Farr Twin-T unveils wild & wonderful-looking steel off-road gravel & MTB adventure bike

Is the new Farr Twin-T a mountain bike? Or maybe a gravel bike? Let’s stick with calling it an adventure bike. Built from custom-butted chromoly, Farr’s latest old school BMX & moto-inspired, double downtube Twin-T is a fully modern off-road adventure frameset that mixes the best of 29er hardtails with gravel bikepacking capabilities. Build it […]

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Marco to run part-time program for Andretti in 2021

2020 Indianapolis 500 pole-sitter Marco Andretti has announced he will step back from a full-time NTT Indycar Series drive in 2021 as he looks to start a ‘new phase’ in his career.

Son of team owner and Indycar legend Michael Andretti, Marco will still be on the entry list for the 105th Indianapolis 500 come May and he will also take part in select Indycar events.

“Upon careful thought over the past couple of months, I have made the decision to make some changes to my racing activities and focus for 2021,” Andretti said. “I recently shared this decision and the changes that I want to make with my Dad and have spoken at length with him about it. I appreciate his openness and for allowing me the flexibility to map out my own course going forward.

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Carlos Sainz recalls initial contact from Ferrari over 2021 Formula 1 drive

Scuderia Ferrari Spanish driver Carlos Sainz Jr entered initial talks with the Italian side regarding a 2021 Formula 1 deal “without trying to believe it too much”, assuming it was talking to a number of drivers. Scuderia Ferrari officially confirmed last May it had struck a deal for Sainz to join the team on a two-year contract from 2021, replacing four-time world champion Sebastian Vettel.

Carlos has been one of the stand-out performers in F1’s midfield over the past two seasons, scoring two podium finishes, as well as leading McLaren to third in the championship last year. The Spaniard has quickly embedded himself at the Scuderia, completing his first simulator run at its Maranello base on Friday afternoon. Reflecting on when Ferrari first got in touch over a 2021 race seat in the months prior to a deal being agreed, Carlos said he tried not to believe it too much, … Read the rest

Solskjaer reveals his top priorities for Man United transfer targets

Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has confirmed the type of players fans can expect to see more of at Old Trafford in the future.

The legendary Norwegian also discussed his expectations for the January transfer window, which has so far been rather quiet for the majority of clubs.

United have had Amad Diallo come in this winter but he’s technically a summer signing who couldn’t complete his move until now.

Supporters would’ve loved to see more fresh faces but they are rather understanding of the financial uncertainties and are willing to wait until the summer before demanding more transfers.

Solskjaer also didn’t really hint at a desire to sign anyone major for the time being so it seems he’s rather content with his squad at the moment.

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Liverpool-linked €15m CB agrees terms with RB Leipzig; opens door for Upamecano move – report

RB Leipzig have reportedly agreed a move for rumoured Liverpool target Mohamed Simakan, in anticipation of the potential future loss of their star defender, Dayot Upamecano, according to Rousing the Kop (via the Echo).

Transfer speculation has been rife, with the Reds facing the second-half of the season with only one (intermittently) fit senior centre-back in Joel Matip.

Liverpool have been heavily linked to Upamecano, particularly since Bild journalist Christian Falk confirmed that the promising Frenchman and his partner in defence, Ibrahima Konate, were on the club’s transfer list.

Despite the Bundesliga club’s CEO admitting that their best players would be sold on “if it makes financial sense”, we wouldn’t expect RB Leipzig to hand us their best defender a month before we’re due to meet in the Champions League knockout stages.

READ MORE: Liverpool face transfer tug-of-war for Adama Traore as winger seeks more minutes

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PICS: Atletico Femenino Supercopa history-makers STUN in mouth-watering Instagram bikini snaps

Atletico Feminino won their first ever Supercopa this evening with a 3-0 victory over Levante UD Feminino – making them one of the best looking teams ever to win a piece of silverware.

Atletico made light work of their Levante counterparts, heading into half-time 3-0 up and holding that advantage for the remainder of the contest, thus winning the game.

Two goals from Njoya Ajara and another from Deyna Castellanos was enough to secure them the trophy on Saturday evening, but as you might expect from a women’s football team from Madrid, there were eleven trophies on the field of the play at kick-off.

MORE: Video: Atletico’s gorgeous ex-Puskas nominee Deyna Castellanos scores stunner from range

While the players’ achievements on the field of play deserve great credit, we do pride ourselves on being lads’ lads at our core, picture something along these lines.

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Ronaldo chasing another record in Juve’s clash against Inter

Just when you’d think that you’ve heard all about Cristiano Ronaldo’s records, the Portuguese superstar sets his sights on completing yet another remarkable achievement.

According to Tuttosport via TuttoMercartoWeb, the Juventus striker is hoping to reach another astonishing number on Sunday, when the Old Lady heads to Milano for a crucial encounter against arch-rivals Inter.

The report states that with a goal against the Nerazzurri, the five time Ballon d’Or winner will score his 20th goal of the campaign, for the 15th season in a row.

Ronaldo has already scored 15 league goals in 13 appearances this season, as well as four in the Champions league, taking his tally to 19 overall.

The former Real Madrid man will undoubtedly manage to maintain this legendary run, as the current campaign hasn’t even reached the halfway point, however, setting this record against Juve’s Scudetto rivals would definitely have a much better … Read the rest

Lautaro Martínez talks about the summer rumours of playing alongside Messi

It has been quite a while since we’ve last heard about any concrete rumours of Lautaro Martínez potentially joining Barcelona. The Argentine striker was previously a hot target for the Catalans but following a long hassling period with Inter, and some untimely financial issues, the Azulgranas had to abandon their quest.

Now, other players seem to take priority over the young star as Ronald Koeman looks to strengthen the squad even further. However, back in Italy where Martínez is currently playing, the media seem to still have some interest in that particular story.

Recently, the Argentine was asked about the summer rumours of him wanting to play alongside his compatriot, Lionel Messi. The quotes were given to Gazzetta dello Sport but were relayed by Calciomercato.

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Review – Easton EA70 AX Dropper post, Extra Weight, Extra Fun

Dropper posts on gravel bikes? I have been a bit skeptical of them since they casually started popping up on the scene. When it comes to mountain biking however, a dropper is an absolute necessity in my mind. Regardless of my skepticism I was excited at the chance to give Easton’s new EA70 AX dropper […]

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Alpine at the forefront of Renault’s innovation

Alpine announced today its plans for long-term growth as Groupe Renault’s brand dedicated to innovative, authentic and exclusive sportscars.

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Current activities of Alpine cars, Renault Sport Cars and Renault Sport Racing will be united as one entity under the Alpine brand. It will bring together the credibility of an authentic brand, specialized manufacturing, engineering mastery with considerable media exposure from Formula 1. Together, they set the foundations to truly create market value around Alpine and take it to a different league.

The newly created Alpine entity will be a “new generation” automotive Brand for discerning, passionate early-adopters.

Current strengths and new synergies for new challenges

Alpine is arguably the epitome of French motoring, building on remarkable victories throughout its history. It is a brand with heritage and pedigree. It is also a factory with highly skilled specialists manufacturing the A110 in Dieppe.… Read the rest