- Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 36 weeks ago1. Samuel Sanchez
1. Samuel Sanchez (Euskaltel-Euskadi) 3:58:15
2. Joaquim Rodriguez (Katusha) st
3. Chris Horner (RadioShack-Nissan) mt
4. Bauke Mollema (Rabobank) at 12
5. Damiano Cunego (Lampre-ISD) st
6. Tony Martin (Omega Pharma-Quick Step) mt
7. Michele Scarponi (Lampre-ISD) st
8. Sergio Luis Henao (Sky) st
9. Robert Kiserlovski (Astana) mt
10. Lars Petter Nordhaug (Sky mt
11. Dani Moreno (Katusha) st
12. Simon Spilak (Katusha) st
13. Rui Costa (Movistar Team) mt
14. Hubert Dupont (AG2R) st
15. Wout Poels (Vacansoleil-DCM) st
16. Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Barracuda) mt
17. Vasili Kiryienka (Movistar Team) mt
18. Jean-Christophe Peraud (AG2R) st
19. Jurgen Van den Broeck (Lotto-Belisol) mt
20. David Lopez (Movistar Team) mt
- Mayoral Transport Manifestos: Sustrans says Boris Johnson intent on bringing London "to a standstill"1 year 36 weeks agoHold on, isn't this article
Hold on, isn't this article on the Sutrans view of the Mayoral candidates so reporting their views. Oddly these views are the bias being complained about. If the article was one on how Sustrans thought Ken's ideas were a pile of poop it could be claimed it was biased the other way?
- High-end socks too much to fork out for? Try these...1 year 36 weeks agoYeah i don't pay big prices
Yeah i don't pay big prices for my socks either, i have a few brands
A few pairs of pearl izumi which i have won from Evans, really great winter socks
I also have LOADS if Endura Coolmax http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/Models.aspx?ModelID=41028
Although i found them on Amazon cheaper last year, here is the cheapest just now
Then a few pairs of crivit from when Lidl have their cycling offers on
- Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 36 weeks agoWho's in the break today? I
Who's in the break today? I aint following the race anywhere
- Wiltshire cyclist injured in drive-by paintball attack1 year 36 weeks agolondonplayer wrote:don't givelondonplayer wrote:
don't give him to the courts. Just hand him over to us. We'll sort him out.....
After today. I'd be up for that.
- World Track Championships: GB wins men's team pursuit from Australia with new WR, Ben Swift wins scratch race1 year 36 weeks agoI thought you might enjoy it,
I thought you might enjoy it, you'd written it all out in detail and then they got bumped down
- Fizik Ardea Chameleon Spine Concept Saddle - Special Edition. 50% rrp1 year 36 weeks agosold
- Guilty plea from Edinburgh motorist who left cyclist clinging to bonnet in road rage incident1 year 36 weeks agohmmm the plot thickens can
hmmm the plot thickens can we have an explanation as to how you dismount on to the bonnet, was it his fine gymnastic abilities or was he rammed? again a slap on the wrist is in the offing for the driver here. but why the hell would you get on a bonnet, if that truely is what happened.
- Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 36 weeks agoYeah my first ever break away
Yeah my first ever break away rider!!!!
- Starting from a fixed point of view – the story of Hubjub.co.uk1 year 36 weeks agoa good article, it's nice to
a good article, it's nice to see the support of smaller UK companies. Good luck to Will.
- Mark Cavendish says it's the "happiest day of my life" as he becomes a father1 year 36 weeks agoIf he were Jens Voight, he'd
If he were Jens Voight, he'd have cut the cord and left for a race.
- Racing's hard, that's probably why they call it "racing"1 year 36 weeks agopmr wrote:
25mph average I'mpmr wrote:
25mph average I'm guessing this wasn't a 4th cat only race.
What race was it?
PMR, it was a Cat 3&4 race and I was told that there were quite a number of last years Cat 2 racers in the bunch, the general consensus was that the field was strong. It was the Jack Murray Memorial Road Race organised by Dunfermline Cycling Club.alotronic wrote:
But road racing, yes, it's hard. I remember that the first 10-15 minutes hurts the most and you just have to suffer like hell to stay in touch.
I think I may have stood a chance of sticking with the bunch if I'd hung in there a bit as things may have settled down after those first few laps.
Thanks for the comments, everyone - it's good to hear experiences/opinions from others!
- Racing's hard, that's probably why they call it "racing"1 year 36 weeks agox8swift9x wrote:Explainx8swift9x wrote:
Explain further this 20mph average, do you manage this on your own, on a flat or hilly route over what distance?
A look at Garmin data shows a recent ride to work at 20.7mph, 30miles, 280m climbing.
Fastest ride over a distance was 75miles at 20.2mph.
The reality is I'm not used to going flat out for even short periods of time, high intensity riding is what I need.
- Guilty plea from Edinburgh motorist who left cyclist clinging to bonnet in road rage incident1 year 36 weeks agoAttempted murder.
- Trek Domane launch: Pave-busting road bike with… suspension + video1 year 36 weeks agoYeah sorry I couldn't give
Yeah sorry I couldn't give you more compliance numbers for the front end. I don't actually have those yet. I'm still waiting to get my hands on the white paper. When I know the actually measurement, I'll pass it along to Tony. For now, all I know is the percentage difference in give between the two bikes.
- Fizik Ardea Chameleon Spine Concept Saddle - Special Edition. 50% rrp1 year 36 weeks agoI would be interested in
I would be interested in swapping the saddle for some 31.8mm clamp, 44cm o-to-o road bars. Carbon would be lovely but not essential. Preferebaly short reach, compact drop but anything considered.
- Guilty plea from Edinburgh motorist who left cyclist clinging to bonnet in road rage incident1 year 36 weeks agoAn interesting case indeed.
An interesting case indeed.
- Retroshift Levers1 year 36 weeks agoTo be honest, I didn't really
To be honest, I didn't really understand the point of these when I first saw them - and from the review, it seems like a bar end shifter is probably better on its own (and cheaper too).
- Boonen for 4 in a row? Who will shine in place of Cancellara? The 'Hell of the North' beckons.1 year 36 weeks agoThe majority of the team
The majority of the team helping Hushovd? I disagree, i think the team will be behind the leader Ballan, he has mainly gone well at roubaix and has form
- Paris-Roubaix Challenge - cobbled roads in the UK?1 year 36 weeks agoI wasn't sure if this thread
I wasn't sure if this thread had run its course, but for those still following: I did indeed complete the Paris Roubaix Challenge on Sunday. Thanks to all the advice I got here on this forum, and elsewhere, my final choices of tyres, wheels and frame were absolutely spot on, and helped make the pave' simply bad rather than utterly horrific.
Nothing fell off my bike, nothing snapped and I didn't get a puncture. Result.
I was exceedingly happy to get round in 5hr 3min. Without the stops for food and photos I guess ride time would be a tad under 5 hours.
Roll on next year? I'm not sure. Maybe the Paris Roubaix Cyclo in June 2013. Longer, but more relaxed, with more time to stop and eat - and even look at the scenery...
@ Yorkshire Whippet - having enjoyed the P-R Challenge, are you doing the Cyclo this year as well?
- Boonen for 4 in a row? Who will shine in place of Cancellara? The 'Hell of the North' beckons.1 year 36 weeks agoI know I am a patriot, but I
I know I am a patriot, but I am actually putting in Hushovd and Boasson Hagen.
Hushovd has one, uno, ein goal for the year - to win Paris-Roubaix. I think he will be hanging in there until he breaks down and dies Bsides he said before the Tour of Flanders that he doesen't really like that race.
So for roubaix, Hushovd will have the majority of the team to help him, and a couple of free roles (Van Avermaet, maybe?) and I think he will deffo be up there.
Eddy the Boss I think showed that he handles the cobbles pretty well. Was hindered by Vansummeren in that little shunt and used a lot of energy trying to get back. And as the man said himself (with a wink, that is) "I am not saying that I would have won, but I would have doen alot better [if I wasn't caught in the crash]"
For Sky, they will probably do the same as the Flanders race were EBH is the captain, and Flecha is a free role rider.
But the big, huge, number one favourite must be Boonen.
- Top Tube Map charts Birmingham's traffic-free cycle routes1 year 36 weeks agoI got lost cycle-touring
I got lost cycle-touring through Birmingham just last month trying to stay off-road. I welcome the map, but I do have two concerns:
1)Signage shouldn’t be poor enough to require (very) frequent map checking to be necessary.
2)The map looks to suffer from the same problem as the few signs on such routes; they are hopelessly local. Labelled destinations and access point names mean nothing to anyone from beyond the local suburb. There’s no equivalent of road signs saying “The North Stafford” and “The South Birmingham” as are on the M6 in the area.
- World Track Championships: GB wins men's team pursuit from Australia with new WR, Ben Swift wins scratch race1 year 36 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:I see its beenGkam84 wrote:
I see its been changed
Yeah, imagine my delight when I did the update to include the men's team sprint qualifiers then as soon as I'd republished it learnt that GB and Germany had been relegated...
- Vuelta Ciclista al Pais Vasco1 year 36 weeks agoIm gonna go out and say,
Im gonna go out and say, today will not end up in a sprint! Jonny Hoogerland to win
Despite scarificing Wegmann, Veikkenen will get you some points today, he is in the break
- Rotor Rings work! say Rotor Rings1 year 36 weeks agoWithin the next 5 years,
Within the next 5 years, Shimano, Sram, and Campy will probably start making more oval rings themselves.
Its all part of development, I think.
If the pro's didn't like the O-rings they'd have circular chainrings with an o-ring sticker on them.
I seem to remember some of the pro's having o-ring chainrings, but with shimano stickers as they arn't sponsored by them.
Besides, the paper does have a clear trend in it, however since they tested the O rings more than the circular rings it was clear what the researches wanted to prove.
Sometimes researchers work very hard to prove their theory, but I think they are on to something with O-rings.