After a short pause for the World Championships, UAE Team Emirates is getting back to business. The Emirati team will race in Italy, participating in the Giro della Toscana-Memorial Martini and in the GP Peccioli-Coppa Sabatini.
The road races at the Worlds are taking place in Bergen, Norway. On Sunday the men elite will battle for the rainbow jersey, among them three Lotto Soudal riders: Tiesj Benoot, Tim Wellens and Tony Gallopin.
We're long time fans of the Garda Bike Hotel - family run hospitality as only the Italians can offer, top notch riding for all levels, excellent location in the wine country near Verona. But I thought maybe you'd like in a second opinion - so I talked with Calla Barras - serious cyclist and serious traveller - about what makes the Garda Bike Hotel one of Italy's best bike hotels.
Worlds'17 Preview: This Sunday sees the one race that everyone remembers the winner... for a year anyway. The World Professional (now Elite) Road Race is always tough and long and it's never won by a 'nobody'. Ed Hood takes a look at the course and lists his 'Top Bakers' Dozen' of possible winners.
Sept 21, 2017 - All the action from the time trials and looking forward to the road events. Reports and video from Bergen, plus Vichte and Eurode. Other cycling news: Giro'18 start, contract news from Lotto Soudal, UAE Team Emirates, Polartec, Sunweb and LottoNL-jumbo. Sponsor news from Sunweb, medical update on Fabio Felline and an end of season report card from Bahrain-Merida.
World's TT Race Report: Big Tom Dumoulin (Netherlands) is a dominant winner; Primoz Roglic (Slovenia) takes silver and confirms against the watch; Chris (Dog) Froome (GB) takes bronze on an ‘interesting’ parcours in beautiful Bergen.
On September 19, Team Sunweb's women's program will line-up at the individual time trial championships riding for their national teams. The course features a 21.1 kilometre circuit, inclusive of a 1.5 kilometre climb with peaks of 16 percent gradient, which will be decisive.
It is rare that we get to see the true physiological data of elite athletes at the very physical peaks of their careers. After his second Tour victory in 2015, scientists got to independently put Chris Froome through a battery of physiological testing, and the results have now been officially published.
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Alberto Contador - PEZ Crew Tribute: Alberto Contador was probably one of the most exciting riders to battle in the recent Grand Tours, he would attack when others would watch and wait and his retirement will be a loss to the cycling World. The PEZ (virtual) office has been a-buzz of 'Berty' talk and so here are the thoughts of the 'gang' on El Pistolero.
Sept 18, 2017 - The 2017 World championships have kicked off with the team time trial, next up the individual TT - Top Story. Reports and video from Bergen, d'Isbergues, Memorial Marco Pantani, Impanis, Kampioenschap van Vlaanderen and Bernocchi. Other cycling news: Lotto Soudal up-date, contract news and Jérôme Baugnies up-date.