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Bicycling Australia

Bicycling Australia November-December 2018

Bicycling Australia is packed with interesting and useful information that will enhance your cycling experience. Our expert writers specialise in providing detailed information on training, positioning, health and nutrition, designed to help you ride better. There’s also unbiased, critical analysis of new products—from parts, and accessories, to clothing and nutrition, to full bike reviews—all with detailed photography to help you buy better. You'll also find Where to Ride suggestions in every issue, for destinations both in Australia and overseas. Download your copy now!

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1 min.
worlds for wollongong!

SURPRISE, SHOCK AND AWE... NO, WE’RE NOT TALKING ABOUT A military campaign, this is much more serious than that. This was the response from a stunned Aussie cycling community upon hearing the news Wollongong will host the 2022 UCI Road World Championships. Yes, the NSW South Coast city will attract global attention as 1,000 athletes, some 300,000 spectators and a viewing audience of more than 200 million tune in. Additionally, the event will deliver at least $100 million to the state and regional economies, and should be a significant driver and major boost to the cycling industry. Is aero everything? Inside this edition you’ll see some fine examples of the onward march towards peak aero design. We have reviews from Specialized, Chapter Two, Ridley and a first look at the freshly-launched Cervelo…

2 min.
our contributors

SARAH HUNTER Sarah is an associate coach for FTP Training. She is a qualified triathlon coach and has a certification in Fitness. She’s a lifetime competitive athlete with a 20-year passion for cycling including Ironman triathlon, multi-day MTB races, TTs, CX and crits. Her passion for cycling and strength training is boundless and infectious. ANTHONY TAN Buoyed by the Olympic Games in his hometown of Sydney, Anthony Tan turned his back on a lucrative advertising career, choosing instead to meld journalism with his experiences as a handy road racer that took him to Europe – albeit briefly, and unsuccessfully. He has covered the TDF since 2001, and is a cycling analyst for SBS. STEVE THOMAS Steve Thomas has spent most of his life chasing bicycle dreams along the side roads and trails of the world.…

4 min.
top gear

GIANT SURGE ELITE ROAD SHOES The new Surge Elite shoe from Giant takes the design ethos of its top-level Surge Pro shoe and puts it in a more affordable package. It features a long thermoset carbon/glass fibre composite outsole, paired with a BOA system closure and indirect independent arch support to provide what Giant calls ‘a seamless connection to your bike for maximum pedaling efficiency’. The Surge Elite also uses Giant’s revised Motion Efficiency System architecture to yield better fit, comfort and performance. The Surge Elite is available in a subtle white/black or a limited edition red/black colourway. RRP: $299.95 www.giant-bicycles.com.au ELITE BORSON BIKE BAG Italian firm Elite reckons it’s got the balance of weight, protection and convenience just right with its Borson bike bag. Compatible with both quick-release and thru-axle road bikes, the Borson…

6 min.
returning to the heartland

AS A YOUNG CYCLIST GROWING UP IN ADELAIDE I clearly recall my father saying: “Son, if you want to someday become a professional rider you’ll first have to go to Flanders and learn the trade.” So I did. There I was, a naive 17-year-old, racing as a junior in Flanders during the late 1980s. I can still vividly remember my first race – especially walking into the local café, just outside of Ghent, to pick up my race number. That strong scent of massage oil combined with the smell of beer and cigar smoke is something that will stay etched in my mind forever. It was during those years I learnt the craft of how to race a bike – skills you can only learn on the windswept and cobble-strewn roads of Flanders.…

2 min.
bucket list: cobbled climbs of flanders

Visit Flanders with your bike, and it’s almost sacrilegious not to climb the steep cobbled bergs that make the Spring Classics so fascinating to watch. Here’s Bicycling Australia’s bucket list of climbs that every true Flandrien should complete. OUDE KWAREMONT DISTANCE:2.2km ASCENT: 89m The Oude Kwaremont is the longest cobbled climb of Flanders at 2.2km long, with 89 metres of climbing. While it averages a nice ‘easy’ 4% gradient, its maximum gradient of 11.6% lies in the middle of the climb – it’s not an easy feat to recover from that over cobbles. MUUR-KAPELMUUR (MUUR VAN GERAARDSBERGEN) DISTANCE: 0.95km ASCENT: 79m The legendary Muur van Geraardsbergen takes you to the 110m high summit of the Oudenberg. The 950m long climb has an average and maximum incline of 9% and 20% respectively. For decades the Muur was both the penultimate…

1 min.
the great war remembrance race

The Great War Remembrance cyclosportive wasn’t the only commemorative event that took place in Belgium in late August – it was preceded the day before by the inaugural Great War Remembrance Race. Masterminded by Aussie Scott Sunderland, and featuring Simon Gerrans in his final Belgian race before retirement, the race was won by Estonian national champion Mihkel Räim (Israel Cycling Academy). Räim was in a small breakaway that got away a handful of kilometres from the finish and won the sprint in the Market Square of Ieper. The pace was on from the gun but the race didn’t start to take shape until the peloton hit the first climbs of the day, the Vidaigneberg and Rodeberg. Quick-Step forced the pace, splitting the peloton into four groups by the time the race hit the…