Steven Reeves

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Sinyard the Obsessed

To fans of Specialized, company founder Mike Sinyard is a visionary genius, driven by an unyielding passion for bicycles. To his detractors—those who believe he wields his company’s clout with arrogance—he’s an ego-driven bully. John Brant climbs inside the world of this bike industry titan and …

Still Racing At 70

When he starts to forget why it's important to keep racing, a cyclist is saved by a race he'll always remember<p>In the first year of my retirement--if we can consider as retirement the abandonment of a discipline that was never my career and which I wasn't very good at in the first place--I attended …

Let's Get Ready to Fondo

Your guide to cycling's fastest-growing group-ride phenomenon.<p><b>Back Story</b><br>No doubt you've heard about the party on wheels that is a gran fondo. But maybe you haven't noticed: Italy's storied "big rides" have caught fire in the United States so fast that even casual riders and the century crowd are …

The Italian Job

The old-world values that define the component maker Campagnolo make it so beloved by the faithful that they describe it as a soul instead of a brand.<p>This is a fable about emotion, but it starts as a business story. For the past half century the Italian component maker Campagnolo and its chief …

Aluminum Frames Are Back—And Better than Ever

No longer synonymous with a rough ride, aluminum is back in demand—and the frames are smoother than ever<p>Just 10 years ago, most high-quality bikes sold in the United States were made from aluminum or related alloys. As recently as 2003, our annual Buyer’s Guide featured only a handful of …

Feast Your Thighs on Piedmont, Italy

In Piedmont, the roads are as sumptuous as the local fare<p>IN THE MORNING, we depart a realm of hazelnuts, bound for a land of grapes. We’re riding from Cortemilia to a lunch in Barbaresco, the source of one of Italy’s greatest wines. Like its noble brother Barolo, Barbaresco is made from the …

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Starting a race team

<b>Starting a race team</b><p>What do you do if you want to start your own race team? We've all (probably) watched a LOT of pro cycling the and thought that we …

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Mark Cavendish faces uphill battle in bid for Giro d'Italia red jersey

Mark Cavendish, just as he did in 2012, goes into the final few days of the Giro d'Italia with a narrow lead in the points standings and in the …

Thursday's climbing time trial could crown Giro champion

VICENZA, Italy (VN) — More than 3,000 kilometers of racing at the 2013 Giro d’Italia could come down to little more than 20km of mountain pavement …

Pinarello Dogma Disc Brake Road Bike Coming for 2014

Pinarello’s 2014 bikes are embargoed for a bit, but at least one has leaked out and is making the rounds. Spotted here on Competitive Cyclist’s …

Moreno Moser: Italy’s Next King?

Hailing from one of cycling’s greatest families, the young racer aims to make a name for himself<p>Moreno Moser would rather not talk about his uncles, Aldo or Francesco. The young pro cyclist is bent on making a name for himself. But to understand where Moser may be headed, you must first know where …

Not Riding It Right

Missing the important moves sometimes can be shrugged off—but missing authenticity can't<p>To stay with the group, Bobby and I had already crossed five or six fault lines just before they split wide open, one or the other of us each time sensing something in the clicking gears, and changing cadences, …

Regarding Eddy Merckx

We were determined to solve the inevitable, essentially unknowable mystery of what made this quiet, unassuming son of a shopkeeper into the greatest cyclist of all time. So we just asked him.<p><b>I don't mean to sneak up on Eddy Merckx,</b> but I don't see any other way. My plan is to approach him from …

Intxausti Wins Stage 16; Nibali Still in Pink

Movistar rider takes his first Grand Tour stage victory<p><b>Ivrea, Italy, May 21, 2013 (AFP)</b> - Astana's Vincenzo Nibali kept possession of the Giro d'Italia race leader's pink jersey for another night after a strong showing in Tuesday's 16th stage.<p>Benat Intxausti of Spain, riding for the Movistar team, …

Eat to Ride

Three nutrition tips every cyclist should live by<p>Whenever I advise athletes about bike nutrition, I tell them that they don’t need a special diet to fuel performance. The one that’s best for health is also the one that’s best for strong results. If you want all your systems firing at 100 percent, …

Micro business boost will transform the economy

Helping thousands more new businesses get off the ground by expanding the Government’s Start-Up loan scheme and opening up further the £230 billion …