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Dubai Tour 2017 – Highlights (and low lights)

The Dubai Tour 2017 has come and gone; with increment weather and mechanical issues, let’s have a look at some of the highs and lows of the Dubai Tour 2017.

The Dubai Tour Angels:

A big acknowledgment first needs to go out to the Vittoria Servizio Corse neutral support vehicles that were out on every stage assisting the pro-riders. Vittoria performed their service with 3 vehicles and 6 professional team members (3 drivers and 3 professional mechanics).

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Sir Bradley Wiggins announces retirement from professional cycling in underwhelming finish to garlanded career

Sir Bradley Wiggins announces retirement from professional cycling in underwhelming finish to garlanded career

By Tom Cary, Cycling Correspondent for The Telegraph

28 December 2016 • 8:31pm

Sir Bradley Wiggins officially announced his retirement from professional cycling yesterday, posting a message on his Facebook account thanking the British public for their “support and love through thick and thin” alongside a picture of all the trophies and winners jerseys he amassed in his garlanded career.  (more…)

Cycling Jebel Jais with Jani Brajkovič

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Climb like a Pro or at least ride with one.Jani Brajkovič and the Revolution Cycle Dubai team invite you to a morning ride with a Pro up the infamous Jabal Al Jais.Jani Brajkovič hails from Metlika, Slovenia former world under-23 Time Trial champion and currently riding for UCI Professional Continental Team United Healthcare.

Jani is a seasoned pro rider having raced the toughest and longest climbs in the Tour De France, Giro Itali and Vuelta a España.Join us for a great morning of riding and free tips and advise from one of cyclings greatest climbers.

Date:  Saturday 19th November

Driving time – +1hr40 min Arrival 5:45

Location. 25°49’40.7″N 56°06’29.3″E6am

Briefing and Introduction By Jani Total Distance 60 km 10 km flat to warm up 20 km Climb at average gradient of 5%1446m Climb Gradient average of 5% Max Gradient 11.5%Average Time to summit 1hr30 / 1hr45.

Revolution Cycles Dubai will provide a support car Stocked with and Ice Cold Monviso Water and SIS products. You are welcome to place goods in the truck for the stop at the top.

Please email call or comment below your intent to attend info@rcdxb.com , tel: 043697441

Monviso Ambassador Program

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Monviso 100% natural mineral water from Monviso Mountain in the Italian Alps has a purity unmatched by any other brand. Originating from Europe’s highest source at 2042 m altitude and protected at 3.8 °C away from pollution and human settlement, Monviso is bottled at source in Northwest Italy at the foothills of Monviso Mountain – the mountain whose water has been celebrated for its unique rejuvenating properties since ancient times.

Monviso is clearly the superior mineral water choice for you and your family. It’s minimally mineralized and extremely light, with one of the world’s lowest sodium levels. Monviso’s unique composition makes it perfect for everyone, including infants, and safe for consumption in large quantities.

Besides refreshing water, Monviso have introduced an Ambassador Program, giving their clients a chance to SAVE, EARN, DONATE, BE HEALTHY.

Committed to the Community:
Monviso has partnered with Al-Jalila Foundation, whose mission is to transform lives through medical research and education.  Together with Al-Jalila, Monviso is making a difference through the joint humanitarian retail sales donation program “Take water, give life”:

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Amber Neben wins Gold in Louis Garneau P-09 Helmet

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Amber Neben of the United States of America won gold in the Women’s Individual Time Trial at the 2016 UCI World Championships in Doha, Qatar, and she did it in style in her Louis Garneau P-09 time trial helmet.

When interview after the race, Amber noted: “It’s unbelievable. Was a long wait. I think I used more energy sitting there [waiting for the other riders to finish than i did on the bike. I was so nervous. It was so hard to watch. I feel for Ellen but am so excited for myself. The difference today was the mental perserverence. This one was more special because of everything that has happened between 2008 and now.”

Well done Amber!

Lian Aucamp takes silver at 2016 Amashova

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A huge congratulations goes out to Lian Aucamp, who partook in his first Amashova Durban Classic on Sunday 16th October 2016 and walked away with silver in the Junior category.

Lian, representing in the Revolution Cycles Dubai kit, showed that all the hard work and training done over the last year, has paid off.

Well done Lian, we all at Revolution Cycles Dubai are proud of you.  Keep on doing what you are doing and we may see you racing in the pro-peloton soon.

Keep the creak out of your Pedals

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Pedals are often overlooked.  They are put through all sorts of weather conditions, and ridden under any and all kinds of cycling conditions, without being given a second thought.  Like all other components on your bike, pedals need TLC too.  Look after them and they will last you longer and perform consistently; but neglect them and you will soon enough find out how terrible it is riding on ill-maintained pedals.  These steps will ensure your pedals keep well maintained and leave you a happier cyclist:

  1. We all do it – walking in our cycling shoes on our cleats.  This will cause your cleats to wear a lot quicker than normal, so either stop walking in your cycling shoes after a ride; or get yourself a set of cleat covers.  This will save your cleats for that little bit longer.  Worn cleats big_6f46deb13b204aeeb52dcafd7b4c787amean that you will unclip unnecessarily and unexpectedly while riding; and is a sure sign that your cleats will need replacing.
  2. Although bearings are hidden away from the world, they still need attention.  Bearings need to be kept greased to work efficiently. Each pedal manufacturer has its own systems to grease the bearings and spindles; however if you are unsure how to to grease the bearings, bring them into Revolution Cycles Dubai and let our knowledgeable mechanics do it for you.
  3. Check for and tighten loose fasteners, and replace missing ones.  At the same time look for bent / broken springs and any other visual damage.
  4. Grease the pedal threads before installing the pedals on the crank arms.  If this is not done, there is a chance that the pedals will seize on the crank arm, requiring you then to replace both pedal and crank arm.

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