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Thursday September 19, 2019
Interview: How do you design and build a fast track? Ask master velodrome designer Peter Junek. The Aguascalientes track in Mexico was thought to be the fastest track in the World by sprinters and 'Hour Record' holder Victor Campenaerts. Now the Bolivian Cochabamba track is looking take that moniker. Who designed and built them both... Peter Junek.
Thursday September 19, 2019
Strava, the world’s largest sports participation platform with over 44 million athletes and a million more joining every 30 days, today announced two new features available on its mobile app: Fitness and Perceived Exertion.
Thursday September 19, 2019
Sept 19, 2019 - The Tours are behind us, but there is still lots of cycling news to catch up with: Alejandro Valverde talks of his depression - Top Story. Lots of racing: Tour of Slovakia, Textielprijs Vichte, Giro della Toscana and the Grand Prix de Wallonie. Plus Il Lombardia, rider contracts, Steve Cummings, Education First at la Vuelta, Award for Dimension Data, Vuelta video by UAE Team Emirates.
Wednesday September 18, 2019
PEZ Retro: When our PEZman in Spain, Alastair Hamilton, was 'Roadside' at the 2019 Vuelta a España, it brought back memories of his first Vuelta 20 years ago and one of the big stars - Alex Zülle. Zülle, the short-sighted cyclist with a lot of talent, no luck, an intimacy with doping and with a propensity for crashing. Al looks at his cycling career, good and bad.
Tuesday September 17, 2019
Toolbox: Pro riders have a unique and graceful style that clearly distinguishes them from amateurs and recreational cyclists. Is this difference something to do with their pedal stroke and technique? And if so, is it something that we can train to improve our own cycling?
Monday September 16, 2019
Vuelta Final Week: Ed Hood is sat in his 'virtual' Madrid cafe with a café con leche and a Veterano in front of him, along with Marca and AS to review the final week of la Vuelta a España 2019. There were a lot of new faces... and Alejandro Valverde. Who was hot and who was not?
Monday September 16, 2019
When I stripped the torx bolt head on the seat post clamp on my Cipollini MCM, and could no longer adjust the seat, I decided to solve this one myself. Since there were no videos on how to remove a stripped screw from a bike frame, I recorded my odyssey, along with enough fails in this project to file this one under "stupid like me".
Monday September 16, 2019
Sept 16, 2019 - La Vuelta a España and the Tour of Britain come to an exciting close, plus the Grand Prix Cycliste de Québec and Montréal, Madrid Challenge, Agostoni and Bernocchi, all with results and video. López gets grumpy with Movistar-Top Story. A load of other cycling news: Deceuninck to Slovenska, rider contracts and stagieires and cyclo-cross news. Jumbo-Visma Vuelta video to finish.
Sunday September 15, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: The final stage of the Vuelta a España fell to Dutch National champion, Fabio Jakobsen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) in a close sprint with Irish champion, Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe). Primož Roglič had no problems, and the Jumbo-Visma team leader won his first Grand Tour.
Sunday September 15, 2019
Cyclists determined to improve their condition have a wide variety of choices, from training diaries to formal programs to online coaching. But recent developments have now opened up a multi-million dollar market for an aspect many of us don't pay much attention to: recovery. A new book, “Good to Go” is devoted entirely to this subject and the science-or lack of science-behind it all.
Saturday September 14, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) took his third stage victory after a long solo, this put the Slovenian on the third step of the overall podium. Primoz Roglič (Jumbo-Visma) guaranteed his win in the 2019 Vuelta a España. He had no problems on the last mountain stage, despite some attacks from Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and Alejandro Valverde (Movistar).
Saturday September 14, 2019
OVO Energy Tour of Britain Stage 1 PeloPics: Fresh from his visit to the Vuelta a España, Ed Hood had a more local assignment last weekend - The start of stage 1 of the OVO Energy Tour of Britain in Glasgow. The 70 kilometres from Ed's house to the start of the British Tour was much easier than the 2,000K to the Vuelta salida in Alicante, but it was just as much fun.
Friday September 13, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Rémi Cavagna (Deceuninck - Quick-Step) took the win in the medieval streets of Toledo on stage 19 of the Vuelta a España on Friday. The Frenchman was part of the early break, then in the final 25 kilometres he attacked to go solo and hold off the peloton as they snapped at his heels. Primoz Roglic held the overall lead after a crash splintered the main bunch.
Thursday September 12, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: The penultimate mountain stage of la Vuelta was won by EF Education First's Sergio Higuita. The promising Colombian had lost twenty minutes on the road to Guadalajara yesterday, but today he soloed to victory. Miguel Ángel López (Astana) provided the fireworks, causing Nairo Quintana (Movistar) and Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) to lose time.
Thursday September 12, 2019
Sept 12, 2019 - Two more crazy days on the la Vuelta a España - Never a dull moment. Results, reports and video from Spain and the Tour of Britain. Surgery for Urán - Top Story. Other cycling news: Teams for the Grands Prix Cyclistes Québec and Montréal, more rider contracts for 2020, De Clercq retires, Milano-Torino, World's riders and La Vuelta Junior.
Wednesday September 11, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Philippe Gilbert took his second stage win in the 2019 Vuelta a España. Stage 17 split into echelons causing problems for the GC teams. At the finish it looked like Sam Bennett (Bora-Hansgrohe) had the stage in the bag, but Gilbert swooped past for the win. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) took advantage of making it into the front group to move into second place overall.
Wednesday September 11, 2019
Rider Interview: Ed Hood spoke to Adam Lewis back in 2017 as a 'Young Gun' when he hit the Belgian roads. Adam is now riding for the Dutch Continental team, BEAT Cycling Club and mixing it with the Pros. Ed caught up with Adam to hear how things have progressed on the next rung up the cycling ladder.
Tuesday September 10, 2019
Vuelta Rest Day No.2: The Vuelta a España has a reputation for excitement and the last seven stages have lived up to it... and some. Ed Hood is in his 'virtual' Burgos café pondering the middle week of the Spanish Grand Tour over a café con leche and a large Veterano by Osborne. Vuelta catch-up time....
Tuesday September 10, 2019
Toolbox: With the hot, humid days of August drawing to a close and gravel rides and cyclocross upon us, our on-bike demands of our bodies is going to change. Yet many of us don’t. We continue to treat the bike as the bike, one and the same, which often leads us to lower back, hip, and shoulder pain as we change our style of riding.
Monday September 9, 2019
Vuelta Stage Report: Jakob Fuglsang won stage 16 of the Vuelta a España on the summit of the Alto de la Cubilla. The experienced Dane of the Astana team was the strongest from the early break after a tough 145 kilometres of climbing. Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma), Miguel Ángel López (Astana) and Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) attacked the other favourites.