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.
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.
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.
The Rapha City Glasses are the stylish brand's 3rd line of eyewear - geared to casual use and looking good, but built to a higher level of quality with Carl Zeiss lenses, the best acetate frames from Mazzucchelli, and looks you can judge for yourself.
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.
Designed for going uphill but also excellent for hot rides, the Castelli Climber's 2.0 jersey and Inferno bibshorts have proven worthy accomplices to my summer exploits. Here's my full review, with a long-term look at the bibshorts.
Worlds Team Time Trial Report: On a fine Scandinavian autumn afternoon in Bergen it was Sunweb who bested a technical parcours of 42.5km. Reigning champions Quick-Step could do no better that fourth as Sunweb celebrated a double triumph, having won the ladies’ race in the morning.