Grinduro will return in 2019 to California and Scotland, and add new dates in Japan and Canada. Founding sponsor Giro returns along with Fabric, while Maxxis and Rapha have joined as Global Sponsors.
An electric bike battery explodes while a 79-year-old cyclist attempts a climb famous at the Tour Down Under, BBC obtains emails from the Team Sky doctor at the center of the Testosterone Delivery scandal, Jess Varnish loses a battle, but not the war, and we discuss how to get American’s more excited about bike racing.
We cover a range of topics including race day carb loading, post-adventure fueling, vegan supplements, and DIY supplements on the cheap. We also discuss EF Education First team kits for 2019 and their new partnerships, new bike lanes in Santa Ana supports the community, and breaking down the assertions that ‘fewer Americans bike to work’.
We discuss the Crossfit Games adding cyclocross to their competition, Walmart heir buys into Rapha, the last Vuelta a Espana Alberto Contador will race, Rally Cycling’s Rob Britton wins the Tour of Utah, and the Giro d’Italia to start in Jerusalem.
The team wraps up coverage of Le Tour, and Tim basks in the glory of being right. Travis Risley completes his ride down the California coast, China completes the world’s longest elevated bikeway, and road rage in Canada gets very ugly.
In response to this increasing interest in the availability of cycle clubs in the US, Rapha is set to launch a “…Los Angeles Cycle Club…next month” No word yet on the exact date and location, but we did find a job opening for a Rapha Cycle Club Assistant at Santa Monica location. It seems likely that they will set up the club inside – or near – Bike Effect in Santa Monica; the bike shop is often the starting location of Rapha Cycle Club Mobile Los Angeles group rides.