Tag Archives: UCI

Friday Group Ride #347

Friday Group Ride #347

As Padraig and I have mentioned many times over the last few seasons, RKP has drifted away from pro cycling a bit. Coverage and commentary of the top of the sport hasn’t been entirely ...

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The Paceline Podcast #44

The Paceline Podcast #44

The Grand Tours and the UCI are headed for a showdown over team size. The Tour de France, Giro and Vuelta have decided to reduce the number of riders per team from nine to eight. The problem is, ...

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Break Point

Break Point

Years ago I wrote a piece about the unlikelihood of cyclists being able to walk in a bike shop and purchase exactly the same bike that the pros race. I wrote that piece again a few years back. I ...

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Friday Group Ride #320

Friday Group Ride #320

If you thought Chris Froome looked awful on a bike, you might have been shocked by how much worse he looked jogging up Mont Ventoux in a pair of carbon-soled road shoes, like some great wading ...

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The Elephant Not in the Room

The Elephant Not in the Room

The cycling world is reeling from the news of Antoine Demoitié’s death at Ghent-Wevelghem. Demoitié, of the Belgian Pro Continental team Wanty-Gobert, was involved in a crash with three ...

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Old-School Cheating

Old-School Cheating

So it happened. Someone was caught with a motor in their bike. At the women’s U23 cyclocross world championships, Femke Van den Driesshe’s spare bike had a little extra ...

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Friday Group Ride #294

Friday Group Ride #294

I miss pro cycling. I do. I miss milling through piles of magazines, reading badly translated interviews, and reloading pirate internet race feeds in order to follow it. And while it’s true ...

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Friday Group Ride #291

Friday Group Ride #291

This week the U.K. edition of Esquire Magazine published an article on Chris Froome. In it, the article publishes for the first time Froome’s power data from testing done following the ...

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Mass Extinction

Mass Extinction

The Union Cycliste Internationale has just greenlighted the use of disc brakes in the pro peloton for the 2016 season. This is arguably the single biggest technological change in the pro peloton ...

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