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A tribute from the team soigneur: Remembering Chad Young

On Friday, April 28, American Chad Young succumbed to head injuries sustained five days earlier during a high-speed descent at the Tour of the Gila. He was 21 years old. Here, Axeon Hagens Berman assistant manager and head soigneur Reed McCalvin shared a few of his favorite memories of time spent with Young. The entire …

Preview: Everything you need to know about the men’s and women’s fields at the tenth annual Red Hook Crit Brooklyn

On Saturday, April 29, the Red Hook Crit returns to its namesake neighborhood in Brooklyn for the tenth year. What started as a ploy to get people to show up to Dave Trimble’s birthday party is now, ten years later, one of the hottest bike races in the world. Over the past decade, the race has seen many …

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Your Saturday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Viviani takes sprint win in a sunny Romandie stage; Groenewegen repeats opening stage win at Tour de Yorkshire; Chad Young ‘not expected to recover’ after Tour of the Gila crash; Tired but proud: Gracie Elvin on her best spring season yet; Navardauskas out of Giro with illness; Team Sky …

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Bikes of the Bunch: Bowman Cycles Palace:R

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, Jason Rolfe shows us his new aluminium bike made by Bowman Cycles that looks like a high-end product yet has a very modest price tag. To be perfectly honest with you, I can’t really remember where I first saw the Palace:R or the Bowman brand, but I …

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Tired but proud: Gracie Elvin on her best spring season yet

Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège saw Boels-Dolmans’ European champion Anna van der Breggen take the headlines, soloing over the line at the race’s inaugural edition to complete a historic Ardennes triple. Just under ten minutes later, Australian Gracie Elvin (Orica-Scott) crossed the line having helped teammate Annemiek Van Vleuten to fifth place. After a post-race chat with her teammates, …

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Your Friday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Küng wins weather-shortened, brutal Romandie stage; Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen reigns in new team colours; Froome questions Trek-Segafredo tactics at Romandie; New Energy Tour cancelled; Fourth round of UCI Nations Cup cancelled; Dwars door het Hageland adds cobbles, dirt to 2017 edition; Women’s teams for Colorado Classic; …

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An introduction to the Red Hook Crit: The fixed-gear criterium that’s changing bicycle racing

For those not already familiar with the discipline, track-bike criterium racing, also known as fixed-gear criteriums, amounts to a niche within a niche. Start with road racing. Take away the long mountain climbs and huge point-to-point distances, and stick the action on a tight, twisty, mile-long circuit, and you get a criterium race. The American criterium is …

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What we learned from the 2017 men’s Spring Classics

It seems just yesterday that the Classics season was getting underway with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. But here we are, in late April, and the Spring Classics are done for another season. Before we turn our attention to the next part of the season, let’s take a look back over the men’s races of the 2017 …

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Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen reigns in new team colours

To time peak fitness at the opportune moment is a science and an art that most athletes strive to perfect throughout their entire careers, with some hits and many misses along the way. Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen, however, seems to have it mastered. Last year she peaked at all the right moments to …

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Park Tool PRS-22 Team Issue repair stand review

Take a stroll through the pits of any professional road race and you’ll only see mechanics working from race repair stands. These stands differ from the tube-clamp stands more commonly found in bike shops in that they support the bike from beneath, with the only clamped part of the bike being the wheel dropout. Along …

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