Bradley Wiggins believes Victor Campenaerts will beat his Hour Document in 2019. Peter Sagan is pissed off by a scarcity of respect within the professional peloton, and should return to mountain-bike racing in 2022. The UniSA-Australia 2019 girls’s squad has been named. Enve has introduced a redesigned carbon fiber rim-brake street hub.

STORY OF THE DAY: Wiggins ideas Campenaerts to beat Hour Document

Bradley Wiggins expects that Belgian time-trial specialist Victor Campenaerts (Lotto-Soudal) will beat his hour file in 2019.

Whereas presenting Campanaerts because the “Bike owner of the Yr” on the Kristallen Fiets (Crystal Bike), an annual occasion organized by the Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws, Wiggins revealed that he’s been monitoring Campanaerts’ efforts on the observe, and that he believes the Lotto rider can go over 55km in 60 minutes. Wiggins set the present UCI Hour Document at 54.526 kilometres on June 7, 2015.

Campanaerts examined himself towards the clock for 30 minutes on the velodrome in Grenchen, Switzerland, in September, reportedly averaging 54.8kph. He’s planning an Hour Document try sooner or later in 2019.

“I hope he breaks my file subsequent 12 months,” Wiggins stated. “He is an efficient rider and a very nice particular person. It will be good for biking if the eye across the Hour Document continues. It’s time the file is handed on to the subsequent era. That’s wholesome for the game.”

Bradley Wiggins and Tom Boonen introduced Victor Campenaerts as greatest bicycle owner of 2018 on the 27th Kristallen Fiets awards, an annual occasion organized by the newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws.

Campenaerts gained the Belgian and European time trial titles in 2018, and completed third on the world time-trial championship in Innsbruck, lower than a second behind silver medalist Tom Dumoulin.

Nicky Degrendele, the 22-year-old Belgian world Keirin champion, was introduced with the ladies’s award, taking it forward of cyclocross world champion Sanne Cant and street star Jolien D’hoore.

The Crystal Bike awards are determined by a jury of 127 voters. The panel comprises 51 journalists (writing press, audiovisual and new media) in addition to members of the Belgian Biking Federation. Greg Van Avermaet was the winner of the Crystal Bike Bike owner of the Yr award for the final 4 years, an award in any other case dominated by Tom Boonen, Philippe Gilbert, and Sven Nys since 2004.

“I actually didn’t see this coming,” Campenaerts stated. “I’ve by no means had an idol, but when I’ve to call somebody, it’s [Wiggins]. The Hour Document stays my massive purpose. It makes me proud that Wiggins believes in me and thinks I’ll break it. He needed to say that right here, for a Belgian viewers, however nonetheless, it’s good to listen to.”

The Fast-Step Flooring crew took two awards at Kristallen Fiets. Patrick Lefevere was named Finest Supervisor of 2018, after a season that noticed the crew win 76 races, and Tim Declercq was the recipient of the Finest Domestique award, which has been gained by a Fast-Step Flooring rider yearly since 2012. Gifted junior Remco Evenepoel, who will make his professional debut with the crew subsequent 12 months, went house with the Finest Younger Rider trophy, after profitable each the junior street and time-trial titles in Innsbruck.

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Sagan laments lack of respect, considers return to mountain biking in 2022

In a print interview with Professional Biking journal that was just lately printed in Dutch by Fiets Journal, Peter Sagan lamented the shortage of respect within the professional peloton, and advised that he may return to mountain-bike racing after his present contract ends in 2021. Sagan was junior cross-country world champion in 2008, and raced the Olympic mountain-bike occasion in Rio de Janeiro in 2016.

Peter Sagan competed within the males’s cross-country occasion on the 2016 Summer season Olympic Video games in Rio de Janeiro, although he punctured out of the lead group after the primary lap.

Sagan, 28, will start his tenth skilled season subsequent 12 months, and stated that in that point, he’s seen the game change — and never for the higher.

“It’s not like 15 years in the past when Mario Cipollini was in cost,” Sagan stated. “Typically one rider was the captain of the whole peloton. That’s now not the case. I feel the respect within the peloton has disappeared. Everybody is simply fascinated about themselves. I’ve just a few mates within the pack, actual mates. I can have enjoyable with them. However so far as the shortage of respect is anxious, it will get worse yearly. Generally it’s only a lot. I’m glad that it solely takes just a few years for me. It’s unimaginable for me to spend one other fifteen years on this biking world.”

Sagan’s contract with Bora-Hansgrohe runs by 2021. Bora press officer Gabriele Uboldi responded to Sagan’s feedback, saying, “Each season requires a variety of vitality from Peter. About 85 % of the interviews he does, he finds boring. Peter now solely thinks of his contract. When that dedication expires, he’ll resolve whether or not he returns to mountain biking or whether or not he continues to race on the street.”

Sagan’s feedback are per what he’s stated up to now. In November 2016, he instructed CyclingTips his profession may maybe final one other “three, 4, 5, six years — I don’t know for what number of.” He’s raced two extra seasons since then, and is contracted for 3 extra, nevertheless it’s rising clear the Slovakian has a watch on exiting the professional peloton at a comparatively younger age.

Australia names girls’s crew for summer season racing

Australia will likely be entering into the summer season of racing with a girls’s nationwide crew once more in 2019, delivering growth alternatives for up and comers in addition to an opportunity for the seasoned riders whose groups aren’t making the journey out in January.

In its preliminary outing at Australia’s season beginning races this 12 months, the crew performed a pivotal function in launching Australian bicycle owner Brodie Chapman into the professional ranks.

Brodie Chapman, Stage 2, 2018 Ladies’s Herald Solar Tour.

Skilled gamers Lauren Kitchen (FDJ Nouvelle Aquitaine Futuroscope) and Rachel Neylan (Movistar) will once more be returning to mentor within the UniSA-Australia squad on the UCI 2.1 ranked Santos Ladies’s Tour Down Beneath. It’s then an deliberately different bunch which have proven their promise on the observe and street, that may fill the remaining 4 spots.

Rebecca Wiasak and Josie Talbot have each worn the rainbow jersey on the observe. Additionally on the crew is Emily Roper, who got here second in Australia’s Nationwide Highway Collection, and 18 year-old Anya Louw, who represented Australia as a junior at Highway Worlds.

The groups for the Cadel Evans Nice Ocean Highway Race and Ladies’s Herald Solar Tour will likely be introduced later, with performances at Australia’s Nationwide Championships doubtlessly set to form the make up. The lads’s UniSA-Australia crew will likely be named subsequent week.


Enve pronounces redesigned carbon fiber rim-brake street hubs

Enve has revamped its carbon fiber street hubs for 2019. They’re even lighter than earlier than — claimed weight is now simply 255g for the pair — the revised flange geometry is claimed to yield stronger and stiffer wheels due to improved bracing angles, and engagement pace is now a extra responsive 9 levels as a substitute of the earlier 20.

The motive force design relies on sister firm Mavic’s system, however Enve says it’s been closely modified with aluminum as a substitute of plastic elements, a extra aggressively machined 7075 aluminum freehub physique, and lower-friction stainless-steel bearings that solely use contact-type seals on the outer edges. There’s additionally a brand new “Excellent Preload” wave washer system that’s claimed to keep up the correct quantity of bearing preload no matter quick-release clamp drive.

Fortunately, the value has truly come down a bit relative to Enve’s unique carbon fiber hubset, though they’re nonetheless awfully costly at US$1,000 per pair. Enve will supply the brand new hubs as standalone bits for DIYers, or as an improve possibility for a number of of its full wheelsets.

Shifting Footage

Ag2r-La Mondiale’s Christophe Riblon posted a humorous video to Twitter exhibiting an entire group of riders, himself included, wiping out on a path coated with slick leaves.

10 years in the past on CyclingTips

Throwing It Within the Gutter
Posted on CyclingTips on December 8, 2008, was an article about easy methods to kind echelons. “If in case you have some nasty crosswinds at your disposal, there’s one option to break up up the group so to do away with these riders simply sitting on. Throw it within the gutter!”

Blissful birthday to..

Spaniard Alberto Contador, a multiple-time winner of all of the Grand Excursions, turns 36 in the present day. He took his first Grand Tour win on the 2007 Tour de France at age TK, and his closing Grand Tour win on the Giro d’Italia in 2015. In all he gained 9 Grand Excursions, although two of these titles had been eliminated as a consequence of a doping violation.

South African nationwide champion Daryl Impey (Mitchelton-Scott) — winner of the 2018 Santos Tour Down Beneath — turns 34.

France’s Lilian Calmejane (Direct Energie), stage winner on the 2017 Tour de France, turns 26.

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