As with all competitive sports, there is also a risk for injury in competitive bicycling. The patterns of injury in bicycling are unique since exposures include high speed, obstacles like cyclists, pedestrians and motor vehicles, and unpredictable road, environmental and weather conditions.
My second time back in two years - Il Lombardia was better than ever, with great racing, epic weather, and a course around Lake Como worthy of this Monument - my day chasing the race was a fitting end to the 2015 race season.
05 Oct, 2015 - Vincenzo Nibali made sure he won the Tour of Lombardy with a very controlling ride. That's the TOP STORY and we have video, results and reports from Lombardia, Torino, Gran Piemonte, Münsterland and the Tour de l'Eurométropole. Marcel Kittel leaves Giant-Alpecin and more contract news. A big EuroTrash Monday.
Race Report: Vincenzo Nibali cemented his place as the best descender in the sport and he used this to take a famous victory in Lombardy. His Attack with 17 kilometers to go was perfectly timed, but Katusha's Dani Moreno escaped the small band of chasers and had the shark in his sights, but in the end Vincenzo was the man of the day.
Lombardia Preview: Utter confusion was the look on my face when Alessandro handed me the old newspaper and said it was a gift. Upon closer inspection, I realized I was holding the official program of the 1952 Giro di Lombardia – in mint condition! Once I got over the shock that such a treasure still existed – I couldn’t wait to share it with PEZ-Fans…
Photog's Veiw: I hope all the PEZ fans enjoyed viewing my images posted in Pelo Pics throughout this year’s UCI World Championships. I had big expectations for the venue and the caliber of racing I was likely to experience, and Richmond did not disappoint!
Today's Readers' Rig is an undeniably flashy ride with its bold Spanish Champion's paint scheme and Corima Carbon wheels this Pinarello Prince stands out on the roads of Ireland as its owner races it hard in the local Master's races.
Oct 01, 2015 - The Giro di Lombardia finishes off the Classics season and we have news from Lombardy, plus results and video from Varese and l'Eurométropole. Did Vino buy Liege? Milano-Torino and Granpiemonte preview, contract and sponsor news and a little more of Sagan. A packed EuroTrash Thursday.
Race Preview: It can't be the end of the season already! The Giro di Lombardia seems to come round faster every year. 'The Classic of the Falling Leaves' is this Sunday and our Lombardy expert, Ed Hood, has a good look at the history, course and who he thinks is not too tired to win the last Monument of the season.
Photog's View: Normally when photographer David Gill goes to a bike race he is working and has a specific plan of action for the best possible photos. But at this years World road race championships in Richmond, David was there as a fan. No pressure, but a different view form the other side of the barriers from the 'credited' lens-men. David does Richmond:
The Richmond World Championships have been voted as a success with worthy winners all of whom took their victories with panache and élan. Lee Rodgers is in total agreement, but he also sees the importance of Peter Sagan using the opportunity of his win to talk of the World outside the bubble of professional sport. The World of Lowdown.
Nutrition for cyclists in the off-season is key to staying fit and healthy through the winter, so let's talk about what to change, indulge in, volume and other needs for the months ahead.
GT Bicycles Grade, Effetto Mariposa, Hiplok, Rolf Prima, Lazer Helmets and Clement Tires. We take a look at the first round of new products from Interbike 2015.
Sept 28, 2015 - The big story has to be the World Championships in Richmond. All the race reports, results, quotes and video here in EuroTrash Monday. Also we have news from Ivan Basso, Saitama Criterium, Tour of California, new and confirmed contracts and sponsors. But the man of the day has to be Peter Sagan.
Race Report: With a text book late move Slovakia’s charismatic Peter Sagan was crowned champion of the world after an exciting and savage finale in Richmond, Virginia. Invisible until one ‘minute to midnight’ he made his move on the steep cobbles of 23rd Street and once he was alone, he was gone - despite a desperate peloton on his heels all along the finish straight.
Race report: The elite ladies provided an absolute nail-biter of a finish in Richmond in what must be the best women's worlds in the last decade … breakaways, counter-attacks, tactical brinkmanship, and a great circuit, combined with intrigue and nerve-shredding pursuit all the way to the line.
Rider Interview: There are not many riders on WorldTour teams who have come from middle-distance running. Mike Woods set Canadian national junior records as well as taking the gold medal in the Pan American Junior Athletics Championships. A recurring stress fracture persuaded Woods to start cycling and he hasn't looked back since.
Kevin Ledanois took a spectacular opportunistic victory in the U23 World Championship road race, narrowly beating fast closing Italian Simone Consonni.
Most people don't realize how critical chains are to speed and total cycling performance. Bicycle chain maintenance is crucial with so many moving parts and very tight specs - as Tom Petrie from from Cantitoe Road explains with the Wippermann chain.
Race Preview: The BIG day of the year is here. Yes, the World road race championship, the only race that allows the winner to wear a nice multicoloured jersey for a year. Ed Hood takes a look at the history, the course and who is going to win on Sunday. A nobody ever wins the Worlds!