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Technical FAQ: The science of tire pressure, rim width, and heat buildup

This week, Lennard Zinn explains the science — complete with equations — regarding tire pressure and the width of your rims. (Velo News)

Oleg Tinkov: Alberto Contador is ‘too old to win anything’

Former Tinkoff team owner Oleg Tinkov attacks Alberto Contador on social media. (Cycling Weekly)

Tips from the pros: How to look like a pro rider

For some, it’s about looking good; for others, staying dry or simply going fast: pros past and present tell CW about their favourite style upgrades. (Cycling Weekly)

Larry Warbasse blog: It’s not about the disc brakes – Journal

Let me explain: this entire fight we are in the middle of, this push and pull between the riders, the UCI, and the bike industry – it’s not a fight over a braking system. It’s a fight for power. And not of the stopping variety. (Rouleur)

Peter Sagan ‘didn’t just want to win Milan-San Remo, but to win it in style’

Bora-Hansgrohe managers say Sagan is doing justice to the rainbow jersey. (Cycling Weekly)

Watson Ride Media Interview Part 2

Graham Watson interview – part 2

Part 2 or Ride Media’s interview with the retired legend of cycling photography. (more…)



Sagan moves into WorldTour lead

World Champion Peter Sagan is back on top of the WorldTour rankings following his second place at Milan-San Remo. The Bora-Hansgrohe rider disposes Richie Porte from top spot on the standings with the BMC rider dropping to third. Milan-San Remo winner Michal Kwiatkowski jumps into second place overall. (cyclingnews.com)

Rider dies during race at African Continental Track Championships

Egypt’s Eslam Nasser Zaki, 22, fell suddenly while riding on his own during men’s Omnium. (road.cc)

Michal Kwiatkowski’s Strava stats show the incredible power it takes to win Milan-San Remo

Pole hit more than 1,200 watts in the final sprint, and took the KOM on the Poggio as he followed Sagan’s attack. (Cycling Weekly)

An interview with Marcel Kittel: Getting back to his best, Cavendish rivalry, and the Tour de France

Marcel Kittel sits down, stretches out and smiles. “This is great,” he says. (Cycling Tips)

Davide Cimolai out-sprints Nacer Bouhanni to win Volta a Catalunya stage one

Late attack by Peter Kennaugh foiled as sprinters contest the stage finish on the opening day of the 2017 Volta a Catalunya in Spain. (Cycling Weekly)

Final 20 Km

Faster still: Eric Barone hits 141 mph for a new Mountain Bike World Speed Record

The ‘Red Baron’ narrowly beat his own record with an incredible run of 227.720 Km/h or 141.498 mph – though instability at high speed almost made everything go horribly wrong. (Bike Rumor)

How the Race Was Won: 2017 Milan San Remo

How the Race Was Won: 2017 Milan-San Remo

In this edition of How the Race Was Won, the first for season 2017, Cosmo Catalano analyses the 108th edition of Milan-San Remo. (more…)

Doping in sport: Drug use ‘fast becoming a crisis’ – Nicole Sapstead

UK Anti-Doping says drug use in sport is “fast becoming a crisis” in response to a poll for BBC Sport into doping in amateur sport. (BBC Sport)

14 per cent of amateur cyclists admit to taking steroids in survey (Cycling Weekly)

The Sven and Sven 2017 Cape Epic Adventure Is Underway – Nys and Vanthourenhout Finish Prologue in 41st

On Sunday, the two retired cyclocross legends of Sven Nys and Sven Vanthourenhout lined up in South Africa to kick off their Cape Epic campaign, which they’ve been preparing for with some time together on the road. (CX Magazine)






Coryn Rivera wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda bunch sprint

American Coryn Rivera sprinted to her first career Women’s WorldTour victory in Cittiglio on Sunday. The 24-year-old survived the hilly 131km Trofeo Alfredo Binda circuit race to win a reduced bunch sprint ahead of Arlenis Sierra and Cecile Uttrup Ludwig. It is first time in more than a decade that the one-day Italian classic has been contested by a group larger than ten riders. (cyclingnews.com)

Five things to look out for at the 2017 Volta a Catalunya

He’s back! Having spent the last month or so altitude training in South Africa and pondering how best to respond to the whirlwind of press surrounding Team Sky at the moment, Chris Froome will return to racing at the Volta a Catalunya for the first time since finishing sixth overall at the Herald Sun Tour six weeks ago. (Cycling Weekly)

Michal Kwiatkowski claims Strava KOM on Poggio on way to Milan-San Remo win

Team Sky rider averaged an astonishing 536 watts for 5 minutes 47 seconds on decisive climb. (road.cc)






Kwiatkowski wins Milan-San Remo

Sagan, Alaphilippe settle for podium in breakaway trio. (cyclingnews.com)

Sagan the strongest, but Kwiatkowski wins (Cycling Tips)

Final 24 Kilometers (YouTube)

Highlights (YouTube)

Kwiatkowski owes me a few beers, says Sagan (cyclingnews.com)


Fernando Gaviria: ‘Sagan will try to go on the Poggio’

Colombian Milan-San Remo contender Fernando Gaviria reckons rival Peter Sagan will go for a late attack and not hold out for a bunch sprint. (Cycling Weekly)

Commentary: Etiquette lessons with pushy Boeckmans

Cycling’s unwritten rules took centerstage when a very bizarre scene played out during Wednesday’s Danilith Nokere-Koerse. (Velo News)

Candid Kittel: German sprinter opens up about Milan-San Remo non-selection, Cavendish

Already a winner five times this season, Marcel Kittel is one of the most high-profile absentees from the QuickStep Floors squad for Saturday’s Milan San Remo.

The German rider has told CyclingTips that while he would have liked to have been selected for the race, that he can also see the logic behind the choices that the team has made. (Cycling Tips)

Boonen at MSR: ‘Sagan doesn’t have the strongest team’

World champion Peter Sagan stands above his rivals but he lacks a strong team, says Tom Boonen. (Velo News)

Luke Rowe column: ‘I’m not going to let numbers rule my career’ 

Team Sky’s Luke Rowe writes about his opinion on the use of power meters in racing and for training in his latest column. (Cycling Weekly)

How to follow the Indian Pacific Wheel Race and who you should watch

A showdown between some of the world’s best ultra-endurance racers is set to begin when the first running of the 5,500km Indian Pacific Wheel Race kicks off at 6am Saturday.


Former Team Sky rider Josh Edmondson admits to injecting vitamins, using Tramadol and temptation to dope

Josh Edmondson has admitted that he injected himself with a cocktail of vitamins in 2014 and that Tramadol led to him being depressed. (Cycling Weekly)

Montana Legislator Plans to Introduce Extensive Anti-Cyclist Bill

Senate Leader Scott Sales has called cyclists “some of the rudest and most self-centered people [he’s] ever encountered” (Bicycling Magazine)

Sagan: I’m a favourite for every race, I’m used to it

World champion shrugs off the pressure before Milan-San Remo. (cyclingnews.com)

Bugatti Offers Super Exclusive PG Bike

Bugatti has partnered with some of the most prestigious bike brands and engineers, to create what may every well be the most exclusive (and perhaps expensive) cruiser style bike ever conceived – the PG Bugatti Bike. (Capo Velo)

“I did it my way” – Lotto-Soudal rider Kris Boeckmans explains bizarre incident during race

Belgian rider caught on camera escorting French rider to back of peloton, said he was trying to ensure safety of peloton. (road.cc)

Diamondback’s Dreaming Again

Following up on last year’s amazing Dream Ride video, Diamondback has created another incredible dream sequence. (The Radavist)

2017 Critérium du Dauphiné route features novel ascent of Alpe d’Huez

The 2017 Critérium du Dauphiné will feature a novel approach to Alpe d’Huez, with the peloton set to ascend the Col de Sarenne before tackling the final four kilometres of the more celebrated Alpe for a summit finish at the ski station. (cyclingnews.com)

Apple applies for patent to calculate cyclists’ power from wind resistance and other factors

The application suggests that by using these factors, gathered from a wearable device that has a GPS, accellerometer, heart rate monitor and other features, it could calculate rider power without the expense of a traditional power meter. (Bicycle Retailer)

Road rage driver charged after rant towards cyclist caught on video

A driver who was caught on camera threatening and ranting at a cyclist in Ross, California has been charged with reckless driving. (Cycling Weekly)

Mark Cavendish: The Wheels of Change

He revolutionised sprinting by taking the leadouts to a higher level, working on his own aerodynamics and being an early adopter of skinsuits and aero helmets. For a while, it made him the clear favourite in every single flat race he rode. (Rouleur)

Preview: What you need to know about the 2017 Milan-San Remo

The longest of the Monuments and one of the most prestigious one-day races on the calendar, Milan-San Remo takes the riders nearly 300km from northern Italy down to and along the Mediterranean coastline, in a race that features several late climbs but normally ends in a bunch sprint.

Here’s what you should know before tuning into the 108th edition of Milan-San Remo this Saturday. (Cycling Tips)

Ewan given green light for Milan-San Remo attempt

At just 22 years of age, Cyclassics Hamburg winner Ewan will use the opportunity to gain valuable experience, having yet tackled a race of this distance. He was also an early withdrawal at last year’s world championships so it will be an achievement for him to make the distance with the front bunch. (SBS)


Lance Armstrong roasts Dale Earnhardt Jr’s cycling struggles

Lance Armstrong saw Junior complaining about his cycling issues on social media and reached out to Johnson to offer some words of wisdom to the novice. And then publicized it. (For The Win)

Degenkolb, Gaviria and Sagan are Milan-San Remo favourites, says Pozzato

A lot has happened in the world of cycling since a fresh-faced Pippo Pozzato raised his arms in triumph to conclude the 2006 Milan-San Remo. (cyclingnews.com)

The best folding bikes and electric folding bikes

A folding bike could be the ideal solution if you want to combine a cycle trip with a train journey. (Cycling Weekly)

Lotto-Soudal rider escapes disqualification after pushing rival out of peloton (video)

While Nacer Bouhanni won Nokere Koerse ahead of Adam Blythe, the finale of the race was overshadowed by a bizarre altercation involving Lotto-Soudal‘s Kris Boeckmans and Justin Jules. (Cycling Weekly)

Six things to look out for at Milan-San Remo 2017

To the uninitiated, dedicating an entire Saturday afternoon to watching a race in which the favourites only show themselves towards the very end may seem crazy, but part of what makes Milan-San Remo is the gradual build-up of tension throughout the day. (Cycling Weekly)

Milan-Sanremo & Matt Goss – Romance on the Italian Riviera

“My memories are quite fond. That was a good day,” says Matt Goss, master of the understatement.

The Indian Pacific Wheel Race: Once-in-a-lifetime adventure or folly for the foolhardy?

When the clock strikes 6:00am in Fremantle, Western Australia this Saturday morning, around 70 cyclists will start a race across Australia that will take the best of them nearly two weeks to finish.

The Indian Pacific Wheel Race (or ‘Indy Pac’ for short) has no prize money, no trophies, and no massive crowds – just the road, and the unpredictable Australian elements. (Cycling Tips)

Milano-Sanremo: Three potential scenarios

Andrew Hood breaks down the race and lists some probable outcomes to the 291km “La Classicissima.” (Velo News)

Use Strava to track speeding cyclists, says Aussie politician

Later describes suggestion as “a brain fart.” (road.cc)

Amalie Dideriksen: cycling’s newest sensation

Who is Amalie Dideriksen? The youngest world champion since Marianne Vos, Denmark’s new title holder may just be the best rider you’ve never heard of. (Cycling Weekly)

Rapha owners reportedly seeking advisers to handle sale of business – but rumoured LVMH deal seems to have hit brick wall

The business is currently backed by Active Private Equity, which has already successfully exited its investment in one cycling business, Evans Cycles, in a £100 million deal in 2015. (road.cc)

My Tejay van Garderen trauma

I’m feeling a worrisome combination of Van Garderen anxiety, pervasive Tejay doom, an oppressive sense that, after his anonymous performances in Tirreno-Adriatico, his bid to win the Giro d’Italia in May is in jeopardy. (Twisted Spoke)


Going against the tide: A European chasing the cycling dream in America

In a sport where Europe is usually still considered the ultimate goal, the decision by the British Claire Rose’s to hop the pond and come to America to chase her cycling dream might seem like an unconventional one. (Cycling Tips)

BFS2017: Hiplok Z-Lok adds light coffee stop security with reusable steel reinforced zip ties

If you are looking for actual security from one of Hiplok’s products, get one of their namesake chains around your waist. But if you are in a decent neighborhood and just going to pop into the cafe to get a coffee, and want to simply slow down someone from riding away on your bike, the new Z-lok could be your ticket. (Bike Rumor)

Mavic expands on a classic with new wider tubeless Open Pro rim

Since 1986, the eyeletted, aluminum rim has been a favorite of wheel builders and riders alike thanks to its durability and light weight for its time. (Bike Rumor)

Team Sky doctor previously bought Fluimucil from Swiss pharmacy

Team Sky responded to additional questions from Damian Collins MP of the Culture, Media and Sport Committee surrounding the supposed importation of an inhaled decongestant Fluimucil from Manchester to the team at the Criterium du Dauphine carried out by Simon Cope. The team revealed that Dr. Richard Freeman, who ordered Cope to courier a medical package to the race for Bradley Wiggins, had previously obtained the drug from a Swiss pharmacy just 250km away. (cyclingnews.com)

Quintana seals Tirreno-Adriatico victory

Dennis wins stage 7 time trial and climbs to second overall. (cyclingnews.com)

Share the road? Sagan dodges dog in Tirreno TT

Peter Sagan’s Tirreno-Adriatico time trial is almost ruined by a dog and its owner, who crossed the road right in front of the world. (Velo News)

Wahoo launches Elemnt Bolt GPS with integrated aero mount

Wahoo Fitness has just revealed the Elemnt Bolt which it says is the first GPS cycling computer and mount developed as an integrated system to reduce drag. (road.cc)

2017 NAHBS: Argonaut Road with SRAM Red eTap | The Radavist

Each year, Argonaut brings some very classy bikes to NAHBS and even though I loved the matte black and Olive Drab with King 40th build he brought, I couldn’t help myself and had to shoot this white beaut with SRAM Red eTap. (The Radavist)

NAHBS photos: Show winners and their bikes

Award winners from the North American Handmade Bicycle Show. (Velo News)


Cycling Maven: Jesse Carlsson’s IndiPac Tips

Cycling Maven interviews Jesse Carlsson, who shares his tips for long-distance riding and racing. (more…)

Sam Elenes: Cannondale-Drapac’s Trusted Hand

Preparing bikes for a time trial is always a complicated affair for a mechanic, but the stage 4 time trial at Paris-Nice had just become more complicated by the freezing rain that greeted Elenes that day. But he remained relaxed as usual—giving 100 percent still inspires him. (Peloton Magazine)

BFS2017: Ass Savers gets new, more secure lock with Flip Tip update

We’ve tried it out and it does what it claims – easy install, works with a few rail styles we’ve tried, and is surprisingly hard to pull off when locked. (Bike Rumor)

Paris-Nice tech: A prototype Cervelo R5, the Factor Slick, custom colours and more

We spent a few cold and wet days wandering the pits of Paris-Nice to bring you all the latest tech. Here’s what we found. (Cycing Tips)

Could Alberto Contador have won Paris-Nice on a different bike?

Alberto Contador lost Paris-Nice to Sergio Henao by a minuscule two seconds. What would have happened if he raced on Trek’s aero frame, the Madone Race Shop Limited, along with some deeper Bontrager Aeolus 5 wheels? (Velo News)

Porte still top of WorldTour rankings after Paris-Nice

‘Race to the sun’ winner Sergio Henao moves into second place, BMC remain top team. (cyclingnews.com)

Froome breaks silence and backs beleaguered Brailsford

Tour de France champion says he understands why people may feel let down. (cyclingnews.com)

“Without Dave B, there is no Team Sky” (road.cc)

Fernando Gaviria edges out Peter Sagan in Tirreno-Adriatico stage six 

Fernando Gaviria edged out Peter Sagan on the final road stage of Tirreno-Adriatico 2017 in Civitanova Marche. Nairo Quintana retains overall lead. (Cycling Weekly)

Highlights (YouTube)

Gaviria plays down Milan-San Remo chances (cyclingnews.com)

Sagan shrugs off sprint defeat at Tirreno-Adriatico (cyclingnews.com)

Pre-Order: The Long Awaited Autobiography of Lizzie Deignan

The British Olympian, and team Boels-Dolmans cyclist, Lizzie Deignan (formerly Armitstead), has announced the upcoming release of her long-awaited autobiography. (TWC)