The racing season is nearing its end, and with the Tour of Britain and the Vuelta a España both ending last Sunday it’s all eyes on the UCI World Championships next week before we all go into winter training mode (or hibernation).
With the Worlds approaching many teams are already in America training on the course, including LottoNL-Jumbo‘s Sep Vanmarcke who found a novel way of showing his super-aero TT position.
Due out in mid-October, the latest trailer for the new film about big bad Lance is now out and actually looks well worth a watch.
As well as a bit more pro-racing footage from the ToB, this edition of cycling videos of the week also includes a run down of performance boosting foods and some very desirable bikes that will be coming out next year.
The Program looks pretty good
Like everything Lance Armstrong related, this film will undoubtedly split opinion. However, whatever anyone thinks of the Texan this dramatisation looks pretty good.
Ben Foster is on stunning form as the man himself and the support cast looks to be carrying its own too. I’ll be going to see it.
Vanmarcke’s balancing act
Reigning champions BMC will be looking to take back to back wins in the team time trial at the World Championships, but there are several teams who could spoil their party.
Etixx – Quick-Step were victorious in 2012 and 2013 (under a previous name) and will be looking to make it three wins in four years. Silver medallists for the last two years, Orica-GreenEdge will be hoping to go one better in Virginia next week.
Vanmarcke is already in Virginia training as part of the LottoNL-Jumbo team time trial squad and it looks like he’s got his position dialled in this footage posted on Twitter. Could the Dutch team be an outside threat for the podium?
Support car confusion
Looking back at stage six of the Tour of Britain, this spectator video has emerged of riders and team cars causing mayhem on a roundabout in Norwich.
They miss the turn and then scuttle about trying to turn round and get back on course.
Boost performance with these foods
In this exclusive Cycling Weekly video we run you through the foods that you can eat to boost performance and post-cycling recovery.
You can also find out what you shouldn’t be eating in another of our nutritional advice videos.
Cavendish’s race ending Tour of Britain crash
Despite crashing out of the Tour of Britain, as seen here, it’s been reported that Mark Cavendish will still take the start at the World Championships.
After Geraint Thomas’s withdrawal due to fatigue, it would be a blow to the Great Britain squad if Cavendish were forced out with injury.
Five superbikes of 2016
Here we look at a range of sexy superbikes that you might see being ridden at a sportive near you next year. The list even includes the world’s lightest production bike.