Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly April 16, 2020

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start line 16.04

What’s your earliest Olympic memory? Mine is Daley Thompson winning the decathlon and Carl Lewis winning everything else (or so it seemed to me). Watching them compete in the Los Angeles 1984 Olympics is one of the most influential moments in fuelling my love of sport. Cycling-wise I have a hazy memory of Chris Boardman in 1992 (although I was already hooked on the Tour de France by then) and a clear memory of watching him in the TT in Atlanta (1996) and being really disappointed he didn’t win gold. This issue was meant to be looking forward to the Tokyo Games. April 16 is, or was, 100 days to go to the opening ceremony in Tokyo and reason enough to start getting excited. As it became clear the Games were to…

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british cycling braces for £4m lost revenue as uk riding changes

In a sign of just how badly the world of British cycling has been hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the national governing body announced last week that it expects to lose £4m in revenue during the lockdown. British Cycling also said it has been forced to furlough a third of its workforce and cut wages to reduce the financial impact of the global pandemic. BC has suspended all events and sanctioned activities to help slow the spread of coronavirus, which has resulted in the loss of entry fees and other sources of income. In the year to 31 March 2019, its most recent set of accounts, it reported revenue of £32.7m and employed 276 people each month on average. British Cycling chief executive Julie Harrington said: “British Cycling is a not-for-profit organisation with any…

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inside the bunch pavel sivakov

On a scale of one to 10, how was your last training session? I would say five, on average. I just did two and a half hours, quite easy today. How do you stay motivated with no racing on at the moment? I just try to think that at the moment, we don’t have anything, but if you keep training and some other guys don’t have that motivation, you might be a little bit better when it starts back, even if you don’t know when that’s going to be. It’s also good to have a kind of routine every day so you wake up and you have a few small goals every day. At the end of the day, riding my bike is what I love to do. We have to make the best…

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things are not always as they seem

Joining the WorldTour has changed the way I watch bike races, or at least the way I was watching the racing. Being a part of the top level doesn’t mean that I am any less of a fan of the sport. In fact, getting to know some of the riders who fight it out in the Tour and riders like Jasper Stuyven, who went on to win at the opening weekend in Belgium this year, has only made me feel even more excited and nervous when watching races on TV. When I was in quarantine in Abu Dhabi, watching Jasper take the win at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad several weeks ago, I was convinced my heart rate was actually higher than his for the last 30km. Seeing the different personalities and the highs…

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the hub

Contador auctions bike for coronavirus Alberto Contador is selling his special-edition bike from the 2011 Giro d’Italia and Tour de France. The retired Grand Tour star is raising money for the Spanish Red Cross during the coronavirus pandemic, and has decided to auction his custom Specialized Tarmac on eBay to raise funds. “I want to make one more effort,” wrote Contador on Instagram. “I’m going to auction this bike, original Giro-Tour 2011, very special for me, the proceeds will go entirely to [the Spanish Red Cross].” Welsh street loses world’s steepest title The Welsh street crowned steepest in the world has lost its title after an appeal. Ffordd Pen Llech in the town of Harlech, Gwynedd, was handed the title in the summer of 2019 after Guinness World Record officials measured the maximum gradient at…

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‘i can think of nothing worse than a turbo session’

For nurses like Claire Murnin, working on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis, keeping the wheels turning is harder than for most. How are you doing? I’m a Clinical Nurse Educator at the Ulster Hospital (near Belfast), and I’m deeply concerned for the future and the potentially devastating impact of Covid-19. I’m currently planning for an anticipated surge in critically ill patients and supporting staff in making the difficult clinical decisions that lie ahead. Has the lockdown made you do new things in cycling? I normally cycle around 7,000 miles per year! I feel privileged to still be able to cycle to work and I usually start my day at 6.15am with a ride of around 10 miles to the hospital. My longer weekend rides of around 70 miles have unfortunately had to stop. What…