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Live blog: New bikes and kit galore as 2020 starts; Amazing new feature on latest BMW range; Commuter switches to cycling - and builds a stack of cash; Bolivia's 'Death Road' video; Astana riders hit by car while training + more

All today's news from the site and beyond as we start another ... decade...
01 January 2020, 19:14
The 2020 BMW range has an amazing new feature
01 January 2020, 19:04
Sometimes the obvious needs to be stated
01 January 2020, 18:25
Still Giant bikes at CCC

Once again, CCC are riding Giant - here's some pictures of them being ridden on the team's recent training camp by, respectively, Alessandro De Marchi, Matteo Trentin and The Man With The Golden Helmet, Greg Van Avermaet.

CCC De Marchi

 

CCC Trentin
CCC Van Avermaet.JPG

 

 

01 January 2020, 17:46
New Canyon bikes for Mathieu van der Poel's Alpecin-Fenix team, too

It's not just Movistar who are getting new Canyon bikes - they're also headed the way of cyclo-cross world champion Mathieu van der Poel's Alpecin-Fenix team, previously known as Corenden-Circus.

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The Dutchman's big goal for the year isn't on the road, however - he's gunning for the gold medal in the cross-country mountain bike race at the Tokyo Olympics.

01 January 2020, 17:12
Movistar's 2020 Canyon Aeroad and Canyon Ultimate

Movistar are among the teams to have flagged up new bikes and kit today as the New Year begins - here's a look at the 2019 kit - we're liking the Spanish national champions' jerseys - plus their Canyon Aeroad and Ultimate bikes, and their components.

Movistar Team pic
Canyon Aeroad CF SLX Team MOV - 2020 - 01

Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX Team MOV - 2020 - 01

Canyon Ultimate CF SLX

02 - SRAM
03 - LOOK
04 - SRAM
05 - Fizik
06 - SRAM
07 - SRAM, Quarq
08 - Zipp
09 - SRAM
11 - Lizard Skins
12 - SRAM, Zipp
13 - Continental
14 - Zipp

 

01 January 2020, 16:34
Here's a look at Bahrain-McLaren's new kit and bikes
01 January 2020, 15:05
New year, new colours

Today's the day that contracts for 2020 kick in, meaning riders who have switched teams are now free to show off their new kit - here's Vincenzo Nibali getting out of his former Bahrain Merida kit and into his Trek Segafredo training jersey...

01 January 2020, 12:11
Two Astana riders hit by car while training

Yet another case of a driver putting pro cyclists in hospital after crashing into them while they were training - this latest one happened in Spain.

01 January 2020, 12:07
No thanks

Bolivia's 'Death Road' is on the bucket list of many backpackers visiting Latin America. The road.cc branch of the Self Preservation Society is inclined to give it a miss, however.

01 January 2020, 11:58
Commuter switches to cycling - and builds a stack of cash

Ok, so we all know that commuting by bike is cheaper than doing so by car or public transport.

One Twitter user however who switched from the bus to her bike to get to work decided to put aside the money she saved over the year ... and ended up with the princely sum of £652.43.

We might make putting money aside each time we use the bike rather than some other means of transport one of our New Year's resolutions ... that money would come in handy next Christmas.

Simon has been news editor at road.cc since 2009, reporting on 10 editions and counting of pro cycling’s biggest races such as the Tour de France, stories on issues including infrastructure and campaigning, and interviewing some of the biggest names in cycling. A law and languages graduate, published translator and former retail analyst, his background has proved invaluable in reporting on issues as diverse as cycling-related court cases, anti-doping investigations, and the bike industry. He splits his time between London and Cambridge, and loves taking his miniature schnauzer Elodie on adventures in the basket of her Elephant Bike.

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