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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)

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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)

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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.

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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)

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Diamondback’s Dreaming Again

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

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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

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Use Strava to track speeding cyclists, says Aussie politician

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

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Cycling Maven: Jesse Carlsson’s IndiPac Tips

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

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Playing rugby is more than 500 times riskier than riding a bike, say researchers

Study conducted in response to people saying they were deterred from cycling because of risk of injury. (road.cc)

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Videos: Crazy scenes as world’s biggest bike race cancelled as riders battle 100kph winds

One of the world’s biggest cycling events, the Cape Town Cycle Tour, had to be cancelled this morning as thousands of participants battled against winds in excess of 100 kilometres an hour. (road.cc)

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Cycling was the force that kept me alive

“How much time will I have to stay away from my bike?!”

I swear that question was the first one to cross my mind when my doctor said the most terrifying words I had ever heard: “Yes, it is cancer”. Only after that I thought about chemo, mastectomy, baldness, and nausea. (Cycling Tips)

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Jeannie Longo’s husband given suspended prison sentence

Patrice Ciprelli has been sentenced to one year suspended prison term for importing EPO. Ciprelli is the coach and husband of French cyclist Jeannie Longo. (cyclingnews.com)

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LEOMO Type-R Motion Analysis moves another layer onto your training program

In the game of getting better and faster on your bike, getting a coach and training with power are two of the more effective ways to play it. Now, there’s a third tool available – Motion Analysis. (Bike Rumor)

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A bike fit for speed and adventure: distance rider Mike Hall’s Kinesis Racelight GF_Ti V3 for Indy Pac

Yorkshire’s former round-the-world record holder Mike Hall is one of the leading endurance riders heading to Australia to take part in the inaugural India Pacific Wheel Race (IndyPac). (RoadCyclingUK)

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Watch: Tim Stevens – The Racer

Short film follows former Great Britain rider Tim Stevens as he trains to ride the East Surrey Hardriders time trial, prior to his untimely death in 2016. (Cycling Weekly)

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Caffeine potentially on WADA’s List of Prohibited Substances

WADA added caffeine to its Monitoring Program for 2017 so experts could study whether athletes are using the substance “with the intent of enhancing performance.” (Steve Tilford)

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It’s time for cycling culture to reject the Velominati’s rules

It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment I started hating “The Rules” and everything they represent.

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Sweat Rate Linked to Body Mass, Not Gender

Until recently, it’s been postulated that men and women sweat at different rates due to hormonal factors, but a new study has found that rather than hormones, it’s body mass that impacts sweat rate the most. (Bicycling Magazine)

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Cyclist Captures the World’s Best Wildlife Photo

This friendly quokka lives on Western Australia’s Rottnest Island and seems to love bikes as much as we do. (Bicycling Magazine)

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By the numbers: What does it take to be competitive at the cobbled semi-classics?

Stephen Gallagher (Dig Deep Coaching) dives into the rider data to see what it takes to be competitive at these semi-Classics while explaining how the efforts of the pros compare to what us mere mortals are capable of. (Cycling Tips)

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Dr Hutch: Revealing the identity of my greatest cycling rival

Dr Hutch ponders the irresistible gravitational pull of ‘his’ pothole and its resistance to permanent repair. (Cycling Weekly)

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Phil’s Gaimon’s ‘Worst retirement ever’

Phil Gaimon is done with pro racing, but he’s got one final mission on the bike: snatching Strava KOMs, and you get to pick which ones. (Velo News)

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Strava went down last night, nobody was quite sure what to do, but the internet reacted perfectly

Strava went down last night and cyclists, runners, and all athletes across the world went into crisis mode, questioning whether they’d exercised at all. (Cycling Weekly)

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Should Cyclists Fuel With Candy?

Gummy bears are having a moment thanks to Road World Champion Peter Sagan—but whether candy really has performance value depends on how you use it. (Bicycling Magazine)

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Watch: Belgian man stages brave lone protest against tarmacking of cobbled climb (video)

Only in Belgium… (Cycling Weekly)

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Viral video of female cyclist tearing off van’s wing mirror exposed as ‘factually incorrect’

Video has been removed from Facebook after receiving nearly 10 million views. (Cycling Weekly)

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Video: Harassed Female Cyclist Gets Revenge on Cat-Callers

Harassed in the street by van drivers, this female cyclist bites back… hard. (TWC)

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Lance Armstrong: I still put in the hard work, and I hope people don’t forget that

People shouldn’t view my story in black and white terms, says Armstrong. (Cycling Weekly)

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This Bike Lane Vigilante Is Cleaning Up Philly’s Streets

A cycling champion sticks it to illegally parked cars by decorating them with cautionary window decals—and he’s filming the whole thing. (Bicycling Magazine)

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Lance Armstrong and former US Postal team-mates finish third as they return to racing together

Lance Armstrong, George Hincapie, Christian Vande Velde, and Dylan Casey finish third in the 24 Hours in the Old Pueblo mountain bike race. (Cycling Weekly)

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Video: Cyclist taken out by vehicle trailer swinging across road – Sticky Bottle

The driver pulled this crazy U-turn, took the cyclist out with his trailer and then kept going. (Sticky Bottle)

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Longsight police get flak for ‘millions spent on cycle lanes’ tweet

Seem to suggest that pavement cyclist should have been using a cycle lane in an entirely different part of town. (road.cc)

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This Gritter Bike Keeps Bike Lanes Clear of Snow When Snowtrucks Don’t

A pedal-powered gritter keeps bike lanes clear and turns heads. (Bicycling Magazine)

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Biketopia: Short Stories of Women Ruling the World on Bicycles

Publisher Elly Blue has launched a crowd-funding project with the goal of getting her latest collection of short stories published. (Capo Velo)

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America’s Cup yachting team enlists Olympic cycling medallist in plan to pedal to victory

Each hull of Team New Zealand’s catamaran has a four-man pedal station devised with help from London 2012 keirin bronze medallist Simon van Velthooven. (road.cc)

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This Glowing Intersection Is Taking US Bike Safety in a Bright Direction

Texas A&M claims to be the home of the country’s first authentic Dutch junction, decked out with glow-in-the-dark bike lanes. (Bicycling Magazine)

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Tramadol: Why some athletes and experts want it banned in sport

A still-legal substance in sport that is both powerful and dangerous.

USADA, alongside numerous other organizations in the world of sport, believe that the time is now for WADA to finally move the drug from its Monitoring Program (where it has been since 2012) to the Prohibited List, alongside 12 other narcotics that are already

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The Maps He Made

Some people keep love letters. I have maps—beautifully detailed hand-drawn maps made for me by my husband over the years whenever I was about to set out on a solo adventure or one with my girlfriends, either bicycling, hiking, or driving. It was an era before cell phones, Google earth, and GPS… (Peloton Magazine)

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Rapha advertising for someone to fill a cyclist’s ‘dream job’

Clothing and cycling brand Rapha is looking for people to run its mobile clubhouse in Europe. (Cycling Weekly)

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Tammy Thomas Granted Sanction Reduction

The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) announced today that cycling athlete, Tammy Thomas, of Ridgeland, Miss., is entitled to a reduction in her suspension due to a change in the applicable rules. Thomas served more than 14 years of her original lifetime period of ineligibility that began on August 31, 2002. (USADA)

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Around-the-world cyclist has bike and all his possessions stolen in London

Lutter’s bike was equipped with panniers containing all of his possessions and his home – a tent. His camera equipment and computer containing the photos and words a book recounting his 40,000km solo cycle journey were also stolen, along with many other items including his clothes. (Cycling Weekly)

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Bradley Wiggins quits The Jump with broken leg

The former Tour de France winner said he was “gutted” after sustaining a “small leg fracture” while taking part in snowcross training. (BBC)

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Rapha returns to sponsor London Nocturne

After Rapha stepped away for a few years, it has returned for 2017 as part of a new three-year partnership, and plans are being made to take the Rapha Nocturne series further afield than London. (Cycling Weekly)

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Video: Talking Cycling with Graham Watson – his favourite photo

One week into retirement, renowned cycling photographer Graham Watson looks back at his career and how he captured his favorite photo before the era of digital photography, with film and manual camera gear.

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Longest elevated cycle path in the world opens in China

The five miles of elevated bicycle-specific paths feature cycle hire stations at either end and tie in seamlessly with surrounding infrastructure. (road.cc)

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Rouleur Roadbook: a road cyclist’s guide to Ghent – Journal

From gastronomy, bike shops and the best coffee to where to find the most unmissable roads, Trek-Segafredo rider Edward Theuns shares his insider tips on the perfect cycling trip to Ghent. (Rouleur)

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The rise of nationalism and the demise of racing

Many bike races have a long history of nationalist association, whether as expressions of patriotism or symbolic illustrations of occupying the terrain. Will today’s politics bring new bike races. (inrng)