PEDAL-O-ME­TER

Some­times the wind’s at your back, some­times it’s all up­hill

Cycling Plus - - THE HUB -

GIRO COL­LEC­TION?

Af­ter win­ning his maiden Grand Tour at the Vuelta a Es­paña, Si­mon Yates has set his sights on the Giro d’Italia for 2019, say­ing he has un­fin­ished busi­ness with a race he col­lapsed so spec­tac­u­larly at this spring.

ON THE DOT­TED LINE...

Fresh from win­ning the Tour de France, Geraint Thomas inked a new deal with Team Sky. “An­other 3 years Dave,” he tweeted, along with a GIF from My Girl, of a pact be­ing made with spit and a hand­shake.

PACK­ING A PUNCH

Af­ter the abrupt col­lapse of their Aqua Blue Sport team, pros Larry War­basse and Conor Dunne set out on a bikepack­ing trip in the south of France. The ‘NoGo Tour’ mir­rored the length of the OVO En­ergy Tour of Bri­tain, where they should have been.

OUT FOR THE COUNT

Great Bri­tain’s long­est-run­ning pro team JLT-Con­dor will fold at the end of the 2018 sea­son, af­ter fail­ing to find a re­place­ment for ti­tle spon­sor, in­sur­ance firm JLT.

NEED FOR SPEED

The RAC felt the ire of cy­clists af­ter post­ing a tweet to a story on its web­site about how driv­ers can avoid speed cam­era de­tec­tion. The mes­sage it should be telling its mem­bers? Don’t speed!

KRISTINA VO­GEL

Olympic track champ Kristina Vo­gel, 27, has been left paral­ysed af­ter a train­ing crash in June. “It is shit, there’s no other way to put it,” she told Der Spiegel. “But I be­lieve that the sooner you ac­cept a new sit­u­a­tion, the sooner you learn to deal with it.”

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