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Former homeless addict who became bike mechanic receives ‘Real Yellow Jersey’ from Cycling UK

Ten jerseys, hand-knitted in Tour de France yellow, have been presented to people who’ve used cycling to change their lives and the lives of others.

Martin Williams from Birmingham was homeless, living on the streets, taking drugs and suffering from anxiety and depression before he was put in touch with the Big Bike Revival group, New Roots.

Cycling UK’s Big Bike Revival scheme (link is external) aims to help people overcome the barriers stopping them from cycling – whether lack of skills, financial hardship, disability, cultural background or health issues.

Williams was sectioned in 2017 following a suicide bid, but over the last year he has learned cycle mechanics skills and now teaches others. He is in accommodation and has been clean for the past 18 months.

He volunteers at New Roots five days a week and says he feels like he now has purpose, motivation, and a positive outlook for his future.

“Cycling has transformed my life, really helping my mental health, but this yellow jersey is the icing on the cake,” he said. “I’ve never won anything before.”

While the yellow jersey is worn by the leader of the Tour de France, Cycling UK’s Real Yellow Jersey recognises that cycling isn’t just about sport; it’s an everyday activity for leisure, transport and health, and part of a solution to many of society’s biggest problems from climate change and air pollution to obesity and mental health issues.

“The Real Yellow Jersey for the everyday heroes of cycling really shines a light on how cycling can turn lives around, improving health, fitness and wellbeing and I applaud all the recipients for their achievements,” said Chris Boardman, who wore the Tour’s yellow jersey on three occasions.

Jenny Box, Cycling UK’s Head of Behaviour Change in England, added: “We wanted to celebrate all those amazing people across the country who are getting back on their bikes, changing their lives and helping others to do the same.

“They’re the real heroes of cycling whose skills, commitment and personal journeys are helping the nation reap the benefits of two wheels.

“The Real Yellow Jersey is also a symbol of everything that’s to be celebrated about everyday cycling and an encouragement for more people to get in the saddle.”

Joy Anibaba from Olton in the West Midlands was another recipient of a Real Yellow Jersey. She learned to ride at 50 and joined a Big Bike Revival cycling group two years ago. Since then she has become the club secretary and a ride leader and has been a key figure in the growth of the group, inspiring scores of others.

Ten-year-old Declan Nangle from Kidderminster didn’t think he’d ever be able to ride a bike because he suffers from dyspraxia, a developmental coordination disorder that makes coordination and balance difficult. This summer, thanks to the Big Bike Revival, he’s learned how to ride and is now cycling every weekend. He’s even going on a cycling holiday.

Joan Reynolds from Walsall recently returned to cycling after a break of 65 years.  Now in her mid-80s, she decided that she needed a challenge and so took part in a Cycling UK Big Bike Revival event. Following one-to-one tuition and advice on which bike to choose, she is now a regular cyclist.

Janet Baird and her twin sister Margaret, from Harrogate, began cycling when they were 11, but after 40 years riding together Margaret sadly died in 2004. Janet couldn’t even look at her bike for years but thanks to the Big Bike Revival she is back in the saddle and full of renewed enthusiasm. She’s now encouraging her friends to get on their bikes and campaigns for more cycle routes in her local area.

When Caitlin Bartlett began cycling, she found many cycling spaces and bike shops intimidating. She felt like she had to pretend to know more than she did to avoid being patronised. Caitlin then found the Big Bike Revival group Beryl’s Night and is now a qualified mechanic working at a community organisation that teaches women and trans people about cycle maintenance.

50-year-old Linda Rackham from Norwich stopped cycling when she learnt to drive at the age of 19. Thirty years on and diagnosed with type II diabetes, she was looking for an exercise that suited her. Remembering the joy of cycling from her younger years she went along to a Big Bike Revival event to regain her lost confidence. She’s now cycling over 100 miles a month and has encouraged her partner and friends to join her.

Judith Swaffield from Southampton was looking for new experiences to cope with the grief of losing her mother. She joined a Big Bike Revival group which helped her to explore the local parks at a comfortable pace and she was able to find joy and happiness again with the support and friendship of the group.

Diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in her mid-30s, Rebecca from Bradford worried her cycling days were numbered. Thanks to a new bicycle and renewed confidence she hopes to continue riding for years to come.

Farzana Khan, from Bradford, Yorkshire, was not able to ride a bike but was determined that she and her children should learn so they could enjoy going out cycling together as a family. With the help and support of a Big Bike Revival group Farzana and her children have learned how to ride.

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Nationals Bike: Katie Clouse’s Triple Lakewood Title Cannondale SuperX

When it comes to National Championships, there are few who can claim as much success as Katie Clouse. After her successful week in Lakewood, the 18-year-old has 31 National titles to her name and shows no sign of slowing down.

After claiming the Collegiate Varsity individual title and contributing to Colorado Mesa’s win in the Collegiate Team Omnium on Friday, she went out hot from the start in the U23 Women’s race on Sunday to take her third title of the week.

Clouse spent several years on the Alpha Bicycle-Groove Subaru development team before joining the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com program before the start of the season. We caught up with Clouse to take a look at the new wheels she rolled to three more Stars-and-Stripes Jerseys in Lakewood.

Katie Clouse’s U23 Title Winning Cannondale SuperX

Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com rides the SuperX, Cannondale’s marque cyclocross frameset, with components from SRAM and subsidiary Zipp.

As one might expect with a successful cyclocross program, we have seen a few team SuperXes this season. We profiled Curtis White’s bike after his Day 2 win at the Rochester Cyclocross weekend, and we looked at Stephen Hyde’s then-national-champ SuperX before Nationals.

Last season, Clouse was on the Moots Psychlo-X, which we profiled after her win in the Junior Women 17-18 race at Louisville Nationals.

In previous years, Stu Thorne’s team stuck with the mechanical Force 1 groupset, but this year, riders moved to SRAM Red eTap AXS. Close ran a 1x drivetrain with a 38t X-Sync 2 chain ring mounted to the SRAM Red 1 crankset.

In the back, the Red eTap AXS derailleur shifted over her Force AXS 10-33t cassette. Earlier this year, we learned the team is running the 10-33t cassette and switching front chain rings based on conditions.

While the team uses 1x AXS drivetrains, that does not mean the SuperX wastes its front derailleur mount. The team equipped Clouse’s bike with a 3D-printed chain keeper that mounted to the frame’s braze-on. The team did not have the chain keepers when we saw White’s bike earlier this season.

Clouse ran the team Zipp 303 Firecrest carbon tubulars in Lakewood. She mounted 140mm 6-bolt SRAM Centerline rotors to help with her braking.

The 2019/20 season marks the second with Vittoria serving as the team tire sponsor. Clouse opted for the Vittoria Terreno Wet mud tire for the conditions in Lakewood.

Zipp also provides cockpit components. Clouse used an aluminum Service Course SL stem and handlebar, wrapped in Zipp Service Course tape. Her seatpost was a carbon Service Course SL topped with a carbon-rail Fabric Scoop saddle.

The Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld.com team does not have a pedal sponsor and instead allows each rider to select their own. Clouse chose top-shelf Shimano XTR M9100 SPDs.

Clouse is now over in Europe for Christmas racing in Belgium. Clouse suffered a dislocated shoulder at World Cup Namur on Sunday; we wish her a speedy recovery and return to racing for the U23 National Champion and her SuperX.

For a closer look at Clouse’s bike, see the photo gallery and specs below.

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Gear of the year: our favourite cycling tech from 2019

It really has been a stellar year as far as new bikes, gear and kit are concerned with some amazing products and developments sprouting forth from the world’s most revered brands.

While we saw some crazy concepts – the CeramicSpeed Driven concept yet again wooed the masses – we made an effort to get our hands on as many products as possible to establish which truly are the best in a bid to offer Cyclingnews’ readers best-in-class cycling buying advice.

Eurobike showcased some impressive tech highlights but throughout the year, only a few truly stood out as game-changing items. We narrowed down our search by carefully and methodically sifting through all the marketing hype and ensured we field-tested each product. That said, it’s fair to say that all the items listed here have become our go-to choices when we head out of the door as well as represent products we’d personally buy ourselves.

We’ve also pulled out some of the key features of each product, photographed them beautifully and ensured we’ve found the best prices so that you too can get in on the action. Enjoy.
Our gear of the year

Cannondale SuperSix EVO Dura-Ace Disc

The new Cannondale SuperSix EVO is fast but also impressively compliant. It’s the benchmark for lightweight road bike perfromance

Brakes: Rim and Disc | Frame: Carbon | Type: Race | Sizes: 47-62cm
Sharp handling
Aero and comfort gains
Power meter requires a fee to unlock

On the surface, it’s difficult to spot any similarities between the new SuperSix and its forebear. Save for a couple of monikers and decals, they couldn’t be further apart. Despite the generic facade, however – something it shares with all of its rivals – the new SuperSix looks fast even when standing still.

It’s only once you’ve pedalled it and taken it through its paces do the similarities with its predecessor come to the fore. It’s an agile machine; stiff and fast. Like version two, it climbs well, corners with confidence and is perceptive to directional changes, instilling in the rider assurance as well as sending dollops of feedback through the tyres, saddle and bars.

The new Cannondale SuperSix EVO is fast. Undeniably so but it’s also impressively compliant. It’s starting to feel more and more like the SuperSix EVO it replaces every time we ride it, which is a lot.

Roval Terra CLX wheels

An incredibly light wheelset designed to transition effortlessly between tarmac and gravel roads

Brake: Disc | Material: Carbon | Tyre format: Tubeless and clincher (28-42mm) | Rim width (internal): 25mm
Beautifully designed wheels
Stiff and incredibly light
Compatible with tyre sizes ranging from 28-42mm (frame-clearance dependent)
Glossy decals prone to surface scratches

Roval Components, a subsidiary of Specialized, has gone all out on its new Terra wheel portfolio, pitching them squarely at the ever-growing gravel market. The range comprises a brace of options – the Terra CLX and CLX Evo – designed to cater for both speed merchants and gnar lovers of dirt-road riding, with the CLX Evo coming in both 700c and 650b guises.

Not only are they achingly beautiful, but they’re also incredibly well rounded and can be manipulated to dismiss anything you throw at them through tyre pressure experimentation, be it tarmac, gravel or even singletrack. As an all-round option, nothing we’ve tested thus far comes close to the value and versatility they provide in spades.

The Roval Terra CLXs, then, are neither a gravel- nor road-wheel-specific wheel option. Instead, they combine lightweight performance with an ultra-stiff chassis for use across every imaginable discipline. As a wheelset upgrade, the Terra CLX offer speed, cornering precision and a tailorable ride quality that will not just make you faster but improve the way you ride, especially on unpredictable surfaces like gravel.

POC Aspire Solar Switch sunglasses

Carl Zeiss-fettled lens and Solar Switch tech make for one serious set of sunnies

Lens type: Nylon lens by Carl Zeiss Vision, Solar Switch sensor | UV protection: Yes | Frame type: Half frame | Weight: 40g

Carl Zeiss lens
Solar Switch sensor
Exquisite design and fit
Lens needs care as it’s prone to scratches

POC’s Aspire cycling sunglasses represent the brands move into a more premium and performance-focused space with an elegant colour palette comprising white, yellow, black and even tortoiseshell frame options.

The one-piece Clarity lens, developed in collaboration with Carl Zeiss Vision, provides enhanced contrast and colour definition across the spectrum. While the lens is decently sized, it doesn’t offer much of a wrap-around effect which limits peripheral vision to a certain extent.

What it does possess in spades, however, are superior ergonomic qualities – particularly when it comes to fit and comfort thanks to the sizeable nose piece and flexibility of the Grilamid frame and arms.

This particular pair – the Aspire Solar Switch – were unveiled at EuroBike 2019 and utilise an electrochromic LCD lens that can change its tint instantly and automatically, regardless of the lighting conditions. The price? A cool £340. The regular Aspire shades are a worthy alternative should you not secure a set of Solar Switch shades.

Favero Assioma Duo power pedals

Accurate, affordable and incredibly light. What’s not to like?

Weight: 296g (actual) | Battery life: 50+ hours | Battery type: Rechargeable | Measurement: Dual-sided | Type: Pedal

Weight
Price
Accuracy
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Favero Electronics may be a newcomer to the power-meter realm but the Italian manufacturer has taken the fight to PowerTap and Garmin by offering a lighter, cheaper and more accurate power pedal – the Assioma. In fact, they weigh just 148g per pedal, which is significantly less than the Garmin Vectors and PowerTap P2s (216g per pedal).

It’s a tidy-looking package – all the sensors and strain gauges are located in a housing next to the pedal body, which measures directly at each axle. Not only does this neat little design cue ensure the Assiomas look like an ordinary pedal and not as chunky and bulky as its rivals, but it also keeps the electronics from getting damaged by falls or impacts, meaning it’s easier to maintain down the line. They’re also IP67 certified.

Unlike other power meters that harvest data based on the angular velocity of the crank arm through each rotation, the Assioma uses an instantaneous angular velocity (IAV) measuring technique thanks to an on-board gyroscopic sensor. According to Favero, the IAV way of harvesting data is class-leading, with accuracy to a maximum deviation of only one per cent.

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Assos Equipe RS Aero jersey

The story of how Assos’s founder, Toni Maier, discovered more than 40 years ago that Lycra was faster in the wind tunnel than both wool and naked skin (that’s another story) is well known.

So it’s surprising that Assos does not claim any wind-tunnel testing for the RS Aero jersey particularly when its competitors and fellow WorldTour team sponsors Rapha and Endura, brands which also sponsor WorldTour teams, lead their marketing with theirs.

OK, so you don’t need a wind tunnel to tell you that tighter is faster, and the Assos Equipe RS Aero uses the Swiss brand’s new aeroFit, which it says is its trimmest, most speed focused cut. As with Assos garments past and present, this jersey is designed to fit best when in the bike position, so although the front may seem short and the shoulders appear to pull when standing up, everything feels right once tucked over the bars. Obviously it depends on your body shape but I’ve generally found Assos jerseys to fit better than most brands and to look flattering at the same time – not always easy – and the Equipe RS Aero is no different.

Some aero jerseys have gone further down the half-skinsuit route than Assos’s, with pockets so small they’re almost redundant in order to save a few watts, but it’s good to see the Equipe RS Aero has three rear pockets of normal road jersey proportions with internal textile ‘lids’ to ensure nothing jumps. These are relatively high and well supported and don’t suffer from the dreaded pocket sag, even though the jersey back is made from an extremely light mesh-like fabric. (Assos claims UPF30 protection for this.)

It helps that the pockets themselves are made from an almost compressive stretchy warp knit textile that Assos calls Push Pull – the same fabric as the sleeves – with a vertical reflective strip bonded to the middle one.

The front is made from yet another fabric – a textured knit with 3D pattern of tiny cells that Assos says has been developed with breathability and moisture transfer in mind, and that tops out with a yoke skinsuit-style collar.

Finally, the Assos Equipe RS Aero is incredibly light at 128g for the size medium – so light you can hardly tell you’re wearing it.

Textiles is, after all, Assos’s forte and the performance of the Assos Equipe RS Aero jersey in the very hot weather this July can’t be faulted. It looks great, it feels great and it just all works great. You know the zip will work with one hand if you need it to. It has the premium look and feel that we’ve come to expect of Assos – which is even more impressive considering these days the top aero jerseys from Rapha, Endura and Gore are more expensive than this one, which is Assos’s range topper.

My only niggle – I’m not that bothered about lack of wind tunnel data – is that the reflective strip on the middle rear pocket started to peel after only one wash cycle, but not enough that it can be peeled off completely (yet) so currently looks just a bit scruffy. Having visited Assos HQ at San Pietro di Stabio a few years back and seen the ‘laundry room’ where Assos prototypes are subjected to sustained abuse by washing machine to find out how colourfast their dyes are, whether they shrink or bag, how many rub cycles they can withstand before the material bobbles, abrades or disintegrates and various other destruction tests, I have to say it’s not what I expected.

However this is just a small thing in what is otherwise a great jersey and is not in my opinion a deal breaker, especially considering the Assos Equipe RS Aero is priced lower than the top aero jerseys from Assos’s competitors.

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Best men’s long sleeve cycling jerseys for winter

When morning temperatures start dropping in autumn, you know it’s time equip yourself with a decent jersey for those colder rides to come – enter the long sleeved jersey.

Cycling jerseys can be used as base layers in mid-winter with a windproof or waterproof layer worn over the top. ln milder conditions they can be worn on their own or over the top of a thin next-to-skin base layer. This makes them a very versatile wardrobe essential that’ll get lots of use.
Materials

Long sleeve jerseys will, by their very nature, be used in cooler riding conditions. Therefore, their material will often be thicker and have better thermal properties than their summer counterparts, whilst still maintaining good breathability and wicking properties. Most summer jerseys are made from polyester, whereas you start seeing merino wool being used frequently as well as fleecy type fabrics.
Windproofing

Windproofing is a key element to consider for the colder cycling seasons. Windproof jerseys will often only feature these panels on the front and arms, with the back panels likely a non-windproof breathable and stretchier material. An added benefit of windproof fabrics is their ability to double as a water resistant element (and possible DWR, a water repellent coating) meaning you’ll stay dry from a light shower or road spray.
Fit

Some jerseys are designed to be worn next to skin and be more body hugging, where others are cut to afford more room for layering underneath, as well as being a more relaxed and comfortable fit for long rides.
Additional Features

Given colder rides often go hand in hand with low light conditions, additional reflective patches are a handy safety feature. Also, pockets are wise for storing a bank card, your phone, and stashing other layers should conditions change. Most winter jerseys will also feature an elasticated and/or silicon strip around the hem to ensure they stay in place.

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Cafe Du Cycliste Irma Merino Audax Jersey

This high performance high quality jacket is ideal for longer rides in cool to moderate temperatures, and also for the more style conscious – it’s superb looking.

The front section has a 3-D textured knit quality so it feels super luxe, and this also sets it apart from more ‘technical’ fabric style of jersey which makes a refreshing change. But don’t be deceived by its looks as it is very capable – made from a merino blend fabric, it’s great at regulating temperature and is also fast wicking, quick drying and is odour resistant.

The stretchy back and arm panels ensures a nice comfy stretchy fit, and the three pockets to the rear, extra zip pocket and a larger expandable mesh pocket, mean you can stash all you need for a long day in the saddle. It’s a snugger fit, so just worn with a thin sleeveless base layer will suffice if it’s cold.

Rapha Pro Team Long Sleeve Thermal Jersey

Rapha make some of the best cycling gear on the market and this jersey, designed for winter training, is a super comfy, great fitting and capable piece of kit. Made from a high-stretch and breathable fabric, you get the insulating qualities you need for cold conditions, and all in a nice tight (yet not constrictive) fit so it won’t  flap in the wind. Needless to say the build quality and attention to detail is second to none – three pockets (plus zippered one to the rear which includes headphone port and loops to keep the wire in place), elasticated hem with silicone gripper, long arms, and for colder weather or windy conditions, you’ll likely need to pair up with a base layer or windstopper gilet. Also available in blue.

Assos Mille GT Spring Fall LS Jersey

This Swiss brand turn out exceptional quality gear, and this piece is ideal for training rides out on those chillier mornings. Highly breathable and fast drying, it features a stretchy and slightly more insulating fabric on the front panel and arms, and the back section is a slightly lighter and more breathable fabric to help avoid that sweaty back. The fit is comfortable – a nice cut and stretchy technical fabric – and it features good practical triple pockets on the back including some reflective features – for Assos, this is keenly priced and you’re getting a lot of product for a relatively fair price.

POC Essential Road Windproof Jersey

This light softshell jersey is windproof and ideal to use in variable conditions. Layered with a thermal base you’re set for cold winter rides, or paired with a thin vest base layer you’re good for spring and autumn, so it can be worn across a multitude of conditions, weathers and temperatures.

Constructed with a windproof membrane and DWR coating (offering light water repellency) on the front, arms and shoulder panels, the cold air will be kept out allowing you to keep warm. But this is paired with a lightweight stretchier fabric on the back offering a comfy and more relaxed fit too. Three rear pockets and a mobile phone pocket, construction and materials are superb and you’ll get lots of service from this.

Ashmei Men’s LS Classic Jersey

Ashmei is one of Britain’s most premium cycling apparel makers, and this smart looking and super comfortable jersey is their mid weight cross season option. Made from a super premium merino wool blend, it’s super breathable and fast wicking. It’s certainly a more lightweight jersey option – for those chiller days, you would definitely layer it – perhaps it would become your mid layer, or even baselayer – making it a really versatile option that could be used in Autumn/Spring weather, as well as deep winter. This is a more luxury end option that feels great, and has an excellent stretchy fit.

dhb Blok Long Sleeve Jersey

If you’re on a tighter budget, this is vibrant jersey is a fantastic option. Constructed from a lightly fleece feel fabric, it’s nice feeling on the skin and well suited to long days in the saddle. The polyester fabric is breathable, has fast wicking to give good sweat dissipation and great thermal qualities. It also has all the other features you’d want, including 3 pockets to the rear, elasticated silicone gripper on the hem, waterproof YKK zip and reflective detail on the back.

Morvelo Blaze Thermoactive Jersey

This British based cycling apparel brand produce some head turning gear, and none more so than this loud number. The thermoactive is a very versatile layer featuring closed cuffs and close fitting arms – it offers a perfect level of warmth, and layered with a vest underneath you’ll be good for most cold rides, wear a waterproof  jacket over the top in fowl conditions and you’ll be just fine too.

This cycling jersey also features a nice high collar, and is made from 100% Italian polyester offering a nice amount of stretch. Neat triple pocket set up (and additional 4th zip pocket), silicone gripper on the hem, and reflective detailing – a lot of product for your money.

Endura FS260 Pro Jetstream Long Sleeve Jersey

A great value option, this durable and no nonsense jersey has windproof front and arm panels, and the inner features a fleece finish on the back and sides – a great combination to keep you warm on colder days. It features a higher collar, three rear pockets, reflective detailing – this is an ideal companion if you’re looking for daily commute option to withstand the rigours or regular daily riding.

If you’re looking for a good daily and durable commuter jersey, the Endura is a great option. Despite it’s high price, our top pick is the Cafe Du Cycliste – technically capable, top quality fabrics, second to none build quality, great fit and looks super stylish.

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Recycled fabrics used for 2020 Trek-Segafredo jerseys

Trek-Segafredo’s 2020 cycling jerseys, which were unveiled at the Rouleur Classic in London in October, will use recycled fabrics to help lessen their environmental impact, the team and its kit supplier, Santini, have announced.

Both the men’s and women’s pro teams will wear jerseys that use a high-performance fabric on the sleeves and backs that’s made from recycled plastic bottles, while both teams’ new kit was being handed over to the riders at their training camp in Syracuse, Sicily, this week without any of the plastic bags that each item would normally be packed into, saving what would otherwise be an estimated 12,000 plastic bags throughout the 2020 season.

“I’m really proud to tell people our kit includes recycled fabric,” Tayler Wiles of the Trek-Segafredo women’s team said in a press release. “Being environmentally conscious is really critical right now. Climate change is a very real thing. We should do anything we can to be more proactive in every aspect of our lives.

“Even five years ago, people weren’t aware of the waste created through the apparel world,” she continued. “The clothes you wear on the bike are just as important as the ones you wear off the bike. It’s important you know where those products come from, and that they are made sustainably and of good quality material that lasts longer.”

Santini marketing director Paola Santini said that the time had come for them to start incorporating recycled materials into their cycling kits, and while the material made from plastic bottles will be used on the sections of jerseys that need to be most aerodynamic, the front, sides and pockets of the jerseys will be made of a fabric called eco-bicimania, made by a company called Sitip, which uses recycled polyester and elastane.

“Our suppliers have been doing these kinds of recycled fabrics for a few years. Now, they’ve got to a point where recycled fabric is as technical and performance-oriented as non-recycled materials,” said Santini.

“It’s nice that Santini is thinking about reducing plastic packaging,” added Richie Porte, who’s set to lead the men’s Trek-Segafredo team at this year’s Tour de France.

“The world is becoming more aware of how we use plastic, and how to minimise our footprint. Any little thing we can do in the cycling world, we should,” he said.

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Mountain Bike Jerseys Market Latest Trend with Top key players: DaKine (US) , Fox Racing (US) , Louis Garneau (Canada) , POC (Sweden) , Sombrio (Canada)

A new Profession Intelligence Report released by Stats and Reports with the title Global Mountain Bike Jerseys Market “can grow into the most important market in the world that has played an important role in making progressive impacts on the global economy. Global Mountain Bike Jerseys Market Report presents a dynamic vision to conclude and research market size, market hope and competitive environment. The study is derived from primary and secondary statistical data and consists of qualitative and numerical analysis. The main company in this survey is DaKine (US) , Fox Racing (US) , Louis Garneau (Canada) , POC (Sweden) , Sombrio (Canada) , Troy Lee Designs (US) , Yeti Cycles (US) , ZOIC (US) .

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Lists of Competitors in Research Is: DaKine (US) , Fox Racing (US) , Louis Garneau (Canada) , POC (Sweden) , Sombrio (Canada) , Troy Lee Designs (US) , Yeti Cycles (US) , ZOIC (US)

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Bahrain-McLaren ready to battle Ineos for yellow jersey

Chequered flags have always been the driving force for McLaren but the iconic British motorsport brand will be focussing its considerable power on chasing yellow jerseys next year too.

“As a brand we don’t pick fights very often but when we do we pick them with the intention to win,” John Allert, McLaren’s Chief Marketing Officer, said at the glitzy launch of the Bahrain-McLaren UCI WorldTour team on Monday.

It was a bold statement but with McLaren’s vast technological resources, Middle Eastern backing and a formidable-looking roster for 2020, the team looks well-equipped to shake up the peloton.

Team principal Rod Ellingworth, formerly with British Cycling and Team Sky, says Bahrain-McLaren has been formed to win Grand Tour titles and predicts they can take on his dominant former outfit now known as Team Ineos.

“I was walking around here and thinking bloody hell, this is pretty special,” Ellingworth, who will now be a rival of his former Team Sky boss Dave Brailsford, said at McLaren’s vast Technology Center, which will be the team’s performance HQ.

“I think from the outset we are capable of taking on Ineos. The ambition is to become a Grand Tour winning team. The yellow jersey of the Tour is an iconic jersey and we want to bring it home to McLaren and to Bahrain.”

The futuristic McLaren production center is a history lesson in motor racing heritage, from the classic F1 machines driven to world titles by the likes of Ayrton Senna and Lewis Hamilton to the hundreds of trophies lining the walls of the walkways.

But McLaren is no stranger to cycling, having collaborated with U.S. bike builder Specialized. They also worked on the track bike Britain’s team used to sweep golds at London 2012.

The team will continue, for now, to use Merida bikes of which the frame color and rider kit reflect the original McLaren race car color (papaya orange) introduced by founder Bruce Mclaren.

But McLaren’s arsenal of analytics and technology, Allert says, offers the chance to re-invent the sport.

“McLaren’s racing pedigree is founded on decades of performance in the most technologically advanced sport in the world,” he said. “We now look forward to applying this knowledge to elite cycling.

“We want to respect the quirks and the romance but we want to unpack it in a new and dynamic way.”

BIG SIGNINGS

While four-time Grand Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali and Australian world time trial champion Rohan Dennis have departed, Bahrain-McLaren have made big signings for the 2020 season to add quality to the 28-rider roster.

Spaniard Mikel Landa has joined from Movistar and Mark Cavendish, winner of 30 Tour de France stages, arrived from Dimension Data, teaming up again with Ellingworth and McLaren who designed the bike on which he won the 2011 world road title.

Elite climber Wout Poels has also joined from Ineos.

Ellingworth said the team has been put together to challenge for the Tour de France.

“At the end of the day we want to be a GT winning team and the Tour is the one to win,” Ellingworth said. “If you want to win the Tour you need quality climbers. With Mikel we have a potential Grand Tour winner and certainly he has showed in the past he is not far off.

“I don’t see us as underdogs, I see us a thriving team with lots of energy. We are here to win bike races.”

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Cavendish has suffered a torrid couple of years at Dimension Data with illness and injury, but says he is “excited” about the season ahead for Bahrain-McLaren.

“The ambience and team spirit is amazing, and we feel like a unit,” the 34-year-old sprinter said.

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CCC laying groundwork for improvement in 2020

Going into 2019, CCC Team boss Jim Ochowicz was targeting 20 victories for this new team’s inaugural season. Five was the official UCI tally, book-ended by the GP Montreal with Greg Van Avermaet in September and a stage win and a spell in the leader’s jersey at the Santos Tour Down Under with Patrick Bevin in January.

In between, things didn’t go quite as well as hoped. A few key injuries, some close calls, and a touch of bad luck didn’t help.

Yet hope springs eternal in bike racing, and everyone within the organization is optimistic that better days lay ahead.

“It’s been a struggle for us this year, but we knew that coming in,” said Ochowicz. “We’re planning for next year, and years beyond.”

Going into its sophomore season, the team is packing on some firepower. Worlds runner-up Matteo Trentin (Mitchelton-Scott) adds some heft for the spring classics, while Giro d’Italia stage-winners Ilnur Zakarin (Katusha-Alpecin), Fausto Masnada (Androni-Sidermec), and Jan Hirt (Astana) add fresh legs for the grand tours.

These moves for 2020, with nine new riders and five departures, are part of Ochowicz’s plan to steadily nudge the team up the WorldTour hierarchy.

“We’re not going to win the Tour de France next year, but that’s not the objective and that’s not the goal for us right now,” he told VeloNews. “That takes some time, we’re not ready for that. We don’t have the depth. We’re going in that direction, and in two or three years, we hope to be a challenger again.”

CCC was a new WorldTour team for 2019, born from BMC Racing, which folded at the end of 2018, and CCC-Sprandi, a Professional Continental team. CCC owner and Polish billionaire Dariusz Milek was keen to step up to the WorldTour, and he linked up with Ochowicz midway through 2018 for talks. Ochowicz had the license, and Milek had the money. Poland’s first WorldTour team was born.

Like any new team, CCC Team faced familiar challenges of staff changes and creating chemistry with new riders. Injuries to key members Bevin and Simon Geschke disrupted the process. Most new teams take a while to find their groove. Things were coming together later in the season, and Ochowicz hopes to carry that momentum in 2020.

Like many other top WorldTour teams, CCC Team regroups this month along Spain’s Mediterranean Coast for an annual pre-season training camp. New riders get fitted out with jerseys, bikes and equipment are updated, and everyone takes stock of the season behind and the one ahead.

Even if Ochowicz doesn’t pack the punch to swing for the yellow jersey next season, like he did when Cadel Evans delivered the victory in the 2011 Tour, there’s plenty to keep the staff and riders motivated.

“There are a lot of nice bike races to win besides the Tour de France,” he said. “And even within the Tour, it’s nice to win a stage, to get a jersey.”

Most of the 2019 roster will be back, including Americans Will Barta and Joey Rosskopf. Top departures include Riccardo Zoidl (Team Felbermayr) and Laurens Ten Dam, who retires.

Like many teams across the WorldTour, CCC Team is also betting on youth. While it’s not picking up the top juniors, it is promoting three riders from its development team to the WorldTour next year.

“There’s a mix of old and new,” Ochowicz said. “We are fortunate to have two or three of those. We are thinking about developing the next generation, giving them a shot and see how they develop, and hopefully they will turn into a rock star.”

To try to win the Tour again, Ochowicz will need a rock star.

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Padding the figures: Garda orders 200 lycra shorts with Italian cushioning

An Garda Síochána is going soft but not in the way you might think. The force is seeking to purchase 200 sets of lycra cycling shorts complete with “ergofit padding from Italy”.

The purchase is part of a move to modernise the uniforms of the some 800 members trained to carry out their duties from the back of a mountain bike.

The Garda is seeking to spend about €135,000 plus VAT on high-end cycling gear for its members, according to a request for tender document published last week.

The winning supplier will be required to provide 1,200 pieces of equipment which could do the job on the Alpe d’Huez, never mind the back roads of Athlone.

The cycling shorts should be made of “lycra sport fabric” which “ensures a correct muscular compression” and have “flat-lock stitched seams for maximum comfort”.

Also required are 200 pairs of “modern style sport glasses” with “interchangeable polycarbonate lenses”, “hi-impact PC frame with adjustable rubber nosepiece” and a carry pouch.
Soft mesh lining

A similar number of cycling shoes are required. These should have a soft mesh lining “with provides instant comfort” and something called a fork-shank “to ensure flexibility and stability.”

The force requires two types of cycling gloves, a fingerless summer glove with gel padding and a winter glove with a “special 3-layer thermo system”. The winter version should have “anatomically 70° pre-curved fingers with knuckle stretch zones for a perfect fit on the handlebar”.

They should also have a “breathable layer made of waterproof and windproof polyurethane (PU) membrane. Keeps cold air and water out, while microdots allow moisture to escape, keeping your hands warm and dry,” the Garda document states.

And naturally helmets are also required. These should have 14 air vents and washable anti-bacterial pads. The order should come complete with 400 helmet stickers that say “garda”.

‘High visibility patrols’

The Garda Síochána has 177 mountain bikes and 804 gardaí have completed the Garda mountain bike course since 2016, a spokesman said.

“They provide high visibility patrols and mobile support to large events that strengthen our overall strategy of keeping people safe. Gardaí are selected by local divisional/district officers for training.”

The force has spent almost €39,572 on 30 new bicycles since 2018, at a cost of €1,319 per bike. Garda Commissioner Drew Harris has indicated the bicycle fleet will be further expanded next year.

As well as the aforementioned equipment, each bicycle garda receives a rain suit, a polo shirt and a “first layer T-shirt”. As of now there are no plans to purchase any Garda-branded yellow jerseys.