This May 11, 2014, the 3rd Annual CycloFemme Global Women’s Cycling Day will break down new barriers through a multi-city collaboration with Bicycle Share programs.
Team Giant-Shimano yesterday completed a three-day route reconnaissance of the opening stages of the 2014 Tour de France in Yorkshire to familiarise themselves with the routes and also what to expect come July.
More bureaucratic troubles are upsetting Team Colombia’s riders in the view of Giro d’Italia, and not only that. In fact, the UK Embassy in Italy did not return their passports to the Colombian riders, who had filed for UK Visas – with a urgent procedure – on April 10th and 14th. Claudio Corti’s team was supposed to fly to the Tour of Turkey tomorrow, April 25th, but now the team’s participation to the race is seriously at risk.
Minda Dentler added her name to the Ironman World Championship history books on October 12, 2013 with her 14:39:14 finish in Kona, becoming the first official woman handcyclist to complete this event. Only using her arms for 140.6 miles, Minda is also the only female paraplegic to complete two full-distance Ironman races. Minda’s legs are paralyzed due to contracting polio in India and she eventually started to participate in athletics as an adult.
This Sunday a part of the peloton heads to Turkey for the 50th Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. The stage race starts on Sunday 27th of April and ends on Sunday 4th of May in the Turkish city of Istanbul.
Omega Pharma - Quick-Step Cycling Team has announced the selection for Presidential Cycling Tour of Turkey. The 1174 kilometer race, from April 27th to May 4th, will have several stages for the sprints, but also some chances for the climbers. The third stage will be the first chance for the GC riders to make their mark. The stage, from Finike to Elmali, finishes on Category 1 Gogubeli Pass. However, there is also a Category 1 climb, Kuruovabeli, at kilometer 104.8 of 185.
Team Sky's line-up for the 2014 Giro d'Italia, which starts in Belfast and Dublin next month, will include Irish rider Philip Deignan in his first Grand Tour for the team.
This Memorial Day weekend, take your bike on a vacation. Southeast Regional Series presented by Stan’s NoTubes (SRS) invites you, and your bike, to join the party on Monday, May 26 in Chattanooga, Tenn. for the 2014 Volkswagen USA Cycling Professional Road & Time Trial National Championships and the U.S. Handcycling Criterium National Championships. Make it a day trip or enjoy events and riding all weekend in the Scenic City and Appalachian Mountains. The best part will be a special viewing party with SRS to watch the best women and men pros battle it out on the road race course for the Stars-and-Stripes jerseys.
Second Annual Parx Casino Philly Cycling Classic Announces Men’s and Women’s Teams to Selected to Compete on June 1. Upgraded to a 1.1 for 2014, the second annual event will again focus equally on men’s and women’s races; The Jerry Casale Memorial Award and the Miji Reoch Award will go to the top Men’s and Women’s U23 Young Riders.
The SRAM RED 11 speed PowerdomeX™ is the most advanced cassette ever made. It's super light, deadly silent, and delivers an undeniable performance advantage. The nine cogs in the main gear cluster are machined from a single block of high grade tool steel, increasing stiffness while weighing even less than a titanium cassette.
Eritrea’s Merhawi Kudus (Team MTN-Qhubeka) is one of the favourites to take over from compatriot Natnael Berhane (Europcar) and claim victory in the Presidential of Turkey, celebrating its 50th anniversary this year.
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.