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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Peter Sagan, the Slovakian rider of the Tinkoff-Saxo team, won an amazing overall victory at this years’ AMGEN Tour of California. Sagan won stage 4 winning the bunch sprint. But his most impressive win came at the time trial stage 6.
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The 113th edition of Paris-Roubaix will be running from Compiègne – Clairoix to Roubaix and will cover a total distance of 253.5 kilometres. There are 27 cobbled sectors (total of 52,7 km).
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Pinarello has revealed DOGMA K8-S: it is a road bike with a rear suspension. Team Sky will use the new bike at the cobbled classics including the “Queen of the Classics”, the Paris-Roubaix.
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Luca Paolini won the Gent-Wevelgem 2015 and took the biggest win of his long career. His victory seemed unlikely before the race, and he even had to fight to get back on after the second climb of the Kemmelberg. But it was a windy, rainy, a typical survival-day and he didn’t just survive, he also won an epic race with a perfect timing and clever tactics.
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Today’s historic photo of the day: during the penultimate (14th) stage of the 1921 Tour de France, Léon Scieur, the Belgian rider of La Sportive team carries his own wheel to the finish line. Scieur won the 1921 Tour de France when he was 33-year-old, along with stages 3 and 10.
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REPETE cycles, the Czech frame building specialists won the North American Handmade Bicycle Show 2015 Best Road Bike award with their high-end road bike model REPETE REborn. The bike is built with Campagnolo Super Record EPS drivetrain and Campagnolo Bora Ultra wheels.
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Italian custom bicycle frame manufacturer Sarto’s 2015 model frame Seta is “The Best Campagnolo Build” winner at the North American Handmade Bicycle Show.
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BMC Racing Team’s Australian rider Rohan Dennis sets the new hour record with 52.491 kilometers (32.616 mi), beating Matthias Brändle’s record by over 600 metres, at the Velodrome Suisse in Grenchen, Switzerland.
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The legendary Eddy Merckx is turning 70 years old this year, on June 17, 2015. To celebrate, the bike brand that bears his name, the Eddy Merckx Cycles is producing a limited edition, modern, high quality stainless steel racing bike: Eddy 70. There will only 70 examples be produced, and first specimen (No 1) has already been reserved for Eddy Merckx himself. The other 69 bikes will be available from September at a selection of bike stores.
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