Cycling Weekly — February 08, 2018

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Photos: Andy Jones, Getty Images


Mark the diary

British Cycling announces
domestic calendar for 2018
British Cycling has revealed dates and
venues for the men’s 2018 road racing
calendar, with 14 events in towns and
cities across the country starting in mid-
April and concluding at the end of August.
“It’s great to see a number of new races
on this year’s road calendar, such as the
Bristol GP and the Barnsley GP, sitting
alongside a host of incredibly popular
and well-established events,” said Jonny
Clay, British Cycling’s director of cycling.

World’s best

Matthew Glaetzer sets
new kilo time trial record
Matthew Glaetzer broke his own sea-
level world record for the one-kilometre
time trial at the Australian National
Track Championships on Thursday.
The 25-year-old Australian
bettered his mark of 59.
seconds set during the
Track World Cup round
in Manchester in
November, clocking
a blistering new time
of 59.759 seconds.
“Records are
meant to be broken,
esp ll h h
are yours, you just

want to keep bettering yourself,” he told
Cycling Australia.

Cycling’s fourth official

Video commissaires to be
used in races for the fi rst
time in 2018

The UCI have announced reforms in
response to the case of Peter Sagan’s
disqualifi cation from the Tour de France
last summer.
Bora-Hansgrohe were due to take
the UCI to the Court of Arbitration for
Sport after Sagan was disqualifi ed from
the Tour for what commissaires saw
as a dangerous manoeuvre causing
Mark Cavendish to crash. However,
the two parties settled their dispute
in December, with the UCI agreeing
to let commissaires use video footage
in future. The new “support/TV
commissaire” will be introduced
at Grand Tours, Monuments and
World Championships.

Glory Down Under

Chaves seals
Herald Sun Tour

Mitchelton-Scott’s Esteban
Chaves claimed his fi rst
overall victory of the season

after launching a solo breakaway on the
penultimate stage to stamp his authority
on the race.
Chaves headed up a Michelton-Scott
podium clean sweep as Cameron Mayer
and Damien Howson rounded out the
top three.
It was the second stage race victory in
the Colombian’s career and comes as he
builds towards this year’s Giro d’Italia,
where he is looking to go one better than
his second place overall in 2016.

Cobbles on canvas

reveals eye-catching
Sagan race poster

For 2018, race organisers of Kuurne-
Brussels-Kuurne have capitalised on the
race being the only one won by Peter
Sagan during his 2017 Classics campaign
by putting the three-time world champion
on their poster in a very unusual pose.
Instead of his usual wheelie, Sagan is
depicted riding a horse that is rearing
up while he points his fi nger towards
the sky in a manner similar to Napoleon
Bonaparte in Jacques-Louis David’s 1801
painting Napoleon Crossing the Alps.
However, instead of showing the
Alpine scenery and the French army in
the background, Sagan is shown riding
his horse on the cobbles of a Flemish
berg with fans cheering him on.

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