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TOOLBOX: Riding Grand Tours is about the hardest athletic gig that you can find. Over the years, scientists have tracked the power demands and its impact on different physiological systems. A new study explores how GTs affect respiratory function and symptoms. There is no doubt that riding a Grand Tour, let along being competitive or
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Ex-rider interview: What could have been and what about the consequences? Scott Mercier wasn’t going to go down the doping road and turned his back on a US Postal professional career. But there is more to the man from Colorado as Ed Hood found out. Scott Mercier; isn’t he that dude who quit US Postal
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Cars and bike riders: Fast men on two wheels also like going fast on four wheels, and if not fast, with a certain style. Ed Hood has had a look at the top riders and their ‘other’ choice of transport. For some: the automobile is just a means of getting from point ‘a’ to point
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Is the new Farr Twin-T a mountain bike? Or maybe a gravel bike? Let’s stick with calling it an adventure bike. Built from custom-butted chromoly, Farr’s latest old school BMX & moto-inspired, double downtube Twin-T is a fully modern off-road adventure frameset that mixes the best of 29er hardtails with gravel bikepacking capabilities. Build it
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German cycling team Bora-Hansgrohe says some of its riders have been injured after being “involved in an accident with a car” during training in Italy. Three of the team – Wilco Kelderman, Rudiger Selig and Andreas Schillinger – were taken to hospital. “Wilco and Rudi have sustained concussion, while Andreas is awaiting final examinations,” said
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As a lover of high end bikes, our reader Andy from Connecticut was always going to get a special bike when he went bike shopping but instead of just another off the shelf option he instead went all out with a sweet custom Favaloro Puma XLIGHT from Italy decked out with full Campag Super Record
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Rails-to-Trails progress on Great American route, surpassing 2000mi done – First announced almost two years ago, the Rails-To-Trails Conservancy tells us of progress made, overcoming the chaos of last year. While 20 actual new miles completed in 2020 seems incremental, it does carry the project over a symbolic threshold of 2000 miles of dedicated multi-use
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