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Ag2r look­ing for ku­dos

Pre­sum­ably as part of a con­tent mar­ket­ing drive, World­tour team Ag2r will be up­load­ing all their rides and races to Strava next year. This will mean you can fol­low Oliver Nae­sen’s Clas­sics per­for­mances in fine detail, or check out Ro­main Bardet’s bid to win the Tour de France next year — plus all the per­for­mances from the 28 riders guys on the ros­ter, in­clud­ing Pierre La­tour, Alexan­dre Ge­niez and new sign­ing Larry War­basse.

t No cash for Drops women

Olympic gold medal­list Eli­nor Barker is the lat­est sign­ing at Drops women’s cy­cling team, it was an­nounced at the week­end. She joins Abby Mae Parkin­son and new DS, for­mer pro Jonny Bel­lis, among oth­ers at the team. Drops, as re­ported last week, will con­tinue in 2019 as Bri­tain’s only Uci-reg­is­tered team, but the loss of a ti­tle spon­sor means it will only be able to pay riders’ ex­penses and pro­vide equip­ment.

Lon­don to be­come ‘Mini Hol­land’

Trans­port for Lon­don and Mayor Sadiq Khan have pub­lished a new five-year Cy­cling Ac­tion Plan which prom­ises to make Lon­don “the world’s best big city for cy­cling”. As well as in­creas­ing jour­neys by bike, foot and pub­lic trans­port by

20 per cent by 2041, the plan sets out to de­liver a ‘Mini Hol­land’ pro­gramme by 2024 by re­vamp­ing parts of the cy­cle net­work, and cer­tain road junc­tions to make them safer for cy­clists.

No canna-do for Floyd

Dis­graced for­mer pro Floyd Lan­dis has been in strife with the au­thor­i­ties again, this time over the name of his new team, Floyds of Leadville Pro Cy­cling. The ti­tle spon­sor is Lan­dis’s own hemp and cannabid­iol busi­ness, which is not go­ing to fly un­der the laws in Canada, where the team is reg­is­tered. “Af­ter years of lit­i­ga­tion, I have no de­sire to en­ter an­other lengthy le­gal bat­tle over the name,” Lan­dis said. The team will in­stead race un­der the name Floyd’s Pro Cy­cling.

If it isn’t on Strava... Ag2r riders will be reg­u­lars on the app next year

Name change for Lan­dis’s team

Drops con­tin­ues to bol­ster its ros­ter

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