Cycling Fans – Cycling Fan http://www.cyclingfan.org/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 03:54:45 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 http://www.cyclingfan.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png Cycling Fans – Cycling Fan http://www.cyclingfan.org/ 32 32 McKeon dazzles in Commonwealth pool as Kenny wins cycling gold http://www.cyclingfan.org/mckeon-dazzles-in-commonwealth-pool-as-kenny-wins-cycling-gold/ Tue, 02 Aug 2022 03:54:45 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/mckeon-dazzles-in-commonwealth-pool-as-kenny-wins-cycling-gold/ AFP, Birmingham Tue Aug 2 2022 8:46 AM Last updated on: Tue Aug 2 2022 9:03 AM Australia’s gold medalist Emma McKeon (L) poses during the medal ceremony for the women’s 50m butterfly swimming final at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, England’s gold medalist Laura Kenny (R) celebrates her victory in the women’s 10 km cycling […]]]>

Australia’s gold medalist Emma McKeon (L) poses during the medal ceremony for the women’s 50m butterfly swimming final at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, England’s gold medalist Laura Kenny (R) celebrates her victory in the women’s 10 km cycling event. Photos: AFP

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Australia’s gold medalist Emma McKeon (L) poses during the medal ceremony for the women’s 50m butterfly swimming final at the Sandwell Aquatics Centre, England’s gold medalist Laura Kenny (R) celebrates her victory in the women’s 10 km cycling event. Photos: AFP

Australian swimming sensation Emma McKeon won a record 12th Commonwealth Games gold medal on Monday as cycling star Laura Kenny ended her campaign with an emotional gold medal.

It was another night of dominance in the Birmingham pool for Australia, who now have 16 golds at the Sandwell Aquatics Center out of a possible 33.

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McKeon, who won the 50m butterfly on home soil, has now won four gold medals in Birmingham and has collected more gold medals overall than any other athlete in Commonwealth Games history.

The 28-year-old, who won seven medals at the Tokyo Olympics last year – including four golds – clocked 25.90 seconds.

“I love a challenge,” McKeon said. “Just having this huge workload prepares me for Paris (2024 Olympics) and even though it’s a tough physical workload, it just trains my mind to be able to do so many races in a row.

“I won’t have as many once I get to Paris. It’s just to build that self-confidence.”

Rising Canadian star Summer McIntosh, just 15, won her second gold medal of the Games, adding the women’s 200m IM title to her 400m IM crown.

– 48-hour “hell” –
Australian Kyle Chalmers won the men’s 100m freestyle final in 47.51 seconds after a 48-hour period he described as “hell” following intense media speculation about his relationship with team members.

Reports suggest a rift with McKeon and Cody Simpson, who is reportedly dating McKeon, Chalmers’ ex-girlfriend.

The 2016 Olympic champion said: “The lies and false truths being broadcast – it’s far from the truth.

“We’re great friends and have great support. I’m just grateful to be part of the team and to share that with every member of the team.”

Australian Olympic champion Kaylee McKeown destroyed the field to win the women’s 200m backstroke and Australia ended the evening on a high by winning the men’s 4x200m freestyle relay.

– Follow the gold –
England’s Kenny and Australia’s Matthew Glaetzer won gold medals in a thrilling track cycling final in London.

New Zealand’s Ellesse Andrews in the women’s keirin and her compatriot Aaron Gate in the men’s 40km points race both won their third gold medal of the Games.

Kenny, who has suffered a miscarriage and an ectopic pregnancy since competing in the Tokyo Olympics last year, admitted she thinks it will be “my last race”.

However, she refocused and won the women’s 10 kilometer scratch on the same track where 10 years ago, at age 20, she won double Olympic gold.

Kenny admitted his confidence was shaken by a horrific accident on Sunday which led to his teammate, Matt Walls, being taken to hospital.

“I can’t believe it. I honestly said to Jase (Jason Kenny, her husband) ‘I think this will be my last race,'” the five-time Olympic gold medalist told the BBC.

“I lost the spark, training is not that easy. I just lost my motivation.

“Then last night I was messaging my new coach Len and I was like ‘No, I’m not giving up, I still have a roll of the dice, please help me’.

“It couldn’t have been better organized if I had tried.”

Glaetzer battled thyroid cancer to compete in the Olympics.

But after bad luck in Birmingham – failing in the keirin and then stripping of his bronze medal in the sprint on Sunday – he won the men’s 1000m time trial to add to his gold in the team sprint.

“I make a habit of bouncing back at the Commonwealth Games,” he said.

“I would rather not have such lows to come back, but it shows there is always a new day and we can always try again.”

England extended their dominance of gymnastics competition.

Local boy Joe Fraser battled pain from a broken foot to win gold on pommel horse while Jake Jarman won men’s floor to go with his men’s all-around title.

“I can say without a doubt that this was probably the best routine I’ve done in my career as a gymnast,” Jarman said.

England’s Courtney Tulloch retained her rings title while Georgia Mae-Fenton won gold on women’s uneven bars.

Australia’s Georgia Goodwin won the women’s vault.

England have won seven of the nine gold medals on offer in the gymnastics competition so far.

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Shocking: Cyclist Joe Truman loses consciousness after hitting bridge in 70km/h crash at CWG, watch video http://www.cyclingfan.org/shocking-cyclist-joe-truman-loses-consciousness-after-hitting-bridge-in-70km-h-crash-at-cwg-watch-video/ Sun, 31 Jul 2022 07:33:27 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/shocking-cyclist-joe-truman-loses-consciousness-after-hitting-bridge-in-70km-h-crash-at-cwg-watch-video/ All the fans applauded Joe Truman and the medical staff after the player regained consciousness. Australian Matthew Glaetzer, whose overalls were ripped to shreds, also fell heavily – but he was not responsible for the crash. (Picture: Twitter) Birmingham: Cycling fans were shocked at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday when they witnessed a terrifying […]]]>
All the fans applauded Joe Truman and the medical staff after the player regained consciousness. Australian Matthew Glaetzer, whose overalls were ripped to shreds, also fell heavily – but he was not responsible for the crash. (Picture: Twitter)

Birmingham: Cycling fans were shocked at the 2022 Commonwealth Games on Saturday when they witnessed a terrifying accident involving cyclist Joe Truman. The English cyclist lost consciousness after landing face first in a 70km/h crash during the men’s keirin event of the tournament. He has a suspected broken collarbone and needed trackside oxygen treatment before being wheeled out of the arena.

All the fans applauded Joe Truman and the medical staff after the player regained consciousness. Australian Matthew Glaetzer, whose suit was torn to shreds, also fell heavily but he was not responsible for the spike.

Chris Hoy, a six-time Olympic medalist in high speed, said on BCC: “You run as close to the runners around you as possible. Matt Glaetzer got boxed in and walked into the back of Jack Carlin and fell right, and Joe Truman had nowhere to go.

He added: “Your heart rate is racing and the adrenaline is flowing. It’s a rare thing to have such a serious accident in the velodrome as on the road when you’re training. It’s just one of these things you have to deal with and it reminds us of how tough these guys are and how brave you have to be.”

Former Olympic champion Chris Boardman was also shocked at the incident. He said: “It’s a bad accident and we don’t see any movement from Joe Truman. It will stop the race for a while because they are going to have to take their time here. It’s about 70 km/h and more.

Joe Truman is currently in a wheelchair and will be fine after further treatment.

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Discover the charm of Peking Opera while cycling in Beijing http://www.cyclingfan.org/discover-the-charm-of-peking-opera-while-cycling-in-beijing/ Fri, 29 Jul 2022 03:37:23 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/discover-the-charm-of-peking-opera-while-cycling-in-beijing/ The Beijing Overseas Cultural Exchange Center has created an online Peking Opera Cultural Tour Roadmap, which highlights the Peking Opera theaters, former residences of the artists of the Peking Opera, guild halls and other venues used for Peking Opera performances. The center advocates low-carbon travel and recommends a Peking Opera Culture […]]]>



The Beijing Overseas Cultural Exchange Center has created an online Peking Opera Cultural Tour Roadmap, which highlights the Peking Opera theaters, former residences of the artists of the Peking Opera, guild halls and other venues used for Peking Opera performances. The center advocates low-carbon travel and recommends a Peking Opera Culture Tour cycling route. While cycling through the streets of Beijing, people can visit iconic Beijing Opera buildings and feel the unique charm of the city.


The Peking Opera Culture Tour cycle path is about 20 kilometers long. It starts at the birthplace square of Peking Opera, passes through the Zhengyici Theater, Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall, Jixiang Grand Theater and Chang’an Grand Theater, and ends at the Overseas Cultural Exchange Center -Beijing Sea.


Traveling along the route, people not only visit the former residences of Peking Opera artists, but also see exhibitions and performances in theaters, which helps them learn about the history and culture of Peking Opera.




Peking Opera formed and established itself in Beijing, and the city witnessed the rise and glory of Peking Opera. Many Peking Opera artists emerged and became famous in Beijing, and their stories were impressive and inspiring.


The birthplace square of Peking Opera is on Zhushikou West Street in Beijing’s Xicheng District. The square is famous for the large iconic stone engraved with five Chinese characters – Jing Ju Fa Xiang Di, which literally means the birthplace of Peking Opera.




To the north of the square are Baishun Hutong and Shaanxi Lane. Binqingshe, one of the famous Peking Opera troupes at the turn of the last century, was stationed at Baishun Hutong. The narrowest part of the Baishun Hutong is less than one meter wide. While cycling through Baishun Hutong, one can appreciate the decorative elements of Peking Opera, and one can also experience the wonderful feeling of time travel.




Mei Lanfang Memorial Hall in Huguosi Street, Xicheng District, is a typical Beijing-style quadrilateral dwelling. It was established in 1986. The museum is the former residence of Mei Lanfang (1894-1961), master of Peking opera and founder of the Mei school of Peking opera.


After entering through the front door, one will see a bust of Mei, which stands in front of the screen wall in the courtyard. There are two persimmons and two crabapple trees in the yard, which means people want security and stability.


Mei spent the last 10 years of her life in the quiet and comfortable quadrangle. After Mei’s death, his wife, Fu Zhifang (1905-1980) and their children donated much of his valuable Peking opera material and literature to the Chinese government. The materials and literature are now kept at the Mei Lanfang Memorial.




The Jixiang Grand Theater is about five kilometers southeast of the museum. The theater is on floors seven through nine of the Yintai in88 shopping mall on Wangfujing Street.


It was originally located in the nearby Jinyu Hutong, and it was previously called Jixiang Tea House and Jixiang Garden. Jixiang in Chinese means auspicious.




Jixiang Tea House was built during the reign of Emperor Guangxu of the Qing Dynasty (1616-1911). It was a popular theater at that time, as many well-known Peking opera artists, including Mei, performed there. Mei held many performances at Jixiang Tea House, and it was designated as the base of the Mei School of Peking Opera.


Cycling east, about three kilometers from the Jixiang Grand Theater, one will see the Chang’an Grand Theater in Dongcheng District, on the north side of Chang’an Avenue.




Chang’an Grand Theater was built in 1937 in Xi’dan, Xicheng District. Yang Shouyi, founder of the Chang’an Grand Theatre, was an enthusiastic Peking opera fan. Many Beijing artists — including Jin Shaoshan (1890-1948), Shang Xiaoyun (1900-1976), Cheng Yanqiu (1904-1958) and Xun Huisheng (1900-1968) — performed there.


Chang’an Grand Theater moved to Chang’an Avenue in 1996. The current venue is a national theater that integrates classical architectural style with modern science and technology facilities. Peking Opera masks, calligraphy and paintings are sold on the first floor. Stage photos and costumes of many Peking Opera performers are on display in the hall, located on the second floor.




The performance hall is decorated in the style of the Ming (1368-1644) and Qing dynasties, with mahogany tables and chairs in front, giving the audience the feeling of sitting in an opera garden under the Ming or Qing dynasty.


Equipped with modern stage facilities, the Chang’an Grand Theater is committed to providing an audio-visual feast for Peking Opera fans. There are simultaneous Chinese and English subtitles during each performance to help domestic and overseas viewers better understand the plot.




Zhengyici Theatre, which was built in 1688, is about 5 kilometers southwest of Chang’an Grand Theatre. Located on Xiheyan Street in Xicheng District, Zhengyici Theater is the oldest and best-preserved wooden frame theater in China.


Zhengyici Theater was once the hall of the Zhejiang Businessmen’s Guild in Beijing during the Qing Dynasty. Businessmen gathered at the theater during holidays and festivals, and they watched traditional operas. With the birth and growing popularity of Peking Opera, Zhengyici Theater has become increasingly popular with opera lovers.




During the reign of the Tongzhi Emperor of the Qing Dynasty, various Peking Opera performers including Cheng Changgeng (1811-1880) and Tan Xinpei (1847-1917) performed in the hall. Zhengyici Theater witnessed the birth and development of Peking Opera.


The 20-kilometer Peking Opera Culture Tour Cycle Route ends at the Beijing Overseas Cultural Exchange Center, near the northern end of the Chang’an Grand Theatre. The bicycle is an ecological and low-carbon means of transport. If one traveled 20 kilometers, it would generate at least 6 kilograms of carbon dioxide emissions. Beijing is a city with a rich culture and deep history. Cycling through the streets is a pleasant way to appreciate the charm of the city.



Photos provided by VCG


(Source: Women of China English Monthly, June 2022 issue)

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India’s cycling team for the Commonwealth Games in 2022 http://www.cyclingfan.org/indias-cycling-team-for-the-commonwealth-games-in-2022/ Wed, 27 Jul 2022 11:00:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/indias-cycling-team-for-the-commonwealth-games-in-2022/ The highly anticipated 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8. Fans can’t wait to see their favorite athletes compete on this huge stage. India has fielded a contingent of 215 athletes to compete in over 16 disciplines. This time, India has a great chance of winning a medal […]]]>

The highly anticipated 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in Birmingham from July 28 to August 8. Fans can’t wait to see their favorite athletes compete on this huge stage. India has fielded a contingent of 215 athletes to compete in over 16 disciplines. This time, India has a great chance of winning a medal in the cycling category of the Commonwealth Games in 2022.

In the park of Saint-Cloud, near Paris, a 1,200-meter race between the fountains and the entrance marked the official start of cycling as a sport on May 31, 1868. Cycling is a competitive sport in which cyclists compete in both professional and amateur events. The main venues for competitions in this sport are Asia, America and continental Europe.


In the CWG, India has never won a medal in cycling. Considering the recent improvement of Indian cyclists on the world stage, the Commonwealth Games will be a good opportunity for future Indian athletes to interact with the legends of the sport.

The Indian cycling team

India’s cycling team for the Commonwealth Games in 2022

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Men’s cycling team

Rojit Singh

Dinesh Kumar

Ronaldo Singh

Annantha Narayanan

E. David Beckham

megabet

Esow Alben

Vishavjeet Singh

Naman Kapil

Venkappa Shivappa Kengalgutti

Women’s cycling team

Lute Mayuri

Shushikala Agashe

Meenakshi

Triyacha Paul

L. Ronaldo Singh

India’s cycling team for the Commonwealth Games in 2022

A Manipur native born on June 22, 2002, was named after Ronaldinho Gaucho rather than Cristiano Ronaldo or Ronaldo de Lima. Ronaldo de Assis Moreira is the real name of Brazilian great Ronaldinho. In 2002, Roben Singh, Ronaldo’s father, was a CRPF jawan and was in Srinagar, Kashmir to watch Brazil take on England in the FIFA World Cup quarter-finals. In that match, Ronaldinho stole the show with a fantastic free-kick, and legend has it that the moment the ball went in, Roben learned that his wife was giving birth at home.

He was India’s biggest chance to compete against top Asian riders from Korea, Malaysia and Japan. A silver medal in the sprint, two bronze medals in the team sprint and the time trial, as well as a national record, would have been a fantastic peak for him on any other occasion, especially because they came at his first continental championships.

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E. David Beckham

India’s cycling team for the Commonwealth Games in 2022

In the under-17 division of the Khelo India Games 2020, David Beckham from the Andaman and Nicobar Islands won many gold medals and rose to fame. He started playing in 2017, a year after Ronaldo. His first international medals came in 2021, and in 2022 he competed with Ronaldo on the Indian sprint team that won bronze at the Asian Track Cycling Championships. David Beckham was born into a family supporting Manchester United and given the name David Beckham in honor of the former England captain.

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Tour de France Women with Zwift: Stage 1 gallery – Weibes sprints in the first yellow jersey http://www.cyclingfan.org/tour-de-france-women-with-zwift-stage-1-gallery-weibes-sprints-in-the-first-yellow-jersey/ Mon, 25 Jul 2022 01:00:31 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/tour-de-france-women-with-zwift-stage-1-gallery-weibes-sprints-in-the-first-yellow-jersey/ The last Sunday of the 109th Tour de France coincided with the first day of the Women’s Tour de France with Zwift. Before the arrival of the men’s peloton on the Paris street circuit, 144 women lined up for the start of a new era for cycling. Zac Williams was in Paris for the historic […]]]>

The last Sunday of the 109th Tour de France coincided with the first day of the Women’s Tour de France with Zwift. Before the arrival of the men’s peloton on the Paris street circuit, 144 women lined up for the start of a new era for cycling.

Zac Williams was in Paris for the historic opening leg of the women’s race. Here is her gallery from the first day of the Tour de France Women with Zwift.


– Tour de France Women with Zwift Gallery, by Zac Williams: stage 1, Paris (81.7km)


Trek-Segafredo World Champion Elisa Balsamo wears bib number one in the inaugural edition of the Tour de France Women with Zwift. The 24-year-old Italian was joined on the start line of the first stage, at the foot of the Eiffel Tower (above), by the national champions of Belgium (Lotte Kopecky, Team SD Worx), Austria (Christina Schweinberger, Plantur-Pura), Slovenia (Eugenia Bujak, UAE Team ADQ), France (Audrey Cordon-Ragot, Trek- Segafredo)), South Africa (Frances Janse Van Rensburg, Stade Rochelais Charente-Maritime), Australia (Nicole Frain, Parkhotel Valkenburg), Switzerland (Caroline Baur, Roland Cogeas Edelweiss), Spain (Mavi Garcia, UAE Team ADQ) and Denmark (Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig, FDJ-SUEZ-Futuroscope).

Ellen van Dijk, the European champion who would lead the peloton down the finishing straight for the sprint at the end of the 81.7km race in Paris, was also front row on the ‘grid’ in a display case from a quality field that assembled for the #TDFF.

It’s an exciting time for cycling and although one race ended yesterday another has just started.

As expected, the opening stage of the women’s race was a sprint and – as has been a tradition for 15 years – Marianne Vos was chasing victory. The Dutchman took first place in the first of two intermediate sprints over the Hauts des Champs, and although she insists she is not favorite for the title of the eight-stage race, it is clear that she is in good shape again in July. .

Vos has played a pivotal role in helping to establish this race, campaigning for greater visibility for women’s cycling when she’s not on the bike, and reminding everyone of her extremely versatile talents every time she participates.

On the first day of the Women’s Tour de France with Zwift, however, the 35-year-old from Team Jumbo-Visma had no response to the punishing sprint of her compatriot Lorena Wiebes from Team DSM.

In the end, it was a drag race on the cobblestones of the Champs-Élysées between Vos and Wiebes and the younger of the two took the lead in the final meters of what had been a lively race.

Lorena Wiebes seals her victory: first in stage 1, ahead of Marianne Vos. (Pictures: Zac Williams)

On the podium, on the yellow jersey… and with a young company, a friend’s baby.

It’s Wiebes’ 15th win this year (not counting his three-stage Ride London Classic GC win). She is the sprinter in form at the moment, and an undisputed favorite of the Parisian stage. The 23-year-old finished second behind Vos in the first intermediate sprint (after 34.8 km of racing), picking up 20 points.

With 50 more points for his stage victory, Wiebes also leads the race for the green jersey with 70 points, 10 more than Kopecky (winner of the second intermediate sprint).

“We expected Marianne to do a long sprint,” Wiebes said of the finish, “but I was able to hit one more shot, so it’s good to win.

“I was quite relaxed before the start, we did everything normally. We saw it as a normal race. Of course, I was a little nervous towards the final but I’m really happy to have finished it. It’s special to wear the yellow jersey. I think the whole team deserved it after the amazing season we’ve already had. We are ready for the next few days now.

There has been a lot of talk about the addition of the Tour de France Women with Zwift to the competition calendar and much of it has to do with the need for a better gender balance in professional cycling. ASO’s commitment to creating this event, and ensuring that it is not just a prop to the men’s event, is encouraging. And now is the time for cycling fans to show their support, tune in and watch – and keep the conversation alive about #TDFF and all it means for our sport.

The crossing of the men’s and women’s races was only for one stage and, he hoped, would entice spectators to the roadside in Paris early on the last Sunday of #TDF2022. Those who showed up early to watch the women in the early afternoon were treated to aggressive runs and a volley of attacks from the best in the world.

It will be interesting to see what reaction the next steps of the #TDFF will get from the public on the side of the road, and with TV ratings for an event that enjoys live coverage every day.

For now, we salute Wiebes for her success in stage one and look back on what was a great ride in the French capital on the day the sun shone on women’s cycling.

Zac Williams, a young photographer from Perth, follows the Tour from the Grand Départ in Copenhagen earlier this month. He will continue his journey through France for another week, sending a collection of images from each stage of the Tour de France Women with Zwift. If you like what you see, be sure to share it with your friends and offer feedback on our social media pages.

Zac Williams Tour de France Galleries


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The Tour 2022:

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The Signs of the Tour de France http://www.cyclingfan.org/the-signs-of-the-tour-de-france/ Fri, 22 Jul 2022 19:12:50 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/the-signs-of-the-tour-de-france/ Cyclists taking part in this year’s Tour de France will spend nearly a month on their bikes, earning just two days off during their sport’s most famous marathon. When the race ends in Paris on Sunday, survivors and their teams will be able to look back on more than 2,000 miles spent navigating not only […]]]>

Cyclists taking part in this year’s Tour de France will spend nearly a month on their bikes, earning just two days off during their sport’s most famous marathon. When the race ends in Paris on Sunday, survivors and their teams will be able to look back on more than 2,000 miles spent navigating not only tens of thousands of twists, but also grueling climbs and descents, sharp turns and tight turns. . , narrow streets and solitary escapes.

However, with so much distance traveled and so many opportunities to make mistakes, one question does not arise enough:

How do cyclists always seem to know where they are going?

There is also a team for that: Luc Kerlouet and his group of self-proclaimed “flécheurs”. They don’t see much of the race itself; instead, they are responsible for leading each stage of the Tour de France from 24 to 48 hours and putting up the bright yellow signs that play the vital role of directing cyclists through a month of racing.

Colloquially known in France as ‘lesfleches’ – the arrows – the 20,000 brightly colored directional signs used in the race are displayed on traffic signs, lampposts and other permanent fixtures in digitally coded patterns that allow cyclists to know what to expect on the upcoming course. Their placement is not random: the more arrows placed, the tighter the upcoming turns. Ambiguity is the enemy.

“Every morning at 8 a.m., the team leaves to install our panels,” Kerlouet said. “On the flatter stages, we install around 1,200 arrows. On mountain days with more elevation we typically fit around 400. Our team is so in sync doing this that from the time our van pulls up to the time the arrow is displayed and our crew member is back in the car, only 10 seconds have passed. .”

The simple signs are a bit of nostalgia, a sentimental nod to confidence in the early days of century-old racing, long before two-way radios and handlebar-mounted bike computers offered riders information accurate in real time. Yet the arrows still retain their value, according to Ian Boswell, an American who contested the Tour de France in 2018.

“These days there are technologies that allow you to walk through the stages digitally and see what they look like,” Boswell said, “but that’s not the same as walking through them in person.”

However, it is not always possible for every cyclist to personally scan every kilometer of road across the country, especially when surrounded in the center of a tight peloton. To compensate, team managers will preview the course, walking the entire course with video cameras that will allow them, in the hours leading up to each day’s stage, to identify areas of concern or opportunity.

“That’s why panels still play such an important role,” Boswell said. “As a cyclist, you are overwhelmed with information. You get so much information about the stage an hour before the race, and the signs can be a useful safety net.

Besides their purely utilitarian value, arrows have also gained their own identity as collectables in the world of cycling fans.

“The arrows, they are iconic,” said Rob Huxtable, an England fan who has competed in 15 editions of the Tour. “A lot of the old ones were just the arrow without any markings on it, and now they come with the logos in the corners for the Tour de France. These are keepsakes of the fact that you went there and saw round.

Although the Tour does not explicitly prohibit fans from taking the signs as souvenirs, there is a code of conduct detailing when and where the signs can be removed. If signs are torn off before the last cyclist of a stage has passed, their absence can cause confusion on the road and create safety issues for the race.

“In 2019, in the time trials where we stayed, there was a sharp turn and there were four arrows posted there,” said Ib Hansen, a dedicated fan who has been following the race for more than 20 years. year. “I said to my wife, ‘Don’t take it until the end of the day. If there are four signs, it means there is a sharp turn.

Later that day, one of the signs disappeared.

“When one of the first runners came through – Boom! He crashed,” Hansen said. “And then my wife believed me.”

Kerlouet said his team of arrows estimated they only recovered about 5% of the arrows they threw, and on the Tour there are regular sightings of campervan windows covered in arrows . Huxtable said he only had a few in his collection, and Hansen initially hesitated when asked if he planned to pick up a few more this summer.

“I think we’ve had enough for now,” he said. But after a quick glance at his wife, he seemed to change his tone. “Good,” he said. “Maybe one more.”

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Why American Cycling Needs a New Greg Lemond or – Whisper It – Lance Armstrong http://www.cyclingfan.org/why-american-cycling-needs-a-new-greg-lemond-or-whisper-it-lance-armstrong/ Wed, 20 Jul 2022 15:11:04 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/why-american-cycling-needs-a-new-greg-lemond-or-whisper-it-lance-armstrong/ We love sports in America. The hype, the drama, the speed, the strength and the skill. And statistics, always statistics. Above all, we love ball sports – football, basketball and baseball. It is a battle in a fixed arena, where two teams of five to eleven players face off and the team with the most […]]]>

We love sports in America. The hype, the drama, the speed, the strength and the skill. And statistics, always statistics. Above all, we love ball sports – football, basketball and baseball. It is a battle in a fixed arena, where two teams of five to eleven players face off and the team with the most points at the end of regulation wins.

There are no balloons in the Tour de France, at least not for sport. But there is coordination. Just watch a bunch of sprinters maneuver for the line in slow motion. Or Tom Pidcock pose his bike like a MotoGP racer. The drama unfolds on a network of secondary roads that wind through cities, over mountains, through valleys, gorges and finally along the world’s most famous cobbled boulevard, the Champs Élysées.

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Tour de France Live Streaming Cycling Network in 4K at TANTARA in San Francisco – July 17, 2022 http://www.cyclingfan.org/tour-de-france-live-streaming-cycling-network-in-4k-at-tantara-in-san-francisco-july-17-2022/ Sun, 17 Jul 2022 12:19:51 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/tour-de-france-live-streaming-cycling-network-in-4k-at-tantara-in-san-francisco-july-17-2022/ Sun July 17 – Wed July 20, 2022 Tour de France stage 15 live – Sprinters hope for victory after a torrid race in CarcassonneBy Stephen Farrand posted about 1 hour ago Riders face 100F heat on final stage before rest day (opens in a new tab) (opens in a new tab) (opens in a […]]]>

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RACE NOTES
-Stage 15 is 202.5km long between Rodez and Carcassonne

-Extreme weather protocol was activated due to temperatures of 38°C, but scene distance was not reduced

-Riders can take extra drinks and do not risk fines for throwing canisters at fans

-Stage winners Magnus Cort and Simon Clarke (Israel-Premier Tech) tested positive before stage 15

Tour de France stage 15 live – Sprinters hope for victory after a torrid race in Carcassonne
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Tour de France stage 14 live – Arrival uphill from Mende perfect for attacks

No Lap for fast men – Mørkøv guides Jakobsen in search of another sprint

RACE NOTES
-Stage 15 is 202.5km long between Rodez and Carcassonne

-Extreme weather protocol was activated due to temperatures of 38°C, but scene distance was not reduced

-Riders can take extra drinks and do not risk fines for throwing canisters at fans

-Stage winners Magnus Cort and Simon Clarke (Israel-Premier Tech) tested positive before stage 15

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Bardet is back: Is the Frenchman on his way to another Tour podium? http://www.cyclingfan.org/bardet-is-back-is-the-frenchman-on-his-way-to-another-tour-podium/ Thu, 14 Jul 2022 01:51:02 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/bardet-is-back-is-the-frenchman-on-his-way-to-another-tour-podium/ Romain Bardet (DSM) apparently came to the Tour de France without ambitions for the general classification. For him and his DSM teammates, the 2022 edition of the world’s biggest bike race was all about stage wins. But after Wednesday’s electrifying Stage 11 in the Alps, that plan may well have changed. On a day when […]]]>

Romain Bardet (DSM) apparently came to the Tour de France without ambitions for the general classification. For him and his DSM teammates, the 2022 edition of the world’s biggest bike race was all about stage wins.

But after Wednesday’s electrifying Stage 11 in the Alps, that plan may well have changed.

On a day when Jonas Vingegaard (Jumbo-Visma) forcibly ejected Tadej Pogačar (UAE Team Emirates) from the top of the general classification, Bardet took an impressive third place on the stage, climbing to second place overall. It has been five years since he was so well placed on his home Grand Tour.

Bardet on his way to third place in stage 11 of the Tour. (Photo by Tim de Waele/Getty Images)

The scene didn’t seem to go Bardet’s way. When a group of GC favorites cleared atop the Col du Télégraphe – one of many moves forced by Vingaard team-mate Primož Roglič – Bardet was left behind. It took a concerted chase from Bardet’s Aussie teammate Chris Hamilton to bring Bardet back in touch with the GC’s best men on the following Col du Galibier climb.

By the time the race reached the final kilometers of the final climb – the Col du Granon – a quietly impressive Bardet had fought his way to his place among the big favorites in the general classification. There was only him, Vingaard, Pogačar, Rafał Majka (UAE Team Emirates), Geraint Thomas and Adam Yates (both Ineos Grenadiers) in this group with 7 km to go.

It was around then that Bardet made his move, pounding on the steep sections of the final climb in search of more time. From behind, Vingaard launched one of the most memorable attacks in recent Tour history, dropping Pogačar in incredible fashion. When Vingaard passed Bardet, the Frenchman continued, at his own pace.

As Pogačar fell further back, losing the yellow jersey in the process, Bardet held on, eventually crossing the line in third place, 1:10 behind stage winner Vingaard and 11 seconds behind Nairo Quintana (Arkéa Samsic), who had also jumped. clearly from the group of GC favorites on the final climb.

“It was a really tough day and as expected it was the first big day for the GC,” Bardet said after the finish. “We didn’t expect it to be so hard at the Col de Télégraphe, but I was always with Chris [Hamilton] and he did a really good job getting me back to the front. It was then a matter of legs and I’m quite happy with the day.

Bardet went far in stage 11 of the Tour. Will he pay for his efforts? Or is this the start of his push towards the podium? (Photo by THOMAS SAMSON/AFP via Getty Images)

With Bardet now second overall, the race is at a fascinating time for him and his team. He has already finished on the Tour podium twice – second in 2016 and third in 2017 – and a third such looks well within reach. He is now 2:16 behind new leader General Vingaard and six seconds ahead of Pogačar.

Surely now Bardet’s placement in the GC becomes DSM’s main focus, even if Bardet himself doesn’t say so publicly.

“Tomorrow is another big battle in the Alps and then we will see how things go,” he said. “I have a lot of fans on the side of the road, but we’re only halfway there.”

The way Bardet climbs, he should be confident heading into the mountainous stages that still remain in this year’s Tour, including the July 14 epic at Alpe d’Huez on Thursday. The biggest obstacle between him and the podium in Paris may well be the 40km individual time trial of the penultimate stage of the race. Time trials haven’t traditionally been the 31-year-old’s forte.

Regardless of how Bardet’s Tour ends, there’s a lot to love about his return to the pinnacle of the sport. After appearing to stagnate somewhat in his final seasons with AG2R, Bardet’s move to DSM in 2021 breathed new life into his career.

He finished seventh in the Giro d’Italia last year, won a stage in the Vuelta a España last year and was a promising fourth at this year’s Giro when illness forced him to retire. That he finds himself so well placed halfway through the Tour is an exciting prospect not only for him and his team, but for the race as a whole.

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Rapha + Palace LTD Tour de France Women Crocs and more! http://www.cyclingfan.org/rapha-palace-ltd-tour-de-france-women-crocs-and-more/ Tue, 12 Jul 2022 10:49:02 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/rapha-palace-ltd-tour-de-france-women-crocs-and-more/ The Rapha + Palace collaboration kicks into high gear with wild tech skirts, shirts, pants, jumpers and cargo shorts, and yes limited edition Crocs in matching pink and blue adorned with the adorable cartoon dragon from Palace and the Jibbitz team edition. At the same time, it’s the craziest crossover between cycling apparel maker and […]]]>

The Rapha + Palace collaboration kicks into high gear with wild tech skirts, shirts, pants, jumpers and cargo shorts, and yes limited edition Crocs in matching pink and blue adorned with the adorable cartoon dragon from Palace and the Jibbitz team edition. At the same time, it’s the craziest crossover between cycling apparel maker and skate and streetwear brand, but it’s perhaps the most accessible for cycling fans who aren’t always looking to be outfitted with a replica cycling kit as they stand beside the road or cheer on their favorite riders from home.

Rapha + Palace limited edition Tour de France Women also by bike!

Rapha Palace Tour de France Women's limited edition fan clothing, photo by Benedict Brink, bike

vs. Rapha + Palace, photos by Benedict Brink

So the Rapha+ Palace special edition Tour de Force/Tour de France Women’s kit and custom painted Cannondales were already flashy and a bit wild, but now, with an off-bike collection, they’re taken to the next level.

Rapha Palace Tour de France Women Limited Edition Fan Clothing, Photo by Benedict Brink, Styles

Where else in cycling will you find limited-edition Crocs, technical zip-up cargo skirts and shirts, crop tops, cargo pants and cargo vests?

Limited edition Rapha Palace Tour de France Women supporter clothing, photo by Benedict Brink, in a field

Or cartoon dragons? Seriously!

Crocs, Jibbitz, pins and other little dragons

Limited Edition Rapha Palace Tour de France Fan Apparel Women, Crocs Slip-On Sandals

And yes, there are official Rapha + Palace edition Jibbitz shoe charms to adorn your Crocs with the cartoon dragon that Rapha and Palace call “a symbol of supernatural power, wisdom, strength and hidden knowledge”.

Rapha Palace Tour de France Women limited edition fanwear, Crocs Jibbitz, pins

Or just a set of matching pins to stick on your favorite jacket or backpack.

Crop tops, cargo skirts, shirts, pants, vests and anorak Rapha Palace Tour de France Women limited edition fanwear, womens crop top cargo skirt cargo shirt

Much like the focus on much of this Rapha + Palace Tour de Force Switch Kit for the EF Education-Tibco-SVB and EF Education-Easypost teams is the return of large-scale women’s professional stage racing with the Tour in 8 Steps from France Femme, much of the coolest kit here is for women – see cropped tees, technical skirts/shirts/shorts.

Rapha Palace Tour de France Women limited edition fan clothing, unisex cargo pants, anorak sweater vest

But there are plenty of “genderless” items for both men and women to share – a tech anorak-style hooded jacket, tech zip-up pants and a tech utility vest loaded with cargo pockets are the most popular options. technical – made from ripstop, water-repellent and wrinkle-resistant nylon.

Rapha Palace Tour de France Women limited edition fan clothing, unisex hoodie shirts

Then there are short and long sleeve t-shirts, a few classic hoodies, a vented cap, and that dragon on a silk scarf to wrap around your neck.

Rapha says the full range of casual wear has been developed entirely for pro team riders to lounge around before and after races, but is now also available for fans. Or at least it will be at the end of the week.

Availability Rapha + Palace off-bike

Cannondale-Rapha-X-Palace Tour de France Women Custom Road Bikes

Like the kit and pro replica bike, the Rapha + Palace off-bike line officially goes on sale in super limited quantities on 15 July at 11:00 BST for the UK, EU, Canada and South Korea ; later the same day July at 11:00 a.m. EDT for the United States; and finally the next day July 16 at 11:00 JST for the Asia-Pacific market.

Rapha Palace Tour de France Women Limited Edition fan clothing, cute little dragon logo

RCC members should also have access to buy everything 24 hours earlier.

Limited edition Rapha Palace Tour de France Women supporter clothing, photo by Benedict Brink,

See you at Rapha for all the details, or in one of their Clubhouses or Palace’s shops.

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