Cycling Weekly

Cycling Weekly

July 22, 2021

Published by TI Media Limited 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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52 Números

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1 min.
gb paralympic squad named

Dame Sarah Storey travels to her eighth Paralympic Games in Tokyo next month, heading a British team of 14 riders, and six pilots, looking to equal or beat their Rio medal haul of 21. Storey, winner of nine Paralympic golds in cycling since Beijing 2008, will look to defend her titles in the C5 individual pursuit and (road) time trial, and the C4-5 road race. Team-mate Crystal Lane-Wright will compete in the same events. “If I could go back and tell 14-year-old Sarah she’d get to do eight Paralympic Games I don’t know whether I would have believed it!” Storey said. “Competing for my country is all I have ever wanted to do since I was six years old.” Seven of the riders named will be making their debuts alongside the experienced…

2 min.
the race for dinner

Reporting on stages in the Pyrenees has always tended to be a nightmarish experience. Having made your way up to the press room at a summit like Luz Ardiden or Plateau de Beille, you’d inevitably find yourself stuck in a jam for hours after the stage had finished as thousands of fans descended back to the valley at the same time. Often it resulted in a dinner-less evening and on occasions arrival at your hotel in the early hours of the morning. In recent years, ASO has improved the situation markedly by reducing access to the climbs by fans in vehicles and by having the French police organise a post-stage evacuation of team and other race-accredited vehicles – it feels like a perk of the job now. This system worked well…

3 min.
fred wright tour diary

REST DAY ENGLISHMAN ABROAD I got a lot of stick about last night’s football today. Not just from the Italians too, everybody really because they had seen me getting excited about it. At least we were at a lower altitude than the last rest day and I think that enabled me to recover better and enjoy it a bit. STAGE 16 BEST YET It was a horribly cold start. I didn’t enjoy that. But actually I ended up with my best legs of the whole race that day and over the first pretty long climb I got in the break and from there did what I could to help Sonny Colbrelli but Patrick Konrad, who won the stage, was just too strong for us. It was my best day of the whole race in terms…

1 min.
riders to watch

ADAM YATES (GBR, 28) Only Tadej Pogačar got the better of Yates in the first part of the season as the Brit enjoyed a new lease of life at Ineos Grenadiers. Now, having enjoyed a mid-season break (and avoided the toughest Tour in years), he is building back up for a tilt at the Vuelta a España, which starts just a few weeks after the Games. REMCO EVENEPOEL (BEL, 21) The Belgian has already deferred to his national team-mate, saying Wout van Aert will have the edge for the Olympics. Given his young age and the nasty crash he experienced last season, he has earned the right to deflect the pressure but the 21-year-old talent has been showing some solid form this year and between himself and WVA forms a potent two-pronged attack. MICHAL…

1 min.
riders to watch

DEMI VOLLERING (NED, 24) Reigning La Course and Liège-Bastogne-Liège champion, Vollering forms one quarter of what the Netherlands coach Loes Gunnewijk herself has described as a “luxury” team for the Tokyo road events. The 24-year-old lines up alongside van Vleuten, van der Breggen and Vos – the only issue may be deciding who goes home with no medal. ASHLEIGH MOOLMAN (SOUTH AFRICA, 35) Has come oh-so-close to bucketfuls of major wins only to be pipped at the post – often by the might of Dutch women’s cycling in one trade team colour or another. But Moolman is a quality rider with a genuine medal chance here. Tokyo will be her third Games, and with second on GC in the recent Giro Donne plus a mountain stage victory she should be in a good…

1 min.
future changes

Full Frame bag To complete the luggage I’m going to get a custom frame bag from Alpkit who tailor them to your exact needs and dimensions. The plan is to have it fill the entire triangle and do away with water bottles altogether in favour of a water bladder. Flared bars In order to alleviate the shifting problem caused by the handlebar bag I’m going to swap out my bars for a Ritchie flared option. This will allow me to take even more stuff away with me with the flared drops giving clearance to the shifters. Deep section wheels I’ve talked a lot about selecting components for practical/visual purposes, however one performance item I’d like to splash out on is a light, deep-section wheelset. I occasionally test myself against the clock at…