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  • newCycling and Beer
    With the Amstel Gold Race this weekend, proof that cycling is linked to beer. It’s not just a one-off, recent races in Belgium have been sponsored by Kwaremont, a brand of beer that’s exploited the sport and it’s not that long ago that a major…
    - 22 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 1:00pm -
  • Amstel Gold Race Preview
    Giant crowds, 34 climbs and a brewery as race sponsor, what’s not to like about the Amstel Gold Race? This is a very different race to the ones we’ve seen in recent weeks. Born in 1966 it is the newest of the spring classics and defined by suburb…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 11:40am -
  • Thursday Shorts
    Is Philippe Gilbert back? He won the Brabantse Pijl yesterday by beating Michael Matthews in the sprint but only minutes before he was making a big solo effort off the front of the bunch. It’s only his second win since the world championship title…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:00am -

Cycling Tips

  • Shane Stokes: Looking forward while remembering the past
    After working as a contributor to various media for well over a decade and most recently as the editor of for the past four years, I would like to welcome Shane Stokes to CyclingTips in a newly created full-time role as News Editor and…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 10:13am -
  • Paris-Roubaix: Niki Terpstra’s Monumental Ride
    Niki Terpstra won the biggest race of his career last Sunday — arguably the greatest monument in cycling, Paris-Roubaix. He won with a solo effort after a fantastic team race by Omega Pharma – Quickstep, including a great effort by Tom Boonen ear…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:42am -
  • Amstel Gold Race Preview
    The second part of the spring season continues with the first of the three Ardennes Classics. The cobblestones in Belgium and France are replaced by short hills in Holland and a change of cast in the peloton. It’s time for Amstel Gold Race and Mikk…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 2:56am -

Ptbo Rides

  • Friday Morning Thursday Night Report
    What a great night. Second ride of the year and some decent weather this time. The sun brought out a few extra riders as well so it was great to see some familiar faces too. Two groups headed out from Douro Arena. A somewhat small A group and a large…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:15pm -
  • Tales from Down South.
    contributed by Brian D. March break seems to be THE week to get away and make an early start to the cycling season for Peterborough-ites. I am lucky enough to have been on two of the legendary Wild Rock Mallorca trips which I think will be hard to to…
    - 28 days ago, 23 Mar 14, 6:01pm -
  • PCC Membership Night
    Howdy all you fine folks. Just in case you missed the action on February 22nd, 2014. A few pictures to wet your whistle. It was a great night. Ton’s of fun and great to see everyone again. I imagine all of you are looking forward to our first few r…
    - 46 days ago, 5 Mar 14, 5:44pm -

The Boulder Report

  • Pro Gear, Amateur Rides
    If we're going to use what the pros ride as a standard for our bikes, don't focus on the Tour de France; use Paris-Roubaix instead.
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 9:33pm -
  • Thursday Shorts: Holy Week
    A look at how popular cycling really is in Belgium; why Brad Wiggins won't race the Giro d'Italia; and will we ever see on-bike camera footage from races?
    - 10 days ago, 10 Apr 14, 2:42pm -
  • Flandrian Physics
    Put on your thinking cap, Heisenberg: we're about to get physical.
    - 13 days ago, 7 Apr 14, 6:35pm -

Gerard Vroomen

  • The Armstrong Lie – a review
    The International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam is currently running, and one of the docs screened is The Armstrong Lie. To be honest, I didn’t really want to see it but also couldn’t not see it. And I figured that in the interest of those…
    - 24 Nov 13, 3:25pm -
  • Selling Cycling
    This is a slightly-modified version of an article that first appeared in issue 8 of 2r magazine. Subscribe to 2r for free HERE. In my twenty years in cycling, I have experience as a team sponsor working with teams, as a team owner working with bike-i…
    - 30 Oct 13, 10:13am -
  • Important notice for email subscribers
    Until now, you could receive my blog automatically by email two ways: Via Feedblitz email service Via WordPress’ built-in email service I am stopping with Feedblitz at the end of November, so if you get it that way and want to continue to get it au…
    - 30 Oct 13, 9:34am -

Velo Voices

  • newAmstel Gold preview
    Now that the cobbles have taken their toll on the peloton, it’s time for Ardennes week where the climbs will … Continue reading →
    - 23 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 11:30am -
  • Amstel Gold – last year’s recap
    It’s like the seasons: the Cobbles are over and it’s time for the Ardennes. Classics all. Remember what happened last … Continue reading →
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:30pm -
  • Rui costa interview
    #CostaCrush! Here is the World Champion talking to cyclingnewstv about his hopes for his season in the rainbow jersey.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 9:30am -

A Twisted Spoke

  • newCavendish’s secret weapon against Kittel: pistachios.
    It’s no secret that Mark Cavendish’s number one, get podium or die tryin’ goal for this season is to beat Marcus Kittel in the sprints of this year’s Tour de France. That has been his priority since the end of the 2913 Tour where Kittel destr…
    - 13 hours ago, 19 Apr 14, 9:27pm -
  • Amstel, Cunego, really?
    Alejandro Valverde said a funny thing today. In reviewing his list of potential rivals for this weeks Amstel GOld race, he threw out the usual suspects: Joaquim Rodriguez, Michel Kwiatkowski, Simon Gerrans, Vicenzo Nibali, Roman Kreuziger and Philip…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 7:12pm -
  • Armstrong to fix sport of cycling starting with flat tire.
    Lance Armstrong, the disgraced former winner of seven Tour de France titles, has finally decided to fix cycling. Now it would be easy to assume that means that Armstrong has told investigators at the UCI Independent Commission everything about his do…
    - 5 days ago, 15 Apr 14, 4:31pm -

  • UK Super Cross 2013
    MUD. SWEAT. FRITES. COWBELLS. FOAM.Quite possibly the most entertaining three days of racing the UK has ever seen.Rapha Super Cross is back, three rounds of fun-filled cyclocross excitement topped off with the UK’s finest fighting it out f…
    - 13 Aug 13, 10:20am -
  • Super Cross 2012
    MUD. SWEAT. FRITES. COWBELLS. FOAM.The groundbreaking Rapha Super Cross Series returned in 2012, bringing three days of super-charged cyclocross racing to venues around the UK. Spectators enjoyed racing of all abilities; from the best in the l…
    - 13 Aug 13, 10:00am -
  • Eurobike 2013
    Rapha Evening RidesThis year, Rapha will be hosting two Evening Rides: a social spin with friends through the beautiful countryside surrounding Eurobike in Friedrichshafen. In addition to a selection of Rapha clothing to test, there will be a lim…
    - 5 Aug 13, 9:21am -

Red Kite Prayer

  • Focus Izalco Max, Part I
    Imagine for a moment that you work for a big bike company. Your job is to develop a new road bike for the market, something that will be ridden by professionals in the world’s biggest races. Prior to the 1990s, you’d have been charged with sourci…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:50pm -
  • Sea Otter Classic, ’14, Part III
    For all the wide cycling shoes on the market, almost no one ever sends them to me to review. Despite the logic behind sending a shoe that fits someone’s foot, I ordinarily receive my size plus or minus a half size. Well that changed at Sea Otter wh…
    - 3 days ago, 17 Apr 14, 10:28pm -
  • Sea Otter Classic, ’14, Part II
    As I mentioned in my previous post, this year’s Sea Otter Classic seemed more actively, deliberately friendly to children. I’ll grant that some of my perception my be skewed by my own desire to take my family to the event, but I can point to seve…
    - 3 days ago, 16 Apr 14, 11:26pm -

In the Saddle

  • Out of sync
    - 20 Nov 12, 9:33pm -
  • Uphill Struggles, Part 2: The Bec
    - 18 Oct 12, 9:39am -
  • Uphill Struggles, Part 1: Catford
    “I first did the Catford CC Hill Climb last year, and finished 18th with a time of 2.14.7. I didn’t think I had a hope of getting close to that this year. As September came round, I was feeling sluggish, and a few pounds heavier. I had to prove t…
    - 16 Oct 12, 9:56am -

Embrocation Magazine

Big Ring Riding


  • The Week in Bike #16 – 18 April 2014
    Goodbye cobbles,, Wiggins, MYSTERY PILLS, Pais Vasco, Tinkoff, Brabantse Pijl, sprinting, uterus approved, Enegiewacht Tour, start ramps, cameras, hour record, UCI, economics.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Apr 14, 1:37pm -
  • How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2014
    Don’t grab door handles. Don’t compensate for bad position by driving relentlessly to the front. Do attack once and make it stick. Don’t hire these guys to film your velodrome. Oh, right—the boat:…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Apr 14, 11:45am -
  • The Week in Bike #15 – 11 April 2014
    Flanders, red cards, crashes, He Who Must Not Be Named, Weisel, bubbles, Roubaix, women, Energiewacht, Pais Vasco, Scheldeprijs, Sarthe, Specailized, Neil Pryde, bullying, lying, investigating, epic..
    - 9 days ago, 11 Apr 14, 1:02pm -