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Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

April 20, 2016

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Astana wins TTT in Giro del Trentino; Nizzolo wins sprint opener over Cavendish in Croatia; Origins: How Chris King headsets almost didn’t happen; Gilbert’s agent: there is evidence that motors have been in the peloton since before 2010; What impact have the new cycling laws had in New South Wales?; Future uncertain for IAM Cycling; More troubles for Australia’s National Road Series; When is a Pinarello not a Pinarello? When it is a Chinarello; Artist Asks Strangers to Draw a Bicycle From Memory… Then 3D Renders The Results; Backstage pass: Amstel Gold Race; Irishman descends world’s most dangerous road by bike (in the rain); My First Shirt. Sir Bradley Wiggins.

Astana wins TTT in Giro del Trentino

by Mark Zalewski

Astana put 14 seconds on both Team Sky and AG2R La Mondiale in the opening TTT stage of the Giro del Trentino. This puts Vincenzo Nibali in the driver’s seat contending for the overall, and puts Sky’s Mikel Landa on the back foot early on.

Valerio Agnoli pulled on the first leader’s jersey of the four-stage race.

Stage 1 (TTT): Riva > Torbole - Stage Result

Tuesday 19th April 2016

Astana Pro Team
Team Sky
AG2R La Mondiale
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Today’s feature image comes from Sunday’s Amstel Gold Race.

  • pedr09

    Maybe Pelaco would be interested in making a video about my first shirt…..

  • Gavin Adkins

    I think the photo of Valerio Agnoli with the podium attendants is a bit unnecessary. I read this at work. Luckily I have an office, as I would feel uncomfortable having that image pop up on my screen in an open plan setting.

    • Fair call. I’ve removed it.

    • Dave

      An example of the American Content creeping in?

  • Dave

    The NRS does not to “remain’ viable, it needs to become viable!

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  • Andy B

    The Pinarello article is interesting, I’ve seen quite a few people racing on clearly fake Pinarellos (as an F8 owner you can generally tell a fake one)
    To me racing on these dodgy frames seems more dangerous than racing with a helmet that doesn’t meet Australian standards, yet they are so strict on one but not on frames, Does a similar frame standard exist? If not why not?

    There is one older lady locally that rides a fake pinarello.. It makes me wonder if she knows.. I don’t have the heart to ask

    • Dave

      There is no Australian Standard for bicycles and I doubt there ever will be one. Fancy trying to incorporate all the different sorts of bikes and get it past all the vested interests.

      The problem for Pinarello is not so much the fake ones, but the real ones which are made behind their back once their rep has counted the frames and gone home for the night. Pinarello deserve what they get for outsourcing production to China, they should have gone to Taiwan where their subcontractors would have respected their IP.

      • geoff.tewierik

        What’s this Australian Standard, Pedal bicycles AS/NZS 1927:1998, for then?

        I remember reading it and laughing because it has a handlebar width requirement that is exceeded by 90% of MTB’s sold in the marketplace.

        So while it exists, it’s not enforced.

        • Dave

          A voluntary standard is just as good as no standard.

  • Nathman

    Discs or rim brakes on the Dangerous Road descent?? ;-)

  • Hamish Moffatt

    Biking down that road isn’t very dangerous at all, there’s a handful of companies that take tourists every day. As long as you don’t go too fast and miss a corner it’s fine. There’s not much traffic any more as they built a better road a few years ago. The most dangerous part is driving back up…

  • Michele

    If Tommy V was no longer with us, he’d be turning in his grave at the mere sight of today’s banner image.
    That isn’t how you do it.

    • Dave

      No, he’d be gurning in his grave.

  • Arfy

    My favourite 3D render is the AWD fat bike – no need for steering, it’s a Fat Bike!


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