Nov 26, 2020: Jakobsen back on his bike-TOP STORY. Van Aert cross, INEOS attitude, Fuglsang and Alaphilippe to Roubaix, Gilbert to Sanremo and Ganna covid-19 negative. Contract news. Nieuwenhuis cross, team for Aru, Vermote looking, Vital Concept leave, Quintana innocent, Rossi acquitted, Operation Aderlass and Chérel crash.
The Alpecin-Fenix ProTour team of Mathieu van der Poel is looking strong for 2021. Ed Hood has known one of the new signings, Silvan Dillier, since his time on the '6 Days' scene and thought he should catch up with the Swiss fastman.
Wout van Aert and Remco Evenepoel have been in discussion about their chances in the Olympic time trial in Tokyo next year. They will be riding against each other and together for the Belgian national team and the two top men agree on one thing: "Ganna is the man to beat".
Over the last few years more and more bike fitters and cycling coaches have begun to tout glute activation and “core strength” as being the foundations for performance on the bike. While this is certainly a step in the right direction, they are missing 2 massive components of performance.
Ed Hood has been looking through his cyclocross interview archive and found this gem that was never published on PEZ. Keith Mernickle was one of the top British 'crossers' in the 60's and 70's when the scene had many a World class rider.
Here's one for all you 'gravellers' out there: DMT KM1 XC/Marathon shoe, Arundel Czar and Tycoon handlebar and top-tube bags, XPEDO CXR Pro pedals, Castelli Unlimited jersey, Moots Routt 45 gravel bike, Rapha men's Explore long sleeve pullover and Zipp Service Course SL handlebar, stem & seatpost.
Nov 23, 2020: Only seven months to the Tour de France. NTT now Qhubeka and Assos - TOP STORY. Reports and video from Merksplas cross and Israeli road champs. Kittel gets engaged, Giro'21 start in Turin, Bernal back problem, Valverde’s bad season, EF and POC, San Juan go ahead, rider retirements and lots of contract news.
Beryl Burton was one of Britain's greatest athletes and one of the best cyclists ever, a story brought to life and beautifully told in the DVD “Racing is Life - The Beryl Burton Story.”
It's good to see a sensible bike for the winter and wet days with mudguards, but also one that looks right stripped down for the sun. Adnan in Portland has a custom Drummond Columbus tubed frame built up with Campagnolo kit. A real beauty.