Michael Woods and his Tour de France debrief

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This past July, some of gravel cycling’s top minds and practitioners gathered in Peterborough, Ont., to ride and discuss gear. Matthew Pioro spoke with members of the Shimano Gravel Alliance, a group that the Canadian Cycling Magazine editor believes is the “Gravel Avengers.” He wants to know who their Thanos is.

Related: The Canadian influence on Shimano’s new gravel groupset

Leah Kirchmann of Team Sunweb took second place at La Course by Le Tour de France. It was a thrilling race that featured the Winnipeg rider’s best finish in her sixth appearance at the event. Kirchmann analyses her race, the role La Course has in the women’s road calendar and what seems to be the next necessary step in its evolution.

Two days after Michael Woods finished riding the world’s biggest bike race, he looked back on his Tour de France. His broken ribs were still sore, maybe even more troublesome with the racing over. He reflected on his team and some of the Canadian fans that cheered him along the roads of France.

Related: Full transcript of the Michael Woods interview

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