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Froome Hits Back At His Critics
Chris Froome has hit out at his critics, saying he’s not just going to “throw in the towel” and give up as he attempts to take back his place at the top of the sport following his return from injury. In 2019 Froome was in intensive care after he cras
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CW5000 May Challenges for May
As our CW5000 riders continue to log their miles in 2021 we’ve set them another two challenges to try and mix up their riding, work on a different aspect of fitness and push on to the annual 5,000-mile target. We’ve run two photo-based challenges rec
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Honourable Mentions
Major Taylor The African American was one of a vanishingly small number of black champions in cycling’s formative years. Unfortunately, his story serves as a reminder of how little has changed with regards to diversity in cycling. Ian Steel The Scott
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Ganna Storms Into Pink Jersey
The city of Turin was in festive mood to watch home rider Filippo Ganna blaze into the lead on the first stage of the Giro d’Italia last weekend. ‘Emphatic’ is the only word for the Ineos Grenadier’s win in the short 8.6km city centre time trial, whi
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Cycling Weekly
Editor: Simon Richardson News and features editor: Vern Pitt Tech editor: Michelle Arthurs-Brennan Fitness editor: David Bradford Writer: James Shrubsall Tech writers: Simon Smythe, Hannah Bussey, Stefan Abram Group chief sub editor: Daniel Thomas Ch
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April Round-up
April’s challenge of taking a picture at a cycling cafe seemed to go down well with lots of our riders, although one in particular made it her mission to find the best venues for rest and refuelling. Nicola Simpson visited seven over the course of th
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130 Years Of Grub
These days a bike racer’s food is often as hi-tech as their drivetrain, but it wasn’t always thus. For much of the 20th century, breakfast might have seen you chowing down on a piece of steak, perhaps with some rice. And don’t forget a health-giving
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Tour Winners
Being the first person from your nation to win the Tour de France opens doors and raises the profile of the sport back at home. Here’s the winners who were the first of their nation. 20 Maurice Garin (France) 21 François Faber (Luxembourg) 22 Odile D
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“As Always, The Road Will Decide The Winner”
The most stressful part of a Grand Tour is already done. Packed, cleaned my apartment and for the next 24 hours worried I’d forgotten something important. I did forget to turn the boiler off but aside from that, no major disasters. I’m en route to my
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Monument Winners
Being the first of your nation to win one of cycling’s biggest one-day races, the five Monuments (Milan-San Remo, Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix, Liège-Bastogne-Liège or the Tour of Lombardy) is a sure-fire way to increase the popularity of cycling
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Should Cyclists Rebalance Their Perspective On Weight?
I had a period where I was obsessed by my weight, not healthy. I don’t weigh myself at all these days, when I am riding all the while I can eat what I want (within reason and healthy most of the time). During the winter I don’t mind packing on a bit.
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Hayter Impresses In Algarve
Despite a crash in the crucial stage four time trial that appeared to deny him his first ever GC victory, 22-year-old Ethan Hayter (Ineos Grenadiers) came away from the Volta ao Algarve encouraged by his performance. Hayter won the queen stage, stage
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TI-Raleigh 40th Anniversary £2,500 | 9.8kg
Yes, I know, we’re a year late with this and now it’s 41 years since Joop Zoetemelk won the Tour de France on the iconic TI-Raleigh. This bike only came to us in December when the lanes were still rivers of mud and although it’s only a replica of Zoe
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What Did It Take For You To Feel Like A ‘Real’ Cyclist?
■ I came off my bike, broke my collarbone and my brother called. Rather than being sympathetic, he said I could now call myself a real cyclist! Sarah Matthews ■ Decent bike-handling skills. Sam Westhead Riding a bike. Hazel Blackwell ■ Hitting my fir
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How To… Compare Riders
Comparing riders from the same generation is what racing is for. Thankfully racing doesn’t work for making comparisons across different generations of rider, because if it did, cyclists would have almost no topics of conversation that they could sust
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The Grass-roots Activists
While we have concentrated on those with a global influence, we could hardly not give a nod to those grass-roots helpers upon whom the sport is propped up. We had plenty of nominations for them – Anna van der Breggen nominated her uncle, Jaap van der
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Groenewegen Looking For That ‘Old Feeling’
Dylan Groenewegen said he just needed “to get that old feeling back, as well as my self-confidence”, after taking fourth place in stage two’s bunch sprint. Following a nine-month hiatus, imposed by the UCI for triggering the crash that left Fabio Jak
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Hinault’s Tribute To The Bosses Of Le Tour
If the Tour de France is the figurehead of bike races then the Tour director is surely the figurehead for cycle sport, and two of them have been nominated in our main list. But five-time Tour winner Bernard Hinault also wanted to pay tribute to them
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The Hub
Former Vini Zabù rider Matteo Spreafico has been banned for three years after two positive dope tests at last year’s Giro d’Italia. He had taken the banned substance enobosarm (ostarine), which can produce similar effects to anabolic steroids. The 28
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Giro d’Italia 13 May 1931
This photo, taken exactly 90 years ago to the day, shows Francesco Camusso on the Loreto climb during stage three of the 1931 Giro d’Italia. It was the first day in the mountains for the race and Alfredo Binda, a four-time winner at this point, made
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130 Years Of Tech
As CW’s very own Doctor Hutch points out in his acclaimed book Re:Cyclists, “80 per cent of the modern bike had been more or less perfected by the time Queen Victoria died.” Cycling Weekly was there practically from the start, the first issue going t
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Squash And Black Bean Burritos
Waterfall says: “Burritos are one of my favourite things to eat – mainly because they’re so easy and so incredibly versatile… just pack them with all your favourite ingredients. This squash and black bean filling packs in 17g of protein in every burr
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Barnes ‘Relieved’ With Valenciana Win
The victory is Barnes’s first since her win at the 2019 British National Championships road race, and her first outside of Britain since the 2018 Internationale Lotto Thüringen Ladies Tour in Germany. The 25-year-old said she needed to live up to exp
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130 People Who Changed Cycling
“Wow.” That was the response we most often received when we asked those across the sport to contribute to our 130th anniversary issue. It’s no mean feat for any publication to survive even half of that and we here at Cycling Weekly are proud to be cu
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Zwift Results
Surely the most cosmopolitan Club 10 in the event’s history, there were nine different nationalities in the top 15 last Wednesday (5 May). CW’s Michael Hutchinson took the win in 24.21, 19 seconds faster than Conor Verbruggen in second, while Pete Yo
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Cover Stars
1 Paul de Vivie 2 Grace Verbeke 3 Alexandre Vinokourov 4 Beryl Burton 5 Eric Min 6 Ernesto Colnago 7 F T Bidlake 8 Charles Holland 9 Mike Burrows 10 Jan Janssen 11 Billy Bilsland 12 Aldo Sassi 13 Luis Ocaña 14 Rolf Sorensen 15 Greg LeMond 16 Egan Ber
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Dr Hutch
This magazine is 130 years old this year. Honestly, it seems like only five years since we celebrated the 125th anniversary, and 10 since the 120th, but still, I think it’s admirable that we mark every five years with an excess of celebration. It’s l
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Five-time Winners Club
Winning the Tour five times is always special and shows just what can be achieved in the sport in that era. Here are the few that have done it and their wins. 40 Bernard Hinault (1978, 1979, 1981, 1982, 1985) Eddy Merckx (1969, 1970, 1971, 1972, 1974
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Rising To The Challenge
I completed the CW5000 Challenge on April 24. A lot of the miles were done virtually due to a mixture of inclement weather, lockdown, age (71), and my main challenge this year: the 200-mile Norfolk Epic taking place in June. I’ve used a combination o
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In Focus
Upset street Tim Merlier took his and Alpecin-Fenix’s first Grand Tour stage win on stage two of the Giro d’Italia. The 28-year-old is racing his first Grand Tour but made it look relatively easy as he held off some of the big names of sprinting, inc
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