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Cycling Weekly October 18, 2018

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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This week we’re asking for your help to honour some outstanding people in the British cycling scene. At the CW awards night this December we’ll be announcing, among others, a local hero for 2018 and recognising the best cycling charitable initiative of this year. Both of these categories sees four individuals put to the public vote today (see pages 26-30 for details on who they are and how to vote) after having been thinned down by our judging panel. Dame Sarah Storey, Brian Cookson and BC chair Frank Slevin joined me to chose the finalists from what was an impressive list of entries. It’s reassuring to know all the good work people are putting in up and down the country. From developing clubs, to organising events and raising money for a variety…

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thibaut pinot takes maiden monument

Thibaut Pinot won his first Monument at Il Lombardia on Saturday after dropping rival Vincenzo Nibali and riding solo to the line. The Frenchman was the strongest man in northern Italy and instigated the decisive move with almost 50km to ride. Eventually it was left with just him and Nibali on the penultimate Civiglio climb and after multiple accelerations Pinot (Groupama-FDJ) took a long look at the Bahrain-Merida rider and cracked him with a final attack. Nibali came in second with a gap over a chasing group and Dylan Teuns (BMC) won the small group sprint for third. Pinot’s victory was enough to knock football off the front of French daily sports paper L’Equipe on Sunday. “Sacred Pinot,” ran the headline. “Among the Monuments, Il Lombardia is the nicest in my mind,” Pinot said.…

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hill-climb champ to go to great lengths

Defending hill-climb national champion Dan Evans (ASSOS Equipe UK) is going to ride this year’s National Championships, after the course was moved. Evans had previously said he wouldn’t ride because he wouldn’t be able to get to Worcestershire after arriving back from the Taiwan KOM Challenge on a 20-hour flight on the morning of the contest. But now it will be in Stocksbridge, he will head straight to the course and ride. However, the fatigue of the flight will mean he’s unlikely to win what looks like an incredibly open contest after the weekend’s racing. Joe Clark (Cycling Sheffield-Giant) narrowly beat course record holder and former national champion Adam Kenway into second in the Bolsover and District hill-climb on Sunday. Clark, 26, from Belper in Derbyshire, was around half a second quicker than Kenway…

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the most red-in-the-face ride at the nationals was from myself

An update on last week’s column: Elinor Barker and I won the national Madison title. We were fabulous. Others were also fabulous but we managed to be fabulous at all the right times. Then, as individuals, we were second (me) and third (El) in the national omnium the next day, with Laura Kenny taking the win. The coolest ride was from Elinor, who had gone into the points race finale in sixth place after some mishaps in the previous races, only to close a 14-point deficit to bronze. The most impressive ride was from Laura, who spent the day almost unchallenged. The most red-in-the-face ride was from myself, which is still something to be proud of. That’s likely me filled up on omniums for a while, but I want to be selected to…

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racing ahead

Gree-Tour of Guangxi (finishes October 21) Having started on Tuesday, the six-stage Chinese race has its queen stage on Friday, when riders tackle a finishing climb. An in-form Peter Kennaugh will fancy his chances for Bora-Hansgrohe. Japan Cup (October 21) Better known for forcing some of the world’s best riders to partake in sumo wrestling in the preceding days, the 145km race has a tricky parcours which culminates in a hill-top finish. Matlock CC hill-climbs (October 21) In the morning, riders will test themselves on the Riber course, which peaks at a 21 per cent gradient. Then, riders will subject their bodies to Bank Road, which crescendos at a similar brutal grading. Cyclo-Cross World Cup R3 (October 21) Following two opening races in the USA, the cyclo-cross World Cup starts its European season in Bern, Switzerland. Toon…

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mitchelton-scott claim close hammer series title

Mitchelton-Scott successfully held on to their lead to claim the 2018 Hammer Series title in Hong Kong on Sunday. The Australian team led ahead of Quick Step Floors heading into the final round of the three-event series, with the teams having won in round one in Stavanger, Norway, and round two Limburg, the Netherlands, respectively. Unlike the previous events, the Hammer Series took place over the course of just one day in the heart of Hong Kong with a Hammer Sprint and a Hammer Chase to decide the overall winners. Hammer Sprint Mitchelton-Scott forged ahead after winning the Hammer Sprint at the start of the day, although Quick Step were then able to score maximum points on lap seven, eight and nine and by the end of the race, looked as though they…

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