Moroccan Roll: A father and son bikepack through the High Atlas

There are a few things my 15-year old son Luca and I asked Santa for this past Christmas. Instead of unwrapping a heap of stuff under a tinsel-wrapped tree we wanted to discover a new country, explore it by bike, and come home rich with memories and experiences. I consider myself extremely fortunate that my … The post Moroccan Roll: A father and son bikepack through the High Atlas appeared first on CyclingTips .

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The weekly spin: I used to be a bike racer

I used to be a bike racer. Not a very good one, mind you. But I was once someone who paid entry fees, pinned on numbers, and spent weekends suffering on two wheels. I’m not sure what I’d call myself now. I have a cyclocross bike hanging in the garage, covered in dust, with two … The post The weekly spin: I used to be a bike racer appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Women's Zwift KISS Super League esports racing kicks off in Koblenz

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With the men's pro competition having been up and running since January 23, the women's KISS Super League – esports racing on virtual racing and training app Zwift – now begins on Tuesday, and promises to be just as exciting with seven women's pro teams and two Zwift teams doing battle in a virtual world. Four riders each from Canyon-SRAM, Doltcini-Van Eyck, Bigla, Valcar-Cylance, TWENTY20 p/b Sho-Air, Hagens Berman Supermint and WNT-Rotor, plus a Zwift Academy Dream Team and a Zwift All Stars squad, will line up at Canyon bikes' headquarters in Koblenz, Germany, on Tuesday, February 19, at 11am PST (7pm GMT) for the first in a weekly series of eight races. Four rounds of the men's competition have so far taken place, with British Continental team Madison Genesis having been the most successful squad so far, with three wins out of four through Ian Bibby and Jon Mould, ...

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We speak to Zwift about the rise of e-racing, virtual doping, racing tips and a a Yorkshire world champs course

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Q&A; with Zwift: e-racing gets serious in 2019 with launch of first pro league

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Offseason Capsule: Trek - Segafredo

The Battle Action Richie Porte (tm) now comes with a pre-broken collarbone!

Desperately seeking a GC star after a season in which they couldn’t even manage a Zubeldia-esque placing at any of the grand tours, Trek’s signing of Richie Porte got most of the attention during the offseason. What really deserves the attention, however, is the reinvigorated and reinforced classics squad that should be the centerpiece of 2019 for Trek. What we said last year Andrew’s general predictions -- that development of the retained riders would lead to a better 2018, that Trek was weak in the stage races, and that they would rely on Stuyven and Degenkolb-- were on the money, but praising Andrew for being right is boring. Let’s see if he correctly answered the multiple choice question he posed to himself regarding John Degenkolb. That multiple choice question was what was going on with Dege and what will 2018 show us with the following possible answers: Degenkolb is: a) ...

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Cromwell looks for Canyon-SRAM to take initiative in Valencia

Tiff Cromwell (Canyon-SRAM)

Tiffany Cromwell will lead with experience as Canyon-SRAM make their season debut on Sunday at the Vuelta CV Féminas . The Spanish race is a new edition to the racing calendar but has attracted a strong field that includes teams from Movistar, Lotto Soudal and Ale Cipollini. For Cromwell and her teammates, it represents their first time racing together this season and with new faces in the team - including Zwift Academy winner Ella Harris from New Zealand - it's a chance to put hours of training at recent camps into practice. "It's a rare occasion that I do a race that I haven't done before," Cromwell said in a press release issued by her team. "I'm excited for it. It's been a long wait to start racing this year so I'm eager to finally get the season started. I know everyone is motivated and ready to go. It should ...

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'Tour de Zwift' attracts over 100,000 worldwide users as virtual app continues to grow

'Tour de Zwift' attracts over 100,000 worldwide users as virtual app continues to grow

Joe Robinson 8 Feb 2019 Multi-day event proves popular as online app continues to stake claim in cycling market The recent Tour de Zwift has laid claim to being 'virtually' the largest cycling event ever as over 100,000 people took part in the multi-stage race on the online platform. In total, 119,076 Zwift users around the world took to the online training app to ride the nine-stage Tour de Zwift throughout January, clocking an impressive 13,017,503km collectively which is enough to circumnavigate the world 314 times. The event was based around nine individual stages spread out across Zwift's five virtual worlds - Watopia, London, New York, Richmond and Innsbruck - seeing a grand total of 24,758 users complete all nine stage throughout the month. Stage 1 of the event, a 44km loop of Zwift's Jungle circuit, became the app's most popular event to date with 43,182 riders completing the activity ...

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The best cycling kit for riding in the rain

The best cycling kit for riding in the rain

Choosing the best kit for wet weather road riding and mountain biking is best done with a bit of trial and error — there’s a lot of poorly executed, badly designed or just plain rubbish gear out there and separating the wheat from the chaff can take a not inconsiderable investment of both time and money. Luckily, the brave folks on the BikeRadar test team have decades of experience riding in the rain, damp, snow, hail and every other form of precipitous weather under their belts. In that time, most have settled on a number of go-to items that they won’t leave the house without when the going gets moist. Here, we also highlight a number of tips and tricks that the team have picked up along the way that help them cope in the rain. Best waterproof jackets for cyclists 2019 Best bike clothing: all our guides in one ...

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13 of the Best Indoor Cycling apps: All you need to find the right one for you – what they do, what they cost and much more

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Zwift, Sufferfest, Tacx… Rouvy – whether you want to ride around virtual worlds or up legendary climbs there's an indoor cycle training app for you. Here’s how to find it

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13 of the Best Indoor Cycling apps: Here's all you need to find the right one for you – what they do, what they cost and much more

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Indoor cycle training apps like Zwift, Sufferfest and TrainerRoad let you ride round virtual worlds or up legendary climbs from the ‘comfort’ of home and that’s just the start, so which offers what and which is right for you? Read on…

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13 of the Best Indoor Cycling apps – all you need to know to find the right one for you

British Cycling on Zwift

Indoor cycle training apps like Zwift, Sufferfest and TrainerRoad let you ride round virtual worlds or up legendary climbs from the ‘comfort’ of home and that’s just the start, so which offers what and which is right for you? Read on…

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Week in Tech: SK-eRide ski bike, Zwift guest world, Bont Riot Buckle

Week in Tech: SK-eRide ski bike, Zwift guest world, Bont Riot Buckle

Scott takes its eBike to the slopes. Zwift mixes it up. Bont puts out an entry-level shoe, and Guerrilla Gravity makes its first carbon mountain bike. Read the full article at Week in Tech: SK-eRide ski bike, Zwift guest world, Bont Riot Buckle on VeloNews.com .

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Zwift's Watopia now open all hours plus one guest world

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Now you can ride Watopia all the time

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British Cycling eRacing Championship, powered by Zwift, set for London in March

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Qualifiers will take place in February and are open to all

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London to host first ever eRacing Championships in March

London to host first ever eRacing Championships in March

Peter Stuart 28 Jan 2019 Men and women will compete for a £1,000 prize and national champion's jersey on Zwift London will host the first British Cycling eRacing Championships this March, where for the first time a national men’s and women’s eRacing champion will be crowned and each will be awarded £1,000. The race, the first Zwift race series of its kind, will be broken down into an elimination race, scratch race and points race. Before that, a mass-start online qualifier race will be held on the 24th February to reduce the field to the best performers. The full specific race schedule has yet to be publsihed. After the multi-format race is completed, the top 10 finishers in the men’s and women’s divisions will be invited to a live final event in London, at which they will compete virtually over two laps of Watopia Figure 8 – a total distance ...

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Fast Talk, ep. 66: Demystifying periodization with Joe Friel

Fast Talk, ep. 66: Demystifying periodization with Joe Friel

In episode 66, we discuss the many types of periodization, why they aren't as complicated as you might think, and which is best for you. Read the full article at Fast Talk, ep. 66: Demystifying periodization with Joe Friel on VeloNews.com .

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News roundup: Quick-Step racks up points; Zwift racing video highlights

News roundup: Quick-Step racks up points; Zwift racing video highlights

Race Melbourne crit challenges riders with hot points race. Highlights from the new Zwift pro series. Nibali aims for Giro, and his team sorts out financial shortfall. Read the full article at News roundup: Quick-Step racks up points; Zwift racing video highlights on VeloNews.com .

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News roundup: Van der Sande cleared; pro racing on Zwift

News roundup: Van der Sande cleared; pro racing on Zwift

Due to paperwork error, van der Sande is cleared of doping charges. Pro Continental riders race on Zwift. USA Crits announces D1 teams. Read the full article at News roundup: Van der Sande cleared; pro racing on Zwift on VeloNews.com .

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The Cycling Plus team takes on Tenerife’s Mount Teide

The Cycling Plus team takes on Tenerife’s Mount Teide

This is a sponsored article in association with Zwift Videogames are fun places to disappear into, but they’re not going to prepare you for real life, right? Gran Turismo means little in a full-throttle racing car and Grand Theft Autowon’t aid your rise up through an actual criminal underworld. Okay, it might. With Zwift, however, the virtual world will help you conquer real mountains. Just ask our trio of riders. Cycling Plus's trio of riders get serious with their hill climb training Double up your training riding indoors and out In October they jetted out to Tenerife to take on Mount Teide, the volcano that dominates the island and, at 3,718m, is Spain’s highest peak. While the road tops out at 2,325m, its continuous climb from sea level makes it a favourite destination for European roadies. For the past six months, our trio have been doubling up road riding with ...

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15 Pro teams confirmed for inaugural Zwift esports race series

The Zwift KISS Super League

A total of 15 Professional Continental and Continental teams will take part in the inaugural pro esports cycling league series, with the first race held in London at the Pinarello store on Wednesday 23rd January. Organised on the Zwift virtual platform, the KISS Super League is a 10-race series with teams of four riders racing against each other every week. The races will award on points, with riders' points accumulated in to a team total that decides the 'winning' team. Heart rate monitors are mandatory while all riders have to race on organiser-provided power metres, with weigh-ins also expected. In-game virtual power-ups will also be awarded, adding an extra twist to the racing. A women's race series is set to begin on Tuesday February 5, with Canyon-SRAM and Cervelo-Bigla among the teams competing. Zwift hopes to launch its first e-racing game for amateurs by the end of the month. The ...

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