Nibali returns to the Giro d’Italia with new team Trek-Segafredo

Giro, Olympics, and Worlds to form the center of Nibali's schedule as he takes on leadership duties at new team. Read the full article at Nibali returns to the Giro d’Italia with new team Trek-Segafredo on VeloNews.com .

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Rider gets close to riding 1,000km in 24 hours on Zwift

Rider gets close to riding 1,000km in 24 hours on Zwift

Joe Robinson 7 Nov 2019 Ed Veal sets new Zwift record, raising $30,000 for charity in the process One Canadian cyclist has set a new Zwift distance record, riding close to 1,000km in a 24-hour period. Ed Veal managed to cover an impressive 952.6km in one turbo trainer rider across 24 hours as part of a charity drive for software company Splunk. The 43-year-old from Ontario completed the feat at Splunk's 2019 conference and helped raise $30,000 (£23,000) for cycling advocacy group People for Bikes. Veal - who rode in Trek-Segafredo , Spunk-sponsored kit - was a former track rider who represented Canada in the team pursuit at the 2016 track cycling World Championships. Posting his ride to Strava , Veal averaged 221w for the 24-hour ride with an average speed of 25.4kmh around the Watopia course. According to the app, Veal also burned 17,678 calories and maintained an average ...

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World number 1, Lorena Wiebes, is reportedly looking to leave Parkhotel Valkenburg

Supported by The number-one-ranked rider in women’s road cycling, Lorena Wiebes, is reportedly looking for a way out of her contract with Parkhotel Valkenburg. The 20-year-old Dutchwoman has had a breakout year, claiming 15 victories including eight Women’s WorldTour races and the Dutch road title. She ends the season atop the UCI’s individual World Ranking. In 2017, … The post World number 1, Lorena Wiebes, is reportedly looking to leave Parkhotel Valkenburg appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Gallery: Bikes, kit and famous faces at the Rouleur Classic show

Joseph Delves 1 Nov 2019 Some of the best bits from the annual Rouleur Classic Words and photography Joseph Delves The Rouleur Classic is an annual celebration of all things road racing. Held in the swanky surroundings of Victoria House in Bloomsbury, London, you’ll need to pop on your smart shoes and cough up a decent chunk for tickets. However, in exchange, you’ll get free drinks all night (on opening night), along with the chance to pester several decades’ worth of cycling champions for their autograph. Image 5 of 183 Image 5 of 183 Divided between a theatre where the great and good hold forth, and an exhibition stacked with the latest bikes and kit; first on stage was British Cycling’s latest track bike . Created by British brands Lotus and Hope, it was introduced by Tony Purnell, GB Cycling’s head of technology. Thereafter deposited on a pedestal in the ...

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Giulio Ciccone Q&A: Rider looking to learn from Nibali before taking over team leadership

Jack Elton-Walters 1 Nov 2019 Young Italian will support his older compatriot before looking ahead to his own leadership opportunities. Photos: Joseph Delves Giulio Ciccone's 2019 season has been one filled with significant achievements and very few notable setbacks. Although it wasn't quite a breakthrough year – Ciccone won a stage of the Giro d'Italia back in 2016 aged just 21 – this year certainly brought his talent to the attention of a far wider audience, both in the peloton and among cycling fans. Heading his list of accomplishments in 2019 are two stage wins and the KOM jersey at the Giro, along with a second place stage finish at the Tour de France , which was enough to move him into the yellow jersey for a day. If it hadn't been for the climbing antics of Julian Alaphilippe, Ciccone could have held the jersey for a couple more days ...

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Pedal Me offers free rides to vote on Dec 12; New Trek-Segafredo kit; Ukad could charge Freeman; Blythe hangs his wheels up; Killer New Orleans driver “must have been blind drunk”; + more on the live blog

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Ukad could charge Freeman; Pedal Me offers free rides to vote on Dec 12; New Trek-Segafredo; Blythe hangs his wheels up; Killer New Orleans driver “must have been blind drunk”; + more on the live blog

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Nairo Quintana's Arkea-Samsic miss out on 2020 WorldTour as Cofidis move up

Nairo Quintana's Arkea-Samsic miss out on 2020 WorldTour as Cofidis move up

Joe Robinson 24 Oct 2019 Cofidis only new team in WorldTour for 2020 as Dimension Data retain their spot Nairo Quintana 's new team Arkea-Samsic have missed out on a WorldTour licence for 2020 as Cofidis return to cycling's top flight for the first time since 2009. The UCI published the list of teams that have met the requirements to be part of the WorldTour and have therefore been offered a licence for the 2020 season. It was believed that the UCI would be upping the number of teams in the WorldTour for 2020 from 18 to 20 with Arkea-Samsic, Direct Energie, Israel Cycling Academy and Cofidis all competing for those two new spots. As it stands, only Cofidis and Israel Cycling Academy will be moving from ProContinental level to WorldTour for next season. French team Cofidis have been awarded the licence providing they meet the 'administrative, ethical, financial, organisational ...

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A minimum wage in women's cycling might be a win, but it could also be a loss

A minimum wage in women's cycling might be a win, but it could also be a loss

Genevieve Whitson 22 Oct 2019 A positive step on first look but there is still trouble ahead for women's cycling even after the introduction of a minimum wage The news that the UCI will introduce a minimum wage for the women’s peloton in 2020 certainly sounds like a win, at least initially. The recently announced minimum wage will start at €15,000 for the first year, with plans to grow it incrementally over the next three years so it reaches up to €27,500 by 2022 and becomes equal to ProContinental men’s teams by 2023. Unfortunately, not every woman racing on a pro team will be entitled to the minimum wage. Due to financial limitations within the women’s peloton, only women with contracts to race with the highest tiered teams will be entitled to this. Adding more financial pressure No one objects to a minimum wage and a new era of professionalism ...

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Trek-Segafredo ride into 2020 with wind at backs

The American-licensed team ended the season with a string of success and will look to carry momentum into next season with the arrival of new stars, young and old. Read the full article at Trek-Segafredo ride into 2020 with wind at backs on VeloNews.com .

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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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