In depth body treatments is an almost daily routine for the Tinkoff-Saxo riders and absolutely essential for performing at full power. But the highly trained work of therapists such as Tinkoff-Saxo’s Kristoffer Glavind Kjær is rarely shown publicly. The peaceful treatment is simply one of the only times during a WorldTour rider’s day, where he’s able to completely relax and turn off his sharpened senses and tense muscles.
Verde Brand Communications, a leading provider of integrated brand communications solutions, will represent the 2014 Arthritis Foundation California Coast Classic Bike Tour, presented by Amgen, for a second year. As the communications partner for the 14th annual event, Verde will create event buzz and exposure and engage the bike tour’s rider base while building awareness of arthritis and the Arthritis Foundation.
Tomorrow the 78th Flèche Wallonne takes place. This WorldTour race is the second part of the Ardennes triptych. The start will be given in Bastogne, the finish lies of course on the Mur de Huy. It’s only after 83 of 199 total kilometers we find the first climb on the course, that’s the Côte de Bellaire. After a passage over the Côte d’Ahin the riders have to get over the Mur de Huy for the first time. The climb has a length of 1.3 kilometers and an average gradient of 9.3% with a maximal ramp of 19%!
Full fleets from Lexus and Vespa will be driving on the 100-mile course from New York City to Bear Mountain and back alongside nearly 5,000 cyclists from over 70 countries. In addition, both Lexus vehicles and Vespa scooters will be present at GFNY’s pre-race expo, NYC Bike Expo, on May 16-17.
What do you get when you pair PowerTap's industry-leading technology with the renowned quality of DT Swiss engineering? High performance power accuracy in a bomb-proof shell.
Former professional cyclist Jürgen Beneke has launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund production of his innovative new bike rack, the Shelfie. Part storage rack, part repair stand and part display case, the Shelfie offers a practical and stylish bike storage solution for anyone, especially cyclists with limited storage space.
Roeselare was the place to be for cycling lovers and Lotto Belisol supporters yesterday. In this West-Flemish city the Belisolpijl and fan day of the team took place. There were several hundreds of cyclists and visitors on this sunny day.
“Theo will be our man in Turkey,” Sports Director Michiel Elijzen said clearly. In the 50th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey, April 27 to May 4, the Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM will do everything possible to help Theo Bos bag victories. The Dutchman knows how to win in Turkey. In 2012, he won the opening and final stage.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection that will participate in La Flèche Wallonne, The 199 kilometer race includes 11 climbs, including three ascents of the Mur de Huy (9.3% average gradient, maximum ramp 17 percent) with the last being the final of the race.
The Flèche Wallonne is scheduled on Wednesday. For the women this race is the fourth one of the World Cup. Currently, Lizzie Armitstead is the leader in the World Cup standings.
Drapac Professional Cycling will hit the road this week, bound for the ‘transcontinental’ Presidential Tour of Turkey, which celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2014. The Presidential Tour of Turkey runs April 27 to May 4.
The 38th edition gets started with Riva-Arco Team Time Trial: plenty of climbs and of hopes for a top-class field, including two former Tour de France winners.
Mark Cavendish, a superstar in the Tour of Turkey. Sick after his fifth place in Milan-San Remo on March 23, Mark Cavendish has not raced since. His return to competition is highly anticipated and it will take place in the Presidential Tour of Turkey.
The new design of the team’s shorts will debut at the Giro del Trentino to stay until the end of the season.
Rapha Condor JLT’s Graham Briggs became the first ever British winner of the Tour du Loire et Cher, after he successfully defended the lead he took on the third stage all the way to the finish on Sunday.
Kirsten Wild has sprinted to her second Ronde van Gelderland win in as many years today for Team Giant-Shimano, her eighth win of the season.
Amstel Gold Race is never easy. Twisting roads and shifting wind-directions. Narrow sections and a furious fight for positions. But for Tinkoff-Saxo, Amstel showed itself from its most troublesome side with Nicki Sørensen having to abandon the race due to a serious crash. Read how each rider from the team experienced the Dutch Ardennes Classic.
RusVelo team wins second stage race in a row, taking GP of Adygeya just two weeks after GP of Sochi. This victory was even more impressive: the Russian riders took all the three steps of the final general classification podium (Ilnur Zakarin, Sergey Lagutin, Sergey Firsanov), team standings and the sprinters’ jersey (Igor Boev).
The Belkin Pro Cycling TEAM extended its contracts with Daily Fresh Food and De Bisschopsmolen to continue to have healthy and high quality meals, breads and bars in 2014 and 2015. Belkin’s general manager, Richard Plugge said, “We are very happy with the continuation of these contracts. We have been developing specific nutritious products for the riders for years, and these partners fit in this process perfectly.”
A pair of little-known riders - Belgian Brecht Dhaene and Italian Elana Cecchini - scored big upsets Saturday at the Winston-Salem Cycling Classic criteriums.