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Category Archives: Road Biking

How Fast Can a Pro Cyclist Run a Marathon?

As Eliud Kipchoge and a group of some of the world’s fastest runners assemble at the starting line for the Berlin Marathon on September 25, professional cyclist Freddy Ovett will lace up a pair of Adizero Adios Pro 2 racing shoes a few starting waves behind them and give it a go. Ovett won’t be […]

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My Doctor Prescribed Medication to Lower My Cholesterol. I Used My Bike Instead.

They say love can be everlasting, but this little saga began with my wife impatiently imploring me to get more life insurance. After spending the first two years of the pandemic off the bike—for reasons I’ll explain soon—I had begun to ride a bit around Los Angeles, a city with limitless sunshine, spectacular canyon roads, […]

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Who’s earning what? Report reveals top-20 pro cycling salaries

Ever wondered how much you’d earn if you won the Tour de France twice before you turned 23? Six million euros ($6.6 million) a year, that’s how much. At least, that’s what a report published this weekend by sports finance outlet Calcio e Finanza suggests Tadej Pogačar is earning in 2022. The Calcio e Finanza […]

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What Should Happen to Drivers Who Kill Cyclists?

On April 16, 2016, Danielle Davis stepped off an overnight flight from San Diego to New York City with her mother, Lana. The morning before, Danielle’s older sister, Lauren, had been killed by a driver while riding her bike to her job at the Pratt Institute, an art and design school in Brooklyn. She had […]

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Marianne Vos is Leading the Tour de France Femmes. That’s Where She Belongs.

This article was first published by CyclingTips. In the medieval walled town of Provins, Marianne Vos (Jumbo-Visma) sits on a bale of hay. She’s got her head bowed, hands clasped together in front of her, taking a moment to catch her breath. As a throng of journalists crowd around her, Vos reflects on the moment. In […]

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A Moment of Chivalry Between Tour de France Rivals

This article was first published by CyclingTips. Boring, or beautiful? Necessary, or foolish? Denmark’s Jonas Vingegaard, who is leading the Tour de France, peered over his shoulder at Tadej Pogacar lying on the ground, his front wheel washed out in a patch of gravel, bloody thigh peeking through his shorts. The two had been speeding down […]

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How Does COVID Impact a Tour de France Cyclist?

This article was first published by CyclingTips. This Tour de France has been raced with the menacing threat of COVID-19 hanging over it. There were late substitutions right up until the Grand Départ in Copenhagen, and in the weeks since 13 riders have tested positive for the virus, including stage winners, team leaders, and vital domestiques. One of those […]

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This Rwandan Cyclist Climbed Alpe d’Huez on a 40-Pound Single-Speed Bike

This article was first published by CyclingTips.com. Even when you’re driving Alpe d’Huez, it’s steep—a brutal opening ramp, 21 switchbacks, and the July sun beating down on your back. Now imagine doing that with a single-speed bike that weighs 40 pounds. That’s how Rwandan cyclist Adrien Niyonshuti spent his Thursday morning, crossing the line a […]

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