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What got confirmed in this week’s cycling

AFP via Getty Images We’re back, and we’ve learned… nothing? You know how much I like a “what we’ve learned” column, and this feels like a good day to sit down and take stock, with two major Italian classics and two big stage races...

Gino Bartali’s “Missing Years.”

ullstein bild via Getty Images Also, introduction to Eric Bowen aka Peloton Legends Greetings PdC gang. As Andrew-Brown mentioned in Notes from the hibernating desk, I’ll be joining the contributors here at the Cafe. My name is Eric Bowen, but I’ll be...

Milan – San Remo Preview

AFP via Getty Images Eyes down for the year’s first Monument With the re-started season now fully underway and World Tour racing happening in Poland, attention will shift back to Italy tomorrow for the season’s first monument. The much-delayed Milan...

Silly Corner: 2020 Transfer news

Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images As weird as it sounds when there has hardly been a season yet, the time has come when transfers for next year can be announced. In a year that offers up nothing but weirdness there hasn’t been an awful lot of transfer...

Strade Bianche Preview

Getty Images World Tour racing is back, with a beauty World Tour racing returns on Saturday, with a race that we here at the Café love more than is sensible. In fact, we talked seriously about whether it should be a monument. Certainly it is a beautiful, tough,...

Winners and Losers from the Compressed Season

Expect to see plenty of this in 2020 | Getty Images Who stands to benefit from the madness of 2020, and who’ll lose out? Well, sports fans, Europe is starting to play games again. Football kicked off in Germany in the middle of May and the other major leagues...

Alabama Bike Advocate Bruce Herbitter

This year, before COVID, over 600 bike riders from over 25 states retraced the steps of the Civil Rights Marchers from Selma to Montgomery. The event was about much more than just riding a bike, as participants toured historic sights and were led by civil rights...

BLM Strava Challenge is ON!

Hundreds of athletes are currently in the midst of participating in what may very well be the most significant Strava art project ever – the spelling out of Black Lives Matter from NY to ME in “virtual letters” large enough to be read from outer...

Notes from the hibernating desk

Time to emerge from your caves, guys | Universal Images Group via Getty Dare I hashtag a #projectrestart? Oh, yes. Time to get things re-started, with some news from your favourite cycling website and some news from the world of cycling. New faces, new places There...

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Dan Ryan wins seat on Portland City Council

Dan Ryan wins seat on Portland City Council

Dan Ryan Dan Ryan earned a seat on Portland City Council by nabbing 51% of ballots cast in the race against Loretta Smith for position 2. Ryan has a lead of about 4,500 votes with just 3,474 uncounted ballots remaining. Ryan will fill Nick Fish’s seat when he...

PEZ Preview 2020 LOMBARDIA: No Falling Leaves!

PEZ Preview 2020 LOMBARDIA: No Falling Leaves!

Il Lombardia Race Preview: Two stunning Italian Classics down and now we move on to the climbs of Il Lombardia. Wout Van Aert dominated Strade Bianche and Milano-Sanremo, but the ‘Classic of the Falling Leaves’ is a much different proposition. Ed Hood runs...

Sanremo 6th Placed Dion Smith Gets PEZ’d!

Sanremo 6th Placed Dion Smith Gets PEZ’d!

Rider Interview: Sixth place in last Saturday’s Monument – Milano-Sanremo, a surprise result for Dion Smith? No, not if you look at the New Zealander’s build up over the years. Ed Hood caught up with Dion the day after Sanremo to hear all about it....

What got confirmed in this week’s cycling

What got confirmed in this week’s cycling

AFP via Getty Images We’re back, and we’ve learned… nothing? You know how much I like a “what we’ve learned” column, and this feels like a good day to sit down and take stock, with two major Italian classics and two big stage races...

The Historic Columbia River Highway is open again for your riding pleasure

The Historic Columbia River Highway is open again for your riding pleasure

(Photo: Jonathan Maus/BikePortland) Along with an announcement today from the U.S. Forest Service (see below) that Multnomah Falls has begun a phased re-opening comes news that the last section of the Historic Columbia River Highway closed due to Covid-19 precautions...

Wahoo Launches Its Most Accurate KICKR Yet

Wahoo Launches Its Most Accurate KICKR Yet

Wahoo, the leader in workout apps and connected fitness devices, is excited to reveal the newest KICKR smart trainer. The fifth-generation KICKR improves on the legendary realistic ride feel that Wahoo riders prize, and also offers riders a wide range of improvements...

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