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Taipei Cycle Show 2017 live tech coverage, day two

Day one of the Taipei Cycle Show offered up a whirlwind of new bikes, parts, and accessories, including new ultralight and disc-equipped models from SwiftCarbon, slick stem and seatpost designs from 3T, heaps of new tires, and more than a few wheelsets with suddenly-fashionable carbon fiber spokes. Plasma electrolytic oxidation coatings have reinvigorate the alloy …

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In the Field: A meeting in Moab

“Ok, who’s got a headlamp?” The sudden lack of light turned the room silent save for the howling wind outside -- the cause of our newfound darkness. The garage we were huddled in was the final stop after a four-hour drive from Salt Lake City International Airport, the nine of us having come together from as far away as Sydney, Stockholm, Dubai, Tokyo, New York, California and … Seattle.

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Your Thursday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Strength in numbers: Quick-Step goes 1-2 from breakaway at Dwars Door Vlaanderen; Lotta Lepistö wins Dwars door Vlaanderen; Valverde wins in Catalunya, Van Garderen into lead; Movistar team responds to Catalunya TTT relegation; Team Wiggins left out of Tour de Yorkshire; Lars Boom ‘In Astana I lacked the necessary …

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In the twilight of his career, Contador proves that panache never goes out of style

After the terrorist attacks of Friday, November 13 in Paris, Alberto Contador made a promise to the French people that, in future, he would refrain from performing his trademark “Pistolero” podium routine in their country to celebrate his victories. The shooting gesture, he explained, might come across as insensitive in the aftermath of that carnage. This …

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Taipei Cycle Show 2017 live tech coverage, day one

We’re not yet even three months into 2017, but yet the 2017 bicycle trade show is already kicking off today at the annual Taipei Cycle Show. Held at the Nangang Exhibition Center in the industry epicenter of Taiwan, the Taipei show hosts an intriguing mix of aftermarket brands and OEM manufacturers, and always offers up …

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By the numbers: What it takes to win Milan-San Remo

When Peter Sagan (Bora-hansgrohe) attacked on the Poggio in Saturday’s Milan-San Remo, just two riders could follow him. One of them, Michal Kwiatkowski (Sky), went on to win the race, beating Sagan with a bike throw in a thrilling three-up sprint. So what exactly did it take for Kwiatkowski to follow Sagan’s move then beat …

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Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Movistar wins Stage 2 team time trial at Volta Ciclista a Catalunya, but Rojas relegated for pushing; With 2,000km now complete, Kristof Allegaert continues to lead the Indian Pacific Wheel Race ; Oleg Tinkov disparages Alberto Contador in Instagram post; Teams announced for 2017 Tour de Yorkshire; Warbasse on disc …

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Photo gallery: 2017 NAHBS custom bikes, part 4

One of the great ironies of custom bikes is that the true mark of an artisan’s skill is often hidden beneath a thick coating of paint, hidden away, perhaps never to be seen again. Often, it’s a matter of necessity. For example, builder David Kirk works exclusively in steel, which, aside from a few select …

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Photo gallery: The colour and excitement of the 2017 Milan-San Remo

Milan-San Remo is very much a race in two parts. The first: a 240km slow burn, the riders making their way south from Milan to the Mediterranean, then west along the coast. The second: a frenetic final 50km with five short climbs, the last two of which can help decide the race. The first six …

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An interview with Marcel Kittel: Getting back to his best, Cavendish rivalry, and the Tour de France

Marcel Kittel sits down, stretches out and smiles. “This is great,” he says. ‘This’ is the sunlight in Girona, warming rays which see the mercury hit 25 degrees. Compared to much of Europe, that’s impressive for mid-March. The light is pointed right at the German sprinter, but both his shades and the shadows cast by …

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