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Friday Roundup: Cycling Odds & Ends

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Challenge Limus TE S tubulars dominate at CX Worlds – We’re not used to regularly talking up a single product or reporting on which thing wins which race. But the muddy showdowns at last weekend’s UCI Cyclocross World Championships in Valkenburg were ruled by a single tire. Out of five medal races, four of the winners rode the Limus. (Only Wout van Aert won on his 30mm Dugsat Rhinos.) And overall 10 of the 15 medal winners raced the Limus Team Edition S tubulars, some of them apparently switching from premier handmade Dugast or custom FMB options (like we saw earlier in the season), as late as the day of their race, hunting for a bit more grip in the slick conditions. ChallengeTech.it

 Where to ride & Contest

  • Get fit on Zwift, unlock a virtual kit, maybe win a real one in Giro di Castelli -The Giro di Castelli is on now. The 5-stage endurance challenge started a couple of days ago, but there is still time to get in on stages 2-5 if you act now. Traveling around the Zwift courses to compete with others online, or just work on your form. Complete any stage and you unlock a virtual Castelli kit. Then 20 Zwifters who complete 3 of 5 stages will be picked to win a real-world Castelli kit – jersey & bib shorts. Zwift.com
  • Dirty Kanza expands “All Things Gravel” expo – Every graveller knows and should go try the Dirty Kanza. Now they are giving more reasons to hang around with the popular “All Things Gravel” outdoor expo getting bigger & more broad this year. In the past, the expo was only for event sponsors and just one day. Now anyone can show their goods there, and will run both Friday & Saturday in a bid be the hottest place to get your fingers on the latest gravel goods. DirtyKanza.com

Advocacy & Industry tidbits

  • Quick-Step pop-up store in Kortrijk gives inside look to the Classics – You don’t need to buy into their new Team Travel Trips to get the insider experience apparently. The Quick-Step Team is running a pop up store in a mall in Kortrijk, Belgium. From Omloop Het Nieuwsblad until Paris-Roubaix you can drop for rider photo & autograph sessions, contests, workshops led by the pro team mechanics, to buy team merchandise, or just to have a drink in the café to watch some racing and learn some of the team’s history. QuickStepFloorsCycling.com



  • Kickstart the ESPRO Ultralight coffee press that went up Everest – Makers of lightweight, premium French press-style travel coffee makers, ESPRO has a new press on Kickstarter now. The $30, 269g Ultralight Travel Press is the lightest 16oz vacuum-insulated, stainless steel French press they’ve made yet. And you can get in on the already-funded crowdfunding now to have some good coffee on the go for your next adventure.

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