Katusha and Direct Energie riders come to blows at the Three Days of De Panne (video)

The Katusha rider appears to take a swing at the Direct Energie rider after a near crash and argument in the bunch, plus our round up of this week’s best cycling videos

Katusha et Direct Energie ne dineront pas ensemble ce soir. pic.twitter.com/D1O3oTmlnd1

Alexandre Mignot (@AlexandreMignot) March 30, 20162

During a heated discussion, a Katusha rider can be seen taking a swing for a Direct Energie rider on stage two of the Three Days of De Panne3. The two appear to almost collide before having words. The rider in red then swings his left arm out but doesn t make contact with his rival, although we re sure the race commissaires will have something to say about the incident.

Time for 12 speed on road bikes?

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SRAM has now released its 1 12 mountain bike groupsets, so questions have turned to whether this could even be applicable to road cycling4. Ascents of Mont Ventoux will always need to range of gears offered by a normal two ring chainset and 11 speed cassette, but what about races such as Paris-Roubaix5 or the flat Middle Eastern stage races? On such parcours a 1x could be used to save weight and make maintenance for the teams mechanics much simpler.

Tour of Flanders 2015 highlights

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The Tour of Flanders6 is upon us once again, with riders tackling the Monument Classic7 this Sunday, April 3. Here s a look back at the 2015 edition of the race, where Alexander Kristoff8 was a deserving winner due to his overall strong ride and winning sprint. It s still unclear what Niki Terpstra9 was doing taking someone like Kristoff all the way to a sprint, but hopefully any regret about that losing tactic will see the Dutchman lighting the race up this time round.

Tour of Flanders essential guide

Having looked back on last year s race and got all the more excited about this year s, here s Cycling Weekly s essential guide to the Ronde10.

Tour de Yorkshire KOM challenge

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To accompany the Tour de Yorkshire11, Maserati and Human Race Events are once again bringing fans the chance to ride on the same roads on the same weekend. Part of the sportive is a timed climb, and here event ambassador David Millar12 shows us how it s done.

Women s Ghent-Wevelgem highlights

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The fourth Women s WorldTour13 race of 2016 was won by Chantal Blaak. The win took the Dutch rider to the top of the WorldTour ranking14, replacing her Boels-Dolmans teammate Lizzie Armitstead15.

References

  1. ^ pic.twitter.com/D1O3oTmlnd (t.co)
  2. ^ March 30, 2016 (twitter.com)
  3. ^ Three Days of De Panne (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  4. ^ this could even be applicable to road cycling (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  5. ^ Paris-Roubaix (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  6. ^ Tour of Flanders (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  7. ^ Monument Classic (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  8. ^ Alexander Kristoff (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  9. ^ Niki Terpstra (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  10. ^ here s Cycling Weekly s essential guide to the Ronde (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  11. ^ Tour de Yorkshire (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  12. ^ David Millar (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  13. ^ WorldTour (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  14. ^ to the top of the WorldTour ranking (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)
  15. ^ Lizzie Armitstead (www.cyclingweekly.co.uk)

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