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Quintana regains Vuelta lead after attack on Lagos de Covadonga
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Quintana regains Vuelta lead after attack on Lagos de Covadonga

Quintana regains Vuelta lead after attack on the final climb to Lagos de Covadonga on stage 10.

After months of speculation regading Nairo Quintana's overall form and lack of attacks, he showed his rivals that he meant business with a huge attack on the slopes of Lagos de Covadonga.

Froome, Contador and Chaves loose time.

Report, results, photos and video highlights.

 

 
The Importance of Watts per Kilogram
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The Importance of Watts per Kilogram

With the availability of power based training readily accessible to so many cyclists these days it’s becoming more and more important to understand what metrics one should focus on.

Watts per kilogram is a dynamic metric that can be readily improved once you understand exactly what it is, and why it’s important to your goals as a cyclist.

While there’s no denying that maximum power and threshold are important, W/Kg should be a primary metric on most riders’ dashboards.

 
Sold Out Farm to Fork Series Celebrates in Maine
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Sold Out Farm to Fork Series Celebrates in Maine

Over 450 cyclists celebrated farming, food and a fondo in Wrenegade Sports phenominally successful Farm-To-Fork cycling series recipe.

Every aid station was hosted by local working farms and featured treats made with ingredients from each. The aid stations also featured fuel from GU Energy Labs, Clif Bar and Colavita.

Over $7,000 raised for local non-profits and farms, in their biggest Volunteer Competition to date.

Report, results and photos.

 
Team Primal Audi Denver hit overdrive in the Golden Gran Fondo
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Team Primal Audi Denver hit overdrive in the Golden Gran Fondo

Team Primal Audi Denver finished ahead of Team USA Cycling to take the Team Award.

It started by tracing the route of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge towards continental divide and featured some of the same roads used in the Coors Classic and featured in the movie American Flyers and featured over 10,000 feet of climbing.

Kevin Costner’s classic cycling film American Flyers that was set in the town of Golden. In part, the Golden Gran Fondo is a scenic ride of casual nature that cyclists like to do with friends. But it also has a reputation of being one of the most challenging Gran Fondos in the U.S.

Report, results and photos.

 
Billionaire Richard Branson almost killed in horror bike crash
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Billionaire Richard Branson almost killed in horror bike crash

Virgin billionaire Sir Richard Branson says his life “flashed before his eyes” after a horror bicycle crash in the Caribbean, but escaped with only minor injuries thanks to his helmet.

Branson was training for the upcoming Virgin Strive Challenge with his children Holly and Sam on Virgin Gorga island earlier this week when he hit a hump in the road during the night ride.

 

 
Chico Velo Announces Celebrity Guests At Challenge Fondo On Sept 10
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Chico Velo Announces Celebrity Guests At Challenge Fondo On Sept 10

The 5th Annual 'All Abilities' Challenge Fondo rides again on Saturday, September 10, featuring rides and races for handcyclists, recumbents, tandems, and adaptive (upper or lower leg disability, visually or hearing impaired) and fully-able road bike riders.

Blind mountain biker Bobby McMullen, back for his second year, will be joined by Triathlete/amputee Jordan Lea to compete and inspire all participant.

The Challenge Fondo offers timed routes and fun rides. Timed options include hilly 100, 65 and 50 mile, and a flat, fast 30 mile course. With leisurely flat 20 and 3 mile fun-ride, there is a Challenge for everyone.

 
Kruijswijk hits an unmarked metal bollard and breaks collar bone
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Kruijswijk hits an unmarked metal bollard and breaks collar bone

A pole in the final 2.5 kilometres of the Vuelta a España’s fifth stage in Lugo caused Steven Kruijswijk (LottoNL-Jumbo) to crash. He abandoned the race and end his season with a broken left collarbone.

An even bigger pile-up close to the final kilometre saw numerous riders go down as the road narrowed slightly and riders touched wheels, with Robert Kiserlovski amongst the most seriously affected. He got up and finished the stage with some help from teammates but the Tinkoff team confirmed he will not continue in the Vuelta a Espana due to acute pain in his lumbar-sacral vertebrae.

Watch the videos of yesterday's crashes.

 
13 Pro Teams Announced for 2016 Tour of Alberta
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13 Pro Teams Announced for 2016 Tour of Alberta

Defending champion Bauke Mollema will return to the Tour of Alberta next month, with Canadian Ryder Hesjedal and Frank Schleck among his Trek-Segafredo teammates.

The Canadian National Team will bring current Canadian National Champion Bruno Langlois and Antoine Duchesne, who won the KOM jersey at Paris-Nice with Direct Energie, his trade team.

For amatuers, join cyclists from around the globe for a true “feel-like-a-pro” experience and the ultimate public ride sportive at Canada’s first-ever Velothon Gran Fondo.

 
Over 2,000 Already Registered For Gran Fondo NJ 2016 Sept 11th - Prices Increase August 27
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Over 2,000 Already Registered For Gran Fondo NJ 2016 Sept 11th - Prices Increase August 27

Wth over 2,000 riders already registered for Gran Fondo NJ 2016 on September 11th, and the final price increase on August 27th, Gran Fondo NJ is once again experiencing a record number of participants.

The event offers 5 choices of distances (107, 75, 62, 42 and a non-competitive 18 mile route) with KoM and QoM Overall, KoM and QoM by age group, Men’s Team, Women’s Team and Him/Her Awards for the fastest cumulative times on the hilliest segments of each of the four longest routes with over $20,000 in prizes!

Register before August 27th to save!

 

 
Giordana GFNCS Releases Golden Gran Fondo Timed Climbs ahead of August 28th
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Giordana GFNCS Releases Golden Gran Fondo Timed Climbs

A preview of the Golden Gran Fondo, one of the toughest one day Gran Fondo's in America, with around 10,000 feet of climbing through Colorado's Rocky Mountains.

The Golden Gran Fondo in Colorado will take riders on an unforgettable journey through the Rocky Mountains on August 28th. With up to four timed climbs, cyclists can compete for a range of prizes. 

It starts by tracing the route of the inaugural USA Pro Cycling Challenge towards continental divide. It features some of the same roads used in the Coors Classic and featured in the movie American Flyers

Register now to secure a place!

 
Aid Station Menus revealed: Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine
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Aid Station Menus revealed: Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine

Less than 30 slots left for this delicious ride.

Gourmet fresh tastes from our farms highlighting local blueberries, maple syrup, cheeses & more.

Every aid station at Farm to Fork Fondo - Maine is hosted by a local working farm and features treats made with ingredients from the farm.

The aid stations also feature fuel from GU Energy Labs, Clif Bar and Colavita.

Register now to secure one of the remaining places.

 
The Why, When, and How Of Taking A Mental Break
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The Why, When, and How Of Taking A Mental Break

There comes a time in every endurance athlete’s training cycle when it’s time to take a break.

While the word “break” can be scary for many people, invoking thoughts of lost fitness and goals slipping out of sight, it’s vitally important to allow yourself the opportunity to step back mentally and rest.

A mental break, much like a physical break, gives you the chance to press reset and evaluate what it is you’re doing, and why it’s important to you. Not only is it an important time for goal setting and reflection, but it’s also a time to let yourself relax and turn your attention to things other than your athletic endeavors.

 
Gran Fondo Bike Festival Fills Cedar Falls Main Streets
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Gran Fondo Bike Festival Fills Cedar Falls Main Streets

Just under 260 people registered for either the 60- or 100-mile routes that started in downtown Cedar Falls.

100 mile riders got a time and picked up a medal for finishing the ride.

The FondoFest festival continued into the evening and was held on several closed-off blocks of Main Street along the Parkade.

A beer garden, food, live music and kids area were part of the festivities.