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Taylor Phinney: Cycling needs saving

[CyclingNews.com] ‘We’re in this place in the sport where it’s like ‘watts, watts, watts, go up to altitude, boom, boom, boom’. But it’s like hold on, why? Tell me why. No one tells you why.’

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Five questions for Dave Brailsford

[SBS Cycling] Brailsford, who was knighted in 2013, will give evidence on 19 Dec before a British parliamentary select committee looking at doping in sport.

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‘Cross Weekend: It’s On Now!

[Podium Cafe] Kerstperiode (Christmas week) hasn’t officially arrived yet, but CX is hotting up already.

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Vos in ’Cross: Marianne Vos Returns to Cyclocross on Saturday at Scheldecross in Antwerp

[Cyclocross Magazine] After suffering two years plagued by injury, overtraining and illness, Vos returned to road racing this year, winning a stage at the Tour of California and playing a critical role in the road race at the Olympics. Now the Dutch cycling star is anxious to get back to cyclocross as well.

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How It’s Possible to Overdose On Coffee—and What to Do If You Drank Too Much

[Bicycling] You’re officially buzzed—and not in a good way.

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Rouleur Online Photo Annual: Robert Wyatt

[Rouleur] On the trail of the Rás, the Tour de France and the Tour of Britain; the best of Rouleur photographer Robert Wyatt’s shots from the 2016 season.

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Debusschere on his dispute with Degenkolb: We had a good chat and everything is finished

[Cycling Today] Probably you remember the moment when John Degenkolb got frustrated with a Jens Debusschere at the World Championships, in October, and squirted his drink at him.

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Edward Theuns and the long road back

[CyclingNews.com] Trek-Segafredo rider opens up about his recovery from from fractured vertebra.

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Schmalz’s log 2017: Week 6

[NYVelocity] The polar vortex is upon us, and in a case of terrific timing, I have digitized the exertions upon my trainer in the depth of my basement. I have joined Zwift.

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Mechanical doping inventor promises major revelation in January

[CyclingNews.com] Istvan Varjas says television investigation will reveal motors’ impact in pro cycling.

‘I wasn’t paid for what I did, I was paid not to do it for others,’ Varjas said according to Le Monde. ‘To know who uses a motor, you have to look at the cadence. Small motors work better with a high pedal cadence and a small gear.’

[Cycling Tips] Claims technological fraud still possible despite UCI checks…

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‘Esteban Chaves will beat Chris Froome’ in 2017

[Cycling Weekly] Orica-Scott road captain Simon Gerrans has tipped teammate Esteban Chaves to topple triple Tour de France winner Chris Froome on Australian soil early next year.

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Olympic champ Van Avermaet prepping for another classics run

[Velo News] ‘If you are a Belgian rider, you want to win the Tour of Flanders,’ Van Avermaet said. ‘I’ve been close before [2nd in 2014, 3rd in 2015], and I say it every year: I want to win it. I still have a few more chances.’

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Transport Secretary caught on camera dooring cyclist

[road.cc] Allegedly blamed cyclist’s speed for incident and then left without leaving his details

Cycling UK offers help with prosecution…
Former chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Cycling Group writes to Prime Minister…

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Above Category: The Twelve Days of Breathtaking Builds

DAY TWO: THE BLACK PEARL

The perfectly executed monochromatic Baum Corretto, we want it for the days we feel more Bauhaus than Britney. Or scotch over sauvignon blanc. More Cheney than Biden. You get the point.

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Floyd Landis: dopers will always be one step ahead

[CyclingNews.com] ‘I can guarantee you that not one athlete has confidence in the system’ says former rider.

CX

Lars van der Haar Eyes January Return from Quad Muscle Tear

[CX Magazine] Van der Haar suffered a tear in his left rectus femoris muscle in his quad at the 2016 Superprestige Ruddervoorde, and some said his cyclocross season would be over due to a 12-week recovery needed.

However Van der Haar is back on the bike again, and is holding out hope he can return to top-level cyclocross racing in January.

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Tweets of the week: Bauke Mollema, Elinor Barker, Geraint Thomas, and more

[Cycling Weekly] Here are our top picked tweets from the last week in the world of cycling.

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Week in Tech: Bontrager recall, chain testing, and more

[Velo News] Here’s the Week in Tech — all the gear news, tips, and announcements you need and none of the marketing gibberish you don’t.

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Campagnolo Potenza Groupset review

[BikeRadar] Can Campagnolo overpower Ultegra?

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Your New Favorite Team: Cannondale – Drapac

[Velo News] You can’t help but root for the underdog, and Cannondale — Drapac wins all of the underdog points.

For 2017 the team is reported to have the smallest budget in the entire WorldTour.

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Steve Tilford: Electric Bike Encounter

The rider was wearing a gear bag, had knee pads on and didn’t look like he should be riding our speeds.

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Phil Gaimon makes coffee!

[The Peloton Brief] On his new Illy machine. And shows us his super special coffee mug. Special thanks to Illy Espresso for the collaboration.

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Don’t be one of these 12 types of bike customer

[BikeRadar] outside of the many amazing customers, there are a few types of customer that unfortunately every shop employee knows all too well. So don’t be one of these 12 types.

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11spd: This week’s best new bike gear

[BikeRadar] New bikes from Specialized and Giant, luscious tools, robust road rubber, and more…

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Fi’zi:k flashes more color in R1B road shoes, plus expands size range

[BikeRumor] While the addition of a bright Red option will certainly suit some riders’ tastes, what is probably more helpful is a new wider range of sizes, with much bigger shoes now available in all colors, although the size range does seem to vary across different colors…

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PEZ Holiday Gift Guide’16 #5

[PEZ Cycling] If you are still struggling to find that perfect present for the cyclist in your life; today’s PEZ Holiday Gift Guide might hold the answer.

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First Look: Brompton’s New Folding Bike Features

[Total Women’s Cycling] Brompton bikes are set apart by the intricate brazing that is used to fuse together their steel tubing, and now they’ve unveiled some new features that are designed to improve handling and control.

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Video Just In: Specialized Roubaix Expert — the most interesting new bike of 2017?

[road.cc] One of the most highly anticipated new bike releases for the 2017 model year is the Specialized Roubaix.

Redesigned Roubaix loses Zertz frame inserts, gains Future Shock front suspension.