Midweek Report: The Latest News, Products and Events
The WorldTour's final races are upon us, cross is here, prepare for next year
Welcome to the October 17th Midweek Report! The WorldTour season is coming to a close, we have pump comparisons, another product that helped us improve our performance and info to start planning your training for next year.
EXTRA EXTRA: AERO COLLUSION NOVEMBER 2018
Aero Collusion, we rode and reviewed four of the newest aero road bikes, the Factor One, Cannondale System Six, Specialized S-works Venge and Trek Madone SLR. The issue also has wheel reviews featuring Reynolds, Knight Composites and Princeton Carbonworks, plus much more! Our November 2018 issue is on newsstands now.
PHOTO OF THE WEEK
Few things in cycling are as glorious as the rainbow stripes that are bestowed on the sport’s World Champions. Here is the Campagnolo equipped Canyon CF SLX made up for the recently crowned Alejandro Valverde.
RECAP IL LOMBARDIA : THE FINAL MONUMENT
France’s Thibaut Pinot won the Tour of Lombardy, the fifth and final ‘Monument’ of the one-day classics season on Saturday. Pinot, of the Groupama-FDJ team, soloed over the finish line at Lake Como to win the 241 kilometer-long ‘Race of the Falling Leaves’, which began in Bergamo.
Italy’s defending champion Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain) finished second 30 seconds behind, with Belgian Dylan Teuns (BMC) third at 43 seconds.
2018 NOSCO SHERPAS
In honor of the 10th Annual Mike Nosco Ride, we are introducing the Nosco Sherpas. In an effort to raise more for the foundation and help ten donors through a challenging day on the Nosco Ride, ten outstanding athletes have donated their time, expertise, and ride to become Sherpas. Your sherpa is your personal domestique for the day: devoted draft, coach, cheerleader, water bottle getter, storyteller, motivator, pacer, flat fixer, and all-around bicycle adviser.
TOPEAK JOEBLOW TWIN TURBO VS BONTRAGER TURBO CHARGER HP
Topeak has been in the pump game for over two decades. The Topeak JoeBlow Twin Turbo is new for 2018 and tops their long line of floor pump offerings.
Bontrager is actually Trek’s in-house component and accessory brand, and when it comes to floor pumps, Bonti is best known for their unique, dual-action, TLR Flash Charger pump ($119) that was specifically designed for inflating tubeless tires
FOR THE TRI-GEEKS
The IA – the benchmark by which all triathlon bikes are measured has evolved. Our IA platform has been the world’s fastest bike in real race conditions since its inception. Undefeated at the past 5 Kona World Championships. Multiple 70.3 World Championships. Numerous course records. And rocket ship to the world’s fastest age-group athletes. So, how to improve? Completely redesigned for disc brakes, the world’s best bike just got better.
Check Felts site for more: https://feltbicycles.com/collections/ia
THIS JUST IN: AMP HUMAN PERFORMANCE
There are two primary times to use the PR Lotion, 15 minutes before a workout and immediately after. On shorter workouts, we usually only use it before the ride. On longer or intense rides we do both. As per Jeff Byers Former NFL lineman now CEO, you can’t have too much and because it is a natural chemical your body will naturally eliminate any extra.
The lotion is fairly thick and has a bit of an oily residue. This residue is a byproduct of the delivery system and can be wiped off 15- 20 minutes after applying. That is how long it takes to penetrate and absorb into the skin and muscle. We normally apply directly to the quadriceps and sometimes calf muscle. You want to apply it to any muscle that you notice sourness in while working out.
POWERTAP P2 POWER METER PEDALS
The next generation of dual-sided power measurement builds on the popular features of the P1 pedals to create a pedal-based power meter that is better than ever. The P2 pedals retain the intelligent, plug-and-play design of their predecessors, only this time encapsulated within visually distinct and lighter weight pedal body. The new pedal body shaves and an impressive 34 grams of weight, resulting in the P2 pedals weighing less than 400 grams. To top it off, the P2 pedals received a 33% boost in battery life, allowing athletes to ride longer – up to 80 hours of ride time.
2019 NATIONALS – IT’S NEVER TOO EARLY
USA Cycling just announced the 2019 USA Cycling National Championships schedule. The first National Championship of 2019 – the USA Cycling Elite BMX Nationals – will be held in March at the Rock Hill BMX Supercross Track in Rock Hill, S.C. The Mountain Bike National Championships move out west and take over the Winter Park Resort in Colorado in July. Riders across multiple age groups will be racing in the home of USA Cycling, Colorado Springs, Colo., on parts of the 1986 UCI Road World Championships course in August. The junior, elite and masters level track National Championships return to the VELO Sports Center in Carson, Calif., and the US PRO Road Championships are back on the hills of Knoxville, Tenn., next summer. The year closes with the December’s USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals in Tacoma, Wash.
For more information on the events, visit https://legacy.usacycling.org/national-championships/2019. Follow @USACycling throughout the year for updates and results from all of the National Championships.
2019 USA Cycling National Championships Schedule
March 29-31 USA Cycling Elite BMX Nationals Rock Hill, S.C.
April 4-5 USA Cycling Collegiate BMX Nationals DeSoto, Tex.
May 10-12 USA Cycling Collegiate Road Championships Augusta, Ga.
June 20-23 USA Cycling Amateur Road Championships Hagerstown, Md.
June 27-30 USA Cycling US PRO Road Championships Knoxville, Tenn.
July 2-7 USA Cycling Junior/Elite Track Championships Carson, Calif.
July 23-28 USA Cycling Mountain Bike Nationals Winter Park, Colo.
August 8-11 USA Cycling Masters Road Nationals Colorado Springs, Colo.
Aug. 27- Sept. 1 USA Cycling Masters Track Nationals Carson, Calif.
September 12-15 USA Cycling Collegiate Track Championships Rock Hill, S.C.
October 18-20 USA Cycling Collegiate MTB Nationals Durango, Colo.
December 10-15 USA Cycling Cyclocross Nationals Tacoma, Wash.
SOCALCROSS CALIMESA CX SUNDAY 10/17/18
The Calimesa CX Classic will give you the unique experience of racing on a golf course. What that translates to is a fast, smooth course with several natural features including punchy climbs, two sand traps, a run-up, and over 150 feet of climbing per lap. In keeping with the golf theme, the winners will get to wear “podium jackets” and will receive trophies and awards unlike those from any other cycling race. Our goal with this event is to create a fun, family friendly, atmosphere that can be enjoyed by everyone.
Register here: https://www.bikereg.com/calimesacx