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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Richie Porte will toe the start line at the Tour de Romandie on Tuesday as the defending champion but says he has more modest ambitions this time around. His teammate Tejay van Garderen will join BMC's line-up for the six-day race as the pair continu
Tom Boonen. Philippe Gilbert. Greg Van Avermaet. These are the names that have dominated headlines in Belgium in recent years. And now, who comes next? Looking at career progression, it may well be Tim Wellens. The Belgian has been banging on the doo
Overthrow! La Fleche Wallonne.A look back at some of my favourite images, quotes and video from the Classics..."It's taken us five years, but finally we've found the right tactic to beat Valverde. You can't let his team crack out a constant
Specialized teammates Annika Langvad and Kate Courtney take top two spots in the Sea Otter Classic. Evie Richards finishes third. Read the full article at Sea Otter XC: Teammates Langvad and Courtney go 1-2 on VeloNews.com.
I'm going to tell you all about L'Eroica California in painstaking detail:Just not now.I will say though that I've given a lot to cycling over the years.  Selflessly I've blogged for eleven (11) years, written four (4) books, and banged out
Lotto Soudal have put on a determinedly united front for Lige-Bastogne-Lige after a mini-spat after La Flche Wallonne between Tim Wellens and Jelle Vanendert. According to La Dernire Heure, Vanendert was sharply criticised by Wellens for failing to w
Sea Otter is the traditional opening weekend of the North American biking season and where brands launch product. One of the more interesting new products The post TyreWiz Launches at Sea Otter appeared first on Bike Hugger.Sea Otter is the tradition
Tracing a mountain range from Switzerland's southwest to northeast, much of the Jura & Three Lakes region falls under the protection of the Swiss Parks set up to preserve the diverse character and culture of the region. And that diversity me
Hottie took off with Mrs. Hottie for a bike-packing trip. Only they didn’t camp out and sleep in sleeping bags. They stayed in a hotel. He thinks Mrs. Hottie brought too much stuff. But just how much is too much? And for that matter, how li
The long silence has been due to the continuing inconvenience of exams intruding on life. The week long practical exam of the last post was followed by a couple of written exams a week or so later, and finally today I have to go and do four fifteen m
Our reporters are on the ground at Sea Otter Classic 2018, scoping out all the new and cool bike tech in Monterey, California. Read the full article at Sea Otter daily debrief: Quarq’s PSI sensor, full-suspension gravel on VeloNews.com.
Some heavy contenders to overthrown King Valverde tomorrow but who will it be?
Team Sky directeur sportif Nicolas Portal has echoed the comments of his rider Chris Froome, saying that the four-time Tour de France winner is on track with his form ahead of his tilt at the Giro dItalia title next month. Froome finished fourth over
I'm currently waiting to board a cross-country New York-bound germ tube as I type this, but my latest column ponders the question all thinking cyclists* have asked themselves at one time or another so I wanted to share it:*["Thinking cyclist
Supported by Pinot, Padun triumph at Tour of the Alps; Tonelli lands first pro win on stage 4 of Tour of Croatia; Case closed: Lance Armstrong settles federal lawsuit for $5M; Future great? Haig impressing in spring Classics as Giro debut beckons
I spent a bunch of years as a fitter. I purchased my own Fit Kit after going through the certification and then formed a referral service with a few shops in the area. As a result, I saw a lot of pedal strokes. Almost none of them were biomechanicall
One of the hardest parts of bike fit is the width of the handlebars. There are many recommendations, but not all make sense. For decades, racers have been told that handlebars should match the width of their shoulders but … Continue reading
Sure, the campaign is selling Hennessy, but still a great story and one that’s under told. By 1901, Major Taylor was considered the greatest athlete in The post The Story of Marshall “Major” Taylor appeared firs
Velonews is on the ground at Sea Otter Classic 2018, scoping out all the cool new bike tech on day 2 in Monterey, California. Read the full article at Gallery: Gravel bikes, recycled tubes, and more at Sea Otter Day 2 on VeloNews.com.
The Tro-Bro Lon is mythical. It is a second Paris-Roubaix.- Damien GaudinA week after the Hell of the North, Sunday was the Hell of the West nicknamed for Tro Bro Leon. No pave here but ribino, 33 kilometres of famous gravel paths that remind the rid
Domenico Pozzovivo (Bahrain-Merida) and Miguel Angel Lopez (Astana) went on the attack with Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) on the final climb of the final stage of the Tour of Alps but were unable to put the Frenchman in difficulty and had to settle fo
In case you're wondering, Eroica California was a smashing success:This is my final day in the Golden State, or the Sunshine State, or whatever the hell it is they call themselves, and I will be spending it returning various bikes to various places a
The post 5 Ultra-Lightweight Jerseys To Beat The Heat This Summer appeared first on CyclingTips. Login to VeloClub|Not a member?  Sign up now. 18 New Articles April 20, 2018 FROM THE CYCLINGTIPS EMPORIUM
Spring 1977 All I wanted in my life was to go race my bike in Europe with the best. It was okay racing with the European riders and doing well over here as I had done in the Olympics and pre-Olympic events, but I wanted to race over there, with...
Fag paper clearances. (British slang for cigarette paper.) Meaning the rear wheel was so close to the seat tube that you could barely get a cigarette paper between the tire and the frame tube. See the picture above. This was an extreme fashion fad in
Ed note: crossposting this from RKP and it’s about an event planned for this October. Save the date for Red Kite Ronde et Vous. Bikes. Beer. The post Red Kite Ronde et Vous appeared first on Bike Hugger.Ed note: crossposting this f
Velonews is on the ground at Sea Otter Classic 2018, scoping out all the cool new bike tech on day 2 in Monterey, California. Read the full article at Sea Otter day 2 gallery on VeloNews.com.
The Crelan Willems team paid homage to Michael Goolaerts at De Brabantse PijlFinal 25kms De Brabantse Pijl video hereFrom cobbles to 35 climbs (bergs). Sunday is Amstel Gold...There will be a new finishing circuit  and chances for an unpredi
When passengers get out of the train, they usually recognise a bicycle-friendly city by the number of bicycles parked by the entrance of the station. There is no need to say that Ghent is one of those.Copenhagenize Design Co. works hard to analyse an
"The counter is reset to zero" is how Julian Alaphilippe (Quick-Step Floors) describes his feelings about racing on Sunday in Lige-Bastogne-Lige where, he insists, he is "one of several favourites." The recent winner of the Flche Wallonne told a smal
I'm packing up my artisanal bindle and getting ready to split for the coast, but before I do here's my latest column for Outside:Basically it's all about how I break laws on my bike because I'm better and smarter than everybody, so let the bike-hater
Chirpy, animated and happily giving interviews, Jack Haig looks like he has just ridden to the shops. Around him are shattered riders, professionals who have dragged themselves to the top of the Mur de Huy and show all the signs of a tough Flche Wall
When the original Lezyne GPS units were introduced, at a certain level I didn’t care how they functioned, so long as they did function and didn’t die on an annual basis. I’ve owned four Garmin GPS units and only one of t
Compass Cycles is the exclusive North American distributor for Gilles Berthoud. We are especially excited about their saddles, which combine amazing comfort with modern design and superior durability. All Berthoud saddle tops are cut in the grain dir
Set to release nationwide via Fathom Events on May 22 in more than 600 movie theaters, Godspeed – The Race Across America is a riveting documentary featuring two cyclists The post Godspeed: The Race Acros
On a day that saw more than its share of tragedy, a favorite and a frequent wild-card get take their chances against a looiming super-team, for arguably the one-day race calendar’s biggest crown. Thanks again Eurosport Cycling for making th
With two weeks to go until the Giro, Chris Froome finishes fourth overall at the Tour of the Alps. Read the full article at Froome after Tour of the Alps: ‘Its been a perfect build up to the Giro dItalia’ on VeloNews.com.
Jean-Luc Vandenbroucke is all smiles over the cobbles
Sitting at the keyboard Staring at the screen, A case of bike blog writer’s block The worst I’ve ever seen. The bicycle so simple You push one pedal down, The other one comes up again And the wheels go round and round. Have I reac
Following last Sundays victory in Amstel Gold Race, not to mention the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad victory from February, Michael Valgren (Astana Pro Team) certainly has reasons to be optimistic about his chances of a third top result on Sunday. Looking fu
Great news!So how will this affect your bike's performance?  It won't.  In fact if you can tell the difference between 10-speed and 11-speed without looking down I'll give you $100.*No, the reason this is great news is that a move p
Three-year-old company now operates in more than 200 cities worldwide and is vying with Ofo for market leadership
Supported by Lance Armstrong will pay $5 million to settle a lawsuit with the U.S. Department of Justice claiming that he defrauded the federal government by using performance-enhancing drugs as a member of the United States Postal Service cyclin
They say in places where the weather is truly seasonal, that there is nothing wrong with the weather itself, but you may have an issue with your jacket, which is to say, yes, it’s cold/rainy/windy as it always is, but you’ll be fi
To celebrateBicycle Quarterly‘s 15th anniversary, we are looking at myths in cycling things we all used to believe, but which we’ve since found out not to be true.During these 15 years we’ve learned a lot, and perhaps th
Serghei Tvetcov and Chloe Dygert triumph in the Tour of the Gila's third stage Read the full article at Tour of the Gila: Tvetcov, Dygert nab time trial victories on VeloNews.com.
Chris Froome thanked his Sky teammate Kenny Elissonde for helping close down Fabio Aru's dangerous attack on stage 4 of the Tour of the Alps, after initially missing the move on the steep, early slopes of the Bannberg climb. The Frenchman has proved
Supported by Sanchez soloes to win stage 4 of the Tour of the Alps; Siutsou wins stage 3 of the Tour of Croatia; Cycling world pays tribute to BMC Racing Team owner Andy Rihs; Marco Haller out for months after being hit by car, French amateur sho
What’s the craziest experience you’ve had in a bike race or event? Hottie puts this question to Fatty and Patrick and while they share some stuff you might not want to duplicate, their experiences comes up lame when compared to Ho
The day after"The rest, he did himself. As the race goes on, everybody gets tired and it all evens out. If you're in front, you stay up there, and it you're behind, you stay back there. We were able to stay calm, stay in the wheels, close the gaps wh