the two parties began during the Tour de France when Dennis abandoned the race on Stage 12 without a publicly stated reason. It ...

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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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Megan Jastrab wins junior women’s World Championships Road Race

Megan Jastrab wins junior women’s World Championships Road Race

Joseph Delves 27 Sep 2019 Late attack sees another American win ahead of Belgian Julie de Wilde American Megan Jastrab launched a late attack to win the Junior Women's Road Race at the 2019 World Championships and secure another success for the US at this year's Worlds. Coming into the last few kilometres of the 215km race, Jastrab escaped the pack with Russia's Aigul Gareeva on a technical turn on the closing circuit. Gareeva, having won the women's time trial earlier in the week, was initially unwilling to work with her American counterpart, realising Jastrab would likely have the better of her in the sprint. Eventually, though, the threat of the bunch looming behind her convinced her to take a turn, but even then, by the finish line they had only a small advantage left to play with. That was just enough for Jastrab to stay clear in the run ...

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Junior World Champs win leads to WorldTour contract with Trek-Segafredo for Quinn Simmons

Junior World Champs win leads to WorldTour contract with Trek-Segafredo for Quinn Simmons

Joe Delves 27 Sep 2019 18-year-old American's dominant win leads to two-year contract in the pro ranks New Junior World Road Race champion Quinn Simmons is to skip the under-23 category and move straight to WorldTour level after Trek-Segafredo announcing they have signed the 18-year-old American to a pro contract. Already ahead of the curve as the only junior rider seemingly able to already grow a beard, Simmons was barely out of the showers having claimed an emphatic win in the junior road race yesterday before the team announced his signing. Team News We are thrilled to announce 2 signings of 2 World Champions! Join us in welcoming Junior Road World Champion @QuinnSimmons9 who signed for 2 years starting in 2020, and Junior Time Trial World Champion Antonio Tiberi (joining the team in 2021 for 2 years). pic.twitter.com/RC9R2tvPUh — Trek-Segafredo (@TrekSegafredo) September 26, 2019 His efforts in the rain yesterday ...

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Quinn Simmons headed to Trek-Segafredo in 2020

Recently crowned junior world champion Quinn Simmons heads to Trek-Segafredo for 2020. Read the full article at Quinn Simmons headed to Trek-Segafredo in 2020 on VeloNews.com .

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Check out Bauke Mollema's incredible 1x Trek Madone for the World Championships

Joe Robinson 26 Sep 2019 The Dutchman backs himself to tackle 3,645m, 285km course on a 1x 52t chainring (Photos: Peter Stuart) Bauke Mollema’s Trek Madone proves the Dutch are coming to play at the World Championships in Harrogate, Yorkshire, his current setup suggesting the Dutchman will complete the course on a single chainring. The 32-year-old will be part of the Netherlands eight-man team trying to guide race favourite Mathieu van der Poel to elite men’s rainbow jersey. The current cyclocross World Champion, Van der Poel enters the race clear favourite, tipped by most to take the title at his first attempt. At 285km it will be the second-longest race day of the season after Milan-San Remo - only with a considerable amount more of climbing - and Mollema will be among Van der Poel’s seven domestiques, attempting to manipulate the race in his teammate's favour. Such a demanding day ...

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Deignan hoping 'home advantage' will propel her to rainbow jersey at Yorkshire Worlds

Lizzie Armitstead quest for Rio

Joe Robinson 19 Sep 2019 Local knowledge could be difference for Deignan as she races for second-career World Title Lizzie Deignan believes the pressure of being home favourite at the World Championships in Yorkshire next week can help spur her to a second-career rainbow jersey. The Otley-native will lead the Great Britain elite women’s team in the road race on Saturday 28th September. Starting in Bradford and finishing in with three laps of the circuit in Harrogate, the 149km race will pass through Otley and past Deignan’s childhood home. This home advantage has seen expectation placed on Deignan to put in a good performance, but she believes the biggest pressure will be self-imposed with the 30-year-old realising the unique opportunity Harrogate presents. ‘There’s definitely more pressure, no doubt about it, but it’s probably more for myself,’ Deignan told Cyclist . ‘It’s an amazing opportunity that not many athletes get in ...

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Madrid Challenge: Hosking overcomes tough season with a sprint win

Madrid Challenge: Hosking overcomes tough season with a sprint win

Australian Chloe Hosking took a morale boosting victory on the second and final stage of the Madrid Challenge, sprinting home comfortably ahead of Trek Segafredo's Letizia Paternoster in the 98km criterium around the streets of the Spanish capital.

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No room for world number one Lorena Wiebes in Dutch Worlds squad

No room for world number one Lorena Wiebes in Dutch Worlds squad

George Smith 10 Sep 2019 Even with the notable absence of Ellen van Dijk, the Dutch squad is still packed with talent Ellen van Dijk has been ruled out of the upcoming UCI World Championships after a crash at the Boels Ladies Tour left her with a broken humerus and fractured pelvis - but even that wasn’t enough for the UCI women’s highest-ranked rider, Lorena Wiebes, to secure a spot in Yorkshire. Van Dijk, the Trek-Segafredo rider, will be out for a sustained period of time in a big blow to Dutch hopes of glory. Her impressive list of victories spans across road and track, and she is currently ITT European Champion. ‘Not so lucky in my second crash of the week,’ she said on Twitter. ‘Will stay in hospital for a couple of days where they will do surgery later this week on my humerus. Six weeks no walking ...

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Transfer round-up: What do the comings and goings mean for the WorldTour teams?

Transfer round-up: What do the comings and goings mean for the WorldTour teams?

Joseph Delves 5 Sep 2019 Now well into the part of the season where riders get itchy feet, we recap who’s making moves ahead of next year Who’s staying put, who’s moving on, and what does it mean for the WorldTour teams? Team Ineos Only one transfer announced here. But it’s a big one. Adding to its three existing Grand Tour winners, Team Ineos have pinched Giro winner Richard Carapaz from rivals Movistar . Recruiting another sergeant in support of the reign without end, the team now has more GC winners than there are Grand Tours in the year. Movistar Despite doing well in the current Vuelta a Espana , there’s turbulence on the horizon for the Spanish team. Formerly accused of having too many leaders, it might soon have not nearly enough. First, Nairo Quintana is off to ProConti outfit Arkéa Samsic along with Winner Anacona. Perhaps even worse ...

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Transfers round-up: What do the comings and goings mean for the WorldTour teams?

Transfers round-up: What do the comings and goings mean for the WorldTour teams?

Joseph Delves 5 Sep 2019 Now well into the part of the season where riders get itchy feet, we recap who’s making moves ahead of next year Who’s staying put, who’s moving on, and what does it mean for the WorldTour teams? Team Ineos Only one transfer announced here. But it’s a big one. Adding to its three existing Grand Tour winners, Team Ineos have pinched Giro winner Richard Carapaz from rivals Movistar . Recruiting another sergeant in support of the reign without end, the team now has more GC winners than there are Grand Tours in the year. Movistar Despite doing well in the current Vuelta a Espana , there’s turbulence on the horizon for the Spanish team. Formerly accused of having too many leaders, it might soon have not nearly enough. First, Nairo Quintana is off to ProConti outfit Arkéa Samsic along with Winner Anacona. Perhaps even worse ...

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Vuelta a Espana 2019: Philippe Gilbert soloes to Stage 12 win

Vuelta a Espana 2019: Philippe Gilbert soloes to Stage 12 win

Joseph Delves 5 Sep 2019 Gilbert denies Aranburu and Barceló in an unexpectedly quiet day for the GC Philippe Gilbert (Deceuninck-QuickStep) won Stage 12 of the 2019 Vuelta a Espana ahead of fellow breakaway escapees Alexander Aranburu (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA) and Fernando Barceló (Euskadi-Murias), while behind them GC race stayed largely unaffected. Belgium's Gilbert won the 171km stage from Circuito de Navarra to Bilbao by just three seconds in the end, holding off the Spanish duo on the rapid descent to the finish after breaking clear towards the top of the late 3rd category climb of the Alto de Arraiz, which they crested inside 8km of the finish. Movistar's Marc Soler led the peloton in 3 minutes later, with all the main GC contenders safely together. How the stage unfolded With a climb towards the beginning of the stage, it wasn’t until afterwards that riders started getting away. Despite the ...

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