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Linking Linton with Lautrec
I was thrilled to see the archive picture of Arthur Linton’s bike with the Simpson chain with triangular links. The Simpson chain is the subject of the famous Toulouse Lautrec painting of Constant Huret behind a quintuplet on the Buffalo track in Par
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In Focus
Back at the head of the pack It had been 1,159 days since Mark Cavendish last crossed a finish line with his trademark fist pump of celebration. The Deceuninck-Quick Step rider took stage two of the Presidential Tour of Turkey in vintage style, timin
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Always Elevating
Hugh Carthy is giving a sermon on pastry. “Sometimes people try and compensate for the filling of a pie by just putting more pastry in. It’s like a Yorkshire pudding on a Sunday dinner, they’re putting in pastry to make up for what they lack in every
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Riding The Self-determined Way
Reigning eSports Cycling World Champion Ashleigh Moolman proactively uses the three pillars to stay motivated and focused on her performance. “My best performances always come from a scenario where, within the race, I feel that I have been really wel
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Peter Smith 1944-2021
One of three members of Clifton Cycling Club to represent Great Britain in the four-man 100km team time trial at the 1968 Mexico Olympics, Peter Smith died last month from injuries he received in an incident while riding his bike. Team-mate and lifel
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Gear Of The Week
Weight 217g Size 38cm Prime’s updated Primavera Aero Carbon Handlebar offers a cockpit upgrade at a much lower price than the competition as well as being packed full of thoughtful touches which make these bars easy to live with and a pleasure to rid
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Opinion
Paris-Roubaix Femmes. The race that never was. Twice. We have been left hoping it’s third time lucky after Covid has once again thwarted our best laid plans. I wonder what the weather holds for 2 October? There has been much speculation and discussio
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Start Line 15.04
A huge well done to all organisers who ran an event last weekend. Time trialling was back up and running in quite a big way, with 34 events listed over the weekend on the CTT website. Organising bike races can feel like a thankless task sometimes, wi
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Free Climbing
Despite two years passing since the most recent edition of the Amstel Gold Race, the day still sticks in the memory. Yes, there was Mathieu van der Poel’s breathless, jaw-dropping victory, but a couple of hours earlier Kasia Niewiadoma had set the Ca
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New Rules Grate
There are now tough new restrictions on where riders can get rid of empty bottles and litter – in designated areas with penalties ranging all the way up to disqualification from the race – a penalty that was enforced in the one-day races in Belgium.
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The Eternal Hunt For Strade Bianche
Niewiadoma has ridden six of the seven editions of Strade Bianche and it has become one of her favourite races. Ninth this year, she has never finished outside the top 10, has been on the podium four times, but never won. “The first time I rode on th
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Duggleby Hots Up On The Road To Tokyo
With Paralympic gold in his sights later this year, Adam Duggleby used the resumption of open competition to show that an intense period of training during lockdown is paying dividends following time trial victories last weekend. The 36-year-old tand
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Rate Your Motivation
Score yourself for each: 1 (not at all true), 2 (sometimes) or 3 (spot-on) ■ I enjoy riding my bike ■ I feel like a cyclist ■ I have lots of friends who cycle ■ I am proud of my improvements in cycling ■ I feel like a pretty good cyclist ■ I would fe
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Hugh Carthy’s Reading List
When we ask Carthy what his biggest passion outside cycling is he takes a while to settle on something but eventually says: “People think I’m mysterious and I’ve got a load of things under wraps and I really haven’t. I quite like reading I’ve gotten
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How To… Be A Cyclist’s Cat
If you’re a cat lucky enough to live with a cyclist, there are a number of things you can do to help them. The first is to remember that cat hair is not known as “nature’s Teflon lubricant” for nothing. Make sure to leave a thick coating of cat hair
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Cycling November 4 1936
This week’s issue takes a closer look at the physiology of the one and only Charles Holland. Holland was an outstanding rider – winner of the BBAR, an Olympic bronze medallist in the team pursuit, and along with Bill Burl in 1937 the first Briton to
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What Will You Order When The Cycling Cafes Open Again?
■ My favourite hasn’t closed but open only for takeaway. It will be good when we can sit around a table with a coffee and cake post ride. Mick Chambers ■ Coffee and cake!! Obvs. Though egg and chips, and a mug of tea at Ingleton goes down well! Iain
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Vern Pitt’s Cannondale SuperSix EVO
Ilusted over the Cannondale SuperSix for several years before I got my hands on one. It was a proper racy bike, everyone I knew who had one raved about it and taking it for a spin had confirmed that it had the whipsmart handling and intuitive ride th
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Bernard Hinault Roubaix recce, 1981
Bernard Hinault seems to be enjoying himself as he recce’s the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix with team-mates in 1981. There looks to be a playfulness in his expression as he deftly avoids the badly broken section in the middle and the puddle on his left.
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My Riding
My favourite thing about riding is being in fast groups, going faster than you could on your own, pulling your turns, working as a unit. For that reason most of my best rides are on Sundays with my club VC Godalming Haslemere, sometimes getting my he
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Dr Hutch
One of cycling’s most venerable traditions is littering. There are those that say the way bottles, wrappers, rain jackets, hats, musettes, and unwanted luncheon items spray out of a racing peloton, inspired the US Air Force to fire missile-decoy flar
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Easter Stage Race
Cycling Weekly’s Easter Stage Race kicked off with a 10-mile TT on the Tempus Fugit course on Good Friday, where CW tech writer Stefan Abram put in a storming performance to clock 20.52, giving him a nine-second advantage over team-mate Ben Millar. D
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Slovenian Stranglehold Is Beatable, Insist Rivals
Some of the main rivals of Primoč Roglič and Tadej Pogačar insisted that the two Slovenians are beatable in the Tour de France, despite the pair finishing first and third at the Tour of the Basque Country. In their first rematch since Pogačar spectac
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The Hub
French pro Romain Sicard has been forced to retire early at the age of 33 due to a heart problem. The Total Direct Energie rider says his condition has been monitored more closely than is normal over the past three seasons, and that in February this
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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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Riders And Organisers Struggling With New Litter Rules
DQ’ing for throwing bottles to fans is ridiculous. But there is no need and absolutely no justification for any other form of littering (particularly gel wrappers) other than a sense of entitlement and it should definitely be an immediate DQ. Lee Woo
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Joe Laverick
When: November 2020-March 2021 Location: Lincolnshire, UK and Girona, Spain Training for: Spring 2021 A new team, a new country and a new coach, it was all change for 20-year-old Joe Laverick heading into winter 2020/21. In a twist on our regular ‘We
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Future Changes
I only recently swapped to a black saddle and bar tape, as part of a winterisation makeover. I upgraded the chainset at the same time as the old one was very beat-up. I can see at some point I’d go to an 11-speed groupset Every time something breaks
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Zwift Results
EVENT #39 COURSE TEMP US FUGIT After a long string of third place finishes, CW’s Michael Hutchinson finally seized the top spot at last Wednesday’s Club 10 (7 April). A season’s power PB of 401w saw Dr Hutch clock 20.18, 13 seconds faster than Gavin
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SRAM Launches Rival ETap AXS With Power Meter Option
SRAM has brought wireless electronic shifting to its Rival tier groupset, significantly dropping the cost of electronic shifting – with the option of adding crank-based power for another £230. The American brand introduced its wireless, electronic sh
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