Cycling Fans – Cycling Fan http://www.cyclingfan.org/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 18:17:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.8 http://www.cyclingfan.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/04/default1-150x150.png Cycling Fans – Cycling Fan http://www.cyclingfan.org/ 32 32 21 Best January Sale For Gym Fans In 2022: Discounts & Deals On Sportswear And More! http://www.cyclingfan.org/21-best-january-sale-for-gym-fans-in-2022-discounts-deals-on-sportswear-and-more/ Wed, 05 Jan 2022 17:11:38 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/21-best-january-sale-for-gym-fans-in-2022-discounts-deals-on-sportswear-and-more/ Last modified on 05 January 2022 17:11 GMT Leanne bayley January Fitness Deals: The Best Deals On Fitbit Watches, Sportswear, Nike, Sweaty Betty, Lululemon And More! Plus, exercise equipment, supplements, and classes. If you’re feeling inspired to get in shape – or just want to grab a kit to take your workouts to the next […]]]>





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Is this team kit sexist? http://www.cyclingfan.org/is-this-team-kit-sexist/ Mon, 03 Jan 2022 15:10:20 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/is-this-team-kit-sexist/ There was a flurry of team kits unveiled in December, with a wide range of responses. This is the time of year when fans can see new colors and styles, alongside new sponsors. For some teams, it hasn’t gone so well. Former professional cyclist Andy Schleck was shocked on Monday after it was announced that […]]]>

There was a flurry of team kits unveiled in December, with a wide range of responses. This is the time of year when fans can see new colors and styles, alongside new sponsors.

For some teams, it hasn’t gone so well. Former professional cyclist Andy Schleck was shocked on Monday after it was announced that several teams had launched their new jerseys for next year, all shared with orange and purple designs. SD Worx, Human Powered Health and the new UAE squad have all unveiled similar jerseys in recent weeks, creating a headache for fans trying to spot their favorite rider in the peloton next year.

In the end, the Luxembourg rider had to redo his team outfit, and had a clearance sale of the original, and now banned by the UCI, jerseys and shorts.

Andy Schleck sells his team’s brand new kit

Another jersey controversy erupted on Sunday when Australian team Team BikeExchange-Jayco unveiled their men’s and women’s jerseys. The BikeExchange-Jayco team is Australia’s premier men’s and women’s cycling team in the WorldTour.

Aside from the men’s jersey surprisingly resembling the 20-year-old Gerolsteiner team jersey, some people have wondered why the men have a blue theme and the women have purple and pink on their sleeves.

Some fans have defended the move, saying the pink blends into the purple theme of the brand Liv which is co-sponsoring the team.

The team took to Twitter to state that this was exactly the reasoning for the color on the sleeves, and the color is less pink, but more “eggplant”.

Speaking of pink, it looks like it’s a popular color in the bunch for 2022. Is pink the new black or is it a trend that’s set to fade in 2023?

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Destiny 2 theory suggests Rasputin could return as Guardian http://www.cyclingfan.org/destiny-2-theory-suggests-rasputin-could-return-as-guardian/ Sat, 01 Jan 2022 20:36:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/destiny-2-theory-suggests-rasputin-could-return-as-guardian/ In a theory that has some legs thanks to the recent inclusion of certain elements, Rasputin could return to Destiny 2 as a Guardian. If there is one thing there destiny community likes to do is theorize and speculate about what will happen in the story and the characters it contains. Latest theories and rumors […]]]>

In a theory that has some legs thanks to the recent inclusion of certain elements, Rasputin could return to Destiny 2 as a Guardian.


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If there is one thing there destiny community likes to do is theorize and speculate about what will happen in the story and the characters it contains. Latest theories and rumors focus on everyone’s favorite Destiny 2 Warmind, Rasputin.

The theories come from the addition of 3 new items with Season of the Lost, as detailed by Forbes. The Archangel’s shell for ghosts, the Archangel’s power vessel and the Archangel’s eagerness sparrow. Each has a distinctive Warmind appearance, and the flavor text included with each also suggests Rasputin’s return.

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  • Archangel’s eagerness: “Time will tell what role the Warmind will play in the war to come. I find it hard to believe his story is over.” – Ikora Rey

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Rasputin played a larger role in destiny with each passing year. One of the first missions in the original title saw guards working to repair Rasputin’s satellite in the cosmodrome. Since then his comeback has been teased in Destiny 2. On Mars, Rasputin regained all his strength and pledged to protect humanity and the Sol system from threats. He kept his word until his death at the hands of Darkness.


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Since the arrival of Darkness, there has been little news of Rasputin. Digging into the lore, we discover that Ana Bray has successfully transferred part of the hot spirit into an engram using her ghost. In addition, Ana discovered a remnant of Rasputin that roamed the buffer of his now defunct systems. Given his intimate knowledge of Braytech’s research and the creation of exos and Rasputin’s own creation of exo Felwinter, it’s likely we’ll see him return in this form.

The real question is whether he will return as a tutor. It is possible that the Light is needed to fully restore Rasputin as it did with Felwinter. With a return to Mars in The witch queen and the return of the Wrath of the Machine raid, some explanation of the traditions will be necessary. Maybe Rasputin is that missing piece. And if Rasputin returns as guardian, a name change to Archangel makes sense, as guardians almost universally adopt a new name for their new life.

It is highly unlikely that Bungie is done with Rasputin in any capacity. The Warmind has been an immensely popular character thanks to several pivotal moments in franchise history. It’s probably only a matter of time before he returns. Until then, fans will continue to speculate in what form this return will manifest.

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What were the best one-day races of 2021? http://www.cyclingfan.org/what-were-the-best-one-day-races-of-2021/ Fri, 31 Dec 2021 08:07:25 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/what-were-the-best-one-day-races-of-2021/ 10. Men’s European Championships Remco Evenepoel’s agitated attacks were the source of much excitement again in 2021, and in September his aggressive approach brought the European Championships to life in Trento. But unlike his other long-range attacks to win several minor classics, this time he couldn’t shake the stubborn resistance of Sonny Colbrelli, who hung […]]]>

10. Men’s European Championships

Remco Evenepoel’s agitated attacks were the source of much excitement again in 2021, and in September his aggressive approach brought the European Championships to life in Trento. But unlike his other long-range attacks to win several minor classics, this time he couldn’t shake the stubborn resistance of Sonny Colbrelli, who hung on for life when Evenepoel attacked from around 12 miles away. of the arrival, and even later when their companion Benoit Cosnefroy was abandoned. The difficult part over, Colbrelli was able to comfortably beat Evenepoel in the final, in a hoarse atmosphere of hundreds of jubilant Italian fans.

9. Women Gand-Wevelgem

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Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) bows her head in front of Amy Pieters (Team SD Worx), Marta Cavalli (Team FDJ Nouvelle – Aquitaine Futuroscope), Lotte Kopecky (Team Liv Racing)

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This year’s edition of Gent-Wevelgem took a long time to get started, but the action that started at the finish at Kemmelberg was well worth it. The final had it all, with race-leading attacks (including a memorable effort by young Briton Jumbo-Visma Anna Henderson), full races forming rungs in the crosswinds and an excruciatingly late capture of Elisa Longo. Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) and Soraya Paladin (Liv Racing). That left a great competitive group sprint to determine the race winner, with esteemed quick finishers Lotte Kopecky (Liv Racing) and Lisa Brennauer (Ceratizit-WNT) losing to Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma).

8. Amstel for men

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Wout Van Aert just edged Tom Pidcock – although the margin is slim

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The revised version of Amstel Gold’s post-Cauberg finish continues to bear fruit, as the 2021 edition gave us yet another exhibition of aggressive and unpredictable racing, with a photo finish too close to top it all off. Although not as extraordinary as the show put on by Mathieu van der Poel during the last edition of the race in 2019, the lack of an uphill finish again caused multiple attacks from runners knowing that they could not stand. allow you to hang around and wait for a sprint finish. . The dramatic zenith was due to arrive at the finish line, when Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) and Tom Pidcock (Ineos Grenadiers) were so close that it took ten minutes of scrutiny to determine that Van Aert had won – and so close that some fans remain convinced that the victory should have been Pidcock’s.

7. Amstel gold for women

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The strength of the final selection saw the likely winner change hands several times in the final kilometers

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This year’s Amstel Gold was one of those great races where the likely winner constantly changed over the last few kilometers. First off, Grace Brown (BikeExchange) took the lead with a solo attack big enough in the last lap to potentially win; then, after being caught 2.5 km from the line, Elisa Longo Borghini (Trek-Segafredo) and Kasia Niewiadoma (Canyon-SRAM) broke free and seemed destined to challenge the victory, only for their movement to collapse spectacularly with only a few hundred yards remaining after Borghini had stopped taking his turn, much to the vocal exasperation of a vocal Niewiadoma; and finally, even as Vos raised her arms to celebrate the line in the resulting 8-woman sprint, it seemed for a moment that Demi Vollering (SD Worx) could have taken the line victory with a late push. .

6. Men’s Olympic Road Race

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Carapaz went solo to win the Olympic title

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The inclusion of such a difficult climb as the Mikuni Pass over 30km from the finish meant that it was still likely that the final of the Olympic road race would start early, and indeed the race ended. ignited in the climb with an attack from Tadej Pogačar. The hot topic before the race was whether or not Wout van Aert would survive such a difficult climb, and the Belgian managed to neutralize the attack in an exciting way. Everything was still to play at the top of the climb with a dozen riders still in the leading peloton, causing multiple attacks, with Richard Carapaz and, surprisingly, Brandon McNulty finally going away; and the grip tension continued up to 6 km from the line, when Carapaz dropped his solo mate to gold.

5. Strade Bianche Men

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The white roads did not disappoint in 2021

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In which other race do you meet Mathieu van der Poel (Alpecin-Fenix), Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck-QuickStep) and Wout van Aert (Jumbo-Visma) who face the star climbers Egan Bernal (Ineos Grenadiers) and Tadej Pogačar (Arab Emirates United) ? Strade Bianche’s unique course makes it a unique meeting point for a wide range of the best riders in the world, and this year has been the best edition to date in terms of star quality. The aforementioned runners were part of a group of eight men who got loose on the brutal gravel section of Monte Sante Marie 50km from the finish, and kept us all entertained by tackling each other, along with Van der Poel triumphant with some truly breathtaking acceleration. .

4. Paris-Roubaix Men

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An emblematic Paris-Roubaix, the weather conditions add to the drama

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Cycling fans had waited nineteen years for a wet Paris-Roubaix, and it didn’t disappoint. The images of the runners covered in mud speak for themselves and will surely be remembered for years to come. As well as providing such a visual spectacle, the wet conditions also contributed to what was an extremely entertaining race, with decisive moves made early on, great tension as the controversial victory hopes of Gianni Moscon (Ineos Grenadiers) took hold. been dramatically denied by a late dish. tire and fall, and a surprising but very worthy winner to Sonny Colbrelli (Bahrain-Victorious), whose ecstatic celebration at the finish graphically illustrated just how much winning this race means.

3. Women’s Olympic Road Race

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Some argue that the Olympic road race was a farce that did not do justice to women’s sport, especially exasperated stars berating the lack of racing radios, who made the fatal mistake of not realizing they had not brought back the last rider of the breakaway of the day, Anna Kisenhofer. But that confusion contributed to the great drama of the occasion, as did the row that followed between the Dutch riders, whose enigmatic beards against anonymous teammates still forced us to unbox what exactly happened long after the end. . They were the big favorites for the win, so for them to have such horribly wrong tactics and allow a rider who even lost her pro contract four years ago, made it one of the biggest upsets of all time and a fairytale triumph of an underdog fighting against all odds.

2. Elite Men’s Road Racing World Championships

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In a year of aggressive racing, in which long-distance attacks become more and more fashionable in the men’s peloton, no race has exemplified the new gung-ho atmosphere better than the road racing of the Championships. of the world. Just a few years ago, the idea of ​​a team that cut the nearly 200km race to pieces with some of their star drivers would have been unthinkable, but that’s exactly what the French did in Flanders, almost causing the decisive selection of the race. absurdly early.

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Jasper Stuyven Calls Worlds Nearly Failed “One of the Best Days of My Life” http://www.cyclingfan.org/jasper-stuyven-calls-worlds-nearly-failed-one-of-the-best-days-of-my-life/ Wed, 29 Dec 2021 13:48:42 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/jasper-stuyven-calls-worlds-nearly-failed-one-of-the-best-days-of-my-life/ To hell with the critics, Jasper Stuyven still considers the world championships in Leuven and the near-accident for the Belgian national team as one of the highlights of his career. Despite at times sharp criticism after the race over Belgian tactics, Stuyven said he didn’t feel too bitter about finishing fourth and missing out on […]]]>

To hell with the critics, Jasper Stuyven still considers the world championships in Leuven and the near-accident for the Belgian national team as one of the highlights of his career.

Despite at times sharp criticism after the race over Belgian tactics, Stuyven said he didn’t feel too bitter about finishing fourth and missing out on a medal on a day when many expected Belgium to report. the rainbow jersey.

“Knowing how the race went, I have no regrets,” Stuyven said on a recent media call. “I had one of the best days of my career.”

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While the experience of racing on national roads was good enough for him – Stuyven was raised and calls Leuven home – the performance of the Belgian national team continues to shake the fan base and the Belgian media.

Many of the top 10 lists published in the year-end stories rank the world championships, and what many have called a tactical error by the Belgian national team, as one of the best stories of 2021.

Jasper Stuyven defends Belgium’s tactics at World Championships

Van Baarle and Valgren approach Stuyven at the finish. (Photo: David Stockman / Getty Images)

Stuyven ignored criticism from the quarterbacks and insisted that the Belgium team did their best under the circumstances.

“I think Julian was having a very good day, and the stronger rider won,” Stuyven said at a recent team camp in Spain.

Belgium’s tactics were built around Wout van Aert, but the typically reliable all-rounder fell flat in the final decisive laps.

With Remco Evenepoel already burning his matches in an earlier move – a tactic that continues to boil in Belgian media – it was up to Stuyven to run for home glory.

When eventual winner Julian Alaphilippe jumped in the final laps to win with a thrilling solo attack, Stuyven had the legs to join a four-rider chase squad that also included American Neilson Powless, whose fifth-place finish was the best. America’s elite men’s world result with nearly two decades, and eventual medalists Dylan van Baarle and Michael Valgren.

Although he insisted he was not looking for excuses, Stuyven said his extra efforts to lure van Aert, who ultimately waved him over, may have cost him a podium spot in the final sprint to four for two medals.

“In theory I’m the fastest, but it was such a tough, tough day,” said Stuyven. “If you look at how the race went then you put that next to the efforts I had to make to close the gaps even in the first lap of the final in town, I put a lot of effort there -low.

“Then it’s just about being the freshest at the finish line,” he said. “You could see [the others] had an easy way to get into Leuven. I’m not going to say that was the only reason, but that half wheel could make the difference in whether I win the medal or not. They really didn’t need to work or fill in gaps. If you look at how they ran in the final it’s these little ones [efforts] it made the difference.

Running in front of a million of his best friends

The illustration photo shows the Leuven Town Hall during the elite men's road race of the 2021 UCI Flanders Road Cycling World Championships, 268.3 km from Antwerp to Leuven on Sunday, September 26, 2021. The Worlds take place from September 19 to 26, 2021, in several cities of Flanders, Belgium.  BELGA PHOTO POOL KRISTOF RAMON (Photo by POOL KRISTOF RAMON / BELGA MAG / AFP via Getty Images)
Fans have come in droves to watch the worlds. (Photo: KRISTOF RAMON / BELGA MAG / AFP via Getty Images)

Stuyven has said that despite the controversial final, competing at the world championships on national roads in front of around a million fans will be one of his personal highlights.

And that says a lot for the rider who surprised the favorites to win Milano-Sanremo in a daring raid to win his first career monument in March.

“For me personally, I thought about the [worlds] like one of the best days of my life because I was running in my hometown, ”said Stuyven. “There were so many friends and family on the road, and I got goosebumps a few times during the race. I prefer to remember the positive vibes and the incredible experience that I will probably never have again. “

In September, COVID-19 appeared to be loosening its grip on Europe.

Health restrictions have been relaxed, and after more than a year of watching their heroes race on TV, Belgian fans have turned out en masse look at the worlds in person.

An estimated one million fans came to watch the elite men’s road race.

For Stuyven, who also owns and operates a chocolate factory in Leuven, running on national roads was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and he wanted to imbibe it as best he could.

He also knew he had a job to do.

“I tried to block it,” he said of the massive crowd. “I thought to myself that maybe I would do the first or the second lap, so that I can take that into account, and look for the people I know by the side of the road, so that I can focus on the race by final, that’s how it happened.

Medal or not, the worlds of Stuyven were unforgettable and savored.

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You Zwift? How you can participate in the online fitness explosion http://www.cyclingfan.org/you-zwift-how-you-can-participate-in-the-online-fitness-explosion/ Mon, 27 Dec 2021 17:04:59 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/you-zwift-how-you-can-participate-in-the-online-fitness-explosion/ This is hardly a surprise to triathletes – as our world locked in March 2020, more and more people found themselves looking for ways to train. The triathletes, who were already avid fans of the Zwift platform, did the same, mocking themselves when they met someone new on the platform who raves about it. new […]]]>

This is hardly a surprise to triathletes – as our world locked in March 2020, more and more people found themselves looking for ways to train. The triathletes, who were already avid fans of the Zwift platform, did the same, mocking themselves when they met someone new on the platform who raves about it. new indoor cycling program called Zwift.

In July 2020, Zwift reported that the platform’s popularity had doubled since the start of the pandemic, with more than 35,000 users on the app during peak hours. (As of February 2021, that number had risen to 45,000.) According to a Calgary Journal report, engagement increased 79% during the year. As athletes sought home fitness opportunities during the pandemic, Zwift’s growth continued. The company received a huge funding boost in September 2020, raising US $ 450 million in a funding round that saw Amazon and Specialized Bicycles jump into the mix. Zwift does not share their numbers, but in an interview with Forbes in February, Min was prepared to say that the company had doubled in size from the previous year and that there were more than three million accounts created on the platform, with “hundreds of thousands of customers using Zwift every day.

It has become so popular that many triathletes now call their indoor workouts “zwifting”.

Jan Frodeno on a Zwift group tour after winning the 2019 Ironman European Championship.

I still remember the first time I saw Zwift in action. It was at the Ironman World Championship in Kona, Hawaii in 2015 and I was asked to check out the Zwift screen. I met the CEO of Zwift and one of the founders of the company, Eric Min, himself an avid cyclist. The ‘game’ component of the platform was a bit lost to me at the time, but since then I have realized that it is this component of the platform that sets Zwift apart from other riding programs. in theaters back then (Computrainer’s Interactive Real Course Videos), and has helped make it so popular today. Gamification – collecting badges and exploring routes and competitions – has helped fuel the company’s enormous growth.

While Zwift somewhat replicates the outdoor driving experience, that was never the goal of Min and the rest of the Zwift developers.

We’re not trying to fake it, but we bring in some of those elements, but we want to create our own unique experience, ”Min told Forbes magazine.

Since my first look at Zwift in Kona, the company has come up with plenty of other ways to engage in the program – steering and mountain biking – that seems to offer triathletes a similar appeal to my son’s for video games that I did. ‘they’ have long been addicted. Add to that the Esports component of Zwift and the program gains even more legitimacy as a viable competitive platform, which makes even more sense as a training tool. Unlike other popular Esports games, Zwift is very physical. It has been recognized as a discipline by World Cycling, and professional triathletes have taken part in a number of Zwift events this past winter, including cycling and duathlon events.

The platform also helped fuel the global shortage of smart sneakers for much of last winter. The athletes were so keen on “zwift” power that they grabbed any available trainers they could find just so they could join their friends for practice and races.

But will this demand continue? When Peloton slashed the price of its lowest-end bike, its inventory actually fell, with investors wondering if the indoor fitness boom fueled by the pandemic would continue. Zwift, however, has such a base of cyclists and triathletes that it’s hard to imagine these folks will not both continue with the platform and encourage more to join them. Two of the athletes with the most followers on the platform, Jan Frodeno and Lionel Sanders, serve as role models for triathletes who see that it is possible to do a great workout on the platform and avoid having to deal with cars on the road. What about our long Canadian winters? “Zwifting” is a great way to maintain the fitness of the bike in winter.

It has been rumored for some time that Zwift will also enter the hardware realm, which will add another interesting twist to the platform’s growth as the company enters the same market that Peloton currently dominates.

You can easily find the best class for you with the workout filter on Fitness +. Photo: apple

More indoor fitness platforms take off

In late fall, there was a lot of buzz in the Canadian fitness media about the upcoming arrival of Lululemon’s Mirror and the variety of online fitness classes the company would be offering through its service. ‘subscription.

Over the past year, however, we’ve had the opportunity to check out other platforms that are definitely here to stay – Apple’s Fitness + and, of course, the popular Peloton bike and associated subscription service.

Apple Fitness +

Fitness + lets you train at home with the guidance and inspiration of its certified trainers. With your Apple Watch and a screen you can connect with (iPhone or iPad) and you can use the program anywhere you want. New workouts are added regularly, and the huge program library includes cycling, yoga, strength and core programs, high intensity workouts, treadmill and rowing classes, and more. . You can find sessions as short as five minutes, so you’ll always find something that will work no matter how busy you are. Since Apple owns the rights to pretty much all of the music, the classes include great soundtracks and motivating, knowledgeable instructors.

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We played with the company’s Bike + for a few months and were pleasantly surprised at how well the equipment and workouts work even for the most serious triathletes. Fans of spin lessons will feel particularly comfortable on the Peloton bike. The workout content library is extensive and Peloton makes it easy to take a 20 minute FTP test to determine your training zones to get the most out of your workout. As with Zwift, your hard work pays off, which will help you stay motivated. The added bonus with the Peloton is that it’s easy to turn the screen and take the strength training and core classes that are part of the Peloton program. For those looking for a simple solution to training at home – no bike setup, etc., the Peloton is worth checking out.

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This story originally appeared in the November / December issue of Triathlon Canada Magazine

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Jack Hale to headline second TasCarnivals in Hobart | Avocado http://www.cyclingfan.org/jack-hale-to-headline-second-tascarnivals-in-hobart-avocado/ Sun, 26 Dec 2021 04:30:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/jack-hale-to-headline-second-tascarnivals-in-hobart-avocado/ sport, local-sport, TasCarnivals, sport, cycling, athletics The state capital has drawn its best group of cyclists and runners in its 40-year history for Monday’s annual Bikes and Spikes Carnival. Eight loaded heats in the men and six in the women will reveal a lot ahead of a huge week of racing through Tasmania. Jack Hale […]]]>

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The state capital has drawn its best group of cyclists and runners in its 40-year history for Monday’s annual Bikes and Spikes Carnival. Eight loaded heats in the men and six in the women will reveal a lot ahead of a huge week of racing through Tasmania. Jack Hale is running from scratch in the men’s 100m, his very first appearance at the carnival in his hometown. The Tasmanian record holder has not raced since the Australian Championships in April and is eager to put on a show in front of family, friends and fans. He gives 0.5m to Australian Under-20 record holder Jake Doran of Queensland. Gambian refugee Abdoulie ‘Buster’ Asim runs 1.25m and returns to Tasmania in great shape after his victory over Burnie Gift in 2019. He crossed the front row of the Australian 200m this year, before being disqualified for crossing the line. After a personal best of 10.38 seconds earlier this month, Jacob Despard will cover 1.75m and Tasmanian Jagga Pybus, 20, will be dangerous at 3.5m after his recent time of 10.57 seconds out of 100 mr. The uphill track in New Town will suit Australian 4x400m representative Ian Halpin, and a wild card will be Zen Clark, the son of Australian 400m record holder Darren. The back markers in the women’s 100m giveaway will be 17-year-old Queensland sensation Hilal Durmaz and former Hobart giveaway winner Mia Gross from Victoria. Destiny Peris in the second round will be an interesting one to watch, with Olympic legend’s daughter Nova running seven meters. The Australian cycling team will be represented throughout the day in the men’s and women’s cycling program. Tokyo Olympian Matt Richardson will be joined by Josh Duffy, Jensen Plowright, James Moriarty, Graeme Frislie and Tom Cornish in the men’s. ALSO IN SPORT: With the female peloton made up of Maeve Plouffe, Kristina Clonan, Lauren Perry, Chloe Moran and Sophie Edwards. A good sprinkle of international riders will also be on display, including kiwifruit Jordan Castle, Ryan Schilt from the Netherlands, Lizeanne Wilmot from Canada, Conor Rowley and Shannon McCurley from Ireland. The carnival series will travel north to Launceston on Tuesday for the bikes event. The Northwest will get its taste of carnival action on Wednesday, with coastal athletes like Morgan Gaffney, Stewart McSweyn and Deon Kenzie taking to the track. Hobart: 2:20 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Launceston: 3:25 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. Devonport: 3:25 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Launceston Madison: 2:35 p.m. – 6:45 p.m. Burnie: 2:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

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“It’s like Usain Bolt is running a marathon” – Filippo Ganna downplays prospect of challenging a Grand Tour http://www.cyclingfan.org/its-like-usain-bolt-is-running-a-marathon-filippo-ganna-downplays-prospect-of-challenging-a-grand-tour/ Thu, 23 Dec 2021 19:55:00 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/its-like-usain-bolt-is-running-a-marathon-filippo-ganna-downplays-prospect-of-challenging-a-grand-tour/ Filippo Ganna poured cold water on the prospect of him embarking on a Grand Tour, suggesting it would be the equivalent of asking Usain Bolt to run a marathon. Vincenzo Nibali hoisted the flag in the Grand Tours for Italy for more than a decade, but the Shark is at the end of his career […]]]>

Filippo Ganna poured cold water on the prospect of him embarking on a Grand Tour, suggesting it would be the equivalent of asking Usain Bolt to run a marathon.

Vincenzo Nibali hoisted the flag in the Grand Tours for Italy for more than a decade, but the Shark is at the end of his career and fans are looking for a new star.

Ganna has enjoyed great success on the track, while her power has allowed her to be a dominant force in time trials.

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There have been calls for Ganna to use her power to shift her focus from time trials to podiums, but rider Ineos Grenadiers doesn’t think that’s viable.

“Me aiming for a Grand Tour?” It’s like running Usain Bolt a marathon. Do you think this has ever been possible? Ganna, who won gold in the Olympic pursuit and the world time trial title, told Gazzetta dello Sport.

If Ganna were selected by Ineos for the 2022 Tour de France, he would have a chance to take the yellow jersey as the race opens with an individual time trial.

It’s a prospect that crossed Ganna’s mind.

“The yellow jersey is something I’ve always dreamed of. I would love to win it and wear it but it won’t be easy because the Tour is difficult and the time trial is on the very first stage.

The 2022 Tour de France is scheduled to start in Copenhagen, Denmark on July 1.

Ganna also said he could try to break Victor Campenaerts’ hour record, but that he would do so at sea level rather than at altitude.

“We have to see if we can organize everything exactly as I want. I am thinking about it and we are working on it with the team. Because if you do, we must not leave anything to chance.

“Either way, I’m not going to make the height attempt, as many advise. I will then attack the world record for the hour at sea level. When I do like that, it’s different and it gives me more satisfaction. . “

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Why power isn’t everything in professional cycling! | GCN Show episode. 467 http://www.cyclingfan.org/why-power-isnt-everything-in-professional-cycling-gcn-show-episode-467/ Wed, 22 Dec 2021 00:06:16 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/why-power-isnt-everything-in-professional-cycling-gcn-show-episode-467/ Why power isn’t everything in professional cycling! | GCN Show episode. 467 Posted on December 21, 2021 To share: It’s the GCN Show Christmas special! Grab a cup of hot chocolate, sit around the fire and enjoy! This week we’re talking about how cycling teams spot new talent. The widespread use of power meters in […]]]>

Why power isn’t everything in professional cycling! | GCN Show episode. 467

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It’s the GCN Show Christmas special! Grab a cup of hot chocolate, sit around the fire and enjoy! This week we’re talking about how cycling teams spot new talent. The widespread use of power meters in professional cycling means everyone knows what it takes to win big. So naturally, cycling teams have started to put more and more emphasis on power data when looking to recruit new riders. But should they do this? Dan and Si discuss how some teams have now returned to the study of racing and tactical awareness to gain that advantage over their rivals. We take a look at this and all of the usual GCN Show features in the GCN Show Christmas Special! This week’s GCN inspiration: 3rd place – https://gcn.eu/6QI 2nd place – https://gcn.eu/6QJ 1st place – https://gcn.eu/6QK Hacks / Bodges this week! A Wheely Good Wreath – https://gcn.eu/6QN Bike Christmas Decorations! – https://gcn.eu/6QL More Christmas decorations! – https://gcn.eu/6QM Recycle Bicycle Christmas Tree – https://gcn.eu/6QO 3D Printed Christmas Tree Wheel Ornament – https://gcn.eu/6QP Make donate to the Kingston Wheelers here 👉 https: //supportus.fhhv.cc/fundraising/kevinsHHVF500 ____________________ Subscribe to GCN + to ride a bike like you’ve never seen it before! Live races, cycling adventure shows and films: https://gcn.eu/plus Discover the GCN app: https://gcn.eu/app Visit the GCN store – Buy now: https: // gcn. eu / YearEndSale Subscribe to GCN: http://gcn.eu/SubscribeToGCN Register your interest in the GCN Club: https://www.gcnclub.com/ #Cycling #GCN #RoadBike Power or Racecraft – whichever you think what makes the most difference? Let us know in the comments below! Sign up for the GCN newsletter https://gcn.eu/3K7 Join our Facebook community: http://gcn.eu/FBCommunity If you liked this video, be sure to put a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 Watch more on GCN … 📹 Luxury vs. budget – The Bikepacking challenge! 👉 https://gcn.eu/6QS Music – under PSN license Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.betiniphoto.net/ The Global Cycling Network (GCN) is the most big and the world’s fastest growing online cycling channel, bringing together a global community of road cyclists to celebrate all that is great in the world of cycling. Our videos bring fans engaging daily content including expert tutorials, techniques, workouts, races, cutting edge cycling technology, unprecedented backstage event coverage, humor, entertainment and more. Brought to you by former professional riders, GCN offers a unique insight into the world of cycling and, more importantly, it’s powered by our passionate and enthusiastic fans – all of those who make up the GCN community. We also draw your attention to the latest and greatest technology, showcase the best places in the world to ride and get exclusive access to events and races. Welcome to the World Cycling Network | Inside #cycling Thanks to our sponsors: Castelli Clothing: https://gcn.eu/Castelli Giro Helmets: https://gcn.eu/Giro Pinarello Bikes: https://gcn.eu/Pinarello Zipp Wheels: https: / /gcn.eu/Zipp Enervit Nutrition: https://gcn.eu/Enervit Topeak Tools: http://gcn.eu/Topeak Canyon Bikes: http://gcn.eu/-Canyon Pirelli Tires: https: // gcn.eu/Pirelli Orbea Bikes: http://gcn.eu/Orbea Vision Wheels: http://gcn.eu/Vision Wahoo Fitness: http://gcn.eu/Wahoo-Fitness Park Tool: http: // gcn.eu/-parktool Elite Bottles: https://gcn.eu/EliteBottles Whoop Fitness: https://gcn.eu/Whoop Komoot: https://gcn.eu/komoot Selle Italia: https: // gcn. eu / SelleItalia Zwift: https://gcn.eu/Zwift Shimano Wheels: https://gcn.eu/Shimano Shadow Stand: https://gcn.eu/ShadowStand DMT Shoes: https://gcn.eu/DMT Muc-Off: https://gcn.eu/MucOff Facebook: http://gcn.eu/gcnFb Instagram: http://gcn.eu/GCNInsta Twitter: http://gcn.eu/gcnTW YouTube channel: http : //gcn.eu/gcnYT The GCN Club: http://gcn.eu/club GCN Japan: https://gcn.eu/su bscribe-gcn-japan GCN Italia: https://gcn.eu/GCN -Italia GCN en Español: http://gcn.eu/Suscribirse GCN auf Deutsch: https://gcn.eu/auf-deutsch GCN en Français: https://gcn.eu/GCNENFRANCAIS GCN Tech: http: // gcntech.co/subscribe GCN Training: https://gcn.eu/gcntraining GCN Racing: https://gcn.eu/gcn-racing GMBN: http://gmbn.eu/subscribe GMBN Tech: http: // gmbn .tech / subscribe EMBN: http://embn.me/subscribe Leave us a comment below

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Autocar now offers EMP electronic blower system in select garbage trucks http://www.cyclingfan.org/autocar-now-offers-emp-electronic-blower-system-in-select-garbage-trucks/ Thu, 16 Dec 2021 22:15:56 +0000 http://www.cyclingfan.org/autocar-now-offers-emp-electronic-blower-system-in-select-garbage-trucks/ Coach Now offers a Smart Flow refrigerant pack for Engineered Machined Products (EMP) electric fans on select ACX garbage trucks. The design of the electronic fan helps reduce fuel consumption, noise and radiator clogging. Autocar worked with Michigan-based EMP on the project. As a result, ACX garbage trucks without a front power take-off (PTO) have […]]]>

Coach Now offers a Smart Flow refrigerant pack for Engineered Machined Products (EMP) electric fans on select ACX garbage trucks. The design of the electronic fan helps reduce fuel consumption, noise and radiator clogging.

Autocar worked with Michigan-based EMP on the project. As a result, ACX garbage trucks without a front power take-off (PTO) have a choice between the EMP cool pack with the Smart Flow e-fan system or the standard cool pack with a mechanical fan. Both configurations will be standard option choices in Autocar’s ACX garbage trucks.

The technology behind EMP’s Smart Flow electric fan

EMP has supplied electric fans and electrical components to the city bus industry for years. Traditional mechanical fans are either two-speed, or they are turned on or off. Because of this, the traditional fan draws more power from the engine than it needs, which in turn consumes more fuel while bogging down the engine. Electric fan systems are fully variable speed and provide only the airflow necessary to meet the cooling requirements of an engine. As a result, there is no parasitic draft and less fuel consumption with electric fans.

“We have seen a need for this type of technology in the waste industry,” said EMP Sales and Marketing Director Todd Kangas. “Refusing is similar to transit through the same type of duty cycles with a lot of stops and starts. The mechanical fan draws approximately 37 horsepower from the engine. If the motor is making 350 horsepower, that means 10% of the motor’s power is used to drive the fan. If you need more horsepower for the engine, it will make you use more fuel. Once you pull that mechanical fan out and remove this parasitic load, it releases engine power and can save fuel and add to engine capacity. “

Features of the Smart Flow Electric Fan

Another advantage of the EMP Smart Flow electronic ventilator is the reduction of thermal cycles. Electric fans optimize engine temperature, reducing wear and stress on the engine, hoses and radiator. Additionally, when the electric cooler senses a demand for a retarder, the fans respond immediately to reduce the temperature of the oil entering the transmission. The motor then remains constant in temperature and minimizes reduced thermal cycles.

The EMP blower system also helps remedy radiator blockage and reduces truck maintenance needs due to the reversible capacity of electric fans. Electric fans can be reversed and help clear debris from the heater. When in use, the e-fan system draws only the required amount of air through the cooler pack, which has fewer fins per inch than the standard radiator and is less likely to clog.

“Radiators clogged with garbage and debris challenged the waste industry,” Kangas said. “If they can’t move the air and keep the coolant temperature low, the engine will overheat. These fleet owners spend hours performing monthly preventive maintenance to fix this problem. With the electric fan, we can save them time and manpower. control our Smart Flow E-fan system. There is a lot that we can do for maintenance with the reversing and speed of the fans, ”Kangas said.

The e-fan system also helps reduce engine noise. A mechanical fan attached to a typical CNG or diesel truck creates a roar as the vehicle accelerates.

“Everyone knows the roar that comes from the huge fan that has to come on to cool the motor. Essentially, the EMP electric fan system turns the fans on individually and cools the motor while collecting trash. mechanical thing a fan in a truck can’t do. So the electric fan system dampens the roar and volume, ”Kangas said.

Smart Flow electronic fan system technology is integrated into the Autocar smart dashboard, which connects to the truck’s dashboard to provide reversing and diagnostic capability without an external data link adapter or service tool. The data is recorded, allowing mechanics, owners, fleet managers, operators and engineers to download the truck’s diagnostic history to determine if the fans are functioning properly.

The EMP Smart Flow electronic blower is now available in select Autocar ACX garbage trucks.

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