The 2019 race Aug. 22-25 will make history as only UCI 2.1-designated, women's standalone stage race in the Western Hemisphere DENVER , Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- It's almost here, the 2019 Colorado ...
Tao Geoghegan Hart has been named co-leader of Ineos for the Vuelta a España as the team looks to a blend of youth and experience in the absence of their biggest names.
Lizzie Deignan celebrates victory in the Women's Tour Lizzie Deignan has revealed she plans to retire from professional cycling at the end of 2020 but admitted she may decide the date is "premature". Deignan, 30, returned from maternity leave in April, starting a two-year contract with Trek-Segafredo after giving birth to baby Orla in September last year. The 2015 world champion has told Cycling News the plan was to give herself a shot at a second world title, on home soil in Yorkshire in September, and the chance of a gold medal in the Tokyo Olympics, before calling it a day. "That's been the plan," Deignan said. "I'm open-minded to the fact that we are a year-and-a-half out, and that will come
Tao Geoghegan Hart has been named co-leader of Ineos for the Vuelta a España as the team looks to a blend of youth and experience in the absence of their biggest names. With no Egan Bernal or Geraint Thomas in the squad – nor the injured Chris Froome – Hart will enjoy co-leadership status alongside Wout Poels. It is another show of faith from the team in the 24-year-old Londoner, who was co-leader alongside Pavel Sivakov in the Giro d'Italia in May before his race came to a premature end on stage 13 following a crash. This will be only Hart's third grand tour after he made his debut in last year's Vuelta, when he finished 62nd overall. His most recent outing was the Tour of Poland, where he finished fifth overall earlier this month. Poels, who played a key role for the team in the final week of the Tour de France last month, returns to the Vuelta for the first time since 2017, when he finished sixth overall while helping Froome to victory. UCI WorldTour | Everything you need to know in 2019 A trip to Spain will also allow Poels an opportunity to celebrate his 2011 Vuelta stage victory on the famed Angliru, which he was awarded last month following Juan José Cobo's disqualification from that year's race – with overall victory having been passed to Froome. Hart is one of three Brits in the eight-man squad, with Welshman Owain Doull, 26, lining up for his first grand tour while the experienced Ian Stannard is also included. "I believe we have a really talented blend of youth and experience in this team," sporting director Nicolas Portal said. Football season 2019 "The opportunity for Tao to learn from Wout as they lead our team is a special one and we have faith that both of them can leave their mark on this Vuelta. "We are also delighted for Owain, who is riding his first grand tour for the Team. He's been building up to this moment and it's a great opportunity for him to ride alongside the likes of Ian and Vasil [Kiryienka] over the next three weeks as he takes the next step in his career." The Vuelta a España gets under way on Saturday with a team time trial in Torrevieja.
NEWBURY PARK, Calif., Aug. 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Liv Cycling, the company dedicated to getting more women on bikes, today introduced the new Pique 29 series, its first off-road bike with 29-inch wheels. Designed for riders who want to go fast when racing or on long epic rides, the Pique 29 series prioritizes speed and agility, features industry leading Maestro suspension technology and offers an efficient, high-performance ride. "The new Pique 29 series was designed for cross country racers who want to be on top of the podium, and endurance riders who love to go fast.
A teen who was run down two weeks ago while riding his bicycle through South Los Angeles has begun to show signs of recovery. Roberto Díaz, 15, almost lost his life on Aug. 6 after being hit by a vehicle around 9 p.m., near the intersection of Martin Luther King Boulevard and Woodlawn Avenue. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition, Officer Drake Madison of the Los Angeles Police Department said. A preliminary investigation determined that the teenager was struck near the intersection of Maple Avenue and 36th Street and dragged 1,500 feet to the Martin Luther King Boulevard area and Woodlawn Avenue, where he fell off the vehicle, police said. Witnesses said another boy on a bicycle
MIDWOOD, Brooklyn — Those who knew Jose Alzorriz described him as someone who would give the shirt off his back to a stranger. An avid cyclist, the 52-year-old man was killed in a chain reaction crash along Coney Island Avenue and Avenue L in Midwood while waiting at a red light on Aug. 11. A week after the tragedy, a makeshift memorial sits at the site of what marked the 19th cyclist fatality in New York City this year. It has also launched a call for more cyclist protections along Coney Island Avenue. A change.org petition has collected more than 2,000 signatures from people calling on the city's Department of Transportation to redesign Coney Island Avenue, a roadway which has been the site
Esow Alben won India its third medal at the Junior Track Cycling World Championships in Frankfurt, Germany on Saturday by winning silver in the Men's Sprint individual event. Alben, who got the better of Germany's Julien Jager in the best-of-three-races format in the semi-finals, took on Greece's Konstantinos Livanos in the gold-medal match. Like in the semi-final, the Indian came from behind to win the second race and force a decider but could not win a second straight deciding race. Daan Kool of the Netherlands beat Jager to win bronze. On Thursday, the Indian junior men's team comprising Alben, Ronaldo Singh, James Singh and Rojit Singh created history as they won the gold medal in the Team
For the last few years fellow cyclists would tell me Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center's seven-day, 500-plus mile Empire State Ride was the experience of a lifetime. I wondered if I could ride 70-plus miles a day for seven days. What if after one day I became too tired? What if I bottomed out on the road and couldn't ride another mile? Lots of questions and all beginning with “I.” Doubts or not, I cleared my calendar and registered. To train, I threw myself into longer rides, routes with more hills, and riding days in a row. By early July I felt ready. My friends and loved ones lit up to this outsize fundraising challenge and more than doubled my previous Ride for Roswell donations. Still,
Cyclists on a globetrotting mission arrived in Istanbul Sunday to kick off the Turkey stage of their tour. Christian Pries and Maren Hagel have cycled across Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Russia, Italy, France, Iceland, Romania, Greece and Bulgaria. Now, they are on their last stop, Turkey. Pries' journey across the world started 22 years ago and has taken him to 50 different countries. The duo aims to visit as many cities as possible in Turkey, they told Anadolu Agency (AA). "The best thing about cycling is that it's slow, so you don't miss any details," Pries said. "You can explore nature closely. It is easier to talk to people, to listen to their stories and learn about their culture," he added.
For decades ramblers have had free reign over the 140,000-mile network of public footpaths winding across England and Wales.
Former world champion Tom Dumoulin, second to Geraint Thomas in the 2018 Tour de France, is quitting Sunweb after eight years, the Dutch team announced Monday. "After an incredible eight-year journey filled with countless successes, Team Sunweb and Tom Dumoulin are set to go their separate ways at the end of the 2019 season," Sunweb said. The 28-year-old Dutchman, who was forced to sit out this year's Tour de France with a knee injury, had two years to run on his Sunweb contract.