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Your Saturday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Campenaerts wins TT, Valverde takes over lead at Ruta del Sol; Castroviejo wins Volta ao Algarve TT, Roglic retains lead; Kristoff wins again at Tour of Oman; Jonathan Tiernan-Locke retires; Swiss CX champion Julien Taramarcaz retires; New Energy Tour unveils route; British Cycling to brief riders on upcoming independent …

Breakthrough American climber Sepp Kuss with ‘nothing to lose’ at Rally Cycling

When Sepp Kuss won the Oak Glen stage at last year’s Redlands Classic — racing for an amateur team, and beating two former WorldTour pros — he didn’t entirely understand the significance of his victory. It was his first full season racing on the road and he hadn’t even signed a pro contract. “I only …

Bikes of the Bunch: August Bicycles bespoke steel road bike

In this edition of Bikesof the Bunch, Mike Howes tells us about his custom steel road bike that was built by August Bicycles in the U.K. By Mike Howes I’d ridden aluminium and then carbon “off the peg” frames for years and generally been happy. But I reached a point where I felt these where …

Your Friday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Dan Martin wins Volta ao Algarve stage, takes over lead; Pinot wins Ruta del Sol queen stage, Contador assumes lead; Anderson wins Tour of Oman, stage 3; Not above bottle duty: Amalie Dideriksen’s year ahead in the rainbow stripes; Dunbar poised to seize chances heading into year two with …

See and be seen: What every cyclist needs to know about daytime running lights

Visibility on the road was once considered the antithesis of coolness on the road. However, growing safety concerns revolving around driver inattentiveness have quickly changed those attitudes, with fluorescent-colored clothing and bright flashing lights suddenly the norm for hardcore roadies who are more concerned with making it back home alive than Strava KOMs. The thinking behind …

Not above bottle duty: Amalie Dideriksen’s year ahead in the rainbow stripes

Pulling on the world championship jersey is a moment so many cyclists dream of and it’s a title that, once earned, will stay with the rider for the rest of their lives. Many spend their entire careers working toward that iconic rainbow jersey, but only a select few get to wear one. Even rarer are …

Dunbar poised to seize chances heading into year two with Axeon Hagens Berman team

He’s seen as a promising young talent for the future, an aggressive rider who has fired off a salvo of long-range attacks in recent seasons and who is moving closer to a big win. As the days tick down to the start of his season in next week’s Volta ao Alentejo, Eddie Dunbar says that …

Your Thursday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Hermans wins Tour of Oman, stage 2; Valderde wins Ruta Del Sol opener; Gaviria wins first stage of Volta ao Algarve; Riders’ association protests disc brake usage without further safety measures; After a shining Tour performance, Pantano nurturing a big long-term goal; 2017 Paris-Roubaix to feature more cobbles than …

CyclingTips podcast, Episode 26: Understanding the global expansion of the UCI WorldTour

The WorldTour is the highest level of men’s road racing on the planet. It’s a collection of the world’s biggest races — the Tour de France, the Giro d’Italia, Paris-Roubaix, Tour of Flanders — and its raced by the biggest teams. And yet the WorldTour isn’t really a world tour at all. In 2016, 24 …

200 years on two wheels: The first bike ride, and the enduring soul of cycling

This article was originally published to VeloClub members. For more information on becoming a member to gain access to exclusive content, industry offers, training tools and more, click here. Karl Drais rolled out from the center of Mannheim early on a Thursday morning in June, meandering south along the Rhine toward Schwetzingen. When the 32-year-old …

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