Woodruff wins World Cup short track in Czech Republic

Woodruff wins World Cup short track in Czech Republic

American Chloe Woodruff won the Short Track Cross-Country World Cup in Nove Mesto, Czech Republic Read the full article at Woodruff wins World Cup short track in Czech Republic on VeloNews.com .

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Giro d'Italia: Landa vows 'I'll continue to attack for as long my legs hold'

Mikel Landa (Movistar) on the final climb to stage 13 finish at the Giro d'Italia

Two mountain stages, two attacks, two minutes gained. The path of Mikel Landa 's Giro d'Italia has hardly run smoothly to this point, but all of a sudden, he is beating a direct track towards the upper reaches of the overall classification after he picked up another minute and a half on Primoz Roglic and Vincenzo Nibali by placing third on the summit finish at Ceresole Reale on stage 13 . Landa came home third on the stage, 1:20 behind winner Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin) but some 1:37 ahead of Roglic and Nibali. The two favourites for overall victory had eyes only for another on the Colle del Nivolet, and they marked one another tightly as the final climb progressed rather than commit to pursuing Landa, who attacked forcefully at the base of the ascent. They seemed oblivious, or perhaps simply indifferent, to the fire that they were leaving unattended further ...

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Cannondale teams up with Garmin for well-connected Treadwell range

Cannondale Treadwell Range couple kissing

This bike and app combo even reminds you to book a service

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Uber launches Jump dockless e-bikes in London

Uber launches Jump dockless e-bikes in London

Joe Robinson 24 May 2019 Brand best known for car-hiring app expands UK horizons with trial of electric bikes in Islington Uber is set to expand beyond its vast fleet of private hire vehicles in the UK as it announced a trial of its Jump electric bikes hire scheme in London. Over the coming month, Uber will place 350 of its distinctive red e-bikes in the borough of Islington with plans to expand the dockless scheme to further parts of the capital. The company, best known for its app-based taxi service, has already introduced its e-bikes to various cities across the United States and Canada as well as five cities in Europe. Much like the car hiring arm of the business, rent of the e-bikes will be controlled via an app that will use a smart device's GPS to track free bikes that can be ridden. Like other dockless vehicles, ...

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Lost Lanes West, by Jack Thurston

Tarrant Rushton airfield, from Lost Lanes West, by Jack Thurston

Title : Lost Lanes West - 36 Glorious Bike Rides in the West Country Author : Jack Thurston Publisher : Wild Things Publishing Year : 2018 Pages : 255 Order : Wild Things What it is : 36 suggested bike rides in the West Country in England’s south-west corner, down Devon and Dorset way Strengths : Three books in and the ‘Lost Lanes’ series has established itself as serving up the best cycling guidebooks for British-based riders looking to get off the beaten track Weaknesses : Someone will always quibble about what was left out, that’s half the fun of books like these Where does the time go? Slipped away without me knowing. It’s already getting on for six years since the first in the ‘Lost Lanes’ series of cycling guidebooks came out, and a year since this third volume was published. Having done the south west of England in ...

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New Rockshox Pike Ultimate, BMC SLR01, Whisky No.9 fork and… a car?

Collage of bike parts, kit and car

This week's best new bikes and gear

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The best bike rollers of 2019

Joseph Delves 22 May 2019 A breakdown of the best bike rollers of 2019 along with what to look for before you buy Training on rollers makes you both super-cool and will help develop a better pedalling style. Without any resistance and requiring you to balance as if actually riding, they offer a different set of benefits compared to a static trainer. Composed of three drums, two at the back and one at the front, these are connected by an elastic drive-band. With most models housed in a folding frame, once set up the effect is like a rolling road for your bicycle. More engaging but potentially less versatile than a turbo, they’re good for building technique and cadence but less suited to strength work. A second key use is warming up before events. Ahead of any criterium or cyclocross race, the nearest carpark will be full of people spinning ...

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Meet Sergio Higuita, the Colombian who finished second in his WorldTour debut

It was no surprise to see an EF Education First rider climbing through the mist in a tight battle with wunderkind Tadej Pogacar (UAE-Team Emirates) on Mt. Baldy last Friday. After all, EF’s Tejay van Garderen started the day leading the Amgen Tour of California, with former Tour de France runner-up Rigoberto Urán in the … The post Meet Sergio Higuita, the Colombian who finished second in his WorldTour debut appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Pantani Was a God, by Marco Pastonesi

Pantani Was a God, by Marco Pastonesi

Title: Pantani Was a God Author: Marco Pastonesi (translated by Colin O’Brien) Publisher: Rapha Editions, in association with Bluetrain Publishing Year: 2018 (originally published in Italian in 2014) Pages: 234 Order: Rapha What it is: A book about Marco Pantani, but also about Italian cycling and some of the great and tragic heroes of the mountains Strengths: Pastonesi is an elegant writer and comes at his subject from interesting angles Weaknesses: No critical distance, very little criticism Pantani Was a God . There’s a title that’ll divide opinion. On the one side, the fans, nodding along, yes, yes, yes, on the other, the critics, shaking their fillings loose, no, no, no. From the outset, there’s a bit of defensiveness about it, from both the author and the translator. Here’s Colin O’Brien , in his translator’s introduction: “Whatever the title might suggest at first glance, it isn’t some silly psalm to ...

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United City Bikes attracts deluge of pledges for folding e-bikes

The One weighs 27.5 pounds and folds in seconds.

At 27.5 pounds, The One's three models have raised more than $770,000 through Indiegogo. ZURICH (BRAIN) — United City Bikes saw the need for a lightweight folding e-bike in the ever-growing electric urban universe, but the response to its solution, The One, even caught the company by surprise. After a year-and-half of research and development, the Swiss startup launched its three 16-inch wheel models, each weighing 27.5 pounds, on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo in April. According to United City Bikes, more than $100,000 was collected in less than an hour. As of Tuesday, 10 days from the end of the campaign, more than 800 backers have contributed nearly $770,000. United City Bikes’ goal was $50,000. “We knew there was a big interest in a real lightweight urban mobility folding bike,” said Ralf Miller, United City Bikes customer relationship manager for sales. “But, finally, it was still overwhelming to see the great ...

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Buyer's guide: the best bike-mounted phone holders

Joseph Delves 21 May 2019 A collection of the best bike phone mounts for cyclists wanting to attach their mobile to the handlebar Mounting your mobile phone to the bike can be nerve-racking. However with a wealth of ride tracking and navigational apps available, on your handlebars may well be the best place for it. Allowing you to keep an eye on your phone and get the best from your favourite apps , we’ve rounded up nine of our favourite cases and mounts - just don't get distracted. Image 2 of 10 Image 2 of 10 Quad Lock Out Front Mount Quad Lock makes some of the best fixtures and fittings for attaching your phone to your bike. Working either with one of its many dedicated cases or via a stick-on adaptor, this out front mount is perhaps the brand’s neatest option. Putting your phone ahead of the bars both ...

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Bjerg not intimidated by Campenaerts' UCI Hour Record

Mikkel Bjerg at the Amgen Tour of California

At just 20 years old, Mikkel Bjerg is a two-time U23 time trial world champion and third in line on the UCI Hour Record list behind current record holder Victor Campenaerts (Lotto Soudal) and 2012 Olympic champion Bradley Wiggins. It’s no surprise, then, that the big Danish rider isn’t intimidated by Campenaerts' new UCI Hour Record, which Bjerg will try to break later this year after he goes for his third U23 time trial title. “I really respect his attempt and his record, but it’s not anything that frightens me,” Bjerg told Cyclingnews last week at the Amgen Tour of California , where he was competing with his Hagens Berman Axeon team and took home the blue Amgen Breakaway from Cancer Most Courageous jersey for his efforts during the Queen stage to Mt. Baldy. Campenaerts covered 55.089km on April 16 at altitude in Aguascalientes, Mexico, beating the previous record of ...

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Women Shred festival celebrates women in mountain biking

Group of happy looking women mountain bikers on a stage with a banner that says Women Shred

Pro riders, world champs and every day riders descended on the inaugural women's MTB festival in the USA

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Simon Yates: Everybody has to attack Roglic now

Simon Yates (Mitchelton-Scott)

One of the more popular phrases from the recently-ended Game of Thrones television series is ‘either you win - or you die’. For Simon Yates ( Mitchelton-Scott ) and the other contenders for the Giro d’Italia , when it comes to taking on lead favourite Primoz Roglic ( Jumbo-Visma ), their strategy for the race’s final two weeks now boils down to logic of equally brutal simplicity: "either you attack - or you die." With Roglic on the rampage in Sunday’s rain-soaked time trial to San Marino, Yates and almost all the rest of the contenders were faced with a far more serious defeat than they had bargained for in this particularly fraught episode of the Giro d’Italia GC battle. In Yates' case, the damage was such that he ceded over three minutes in a test where he had hoped to lose a minute at most. So, as Yates explained ...

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Could your ride data be making the roads safer?

Could your ride data be making the roads safer?

Michael Donlevy 20 May 2019 Transport authorities are increasingly interested in knowing where you’re going when you ride – but Big Brother isn't all bad… Do you use Strava ? If so, do you ever wonder what – beyond sitting somewhere below the leaderboard – is happening to your ride data? And do you ever use a bike-sharing scheme, such as Transport for London’s Santander Bikes or one of the dockless e-bikes springing up around the UK’s cities? If so, did you know that they are recording your journeys, too? It sounds like a Big Brother scenario in which the government and local authorities can track your movements and can tell where you are whenever you’re on your bike. Because even Strava – which is used voluntarily – is working with local councils to show who is riding and where, right now. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing. This ...

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Flueckiger tops Van der Poel in Albstadt

Mathias Flueckiger (Thomus RN Swiss Bike Team) wins

Mathias Flueckiger (Thomus RN Swiss Bike) took the second World Cup win of his career in Albstadt, Germany, on Sunday, flying through the rain and mud that everyone else struggled with. The men's race began with light rain, that turned into a deluge for nearly 30 minutes mid-race, before the sun came out for the final lap and a half. World champion Nino Schurter (Scott-SRAM) and his usual rival, short track winner Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon Circus) took the lead on the start loop, but van der Poel then struggled for the next lap and a half, dropping back as far as 12th. Schurter was joined at the front by Flueckiger, Jordan Sarrou (Absolute-Absalon), Florian Vogel (KMC-Ekoi-Orbea) and Henrique Avancini (Cannondale Factory), but the group was quickly whittled down to Schurter, Flueckiger and Sarrou by Lap 3. A lap later, and Flueckiger was off on his own in front, ...

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Seven riders dreaming the WorldTour dream, wrapped in stars and stripes

Supported by SANTA CLARITA, CA (CT) — When the Amgen Tour of California went WorldTour and cut the pile of third-tier Continental teams out of its invite list, it also cut off an important venue for young talent to prove itself. This year, the dreamers are back. The Tour of California no longer has a place for … The post Seven riders dreaming the WorldTour dream, wrapped in stars and stripes appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Courtney wins Albstadt Short Track and takes early MTB World Cup lead

Kate Courtney (Scott-SRAM MTB Racing) wins

The 29th edition of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup opened on Friday in Albstadt, Germany, beginning with the Short Track (XCC), which was introduced to the programme last year. World champion Kate Courtney (Scott-SRAM) took the win for the women, beating Jolanda Neff (Trek Factory) and Kathrin Stirnemann (Thomus RN Swiss Bike). The XCC consists of sub-25 minute cross-country races for Elite women and men on a shortened track, with the top 40 riders in the UCI ranking eligible to take part. The event offers a substantial 50 per cent of the points awarded in the cross-country (XCO), which will take place on Sunday. In addition, for this first event, a top placing guarantees a good start position for the XCO and, for the winners, the World Cup leader's jersey. The women's race was whittled down to nine riders with a couple of laps remaining, and included Courtney, Neff, ...

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Van der Poel wins Albstadt Short Track at MTB World Cup

Mathieu van der Poel  (Corendon-Circus) wins

Mathieu van der Poel (Corendon-Circus) successfully defended his title in the Short Track (XCC) race at the opening round of the UCI Mountain Bike World Cup in Albstadt, Germany, on Friday. Van der Poel has enjoyed a successful spring on the road, winning this year's Amstel Gold Race , but has now turned his attention to the MTB world, where he also thrives. The XCC consists of sub-25 minute cross-country races for Elite women and men on a shortened track, with the top 40 riders in the UCI ranking eligible to take part. The event offers a substantial 50 per cent of the points awarded in the cross-country (XCO), which will take place on Sunday. In addition, for this first event, a top placing guarantees a good start position for the XCO and, for the winners, the World Cup leader's jersey. Van der Poel had a slow start, having been ...

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How and when to watch the 2019 UCI Mountain Bike World Cup and World Champs

Nino Schurter UCI XCO World Cup in Val di Sole 2018

Our complete guide to this year’s coverage

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