Data diet: How unplugging can actually improve your cycling (and your life)

“Almost everything will work again if you unplug it for a few minutes, including you.” — Anne Lamott In our always-on and connected world, it has become far too easy to catch ourselves constantly staring at screens, at work, at home, and on the bike. We have become so connected and yet, at the same … The post Data diet: How unplugging can actually improve your cycling (and your life) appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Katusha Sports: Introducing K Illusion

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The hunt for the perfect cycling destination: Girona, the Costa Brava

We went to Girona and the Costa Brava in search of a perfect cycling destination. From lung-busting mountains to cafes created by and for the cycling fraternity, from coastlines to sunflower fields, our wide-eyed journey along these new roads meant nothing was taken for granted. The post The hunt for the perfect cycling destination: Girona, the Costa Brava appeared first on CyclingTips .

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CyclingTips Podcast: Semi-classics, blood bags, and Zwift racing

This week’s episode opens with an analysis of last weekend’s Belgian opener weekend, including Deceuninck-Quick Step’s domination and a look at the two young names that impressed at Le Samyn. Then we chat with Dane Cash about Rohan Dennis’ general classification ambitions, and find out why Dennis wants to test himself at a stage race … The post CyclingTips Podcast: Semi-classics, blood bags, and Zwift racing appeared first on CyclingTips .

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House of the Lion: Johan Museeuw's new cafe in Bruges, Belgium

Jack Elton-Walters 8 Mar 2019 A must-visit location for cycling fans heading to Flanders, grab a beer or coffee and look at some memorabilia from Museeuw's career Better known for chocolates, a bell tower and a fantastic film starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, Bruges isn't a magnet for cyclists and professional cycling fans in the same way as places like Oudenaarde and Gent, and that's despite hosting the start of the Tour of Flanders until recently. But that all looks set to change thanks to retired Classics superstar Johan Museeuw . The multiple-Monuments winner has teamed up with cycling experiences company Velusso to open Huis van de Leeuw in the heart of Bruges. The House of the Lion – following Museeuw's nickname of 'the Lion of Flanders' – is part cafe, part shop, part museum. Currently in situ are bikes from some of the Lion's most famous wins, including ...

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Velusso House of the Lion: Johan Museeuw's new cafe in Bruges, Belgium

Jack Elton-Walters 8 Mar 2019 A must-visit location for cycling fans heading to Flanders, grab a beer or coffee and look at some memorabilia from Museeuw's career Better known for chocolates, a bell tower and a fantastic film starring Colin Farrell and Brendan Gleeson, Bruges isn't a magnet for cyclists and professional cycling fans in the same way as places like Oudenaarde and Gent, and that's despite hosting the start of the Tour of Flanders until recently. But that all looks set to change thanks to retired Classics superstar Johan Museeuw . The multiple-Monuments winner has teamed up with cycling experiences company Velusso to open Huis van de Leeuw in the heart of Bruges. The Velusso House of the Lion – following Museeuw's nickname of 'the Lion of Flanders' – is part cafe, part shop, part museum. Currently in situ are bikes from some of the Lion's most famous wins, ...

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Stories from the Silk Road: Alison Tetrick

Alison Tetrick is one of the most accomplished gravel cyclists in the world, but joining our trip to Kyrgyzstan to ride the Silk Road brought a new perspective to her cycling. Here, she shares the story of her journey along this historic trade route. The post Stories from the Silk Road: Alison Tetrick appeared first on CyclingTips .

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So you want to get into Zwift racing? Here’s our guide to getting started

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Zwift racing - everything you need to know to get started in e-racing

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Elite Drivo II review

Elite Drivo II review

The original Elite Drivo was a very capable trainer that could be run with all of the most popular training hardware and software. Its successor, the Drivo II, ups the ante, with a reduced noise level (72dB at 200 Watts, almost 20dB lower than the same Wattage on the original Drivo) and an increased maximum resistance – up from an already huge 2200 Watts to a frankly gargantuan 3600 Watts (at 60kph). It’s a big step up, but realistically only one that the most-tree-trunked-legged, Olympic-level track sprinters need worry about. Best smart turbo trainers for indoor training What is a smart trainer? Which smart trainers are compatible with Zwift, TrainerRoad and The Sufferfest? It’s compatible with 9-, 10- and 11-speed Shimano cassettes and, with a switch of freewheels, Campagnolo cassettes too. As well as all that it can also accommodate 130, 135 and 142x12mm axles. In short, you can pretty ...

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How to get a ride in the Tour de France neutral service car

How to get a ride in the Tour de France neutral service car

Joe Robinson 22 Feb 2019 Mavic and Zwift team up to offer opportunity to ride in the peloton at this year's Tour The chance to ride along in a neutral service car for a day at the Tour de France is almost a 'money can't buy experience'. We say almost , as with enough money just about anything is possible. However, Mavic is giving you the the chance to spend a day in its neutral service car at a stage of this year's Grand Boucle and it won't cost you a single penny – just 52.2km of riding effort. The French wheel manufacturer has teamed up with Zwift to host its L'Etape du Tour: Ride to Win event on Tuesday 26th February, from which one lucky finisher will win the chance to ride along behind the Tour peloton for a day. The winner will also receive a set of Mavic ...

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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

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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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