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  1. How they used to train: Frans Verbeeck’s power intervals

    Frans Verbeeck trained hard and long, but there was one rider he couldn't out-train

    Frans Verbeeck trained hard and long, but there was one rider he couldn't out-train
  2. Tweets of the week: Wout Poels, Geraint Thomas, Mathew Hayman and more

    The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week

    The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week
  3. Wales National Velodrome to be renamed after Geraint Thomas following Tour success

    The velodrome will become known as the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales

    Geraint Thomas at the Wales National Velodrome in 2012 ©Steve Pope
    The velodrome will become known as the Geraint Thomas National Velodrome of Wales
  4. Volta a Portugal’s best young rider, 21-year-old Xubán Errazkín, in trouble for asthma drug use

    Errazkín is not suspended, but the case is reportedly under review

    Anti-Doping Control sign
    Basque cyclist Xubán Errazkín, 21, won the youth classification in the Volta a Portugal but faces trouble following the results of …Continue reading »
  5. Bahrain Merida riders share shocking pictures of damaged bikes after flying back from Glasgow

    Merida has asked airport carriers to take more care when handling bikes

    Two riders from Bahrain Merida Pro Cycling Team have shared pictures of heavily damaged bikes following their flights back from the …Continue reading »
  6. Wahoo extends its Tour of Britain sponsorship as points jersey partner

    The cycling computer manufacturer has increased its support for the race, which kicks off on Sunday September 2

    Image: Andy Jones
    Wahoo has increased its support for the Tour of Britain stage race, and will be its official points jersey partner …Continue reading »
  7. ‘Why do cyclists shave their legs?’ – you asked Google and we’ve got the answer

    Many people - male and female - shave their legs for aesthetic reasons. But what are the cycling related arguments for hair removal?

    Photo - Yuzuru Sunada
    Everyone has an opinion on whether or not amateur cyclists should shave their legs - here are the reasons why they do it
  8. How to cycle faster and increase your average speed

    When looked at over a period of months, your average speed can tell you a great deal about how you’re improving as a cyclist. Here’s some top tips to get your mean looking meaner

    When looked at over a period of months, your average speed can tell you a great deal about how you’re improving as a cyclist. Here’s some top tips to get your mean looking meaner
  9. Six-foot father riding 211 miles on 7-year-olds bike to raise money in daughter’s memory

    The 46-year-old will ride from Bristol to Land's End and began training three months ago

    Image: Peter Williams/LittlePinkBike
    The 46-year-old will ride from Bristol to Land's End and began training three months ago
  10. Tony Martin heading to LottoNL-Jumbo for 2019

    Martin will be the team's last big hire for the coming season

     Four-time time trial world champion Tony Martin is due to leave Team Katusha-Alpecin at the end of the season to …Continue reading »
  11. ‘Death by dangerous cycling’ law supported by newspaper’s readers

    Cambridgeshire Live also quoted readers who called for "road tax", "insurance" and "tests" for cyclists

    Cycling in Cambridge
    A poll run by Cambridgeshire Live has shown that the vast majority of its readers support plans for a ‘death by dangerous …Continue reading »
  12. Tom Pidcock to lead new British cyclocross team in 2018/2019 season

    TP Racing will be led by the former World, European and National junior cyclocross champion

    Great Britain's Tom Pidcock wins Gold in the Men's Junior race. (Whitehead/SWpix.com/REX/Shutterstock)
    Tom Pidcock will lead a new British cyclocross team in the 2018/2019 season. The team – currently called TP Racing …Continue reading »
  13. Strava and other technologies could be fuelling exercise addiction in cyclists

    New study has found that endurance athletes using connected health technologies and social media have an increased risk of addiction

    Using a heart rate data can help you better understand your body is performing
    The study found that endurance athletes using connected health technologies and social media have an increased risk of addiction
  14. Gravel bikes buyer’s guide: best bikes for your adventures in 2019

    We pick out some of the best gravel bikes and adventure road bikes on the market, and explain what defines the genre and what to look for

    We pick out some of the best gravel bikes and adventure road bikes on the market, and explain what defines the genre and what to look for
  15. Quick-Step Floors boss Lefevere still searching for 2019 title sponsor

    Rider contracts still pending - including that of Niki Terpstra

    Niki Terpstra goes solo at the 2018 E3 Harelbeke (Sunada)
    Rider contracts are still pending - including that of Niki Terpstra
  16. Man arrested on suspicion of terrorist offences after cyclists and pedestrians driven into at Westminster

    Two people - believed to be cyclists - have been taken to hospital

    Cyclists and pedestrians have been injured after a car crashed into the security barriers outside Parliament. The vehicle is said …Continue reading »
  17. Colombian cyclist Fabián Puerta tests positive for steroid Boldenona

    The keirin world champion has been provisionally suspended

    Fabian Puerta at the 2016 Olympics (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)
    Colombian Fabián Puerta, keirin world champion and Fernando Gaviria‘s brother-in-law, has tested positive for steroid Boldenona. The Union Cycliste Internationale …Continue reading »
  18. Cows are statistically more deadly to walkers than cyclists are to pedestrians

    Cows have killed 74 people in a five year span

    Image: David DeHetre on Flikr Commons
    Cows have killed 74 people in a five year span
  19. Lizzie Deignan was ‘concerned’ about future career before Trek team offer

    Deignan has said "I was concerned about my future in the sport"

    Lizzie Deignan will ride for the new Trek team in 2018
    Deignan has said "I was concerned about my future in the sport"
  20. Should you cycle with earphones in?

    Listening to music while riding is controversial but the evidence regarding safety cuts both ways and a favourite tune can boost performance

    Listening to music while riding is controversial but the evidence regarding safety cuts both ways and a favourite tune can boost performance
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