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In a blistering battle on the legendary Covadonga climb, Movistar's Nairo Quintana decisively won Stage 10 and took his first-ever Vuelta a Espana stage victory.

The latest edition of Bicycling Australia Magazine is out soon and packed with news, interviews, reviews and features. Keep an eye out for the September-October issue with a sensational Beardy McBeard image on the cover.

Matt black with highlights in Bianchi's signature celeste green, the Intenso looks an attractive sportive package. Pat Howard has been riding the Intenso and filed this review.

Stage nine of the Vuelta a Espana saw Etixx-Quickstep rider David de la Cruz take the stage win and move into the race lead, 22 seconds ahead of Colombia's Nairo Quintana. Full report and video highlights -

Nairo Quintana, Chris Froome, Alberto Contador and Esteban Chaves, the World's four best climbers, well and truly stamped their authority on the Vuelta a Espana during Stage 8 of the race last night.

UPDATED: 21-year-old Nick Schultz from Brisbane won Stage 7 of the Tour de l'Avenir in France overnight, the World's premier race for under 25-year-olds. Watch the video highlight's of Nick's stage win plus see his post-race interview here.

Australian rider Simon Clark of Cannondale-Drapac was looking stronger than ever in last night's stage 7 of la Vuelta in Spain. Out front with Astana's Luis Leon Sanchez, the pair were caught just 300m from the finish line.

In a fascinating study French researchers have been monitoring the performance of athletes aged 100-years and older. Comparing results across a number of sports they've found athletes who show the least amount of physical decline are cyclists.

Phil Liggett will be at Surfers Paradise in Queensland for the Oceanway Ride on Saturday September 3rd. Bicycling Australia spoke to 'the voice of cycling' prior to this, his latest in a long line of trips 'Downunder'.

Bike ReviewsRead all

In a crowded Australian race bike market new entrants can find it tough getting a foot in the door. Successful German brand Cube has come knocking again and Pat Howard opened the door wide.

In a tantalising glimpse into their 2017 line up, US manufacturer Felt has released details, photos and video of its new FR and VR series road bikes.

Specialized have revealed images and details of their 2017 range and, as you'll see here, are presenting a stunning range of machines to cater for the ever-demanding market.

TrainingRead all

Resistance bands are a great bit of kit to have in you training ‘arsenal’. They can be used to train all aspects of fitness including strength, power, core stabilisation and flexibility. Sarah Hunter explains.

A little structure in your training can make a big difference to your results. Michael Hanslip has devised a four month plan for rides of around 90km.

The great Eddy Merckx was once asked “Eddy; to win races, is it better to push a big gear slowly or a small gear fast?” Smiling, Eddy replied “I think it is better 
to push a big gear fast!”

NutritionRead all

Winter can sometimes be an excuse for poor eating habits and weight gain. Make your plan now to maintain your ideal weight, or lose those extra kilos. Here's the way to lose 5-10kg over a 6-12 week period without compromising your body composition or performance.

When it comes to nutritional quality, not only does preparing your meals and snacks at home give you much more control over what you are eating but it also means that you have complete control over the amounts of carbs, proteins, vegies and good fats that you consume diet on a daily basis.

There is plenty of attention given to eating for recovery, carb loading and hydration but far less to macronutrient balance. So how much carbohydrate, protein and fat do cyclists of different levels require?

DestinationsRead all

While we southerners blow the ice from our frosty cranks, the folks from Noosa are revelling in balmy weather and almost perfect riding conditions. After a recent visit I was surprised by how attractive life in Noosa really is.

With the iconic Blayney to Bathurst (B2B) set for April 9-10, and a burgeoning multi faceted cycling precinct, Bathurst Mayor Gary Rush is spruiking the city as the new centre of cycling in NSW. With partners, kids and bikes in tow, we headed west to put Bathurst as a cycling centre to the test.

Tailwinds are a marvellous thing, but sadly very unreliable. Under deceptively sunny skies, riders in the Volta a La Marina earlier this year took on some nasty headwinds coming off the Mediterranean Sea.

Mountain Biking Australia

Huw Kingston of Wild Horizons fame is out and about on a national speaking tour...

Mark Sunday the 4th of September in your diary as the Evocities Series is headed for Wagga Wagga!

More than just a carbon version of the Firebird, this new long travel enduro sled signals a real shift in Pivot's philosophy on frame geometry.