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11. Dezember, 14:37 Uhr

SIMON YATES (Mitchelton-Scott) celebrates taking the pink jersey as leader of the Giro d’Italia on stage 6 to Mount Etna. On stage 19, however, he cracked and fell off the final GC podium. Photo: Jim Fryer / BrakeThrough Media | brakethroughmedia.comTHE PELOTON speeds through an underpass during stage 5 of the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana in February. Photo: Bryn Lennon/ Getty ImagesAFTER...

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09. Dezember, 16:04 Uhr

Storm Diego blew in just as the racing started at North Carolina GP Saturday. Snow fell and melted on the surfaces, making for slick, slippery racing that saw wins for Lily Williams (The Pony Shop) and Kerry Werner (Kona Maxxis Shimano). Williams goes solo as contenders slip up Photo: Bruce BuckleyWilliams took her first ProCX win of the season in the women’s, taking the lead early and having a...

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06. Dezember, 18:40 Uhr

Lance Armstrong spoke with Andrew Ross Sorkin on CNBC’s “Squawk Box” show Thursday, revealing that an unplanned investment in ride sharing company Uber saved his family from financial ruin. Armstrong also accused former team investor Thom Weisel of being dishonest in his deposition for the federal whistleblower case that ended this year. Armstrong invested in Uber nearly a decade ago indirectly...

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03. Dezember, 14:38 Uhr

Van Vleuten was tops THE WAY THEY BATTLED throughout the 2017 season, Annemiek van Vleuten and Anna van der Breggen seemed destined to fight for the peloton’s top spot again this season. They did not disappoint. Hats off to van der Breggen for making it a compelling battle. But van Vleuten ultimately proved with her big engine, her climbing prowess, and her tactical ability that she’s the best...

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11. Dezember, 18:09 Uhr

The Colorado Classic men’s race is dead. In its place, organizers will now hold a stand-alone Colorado Classic women’s stage race, August 22-25. The four-day race will include live streaming, a sizable prize purse, and UCI standing. The news was announced Tuesday morning by race owner RPM Events Group at a media event at the Colorado State Capitol building in downtown Denver. “Our ability to...

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07. Dezember, 13:13 Uhr

Enve road hubs get overhaul, lower price tag … at $1,000 “She’s a beaut, Clark.” — Randy Quaid, talking about Enve’s road hubs, probably. If you haven’t hopped on the disc brake train and you’re still in love with your rim brake wheels, you’ll find a kindred spirit in Enve’s newly overhauled carbon hubs. There’s a lot going on here, but suffice to say that the new generation of carbon road hubs...

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29. November, 19:05 Uhr

Burgos-BH is voluntarily suspending itself from racing to start the 2019 season. Three of the team’s riders have been sanctioned for doping violations dating back to 2017. With multiple transgressions over the last two seasons, the Spanish Pro Continental team is at risk of a team-wide suspension from the UCI according to anti-doping rules. The UCI has yet to announce a sanction for the squad,...

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11. Dezember, 15:23 Uhr

Have a question for Lennard? Please email us to be included in Technical FAQ. Wide-range cassettes Dear Lennard, I greatly enjoyed your recent writings on adapting to wide-range cassettes. I ride a Shimano 11-speed road hub but I’m having trouble finding 11-speed cassettes in the 11-40 or 11-42 range. Can you suggest any candidates/sources?— Mike Dear Mike, A Shimano XT CS-M8000 11-speed 11-42t...

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05. Dezember, 14:44 Uhr

In part two of our interview with Jonas Carney, we talk more about the issues and problems faced by the overall sport today, and how Team Rally has approached those challenges. Although Carney tends to shun the limelight and refrain from commenting about the doping era in the sport, we also asked him to reminisce further about his own racing career, the circumstances in pro racing during the...

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03. Dezember, 15:51 Uhr

Gage Hecht and Katie Clouse grabbed victories on the second day of racing at the Resolution ’Cross Cup in Garland, Texas. The dry and hard-packed course yielded fast racing in each of the events. Hecht sweeps Following his win in Saturday’s elite men’s race, Hecht returned on Sunday looking to go perfect on the weekend of ProCX action. By the second lap, six riders had settled in at the front...

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30. November, 13:20 Uhr

Cannondale throws it back to the glory days with new paint jobs Remember Tinker Juarez’s Headshok-equipped XC bikes from the halcyon days of cross-country racing? Cannondale dug into the archives to decorate its F-Si Hi-Mod framesets with the paint schemes of yore. The aesthetics are the only throwback touch on the F-Si Hi-Mod framesets, however. These carbon frames are mated to Cannondale’s...

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06. Dezember, 16:31 Uhr

Stephen Hyde pulled his badly sprained ankle out of a medical boot, snugged up his cycling shoes, and started down another road to recovery. It was just five days after Hyde, the two-time defending U.S. cyclocross champion, had slammed into a concrete staircase during the November 4 Pan-American championships in Ontario. “I was on the bike pedaling before I could walk,” Hyde...

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29. November, 15:29 Uhr

No longer do you need a battery the size of a water bottle to power a light bright enough to see the road or trail in front of you. With new LED technology and better battery capacities, front lights have become more compact, more versatile, and less expensive. Whether you are commuting, riding at night for the pleasure of that tunnel-vision experience, or using a light to add a bit of safety...

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03. Dezember, 17:45 Uhr

One of sports television’s most recognizable duos broke apart abruptly Sunday. No one was more stung by the news of Paul Sherwen’s passing than his longtime commentating partner Phil Liggett. “Phil and Paul,” as the pair were billed, became the voice of an entire generation of English-speaking fans discovering the magic of the Tour de France. Liggett was the smooth professional, Sherwen was his...

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11. Dezember, 19:20 Uhr

Floyd Landis‘s professional cycling team has a name, a bike sponsor, and riders. On Tuesday, Landis and former Canadian pro Gord Fraser unveiled initial details of the Floyd’s Pro Cycling team, the UCI Continental team backed by the former Phonak and U.S. Postal rider. The team will be built around veteran stage racer Serghei Tvetcov and sprinter Travis McCabe, both of whom join the squad from...

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11. Dezember, 15:31 Uhr

Ellen Noble knew something was wrong. It was the midpoint of the 2017 Charm City Cross race in Baltimore, and Noble lagged behind the leaders after an untimely crash. Her heart raced, and her legs burned — typical sensations for a cyclocross race. Noble also felt disparate, more troubling feelings. Intense pressure pushed down on her chest like an invisible hand. She felt as though everyone at...

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10. Dezember, 18:44 Uhr

A growing chorus is suggesting that pro cycling should ban power meters to jolt life into a moribund peloton. Movistar’s Nairo Quintana, ex-pro Alberto Contador, power-brokers such as UCI president David Lappartient and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme — they all say power meters are sucking the life out of racing. Not everyone agrees. Mitchelton-Scott sport director Matt White said...

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07. Dezember, 01:10 Uhr

The Interbike Trade Show will not hold a 2019 event, potentially signaling an end to the show’s 37-year run as North America’s largest bicycle trade event. Interbike’s parent company, Emerald Expositions, announced the news in a release on Thursday evening. The news comes one year after the event was relocated from Las Vegas to Reno, Nevada. “We have made the decision not to proceed with the...

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07. Dezember, 21:12 Uhr

Pocket Outdoor Media, LLC (POM) owns and operates the world’s leading endurance sports media brands, including VeloNews, Triathlete, Women’s Running, Competitor.com, and VeloPress. Collectively, our titles engage and influence more than seven million endurance athletes every month. The company is based in Boulder, Colorado. This position plays an integral role in the growth of our leading...

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09. Dezember, 15:36 Uhr

Katie Clouse (Alpha Bicycle Co.- Groove Subaru) and Gage Hecht (Alpha Bicycle Co.- Groove Subaru) won the first day’s racing at Broken Arrow, Oklahoma on a fast, dry course. Third attack lucky for Clouse Photo: Bo BickerstaffClouse held off fierce competition from a lead group of four to take her second Pro CX victory of the season. Clouse took the holeshot and was joined at the front by Sunny...

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10. Dezember, 14:14 Uhr

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — Short stages and eight uphill finishes will mark the 2019 Vuelta a España, according to reports in the local Spanish press. Race organizer Unipublic will unveil the route for the August 24-September 15 race next week in Alicante, Spain. The race will start in the southeastern Costa Blanca province. The first week will get right to business. It should feature one of the...

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10. Dezember, 16:27 Uhr

Samantha Runnels and Gage Hecht closed out USA Cycling’s Pro Cyclocross Calendar (ProCX) with victories in Oklahoma on Sunday. Hecht continues streak Hecht (Alpha Bicycle Co.-Groove Subaru) captured his fourth straight victory, as he won two races last weekend at the Resolution Cup and both events at Ruts ‘n’ Guts in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma. Racing under sunny skies with temperatures in the low...

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10. Dezember, 20:29 Uhr

Pro cycling’s winningest team in 2017 did not appear poised for similar success in 2018. Belgium’s Quick-Step Floors was completely reshaped at the end of last season. The team’s longtime star, Tom Boonen, retired in April; sprint ace Marcel Kittel departed for Katusha-Alpecin in December. The squad’s sole GC rider, Dan Martin, also left the team, jumping to UAE-Team Emirates. How can you win...

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10. Dezember, 22:14 Uhr

Here’s your News roundup for Monday, December 10. This is our way of keeping you up to speed on all of the stories circulating in the world of pro cycling. Car hits Manfredi; young Italian in an induced coma Samuele Manfredi, 18, was struck by a car while he was on a training ride in Italy. His FDJ team announced Monday that the young Italian was in a medically induced coma at the hospital in...

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11. Dezember, 14:08 Uhr

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — World time trial champion Rohan Dennis and Bahrain-Merida begin a new chapter this week in Croatia at the team’s pre-season camp. The Australian signed with the team sponsored by the small island state in the Persian Gulf. Fresh off his time trial championship, he will jump from BMC Racing for the 2019 season. “Having Dennis come on board is huge,” team manager Brent...

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11. Dezember, 17:10 Uhr

Peter Sagan’s confirmation Monday that he will target Liège-Bastogne-Liège in 2019 sets the stage for a revival of cycling’s “doyenne.” Race owner ASO has yet to officially reveal the revised parcours for the 105th edition of the Ardennes monument, but it’s already been confirmed the finish line will be in downtown Liège instead of atop the sharp climb to Ans. That course change that will see...

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12. Dezember, 13:35 Uhr

Team Sky, cycling’s New York Yankees, will see its wings clipped at the end of next season. Founding corporate backers Sky and minority stakeholder 21st Century Fox both confirmed in an unexpected announcement Wednesday they would end their support of the peloton’s richest team at the conclusion of 2019. “The end of 2019 is the right time for us to move on as we open a new chapter in Sky’s...

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12. Dezember, 14:25 Uhr

The clock is already ticking. Team Sky officials acknowledged Wednesday they have a little more than six months to find a new sponsor to save the team. The peloton was dealt a shocker Wednesday when corporate backers abruptly announced they would end their financial support of cycling’s richest team at the end of 2019. With a budget topping $35 million annually and a roster that includes two...

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12. Dezember, 15:22 Uhr

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — Motorsport giant McLaren is entering cycling at the top level just as Sky is leaving. The English Formula One group, the second most winning constructor in the sport, will sponsor Vincenzo Nibali’s Bahrain-Merida team starting in 2019. The news comes just hours after Sky announced it will end its backing of the British super-team after 10 seasons. “McLaren has been...

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12. Dezember, 17:52 Uhr

Editor’s Note: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is currently facing a crisis in terms of its future direction and role in international sports. Driven by the impacts of the recent Russian doping scandal, the organization is being forced to reevaluate its leadership, and its role and future direction. Below, anti-doping experts Drs. Paul Dimeo and April Henning review the current situation,...

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