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In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Matteo Pelucchi claims stage 2 of the Tour of Poland, Kittel retains overall lead; Kiel Reijnen wins stage 1 of the Tour of Utah, Phinney third in his comeback race; Tom Danielson reveals positive test for synthetic testosterone; Vaughters, USADA comment on Danielson’s positive test;…

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Tour de Pologne (2.UWT)
Stage 2: Czestochowa > Dabrowa Górnicza - Stage Result
1. Pelucchi Matteo
2. Kittel Marcel
3. Nizzolo Giacomo
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The Larry H.Miller Tour of Utah (2.HC)
Stage 1: Logan > Logan - Stage Result
1. Reijnen Kiel
2. Howes Alex
3. Phinney Taylor
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Curve 24mm Road Disc Wheelset review

At present, riders looking for a high-end wheelset for a road disc bike must contend with a variety of incompatible standards and a limited range of products. As a custom wheelbuilder, Curve Cycling is equipped to hand pick components to suit a rider’s (or bike’s) specifications. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom assesses Curve’s...

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A conversation with UCI President Brian Cookson: Tour de France, Froome, MTN-Qhubeka, night-time testing, motors and more

The recent Tour de France brought some great racing and also many talking points over the three weeks of action. As expected, battle was intense within the peloton, but there was also plenty of friction and discussion off the bike too. Chris Froome’s dominance and the actions of those questioning his performances was one big...

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Latest News

Updated: Vaughters, USADA comment on Danielson’s positive case for synthetic testosterone

Confirming the news of Tom Danielson’s positive A test for synthetic testosterone, Jonathan Vaughters has said that the rider will be sidelined pending the results of his B sample. The Cannondale-Garmin CEO issued a brief statement in the wake of Danielson’s earlier admission that there was a doping case against him. “Tom Danielson notified Slipstream...

Tom Danielson reveals positive test for synthetic testosterone

On the eve of the 2015 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah, two-time defending champion Tom Danielson (Cannondale-Garmin) has revealed on Twitter that he has tested positive for synthetic testosterone. Danielson, who won the past two editions of the 2.HC-classified race ahead of Chris Horner, posted a series of nine tweets explaining the situation. “Tonight...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Marcel Kittel returns to form with Tour of Poland stage 1 win; Barbara Guarischi wins Sparkassen Giro World Cup by a bike throw; Jempy Drucker wins Prudential RideLondon & Surrey Classic; Adam Yates wins Clasica Ciclista San Sebastian; BMC exploring legal action after Van Avermaet...

Brian Cookson: Rules about minimum wage for the women’s peloton could come soon

He’s previously said that he doesn’t believe that women’s cycling is in an economic position to have firm regulations about the payment of a minimum wage but with the sport developing, UCI President Brian Cookson has said that the time for that is growing closer. “I think we are making great steps now,” Cookson told...

Barbara Guarischi wins Sparkassen Giro by a bike throw

Less than 24 hours after winning the Prudential RideLondon, Barbara Guarischi (Velocio-SRAM) took her first World Cup win at Sparkassen Giro. The Italian sprinted across the finish line in Bochum, Germany ahead of Lucinda Brand (Rabo Liv) and Emilie Moberg (Hitec Products). Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) managed 11th place to maintain her spot atop the UCI...

Phinney speaks on eve of competitive return: “I feel great”

He’s been out of competition for 62 weeks following a near career-ending crash in the US national championships but Taylor Phinney has spoken with optimism prior to his return to action on Monday in the Tour of Utah. “I feel great. My weight is good and all of my power numbers are pretty good. I...

BMC Racing Team exploring legal action after Van Avermaet brought down in Clasica San Sebastian motorbike incident

One day after its rider Greg Van Avermaet had his chance of victory in the Clasica San Sebastian taken away when he was run over by a motorbike , his BMC Racing Team has said that it is exploring legal action over the matter. Van Avermaet had attacked in the final of the WorldTour race...

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Latest Features

What is the lifespan of a carbon frame?

The bicycle industry has embraced carbon fibre in the same way that steel once served traditional manufacturers. Renowned for its high strength to weight ratio, carbon has revolutionised the bicycle industry, but how long can a buyer expect a frame to last? CTech editor Matt Wikstrom investigates the answer by talking with three engineers working...

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“Oxygen in a pill”: the next big thing in sports doping?

Much has been written in recent years about the future of doping in cycling and what drug, if any, will replace EPO as the substance of choice. Previously we published an article that looked at two compounds, GW1516 and AICAR, and considered whether their use might be widespread in the pro peloton, now or into...

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Bikes of the Bunch: Olmo Super Gentleman

In the latest edition of Bikes of the Bunch, Andy White from Fyxo.co shares what he calls ‘The Campagnolo Project’, a build featuring a modified modern Athena 11s groupset on a ‘new-old-stock’ Olmo Super Gentleman frame. The origins of this project go back to my days of tinkering and restoring bikes, polishing C Record cranksets,...

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How The Race Was Won: 2015 Tour de France

It’s difficult to summarise an entire three-week Grand Tour in the space of six minutes but that hasn’t stopped Cosmo Catalano giving it a shot. In his latest How The Race Was Won video Cosmo breaks down the battle for the general classification in this year’s Tour, highlighting the moments that contributed to Chris Froome’s...

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Tech

Curve 24mm Road Disc Wheelset review

At present, riders looking for a high-end wheelset for a road disc bike must contend with a variety of incompatible standards and a limited range of products. As a custom wheelbuilder, Curve Cycling is equipped to hand pick components to suit a rider’s (or bike’s) specifications. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom assesses Curve’s...

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What is the lifespan of a carbon frame?

The bicycle industry has embraced carbon fibre in the same way that steel once served traditional manufacturers. Renowned for its high strength to weight ratio, carbon has revolutionised the bicycle industry, but how long can a buyer expect a frame to last? CTech editor Matt Wikstrom investigates the answer by talking with three engineers working...

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Double weekend of racing kicks off in London with on-bike live footage

We’ve got an active weekend of women’s racing coming up with two single day races – one in Great Britain and one in Germany. On Sunday, the World Cup series continues in Bochum, Germany with the Sparkassen Giro. But the weekend’s events kick off in London on Saturday, where the racing is promised to be...

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Roadtripping

Thereabouts Reprise

Thereabouts Reprise

It’s been nearly 18 months since Australian professional cyclists Lachlan and Gus Morton rode from Port Macquarie to Uluru on an adventure they called “Thereabouts”. That ride for them was all about getting back to basics; about focusing on the simple pleasure of riding a bike, away from the pressures of professional racing. After moving...

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Roadtripping Tasmania

Roadtripping Tasmania

It’s no secret that the Australian state of Tasmania has plenty to offer cyclists. From long, challenging climbs with breathtaking vistas as their reward, to rolling ribbons of tarmac that thread their way through the seemingly untouched wilderness, Tassie has it all. A recent trip to Tasmania’s north east gave Andy van Bergen, Dan Bonello...

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Roadtripping Canterbury

Roadtripping Canterbury

It’s no secret that New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. Anyone that’s visited the country’s South Island will tell you about the diversity of terrain, from soaring peaks to alpine lakes and from lush rainforest to open plains. CyclingTips’ Jonathan Reece and Andy van Bergen recently visited the region of Canterbury...

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Women's Cycling

Portable rice waffles and World Cup podiums with Emilie Moberg

Thanks to a hat tip from Julie Leth (Hitec Products), we interviewed Emile Moberg last week for our #EllaEats series. Leth explained that she bestowed a #SwannyorRider moniker upon Moberg thanks to Moberg’s popular portables. We reached out to Moberg to learn what inspired her portable creations and to learn more about her food philosophy,...

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What your coffee says about you

I don’t know about your riding group but mine is very diverse. We all ride different bikes, have our preferred brand of kit, and we all order a different style of coffee. No matter what your coffee choice is, everyone knows that cycling and coffee goes hand-in-hand. Many times I have scraped through on training...

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Brian Cookson: Rules about minimum wage for the women’s peloton could come soon

He’s previously said that he doesn’t believe that women’s cycling is in an economic position to have firm regulations about the payment of a minimum wage but with the sport developing, UCI President Brian Cookson has said that the time for that is growing closer. “I think we are making great steps now,” Cookson told...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Ignoring pain isn’t a solution: How to deal with an injury

For this week’s Weekly Wisdom, I wanted to write about dealing with injury because I’m just getting back from an injury myself, and it’s been a hard time for me. I have been learning a lot about myself during this time –more than I would have if I’d been racing and training like planned. Of course,...

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Climb for Nepal wrap-up: tired legs turn into helping hands

The Climb for Nepal, where riders were asked to raise money while ascending the height of Mt Everest in June, has finished but the task is far from over. It was a great Strava challenge to spur on those climbing metres and take your riding to a higher level but it was so much bigger...

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Giro Rosa

The 26th edition of the Giro Rosa was action-packed and drama-filled until the final kilometre. There was a bit of something for everyone with a prologue, time trial, flat stages, lumpy stages and two summit finishes. We saw nine different stage winners over ten days and four different riders don the beautiful maglia rosa. Every...

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