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Clip-in, Strap-on

As that well known saying goes: once you go clipless, you can't go back ... less. Being clipped into a bike gives the the rider many benefits, including a feeling of more control and connectedness to the bike, and efficiency when going up hills. However, a problem many find with clipless pedals is the choice of shoes - having to be slave to what exactly shoes you own. And there a few nice ones (DZR particul ...

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A Future British Hero?

All cycling eyes recently have been on the Yellow Jersey chase in France and the Velodrome in Glasgow, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish both exited the Tour de France early on and although Sir Bradley got Silver at the Commonwealth Games, everyone had hoped for Gold and a triumphant return to the track….. Whilst the above were taking place there was something else going on in the cycling world. It was the B. ...

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Pinot finishes second; now can he beat the clock?

  In what seems to be an awe inspiring demonstration of the capabilities of French adrenaline, Thibot Pinot went against all odds to climb to the second place at the Tour de France championship 2014. "I felt good, so I had to try today, although Nibali was too strong," were the words of a rather ecstatic Thibaut Pinot after finishing second to Tour de France leader Vincenzo Nibali. While there was a ce ...

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Wiggins gets silver at Glasgow

Bradley Wiggins missed out on getting a gold medal of this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow by would could be seen as a disappointing margin of five seconds.  Australia beat England into second place silver, but being the optimistic fellows that we are we'd say that silver on the track at a major games is a pretty damned good achievement for a rider who has been concentrating on the very different disci ...

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Commonwealth Games 2014 FULL Cycling schedule

The 2014 Commonwealth Games are finally here!  We acknowledge that there are lots of sports on offer, but we know that the only sport you really care about is the Cycling, so here's the full schedule for cycling events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  Don't say we don't love ya! We couldn't possibly recommend which channel  you choose to watch this world-class cycling, mostly because we don't kno ...

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Cav rejoins The Tour de France

Showing what can only be described as a remarkable amount of bounce-back following the operation on his shoulder less than two weeks ago Mark Cavendish made his way to France to support his Omega Pharma Quickstep team mates. During an impromptu interview with Ned Boulting during the ITV4 coverage of The Tour de France Cav was keen to show Ned the scar on his shoulder, in fact he kind of insisted on it!  And ...

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The Rwandan cyclists bringing something special to Glasgow

Ruhengeri is gorilla country, 100 kilometres away from Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, where tourists flock each year to see the mountain apes in their natural habitat. It is a cycling country, home to an unlikely sporting fairy tale, which will weave its way to the Commonwealth Games in two weeks. Team Rwanda gets much support from the audience and are treated as heroes, though they will likely leave Glasgow wit ...

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Women set to rip up the Paris tarmac on last day of Le Tour

The final day of the Tour de France is being hailed as the biggest showcase for women's cycling outside of the Olympics. La Course will be shown in 157 countries and will see 120 women race for glory in Paris on 27 July. However, Chris Prudhomme, the tour director, remarked that it would be impractical to host a full women's stage race, like the men's three-week race, at the same time. As there are safety c ...

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Michal Kwiatkowski says ‘nice one lad’ to Tony Martin

Michal Kwiatkowski expressed his gratitude to his Omega Pharma-Quick Step team-mate, Tony Martin, for his selfless assistance at the Tour de France yesterday. Following his solo victory the day before, Martin did not contest the intermediate primes in the mountainous 161 km run to La Planche des Belles Filles but instead, protected Kwiatkowski. The Polish rider stayed glued second wheel in a break, which Ma ...

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Cancellara naffs off from Le Tour

Fabian Cancellara is the latest in a remarkably long line of riders to leave this year's Tour de France.  Unlike many of those who have gone before him Cancellara has left of his own accord, and without injury. Cancellara has said that he wants to focus on the World Championships, and so has decided to leave this year's tour.  It's not like he was near the bottom of the field and decided to cut his loses an ...

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