Lowdown: A slightly different Lowdown from Lee Rodgers today, no doping, his thoughts on Taiwan as a cycling holiday destination... Good and bad! The island the Portuguese called Formosa - ‘beautiful island’ - might not be on your bucket list yet, so let Lee change your mind.
Holiday Gift Guide #2 is full of just the stuff to please the in cyclist your life, specially if it is yourself! Clothing from Assos, Race Face and Genova Retro, saddle by Astute, training at home with the Sufferfest Training Centre App or abroad at the Garda Bike Hotel. Plus glasses from XX2i Optics and a beautiful retro steel frame from the Battaglin Collezione Speciale. All great gift ideas.
Power training and indoor trainers simply belong together. The pure efficiency and controlled environment of training indoors partners amazingly well with precise training based on specific targeted power numbers. The combination of accurate power measurement and controlled smart trainers has taken this to new levels.
Interview: It's always good to hear of a new team doing well, or in the case of the Cycling Academy, a team from a country with little cycle sport tradition, moving up the ladder. In 2017 the squad from Israel will be a UCI Pro Continental team, the second devision in the World of professional cycling. Ed Hood spoke Tsadok Yecheskeli, the team's Media Director, to get the low-down on 'The Cycling Academy' - Pro Continental team.
Dec 05, 2016 - Belgian race organizers fall out over dates - TOP STORY. Full weekend of cyclocross with the two top men sharing the victories, reports and video. Other cycling news: Katusha-Alpecin team launch, Tour de Yorkshire announced, Lotto Soudal, Will Routley and Tom Veelers retire, Cycling Academy sign riders and DS, Lang to Roth, De Maar to China, WM3 Pro on Ridley, clean Vuelta'16 and no Tour de France for Portsmouth in 2019.
The euphemism “to kick the bucket” for dying dates back to around 1785 but the “Bucket List” is a term of more recent derivation, seeming to have been coined with the release of the 2006 movie of the same name. The Cyclist's Bucket List by Ian Dille is a book that shows us just how deep that bucket might be and how varied its contents when it comes to the passionate pastime of cycling.
The technology for indoor cycling training systems is constantly evolving, and while most non-trackies are opting for fixed-mount trainers, TruTrainer has reconverted me to the fun of rollers with their top-end quality and ride feel.
The Peter Sagan VIP Charity ride raised over $54,000, took in some great riding around Malibu CA, and gave us a chance to get to know a bit more about the World Champ and most popular ride in the pro peloton.
Thanksgiving is behind us and that only means one thing… Yes, the Christmas holidays are only round the corner. They say ‘it is better to give than to receive,’ but it doesn’t stop you making some strong hints. Here are some great gift ideas from Campagnolo, Bell Helmets, Pioneer, Bikase, Giro, Science in Sport, Rudy Project, CompuTrainer and photographer Darrell Parks’ 2017 calendar.
Interview: Next in line for our retro US interviews is Andy Paulin, a rider who could have made it big in Europe, but turned his back on a 7-Eleven contract offer. As he said: 'I was happy being a big dog here in the US.' He was happy to watch those guys suffer in Europe. Ed hood caught up with Paulin to get the full story.
Dec 01, 2016 - Race announcements from Flanders, Strade Bianche, Algarve, Catalunya, Limousin and Haut-Var. Team managers unhappy at team reductions - TOP STORY. Other cycling news: Van Avermaet recovery, Froome starts '17 in Australia, will Purito race? Bobridge Retires, Fumeaux finds team, Astana sign Stalnov, Drapac Pat’s Veg roster, Baestaens and Adams apologize, Revolution League and fun with Astana and Scarponi with his parrot.
Interbike 2016 round #5: TEX MARKET is a brand you know and love… You've very likely already used multiple pieces of their clothing and have very likely been extremely satisfied. Charles Manantan checks out the Italian manufacturer.
Lowdown: Our resident cycling philosopher, Lee Rogers, has gone deep today. 'Why do we do this?' A good question we ask ourselves when we are cold, wet through and on our knees, but we know we wouldn't change it for the World. Lee sums up the all-encompassing pleasure and pain of this sport we love.
ANT is an ultra-low power (ULP) wireless protocol for sending information wirelessly from one device to another, so that your phone, bike computer, heart rate monitor, power meter and other training devices can talk to each other and allow technology to make your cycling (and life) better than ever. But how does it work?
What is the hardest part of a training session? The first step out of the door. In the Northern Hemisphere, winter is drawing in, the temperature is dropping and many cyclists are summoning the willpower to hit the roads or face the drudgery of the home-trainer.
Rider Interview: Young Australian rider, Nick Schultz, has been making the headlines for a few years and it was only a matter of time before a big team snapped him up. After big wins in France and his stints as stagiaire with Etixx Continental team and Orica-BikeExchange he has signed with the Spanish Caja Rural-Seguros RGA ProContinental squad for 2017. Ed Hood caught up with him to hear how it all came about.
Nov 28, 2016 - A double win at the weekend for Mathieu van der Poel and two 2nd places for Wout Van Aert. Full reports and video from Hamme and Zeven. War again between the race organizers and the UCI? - TOP STORY. Other cycling news: WorldTour and ProConti licenses, contract news from Cycling Academy and Caja Rural, Velits retires, Dimension Data show off their new kit and retro video of Jacques Anquetil. A full EUROTRASH sack to empty!
Monday in Gent, the morning after the night before - The Six is over. But the adventure for Callum and Dave goes on: No, not a cyclocross or another pub, but a church! A church in praise of the sport of cycling. The Wielermuseum in Roeslare is no shinny display, like the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen, Roeslare is more for the hardened Flandrien of the cobbled road.
Karl Strugnell has come back to cycling after a break and is making a good go at it. But what about his bike? Specialist frame builders Reilly have built him a titanium work of art, which is also the perfect tool for his big return to the sport.
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