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April 28, 2016 - The good and bad of cycling: Sondre Hols Enger celebrates winning the final stage in Croatia and the accusations of sexism in British Cycling. Other cycling news: Race reports with video from Romandie and Turkey and we look at the Tour of Yorkshire, Giro, BMC, Trek-Segafredo, Tinkoff and Dimension Data.
The 2016 Sea Otter Classic at Monterey’s Laguna Seca Raceway threatened rain early and was a little cooler than past years, but both the sun and many of the industry’s top manufacturers made it out in support of big crowds here for both the racing and a look at some of the latest gear from Praxis Cycling, SRAM, Park Tool, Nuun, Velotoze and Velofix.
Doping and sexism don't usually appear together in a cycling article, but you can rely on Lee Rodgers to combine both subjects in his Lowdown. Welcome back Mustafa Sayar to the Tour of Turkey, we have missed his EPO fueled victories and good-bye Jess Varnish, British Cycling don't want you. All sounds a bit unfair.
You feel ready. You have done the training, the hours of riding and zone specific work to fully prepare your body for the onslaught to come. But is your bike as ready as you are? Go beyond just cleaning your bike to see how to make sure your bike is well-prepped for your race or Gran Fondo.
Photo Special: The final Classic of the spring is now behind us and the weather didn't quite play the game and gave us a different perspective of a bike race. There were many sights of Liège-Bastogne-Liège and so we have put together our photo special from the Ardennes.
April 26, 2016 - Wouter Poels won a cold and wet Liège-Bastone-Liège, the snow was on the road, but the race went on. We look at the Extreme Weather Protocol and the race with report, result, quotes and video. More race action from Trentino, Croatia, Turkey and the Joe Martin Stage Race. Cycling news from the Giro d'Italia, Romandie, Tour de France and Cannondale/Drapac.
Race Report: A cold and wet Liège-Bastogne-Liège came up with a surprise win that gave the Sky team their first Monument win. Wout Poels has been a top performer so far this season and now he has put the icing on the cake with victory in 'La Doyenne'. Sky are now a Classics team!
The US national calendar gets into full swing at the always sold out Redlands Bicycling Classic - and for neo pro Jordan Cheyne of the Jelly Belly p/b Maxxis team, it was his first time racing for a team win - until it all changed on the last stage.
We have been following the career of Dan McLay since he first moved to Belgium in 2011, then in 2014 when riding for the Lotto Belisol Development team and last year after turning Pro for Bretagne-Séché Environnement team. So when McLay won the GP Denain, Ed Hood had to get hold the New Zealand born sprinter.
The oldest monument - Liège-Bastogne-Liège - brings down the curtain on the 2016 Spring Classic season, and what a season! Peter Easton looks back at the history of the 'Old Lady' and how she has weathered two World wars and taken her rightful place as the Queen of the Ardennes.
April 21, 2016 - Alejandro Valverde won Flèche Wallonne in a very dominating manner, next up for him is Liège and the Giro. Race reports, video and results from Belgium, Trentino and Croatia. We have a look at Sunday's Liège-Bastogne-Liège, Stig Broeckx return and we finish with Amstel winner; Enrico Gasparotto. A full Thursday EuroTrash.
Race Report: Movistar were the dominant team of the day, as soon as the flag dropped the men in dark blue were on the front with one aim in mind – to get Alejandro Valverde across the finish line on the Mur de Huy first. The telephone squad rode like a sprint train to deliver 'Balaverde' in place to unleash his finishing jump for his fourth Flèche Wallonne victory.
The 'Old Lady' of the Classics pushes out of Liège on Sunday for the return journey to Bastogne and the many Ardennes climbs between the two Walloon towns. Ed Hood runs through the course and running and gives us his winning tips.
Just when you thought it was safe to come out and admit that you are a cycling fan; mechanical doping comes along and we are back with our heads under the blanket. But which is worse: The chemical or the mechanical advantage? Lee Rodgers discusses the conflicting views on the different 'cheating' methods in today's Lowdown.
Delving into Matt Hayman’s Paris-Roubaix winning power file, we can see that pushing on the pedals over 6 hours, 9 minutes and 22 seconds required 6696 kilojoules of energy. What are the implications of kilojoules for cyclists and nutritional intake?
Photog's View: From Northern France Wei Yuet Wong has moved on to Holland to take in the sights of the Amstel Gold Race, from the start in Maastricht to the finish in Valkenburg and he didn't miss a trick. A photog's back-stage pass to the Amstel.
April 18, 2016 - Sunday saw a great and poignant win by Gasparotto in the Amstel Gold Race, coming three weeks after the death of his Wanty teammate, Demoitié. Race reports, results, quotes and video from Amstel, Denain and Castilla. Other cycling news: Flèche preview, Yorkshire, Movistar Giro, two more years for Gesink, Sagan to MTB, Malori up-date and the best moments of Sagan's spring season. Coffee time.
Race Report: There couldn't have been a better result to the Amstel Gold Race for the Wanty-Groupe Gobert team than a win from Enrico Gasparotto and the heartfelt dedication to his teammate Antoine Demoitié. The racing was slow to start, but when it did. . .