Cycling sport

The true connoisseur appreciates nothingness: A message for the slow stage haters

“I’m sorry but what is men’s racing,” my esteemed colleague Amy Lauren Jones texts as the peloton sets off from Budapest for the first few meters of the 2022 Giro d’Italia. “RIP that’s so dead. Two seconds and the break is established, 193km to go and everyone sits up. Dudes having a wee. ” This …

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Cycling New Zealand report is a critical moment for elite sport

ANALYSIS: Olivia Podmore’s family know they may never get all the answers they need. They accept it’s unlikely they will ever truly come to understand the complex set of circumstances that led to the elite cyclist’s suspected suicide in August last year – a tragedy her mother Nienke Podmore says she never saw coming. The …

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From riding high to depths of depression, BMX world champion Jessie Smith breaks her silence

World BMXer champion Jessie Smith was at the brink 12 months ago, seriously considering suicide, in part she says because of a high performance system that let her down. Smith retired from the sport at just 20 years old, while holding on by “an absolute thread”. Five months later someone she shared the high performance …

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“I’ll be back soon. Count on me” – Changing perceptions of motherhood – Rouleur

It took one hundred and twenty-five years for women to have the opportunity to race Paris-Roubaix. History had to be written many times before we finally saw that army of female cyclists riding over the muddy cobblestones. The winner that day was Britain’s Lizzie Deignan, a double world champion on the track and road and …

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Speed ​​skating-Christie races again after swapping skates for scooter

By Alan Baldwin © Reuters / Lucy Nicholson PHOTO FILE: Christie of Britain practices in preparation for the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, in Sochi LONDON (Reuters) – Elise Christie delivered pizzas to earn a crust when her Olympic dreams faded but now the Scot is ready to race again after replacing her speed skates with …

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Zwift to ‘pause’ launch of smart bike alongside staff lay-offs

Zwift has announced a round of staff layoffs as well as the “pausing” of its smart bike hardware plans, that were announced just a few months ago. While the numbers of affected employees haven’t been released, the current economic climate is stated as the primary reason behind the online training giant’s decision. In a statement, …

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