This week's selection of new and innovative gear: Matteo Trentin's customized Sidi shoes, Rapha and Outdoor Voices all-new women’s collection, NeatCleats to supply Movistar, new colors for KASK, adventure-proof your phone with LifeProof FRĒ and Taylor Phinney auctioning a hand painted bike.
Many serious cyclists dream of their children finding fame and fortune on a bike, following in the footsteps of other great young riders including Mathieu van der Poel and Remco Evenepoel. But the question to ask is what does it take to become a great cyclist? There are three components (pun intended)…
Rider Feature: Taylor Phinney has ridden his last race. He was a class act and looked to have a wonderful career ahead of him; Classics, time trials, stage races and track titles were within his grasp, but a horrific crash took that all away. Against all odds, Phinney returned, but was not the same and ended is pro career last Sunday, Ed Hood looks back at the rider and the man.
Oct 17, 2019 - Two 'Top Stories' in today's EUROTRASH: Merckx and De Vlaeminck in hospital and the 2020 Tour route. Reports from Sluitingsprijs Putte-Kapellen and the Superprestige in Gieten. Other news: Van Aert for the Tour, Cavendish-Keisse for Gent, Euro track champs, Tour of Guangxi, Phinney to retire, rider contracts, Specialized with Deceuninck and video of Dan Martin’s farewell.
Flanders Classics Day 1: It wouldn't be March if Ed Hood and the gang were not in Belgium for the opening races of the Flanders Classics - Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Ed arrived a day early to visit the EF Education First team and the ‘Koers’ Flanders cycle racing museum. Ed's Flemish weekend - The first day.
Rider Interview: Taylor Phinney has been fighting his way back to full fitness since his terrible crash 2014, but he is a new man with a different view on life. Rebecca Reza caught up with Taylor in Colorado, before the news of the Slipstream problems were announced, to hear about his progress and life changes.
Rider Interview: Taylor Phinney is the 'blue eyed' boy of US cycling, you only need to look at the gene pool he came from to see it could be no other way. Phinney's career nearly came to an abrupt end, but he is on his way back, we talk to him about... well, everything.