• Tour de France Minus 1 News round-up: CVNDSH pub, Tour Terrorists on Strava, TDF drinking game & more1 year 4 weeks agoNotsofast wrote:No 'Lights

    Notsofast wrote:
    No 'Lights the Afterburners' in the sprint section?

    Or "The Tour won't be won today but it could be lost..."- actually that would just result in widespread cirrhosis of the liver.

  • Design your own cycling jersey app and be in for the chance of having it made!1 year 4 weeks agoTo celebrate the tour in the

    To celebrate the tour in the UK; and my upcoming dominion over you all!

  • RCUK game1 year 4 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:I think I have

    Joelsim wrote:
    I think I have 7 fantasy teams in various places now!

    Just the 4 for me

  • Surrey road race hit by drawing pin attack1 year 4 weeks agomuffies wrote:i like how..

    muffies wrote:
    i like how.. nothing happened but "everyone could have died!"

    when i wake up in the morning i could die too.
    when i commute here, over the pond, i ride on glass, pins, even razor blades sometimes. None of these ever even endangered me 20mph. The tires dont explode or something. Its just annoying.

    I'm tired of sensationalistic WHAT IF when theres like 5% chance you fall and and even lower chance you actually die or something. Heck, the US is supposed to be leading this stupid category, not the UK.

    Don't forget, think of the children!

    Seriously. You ride over that kind of stuff. Why would you? I do my damnedest to avoid that kind of crap. Once had a blow out on a hill. Caught a flint. One minute rolling smoothly. Next pssst and then the front wheel vibrating violently as the rim tries to saw through rubber. Took every once of skill and concentration to come to a halt without dropping the bike. Also one of the local crits a few years back had a huge pile up when a rider slid on a patch of diesel/oil. He brought down about 10 others with him. Road rash, torn lycra and one rider with a stuffed collar bone. This incident in Surrey isn't health and safety gone mad. It's about the fact that some individuals have attempted to damage other peoples property and technically blocked the highway. Which is a criminal offense here in the UK. IF and it is a big IF they catch these individuals they might even be charged with criminal damage of the riders bikes as well as blocking the highway. Though it is highly unlikely as in other cases the culprit has got off scot free.

  • RCUK game1 year 4 weeks agoI think I have 7 fantasy

    I think I have 7 fantasy teams in various places now!

  • RCUK game1 year 4 weeks agoDone Tom

    Done Tom

  • RCUK game1 year 4 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:I've got a team

    Joelsim wrote:
    I've got a team but not a league

    There should be a league that is Roadcc if you search for it and enter by 1pm tomorrow

  • Video: Where to watch the Tour de France in Yorkshire1 year 4 weeks agoFrom the website "The roads

    From the website
    "The roads remain open for walkers but cyclists will have to dismount and walk."

    Are they seriously expecting cyclists to push their bikes once they get past the road closures?
    Good luck with that! D Oh

  • RCUK game1 year 4 weeks agoI've got a team but not a

    I've got a team but not a league

  • RCUK game1 year 4 weeks agoJoelsim wrote:Yes I've joined

    Joelsim wrote:
    Yes I've joined your league but not in any others

    I meant in that scorito game

  • Tour de France Tech 2014: Marcel Kittel's Giant Propel Advanced SL1 year 4 weeks agoAll of that effort with

    All of that effort with design integration to save weight and improve aerodynamics - then they go and zip tie that lump of a race number holder onto the back! Crazy!

  • Design your own cycling jersey app and be in for the chance of having it made!1 year 4 weeks agoGood fun to play with - not

    Good fun to play with - not sure i'd like to review my creation after a couple of glasses of absinthe mind....

  • What is Sky's new helmet1 year 4 weeks agoHere's the press release. We

    Here's the press release. We probably won't have the chance for a story until Monday.

    KASK unveils Protone helmet for Tour de France

    Developed in collaboration with Team Sky to improve aerodynamics and heat transfer

    KASK has unveiled a new pro-standard helmet design and announced Team Sky riders will start using it during the 2014 Tour de France.

    Called Protone, the new helmet has undergone rigorous wind tunnel testing and thermodynamic analysis to make it KASK’s most advanced helmet to date.

    Its launch marks a new era of even tighter collaboration between KASK and Team Sky.

    The Protone has been developed in close collaboration with Team Sky’s riders and sports scientists to give an advantage in the majority of the Tour stages. The helmet has one of the lowest drag coefficients (cx) of any ventilated helmet, and among the fastest rates of heat dissipation too.

    Protone is the fourth helmet to be developed in collaboration with Team Sky, and follows the Mojito, Bambino and Infinity.
    "All our partnerships are genuine collaborations where we work together to find improvements in performance," said Carsten Jeppesen, Team Sky's Head of Technical Operations

    "We're now in the fifth year of our relationship with KASK and they have worked with us to continually innovate, producing the peloton's first closed vented helmet, the popular Bambino time trial helmet and last year, the Infinity aero helmet with the revolutionary opening/closing mechanism.

    "We're really excited about using the new KASK Protone as we attempt to win our third consecutive Tour de France. The riders have been testing it and are really happy with how it performs. This is testament to the great design capability KASK possess."

    Angelo Gotti, CEO of KASK said: “Pro-cycling is about marginal gains and we’ve spent many months and countless hours examining data from the wind tunnel, from rider-positional analysis, from thermodynamic studies and, of course, feedback from Team Sky to create our most advanced design yet.

    “The Protone takes into account the riders’ posture and how they behave while riding, for example catering for the rider taking off their glasses and inserting them into the the helmet without increasing drag – in fact we’ve looked so deeply into the science to create and benchmark this helmet, we’ve named it after the Italian for the sub atomic particle, proton.”

    Since Team Sky was founded in 2010, its riders have earned 145 one-day and general classification victories, including two Tour de France wins, while wearing KASK helmets.

    The Protone weighs just 210g and uses a 3D DRY padding with a multi-layer open cell construction process to give a more comfortable ride. It also adopts a removable and washable inner padding, made from Coolmax® fabrics and its inner padding fabric has been treated using the Sanitized® antimicrobial process. Additionally, its Octo Fit adjustment system is totally ergonomic and light, it guarantees a perfect fit to any kind of head shape.

    KASK has also continued to use its Multi In-Moulding Technology (MIT) to create a polycarbonate cover for the top, base ring and the back of the helmet’s shell. This is joined to the inner polystyrene cap via KASK’s In-Moulding Technology to improve the shell’s shock absorption, and its strengthened frame further reduces the risk of a shock breaking the shell.

    KASK will display the helmet at the August 2014 Eurobike show, held in Germany, and it will be available to buy in stores for the start of 2015.

  • The Tour1 year 4 weeks agoResponse on the team picking

    Response on the team picking page is a bit slow tonight. I can almost hear the tinkering and fiddling and swapping and jiggling and cries of "argh! still just 0.1 points short!"

    I'm just polishing a spot on the matlepiece for my next lanterne rouge.

  • Decathlon unveils 2014 B'Twin road range1 year 4 weeks agoThe Alur has Btwin's own aero

    The Alur has Btwin's own aero wheels, heavier but also more sturdy then the Mavic Aksium, you might not even have to change them Smile

  • Surrey road race hit by drawing pin attack1 year 4 weeks agoAh, you must be that Surrey

    Ah, you must be that Surrey C@nt! Why take one person(s) ignorance and add to it? I cycle all over Surrey & also drive an X5. I do it (drive) safely and it isn't for my ego (or appendage)
    I have almost been wiped out by people and abused for cycling two abreast in the middle of nowhere, on a wide empty road by a self proclaimed 'cyclist'!! The only thing that unites these people is their ignorance , lack of awareness and anger management; not their car type.
    There are arseholes on foot, bikes, in cars & lorries etc.
    They are linked by their lack of ability to co-habit with society, not their mode of transport.
    It's a lazy argument and any valid points suffer accordingly!

  • Video: Where to watch the Tour de France in Yorkshire1 year 4 weeks agoholme moss isnt all its

    holme moss isnt all its cracked up to be, i certainly wont be up there Wink Liar

  • Tour de France Minus 1 News round-up: CVNDSH pub, Tour Terrorists on Strava, TDF drinking game & more1 year 4 weeks agoNo 'Lights the Afterburners'

    No 'Lights the Afterburners' in the sprint section?

  • What is Sky's new helmet1 year 4 weeks agoIt's the new Kask called the

    It's the new Kask called the Protone. Don't know much more about it other than that I'm afraid!

    Edited to add: It's up on Sky's site now: http://www.teamsky.com/article/0,27290,30906_9372066,00.html

  • The Tour1 year 4 weeks agoIs 250/1 for Sagan good

    Is 250/1 for Sagan good value? Oh.

  • British cyclist killed in head-on collision as he descends Alpe d'Huez1 year 4 weeks ago'"Sensationalist nonsense" is

    '"Sensationalist nonsense" is what the comments section on a internet site is for isn't it ? '

    if you're a c-unt, probably, yes.

  • Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoIL PIù GRANDE DI SEMPRE L'

    IL PIù GRANDE DI SEMPRE L' ULTIMO VERO CAMPIONE DEL CICLISMO L' UTIMO CHE CI HA DATO LE VERE EMOZIONI IL VERO SPETTACOLO

  • Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist1 year 4 weeks agoPANTANI NON è MAI STATO

    PANTANI NON è MAI STATO SPAVALDO ERA SUPERIORE A TUTTI E TUTTI LO SAPEVANO E LO TEMEVANO
    DAVA FASTIDIO PERCHè IL PALCOSCENICO ERA SOLO PER LUI , ERA TROPPO FORTE

  • British cyclist killed in head-on collision as he descends Alpe d'Huez1 year 4 weeks agofarrell wrote:chiv30

    farrell wrote:
    chiv30 wrote:
    Turn 17...... That's a left hander (descending) and anyone who has descended the alpe on a bike will tell you .....99% of cyclists (myself included) take the left handers on the wrong side to clip the apex and maintain speed so as horrible as this is it could be and is more likely to be the cyclist at fault on this one unfortunately Sad

    So likely to be the cyclists fault that their initial belief is that it was the driver at fault?

    I can easily imagine that it is ridiculously easy to swing wide on a bend on Alpe D'Huez, or swing in tight when you are driving up or down it.

    I know for a fact that it is ridiculously easy to swing wide on a bend on Alpe D'Huez, or swing in tight when you are cycling up or down it.

    If you know for a fact because you have ridden the alpe then you will also know for a fact that it's more likely to be the local drivers that drive up their like it's a racetrack and most UK drivers are taking there time through the bends because

    1) they are tighter than any bend a uk driver is likely to have encountered
    2) it's the wrong side of the road for us and therefore most UK drivers are taking it slower

  • Tour Tech 2014: Mark Cavendish’s (special) Specialized Venge1 year 4 weeks agoHow did you get it to stand

    How did you get it to stand up?

    I am sure there was a great big mit attached to a 6ft bloke behind it.