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Rohan Dennis’ 2017 BMC Teammachine SLR01 – Gallery 

[CyclingNews.com] All the BMC Teammachine SLR01 are fitted with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic drivetrain and groupset. Shimano is due to supply its new Dura-Ace 9100 Di2 groupset at the start of the 2017 season, meaning the BMC riders are still training on the older components.

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New kit for Deignan and Guarnier as Boels-Dolmans unveil 2017 jersey

[Cycling News] Boels-Dolmans have unveiled their 2017 race kit with the leading women’s team linking up with Italian clothing manufacturer Santini. The partnership is set to run for at least two years and came about after discussions over the Women’s WorldTour jersey that 2015 world champion Lizzie Deignan (née Armitstead) wore following her win at the 2016 Strade Bianche.

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Bold color combination for Bardiani-CSF – News Shorts

[CyclingNews.com] With its new sponsor CST (Cheng Shin Tires), the Bardiani-CSF team gets a bright addition to the shoulders of its jersey for 2017.

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Top 10 Road Bikes Of 2016 – GCN’s World Tour Of Bike

[GCN] The best performing race bikes and bike manufacturers of 2016, ranked according to our very own Maths Genius’s complex algorithm. That’s right!

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Dr Hutch: World-beating performance is a spanner’s turn away

[Cycling Weekly] The ways you can fiddle, fettle and fine-tune your cycling performance are almost endless, just ask Dr Hutch’s friend Bernard

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Above Category: The Twelve Days of Breathtaking Builds

DAY ONE: THE RETURN OF MR. ZIEGLER

[Above Category] We felt it apropos to circle back to last year’s finale with yet another bike featuring Zio Ziegler’s patina, this time a bit more dirt-oriented. This is Zio’s personal Open UP, a bike that since its introduction at AC six months ago has been a consistent favorite, both amongst us and our clients.

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inrng : no way to run a sport

[inrng] Do other sports hang out their dirty washing so obviously at times? Probably but pro cycling has its moments, see how the ex-Lampre team doesn’t know if it’s going to ride or not just weeks out from the start of the new season or the farcical decision by the major races to shrink the number of participating riders without agreeing with anyone else resulting in a rapid climbdown.

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Greg Van Avermaet on why an Olympic gold medal is bigger than a Tour of Flanders win

[Cycling Weekly] ‘Would I swap my Olympic win for a Tour of Flanders win? No way!’ the BMC rider explained at the team’s pre-season training camp.

‘People in cycling need to realise that the Olympics are the biggest event in sport. There’s nothing bigger than that.’

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The pursuit of top performance – CeramicSpeed establishes Lubrication Development Lab

[CeramicSpeed.com] CeramicSpeed announces the creation of the world’s most comprehensive cycling industry Lubrication Development Lab, following acquisition of U.S.-based drivetrain efficiency test lab, Friction Facts.

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Review: Jet Roll XX – Premium Handmade Bicycle Tool Roll

[Bike Rumor] Jet Roll is a fresh take on the classic cyclist’s tool roll. But rather than an old sock stuffed with the essentials and lashed to one’s saddle, the Jet Roll is designed to be a convenient and stylish way of carrying the essentials on your ride.

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PEZ On The Road: A Day Out With BMC!

[Pez Cycling] It’s Denia in December, so the BMC team are training in Spain for the 2017 season. Our local PEZman, Alastair Hamilton, was invited to spend the day with the team for photos, chat and to find out more about the future of the team in 2017… Not forgetting a great lunch!

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Matthew Busche to retire at age 31

[Velo News] The 31-year-old calls an end to his professional riding career after eight seasons in the peloton.

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Is direct-drive the future for turbo-trainers?

[Cycling Weekly] When LeMond introduced the Revolution turbo-trainer in 2010, its wheel off, direct-drive design looked almost gimmicky.

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Silca SuperPista – Review

[AeroGeeks] So what’s using a $235 pump to inflate your bike tires like? A lot like driving a Mercedes when you’ve only ever owned Civics. They both get you from A to B, but the experience is altogether different.

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Arrox R1.3 review

[BikeRadar] Aerospace engineering meets bike design and it’s a marriage that needs work.

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Young guns to lead new Irish woman’s-only domestic racing team

[Sticky Bottle] A new woman’s-only cycling team has been launched with five of the eight riders confirmed for the forthcoming season.

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Dropping Cycle Snobbery and Riding a Brompton around Japan

[Total Women’s Cycling] Die hard road cyclist and creator of plus women’s clothing brand ‘Wheel Women’ (from sizes 6-24) Tina McCarthy put aside her preconceptions when she bought a folding bike to ride around Japan. Here’s what she learnt…

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Video: Self-driving Uber caught running red light; company blames human error

[road.cc] A trial run of Uber self-driving taxis has been shelved in California after one of the vehicles was filmed running a red light on the first day of the test program. Uber attributes the move to ‘human error’ while California licensing authority calls halt to trial, threatening legal action.

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Tacky holiday cycling jerseys

[Bike Radar] The festive season is here and what better way to flaunt your holiday spirit than with some garish cycling attire? Ugly holiday sweaters are a time-honored tradition, but they’re not the best choice for logging some miles to burn off Christmas calories.

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Matteo Tosatto: ‘I’m not going to beg for another contract’

[Cycling Weekly] 42-year-old Italian Matteo Tosatto calls time on his pro cycling career after 34 Grand Tour starts, but no contract for 2017

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Sam Bennett’s new kit and bike for first season in WorldTour

[Sticky Bottle] The kit Sam Bennett will wear and the Specialized Venge bike he’ll ride in his first season at WorldTour level has just been unveiled by his Team BORA – Hansgrohe. The new livery and kit – in mainly black and white with some blue – was unveiled to the media yesterday at an event in Valencia.

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Canyon goes all in for disc brakes on entire road bike range for 2017

[road.cc] Teased at Eurobike, Canyon has today revealed it is going all in for disc brakes next year. It will be offering disc-equipped versions of the Aeroad CF SLX, Aeroad CF SL/SLX and Endurace CF SL/SLX road bikes in 2017.

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The Cycling Podcast » 31. Catching up with Graeme Obree

In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore meets former world champion and World Hour Record holder Graeme Obree.

They talk about the film Battle Mountain, which tells the story of Obree’s attempt to set a new human-powered landspeed record, as well as his Hour Record attempts in Norway in 1993.

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Review: J.Laverack R J.ACK III

[road.cc] The new R J.ACK from young Rutland-based company J.Laverack combines the classic titanium appearance with a ride that is wonderfully smooth and entertaining when you up the pace.

Women

First Junior Women’s Road Race Championships in 2017

[Total Women’s Cycling] Up until now, junior women have had no choice but to race with the seniors, which represents even more of a challenge when you consider the fact that they must race on restricted (lower) gears.

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12 Days of Dig: Day 3

[Peloton Magazine] It’s day three of the 12 Days of Dig, and we have some reading material to keep you well stocked for down time.

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The Sage Barlow Adventure Bike

[Peloton Magazine] Four years ago Rosen launched Sage and set out to fill a void he felt existed in the market—that void was a boutique-style builder offering customers high-end titanium bikes with the caveat of being able to produce volume.

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Aqua Blue Sport to make racing debut at Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

[CyclingNews.com] The team will first race the Australia Day criterium race on January 26 before lining up for the WorldTour race on January 29

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Olympic bronze transformed D’hoore from shy sprinter to superstar in Belgium

[CyclingNews.com] The Olympic Games is a rare opportunity for non-mainstream sports to be broadcast into the homes of millions around the world. For this reason, success at the Games brings with it much more attention and recognition than almost any other result in sport.

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Wegmann and Bandiera announce retirement, Bardiani adds Taiwanese sponsor

[CyclingNews.com] Fabian Wegmann, who closed out 2016 with Stölting Service Group, and Marco Bandiera, finishing his third season with the Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec organisation, are retiring from professional cycling.

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Guy Martin abandons around-Britain cycling record attempt with injury

[Cycling Weekly] Guy Martin has been forced to abandon his attempt to set a new record for riding the entire length of Britain’s coastline due to injury.Martin pulled his Achilles tendon early on in his attempt to ride the 4,802-mile coastal route in 20 days. He was hoping to beat the current record of 22 days set by Nick Sanders in 1984.