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Cycling Weekly August 8, 2019

Published by Time Inc. (UK) Ltd Cycling Weekly is the UK's only weekly special interest magazine focusing on the cycling market. It is the best source of breaking international and UK news, race reportage, reliable fitness advice, trustworthy product reviews and inspirational features for British cyclists. Always a great read, Cycling Weekly inspires you to ride your bike more!

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start line 08.08

Bike technology moves on at alarming speed. Last year I borrowed a mountain bike from our sister publication mbr and couldn’t help but smirk at the storage compartment inside the chunky down tube. It was actually quite handy, big enough for a tube and a small wallet, but I was fairly confident that it was never going to catch on in the road market. Well, so much for my predictions. The Trek Domane, featured on page 36-37, has exactly that. As far as we know it’s the first road bike to feature one. I’m not sure how I feel about this new development, if I’m honest. And yes, I’m aware that makes me sound old. But I reserve the right to try something before deciding what I think about it. Annoyingly I’m at…

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evenepoel leads weekend of wins for deceuninck-quick step

Nineteen-year-old Remco Evenepoel headlined a bumper weekend for Deceuninck-Quick Step as he stormed to victory at Clásica San Sebastián just 24 hours before Elia Viviani won the RideLondon-Surrey Classic on the Mall. With his first WorldTour win Evenepoel became the third-youngest Classics winner in history. “Winning this race was one of my dreams and now that I have done this, at my very first participation, all I can say is that it’s just incredible and wonderful,” he said. The Belgian, who had been back to the team car collecting bottles earlier in the race, had been working for team-mate Enric Mas when he found he had a gap and pressed on. “I came here for the experience and all of a sudden, with less than 20 kilometres to go, I was there fighting for…

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bernal braced for colombia return

Tour de France champion Egan Bernal is set to return to Colombia this week for the first time since his win at the world’s biggest race. At the time of going to press final preparations were under way for his return, with a big street event in Colombian capital Bogotá planned before a press conference. The celebrations are set to be on a similar scale to when Nairo Quintana won the Vuelta in 2015 and returned to Bogotá triumphant — in excess of 5,000 security people were needed. In the last week following his victory Bernal has raced the post-Tour criterium circuit including Natourcriterium Aalst in Belgium on Monday night after the Tour’s final stage; Natourcriterium Roeselare, also in Belgium on Tuesday evening; and Acht van Chaam in the Netherlands on Wednesday. Meanwhile, Bernal’s…

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two stage wins secures holmes manx victory

Matt Holmes continued his march towards the overall National Road Series title with victory in the Cycle 360 Manx International stage race on the Isle of Man last weekend. The 25-year-old Madison-Genesis rider from Wigan won two of the four stages to secure overall victory in the penultimate round of the series, and leads by 41 points heading into the final round, the Ryedale Grand Prix in two weeks. In what is their final season of action before disbanding, Madison-Genesis showed once again the teamwork that has helped Holmes lead the National Road Series as they worked hard throughout the four-stage race to see their man to victory. “The lads did amazing,” confirmed Holmes. “They sat on the front for 100 miles and it was never an issue. They worked hard to control…

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young brits make the step up

Gabriel Cullaigh has followed in the footsteps of former Team Wiggins-Le Col alumni Owain Doull and James Knox by moving straight to the WorldTour from the British developmental team, signing for Movistar on a two-year deal starting next season. The 23-year-old has gathered a series of solid results, including a stage win at the Volta ao Alentejo, second at the Rutland-Melton Cicle Classic as well as a fifth place finish on stage one of the Tour de Yorkshire. Reacting to the news, Cullaigh tweeted, “I am incredibly excited, and honoured for this opportunity to be a part of a team with such a rich history in the sport.” Cullaigh will be the third British rider to ride for the Spanish outfit in their 40-year history following Alex Dowsett and Jeremy Hunt…

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on tour at home

I’m in Glasgow ahead of the Tour of Scotland this weekend (August 9-11). It’s technically called the Women’s Tour of Scotland, but as there’s no Men’s Tour of Scotland I don’t really feel obliged to gender the race name in order to improve your comprehension of what it is. There does exist a Youth Tour of Scotland, in fairness. But in equal fairness if anyone has to attach a modifier to the start of their race name to clarify that it’s not that Tour of Scotland, it should be the youths, right? Their race might have existed first, but I already have to reference the fact that I’m a woman all the time (one of the biggest races on the UCI road calendar is called simply ‘The Women’s Tour’) and…

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