Race Report: Another day at the Vuelta, more wild racing, beautiful scenery, joy and despair. Gianni Meersman (Etixx - Quick-Step) built on Sunday’s stage two win, with another sprint victory. For the favorites, the predictable mayhem at the end of the day left a lot of riders nervous with twisting roads and tight corners to deal with.
Race Report: Another win for the break of the day and another win for France on Vuelta stage 4 in Galicia. In the mould of stage 3, Direct Energie's Lilian Calmejane, joined the escape and attacked for the stage win. Behind the young Frenchman; Darwin Atapuma held off the chase of the race favorites to take the overall lead.
Ask a coach about “winning” and he might cite threshold power, great tactical acumen, or the importance of a strong team; each an important element without question, but what else goes into the equation? In the end it often comes down to mental focus and the ability to sort out the irrelevant.
The newest thoroughbred in the Cipollini stable, the NK1K, arrived in understated shades of grey and silver. Without the splash of fluorescent color that helped define the brand out of the gate, does this signal a more mature model from Super Mario? Let’s go for a ride and find out.
Aug 22, 2016 - We look at the effect of winning so many medals at the Olympics for the GB team. EUROTRASH News Round Up: Vuelta a España, Hamburg, GP Scherens, Limousin and Veenendaal Classic with reports and video. In other cycling news: Transfers, new truck for Etixx and top line up for the Tour of Britain. Plus SuperLudo.
Our reader today Benjamin from France has made his passion for cycling his work by producing his own carbon wheels for an ever growing clientele in France. Recently he's increased his business to carbon frames as our man in France, Chris recently found out on a trainin ride where he came across Benjamin on a very flashy looking red, Basaltwheels RLX Blackline.
Race Preview: Ed Hood moves from his review of the 2016 Vuelta a España 'Stats and Stages' to look at the pool of possible winners - The Protagonists. The list of top ten riders includes all the likely suspects, but who is fresh and who wants/needs the victory in Spain? Take your pick or go with Ed's Top Tip.
Aug 18, 2016 - The Vuelta a España starts on Saturday and we have loads of news from Spain from the riders and teams. Who will win? That's one answer we don't have as the race is wide open. In other cycling news: Reports, results and rider quotes from the Tour du Limousin, World champs for Yorkshire, rider transfers, contract extensions, new pros, Tour of Britain jersey and a song for la Vuelta. Café con leche?
Race Preview: The final Grand Tour of the season starts on Saturday in Galicia and the 2016 Vuelta a España is looking to be the best of the three week races. Many of the star riders will be on the start line of a tough course - In part 1 of your preview, Ed Hood takes us through the Top Five stages and looks at the statistics of the Spanish stage race.
Lowdown: Britain's Mark Cavendish has won the Olympic medal he so wanted, although it is not the color of metal he so desired it is still a medal, but at what cost? Lee Rodgers takes a look at the Olympic omnium and the general deportment of Mr. Cavendish. Not so much of a race analysis, but more of a closer inspection of the Manx Missile's psychology.
Summer is the season of big rides for both pros and amateur cyclists alike. How does one fuel these big efforts, and how good are we at maintaining energy balance throughout multiple days of hard riding?
Interview: On Sunday Paul Watson told us all about his ICF World championship win in Belgium recently and touched on his problems being a professional back in the '80s. In part 2 of his interview with Ed Hood, Paul looks back in more detail on the good and the bad times of a Pro back in the day.
Aug 15, 2016 - The Great Britain track team have been winning in Rio, the French don't understand - Top Story. Full coverage of the Tour de l'Ain and the Arctic Race with reports, results, quotes and video. Other cycling news: Vuelta a España, transfer and stagiaire news, Worlds team time trial and new venue for the European championships.
Interview: Paul Watson was a road star of the '80s, and then... But only a few weeks ago he started training, then racing and now he is a World champion. Ed Hood managed to have a few words with the man, who is fighting back the years, between training sessions.
Jelly Belly p/b MAXXIS NeoPro Jordan Cheyne had the best week of his career so far in Utah as part of the team that put Lachlan Morton in the final leaders yellow jersey. His Tour didn't start too well, but he soon got into the swing of things. Here is how the Tour of Utah went down for Jordan.
Reader Chris from California or 'Big Chris' as he's known has got one big bike to go with his 6ft6in body - A 63cm Cannondale SuperSIX Evo Carbon kitted out with Ultegra Di2 and DuraAce wheels and there's nothing more he loves then riding down the South Pacific Highway on his steed as he explains....
The Olympic Games are well and truly underway, how can we tell? There is a cart load of controversy, accusations and sniping... Lee Rodgers, not a man to walk away from that kind of thing, has his two-penneth worth on the backstage events to clarify some points and stir the pot of Olympic shambolism.
Aug 11, 2016 - Kristin Armstrong and Fabian Cancellara took the Olympic time trial titles, an old riders sport? We have all the reports, quotes and results. Lots of other cycling news: The Tour de l'Ain stage 1 report and result, Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta, team, rider and race news and Greg Van Avermaet downloads his Rio Strava data.
Olympic Race Report: Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) turned the clock back eight years today in Rio, taking the Olympic Time Trial championship for the second time – to add to his Beijing triumph. His power, pace judgement and bike handling unmatched on a damp day over a tough, testing parcours beside the Atlantic.
Race Round-up: The Tour of Utah might not be in the same league as the Tour de France, but, unlike the French Grand Tour, the 2016 edition of the North American stage race had excitement and unpredictability on its side and the young guys came to the fore. Bruce Hildenbrand was in Utah to catch the action, along with PEZ photog Darrell Parks, here is their take on one of the toughest races on the Pro calendar.