Another season and a new tranche of young professional riders in the peloton. Ed Hood had ben keeping his eyes on the 'young guns' and here is his TOP 11 all under 22.
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Egan Bernal hit a parked bus during a training session in Colombia on Monday. The exact condition of the INEOS Grenadiers rider was at first unclear, police said he only suffered minor injuries. We now know he suffered a fractured vertebrae, a fractured right femur, a fractured right patella, chest trauma, a punctured lung and several fractured ribs in the crash.
Jan 24, 2022: The European season kicked off on Sunday: Reports from Valencia and cyclo-cross. Covid in the peloton. Rider news: Nibali, Froome, Sosa, Jakobsen, Van Vleuten, Mas, Bouhanni, Philipsen, Kiesenhofer and Minali. Team news. Race news. Geniez domestic violence, doping in Poland and Saris Rouvy Sauerland looking for new riders.
What hath Covid-19 wrought? While pro bike racing has been on-and-off-again outdoors, there was a surge in the popularity of e-racing, even with some virtual races actually contested by top riders, inside riding is now clearly A Big Thing. Striking while the iron is hot, noted coach Joe Friel's book looks at this trend and how to use it.
Carbon and alloy can be made into a fine bike frame, but Bob Shaver's Tommasini Sintesi is a steel work of art. Obviously being Italian, the bike is built up with Campagnolo and a special Selle Italia/Ferrari saddle. A show bike, one of a kind.
Gear Break: Pinarello New Colors, The Pro’s Closet, Lezyne New Gear, G4 Sale, Prologo Gloves & Brooks Journey!
Pinarello DOGMA F: New colors for 2022, The Pro's Closet: Limited edition handlebar bag offer, Lezyne: New year, new gear, G4 Sales for Him: Gentlemen, it’s time to get equipped, Team Bahrain Victorious choose Prologo gloves and Brooks: The first roots journey.
In the modern world we have YouTube and the Global Cycling Network, offering high-quality professionally-made videos, covering all aspects of cycling, from new tech to epic rides. In January 2021 GCN+ was launched and after this first year it is worthwhile to review what GCN hath wrought.