Ten reasons why we should all love cyclists

Seamus Allison, Nottingham Trent University

Cyclists globally are much maligned by drivers who may never have thought about the many benefits they provide. In fact, cycling as a form of truly sustainable transport is increasingly the focus of attention by governments seeking solutions to multiple societal problems.

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Complete List of UCI Elite Men Road Race World Champions

The UCI Road World Championships are the annual world championships for bicycle road racing organized by the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI).

The first professional world championship took place on July 1927 at the Nürburgring in Germany, where legendary Italian Alfredo Binda won the professional men’s race.

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How fast can a human cycle? With aerodynamic help, the 300km per hour barrier seems easily within reach

Timothy Crouch, Monash University

British cyclist Neil Campbell recently set a new record for the men’s “fastest bicycle in a slipstream”, clocking up a breathtaking 280km per hour.

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Crescent and blubrake present the world’s first city e-bike with integrated ABS

The Swedish Cycleurope Group company presents the first urban mobility-dedicated electric bike with blubrake’s integrated ABS (Anti-lock braking system).

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Eurobike 2019: blubrake, in partnership with bulls, presents the first e-bike with ABS integrated into the frame

A number of novelties are being presented at the Eurobike international fair, which opens in Friedrichshafen today, but one, in particular, stands out. This is the first E-BIKE to come equipped with the innovative ABS (anti-blocking system) developed by blubrake. The company has made something of a name for itself by developing an ABS which, in addition to being integrated into the bike’s frame, is totally invisible. The German company Bulls is presenting four models that are equipped with the blubrake ABS. These bikes are on display for the duration of the fair at the blubrake stand and are available for test rides by members of the press and sector professionals.

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Your riding position can give you an advantage in a road cycling sprint

Paul Franciscus Johannes Merkes, Edith Cowan University and Chris Abbiss, Edith Cowan University

Many professional road cycling events are hundreds of kilometres long, but the final placings are often decided by what happens in the last few seconds of any race stage.

New research shows that a rider can gain up to an extra 5kph advantage in those final sprint seconds, and it all depends on how they position themselves on their bicycle.

That can be enough to make the difference between winning or losing a race.

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The German company Bulls presents four e-bike models equipped with blubrake

The German company Bulls presents four e-bike models equipped with blubrake, the innovative and invisible anti-lock braking system developed for e-bikes. The company part of the ZEG group anticipates the market’s need for innovative solutions for the safety of cyclists.

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Tour de France Winner Groupsets, Year by Year

Tour de France is the world’s most popular and prestigious bicycle race. Wining “the Tour” is a great victory for cyclists, as well as groupset producers. Here are the Tour de France Winner Groupsets, since 1937, year by year:

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Thomas De Gendt unblocks his fan on Twitter

A funny video: one of the fans of Thomas De Gendt writes “unblock me De Gendt” on the road during Stage 16 (probably) of this year’s Tour de France. Apparently, the Belgian cyclist had blocked him on Twitter for an unknown reason. His friend Lonyo Pastor (@Lonyo77), who took the video, wrote on Twitter that “Hi @DeGendtThomas one of my friends wants to tell you something. He doesn’t know what he did wrong @excusasypupas. And De Gendt really unblocked hem! He answered: “Even I don’t know why he got blocked. He is unblocked now.”

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