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Criterium Cycles The Physics of drafting Main Image
Sep 07 2016

The Physics of Drafting

On Stage 15 of the Vuelta a Espana, a mistake by Team Sky early in the race allowed Nairo Quintana to open up an assailable gap. Chris Froome tried to bridge the gap but despite being one of the finest riders of his generation, he couldn't get riders around him...

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Aug 31 2016

Cat & Mouse on a mountain top

Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana battled it out at the summit of the Pena Cabarga on Stage 11 of the Vuelta a Espana today with Chris Froome striking what could turn out to be an important psychological blow. Read our take on today's exciting events and also find out why...

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Aug 29 2016

Bianchi Oltre XR4 First Ride

Bianchi have launched their sensational new superbike the Oltre XR4 with Countervail vibration cancelling carbon technology. Criterium Cycles will be taking delivery of our first Oltre XR4's in September so in July, we had opportunity to test ride the bike. In Italy, of course...

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Aug 25 2016

Those Pesky Bollards

On Stage 5 of the Vuelta a Espana, Steven Kruijswijk collided with a bollard at high speed on the approach into Lugo towards the end of the stage. He sustained a broken collar bone but it could have been much worse. Criterium Cycles reviews what happened and asks when the...

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Aug 15 2016

Stunning Trek 2017 Range now in stock

Trek Bikes have long been at the forefront of developing superb bikes for discerning riders. The list of technological 'firsts' from the team in Waterloo, WI, reads like the definitive guide of some of the biggest improvements in bike technology of the last 20 years.When Trek announce a new season...

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Aug 08 2016

Bianchi Jab 27.1 +

by William Bowker, Aged 11 My face lit up when I saw my first Bianchi bike, a Jab 27.1 Plus bike. The matt, acid green paint and huge 2.8” wide tyres were really dramatic . The rockshox suspension instantly caught my eye, along with the Remote lockout system, something I have...

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