Dutch cyclist Mathieu van der Poel showcased an incredible display of resilience after a dramatic crash to secure victory in the men’s road race at the Cycling World Championships in Glasgow, solidifying his legendary status in the sport.
One thing is undisputed in cycling technology: light bikes come with a huge number of benefits.
The most significant of these is that a lighter bike lends itself to faster acceleration and deceleration. If you’re tackling a climb, you simply have less weight to drag up the hill, and it makes it easier to fight gravity.
If you’re trying to slow down, you’re carrying less mass, and therefore less momentum, so can decelerate more sharply.
Cyclists must abide by a rule imposed by the UCI that restricts the minimum weight of their bikes if they wish to compete in elite races. With cycling tech advancing rapidly to shave grams off the total weight of their bike, through ultralight frames, wheels, tires, and even handlebars, it seems bizarre that professional cyclists … Read more
The Puppy Paws cycling position is the latest to fall foul of the sport’s lawmakers. Though the “Puppy Paws Ban” might sound like a UN decree on some ominous black market trade, it actually refers to the outlawing of an unconventional aerodynamic riding position by cycling’s governing body, the UCI. But what is the “Puppy … Read more