The Quintessential Mossaic
[Above Category] Up until this point, the Twelve Days has been a celebration of bright, occasionally bombastic, and always beautiful paintwork. Day Seven’s bike is a marked departure from the theme, an ode to clean, brutal minimalism, absolutely devoid of pigment.
[The Verge] An Uber spokesperson told the Guardian that the company was working to fix a programming flaw that could see the cars making unsafe turns in the city’s cycling lanes
[Velo News] Next to the Tour de France, Paris-Roubaix, and even world championships, the Olympics may not have the same prestige for pro cyclists. But the Rio Games provided thrills for fans around every corner of the sinuous, hilly road race course, the tricky mountain bike track, and the velodrome. Here are seven of our favorite stories from the 2016 Olympics.
[Bike Radar] Just over a month ago, Danish bike bearings brand CeramicSpeed acquired Boulder, Colorado-based Friction Facts. Now, the two plan to create ‘the world’s most comprehensive cycling industry Lubrication Development Lab’.
[Cycling Tips] One of the typical ironclad rules of structural materials is that as stiffness goes up, ductility goes down. As far as carbon fiber frames are concerned, that’s essentially just a fancy way of saying what we all already know: whereas steel, aluminum, and titanium frames usually dent or bend upon a heavy impact, carbon fiber is more apt to crack or shatter. But what if it didn’t have to be that way?
[Cycling News] Pierre Rolland is one of the modern peloton’s veterans of the Tour de France, having ridden the last eight editions, but even he is growing tired of La Grande Boucle.
[Velo News] The UCI announced the 18th and final team for the 2017 WorldTour Tuesday, UAE Abu Dhabi.
The team is the latest permutation of the Lampre – Merida outfit, which for a few months was believed to become the first Chinese WorldTour team under the TJ Sport Banner.
[PEZ Cycling] It is rare that we get to see the true physiological data of elite athletes at the very physical peak of their careers.
After his second Tour victory in 2015, scientists got to independently put Chris Froome through a battery of physiological testing, and the results have now been officially published.
[Cycling Tips] Our survey of the products our editors love continues with the next installment from Australian tech editor Matt Wikstrom.
If you haven’t been following this series, this is the stuff that our editors choose to use and/or the products that have impressed them throughout the year. Check out the links at the bottom of the piece for earlier installments.
[Cycling Weekly] According to the Guardian, ministers are set to meet with mobile phone companies in the new year to discuss the introduction of “drive safe” modes, which could block them from being used above a certain speed.
[Cycling Weekly] It has been announced that Orica-Scott, formerly Orica BikeExchange, will have use of a new chain lube dispenser, which could result in significant drive train efficiency savings over the competition, particularly in wet or dusty conditions.
Orica-Scott will be provided with the Revo Via chain performance system for use in the 2017 UCI WorldTour.
[Velo News] Race your bike for long enough and you’re sure to have a few bad days. I’ve certainly had my share, but I set a new high score (or, rather, low score) on stage 20 of this year’s Vuelta a Espana.
I never wrote about it, though, in part because I didn’t fully understand what happened until this week.
[Bike Rumor] It can never be said too often, lights are important day or night. The more you can stand out, the better.
Tern is making riders stand out in a different way by providing a rear tail light with a downward facing lens, along with a rear facing one. The goal is to make drivers give cyclists more room on the road.
[Cycling Weekly] Team Wiggins has announced their latest nutrition deal, which will see the team’s riders being powered by PowerBar nutrition products in 2017.
Founded in 1986, PowerBar is a familiar name in the world of cycling, already partnering one professional road team in the form of BMC Racing, and also being the official nutrition supplier of both the Tour de France and the Revolution Series.
[Cycling Weekly] Riders in the Vuelta a Costa Rica will have to tackle the climb twice in four days.
A punch up between riders is one thing, but the Vuelta a Costa Rica has again caught our attention with one of the hardest climbs your likely to see in a professional bike race.
[Cycling Weekly] The Daily Mail has claimed that Sir Dave Brailsford met with it in a bid to prevent the publication of its story concerning a ‘mystery package’ that was delivered to Bradley Wiggins, then riding for Team Sky, during the 2011 Critérium du Dauphiné.
[CyclingNews.com] The recently retired Fabian Cancellara has been honoured at the 2016 Credit Suisse Sports Awards, winning the main prize for his feats this season which included the time trial gold medal at the Rio Olympic Games.
Cancellara also won the award back in 2008.
[SBS Cycling] More than 200 people have cycled into Auckland to take part in a morning ride with Lance Armstrong.
Despite being stripped of his seven Tour de France titles in 2013, plenty of Kiwis seemed keen to get up close to Armstrong, who said he was humbled by the showing.