Africa’s first-ever UCI WorldTour team on the hunt for a new title partner

PRESS RELEASE – NTT Pro Cycling, formerly Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka, is looking for a new title sponsor following the confirmation that NTT has now opted not to renew their contract beyond 2020.

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How can poor living conditions hamper your cycling abilities?

There is a vital link between the conditions in which you live and your health and wellbeing, yet the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has found that indoor air quality in many American homes is between two to five times worse than it is outside. Poor air quality is linked to a host of health conditions that can interfere with your ability and goals as a cyclist – including respiratory, cardiovascular, and allergy-related problems. It can also affect your mental health. Air quality, however, is just one aspect of home life that is related to your ability to practice and enjoy various sports like cycling.

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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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Santini and the UCI renew their partnership and reveal the new ecological UCI World Champion jerseys

Santini Cycling Wear and the Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) are pleased to announce that they have signed a partnership agreement for another four-year period (2021-2024). The announcement comes during the 2020 UCI Road World Championships in Imola, Italy. From 2021 onwards, the partnership will see the introduction of the new ecological UCI World Champion jersey for all disciplines made exclusively of sustainable fabrics and delivered in compostable packaging. Additionally, Santini becomes the Official Provider of UCI merchandising. The two partners will release two separate merchandising lines including a series of products and accessories featuring the UCI logo and the rainbow stripes, the symbol of the UCI World Championships.

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Hydration while cycling: does it matter what you drink?

Staying hydrated is important for overall good health lubricating joints, removing waste, delivering nutrients, and regulating temperatures. Without adequate liquids, you may become dehydrated and your body cannot operate properly. Good hydration is crucial, too when you’re cycling because it affects your performance on the saddle. Above all, it is vital to know how different beverages can influence the way you ride because not all liquids have a positive effect on your body.

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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 (also the average speeds of each year’s winner).

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Couples should ride a tandem bike – here’s why

Couples that exercise together are not only healthier, but they’re also happier and get along better than those who don’t. Studies have shown that those who exercise together report higher satisfaction in their relationships, and married people who workout together have more positive marital events than negative ones. If you’re looking for a way to bond with your partner and strengthen your relationship at the same time, why not try riding a tandem bike? Although going on regular bike riding dates on separate bikes can enhance your health and well-being, there’s something about pedaling together on one bike that really brings a couple together. Here are all the reasons why you should ride a tandem bike with your significant other.

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The Greener Way To Maintain Your Bike

Studies estimate that switching to a bike from a car can reduce your carbon output by more than 10 times cumulatively. Cycling is leading the way in terms of green transportation. Strategies like improving more sustainable ways of production, upcycling or repurposing bikes, and using more environmentally friendly cleaning products are all gaining traction as ways to improve cycling’s impact on the planet. Cleaning is necessary in order to maintain a functioning bike over the course of its use. Effective cleaning can not only ensure a consistent ride but also lengthen the ultimate lifespan of your bike. Using greener cleaners is the natural next step for someone who is looking to minimize their impact on the planet by cycling.

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Why sleep is so important for losing weight

Emma Sweeney, Nottingham Trent University and Ian Walshe, Northumbria University, Newcastle

When it comes to weight loss, diet, and exercise are usually thought of as the two key factors that will achieve results. However, sleep is an often-neglected lifestyle factor that also plays an important role.

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Selle Italia celebrates president’s 80th birthday and launches the new company logo

On the occasion of last night’s party to celebrate the 80th birthday of President Giuseppe Bigolin, Selle Italia, the Treviso company also unveiled its new corporate logo. An event, held at the Asolo Golf Club, was attended by cycling champions of the past and numerous friends of the Bigolin family to celebrate the President’s birthday and to celebrate, with the renewal of the logo, the push towards the future that has always characterized the company.

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