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Cookson hails 2016 as a ‘year of real progress’

[CyclingNews.com] UCI President Brian Cookson discussed the “great progress” cycling’s governing body made in 2016 in a Q&A posted to the UCI website on Friday.

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Diegem: Van der Poel wins thrilling duel with Van Aert

[Velo News] Under the lights in Diegem, Belgium, Mathieu van der Poel rode to victory ahead of Wout Van Aert with a last-lap surge to claim Friday’s Superprestige cyclocross race.

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Gear Roundup: Killer tools, cleaners and kits to make everything easier

[Bike Rumor] Bike maintenance is sometimes a bit of an afterthought, so anytime it can be made quicker, easier or more efficient, we’re all ears. Walking around the shows this year, we found a number of innovative tools and cleaners that do just that

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Van der Haar to return to racing at Heusden-Zolder

[CyclingNews.com] The 25-year-old Dutchman, runner-up at the 2016 Cyclo-cross World Championships, injured his left rectus femoris at Superprestige Ruddervoorde in November.

According to the release, “his condition has improved significantly,” and he is now ready to resume his ‘cross campaign.

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Week in Tech: New sponsors for world champions

[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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Strength training for cyclists: Is it worth it?

[Cycling Weekly] Strength training is now a mainstay of the pro peloton, but is hitting the gym worth the time investment for an amateur racer? Dr Oliver Bridgewood embarks on an eight-week weights programme to find out.

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Museeuw rides 24 hours on trainer for charity

[CyclingNews.com] Johan Museeuw may have been the cobbled Classics star of his time, racking up three wins each in Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, but his backside got the challenge of its 51 year life as part of a week-long Belgium-wide charity event known as De Warmste Week, where he and other cyclists pedaled for 24 full hours on stationary bikes at the Centrum Ronde van Vlaanderen in Oudenaarde.

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Cycling Maven: HOW TO WIN A RACE!!!

Continue reading Cycling Maven: HOW TO WIN A RACE!!!

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End-of-year review: 16 GIFs that sum up the 2016 cycling season

[Road Cycling UK] It’s been a crazy year in cycling – so what better way to work through it all than with a bunch of animated GIFs?

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Video: Bikes & Kit You Don’t Want To Miss – 2017 Road Preview

We gathered BikeRadar’s global network of product testers – and a few of our friends – and asked them a simple question: ‘if you could unwrap any bit of road cycling kit on Christmas morning, what would it be?’
Continue reading Video: Bikes & Kit You Don’t Want To Miss – 2017 Road Preview

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12 of most expensive production road bikes in the world

[road.cc] These aren’t crazy one-off bikes with expensive paint jobs, oh no, they’re all standard production road bikes that you can buy online or from your local bike shop, though we doubt many shops will carry any of these bikes in stock.

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The Podium Trainer Desk In-Depth Review

[DC Rainmaker] As trainer season is in full swing now, so are the various trainer-focused items showing up on my doorstep.  And not just trainers of course, but separate trainer accessories.  Today’s product hails from Edmonton, Alberta (Canada).

I figure if anyone is to know about spending time on trainers, it’s people from Canada.

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Top 10 cycling news stories of 2016

[Cycling Weekly] We take a look back at the 10 most-read news articles on the Cycling Weekly website in 2016.

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British Cycling appoints former sailing coach as new performance director 

[Cycling Weekly] British Cycling has appointed Stephen Park as performance director, the first person to hold the position since Dave Brailsford stepped down from the role in 2014.

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Canyon’s Ultimate CF SLX 8.0 Disc is here, and it sure looks mean

[CyclingNews.com] It was only last week that Canyon announced it would be offering disc brake options for each of its road bike ranges. Straight off the back of that news, here’s the disc brake version of Canyon’s popular Ultimate road bike.

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Nikki Brammeier makes cyclocross racing comeback after back fracture

[Cycling Weekly] British national champion Nikki Brammeier returned to racing again in mid-December, having sustained a back fracture in a heavy collision with Helen Wyman at the European Cyclo-Cross Championship in October.

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Victoria Williamson: Great Britain cyclist to return to training in January after crash 

[BBC] Britain’s Victoria Williamson says she will return to training in January, almost a year after suffering neck, back and pelvis fractures in a crash.

The 23-year-old, who won team sprint bronze with Becky James at the 2013 World Championships, collided with Elis Ligtlee during an omnium race.

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Austral Wheelrace

[The Peloton Brief] The Austral Wheel Race: The oldest (still existing) track cycling event in the world. That is pretty damn awesome.

We were lucky enough to attend this year at the Hisense arena in Melbourne. The Austral is one race out of many with the National Madison Championships also occurring on the night’s line-up.

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Former BC coach tells how he contemplated suicide under Brailsford’s ‘brutal’ regime 

[Cycling Weekly] Ken Matheson, who left British Cycling in 2003, tells UK Sport inquiry of how he suffered under Dave Brailsford’s “macho” regime.