Whippet, Whippet Good

On our side of the planet, we’re riding through days of around +36C, whereas on the other side in Belgium, the riders in the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad classic had to contend with cold temperatures hovering around -1C.One for the old men, Luca Paolini won this classic escaping with former teammate Stijn Vandenbergh in a cold classic breakaway.

Luca Paolini via cyclingart
Luca Paolini via cyclingart

and then very nearly going for the embarrasing swan dive.

Katusha team rider Paolini of Italy celebrates as he wins the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad cycling race in Ghent

  • 1 Luca PAOLINI                                 ITA         KAT        4:52:15
  • 2 Stijn VANDENBERGH                   BEL        OPQ       +0
  • 3 Sven VANDOUSSELAERE           BEL        TSV        +1:13
  • 4 Geraint THOMAS                          GBR        SKY         +1:13
  • 5 Greg VAN AVERMAET                  BEL         BMC       +1:13
  • 6 Marco BANDIERA                         ITA           IAM         +1:13
  • 7 Sylvain CHAVANEL                       FRA        OPQ       +1:13
  • 8 Jurgen ROELANDTS                   BEL          LTB        +1:13
  • 9 Maarten WYNANTS                     BEL          BLA        +1:13
  • 10 Egoitz GARCIA ECHEGUIBEL   ESP        COF        +1:13
4th for Thomas Geraint via peletoncafe
4th for Thomas Geraint via peletoncafe

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Meanwhile, over at the womens classic, Tiffany Cromwell (Orica-AIS) won the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in a two-up sprint from US champion Megan Guarnier (Rabobank-Liv/Giant). The two riders escaped from a group of fourteen in the final fifteen kilometres of the 125 kilometre race, and were able to build a decisive lead; they were then able to hold their advantage to the finish, where Cromwell was able to retain the title taken by Orica-AIS teammate Loes Gunnewijk the year before. To cap a near-perfect day for Orica-AIS, two time race winner, Swedish champion Emma Johansson led the chase group in to take third place

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Kuurne – Brussels – Kuurne Classic

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Whippet’s Workshop

Downtown Stepney, just off Magill Road, resides Whippet’s workshop.

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Established by 3 passionate bicycle enthusiasts with the aim of providing cyclists with a place to socialise, enjoy a coffee and access their cycling needs, they provide a focus on good, fast and friendly service. They have confidence in the products they sell, and as a certified Wiggle Service Point, they can assist with your purchase and assembly.

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Telephone: 08 83632497

Website: Whippet’s Workshop

or catch them on Facebook

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World Tracks

The Aussies placed third behind those bloody Brits and the Germans. GB won nine medals (five gold, two silver and two bronze medals), Germany ranked won eight medals (three gold, three silver and two bronze) and the Aussies with two gold, two silver and four bronze medals.

Well done to all Aussies who made it to the Worlds.

Medalists were:

Gold

Men’s 4000m Team Pursuit – Glenn O’Shea, Michael Hepburn, Alexander Edmondson, Alexander Morgan

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Men’s 4000m Individual Pursuit – Michael Hepburn

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Silver

Women’s 3000m Individual Pursuit – Amy Cure

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Women’s 3000m Team Pursuit – Ashlee Ankudinoff (Q), Amy Cure, Annette Edmondson, Melissa Hoskins

Bronze

Women’s 3000m individual Pursuit – Annette Edmondson

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Men’s 15km Scratch Race – Luke Davison

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Men’s Omnium – Glenn O’Shea

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Women’s Omnium – Annette Edmondson

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Toy of the week – KyKlos Featherlight

The name Kyklos derived from the ancient Greek and means two wheels that move together, a combination that creates a unique. Six simple letters,that embodies the idea that this Italian company wants to express. The Kyklos project aims to provide the ultimate expression of technical quality and high technology, combined with aesthetics and the typical Italian style .This result is guaranteed by several elements: the best advanced carbon fiber available, the new generation of resins suitable for use in the construction of racing frames and the most advanced technology applied for the construction of tubes and monocoque to getting the best shapes and geometries. All of this is embellished by the sophistication of the Kyklos graphics. Today the Kyklos in the world are winner, reliable and wanted bicycles.

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COMPLETE INTERNAL WIRING. Silent and smooth transition of cables inside the carbon structure of the frame. The bike line is more clean and harmonious. Improved aerodynamics, with less maintenance.

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CONICAL HEAD TUBE. The cone shape head tube improve driving precision, toughness and durable. Bigger bearings 1’1/4 top and 1’1/8 bottom makes the head tube longer lasting ,with fluider movements and needing less maintenance.

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BB30. Improved bottom bracket stiffness, given by its increased size. Making it easier to assemble and dis-assemble the crank bearings, which are now both, smoother and longer lasting. The crank bearing axis has a larger diameter eliminating energy loss.

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SEAT POST. Collar with double screw that allows to adjust the closure frame closing the sleeve thus being able to offset the forces of rotation and compression (6 Nm).

FWSTAY PLUS. Designed and tested entirely by Kyklos with the aim of giving the frame more traction when pushing and greater flexibility on uneven surfaces. This performance is guaranteed by its shape and HM T800 carbon used.

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FULL CARBON DROP OUT. The use of HM T800 carbon significantly reduces weight and vibration of the fork, allowing a perfect bike riding. The carbon monocoque extremities have a hollow that gives to the releases aerodynamics and safety.

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Maxgear Team launch kyklos bikes

Till next week

tight spokes

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