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The Moment is coming

Glasgow and Berlin will co-host the inaugural European Championships in August 2018, bringing together the existing championships of seven of Europe’s leading sports into one coordinated, exciting multi-sport event. Aquatics, cycling, gymnastics, golf, rowing and triathlon will be held in Scotland, with the German capital hosting the athletics. The 2018 European Championships Board has finalised [...]

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Peter Sagan crowned UCI WorldTour number one

After an already outstanding season, including 13 wins, 10 of which came in WorldTour classed races, Peter Sagan has cemented his spot as the UCI WorldTour number one ranked rider. Having an almost unsurmountable lead going into the final WorldTour race of the season, the title was confirmed after Saturday’s Il Lombardia. The accolade is [...]

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British champion Blythe backs Yorkshire 2019 UCI Road World Championships bid

Wednesday 21 September 2016     British road cycling champion Adam Blythe believes Yorkshire is the perfect place to host the 2019 UCI Road World Championships and would love to see the event take place in his home county.   Blythe was born and raised in Sheffield and has raced for a number of the [...]

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The olympic games are more than win

FAIR PLAY AWARDS RECOGNISE TRUE OLYMPIC CHAMPIONS IN SPORTSMANSHIP THE OLYMPIC GAMES ARE ABOUT MORE THAN THE WIN, THE MEDALS OR THE RECORD-SETTING PERFORMANCES.  AT THEIR CORE, THE GAMES ARE ABOUT THE OLYMPIC VALUES OF EXCELLENCE, FRIENDSHIP AND RESPECT. THEY ARE ABOUT FAIR PLAY AND HUMAN SPIRIT. Nobody has epitomised these values more at the Olympic Games [...]

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Athletics Coach Dr George Skafidas Receives Lifetime Ban from All Sport

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) today confirmed that a former athletics coach Dr George Skafidas, has received a lifetime ban from all sport following nine Anti-Doping Rule Violations. Skafidas previously was a UK Athletics licensed coach and ran a training group for young athletes at the Princess Royal Sports Arena in Lincolnshire. The nine violations related to his [...]

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Schinias Olympic Rowing Center : Cycling Course Profile.

  After 2004 there are many cycling TT and Triathlon non drafting races that are organized at the 2004 Olympic Rowing Center. There is a 5kms asphalt road next to the rowing FOP (Field of Play). We will try to describe brifley the main characteristics of this cycling course: Windy It’s extremely windy location with the [...]

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The Four Generations of Road Cycling Bike Fitting

  Most of the road cyclists are a little bit confused as far as bike fitting is concerned. We have made an effort to describe shortly the history of bike fitting. It’s important to be noticed that some athletes and coaches were – and continue to be- ahead of their times but we describe the [...]

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Cycling TT : Change your training attitude for fast improvement.

  I notice many triathletes and road cyclists fail to reach their  Cycling Time Trials goals although they are doing a lot of training. So they become frustrated and disappointed and more than anything they don’t know how to face the situation. I believe that  the following points could change your attitude towards Cycling Time [...]

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Road Cycling and Sport Science Lab : A relationship that needs a further improvement

  Road cyclists intend to spend money in anything that could help them become better athletes. Unfortunately this is not the case for their cooperation with a sport lab. We have tried to identify the main reasons why cyclists don’t consider it necessary for their progress to work in a permanent base with a sport [...]

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Does your Heart Rate tells you always the truth?

Introduction Recently I had many discussions with some of the athletes I coach concerning the monitor of the intensity during training and races. The majority of the athletes do not accept the fact that there are cases that the Heart Rate (HR) Monitor doesn’t say the truth and that there are times that the HR [...]

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British rider Ben Swift has signed a new two-year contract with Team Sky

British rider Ben Swift has signed a new two-year contract with Team Sky, keeping him with the team until the end of 2016.   The 26-year-old Yorkshireman has been a valued member of Team Sky since they began in 2010, achieving 11 victories and racing in five Grand Tours over that period.   Swift made [...]

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Jens Voigt sets new Hour Record

Jens Voigt has put the Hour Record back into the headlines Thursday evening in Grenchen, Switzerland in front of over 1600 fans at the Velodrome Suisse, setting a new record distance of 51.110 kms to break the 2005 benchmark of 49.700 kms set in 2005 set by Ondrej Sosenka. Jens Voigt was ahead of his [...]

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