March 1, 2021: The first big weekend of racing - Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne with results and video, plus the UAE Tour. UCI updates the corona protocol-TOP STORY. Teams for Le Samyn. Rider news: Viviani, Carthy, Yates, Hirschi, Landa. Race news from Suisse, Basque Country and GP Indurain. Behind the scenes at Omloop with Deceuninck.
Ed Roadside in Belgium: From the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, Ed's gang of 'Race Chasers' moved a little down the road for the second race of the Belgian opening weekend - Sunday's Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne and more cobbled action. A stunningly dry day for a northern Classic, but that wouldn't 'dampen' the atmosphere.
Friday market time: Giro new Supernatural cycling gloves, the Revive slip-on from Kane, Supersapiens partners with IRONMAN, Adidas Sport launches top of the line eyewear, Intermarché Wanty-Gobert use Bryton GPS cycle computers, Festka and CHATTY new T-shirts and sweatshirts not just for cyclists and Primal shorts
More new kit for your appraisal: Venn Var 40 TCD – Filament Wound Disc Brake Carbon Rim, POC launches the Omne Eternal helmet, MAAP x 100% Glendale sunglasses with HiPER lenses, Pivot new E-Vault urban and gravel bike, two new bags from Chrome Industries and what people are saying about the TorchONE in the City.
Ares is the ancient Greek god of war and courage, often portrayed as the personification of sheer brutality and the physical valor needed for success in war. If that sounds like what it takes to win bunch sprints in the pro peloton, then Ares is an apt name for the newest member of the Specialized S-Works family of road cycling shoes.
What's new in this week's Gear Break? Swiftwick Vision Medical Hero socks, SRAM launches RED eTap AXS 36T max rear derailleur, Sidi Mega: performance and extra comfort, Muc-Off launches Dry Shower, Endura’s FS260 bib and jersey and VeloInk personalized decals.
More exciting new cycling kit: Hiplok new ways to store and secure your bike, Velo21: Rethink your cleaning regime, Lezyne multi-tools, UCI and Santini launch Rainbow Colours collection, Smith partnership with AG2R Citroën and Kitzuma Cycling Logistics goes national.
Cyclocross Worlds were just in Ostend. And we are all anxious awaiting the Spring Classics in Belgium. It wouldn't be cycling without Belgium, so it's only fitting that PEZ got its hands on the newest helmet from Lazer. A storied Belgian helmet brand that's been around for 100 years and worn by modern day cycling heroes like Wout van Aert.
The digital era has arrived in many different aspects of our lives. Heart rate variability has become a sexy new…
Ah, mountains! Perhaps they share only with the sea something that universally arouses us to flights of poetry and fancy. “Higher Calling” is a book by Max Leonard that endeavours to explain this attraction to “up.” Beautifully written and multi-faceted, it elegantly ranges from the personal to the historical to the geographic and even to the macabre.
Chris Froome is not sure about disk brakes, he never had them at Sky/Ineos Grenadiers, but with his new team and bike he has no choice. Ed Hood has been talking to our Soviet friend, Nikolai Razouvaev, who has his thoughts on the disk situation. Some of you won't like it.
In 2000, former US national-level racer Lennard Zinn came out with “Zinn & the Art of Road Bike Maintenance”, grease thumbprint-stained copies of this excellent book can be found in many of our workshops. But time marches on and the latest comprehensive guide to road bike maintenance is the third additional to GCN's library.
The International Cycling Union announced new measures to improve rider safety. The UCI will be stricter if riders 'take dangerous positions on the bike'. The UCI refer to the 'super tuck' and 'puppy paws' positions. Riders will first receive a warning, but after April 1st may be suspended. Here is what the riders think.
The UCI has announced that they'll be looking at dangerous behaviour in a peloton, including adopting dangerous positions on the bike; descending on the top tube. Ed Hood takes us on a retrospective a look at descending, handlebars and the evolution of aerodynamics in modern cycling.
Back in the 70's and 80's, Britain had a flourishing professional scene with stage races, road races and very popular televised town centre criteriums. There were easy wins back then and one of the biggest winners was Nigel Dean - Ed Hood…
Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne ended in a bunch sprint, much like Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, but up to 1,7 kilometres to go it looked like the break would fight for the victory. Mads Pedersen took the honours, but Mathieu van der Poel made the race.Read More...
Ed Roadside in Belgium: From the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday, Ed's gang of 'Race Chasers' moved a little down the road for the second race of the Belgian…Read More...
The unification of Italy, Dante Alighieri, the 90th birthday of the Maglia Rosa, the great mountains, the Italian landscapes, villages and cities and champions that made cycling and the Giro d'Italia prestigious. These are just some of the highlights of the race route for the 104th Corsa Rosa, which is set to take place from 8-30 May.
Cycling is seen as a way of life in Denmark. Most people own a bicycle and many regularly ride along the plethora of scenic cycle routes the country offers. If you are looking to explore the cycling routes of old Viking country, here are the best five.
College life brings numerous changes in both the personal and social life of a person. We change the place of living, people we spend time whit, our academic obligations become more demanding than before.
We could say it was an inevitable agreement for the simple fact that, this collaboration unites and reinforces the vocation to the challenges of the Digital Native Vertical Brand, bringing it closer to what is considered the core of spring cycling, unquestionably represented by Flanders Classics and the exciting one-day races. A logical consequence translated into an exclusive partnership.