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  1. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    If you crash within the last 3km of a stage you get the same time as the group you were with no matter how long it actually takes you to cross the line (click to enlarge). The Tour de France is in the books for another year. While you know Team Sky's Chris Froome picked up his second yellow...
  2. General Cycling Discussion
    It took Chris Froome 84 hours, 47 minutes, 26 seconds to win his second Tour de France title. The payoff was $493,000 (click to enlarge). Photo courtesy Team Sky On the heels of the recently completed Tour de France, Dimension Data has released a cornucopia of numbers that help put this massive...
  3. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    The shift levers are clearly marked as prototypes (click to enlarge). Rumors of a full road drivetrain from FSA have been swirling for years, but now it appears the Italian/Taiwanese component maker is finally close to transforming talk into reality. On the second rest day of the Tour de France...
  4. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    The pro peloton remains one of the last holdouts to technology that's been the norm in the mountain bike world for years (click to enlarge). It's been several years since disc brakes emerged as a viable way to slow down road bikes. It was roughly 2013 when we first saw the cycling industry...
  5. General Cycling Discussion
    Orbea worked directly with specialists at Mondragon University in Spain's Basque Country to analyze and test aerodynamic concepts (click to enlarge).
 With a host of new features such as seat tube storage, a BB386 bottom bracket, and an aero-enhancing oval seat post that includes two clamps...
  6. General Cycling Discussion
    Cav is using the unique handlebar/stem combo where the a negative 17‐degree stem provides better aerodynamic profile, but the bars have a positive 25mm rise (click to enlarge). Photo by Brakethrough Media It's still not clear why Mark Cavendish was swapping back and forth between his old and...
  7. General Cycling Discussion
    Once again a multitude of crashes left numerous riders bruised, battered, or worse. It was another wild (and this time wet and windy) day at the Tour de France. Top stage 5 honors went to German Andre Greipel, who launched a ferocious sprint to handily capture his second stage win of the 2016...
  8. General Cycling Discussion
    In the moments after the crash, bodies were strewn all over the road (click to enlarge). By now you've likely seen the horrific stage 3 crash that temporarily brought the 2015 Tour de France to a screeching halt. Midway through the run from Antwerp to Huy in Belgium, a slight touch of wheels...
  9. General Cycling Discussion
    Specialized claims that when paired with the new Roval CLX64 wheels, and its new aero shoes, skinsuit and helmet, this bike can save you over 5 minutes 40km (click to enlarge). Arguably the most talked about bike leading up to this year's Tour de France is Specialized's new S-Works Venge ViAS...
  10. Pro Cycling - Tour de France
    Can Alberto Contador add Tour de France yellow to the Giro d'Italia pink jersey he won earlier in the year? The world's greatest bike race kicks off Saturday, when the 2016 Tour de France gets rolling in the Netherlands. Can Contador outpace Froome and Quintana? Will Cavendish find his...
  11. General Cycling Discussion
    Meet Patrick Seabase, a 31-year-old from Switzerland who is going on a very long bike ride in June (click to enlarge). Photo courtesy VA Images/Red Bull Content Pool Talk about your crazy endeavors. At 4 a.m. on June 3, adventure cyclist Patrick Seabase will start the challenge of his life...
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