See Tom Pidcock’s World Championship Ride on Strava

Tom Pidcock put in a massive performance to win yesterday’s Junior World Championship Time Trial. You can take a look at the Strava stats behind his phenomenal ride here.

The 18 year old pushed Italy’s Antonio Puppo into second place by 12 seconds giving him his second Junior World Championship title after he won the cyclocross event in January this year. He’s been hailed as the ‘English Wonderboy’.

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Former World Champ Sven Nys in Amateur Race

Rookie cyclocross riders at an amateur race in Chicago got a bit of a shock when former world champion Sven Nys joined them at the start line last weekend. The category 4/5 riders, the entry level for racing bikes in the US, were treated to a lesson in cyclocross.

He tore round the 1.5 mile circuit for a few laps before pulling out and allowing the local riders battle it out for the finish.

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Stormtroopers on Bikes!

If you're a bit bored of the cycling kit on offer at the moment you may be intrigued to see that Milltag have just released two new Star Wars inspired jerseys. Their Shadow and Garrison jerseys use the iconic designs from Andrew Ainsworth, who created the Stormtrooper costumes for the original Star Wars movie filmed at Elstree Studios way back in 1976.

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Boardman Set to Redesign Manchester's City Streets

Speaking to British Cycling he said that, “I’ve not met anybody who is not totally up for change. All they want is a plan. Give me some evidence and a reason to do it and I’m with you.”

He says that he has been offered full commitment and backing from Burnham. His job as an adviser at British Cycling has given him a good insight into some of the problems and difficulties in getting more people on their bikes.

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Pricey Rapha Sells for £200m!

Cycling 'lifestyle' brand Rapha, yesterday announced it was selling a majority stake to a company set up by the grandsons of Walmart founder Sam Walton. Surprisingly, the upmarket cycling apparel retailer is being bought by the heirs of the supermarket chain known to 'pile it high, watch it fly'.

Rapha, whose jerseys start at £75, have agreed the sale for a reported £200million. Best known for their recent partnership with Team Sky, clothing the likes of Chris Froome, the company currently has a turnover of £67 million a year. 

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Rock & Ride!

No Quarter are better known for their restoration and custom paintwork on classic bikes but they have now branched out into designing cycling jerseys officially branded with images of Rock artists.

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Ashmei Team Up with Passoni

The premium British sportswear brand, Ashmei, have just launched a six piece "capsule collection of luxury cycling apparel" in collaboration with the exclusive Italian bike manufacturer Passoni. Known for its high end titanium bikes that are handmade to order for each individual customer Passoni have been working with Ashmei for some time to create a range that reflects the quality of their bikes.

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Chris Froome Driven off Road

Three time Tour de France winner Chris Froome posted a tweet this morning saying that he had been 'rammed on purpose by an impatient driver' while out for a training ride in France. He says that he is okay although his rather expensive bike has been badly damaged or 'totaled' as he put it. The driver kept going and did not stop.

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Ethiopia Cycling Tour: Special Offer!

We have teamed up with Ethiopia Specialist Tadele Travel and their newly-launched cycling tours in Ethiopia to offer you a 15% discount on an amazing 8-day cycling holiday this coming November.

For the duration of the Giro (from Friday 5th May until Sunday 28th May 2017) Ride Velo readers can take advantage of a special tour price of £1,850 (discounted from £2,175) which also includes a Limited Edition Giro print.

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David Millar and Ned Boulting Review Cycling Sports Book Shortlist

Maserati, the sponsors of the cycling category for this year’s Cross Sports Awards, sent ITV’s cycling commentary team of David Millar and Ned Boulting out for a drive in the glorious Peak District to discuss this year’s finalists.

Taking a bit of time out from commentating on the Tour de Yorkshire and nestled into the luxury of the Levante SUV, the pair share a bit of banter as they sum up the six-book shortlist in the video below.

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Riders Slam Giro d'Italia's Descending Competition

With the Giro d’Italia rolling out for its 100th edition this weekend, there has been some mixed reaction to the new descending competition. It has been called both ‘stupid’ and ‘life –threatening’ by both riders and cycling officials. Alex Howes who rides with Cannondale Drapac tweeted, “Maybe they should just pay us to crash.”

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Men Only Leg Shaving Workshop at LMNH

The old conundrum: to shave or not to shave? Will it help knock a couple of seconds off your commute? Probably not. When Professor Tony Purnell spent many hours of time and pounds of money to research the effect in wind tunnels he found the ultimate aerodynamic leg shave was a bald front and hairy back. Not a good look.

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How Hayman won Roubaix 2016

Zwift, the virtual cycling platform has just released a short film about Matt Hayman’s epic journey to win last year’s Paris Roubaix.

He famously broke his arm at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad six weeks before Roubaix. He trained intensely on his turbo, using Zwift to help motivate and engage him and went on to win the famous Monument.

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Rapha Jersey on Sale for £10,000

We all know that Rapha jerseys are made to last – I still have my Classic bought way back in 2007 and 10 years on it still gets a regular wearing. However, even I blinked when we found out about a 2007 limited edition jersey designed by Paul Smith to commemorate the London Grand Depart of the 2007 Tour de France on sale on eBay for £10,000!

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