Cameron Scott claims U23 gold at the criterium as Sunderland takes second

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Cameron Scott gave an impressive performance in the Under-23 men’s criterium surpassing Dylan Sunderland who took silver. Scott’s ideal debut for his new Continental Squad Australian Cycling Academy was definitely a hard punch for his teammate, Sam Welsford who was only able to take bronze.

 

Scott, 20, has been working really hard to follow the footsteps of Alex Porter and Caleb Ewan as he’s continuing the trend of emerging talented, new track riders.

“I saw we had a pretty good gap over the bunch and I was taking hard turns up the straight and recovering on the downhill,” Scott said.

 

“I was always watching for Dylan Sunderland, I know he’s a dangerous rider, and I was waiting for him to make a dangerous move. We have a couple of strong riders for the finish with Toby Orchard and Sam Welsford as well and a few other guys who are climbers and can mix it up a bit in the breakaways. We’re initially looking for a sprint finish but I found myself off the front with a few guys and had a teammate with me so we rode with that and changed our plan a little. We just had to be smart about it.”

 

 

Final results

 

Cameron Scott (Aus) Australian Cycling Academy: 0:47:07

Dylan Sunderland (Aus) Bennelong SwissWellness

Sam Welsford (Aus) Australian Cycling Academy: 0:00:04

Toby Orchard (Aus) Australian Cycling Academy: 0:00:05

Lachlan Holliday (Aus) PMR

Bryce Lanigan (Aus) Satalyst Verve Racing

Daniel Luke (Aus)

Harrison Bailey (Aus) GPM

Mathew Ross (Aus): 0:00:07

Aidan Kampers (Aus) Australian Cycling Academy

Craig Wiggins (Aus) mobius BridgeLane

Julian Thomson (Aus): 0:00:09

Braden O’Shea (Aus) SASI

Tom Chester (Aus)

Joshua Corcoran (Aus) GPM:  0:00:12

Joshua Beikoff (Aus)

Nicholas White (Aus) Oliver’s Real Food Racing

Bailey Walters (Aus)

Liam Lawlor (Aus) Van D’am Racing

David Randall (Aus) Van D’am Racing

A thief stole Kristian Sbaragli’s bike during a routine training ride

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Israel Cycling Academy recruit, Kristian Sbaragli was a victim of an unexpected theft when his team issue, De Rosa, was suddenly stolen a couple of days ago when the rider had stopped for a coffee break in Italy.

 

It seems the Italian rider who has just signed with the Pro Continental squad, didn’t mind leaving his team issue unmonitored when training in Ventimiglia near the French border. His fellow, Trek-Segafredo rider, Fabio Felline was accompanying the rider when the incident took place.

 

“I was out for a five-hour rider and on my way back home it was just little bit wet. So I decided with my mate of training, Felline from Trek-Segafredo, to quickly have a coffee before riding the last hour of training,” the 27-year-old rider said.

 

“We put the two bikes one of over the other by the door of the coffee shop, which was see-though, so we could check them. And in a moment, the bike was gone.”

 

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A police matter

 

Sbaragli, who has finally signed with the new team after five seasons with Dimension Data, claimed that there were no witnesses. The local police are already notified about the incident and hope to get the valuable machine back ASAP.

 

“I called the police and I made all the formal procedure,” he stated. “They are working In terms to find my bike. But they told me that in the car were professional people, that they stole bike as a job; gonna be really hard to find it. But I’m still hoping to get a call say we found it.”

 

“After this happened a friend of mine gave me his bike to not lose the next day of training. Then the team worked really hard to provide another bike for me,” Sbaragli added.

 

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Breaking: Professional cyclist Jason Lowndes dies after being hit by a passing car in Bendigo

 

Australian cycling is in total shock after hearing the devastating news of the tragic death of one of its brightest, most talented young cycling stars, Jason Lowndes who passed away after being hit by a passing vehicle while riding near Bendigo.

 

 

 

 

A lost talent

 

Pro rider, Lowndes, had just turned 23 a week ago and everyone was convinced he was going to be record breaker in the near future. The young talent who was able to finish sixth in the under-23 road race at 2016’s UCI world championships, was known to be an emerging sprinter who had also raced for the Australian-registered Drapac Professional Cycling team.

 

He spent the last season in the Israel Cycling Academy right before signing with JLT-Condor, British Continental team for 2018.

 

 

 

Even though, the young driver, a 20-year old woman who was coming from Kangaroo Flat, immediately stopped at the scene to give the first help and call the police, there was nothing doctors and anyone else could do to save the talented rider…

 

World Triathlon Series 2019; Bidding is Now Opened

 

There has been only one day since the International Triathlon Union has officially opened the bidding process for the World Triathlon Series 2019.

 

Every interested city in hosting one of the world’s biggest triathlon races, now has the chance to become part of it. They can submit their official candidacy by 20th of February, 2018. The winners will be announced on April 29.

 

“Every season, the World Triathlon Series brings the world’s best triathletes to the world’s greatest cities. Offering them global exposure and a worldwide audience…As well as the thrill and live atmosphere of elite-level racing,” ITU President and IOC Member, Marisol Casado, said.

 

“Each year, the WTS attracts thousands of triathletes and spectators to our events. And by hosting one of these exciting races, we offer your city the perfect way to promote the enormous positive benefits of sport. And also, to bring comprehensive international attention to your city”.

 

 A special year

 

Kris Gemmell, Manager of ITU World Triathlon Series, admitted that the 2019’s season will be extra special. This is because most of the athletes will also compete to qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.

 

“The 2019 season will see a particularly amazing series of races. This is becuase athletes also compete to qualify for the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Both as individuals and as teams. As such, we want to produce the very best stages on which these remarkable men and women can show their talents to the world. The interest from cities wishing to host our top-tier events has never been greater. Over the past five years, we have consistently grown and expanded. We consider it a huge honour to see more and more venues, National Federations and local governments willing to work in close cooperation with us to deliver these world-class events”, he added.

 

The WTS features the best triathletes in the world competing in more than ten events each year. Including the major event; the Grand Final. Each World Triathlon Series event contains Olympic Distance races (1.5km swim, 40km bike and 10km run), 2-day semi-final/final formats, Mixed Relay events and also sprint distance events (750m swim, 20km bike and 5km run).

 

2019 will be the second year that the ITU will hold the Mixed Relay Series. This means every selected city will also have the chance to host an event with both, the individual and team races, or even one.

 

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Breaking news: Holowesko-Citadel gets Pro Continental status for 2018

 

The American team, Holowesko-Citadel, has now finally earned the Pro Continental status and will use it starting from 2018 after six years being a Continental outfit.

 

Besides the move to the second division of Pro cycling, the team has planned on bringing some new riders and also team directors to use for the upcoming season.

 

Until now, the team’s performance director is found. Bobby Julich, the winner of Criterium International and Paris-Nice, will be the one to hold this challenging and demanding position. His 16-year old career will certainly come in handy.

 

 

On the other hand, Serbian Olympian Radisa Cubric is set to be the team’s second director while the new riders are as follows:

 

Fabian Lienhard

Evan Bybee

Bryan Gomez

Dane Nicolai Broechner

Grant Koontz

Brayan Sanchez

Andrew Dahlheim

Morgan Schmitt

 

“Fabian is going to fit perfectly with our team; he’s already friends with a few of our returning riders, and he’s one of those guys who is dependable in a variety of conditions,” Bobby Julich said.

 

“As for Nicolai — he has great past experience racing in the United States, and I believe he has a lot of potential in the one-day races. I look forward to passing along my experience in time trialing with him.”

 

While chief sport director, Thomas Craven, added:  “I’m excited to have this great group of guys return for another year on the team. TJ is a great climber, and Miguel has shown great skill in delivering Murphy to the front at the perfect time. The team will be even stronger this coming year with the addition of some other key players.”

 

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Holowesko-Citadel full 2018 team

 

Miguel Bryon (US)

Andrew Dahlheim (US)

Evan Bybee (US)

Ruben Companioni (Cub)

Nicolai Broechner (Dk)

Bryan Gomez (Col)

Joe Lewis (Aus)

TJ Eisenhart (US)

Andrei Krasilnikau (Blr)

Andzs Flaksis (Lat)

Fabian Lienhard (Swi)

Grant Koontz (US)

John Murphy (US)

Brendan Rhim (US)

Brayan Sanchez (Col)

Morgan Schmitt (US)

 

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Foods you can totally avoid eating this thanksgiving

dean mercer

 

Saying that the thanksgiving feast is loaded in unhealthy foods is unfair. We’re pretty sure your loved ones has thought about satisfying both, your body needs and cravings when preparing the big, thanksgiving meal for you to enjoy.

 

However, no one can deny the table will most certainly contain lots of not-so-healthy dishes as well that can completely ruin your fitness and diet plan. All the hard work you have been putting may go to waste if you don’t be extra careful when choosing which food to add to your plate.

 

And don’t get us wrong, no one is telling you to avoid eating the thanksgiving turkey or a piece of desert at the end. We’re just giving you a few suggestions on foods you can totally avoid eating on thanksgiving while, let’s say, satisfying your cravings as well.

 

Did you know that according to Calorie Control Council, the normal American consumes around 4,500 calories only on Thanksgiving’s day?

 

Stuffing

 

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Everyone loves stuffing, who can argue on that? However, since stuffing is usually made with sausage, butter and bacon, only a normal-sized cup of it contains around 500 calories. Since it can be extra delicious, many people usually prefer getting at least two cups, getting around 1000 calories in total for the stuffing alone.

 

What to do?

If you’re cooking, try to reduce the meat and butter you put into the stuffing. We know it might never taste the same be we’re sure it will taste good and won’t make you regret eating it afterwards.

 

Cornbread

 

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Did you know that only a small slice of cornbread contains around 200 calories? Especially since it usually contains buttermilk, bacon and butter. You don’t want to get that much calories with only a slice of bread right? Well, in that case, avoiding this food completely is what we recommend doing.

 

 

Mashed potatoes

 

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When eaten alone, potatoes can be really healthy. They are packed with vitamin C, potassium and other elements that contribute to a better, stronger physique. However, when cooked for thanksgiving, the mashed potatoes dish usually contains cream, butter, and milk. If you decide to choose this as your side dish, then you should probably know that you’re getting at least 400 calories from those mashed potatoes alone….

 

What to do?

Reduce the size you put into your plate in half or skip this dish completely. In case you’re doing the cooking, try to replace the heavy cream with a mix of Greek yogurt and milk.

 

Apple pie

 

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This favorite desert is what people wait for at the end of every thanksgiving feast. However, did you know that only one slice of it contains around 400 calories? Yeah…sadly it does… and if you add whipped cream on top of it, it ends up being 200 calories heavier. If you’re doing the cooking, try to reduce the amount of sugar you add to 2/3. Also, skip the whipped cream completely.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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‘Are there cookies?’, Gaimon replies to Cancellara’s invitation to beat him to a race

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Fabian Cancellara has taken Giamon’s accusations about having used mechanical doping to win Tour of Flanders and also Paris-Roubaix in 2010, very seriously. That is why, he has decided to challenge American pro rider to a race.

 

The war of words between two cyclists has just started. However, it is intense and aims to be used as a great tactic to promote his (Cancellara) post-career commercial activities.

 

He used Twitter to invite Gaimon to race together at one of the eight Chasing Cancellara events planned for next season.

 

These VIP events offer anyone the chance to take on Cancellara on a limited-time route. The ones who beat him are automatically awarded a ‘Fabian Cancellara Conqueror Certificate’.

 

 

Gaimon better start training

 

Cancellara finished his direct offer by admitting to be curious to see how much watt can Gaimon push. He advised him to start training if he wants to win the race ironically adding the #nomotorneeded hashtag to seal the offer.

 

However, Gaimon didn’t seem impressed quickly giving his own respond.  He wrote:  “Are there cookies? Bike rides should have cookies”, not saying if he would take up Cancellara’s offer or not.

 

Soon after the book came out, the Swiss riders’ lawyers demanded Gaimon to apologize and also remove the book from sale. However Gaimon didn’t seem to care about these requests. He claimed that he was simply “repeating a rumor that’s well-documented and many years old.”

 

“Put a gun to my head and that’s what I believe so I’d be a liar if I left it out. But I claim no revelations or proof, so I don’t see it being ‘taken off the shelves’. Except by the folks buying it”, he added.

 

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Tour of Guangxi: Tim Wellens takes victory at the Queen stage

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Lotto-Soudal’s rider, Tim Wellens has just taken the victory at the Tour of Guangxi’s Queen Stage. The Belgian pro rider was able to give an impressive uphill performance crossing the finish line right before Nicolas Roche and Bauke Mollema.

 

The fourth stage started in Nanning and finished in Mashan Nongla. The 151-km stage featured a first category climb right before the finish line. Since in the beginning, the first riders to create a breakaway were Sunweb’s rider, Lennard Hofstede, LottoNL-Jumbo’r rider, Victor Campenaerts, Pavel Kochetkov (Katusha-Alpecin) and Antonio Molina (Caja Rural-Seguros RGA).


Since the first half of the stage, the riders were able to create a seven-minute advantage from the pack which reeled back during the last 5 kilometers.

 

“I didn’t feel super good at the start of the stage but the team gave me confidence,” Belgian rider said. “My teammates helped me all day and kept me out of the wind. As we approached the finale I felt better and better and I had great legs on the final climb.

 

“Roche was the first to make his move, and I came back a bit later with Mollema. Then it was my turn to attack and I managed to go clear. Of course, it gives a very good feeling, everyone wanted to win today and it was not easy. It’s a special experience to race here. I have to say that the organization is super good, with nice hotels and beautiful roads. It is also good to show our team in such fashion in China. Our co-sponsor Soudal is also active here!”

 

He also admitted to now be in a great position that allows his to defend the leader’s jersey despite the fact it won’t be an easy task to do so. He added that his team is his strongest point and he knows he can count on them any time.


Wellens now leads the General Classification of the tour and has a 4-secopnd advantage from Mollema, and 9 from Roche with another two stages to go.

Team Sky’s Gianni Moscon in big trouble after accused of causing FDJ cyclist to crash

 

Team Sky’s rider, Gianni Moscon, is once again facing troubles with the police after being accused of deliberately causing his rival to crash during a race on Tuesday.

 

The police are now investigating this case while team Sky faces another embarrassment situation involving its 23-year old rider. Apparently, Sebastien Reichenbach has claimed Moscon intentionally made the him crash when racing in Tre Valli Varesine in Italy.

 


Reichenbach, who rides for French team FDJ, filed a complaint against his rival with the UCI governing body and the police. The crash left him with a fractured elbow.

 

“Moscon intentionally put me on the ground,” Reichenbach said during an interview on Wednesday. “He deliberately threw himself against me. On a descent, the accident could have had even more serious consequences.”

 

 

Denying any responsibility

 

While on the other hand, Moscon has completely denied any type of responsibility on this matter. “It’s not true. It’s nothing to do with me,” the 23-year-old said. “We were on a section of rough road and Reichenbach’s hands slipped from his handlebars. I’ve never spoken to him in my life.”

 

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Unfortunately, this isn’t the first time Moscon has made it to the headlines. Earlier this year, FDJ accused the 23-year old rider for racially abusing with Kevin Reza. Later, Team Sky’s rider admitted the guilt and received a six-week ban from any competition.

 

On Tuesday, Moscon tweeted that he was “very sorry” to hear that the incident had caused Reichenbach an injury and wished him “the best recovery”.

 


Apparently, team Sky took the incident more seriously than that.  On Wednesday, they issued a statement saying: “First and foremost, we wish Sébastien a quick recovery from his injuries.

 

“With regards to the circumstances around the crash, it is right and fair that the full facts are established and that those involved first have the opportunity to provide their own view through the proper channels.

 

 

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Asian city of Weihai ready to welcome world’s best triathletes for the first ITU World Cup event

 

One of the most famous and beautiful coastal Chinese cities; Weihai is now ready to welcome some of the world’s elite triathletes. They will all compete for the first time at the ITU 2017 Weihai World Cup competition.

 

Weihai, located right on the coast of China’s north-east Shandong province, features some truly breathtaking views with lush forests and picturesque sea-side areas and islands.

 

Finally, after many years welcoming Long Distance ITU events, the city of Weihai will have the chance to debut in the World Cup format with its own Olympic-distance race.


Triathletes will have to swim for 1.5 kilometers before facing six total 6,7-km laps while cycling. Finally, the race will end with a 10- kilometer run.

 

 

Keeping up with…

 

It is expected a total of 34 men triathletes to compete and claim the first ever World Cup victory.  Uxio Abuin Ares from Spain who won two World Cups last year in Japan and Korea is part of this group just like Spanish Antonio Serrat Seoane. After an impressive performance, he was able to take fifth place in the U23 World Championships around two weeks ago.

 

Fans should also prepare themselves to see Jolanda Annen, among others. The Swiss triathlete is considered to be one of the biggest rising stars today. She finished in the 10th place in the Word Championships this season right after getting her first ever top-five finish in the WTS Edmontong event and her first ever victory at Cagliari at the World Cup competition.

 

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