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31 Dec 2016 09:04

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yaco wrote:You seem to have 2 or 3 WT riders each year who retire with heart issues - Many seem to be in their 30's - It makes you wonder.


Leaving clinic issues aside considering the section of the forum we are in :D and taking this on face value, Cycling is a pretty intense endurance sport so it's not so surprising that riders retire with heart issues, especially in the days when we have better tests for these issues. I know a few local amateur riders who have had to find easier forms of exercise thanks to heart issues.


This is my initial thoughts - Its a fact that some elite athletes damage their hearts through exertion - heard of a number of endurance athletes, especially ironmen/triathletes who suffer from this issue.
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31 Dec 2016 15:43

Thank you cyclingnews for not reporting that the middle East is the stronghold of pro cycling.
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02 Jan 2017 14:36

Jens Voigt is currently doing the Everest Challenge to raise money for cancer research. https://www.ammado.com/community/jensieeverestchallenge
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05 Jan 2017 09:13

ASO buys the Eschborn-Frankfurt race.
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05 Jan 2017 19:50

Does anyone know if any of the professional teams is going to ride on the new Dura-Ace? It was so hyped last year, but up to know everyone is on the old model.
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06 Jan 2017 06:35

KubaWinter wrote:Does anyone know if any of the professional teams is going to ride on the new Dura-Ace? It was so hyped last year, but up to know everyone is on the old model.


I think we will see the odd bike in the peloton testing it during the early season and once teams are happy with it then it will become more widespread around mid season, this is usually how it works with new groupsets.
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06 Jan 2017 12:18

KubaWinter wrote:Does anyone know if any of the professional teams is going to ride on the new Dura-Ace? It was so hyped last year, but up to know everyone is on the old model.


The bigger teams will(SKY, Quickstep, etc), along with Campag and discs when the UCI figure that one out(axles, rotors, caliper mounts, blah, blah)..
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09 Jan 2017 13:26

Aka The Ginger One.
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11 Jan 2017 16:19

Vuelta a Andalucia stages have been presented.
http://ciclismo.as.com/ciclismo/2017/01/11/mas_ciclismo/1484149277_352129.html
Stage 1: Rincon de la Victoria - Ganada (Monachil at 19km from the finish)
Stage 2: Torredonjimeno - Mancha Real (MTF, 6kms of climbing)
Stage 3: Lucena ITT (12km)
Stage 4: La Campana - Sevilla (sprint)
Stage 5: Setenil de las Bodegas - Coín (rolling terrain)

The stage to Granada should be at the end of the race :(
It will run from 15th to 19th of Feb and it will be live on Eurosport.
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11 Jan 2017 21:44

Yeah, thats a pretty weird design, but very interesting 3 first days! I hope Bala will be able to do well again this year, but I fear his injury will put him a bit back of his schedule. Do you have any idea to when they will release the profiles?
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11 Jan 2017 22:11

Valv.Piti wrote:Yeah, thats a pretty weird design, but very interesting 3 first days! I hope Bala will be able to do well again this year, but I fear his injury will put him a bit back of his schedule. Do you have any idea to when they will release the profiles?

No idea. The website for the race still had the profiles for last year this afternoon.
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12 Jan 2017 16:04

The Österreichrundfahrt 2017 will start with an uphill prologue on the Schlossberg in Graz. The start will be on the Hauptplatz and the finish next to the bell tower of Graz. Not an overly exciting stage but and understandable decision, since cycling races are mainly there for advertisement and the scenery on the Schlossberg is incredible.
http://www.oesterreich-rundfahrt.at/index.php/news/332-oesterreich-rundfahrt-2017-startet-in-graz
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14 Jan 2017 10:25

Comunitat Valencia is one heck of a weird race. 37 TTT and only Mas de la Costa to compensate gain that lost time back. It will be good to watch a rather long TTT for a change tho.
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Re: General News Thread

14 Jan 2017 14:01

Gigs_98 wrote:The Österreichrundfahrt 2017 will start with an uphill prologue on the Schlossberg in Graz. The start will be on the Hauptplatz and the finish next to the bell tower of Graz. Not an overly exciting stage but and understandable decision, since cycling races are mainly there for advertisement and the scenery on the Schlossberg is incredible.
http://www.oesterreich-rundfahrt.at/index.php/news/332-oesterreich-rundfahrt-2017-startet-in-graz


Sounds like fun!
Not sure if they go around the Schlossberg first to add some distance or if they go the direct route via Sporgasse. Direct way would only be about 500-600m and about 60m of altitude to gain. About 300m on those cobbles. Should definitly be exciting to watch scenery-wise.
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Re: General News Thread

14 Jan 2017 15:36

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Gigs_98 wrote:The Österreichrundfahrt 2017 will start with an uphill prologue on the Schlossberg in Graz. The start will be on the Hauptplatz and the finish next to the bell tower of Graz. Not an overly exciting stage but and understandable decision, since cycling races are mainly there for advertisement and the scenery on the Schlossberg is incredible.
http://www.oesterreich-rundfahrt.at/index.php/news/332-oesterreich-rundfahrt-2017-startet-in-graz


Sounds like fun!
Not sure if they go around the Schlossberg first to add some distance or if they go the direct route via Sporgasse. Direct way would only be about 500-600m and about 60m of altitude to gain. About 300m on those cobbles. Should definitly be exciting to watch scenery-wise.

I think they'll take the direct way since that would be very similar to the prologue last year.
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15 Jan 2017 13:55

For those who care, a chart of 2017 Cycling team frames, groups, wheels..with thanks to cyclingnews.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/features/worldtour-team-bike-guide
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15 Jan 2017 21:34

Does this mean that not a single WT & PCT team will ride Focus this year?
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15 Jan 2017 22:01

GenericBoonenFan wrote:Does this mean that not a single WT & PCT team will ride Focus this year?


yep, no focus in WT and PCT


other than AG2R until 2016, I remember https://www.instagram.com/data3cisco/ were using Focus but it looks like the team wont continue this year
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GenericBoonenFan wrote:Does this mean that not a single WT & PCT team will ride Focus this year?


Nope..more here but sponsoring even a PCT is very expensive.

https://cyclingtips.com/2017/01/road-bikes-of-the-2017-worldtour
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