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Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly December 13, 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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start line 13.12

There’s one question I always get asked when people find out what my job is. There used to be two but the ‘do you think Lance Armstrong takes drugs?’ question was made redundant a few years back. For that one I’d size up the person, try and guess where they’re coming from before choosing between the honest, vague or indifferent answer. Now it’s mainly the ‘so if you could have any bike, what would it be?’ question. That’s a tough one because a) I don’t get to ride that many bikes, the tech writers do that, and b) it’s a bit of a moving target. Equipment develops, new products come and go, different kit suits different riding, and habits subtly change. I, like many of you I assume, dream of having a…

2 min.
kenny gears up for london assault

SWpix.com British Cycling is doing battle on two fronts this week as its riders prepare to take on the world’s best track riders at the Track World Cup in London and its management and lawyers try to face off Jess Varnish’s legal claims for unfair dismissal. The London Track World Cup comes off the back of a successful campaign in Berlin two weekends ago when the team won five medals, including two golds. Laura Kenny will be one of the biggest names lining up for the GB Cycling Team in London. Kenny is just under a year into her return to competition following having her son Albert and will be racing team pursuit and Madison in London. “I don’t feel scared any more, I feel relaxed” She said: “I definitely find the Madison the most…

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what not to miss at london track world cup this weekend

FRIDAY 11:00-15:55 AND 19:00-21:35 Men’s team sprint — All day Olympic champions Jason Kenny and Phil Hindes line up alongside Ryan Owens to contest the sprint crown that they were just pipped to in Berlin two weekends ago. Para-cycling 500m TT — Morning This is the first time the para-cycling athletes have lined up alongside their able-bodied counterparts at a Track World Cup and so it’s a special event throughout the day. Team pursuit — All day Derby-base Huub-Wattbike have picked up two medals in the most recent two World Cups but not a gold. The blistering set of amateurs will hope to go one better on home soil. The women’s event sees Olympic champions Katie Archibald and Laura Kenny take the lead, with Eleanor Dickinson and Megan Barker also set to ride. SATURDAY 11:30-15:20 AND 18:00-21:10 Women’s…

2 min.
crumpton edges kay in national trophy showdown

The length of a wheel was all that separated domestic rivals Bethany Crumpton and Anna Kay as they continued their season-long battle in the fifth round of the National Trophy Series at Ipswich. With one win each in the series the pair, who started the season as team-mates, were evenly matched again around the dry and fast Trinity Park course. The two-way battle developed from the opening lap when they rode away from the rest of the field, and despite testing each other, the pair were only narrowly separated in a sprint finish, with Crumpton the victor. “We have seen in the other rounds that it has been tactical racing and none of us have been out front so we are quite used to racing each other closely,” said overall series leader Crumpton. “I…

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tour de yorkshire route revealed

The 2019 Tour de Yorkshire will include the same loop as the Yorkshire World Championships in an effort to attract top names. The finishing loop comes in the middle of stage two before the tour moves on to finish that day in Bedale. The men’s race takes place on May 2-5, with the women’s two-day version covering the first two stages. Over the four days the towns of Halifax, Barnsley, Doncaster, Selby, Scarborough and Bridlington will also host stage starts and finishes, with the city of Leeds hosting the grand finale of a testing stage on May 5. Chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, Sir Gary Verity, said they had designed the route to offer a diversity of terrain to the riders. “There’s something for everyone. The sprinters will get their chance to shine while…

2 min.
drops to continue with unsalaried riders

After weeks of uncertainty about their future, the Drops team have announced they will be continuing as the only British UCI women’s team. However, their funding crisis means none of their riders will be paid to race. “We are very sad and very embarrassed,” Bob Varney, who owns the team with his son Tom, told CW. “It wasn’t a decision that we took lightly; it was something we did in communication with our riders. It was a collective decision. We wouldn’t have been able to run the team with salaries. “We are actively seeking additional funding, and they will get paid if we get the funding, but they will get a good race programme, they will get first-class equipment, and full expenses. “It is disappointing, but we would rather have a team than…