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Top 10 riders to watch at the Tour de France

The world’s greatest bike race kicks off Saturday, when the 2016 Tour de France gets rolling in the Netherlands. Here are the 10 riders you need to keep an eye on.

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How To: Save a third of your energy on the bike

Aside from genetic ability (or lack thereof) the No. 1 thing holding cyclists back is wind resistance. Learning how to draft can save you up to 30 percent of your energy.

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Video: Vittorio Brumotti in Road Bike Freestyle 2

Ready for your jaw to drop? Then check out the latest edit from Italian trials superstar Vittorio Brumotti in Road Bike Freestyle 2. Once again the boundaries of what you can do on a road bike have been pushed to the limit and beyond.

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How To: Use A CO2 cartridge to fix a flat tire

There’s nothing wrong with the traditional frame pump, but in terms of saving weight (not to mention time) the CO2 cartridge inflator is a superior option when it comes to fixing mid-ride flats. The downside is that if you get it wrong – and only have one cartridge – you may just have to call for a ride. To avoid that ignominious outcome, here’s a primer on proper CO2 cartridge usage.

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Domahidy Designs Carbon Road Bike hits market

Aggressive tube shaping designed to find balance between comfort and power.

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Video: Bicycle collision caught on camera

Always look both ways before you cross into the middle of a bike race route. Otherwise this might happen.

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Video: The worst things about being a cyclist

You know you are a true cyclist when these things happen to you…

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7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: Smith Rock

Smith Rock will always be best known as the birthplace of American sport climbing. But the area is an all-around outdoor adventurer’s playground — especially if you ride bikes.

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How To: Train for your first bike race

Making the leap from riding bikes to racing bikes is a big step. Watch this tips packed video to be better prepared.

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New Salsa Cutthroat: Ultimate Tour Divide race machine

Drop bar carbon fiber mountain bike ready to tackle grueling 2,745-mile race from Alberta to New Mexico.

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7 Bikes for 7 Wonders: Mt. Hood

Wolfhound Cycles built the perfect bike for riding the trails that crisscross the slopes of Oregon’s tallest mountain.

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Oregon launches 7 Bikes for 7 Wonders Scavenger Hunt

To celebrate the 7 Wonders of Oregon, Travel Oregon asked seven of the best bike builders in the state to build seven one-of-a-kind hand-built bicycles, one for each of the Wonders. Now those bikes are going to be hidden at their Wonder for anyone to find, own and ride a part of Oregon.

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Triathlete to attempt 50 Ironmans in 50 days in 50 states

Iron Cowboy James Lawrence trying to raise awareness for childhood obesity by taking on this monumental task.

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Vanilla Workshop introduces Urban Racer commuter bike

Part of the Speedvagen line, this $4895 uber commuter is designed to get you around town as fast as possible. Full face helmet not included.

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POC launches Raceday kit

Swedish helmet, sunglasses and apparel makers says new collection is focused purely on performance and aerodynamics.

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How To: 10 Ways To Make Every Bike Ride A Great Ride

How do you make every bike ride a great bike ride? Keep gear clean, fix mechanicals, pick a good route, and dress properly. Learn more about these tips and more.

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Riding the 1910 Tour de France route – on a fixed gear bike

Swiss rider Patrick Seabase is going to attempt to ride his fixed gear bike on the first mountain stage of the 1910 Tour de France, a torturous 300-kilometer run from Bagnères-de-Luchon to Bayonne that included five passes and just under 20,000 feet of climbing.

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Face Off: Compact cranks vs. traditional chainrings (Video)

With Italy’s epic Passo del Mortirolo as testing ground, find out what’s the ideal gearing to take on a climb Lance Armstrong called the hardest he’s ever ridden.

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PowerTap releases G3 Rear Disc Hub

Lighter disc-equipped hub geared toward cyclocross or MTB use. Comes stock with a 160mm proprietary disc rotor.

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First Look: 2016 Merida Scultura road bike

Low weight and enhanced aerodynamics are the marquee features of the brand new Merida Scultura.

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News: Strava launches travel guides for 12 global cities

New Strava Local city guide platform provides data-driven, athlete-curated collections of the best run and ride routes, plus coffee shops, bike shops and more.

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Washington tops bicycle friendly state rankings again

The League of American Bicyclists has released its 2015 Bicycle Friendly State ranking. For the eighth year in a row, Washington leads the nation. Alabama is 50th.

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How to: Race day prep

If you just signed up for your first race and are wondering exactly what to expect, then check out this video from the gang at the Global Cycling Network, which walks you through all the critical bases.

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Diamondback unveils redesigned Podium series road bike

New aero design developed with Optum Pro Cycling Team claims to have shed 100 grams of frame weight and improved wind cheating efficiency.

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Video: Top 10 riders to watch at the Tour of California

Mark Cavendish, Peter Sagan and Robert Gesink headline star-packed field for 2015 stage race around the Golden State.

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