RIP, Velonews
Last Post 01/06/2022 12:54 PM by Orange Crush. 9 Replies.
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Cosmic Kid

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01/06/2022 09:14 AM
Announced yesterday that they are merging with Peloton magazine. At first I thought that Peloton would be going away, but it is VN that will disappear.

This is undoubtedly the right decision as VN has been kinda directionless for many years, struggling to find their place in the Internet era when race results are immediate. But as someone who anxiously waited every 2 weeks for the next issue of VN to show up at the shop, this is still a major bummer.

https://www.velonews.com/news/podcast-velonews-magazine-merges-with-peloton-magazine/
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Cosmic Kid

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01/06/2022 09:16 AM
Should be noted that VeloNews will continue as a website, but the print edition is no more.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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01/06/2022 09:51 AM
The website has been pretty useless too. Barely visit it anymore. Meanwhile is cyclingnews disappearing behind a paywall or does one just have to sign up? Been getting a message to sign up as I read 5 article maximum?

For me anyway refuge lies in Sporza, wielerflits (CN copies a whole bunch of their content) and indeleiderstrui.
79pmooney

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01/06/2022 11:07 AM
I've never seen the CyclingNews paywall. Maybe because I've never seen 5 articles worth reading at one time.
Cosmic Kid

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01/06/2022 11:22 AM
Meanwhile is cyclingnews disappearing behind a paywal


CyclingNews or CyclingTips?

CyclingTips has a monthly article limit...after that you can pay for additional articles or just subscribe. I finally paid for a subscription last month.

I kinda gave up on CyclingNews since so many of the 'articles" were just paid promotional fluff pieces....
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
6ix

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01/06/2022 11:35 AM
I tried to subscribe to CT when they were running a special last month but the payment portal wasn't functioning correctly. That's the only site I'll pay for, although it's pretty pricey if not discounted.

The writers at CT are really good.
Cosmic Kid

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01/06/2022 11:43 AM
I just did the subscription for access to all the articles....don't see the value in the VeloClub membership. I don't need / want direct access to the editors / writers, etc. Just let me read the articles I want.

Now if they did the combo of a VeloClub membership w/ Strava Premium again, I would consider that....but for now, just access to the articles is all I need.
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Orange Crush

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01/06/2022 12:45 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 01/06/2022 11:22 AM
Meanwhile is cyclingnews disappearing behind a paywal


CyclingNews or CyclingTips?

CyclingTips has a monthly article limit...after that you can pay for additional articles or just subscribe. I finally paid for a subscription last month.

I kinda gave up on CyclingNews since so many of the 'articles" were just paid promotional fluff pieces....


Cyclingnews. I've never bothered with Cyclingtips. Yes, content is going downhill. My main beef is I am reading something on wielerflits in morning and then later in day some hack translation appears in CN. Minimal original content.
zootracer

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01/06/2022 12:52 PM
I also subscribed to Cyclingtips. $7.99 per month. Otherwise you are limited to number of articles you can read. Everything I read is online now. Print editions are fading out....
Orange Crush

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01/06/2022 12:54 PM
Can one get around the CT paywall (5 article limit) by going incognito? I use that for a number of newspaper sites. Hate having to sign up just to read news, even if it is free. At first glance CT content looks better than CN, I like the current interview w/ Betsema.


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