From Gravel To Track - The Next Big Thing In Cycling? | The Cycling Race News Show

Published on September 3rd 2018


This week on the GCN Racing News Show - we look at the new individual pursuit world record, things hot up, literally, at the Vuelta a España, we’ve also got the Boels Ladies Tour, and a look into the ultra endurance world with the Race to the Rock. NEW IN Spanish Tees: Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Subscribe to GCN en Español: Submit your content with our new uploader: Join our Facebook community: A quick reminder to head over to our Facebook page to get your racing fix. This week we’ll continue to do highlights and analysis of each stage of the Vuelta a Espana, plus daily highlights of the Tour of Britain, AND, live coverage of the GP’s of Quebec and Montreal - make sure you head over to our GCN Cycling page on Facebook for all of that. Let’s start with this quite incredible world individual pursuit world record. In 1996, Chris Boardman set the time of four minutes and eleven seconds, but since he did that while adopting the superman position, which was subsequently banned, many though that it would never be broken. But then, 7 years ago, in 2011, Jack Bobridge bettered that time by just over half a second. And that’s where it stayed, until Friday that is, when the relative unknown, Ashton Lambie of the USA, lopped a whopping 3 seconds off the record, completing the 4km event at the Pan American Championships in a little over four minutes and seven seconds. He then back that up with a 4:09 in the final, so all of a sudden, Ashton Lambie has ridden the two fastest Individual Pursuits ever, quite remarkable. Vuelta a España - In winning stage 8 by outsprinting Peter Sagan, Alejandro Valverde made it two stage wins from 8, increasing his career tally to 11, with a total of 96 top 10 placings on Vuelta stages, but possibly even more impressive than that is the fact that the last time Valverde finished outside the top 50 of a bike race was two and a half years ago. The Tour of Britain kicked off yesterday and saw the return to competition of Geraint Thomas and Chris Froome, both of whom looked, well, like they’d piled on a few pounds since July. Stage 1 was expected to finish in a bunch sprint, and although Julian Alaphilippe and Bob Jungels attempted to rip up the script, attacking on the small climb which came in the last 10km’s, they were ultimately brought back. Gaviria launched first, but Greipel muscled his way past and just held off Caleb Ewan for the win. It was almost like he was sending a not so subliminal message to his team, Lotto Soudal, who have have replaced Greipel with Ewan as their main sprinter for the next few years. If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. 👍 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GCN... Retro Vs Modern Oakley Special 📹 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto /