Boels-Dolmans, silver medal at UCI Worlds 2015 Richmond

Tips & Expert Advice from the pros of the Boels-Dolmans Women’s Cycling Team

Usually it is hard to find good training and nutrition tips for avid cyclists, and women-specific information in this area is even rarer. But now, you can get tips and expert advice from the pros for free, and it is coming from the UCI Worlds 2015 Elite Women Team Time Trial silver medalists: Women’s cycling team “Boels-Dolmans”(1) have given interviews, racing & recovery tips, and nutrition advice in this new SiS (Science in Sport) eBook. It includes a guide to the Women’s Pro Peloton, and a beginner’s Sportive training plan.
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Dura-Ace 25th Anniversary Group

Dura-Ace History

Dura-Ace is the admiral ship of Shimano, the Japanese (now multinational) manufacturer of cycling components (and some other things like fishing tackle and rowing equipment). Here is a brief history of Dura-ace.
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Cannondale CAAD12 Black Inc

Cannondale launches New SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD and CAAD12

American bicycle manufacturer Cannondale has revealed its new models: New SuperSix EVO Hi-MOD and the new generation of the aluminum CAAD (Cannondale advanced aluminum design) series: CAAD12. Cannondale has skipped the number 11 after CAAD10 and give the new bike the number 12. They went with 12 because they felt it was too big a leap in performance to call it an 11.
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Tour de France 2015 stage 14 - Steve Cummings wins

MTN-Qhubeka continues to make history

Another great achievement for team MTN-Qhubeka in this years’ Tour de France: Steve Cummings wins stage 14. This is the first ever victory for an African team in history of the Tour, and the best thing is, it was on Nelson Mandela International Day (or Mandela Day), an annual international day in honor of Nelson Mandela, celebrated each year on 18 July, Mandela’s birthday.
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Dan Martin during the Tour de France 2015 stage 8

What is the black stick under the saddles at the Tour de France?

Many people are wondering that what is the black stick below the riders’ saddles at the Tour de France. Well, it’s a real-time data transmitter. It is provided by Dimension Data, a South African company specializing in information technology services, and officially called the “Fox”.
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Carpano-Coppi team - Giro d'Italia 1956

Advices from Coppi

When Fausto Coppi headed the Carpano team in 1956, he issued to all his riders eight pieces of advice. With everything the great “campionissimo” said and wrote having become hallowed and revered, the so-called eight commandments of the champion of champions have survived the intervening decades and are still very pertinent. Here is what Coppi wrote:
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Teklehaimanot became the first African rider to wear the polka dot jersey

Daniel Teklehaimanot becomes the first African to wear the Polka Dot Jersey

Team MTN-Qhubeka‘s Eritrean rider Daniel Teklehaimanot became the first African rider to wear the Tour de France’s Polka Dot Jersey. The 26-year-old became the “King of the mountain” with earning a third point in the KOM classification to take the jersey from Joaquim Rodríguez (Katusha), who dropped a point behind him.
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Rohan Dennis breaks the Tour de France Time Trial speed record

Rohan Dennis breaks the fastest Tour de France Time Trial Record

Rohan Dennis (BMC) beats Greg LeMond’s Tour de France time trial speed record which was set in 1989, at the final time trial in Paris (LeMond won that edition with only eight seconds over the Frenchman Laurent Fignon, the narrowest winning margin in history). Dennis’s time over the 13.8 km course was 14 minutes 56 seconds, clocking an average speed of 55.446 km/h. Dennis also broke the prologue record of Chris Boardman which was set in the 1994 edition, Boardman’s previous record was 55.2 km/h (34.3 mph) set during the 7.2 km prologue of the 1994 Tour in Lille.
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