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Taylor Phinney's BMC TimeMachine TM01 - Gallery

This article originally appeared on BikeRadar  American Taylor Phinney (BMC Racing) will be racing in pursuit of his third time trial national title Friday in North Carolina aboard a BMC TimeMachine TM01. Phinney's machine features some monster gearing (56/44, anyone?), label-free wheels (a Lightweight disc and a HED tri spoke) and sticky tape on the tri/tt Fizik Tritone saddle...
Via Cycling News
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Froome and Contador headline Criterium du Dauphine start list

With just over one week until the 68th edition of the Criterium du Dauphine, race organisers ASO have released the preliminary list of starters with defending champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) headlining the announcement. The stacked field includes the majority of riders who are expected to challenge for overall Tour de France victory with Nairo Quintana the noticeable exception....
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8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giro d'Italia: Kruijswijk faces final offensive in the Alps - Preview

Nicknamed the De Kleerhanger – 'the clothes hanger' – for his broad-shouldered stance on a bike, Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) continues to give the distinct impression that he will end this Giro d'Italia with the maglia rosa safely stashed away in his wardrobe. Asked during one press conference this week if he feared anything from the remainder of this Giro, Kruijswijk...
Via Cycling News
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Giro d'Italia: Chaves ready to give his all in final mountain stages

Esteban Chaves enjoyed a quiet day in the peloton during stage 18 to Pinerolo, admitting to Cyclingnews that he is tired but ready to give his all as he tries to crack Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) and try to win the Giro d'Italia. The friendly Colombian is currently second overall in the general classification, 3:00 down on Kruijswijk, with Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) 23...
Via Cycling News
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kruijswijk in command as Giro d'Italia approaches endgame in the Alps

A visit to Pinerolo on the Giro d'Italia inevitably evokes recollections of 1949 and all that. Fausto Coppi's lone victory in that year's Cuneo-Pinerolo leg was feted by Mario Ferretti's radio commentary, which immortalised the image of Coppi as ‘un uomo solo al comando.' Dino Buzzati drew on the Iliad to describe Gino Bartali's defeat that same day, likening him as Hector to Coppi...
Via Cycling News
14 hours ago  |  Discuss

Bjarne Riis: My return to cycling has to be right for me

Bjarne Riis has told Cyclingnews that he plans to return to cycling with a professional team but that the opportunity must the right for him, and that simply buying back his old team from Oleg Tinkov is not on the cards. The Dane, and former owner of the Tinkoff squad, confirmed that he has talked to several parties about managing a team, including Dimension Data last year, and...
Via Cycling News
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Julich back in the action at Tour of California

Bobby Julich spent last week back on familiar roads and with familiar people as he drove a team car for Holowesko-Citadel at the Tour of California. The former Team Sky and Tinkoff coach, who finished third overall in the 1998 Tour de France while riding for Cofidis, took the wheel to help long-time friend Thomas Craven guide the team through eight days of racing that Julian Alaphalippe...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Giro d'Italia: Pozzato rues missed chance after late solo attack

Filippo Pozzato (Wilier Triestina) made a late attack to try surprise the sprinters and win the Giro d'Italia stage in Cassano d'Adda on Wednesday but was unable to stay away in sight of the finish line and only served as stepping stone for Roger Kluge (IAM Cycling), who surged passed to win. The attack was similar to the way a much younger Pozzato won Milan-San Remo back in 2006...
Via Cycling News
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Kruijswijk: I have confidence in this cycling

It's been a staple of Grand Tour leaders' press conference since the Festina Affair of 1998: at some point during their tenure, they are called upon to profess their commitment to the fight against doping. Leader of the Giro d'Italia since the weekend and now three minutes clear in the general classification, Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) was asked if he felt the need to make...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Olympic Games: Slovak Cycling Association seeks wildcard MTB place for Sagan

The Slovak Cycling Association (Slovensky Zvaz Cyklistiki) is hoping to secure world champion Peter Sagan a wildcard entry into the Mountain Bike discipline at the Olympic Games. Ranked 21st in the latest standings issued today, Slovakia has qualified just one rider for the cross country event. That sole spot is likely to go to Michal Lami or Martin Haring, who, at 36th and 94th...
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Giro d'Italia: Kruijswijk wastes no time in defence of the pink jersey

Stage winner Alejandro Valverde suggested that Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) was going to win the Giro d'Italia thanks to his strength and know how, and the Dutchman seems to have learnt quickly from other Grand Tour winners by keeping his time at the post-race press conference to a minimum after the finish in Andalo. As race leader, Kruijswijk has to do live 'flash' television...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kruijswijk reinforces Giro overall lead, Valverde wins stage

ANDALO, Italy (AP) Dutch rider Steven Kruijswijk strengthened his grip on the pink jersey by finishing second to Alejandro Valverde on the 16th stage of the Giro d'Italia on Tuesday. Pre-race favorite Vincenzo Nibali had another bad day and saw his faint chances of winning a second Giro title all but disappear. Valverde edged Kruijswijk on the mountainous 133-kilometer (83-mile...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giro d'Italia: Valverde takes comfort from stage win and podium spot

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) celebrated his first ever stage victory at the Giro d'Italia with gusto in Andalo, insisting his debut in the Corsa Rosa has been a success despite now only fighting for a place on the podium rather than overall victory. Valverde hugged his soigneur and lifted his bike in the air after beating Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) in an intense sprint to...
Via Cycling News
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giro d'Italia stage 16 highlights - video

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) moved himself back into the Giro d'Italia podium hunt with a victory on stage 16 to Andalo. The Spaniard beat race leader Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) and Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha) in a sprint to the line.  The trio escaped on the penultimate climb of the day with just 15 kilometres remaining as many of their rivals cracked on a short but intense...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Giro d'Italia stage 16 - Finish line quotes

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) - stage winner We really wanted to break the race up and we wanted create some mischief. That's what we did. It's a good day for me as I move up in the overall ranking, although I wanted a stage win as a gift for the mechanics, soigneurs, directors, my family... all the people who have helped me overcome the day I had on Saturday because of the altitude...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Kruijswijk's celeste and pink Bianchi Oltre XR2 - Gallery

Steven Kruijswijk’s Bianchi Oltre XR2 has been given a make-over for stage 15 of the Giro d’Italia. To honour Kruijswijk’s position at the top of the overall standings and the maglia rosa, Italian bike manufacturer Bianchi has added some pink accents to the Oltre XR2. In addition to the pink handlebar tape, a pink paint job has been added to the back of the forks, seat post...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Wiggins and Cavendish to team up at Six Day London

After claiming a memorable Madison title at the Track World Championships earlier this year, Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish will team up once again, returning to the scene of their triumph, at the Six Day London event in October. Cavendish confirmed his participation a couple of months ago but Wiggins was added to the bill on Tuesday to form, as he put it, “the double act...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Kruijswijk shows off maglia rosa at rest-day press conference - Gallery

Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) looked both relaxed and confident during his afternoon outing at the rest-day press conference on Monday. After extending his lead in the stage 15 mountain time trial, the Dutchman is heading into the final week of the Giro d'Italia with a 2:12 lead over Esteban Chaves (Orica-GreenEdge) and 2:51 over Vincnzo Nibali (Astana). Kruijswijk met with...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Sagan in talks with Astana for 2017

Cyclingnews understands that Peter Sagan could ride for the Astana team in 2017 and beyond after reports emerged from within the Kazakhstani team that negotiations are happening with the current world champion. The deal would be worth €5 million per season, with Juraj Sagan, another rider and two staff members expected to move with Sagan. Specialized is apparently closely involved...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Valverde questions classification of upcoming Giro d'Italia climbs

Alejandro Valverde believes the next few days of the Giro d’Italia will be harder than they appear on paper and is expecting a gruelling fight for the pink jersey in the final week. Friday sees the riders crest the Cima Coppi – the highest peak in the race – before a first-category summit finish, while the penultimate stage on Saturday features a further three first-category...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Greipel, Sieberg extend with Lotto Soudal

Lotto Soudal announced Monday that they have re-signed Andre Greipel and Marcel Sieberg for an additional two years, which will take them to the end of 2018. Both riders joined the team in 2011, Greipel as the go-to sprinter and Sieberg as his lead-out man. “I am really happy the team puts its trust in me for the upcoming two years,” Greipel said in a team statement. “The...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Kruijswijk: I feel really strong after this weekend

Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) may insist that he is as surprised as everyone else to find himself leading the Giro d’Italia by more than two minutes as the race enters its final week, but he didn’t seem remotely fazed by his new status when he met with reporters during Monday’s rest day. A week ago in Tuscany, Kruijswijk’s rest day press conference was a low-key affair...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Women's Tour of California stage 4 highlights - Video

To subscribe to the Cyclingnews video channel, please click here. Kirsten Wild (Hitec Products) won the fourth and final stage of the Women's Amgen Tour of California, winning the sprint finish ahead of Lisa Brennauer (Canyon-SRAM) and Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) in Sacramento.ADVERTISEMENT Megan Guarnier (Boels-Dolmans), who finished in the main field, secured overall victory after...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Geraint Thomas extends contract with Team Sky

Geraint Thomas has committed his immediate future to Team Sky, signing a two-year contract extension with the British team that will take him through to the end of the 2018 season.  The 29-year-old, who has been with the team since its inception in 2010, was the revelation of last year’s Tour de France, a race that set in stone his trajectory away from the Classics and towards...
Via Cycling News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Steven Kruijswijk's Bianchi Specialissima time trial bike - Gallery

Steven Kruijswijk used a special Bianchi Specialissima bike for Sunday's mountain time trial at the Giro d'Italia with Bianchi engineers saving weight wherever possible so that the bike could be fitted with short aero bars and still be close to the 6.8kg UCI limit. Kruijswijk wanted aero bars for the opening 1.8km on flat roads before the climb to up to the Alpe di Siusi ski resort...
Via Cycling News
4 days ago  |  Discuss
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