It's been an incredible season.( Photos: 24 )
The 2019 UCI World Cup downhill series is now over. The battle for the overall title in the Men’s and Women’s categories were on the line. Two men and two women who could take the overall title and Snowshoe decided who would come out on top. Loic Bruni took the title for the men. Tacey Hannah took the title for the women. Danny Hart had an incredible run and took the win at Snowshoe. Intense Factory Racing WynTV You can watch the replay at https://www.redbull.com/int-en/events/uci-mtb-world-cup-snowshoe-live-stream/live/AP-1XH4Y6ZQS1W11
Pirelli has expanded its range with the launch of a new line-up of Cinturato gravel and cyclo-ross tyres. Both variants are available in Hard Terrain and Mixed Terrain versions with tread patterns to match. The storied automotive brand first entered the bicycle market in 2017 with its PZero range and subsequently launched the original Cinturato, a tubeless, high-volume road tyre. That was then followed earlier this year by the Scorpion, Pirelli’s first mountain bike tyre. Pirelli says the expanded Cinturato range takes the best bits from its existing tyres: the terrain-specific tread philosophy of the Scorpion and the reliability of Cinturato road tyre. The Cinturato Cross and Gravel use a new compound dubbed SpeedGRIP, designed to perform in both wet and dry conditions, according to Pirelli, while apparently keeping rolling resistance ‘very close’ to the Cinturato road tyre. Pirelli’s latest Cinturato Gravel and Cross tyres are available in H (Hard Terrain) and M (Mixed Terrain) variants. Oliver Woodman/Immediate Media SpeedGRIP is an evolution of the SmartGRIP compound used for the Scorpion mountain bike tyre and, according to Pirelli, shares the same level of puncture resistance. Both the Cinturato Cross and Gravel tyres have a 127 TPI nylon casing with bead-to-bead protection and can be run tubeless. The Cinturato Cross is only available as a 33mm tyre (the maximum width permitted in a UCI cyclocross race). The Cross has a more aggressive tread pattern than the Gravel. The Cinturato Gravel, meanwhile, comes in 35mm, 40mm and 45mm sizes for 700c wheels, and 45mm and 50mm widths for 650b wheels. All Cinturato Gravel tyres are available in black or with tan sidewalls. The Pirelli Cinturato Cross Mixed Terrain tyre. Pirelli The Pirelli Cinturato Cross Hard Terrain tyre. Pirelli The Pirelli Cinturato Gravel Mixed Terrain tyre. Pirelli The Pirelli Cinturato Gravel Hard Terrain tyre. Pirelli Pirelli Cinturato Cross tyres, claimed weights and prices Pirelli Cinturato Cross H (Hard Terrain) Size: 700 x 33 Claimed weight: 380g Price: £45.90 Pirelli Cinturato Cross M (Mixed Terrain) Size: 700 x 33 Claimed weight: 390g Price: £45.90 Pirelli Cinturato Gravel tyres, claimed weights and prices Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H (Hard Terrain) Size: 700 x 35 Claimed weight: 410g Price: £45.90 Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H (Hard Terrain) Size: 700 x 40 Claimed weight: 480g Price: £45.90 Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H (Hard Terrain) Size: 700 x 45 Claimed weight: 550g Price: £47.90 Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H (Hard Terrain) Size: 650b x 45 Claimed weight: 510g Price: £47.90 Pirelli Cinturato Gravel H (Hard Terrain) Size: 650b x 50 Claimed weight: 540g Price: £47.90 Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M (Mixed Terrain) Size: 700 x 35 Claimed weight: 430g Price: £45.90 Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M (Mixed Terrain) Size: 700 x 40 Claimed weight: 500g Price: £45.90 Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M (Mixed Terrain) Size: 700 x 45 Claimed weight: 570g Price: £47.90 Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M (Mixed Terrain) Size: 650b x 45 Claimed weight: 520g Price: £47.90 Pirelli Cinturato Gravel M (Mixed Terrain) Size: 650 x 50 Claimed weight: 550g Price: £47.90
In our latest new-look issue we get excited about the return of the UCI Road World Championships to the UK for the first time since 1982. In our main bike test we get to grips with five more affordable versions of the bikes Britain’s top pros will be racing on home roads. How to watch the Tour of Britain Tour of Britain team profiles Cycling Plus World Champs bike test. Cycling Plus Plus we take a look ahead to the event with our big preview telling you everything you need to know about the big week in Yorkshire: who, what, when and where to watch. World Road Champs preview. Cycling Plus Elsewhere we ask whether £1,000 would be better spent on a carbon or aluminium bike and whether aero bikes are always faster than their conventional cousins. Carbon or aluminium, which is best? Cycling Plus We also round up some of the best bar, stem and seatpost combos, along with 50 pages of expert gear reviews of the latest kit. The best bar, stem and seatpost combos. Cycling Plus Plus, we look at whether getting better at climbing or descending will give you the best opportunity to finish your events faster, and look at how to ride through the pain barrier with Sir Chris Hoy, offer advice on how to hit your ideal riding weight, and much more. Climbing versus descending. Cycling Plus To subscribe head to our subs site now.
The UCI and the race organizers in Mont-Sainte-Anne explain their part in Brook’s hillside evacuation.( Photos: 1, Comments: 7 )
Snowshoe certainly delivered one of the most exciting races we’ve witnessed on the UCI MTB World Cup circuit. With both the men’s and women’s overall titles on the line, athletes gave it their all and finished the season with a bang. In the women’s field, coming in hot from winning World Champs in MSA last week, Myriam Nicole looks to be back on form a spectactular run saw her slip into second place, above Veronkia Widmann. But it was the Frenchie, Marine Cabirou who laid it all out on the track with a flawless run to secure the win of the day. However, Tracey Hannah’s 5th place position provided her with enough points to take the overall World Cup win for the first time.