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Driver pulls gun on George Hincapie and his 8 year-old son whilst out cycling
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Driver pulls gun on George Hincapie and his 8 year-old son whilst out cycling

Ex-U.S. Postal rider George Hincapie has posted on his Facebook page details of an incident whereby a driver pulled a gun on him after trying to run him off the road as Hincapie and his 8 year-old son Enzo were out on a bike ride.

Hincapie also included a photo of the vehicle the motorist was driving in.

 

 

 
2017 Tour de France Route Rumours
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2017 Tour de France Route Rumours

The 2017 Tour de France will be the 104th edition and will get under way from Düsseldorf, Germany.

The official presentation of the route, will be in Paris on October 18, 2016.

We know for sure that the Grand Depart will be in Dusseldorf and that’s all that’s 100% certain.

Here's what we've heard on the grapevine before the official presentation.

 

 
VIDEO: 430 riders tackled 4th Annual Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo
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VIDEO: 430 riders tackled 4th Annual Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo

Organized by the Cranbrook Sunrise Rotary Club as a non profit cycling event - a fun and friendly boutique Gran Fondo in the Canadian "Kootenay Rockies".

A world class setting with the full support of the hosting communities and the paved Rails to Trails, with the bridge over the river made for an unforgettable Bucket-List ride.

Mark your calendars, the 5th Annual Kootenay Rockies Gran Fondo takes places Saturday, September 9th, 2017.

 
Cannondale-Drapac focused on Il Lombardia Podium
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Cannondale-Drapac focused on Il Lombardia Podium

With Michael Woods and Rigoberto Uran on the podium at Milano-Torino, Cannondale are looking for podium places at Il Lomarbardia, this weekend.

The course for the final monument of the season changes yearly, the peloton faces a long, unrelenting day in the saddle. The 110th edition of Il Lombardia covers 240 kilometers between its start in Como and its conclusion in Bergamo.

The final this year, while passing the familiar Bergamo Alto route, also includes new climbs, and importantly new descents.

 
VIDEO: Italian pro Niccolo Bonifazio shows off his bike-handling skills
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VIDEO: Italian pro Niccolo Bonifazio shows off his bike-handling skills

Bonifazio joined his brother Leonardo and GT Factory downhill racer Wyn Masters. Niccolo Bonifazio has signed for the the new Bahrain-Merida team for 2017.

This season, the 22-year-old won a stage of the Tour of Poland and placed third in the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race.

In the spring, he rode to fifth in the Scheldeprijs and sixth in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne. Bonifazio performs wheelies and rolling endos on a steep hill in his native Italy alongside Masters and then roll along by the seaside, pulling one-handed wheelies side-by-side.

 
Ben King, Scott Thwaites, and Lachlan Morton will join Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in 2017
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Ben King, Scott Thwaites, and Lachlan Morton will join Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka in 2017

Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka is happy to announce the addition of three new riders; Ben King, Scott Thwaites and Lachlan Morton.

Ben King has stage wins at the Amgen Tour of California and the Criterium International. Thwaites had a very strong spring classics campaign in 2016. Lachlan Morton won the overall of the Tour of Utah, and was also able to secure the overall classification of the Tour of Gila.

The three riders bring huge strength and depth to Team Dimension Data for next season.

 
Miguel Angel Lopez wins Milano-Torino
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Miguel Angel Lopez wins Milano-Torino

Colombian Migel Lopez (Astana) attacked break away companion Michael Woods (Cannondale) in the last 100 metres as the pair dueled for victory on the final climb of Colle de Superga.

Woods attacked with around a kilometre to go, but Lopez who hadn't burnt as many matches, countered and in the last 250 kms and left Woods trailing.

Lopez soloed home to victory. Woods put in a brave effort attacking several times, animating the race.

Report, results and video highlights.

 
Lance Armstrong offers Paul Kimmage the chance to take him on at Dublin event
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Lance Armstrong offers Paul Kimmage the chance to take him on at Dublin event

Lance Armstrong publicly called out Paul Kimmage on Tuesday, twenty-four hours after the journalist did the same on Irish national radio.Lance Armstrong made it clear that he wants just one person in the chair opposite him; Paul Kimmage.

Irish freelance journalist Ewan MacKenna is pencilled in to conduct a live Q&A with Armstrong.

However, Kimmage, who dedicated years of his career to exposing Armstrong’s use of performance-enhancing drugs said earlier this week that he would’ve “paid him” for the opportunity to quiz the 45-year-old American at the event.

 
Taylor Phinney to join Cannondale-Drapac in 2017
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Taylor Phinney to join Cannondale-Drapac in 2017

American Taylor Phinney will join Cannondale-Drapac next season.

The move will mark a homecoming for Boulder, Colorado’s Phinney. Phinney will focus on the northern classics and time trials with the Tour de France an important target too.

Phinney’s addition to the team bolsters the Cannondale-Drapac classics squad. He’ll join Sep Vanmarcke and up-and-comer Dylan van Baarle in Belgium and France.

 
2016 Gran Fondo World Tour ® series celebrates final event with Alexander Vinokúrov on the start line at the Gran Fondo Kazakhstan-Zetsyu
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2016 Gran Fondo World Tour ® series celebrates final event with Alexander Vinokúrov on the start line at the Gran Fondo Kazakhstan-Zetsyu

The Gran Fondo Kazakhstan-Zetsyu on September 30th to October 1st is the final World Tour event of the 2016 series and the last chance for participants to be crowned the 2016 Gran Fondo World Tour ® series champions.

Ex-professional Alexander Vinokúrov will be on the start line with bib number #1.

The Gran Fondo features a total distance of 110 km and 30 km timed section in the Kapchigay Almaty region.

The Gran Fondo Kazakhstan-Zetsyu is the sixth and final event of the global 2016 Gran Fondo World Tour ® series. At each race all riders are allocated points based on their finish and champions will be crowned based on total points earned over the year.

 
Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie Boosts Nova Scotia Economy
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Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie Boosts Nova Scotia Economy

Nearly 900 cyclists took part in the 2nd Gran Fondo Baie Sainte-Marie in Nova Scotia. Gran Fondo means big ride in Italian. Long popular in Europe, they have become a trend in North America. The Baie Sainte-Marie event was the first in the province to embrace this new trend. 

It's been a hit with participation more then doubling in the second year to almost 900 riders, making it the largest Gran Fondo east of Quebec. There were shorter distances of 35 kilometres and 67 kilometres for cyclists to ride, but the majority of participants did the full 117 kilometres.

Link to full results.

 
Rollfast Gran Fondo Hangover
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Rollfast Gran Fondo Hangover

It's taken a week for the Rollfast team to unwind, recover and reflect on another amazing year.

The Rollfast Gran Fondo is Indiana's first and only Gran Fondo and one of the fastest century rides in the country, with riders travelling from all over the U.S. and abroad to take part. It sold out in advance, limited this year to 500 riders only.

Another Century ride course record set and over $2,000 dollars raised for Rollfast Scolarships.

Please save the date: September 17, 2017 for the 5th Annual Rollfast Gran Fondo.