What Is It Like to Take Part in a Mass Downhill Snow Race with 300 Other Riders?
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by tereza
19h ago
Have you ever ridden a mountain bike down a snowy slope? Now imagine racing it down at 70 km/h together with three hundred others. This is what the Chinese Downhill, a mass mountain bike race in the winter sports resort of Spindleruv Mlyn in the Czech Republic, looks like. The ninth edition of the popular event was organised by legendary biker and multiple Red Bull Rampage participant Michal Maroši. “The ski slope in Svatý Petr has the parameters for hosting World Cups in skiing. It features ideal steepness so that you can ride down it on a bike without braking. Riders get everything they need ..read more
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First-Time Buyer’s Guide – Mountain Bikes
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by tereza
19h ago
You want to buy your first mountain bike but you have no clue where to start? This article is for you. Should you go for an XC bike or a trail bike? Do you need a hardtail or a full sus? It can feel overwhelming but thankfully, you only really need to make a few decisions when it comes to your first bicycle. We will help you identify which ones those are so that choosing your bike becomes easy. XC or trail bike? There are a ton of different styles of riding a mountain bike. But to make things simple, most brands make a clear distinction between two types of mountain bikes: XC (cross-country) b ..read more
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Evenepoel Wins Volta ao Algarve Thanks to Dominant ITT
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by martinmrazek
2d ago
For a second-tier and 2.Pro race in late winter, the five-stage Volta ao Algarve boasted close to a Grand Tour lineup, with the likes of Remco Evenepoel, Geraint Thomas, Wout van Aert, Sepp Kuss, Ben Healy, and Tom Pidcock (to name just a few) at the start. As expected, Evenepoel won the hotly contested race, his third victory at the Algarve, but he and his Soudal Quick-Step team didn’t have it all their own way. The world time-trial champion won a dominant victory in the stage 3 ITT, 16 seconds ahead of the 21-year-old American Magnus Sheffield (INEOS Grenadiers), but they had probably expect ..read more
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Enchanting European Escapes: Spring 2024’s Ultimate Family Trips
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by martinmrazek
2d ago
Spring in Europe blossoms with endless possibilities for family adventures, weaving through the tapestry of its diverse landscapes, rich histories, and vibrant cultures. From gentle bike paths threading through historical heartlands to captivating trails amidst natural splendors, Europe offers a bouquet of experiences suitable for families. Let’s embark on a journey through some of the continent’s most family-friendly cycling routes, promising memorable experiences for Spring 2024. Amsterdam to the Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands (40 km) The world-renowned Keukenhof Gardens © Profimedia Su ..read more
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Kopecky Reaches Another Pinnacle and Lays Claim to Being the World’s Best
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by tereza
5d ago
Who wins track world championships like Filippo Gana, road race world championships like Mathieu van der Poel, leads out like Danny van Poppel and climbs like Wout van Aert? Here’s a clue: it’s not a rider of the male persuasion. Easy, right? Of course, it’s Lotte Kopecky of SD Worx, who added to her reputation as the best all-around rider in the world when she won stage 3 of the recent UAE Tour by winning her first-ever mountain climb, the ascent to the summit of the tough Jebel Hafeet (10.8km @ 6.8%). She had already proved that she could climb in last year’s Tour de France Femmes avec Zwift ..read more
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Stars of Women’s Cyclocross: The Season’s Top Talents
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by tereza
5d ago
In the early 20th century, when Tour de France riders sought ways to maintain their fitness during the off-season, they inadvertently birthed a thrilling discipline known as cyclo-cross. Fast forward to the present day and this exhilarating autumn and winter sport has captured the hearts of cycling enthusiasts worldwide. With its sharp turns, steep banks, hurdles, and varied terrain, cyclo-cross demands a unique set of skills and tactics from its competitors. As we wind down from the electrifying 2023/2024 season, let’s delve into the highlights and celebrate the top women’s talents who blew u ..read more
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Family Cycling Adventure: Discovering the Charms of the Rhine Valley
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by tereza
5d ago
The Rhine Valley, with its storybook landscapes, medieval castles, and serene river paths, offers an idyllic backdrop for a memorable family cycling journey. This region, celebrated for its cultural heritage, picturesque vineyards, and historic towns, provides a range of routes catering to cyclists of all ages and abilities. Let’s explore some of the best family-friendly cycling routes along the Rhine Valley. Bingen to Bacharach (15 km) Explore the charming town of Bacharach. © Profimedia Suitable for: Children aged 6 and above This delightful route starts in the wine town of Bingen and meande ..read more
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First-Time Buyer’s Guide – Our Top Road Bike Picks
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by tereza
6d ago
Do you want to cut straight to the chase? Here you go. In this article we will go over our top picks for your first road bike, what you may want to upgrade, what you need in a commuter city bike and which accessories you should get right away. Let’s jump straight in. Triban RC 120 The Triban RC 120 sells for around 550 euros at Decathlon and represents a truly amazing value for money. It looks and feels like a modern road bike, it’s fun to ride, beginner friendly, and really versatile. You’re getting disc brakes for reliable braking, an 11-34 cassette to make climbing easier, and a carbon-fibr ..read more
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Adam Yates Wins Tour of Oman with Dominant Climb
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by tereza
6d ago
While youth had a major impact on this year’s five-stage Tour of Oman, which ended Wednesday, road racing’s Old Guard held up very well, with 31-year-old Adam Yates (UAE Team Emirates) winning the GC with a blistering ride on the race’s final climb and 29-year-old Caleb Ewan (Jayco-AlUla) confirming his return to form from a disappointing 2023 with a victory on stage 1. Now, 29 is not old for a road racer, but it is nearing seniority for a sprinter, and it is old when you compare it with 19, which is the age of stage 3 sprint winner Paul Magnier, who looks to be an exciting addition to Soudal ..read more
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Gravel Racing in 2024: Cycling’s New Frontier
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by tereza
6d ago
A mere decade ago, the term ‘gravel’ held little significance in the world of cycling. Although pockets of gravel culture were beginning to emerge, it hadn’t yet experienced the explosive growth that has characterized recent years. Fast forward to 2024, and gravel riding has not only become one of the most popular disciplines in cycling but has also evolved into a diverse and dynamic sphere, attracting riders from all corners of the globe. The gravel boom — from niche to global craze Truly, the surge in popularity of gravel racing has been nothing short of meteoric. What once started as a nich ..read more
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