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This Week in Sports and Outdoors: January 28, 2016

Nairo Quintana eyes the yellow jersey, Niagara Falls could be shut off, Conrad Anker and David Lama attempt an FA in Nepal and more.


Nairo Quintana eyes the yellow jersey, Niagara Falls could be shut off, Conrad Anker and David Lama attempt an FA in Nepal and more.

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Reads and New Gear

Nairo Quintana Eyes the Yellow Jersey This Season

After coming runner-up to Chris Froome last year and in 2013, the Colombian has his eyes set on besting Team Sky’s talisman at this year’s Tour de France. “We continue dreaming of the yellow jersey,” Quintana said, speaking to Velo News in Madrid. “We are concentrating on the Tour, which is what we have the greatest hopes for and have dreamed of for so long.”

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Ultra Runner Susie Chan Will Attempt the 12-Hour Treadmill World Record

This Saturday January 30th, British ultra runner Susie Chan will attempt to break the longest distance run in 12 hours on a treadmill. The current record of 66.79 is held by Sweden’s Kritstina Paltén. Chan is aiming for 67 miles. In speaking with Runner’s World, Chan had this to say: “I feel a little nervous about the record attempt as it involves a lot of people who have given up their day to help me. I don’t want to let them down!”

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A Man Went Snowboarding in New York City

After New York’s monster snowstorm this past weekend, a man went snowboarding through the streets, towed by a lifted Jeep Wrangler.

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Conrad Anker and David Lama Attempt an FA in Nepal

In typical Conrad Anker and David Lama fashion, the two mega stars of the climbing world attempted a previously unclimbed peak in Nepal. The two attempted a treacherous mixed climbing route using ice axes and crampons, at times using the ice picks to cam in hairline cracks. Check out the footage of the attempt over at Rock and Ice

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Niagara Falls Could Be Shut Off

The largest waterfall in North America by flow rate, Niagara falls could soon be reduced to just a trickle. In a proposal to reconstruct two bridges on the US side of the falls, Niagara could be “shut off” for as many as three years.

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Ski Resorts in Scotland Maintaining World-Class Conditions

While good snow conditions may be lacking on the East Coast, overseas in Scotland, winter looks to be in full swing. Shots of places like Glencoe have us looking to trade in our office for a Scottish ski chalet.

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Could Manchester United’s Louis Van Gaal See an Early Exit?

The drama continues at England’s biggest club, where manager Louis Van Gaal has failed to bring success to Old Trafford after joining at the beginning of the season. Sky Sports reports that higher-ups at the club will take it day to day, and José Mourinho, Pep Guardiola and Ryan Giggs have all been identified as possible replacements.

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Giro Releases New MIPS Alpine Ski Racing Helmet

Debuting at this year’s SIA trade show, Giro have released an all-new ski-racing helmet called the Avance that includes the protection of MIPS, as well EP-Premium, a type of polypropylene low-density foam.

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Reviews and Buying Guides

Advice from the Crew

Shimano’s New Road Shoe Is Minimalist Design Perfection

Bringing understated styling and prime performance features to the weekend-warrior world of cycling. Read the Review

Looking Ahead

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