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  • Tour de Dumoulin: Rider announces new eponymous race
    Posted by jrobinson on 9th October 2018 at 4:06 pm

    Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2018 Team Sunweb man Tom hopes to get the Dutch youth onside Tom Dumoulin got the cycling Twitter world rife with rumours yesterday evening after announcing a personal press conference for this afternoon. Theories from a transfer to CCC in order to continue riding Giant bikes to him taking a sabbatical as he becomes a father circulated but it […]

  • Watch: Gaviria breaks collarbone after heavy fall at Tour of Turkey
    Posted by jrobinson on 9th October 2018 at 11:21 am

    Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2018 Colombian in visible pain after crashing in final 4km before teammate Richeze takes the stage The sheer pain was clear to see on Fernando Gaviria's (Quick-Step Floors) face following his heavy crash in the finale of Stage 1 of the Tour of Turkey.The Colombian was nestled in the middle of the bunch with 4km remaining, following his […]

  • Construction of Champs-Elysees segregated cycle lane begins
    Posted by jrobinson on 9th October 2018 at 9:52 am

    Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2018 New bike path to be ready by mid-2019 and will be 6.5km in length One of cycling's most famous roads, the Champs-Elysees, is set to become cycle commuter friendly as the construction of a segregated cycle lane has been started.The new lane will eventually occupy the entirety of Paris's busiest road starting at the Rue de Presbourg, by the […]

  • Patrick Lefevere finds lead-sponsor replacement for Quick-Step Floors in form of Deceuninck Plastics
    Posted by jrobinson on 8th October 2018 at 4:44 pm

    Joe Robinson 8 Oct 2018 Budget shortfall for Belgian WorldTour's team covered for next three years Patrick Lefevere has secured a new title sponsor for his Quick-Step Floors team next season in the form of Belgian PVC manufacturer, Decueninck Plastics. The team will change its name to Deceuninck-Quick Step with the deal guaranteeing the team's future in […]

  • 'Nothing to do with road cycling': Riders and managers react Paris-Tours gravel
    Posted by jrobinson on 8th October 2018 at 2:41 pm

    Joe Robinson 8 Oct 2018 Lefevere and De Gendt criticise gravel paths of Paris-Tours yet Vanmarcke quite liked it Certain riders and team managers took particular exception to the inclusion of gravel sectors in this year's Paris-Tours, taking to social media to express their dislike. The one-day Classic updated its usual fast and largely flat […]

  • Rapha returns to the WorldTour thanks to new partnership with EF-Drapac
    Posted by jrobinson on 8th October 2018 at 10:26 am

    Joe Robinson 8 Oct 2018 Brand will supply kit to American WorldTour team while also working on tackling the 'challenges facing road cycling' Rapha is set to end its two-year hiatus from the men's WorldTour as it announces a new partnership with EF-Drapac for the 2019 season, in a deal that it claims will 'revolutionise the way professional cycling is […]

  • Alejandro Valverde debuts rainbow jersey ahead of Italian Classics
    Posted by jrobinson on 8th October 2018 at 9:30 am

    Joe Robinson 8 Oct 2018 Spaniard set to ride Tre Valli Varesine before Il Lombardia this weekend Alejandro Valverde revealed his brand new World Champion's rainbow jersey over the weekend as he looks set to debut his new stripes at Tre Valli Varesine tomorrow. At a ceremony in Paseo de la Castellan, Madrid, the 38-year-old revealed his new Worlds jersey […]

  • Egan Bernal signs five-year mega contract with Team Sky
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th October 2018 at 1:28 pm

    Joe Robinson 5 Oct 2018 Colombian to race with British WorldTour team until 2023 season in big commitement Team Sky have made an almost unprecedented move in signing young Colombian talent Egan Bernal to a new five-year deal. The team announced that Bernal would be extending his stay until the 2023 season having experienced a 'meteoric rise up the […]

  • The inaugural 'Bike Shop Day' takes place this weekend
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th October 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Joe Robinson 5 Oct 2018 Celebrate your local high street bike shop this Saturday The inaugural 'Bike Shop Day' is taking place on Saturday 6th October in a bid to place a spotlight on the great work these small, independent stores do.Inspired by UK Record Store Day, a similar concept that celebrates independent record stores and is now in its 12th year, the day […]

  • Fernando Gaviria could leave Quick-Step Floors as finance worries continue
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th October 2018 at 11:03 am

    Joe Robinson 5 Oct 2018 Patrick Lefevere could be forced to lose star riders in order to balance books Despite being this season's most successful team by far, Quick-Step Floors could be entering a period of damage limitation by allowing star riders Fernando Gaviria and Enric Mas to leave. Reports in Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport suggest that […]

  • Danish teenager gets closer to Wiggins's Hour Record
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th October 2018 at 10:23 am

    Joe Robinson 5 Oct 2018 19-year-old Mikkel Berg just 800m short of Hour Record after defending under 23 World title The Hour Record of Sir Bradley Wiggins could come under threat much sooner than expected as 19-year-old Danish talent Mikkel Berg took one step closer to the record last night. Berg, who is half the age of current record holder Wiggins, made a […]

  • Fancy Bears hack linked to Russian officials, USA court finds
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th October 2018 at 9:05 am

    Joe Robinson 5 Oct 2018 Seven Russian citizens have been indicted for Fancy Bear hack at 2016 Rio Olympics A senior court in the USA has formally accused seven Russian intelligence officers in connection with the 'Fancy Bears' leak that saw the Therapeutic Use Exemptions of Bradley Wiggins, Chris Froome and Laura Trott released to the public. The […]

  • Landis to set up new pro team with Armstrong whistleblower money
    Posted by jrobinson on 4th October 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Joe Robinson 4 Oct 2018 Team to be Canadian registered and will be Landis's first venture into professional cycling since 2010 Using the money he received from the settlement of the Lance Armstrong whistleblower case, Floyd Landis has announced he will be setting up a development cycling team.In an interview with the Wall Street Journal, Landis confirmed that he […]

  • Tour de Yorkshire 2019 host towns announced
    Posted by jrobinson on 4th October 2018 at 11:00 am

    Joe Robinson 4 Oct 2018 Race to visit Harrogate same roads to be used in 2019 World Championships The host towns for the 2019 Tour de Yorkshire have been confirmed, with Leeds, Doncaster and Scarborough all on the list. In announcing the eight destinations that will host either a stage start or finish, race organiser ASO also announced that the UCI had made […]

  • JD Sports and Sports Direct bid to take over Evans Cycles
    Posted by jrobinson on 4th October 2018 at 10:31 am

    Joe Robinson 4 Oct 2018 More parties express their interest in Evans Cycles takeover, after current owners seeks urgent capital injection High street sports retailers JD Sports and Sports Direct have joined Halfords in the race to purchase struggling high street bike chain story Evans Cycles, as the current owners ECI Capital seek a buyer capable of meeting […]

  • Thomas De Gendt to bikepack from Il Lombardia back to Belgium
    Posted by jrobinson on 4th October 2018 at 8:20 am

    Joe Robinson 4 Oct 2018 Joined by teammate Tim Wellens, the duo will cover 1,000km in six days after finishing their seasons Once a professional cyclist finishes their season, you think the last thing they would want to do is ride their bikes some more. However, this is not the case for Lotto Soudal duo Thomas De Gendt and Tim Wellens who, after racing Il […]

  • Richie Porte, Tom Dumoulin and Philippe Gilbert to race Hammer Hong Kong
    Posted by pstuart on 3rd October 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Peter Stuart 3 Oct 2018 The rosta of team leaders reveals an all-star lineup of attendees for the inaugural Hong Kong-based Hammer Series event this month Grand Tour winner Tom Dumoulin and 2012 World Road Race Champion Philippe Gilbert are among the impressive line-up of riders for the inaugural Hammer Hong Kong, the last race in Velon’s innovative Hammer […]

  • New Women's Tour of Scotland announced by UCI
    Posted by jrobinson on 3rd October 2018 at 11:36 am

    Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2018 Stage race for professional women's peloton to partner new 5,000 rider strong sportive Scotland is set to be the latest corner of the world to experience the growth of professional women's cycling as the UCI announced the Women's Tour of Scotland, a brand new professional race debuting in August 2019. The race will play part of […]

  • Etape Loch Ness: Ride in search of a mythical monster in the Scottish Highlands
    Posted by jackew on 3rd October 2018 at 9:39 am

    Cyclist magazine 4 Oct 2018 Take on the 106km route next Spring at the Etape Loch Ness The Etape Loch Ness sportive returns on 28th April 2019 giving riders from near and far the chance to try and spot Nessie, or just have a day out on the bike in stunning surroundings. Covering 106km, the route is on fully closed roads in a fantastic part of the Scottish Highlands.Every […]

  • No more rainbow: Peter Sagan shows off new Bora-Hansgrohe jersey
    Posted by jrobinson on 3rd October 2018 at 8:09 am

    Joe Robinson 3 Oct 2018 Pre-Brexit Britain and Bieber at the top of the charts: remembering a time before Sagan in rainbow It's almost impossible to remember what Peter Sagan looks like not draped in rainbow. That's because for the past three years cycling's biggest star has been our sport's World Champion.Granted there has been a few days in which the […]

  • One Pro women's team dream ended due to lack of sponsorship
    Posted by jrobinson on 2nd October 2018 at 10:31 am

    Joe Robinson 2 Oct 2018 UK domestic scene continues to shrink as One Pro fails to find money for women's team The sad state of the British professional road racing scene looks set to continue as One Pro Cycling announced that they would be unable to run a planned UCI Women's team for the 2019 season. The ProContinental team had announced that it would be […]

  • Leigh Timmis sets new record for cycling across Europe in just 16 days
    Posted by jrobinson on 2nd October 2018 at 9:39 am

    Joe Robinson 2 Oct 2018 Timmis beats Conway's record from Portugal to Russia by eight days Leigh Timmis became a Guinness World Record holder last week becoming the fastest rider to cycle across Europe. Although, this was not a tight race against time in which Timmis snatched the record by the skin of his teeth.No, Timmis broke the existing record of 24 days by […]

  • Advanced first look: Castelli updates several key products for SS19
    Posted by jackew on 1st October 2018 at 11:05 am

    Sam Challis Monday, October 1, 2018 - 11:24 Popular designs have been overhauled with the aim of making the rider faster and more comfortable We may be struggling to hold on to the last vestiges of summer 2018, but Castelli is already focused on its spring/summer collection for 2019.The brand claims to be behind basically every major innovation in cycling kit for the […]

  • Team Sunweb confirm switch to Cervelo bikes
    Posted by jrobinson on 1st October 2018 at 7:52 am

    Joe Robinson 1 Oct 2018 Tom Dumoulin and Coryn Rivera to ride Canadian bike brand as of 2019 including new S5 Team Sunweb have confirmed the rumour that they will be switching from Giant to Cervelo bikes for the 2019 season onwards. The new deal will see the Canadian brand supply bikes to the men's and women's WorldTour teams as well as the Sunweb Development […]

  • Cycle Superhighway advert criticised for showing no cars
    Posted by pstuart on 28th September 2018 at 10:40 am

    Peter Stuart 28 Sep 2018 Radio host Nick Ferrari has claimed that he will report the advert to Advertising Standards Authority for not showing enough cars LBC radio host Nick Ferrari has claimed that he will report a recent TfL advert featuring a group of cyclists using the Cycle Superhighway because it shows no cars and a commuting cyclist is shown not wearing a […]

  • World Championships 2018: Rohan Dennis wins time trial in dominating fashion
    Posted by jackew on 26th September 2018 at 1:48 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 26 Sep 2018 Tom Dumoulin's year of coming second continues as Rohan Dennis takes the TT rainbow jersey. Photos: Innsbruck-Tirol 2018 / BettiniPhoto Rohan Dennis won the UCI World Championships Time Trial with a ride that was a cut above the rest, as he pushed defending champion Tom Dumoulin into second by over a minute.Dumoulin was already […]

  • Lance Armstrong claims doping doesn't lead to drug addiction
    Posted by pstuart on 26th September 2018 at 11:50 am

    Peter Stuart 26 Sep 2018 Armstrong supports David Millar's claims that shamed dopers are failed on mental health, but questions links to recreational drug use Lance Armstrong has claimed that he doesn't believe a culture of doping in pro cycling has contributed to the recreational drug abuse seen by several pro cyclists who have suffered scandals as a result of […]

  • World Championships 2018: Van Vleuten comfortable winner on all Dutch podium
    Posted by jrobinson on 25th September 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Joe Robinson 25 Sep 2018 Four Dutch riders in the top 10 as Van Vleuten defends her rainbow jersey. Photos: Innsbruck-Tirol 2018 / BettiniPhoto The elite women's World Championship individual time trial proved an all-Dutch affair as Annemiek van Vleuten pipped compatriots Anna van der Breggen and Ellen van Dijk to claim the rainbow jersey. Van Vleuten […]

  • School to ban kids from cycling to school without number plates
    Posted by jrobinson on 25th September 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Joe Robinson 25 Sep 2018 Cycling UK calls move just another obstacle preventing kids from getting on bikes In yet another step to making riding bikes for kids a near-impossible task, a South London secondary school has announced it will enforce number plates on its student's bikes if they wish to ride to school.Stanley Park High, in Carshalton, announced it would […]

  • The performance-boosting powers of superstitious rituals in pro cycling
    Posted by jackew on 25th September 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Stephanie Constand 26 Sep 2018 Can the order in which you put your shoes on or when you choose to shower really boost your cycling? We've tried to find out At this year’s Tour de France, Lawson Craddock crashed on the opening stage, fracturing his left scapula and sustaining lacerations to his forehead. His race number? Thirteen. Triskaidekaphobics will tell […]

  • Watch: Charlie Tanfield runs to bike after missing Worlds TT start time
    Posted by jackew on 24th September 2018 at 2:08 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 24 Sep 2018 It's unclear why the rider wasn't on the ramp, but the start clock waits for no one %uD83D%uDE2E Oh no! What just happened to @CharlieTanfield %uD83C%uDDEC%uD83C%uDDE7 ?#InnsbruckTirol2018— UCI (@UCI_cycling) September 24, 2018Charlie Tanfield's tilt at the U23 World Championships Time Trial began in a […]

  • Giro d'Italia 2019 to begin in Bologna with short uphill time trial
    Posted by jrobinson on 24th September 2018 at 1:26 pm

    Joe Robinson 24 Sep 2018 No international grand start for Giro d'Italia 2019 as stage 9 time trial to San Marino also announced Race organiser RCS today confirmed that the 2019 Giro d'Italia will begin with a short but sharp time trial in the city of Bologna as the region of Emilia-Romagna is awarded the 102nd Giro Grand Partenza. Announced at a […]

  • World Championships 2018: Who are the favourites and who should you be backing?
    Posted by jrobinson on 24th September 2018 at 12:05 pm

    Joe Robinson 24 Sep 2018 A look at the favourites to take the rainbow jersey at the World Championships this Sunday This Sunday, almost all of the world's best climbers will battle it out for the chance to become the Elite Men's Road Race World Champion in Innsbruck, Austria. To do so, they will have to conquer a mammoth 265km route from Kufstein to […]

  • Thibaut Pinot draws a 208km goat with a Strava ride
    Posted by jrobinson on 24th September 2018 at 11:10 am

    Joe Robinson 24 Sep 2018 Frenchman clearly relaxed just days before World Championships as he channels his inner artist While many of the world's best climbers will nervously be honing their form and becoming at one with the route just days before the UCI World Championships road race, French mountain expert Thibaut Pinot has been spending his final days at […]

  • Kwano Cycling Academy: Changing young lives in South Africa
    Posted by pstuart on 20th September 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Peter Stuart 24 Sep 2018 A few volunteers in the township of Kwanokuthula use cycling to uplift disadvantaged children. We talk to the charity founder Words: Peter Stuart Photography: Glen MurrayColin Shave has created a grassroots charity initiative to use cycling to lift disadvantaged South African children out of the poverty of townships. He spends […]

  • The oldest race in the world: Catford Hill Climb 2018, sponsored by Cyclist
    Posted by jrobinson on 11th September 2018 at 4:39 pm

    Joe Robinson 4 Oct 2018 Come along to one the UK's toughest hill climbs on Sunday 7th October, this year sponsored by Cyclist Cyclist is proud to announce that it will be partnering with Catford Cycling Club to sponsor the Catford Hill Climb on Sunday 7th October 2018. The oldest continuous bike race in the world, the Catford Hill Climb takes place on […]

  • Death by dangerous cycling law 'not remotely likely to save a single life', says QC
    Posted by pstuart on 1st September 2017 at 10:34 am

    Peter Stuart 27 Sep 2018 Lawyer and cyclist Martin Porter QC discusses road safety, public perception, and why the law doesn't always work for cyclists Cyclist: In the wake of the Charlie Alliston prosecution, do you believe there is likely to be a benefit from the proposed introducing into law of an offence of causing death by careless or dangerous cycling? […]

  • World Championships: Yorkshire 2019 routes revealed
    Posted by jcunningham on 12th October 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Cyclist magazine 26 Sep 2018 All the available key information about the routes of the 2019 UCI World Championships in Yorkshire The routes and profiles have been unveiled for the visit of the UCI World Championships to Yorkshire in 2019. Racing will span nine days next September taking in some of the best roads and climbs Yorkshire has to offer.Following on from […]

  • Souplesse: The art of perfect pedalling
    Posted by jcunningham on 24th June 2016 at 11:47 am

    Nick Soldinger 24 Sep 2018 What exactly is souplesse, and how does one obtain it? Souplesse – only the French could look at the way a bike is being propelled and devise a term for it that makes it sound delicious. Although, to be fair, get your pedalling right and the results can be pretty tasty. Not just to look at, although that is part of the appeal, but […]

  • In praise of local bike shops
    Posted by jgibbons on 30th September 2015 at 10:40 am

    Trevor Ward 4 Oct 2018 Infinitely more than just a retailer of bicycles, the LBS should be woven into every cyclist's life. Few of us would visit our local supermarket to hold a lengthy conversation with one of the sales staff about the provenance of their tomatoes, or the pros and cons of pyramid-shaped teabags versus square shaped ones. Similarly, you […]

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