[CyclingNews.com] All the BMC Teammachine SLR01 are fitted with Shimano Dura-Ace Di2 electronic drivetrain and groupset. Shimano is due to supply its new Dura-Ace 9100 Di2 groupset at the start of the 2017 season, meaning the BMC riders are still training on the older components.
[Cycling News] Boels-Dolmans have unveiled their 2017 race kit with the leading women’s team linking up with Italian clothing manufacturer Santini. The partnership is set to run for at least two years and came about after discussions over the Women’s WorldTour jersey that 2015 world champion Lizzie Deignan (née Armitstead) wore following her win at the 2016 Strade Bianche.
[CyclingNews.com] With its new sponsor CST (Cheng Shin Tires), the Bardiani-CSF team gets a bright addition to the shoulders of its jersey for 2017.
[GCN] The best performing race bikes and bike manufacturers of 2016, ranked according to our very own Maths Genius’s complex algorithm. That’s right!
[Cycling Weekly] The ways you can fiddle, fettle and fine-tune your cycling performance are almost endless, just ask Dr Hutch’s friend Bernard
DAY ONE: THE RETURN OF MR. ZIEGLER
[Above Category] We felt it apropos to circle back to last year’s finale with yet another bike featuring Zio Ziegler’s patina, this time a bit more dirt-oriented. This is Zio’s personal Open UP, a bike that since its introduction at AC six months ago has been a consistent favorite, both amongst us and our clients.
[inrng] Do other sports hang out their dirty washing so obviously at times? Probably but pro cycling has its moments, see how the ex-Lampre team doesn’t know if it’s going to ride or not just weeks out from the start of the new season or the farcical decision by the major races to shrink the number of participating riders without agreeing with anyone else resulting in a rapid climbdown.
[Cycling Weekly] ‘Would I swap my Olympic win for a Tour of Flanders win? No way!’ the BMC rider explained at the team’s pre-season training camp.
‘People in cycling need to realise that the Olympics are the biggest event in sport. There’s nothing bigger than that.’
[CeramicSpeed.com] CeramicSpeed announces the creation of the world’s most comprehensive cycling industry Lubrication Development Lab, following acquisition of U.S.-based drivetrain efficiency test lab, Friction Facts.
[Bike Rumor] Jet Roll is a fresh take on the classic cyclist’s tool roll. But rather than an old sock stuffed with the essentials and lashed to one’s saddle, the Jet Roll is designed to be a convenient and stylish way of carrying the essentials on your ride.
[Pez Cycling] It’s Denia in December, so the BMC team are training in Spain for the 2017 season. Our local PEZman, Alastair Hamilton, was invited to spend the day with the team for photos, chat and to find out more about the future of the team in 2017… Not forgetting a great lunch!
[Velo News] The 31-year-old calls an end to his professional riding career after eight seasons in the peloton.
[Cycling Weekly] When LeMond introduced the Revolution turbo-trainer in 2010, its wheel off, direct-drive design looked almost gimmicky.
[AeroGeeks] So what’s using a $235 pump to inflate your bike tires like? A lot like driving a Mercedes when you’ve only ever owned Civics. They both get you from A to B, but the experience is altogether different.
[BikeRadar] Aerospace engineering meets bike design and it’s a marriage that needs work.
[Sticky Bottle] A new woman’s-only cycling team has been launched with five of the eight riders confirmed for the forthcoming season.
[Total Women’s Cycling] Die hard road cyclist and creator of plus women’s clothing brand ‘Wheel Women’ (from sizes 6-24) Tina McCarthy put aside her preconceptions when she bought a folding bike to ride around Japan. Here’s what she learnt…
[road.cc] A trial run of Uber self-driving taxis has been shelved in California after one of the vehicles was filmed running a red light on the first day of the test program. Uber attributes the move to ‘human error’ while California licensing authority calls halt to trial, threatening legal action.
[Bike Radar] The festive season is here and what better way to flaunt your holiday spirit than with some garish cycling attire? Ugly holiday sweaters are a time-honored tradition, but they’re not the best choice for logging some miles to burn off Christmas calories.
[Cycling Weekly] 42-year-old Italian Matteo Tosatto calls time on his pro cycling career after 34 Grand Tour starts, but no contract for 2017
[Sticky Bottle] The kit Sam Bennett will wear and the Specialized Venge bike he’ll ride in his first season at WorldTour level has just been unveiled by his Team BORA – Hansgrohe. The new livery and kit – in mainly black and white with some blue – was unveiled to the media yesterday at an event in Valencia.
[road.cc] Teased at Eurobike, Canyon has today revealed it is going all in for disc brakes next year. It will be offering disc-equipped versions of the Aeroad CF SLX, Aeroad CF SL/SLX and Endurace CF SL/SLX road bikes in 2017.
In this episode of The Cycling Podcast, Richard Moore meets former world champion and World Hour Record holder Graeme Obree.
They talk about the film Battle Mountain, which tells the story of Obree’s attempt to set a new human-powered landspeed record, as well as his Hour Record attempts in Norway in 1993.
[road.cc] The new R J.ACK from young Rutland-based company J.Laverack combines the classic titanium appearance with a ride that is wonderfully smooth and entertaining when you up the pace.
[Total Women’s Cycling] Up until now, junior women have had no choice but to race with the seniors, which represents even more of a challenge when you consider the fact that they must race on restricted (lower) gears.
[Peloton Magazine] It’s day three of the 12 Days of Dig, and we have some reading material to keep you well stocked for down time.
[Peloton Magazine] Four years ago Rosen launched Sage and set out to fill a void he felt existed in the market—that void was a boutique-style builder offering customers high-end titanium bikes with the caveat of being able to produce volume.
[CyclingNews.com] The team will first race the Australia Day criterium race on January 26 before lining up for the WorldTour race on January 29
[CyclingNews.com] The Olympic Games is a rare opportunity for non-mainstream sports to be broadcast into the homes of millions around the world. For this reason, success at the Games brings with it much more attention and recognition than almost any other result in sport.
[CyclingNews.com] Fabian Wegmann, who closed out 2016 with Stölting Service Group, and Marco Bandiera, finishing his third season with the Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec organisation, are retiring from professional cycling.
[Cycling Weekly] Guy Martin has been forced to abandon his attempt to set a new record for riding the entire length of Britain’s coastline due to injury.Martin pulled his Achilles tendon early on in his attempt to ride the 4,802-mile coastal route in 20 days. He was hoping to beat the current record of 22 days set by Nick Sanders in 1984.