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Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly April 4, 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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1 min.
start line 04.04

This weekend saw British Cycling crown its first ever eRacing national champions. Cameron Jeffers and Rosamund Bradbury pulled on the red, white and blue stripes at the end of the event held in London. Broadcast live on BT Sport and YouTube, the three-round race saw the pair beat British pros on the Zwift platform to take the titles. It’s probably no surprise that the eRacing scene has divided opinion in cycling. It’s grown rapidly in the last couple of years and there are people who view it as an abomination. But there are others who love it. One former national record holder wrote to tell me how after suffering a stroke her only way to remain competitive was on Zwift. Like it or not, it’s a cycling discipline, so kudos to BC…

2 min.
luke rowe takes heart from ghent-wevelgem performance

After six starts, Sunday’s Tour of Flanders could finally be Sky stalwart Luke Rowe’s best chance of a breakthrough cobbled Classic result, judging by his performance at Ghent-Wevelgem on Sunday. Rowe looked back to his best after an uncharacteristic and “disappointing” day for him at E3 BinckBank last Friday where he missed the key move. At Ghent-Wevelgem he spent the day in the break, then later bridged a 49-second gap to the group of favourites and attacked twice in the final 20km. He said he could now be “excited” about Flanders on Sunday. He told CW: “I think if you look at the Classics, in the last three or four years they’ve been won quite far out a lot of the time, so you’ve got to race with big balls.” When asked about…

1 min.
belgian success for young backstedts

British riders excelled in Sunday’s Ghent-Wevelgem age category races, with both Elynor and Zoë Backstedt winning their respective events. Competing in the under-19 women’s race, 17-year-old Elynor attacked late, holding on to win by 16 seconds, while 14-year-old Zoë won her under-17 race solo, riding alone for 40km. “I attacked on the first lap, I looked back and no one was there so I thought I’m not going to wait and I had enough energy to keep going,” the younger Backstedt told CW while waiting for the joint podium with winners from the day’s seven races. Both are already accomplished riders. Last year Elynor won bronze in the junior women’s World Championship time trial, while Zoë has been a prolific winner in UK races, but the weekend’s result was special for them. “It’s great…

2 min.
first ever eracing national champions crowned

Despite winning the inaugural British Cycling eRacing National Championships last week, Cameron Jeffers thinks it might be a little soon to expect him to produce the same level of results on the road. Jeffers was victorious over a field that included four pro riders from Continental-level team Madison-Genesis last week to become the first ever British men’s eRacing national champion. “It feels like you’re part of history,” said Jeffers the morning after the race. “People ask the question how hard is it and I was looking at my power stats this morning and for every race it was over 400 watts. Tactics are involved slightly, you can learn to play the game, when to put the power down and back off and the use of power-ups; but strip all this away and…

1 min.
zak coleman, 20

How was last season? It was a big learning curve, a jump up from junior level. I rode better than expected, with some decent performances, but I came home in July due to a health problem that is now sorted. How are you now? I’ve had a great winter, including an excellent month’s training in Spain which made a huge difference, and I feel like I’ve now got really good legs which has given me confidence. You’re with the same team? They supported me really well last year and are letting me develop without too much stress. They race all the interclubs and kermesses, and also a few UCI races. How do you be successful in belgium? It’s all about race craft. You have to know how to ride the races, and how to react to evolving…

2 min.
bruised, broken but bouncing back

My dad tells a funny story about the day he was on a bike ride, stopped at a junction, and a car rolled its window down and asked him: “Are you with the girl a mile back who’s come off her bike?” He was. I was about 14 or 15 years old and I’d been dropped. This happens all the time when you’re 14 or 15 years old. Bike riding is hard. I wasn’t, however, in the habit of crashing every time I got dropped. On rides with my dad I’d been known to pull over and climb off in protest at the planned distance not matching up with the actual distance (regular feature), but never had I actually thrown myself to the ground mid pedal rev. My dad turned around…