Matt Moran

Wattbike Weekly begins here

Posted by Matt Moran on Nov 29, 2011

The idea is simple, we'll link to the top 10 stories from the web that we've found interesting over the past seven days - it might be a news report, a great gallery of cycling images, a serious piece on the future of triathlon or a link to a funny video, we hope you enjoy.

Wattbike Weekly from 28/11/11

US elite triathlete Becky Lavelle shares her Wattbike training sessions
US elite triathlete Becky Lavelle has been using a Wattbike to help her return to the sport following a lengthy break from competition.  Becky began racing again in April of this year and has won four out of the eighteen events she has started in the past seven months.  During her time away from the sport she gave birth to her daughter before once again casting her eye on competiing at the highest level.

New European Ironman Race Transfer Policy
The  World  Triathlon  Corporation  introduces  a  new  “Race Transfer Policy”  for  all European and South African Ironman and Ironman 70.3 races. This initiative has been shaped by the opinions of hundreds of Ironman athletes.

Introducing the extreme world of XTERRA
USN-sponsored triathlete, Graham Wadsworth has found XTERRA very much to his liking and has moved up from the amateur ranks to a fully-fledged professional this year. Here's his instant guide to the sport.

Route announced for inaugural Etape Pennines sportive
The route for the inaugural Etape Pennines, England’s first closed-road sportive, has been announced.  he 78-mile event in County Durham is being organised by IMG Challenger World, who have enjoyed great success with the Etapes Caledonia and Hibernia, similarly held on traffic-free lanes.Philippe Gilbert named IG Markets Pro Cycling Index rider of 2011.

Philippe Gilbert’s stellar season has seen him crowned as the IG Markets Pro Cycling Index Rider of 2011
During what has turned out to be his final year with Omega Pharma-Lotto, the Belgian was the man to beat in one-day races.

David Brailsford has moved to resolve a dispute between Lizzie Armitstead & Nicole Cooke that is threatening to derail Great Britain’s women’s Olympic road race bid
Lizzie Armistead, pictured riding for Garmin-Cervelo, claims Nicole Cooke “rode for herself”.  Armitstead this week launched a scathing attack on Cooke, claiming the Beijing Olympic gold medallist rode for herself at September’s World Championships in Copenhagen, where the 22-year-old Armitstead was Great Britain’s designated team leader.

Wattbike flies high in the London Eye
Today I’ve been at the London Eye in Central London for Lloyds Banking Group’s 24 Hour Around the World Cycle Challenge, to raise money for Save the Children. London is just one of 38 locations across the world where staff from the Group are taking on similar feats and although we haven’t seen the other locations I think it’s safe to say that the London team have the most spectacular location.

Slow but sure is the plan for Mark Cavendish's London 2012 buildup
The next six weeks could be key to Mark Cavendish's chances of winning the Olympic Games road race, according to Rod Ellingworth the trainer who masterminded Cavendish's world road race title win in Copenhagen in September. Ellingworth says the beginning of winter training will be vital in building a foundation of fitness that will last until the end of July 2012.Racing Weight: Balancing Your Diet

Some sports nutrition experts recommend a 60/20/20 diet. What’s that?It’s a diet where you get 60 percent of your daily calories from carbohydrate and 20 percent each from fat and protein. Advocates say endurance athletes need to consistently maintain this ratio of the three so-called “macronutrients” to perform optimally in training.

Hope for Olympic fans on Box Hill
Head of sport for the London London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Debbie Jevans has expressed her confidence that more fans will be able to access Box Hill during the 2012 Olympic Games.


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