Men’s teams of 2020: Who’s moving up, who’s dropping down, and what it means

The teams applying for WorldTour and ProTeam licenses in the 2020 season, the implications for pro cycling, and how they sit in the UCI's new structural and regulatory landscape. The post Men’s teams of 2020: Who’s moving up, who’s dropping down, and what it means 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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Power Analysis: How Tadej Pogačar won stage 20 of the Vuelta a España

The revelation of the 2019 Vuelta a España, Tadej Pogačar won three stages and attacked his way onto the final podium. Today, we examine his power data from the final two stages, including his victory on stage 20. Read the full article at Power Analysis: How Tadej Pogačar won stage 20 of the Vuelta a España on VeloNews.com .

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Watch: ‘Behind the Smile’ – the Esteban Chaves documentary

Esteban Chaves is undoubtedly one of the most popular riders in the pro peloton. Since joining the WorldTour with Orica GreenEDGE (now Mitchelon-SCOTT), the charismatic Colombian has developed a cult following – as much for his climbing as his cheerful demeanour and near-constant smile. He’s also produced some excellent results, including podium finishes and stage … The post Watch: ‘Behind the Smile’ – the Esteban Chaves documentary appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: 18 things to know about the elite men’s Worlds road race

The 2019 Road World Championships conclude this Sunday with the elite men’s road race. It’s one of the biggest and most important days of racing on the men’s calendar and it’s the race that decides who will wear the rainbow bands for the next year. Ahead of Sunday’s race, here’s your guide to the course, … The post Preview: 18 things to know about the elite men’s Worlds road race appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Preview: Can Rohan Dennis win his second time trial world title?

Rohan Dennis goes into Wednesday’s World Championships time trial as the defending champ and, realistically, the rider to beat. But it’s been far from a smooth run-in for the enigmatic Australian, who left the Tour de France in mysterious circumstances and hasn’t raced since. In the past two seasons Dennis has raced the Vuelta in … The post Preview: Can Rohan Dennis win his second time trial world title? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Power Analysis: Tadej Pogacar’s Vuelta a España, part 2

The revelation of the 2019 Vuelta a España, Tadej Pogačar won three stages and attacked his way onto the final podium. Today, we examine his power data from the second half of the race. Read the full article at Power Analysis: Tadej Pogacar’s Vuelta a España, part 2 on VeloNews.com .

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Power Analysis: Tadej Pogacar’s Vuelta España, part 1

The revelation of the 2019 Vuelta a España, Tadej Pogačar won three stages and attacked his way onto the final podium. Today, we examine his power data from the first half of the race. Read the full article at Power Analysis: Tadej Pogacar’s Vuelta España, part 1 on VeloNews.com .

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PYSO: the Vuelta wraps ups, plus Canadian WorldTour races, and Tour of Britain

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obby Julich and Gus Morton get you up to speed on what went down in the final week of the Vuelta a España, the Canadian WorldTour races, and the Tour of Britain. Read the full article at PYSO: the Vuelta wraps ups, plus Canadian WorldTour races, and Tour of Britain on VeloNews.com .

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Roglic leads Slovenia to Yorkshire worlds

Roglic leads Slovenia to Yorkshire worlds

Fresh from winning the Vuelta a España, the Slovenian Cycling Federation has unsurprisingly selected Primoz Roglic to lead its team at the UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire.

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VN Podcast: The Vuelta’s generational shift; wait or race; World Cup winner Maghalie Rochette

Why this year's Vuelta a España was a race of the past, present, and future. Plus, Maghalie Rochette takes us inside her cyclocross World Cup win. Read the full article at VN Podcast: The Vuelta’s generational shift; wait or race; World Cup winner Maghalie Rochette on VeloNews.com .

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The weekly spin: The Grand Tour Domino Effect

A gust of wind in southeast France, a patch of slippery pavement in Andorra, a touch of wheels in Italy, and three grand tour winners who might never have been. The Vuelta a España is over and the 2019 Grand Tour season is finished. As I look back, I’ve been playing the what-if game. What … The post The weekly spin: The Grand Tour Domino Effect appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Photo gallery: Guts and glory in the Vuelta’s final act

In a few years’ time, when we look back at the 2019 Vuelta a España, a few key storylines will stand out in memory. Primoz Roglic becoming the first Slovenian to win a Grand Tour will be one of them. So too Sergio Higuita’s first WorldTour win, in his first Grand Tour, just four months … The post Photo gallery: Guts and glory in the Vuelta’s final act appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Valverde looks ahead to worlds defense after seventh Vuelta podium

Valverde looks ahead to worlds defense after seventh Vuelta podium

There isn't much left to say about Alejandro Valverde after the Movistar rider strode on to his seventh Vuelta a España podium.

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Roglic wins La Vuelta after Jakobsen takes the finale

Roglic wins La Vuelta after Jakobsen takes the finale

With Primoz Roglic assured of the overall victory it was Fabio Jakobsen's turn to shine on the final stage of the Vuelta a España.

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16 stitches and a life of pain: Willie Smit is cycling’s toughest rider

As Primoz Roglic rolled across the Madrid finish line of the 2019 Vuelta a España on Sunday, claiming his debut Grand Tour win in the process, there was a quieter moment of triumph taking place. In 31st place on the stage, 118th on the GC, was Willie Smit, a 26-year-old South African riding in the … The post 16 stitches and a life of pain: Willie Smit is cycling’s toughest rider appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Vuelta a España: Primoz Roglic wins first grand tour while Fabio Jakobsen takes the final stage

Primoz Roglic finished in the bunch to secure the red jersey, which he had held since stage 10. Read the full article at Vuelta a España: Primoz Roglic wins first grand tour while Fabio Jakobsen takes the final stage on VeloNews.com .

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Pogacar pounces to third stage win, Roglic set for 2019 Vuelta crown

Pogacar pounces to third stage win, Roglic set for 2019 Vuelta crown

Slovenian Primoz Roglic is poised to win the Vuelta a España after retaining the leader’s red jersey on Saturday as his compatriot Tadej Pogacar won the decisive stage 20 in the mountains with a stunning display of solo climbing which also secured the third step on the Madrid podium.

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Vuelta a España stage 20: Tadej Pogačar takes third stage win of the race with 40km solo move

20-year-old Pogacar went long to steal the white jersey and a podium spot of the penultimate stage of the race, as countryman Primoz Roglic held firm to keep the overall lead. Read the full article at Vuelta a España stage 20: Tadej Pogačar takes third stage win of the race with 40km solo move on VeloNews.com .

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Was Movistar in the wrong on stage 19 of the Vuelta?

Vuelta a Espana race leader Primoz Roglic went down in a crash, and before he even had a chance to pick himself up Movistar hit the front and pinned it. In doing so, the Movistar team did not make many new friends on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España. But were they wrong? Some … The post Was Movistar in the wrong on stage 19 of the Vuelta? appeared first on CyclingTips .

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