Day Two was an early start for the Broadgate Estates CYCLE TO MIPIM riders, with an alarm call at 4.45am, so that everyone was ready to depart on Stage 1 at 6am.
Seven riders from the telephone squad visited Drag2Zero's facility at Mercedes AMG Petronas F1 headquarters, looking to improve their aerodynamic performance through exhaustive three-day tests.
Sunday, March 9th, Tinkoff-Saxo will be on the start line for the prestigious French stage race, Paris-Nice with a strong line-up consisting of Chris Anker Sørensen, Nikolay Trusov, Ivan Rovny, Karsten Kroon, Marko Kump, Matti Breschel, Nicki Sørensen and Rafal Majka.
Sunday the 72nd edition of Paris-Nice will start. The course differs from last years. The race doesn't start with a prologue and there is no time trial during the week. There aren't many tough climbs. The first three stages are pretty much flat. In the fourth and fifth stage there is each time a climb of second category at about 13 km from the end. It's only on the sixth day that there is a climb of first category: the Col de Bourigaille.
Cycling legend Felice Gimondi used to say that women are the real drawing power either of sport and life. Same as the great Italian former champion, the organizers of GF Gimondi – Bianchi’s - the event celebrating its 18th edition, after an off-year - always manifested the same attentive approach to the women’s cycling.
The Lotto Belisol Ladies have a world champion in the team! Amy Cure took gold last Saturday in the points race at the World Championships in Cali, Colombia. A day earlier she had taken bronze in the individual pursuit and with the Australian team she had also won bronze in the team pursuit.
Olga Zabelinskaya wins again in Latin America. Just a couple of days after her impressive victory in La Vuelta Feminina a Costa Rica, the double Olympic medalist soloed to the finish line of 1.1 Grand Prix GSB.
The first day of the Broadgate Estates CYCLE TO MIPIM was remarkable for the sunshine and the smiles that came with the favourable weather conditions, and happily uneventful with a smooth ride that took the riders out of rush hour London to Folkestone.
RusVelo team disembarked on the Belgian North Sea Shore to take part in the stage race of 3 Daagse West-Vlaanderen named also Johan Museeuw Classics after the famous Flemish Northern classics specialist.
The BMC Racing Team's roster to help Tejay van Garderen at Paris-Nice features an abundance of talent around him, including Tour Méditerranéen winner Stephen Cummings and Dubai Tour champion Taylor Phinney.
Second part of the interview with Rui Costa.
An abundance of popular performers and song writers have called Albany Ga. home – Ray Charles, Luke Bryan and even American Idol #11 winner Phillip Phillips. Albany returns as the home for hundreds of cyclists for the 2014 Southeast Regional Series (SRS) presented by Stan's NoTubes.
BPeople saddles with the girls on the juggernaut led by Walter Zini.
RusVelo continues to acquire precious experience of riding Northern classics. Four days after the team broke the ground in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the Russian riders crossed the start line of Le Samyn.
Registration has opened for The NSPCC Tour of England, a series of multi-stage tours that offer the ultimate pro-rider experience to amateur cyclists, with timed hill climbs, closed race circuit sections and unprecedented support – from team cars, to motorbike outriders, domestiques, mechanics and soigneurs.
On Thursday 6th March, sees Le Grand Départ of 98 riders from the property industry who will leave More London at 9am on the CYCLE TO MIPIM charity bike ride.
Emma Johansson sprinted to victory in Le Samyn, scoring her first win of the 2014 season. A concerted team effort delivered the Swede across the line ahead of Ashleigh Moolman (Hitec Products) and Sofie de Vuyst (Futurumshop.no-Zannata). It is the first international victory of the year for ORICA-AIS and the first European win of the season for the GreenEDGE family.
In few days it will be Paris-Nice time and cycling fans will be able to admire the world champion in action.
Drapac Professional Cycling returns to the scene of their 2012 and 2013 overall victories at the Tour de Taiwan this weekend with the UCI 2.1 event beginning this Sunday in Taipei City.
A very passionate cyclist by the name of Tullio started perhaps one of the most fabled brands in cycling over 80 years ago and the company that bears his last name continues to this day to produce components that not only improve the cycling experience but also export a bit of cycling culture.