Race Coverage Reviews and News


Video: Halloween Cross Oregon style

The Cross Crusade cyclocross series began in Portland back in 1993. Over the years it’s hosted events across the region, including popular courses in Bend, Oregon. The Halloween double-race weekend in Bend is now a tradition with intense racing on Saturday, and a just-as-intense-but-costumed-to-the-max racing on Sunday.

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World Road Champs: 10 pictures tell the story

The 2016 UCI World Road Championships wrapped up Sunday in Doha, Qatar, with Slovakian Peter Sagan pulling off a momentous second straight win. That triumph punctuated a big week for bike maker Specialized, which scored nine podium placings, including six golds.

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Inside the ITU World Championships in Cozumel, Mexico

RoadBikeReview tester of all things aero Twain Mein checks in with this first person report from the recent ITU World Championship in Cozumel, Mexico.

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The Hot Roman Day When Doping Became Bad, a chapter from Spitting in the Soup

Spitting in the Soup explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. The book unwinds the doping culture from the early days, when pills meant progress, and uncovers the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture.

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Dr. Ferrari Was Right, a chapter from Spitting in the Soup

The new book Spitting in the Soup explores how the deals made behind closed doors keep drugs in sports. It unwinds the doping culture from the early days, when pills meant progress, and uncovers the complex relationships that underlie elite sports culture.

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Tour de France: 2016 course preview

The 2016 Tour de France kicks off Saturday, July 2, in Mont-Saint-Michel for a mostly flat 188km run to Utah Beach Sainte Marie-Du-Mont. Click through to see a video preview of the entire 2016 route.

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Tour de France Publicity Caravan: 12km long, 170 vehicles

Bike racing is the obvious main attraction at the Tour de France. But millions of fans also come out to see the spectacle that is the publicity caravan, a 12km long procession of sponsor floats that takes about 35 minutes to pass.

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Riding Paris-Roubaix cobblestones with Tom Boonen

Northern France’s cobblestones need no introduction. This is the home of Paris-Roubaix, one of bike racing’s great monuments. And while there are no masters of the monuments, Belgian great Tom Boonen comes pretty close.

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Caleb Ewan: The next great WorldTour sprinter?

Caleb Ewan is only 21 but has already made a name for himself as one of the biggest talents among the younger generation of top road sprinters. Find out about his views on racing, training, and life in this wide ranging interview.

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2016 Lost and Found Gravel Grinder race report

Tag along for a rowdy 100-mile ride on dirt and gravel.

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Amazing on-bike video footage goes inside Paris-Roubaix

There is nothing in sport that quite measures up to the chaos and carnage that is Paris-Roubaix. And outside of riding the race yourself, there’s no better way to understand the madness then to go along for a virtual ride.

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Bike racing hits new low with case of motorized doping

With a mix of shock and utter disgust, the world of professional bike racing suffered yet another blow to its already oft sullied credibility when the sport’s governing body busted a young Belgian racer this past weekend for racing a bike outfitted with an electric motor.

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2016 Cyclocross World Championships course preview

This year’s cyclocross rainbow stripes race at Belgium’s well-known Zolder motor racing circuit is 3.2km long with sandy terrain, three climbs, and three man-made flyovers. Here a video and power file preview.

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Grinduro: The newest cycling discipline

With technological advances such as hydraulic disc brakes and tubeless tires, the limits of what drop bar bikes can do is ever expanding. Meet Grinduro!

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Pro Bike: Peter Sagan’s world championship winning Specialized S-Works Tarmac

With one perfectly timed late-race attack, Peter Sagan reaffirmed his place among cycling’s elite, winning the 2015 UCI world championship men’s elite road race title. Here’s the bike that carried him there.

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Tour de France by the numbers: Riders burn caloric equivalent of 85,807 hamburgers

On the heels of the recently completed Tour de France, Dimension Data has released a cornucopia of numbers that help put this massive 21-day effort into clearer perspective. Find out what it’s really like to race a 3-week grand tour.

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Photo Gallery: Moots Ranch Rally in Steamboat Springs

Charitable event shows off great cycling opportunities in Steamboat Springs, Colorado, and raises $5000 for local Community Agriculture Alliance.

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Gravel Grinding: Top events and race day tips

The Angry Singlespeeder takes a closer look at one of the fastest growing disciplines of bike racing (and riding).

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Video: Bikes of the 2015 WorldTour pro teams

With the 2015 WorldTour race season well underway, it’s time to take a look at the bikes and gear that will propel the fastest men on two wheels as they roar across the roads of Europe and beyond.

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Video: U.S. National Cyclocross Championships

One day after the marquee events of the 2015 U.S. National Cyclocross Championships were nearly cancelled due to extremely muddy conditions that threatened the health of several “heritage” trees, racing resumed a day later at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas. Watch a complete replay here.

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News: Andy Schleck retires from pro cycling

On of pro cycling’s most enigmatic careers has come to an abrupt end. After nine years of up and down results, Andy Schleck announced Thursday that he’s retiring from the sport.

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How-to: Win a world road race championship

Take a dive into Michal Kwiatkowski’s power meter data to see just what it takes to be the best.

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Update: Jens Voigt smashes hour record

German is first rider to eclipse 50-kilometer mark. See a full video replay here.

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Photo Gallery: 2014 Boulder Cup Cyclocross Race

Jeremy Powers and Katie Compton dominate at Colorado’s Valmont Bike Park.

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USA Pro Challenge: BMC’s Van Garderen defends title

Colorado resident breaks Vail TT record on way to convincing win. Garmin’s Alex Howes takes final stage in Denver.

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