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Sunday May 19, 2019
Race Report: Primoz Roglic (Jumbo-Visma) dominated the final climb to hammer nails into the coffin of all of his rivals. For much of the route it looked like the GC contenders would all finish within a minute or so of one another, but Roglic set the stage alight on the final climb. A plucky ride by Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) kept him in the pink jersey.
Sunday May 19, 2019
PeloPics: The conclusive stage of the AMGEN Tour of California confirmed the two final overall winners: Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) in the men's race and Anna van der Breggen (Boels Dolmans) in the women's event. Cees Bol (Sunweb) and Elisa Balsamo (Valcar Cylance) were the day's winners in the Pasadena’s Rose Bowl. Photo gallery by Darrell Parks.
Sunday May 19, 2019
The Giro d'Italia remains the race the Cool Kids like because it is wild, unpredictable and exciting. Originally inspired by the Tour de France, its history has been rather different, through topography as well as culture. This is all nicely set out in Colin O'Brien's “The Beautiful Race: The Story of the Giro d'Italia.”
Saturday May 18, 2019
Race Report: A wet stage 8 finalé came down to a fight between the top fast-finishers of the 2019 Giro d'Italia - Caleb Ewan, Elia Viviani and Pascal Ackermann were elbow to elbow in the final meters for the diminutive Australian to cross the line first. The leader's jersey of Valerio Conti was never in danger.
Saturday May 18, 2019
PeloPics: Young UAE Team Emirates rider, Tadej Pogacar, over-turned the Tour of California on Friday's stage 6 - Taking the stage win and moving into the overall lead. Katherine Hall (Boels Dolmans) won the second stage in the women's race as her teammate Anna van der Breggen consolidated her overall lead finishing in second place. Photo gallery by Darrell Parks.
Saturday May 18, 2019
The Mid-Atlantic U.S. has a Spring Classic Series organized by Kermesse Sport. It’s a series of four events that emulate both the cobbled and Ardennes Classics of Northern Europe. The Fools Classic, Kermesse Sport’s original ride founded 13 years ago, is the series’ La Doyenne, even though it more closely resembles the Ronde Van Vlaanderen than it does LBL.
Friday May 17, 2019
Race Report: Another new Giro d'Italia stage winner on the seventh day, this time from Spain. Astana's Pello Bilbao took the win in L’Aquila with a solo attack from a leading group with just over one final hard kilometre to go. The Basque rider finished ahead of Tony Gallopin (AG2R-La Mondiale) and Davide Formolo (Bora-Hansgrohe). Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) held the pink jersey.
Friday May 17, 2019
PeloPics: Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First) held onto his overall lead by 4 seconds on Kasper Asgreen (Deceuninck - Quick-Step and 6 to Gianni Moscon (Ineos) after a hard day to Ventura on Thursday. There were break-aways and chases throughout the day, in the end Bahrain-Merida's Ivan Garcia Cortina took the stage honors.
Friday May 17, 2019
Limar introduced the world's first foam-in-shell cycling helmet and were also the first lid-maker to sponsor a pro cycling team. They’ve also been the lightest production helmet in the world on several occasions, but they’ve only ever had “good” ventilation until now… Enter the new Air Pro.
Thursday May 16, 2019
Race Report: Stage six of the 2019 Giro d’Italia saw a big change in the overall classification. Valerio Conti (UAE Team Emirates) will start tomorrow in the Maglia Rosa. The Italian was part of the early break which managed to stay clear all the way to the finish line. The stage victory went to his countryman and finalé partner; Fausto Masnada (Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec).
Thursday May 16, 2019
PeloPics: The Deceuninck - Quick-Step team made it three AMGEN Tour of California stage wins in a row on Wednesday. Fabio Jakobsen won the up-hill sprint ahead of Jasper Philipsen (UAE Team Emirates) and Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe). Tejay van Garderen (EF Education First) crashed, but held onto his overall lead.
Thursday May 16, 2019
May 16, 2019 - The weather in Italy has not been great, unlike California-The racing has been hot. News, views and video from the Giro and AToC. Doping has reared its ugly head again-Top Story. Plus: OVO Tour Series, riders out of the Giro, Tour of Britain start in Scotland, Molano health tests, Vuelta'19 song and Dumoulin (now pointless) Giro d'Italia video preparations.
Wednesday May 15, 2019
Race Report: At the finish of very wet stage 5; Bora-Hansgrohe's Pascal Ackermann got the better of Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) in Terracina. The German champion squeezed ahead of the Colombian for his second 2019 Giro stage win. Tom Dumoulin had to abandon in the neutralised zone.
Wednesday May 15, 2019
Peaks Coaching Group (PCG)--industry leaders in data-driven coaching--announced today that they will be leading the world’s first motion analysis cycling camp using the award winning LEOMO TYPE-R in Boulder, CO July 14-19, 2019.
Wednesday May 15, 2019
PeloPics: Rémi Cavagna made it two in a row for Deceuninck – Quick-Step on stage 3 of the AMGEN Tour of California on Tuesday. The Frenchman soloed to victory in Morgan Hill after attacking from the breakaway 75 kilometers out and holding off the chasers. More photos from PEZ-man, Darrell Parks, on the roadside.
Wednesday May 15, 2019
Clothing Review: In my part of the world (Babylon on the Potomac), spring has finally arrived. That means warmer weather. In fact, we’ve had some unseasonably warm (temps up to 80F) early spring days. So I’ve been able to ditch arm and knee warmers and do some riding in shorts and short-sleeve jersey – including DannyShane kit I teased in my review of their Fall City Line casual clothing.
Tuesday May 14, 2019
Race Report: The fourth stage of the Giro d’Italia went to Movistar's Ecuadorian, Richard Carapaz, after a crazy finalé in Frascati. The peloton was split to pieces in the last kilometres by a massive crash. Carapaz was one of the lucky riders to escape chaos and jump for the line. Stage favourite, Caleb Ewan (Lotto Soudal), was a close second.
Tuesday May 14, 2019
PeloPics: Stage 2 of the AMGEN Tour of California from Rancho Cordova to South Lake Tahoe saw EF Education First put Tejay van Garderen into the overall lead. Deceuninck – Quick-Step’s Kasper Asgreen was off the front for most of the day and took the stage win. Darrell Parks sent us his top photos from California.
Tuesday May 14, 2019
Many things have to fall into place for a promising junior to become a top elite athlete in a sport like cycling. Of course, the elusive “big engine” springs to top of mind when we talk talent. But how much does training influence hemoglobin mass and aerobic capacity during those critical junior years?
Monday May 13, 2019
Race Report: Deceuninck - Quick-Step's fast-finishing Italian champion, Elia Viviani thought he had won in Orbetello on stage 3. After the finish the race jury relegated Viviani due to a 'irregular sprint'. Thus, Fernando Gaviria (UAE Team Emirates) was given the stage win.