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  • Aru and Kristoff headline UAE Team Emirates training camp - Gallery
    Posted on 16th December 2017 at 6:37 pm

    Team UAE Emirates have kicked off their 2018 plans with a training camp in Sicily, Italy with new recruits Alexander Kristoff and Fabio Aru in attendance. The team made their WorldTour debut in 2017 but have bolstered the squad for next season with a raft of high-profile riders. Kristoff joins from Katusha-Alpecin and is set to lead the line in the spring Classics and bunch sprints, while Aru […]

  • Cookson: Chris Froome had no special treatment from the UCI
    Posted on 16th December 2017 at 2:16 pm

    Former UCI president Brian Cookson has told Cyclingnews that he was made aware that Chris Froome had returned an adverse analytical finding (AFF) for salbutamol one day before being ousted as the head of the sport's governing body. The development comes just days after Cookson had told the BBC that the reputations of both Bradley Wiggins and Team Sky should be reinstated after a UKAD […]

  • Sharon Laws dies aged 43
    Posted on 16th December 2017 at 12:28 pm

    Former professional rider Sharon Laws has died after a battle with cancer. She was 43. Laws announced in October 2016 that she had been diagnosed with cervical cancer. She embarked on a six-month course of chemotherapy.  As a rider Laws won a number of top honours and was one of the most respected and admired athletes on international and domestic circuits. She rode for Team Halfords […]

  • Updated colours for Movistar bikes in 2018
    Posted on 16th December 2017 at 10:37 am

    Back in September, the Movistar Team unveiled their 2018 Endura team jerseys, which saw a radical change from the traditional navy blue and green to a brighter new look. At the team’s 2018 presentation in Madrid on Thursday, the Spanish WorldTour team also unveiled the new designs for their Canyon bikes. The new design is a lighter blue with a contrasting block of white for the […]

  • Kennaugh: I was going through the motions at Team Sky, I had to leave
    Posted on 16th December 2017 at 10:01 am

    After eight seasons at Team Sky  Peter Kennaugh is set to embark on a phase of his career at Bora-Hansgrohe. In 2018 the British rider, who has spent his entire career riding in the service of others, will have the opportunity to step up and become one of the protected riders alongside Peter Sagan and Rafal Majka. At the Bora team camp in Mallorca last week, Kennaugh had his first real […]

  • FDJ announce first five riders for 2018 Tour Down Under - News Shorts
    Posted on 16th December 2017 at 12:00 am

    FDJ's first five for the 2018 Tour Down Under French WorldTour team FDJ have announced their first five riders for next month's Tour Down Under in Adelaide, South Australia. A further two riders will be announced in the comings weeks. New FDJ recruits Austrian Georg Preidler and Canadian Antoine Duchesne will debut for the team at the WorldTour opener. From 2018 the team will also be known as […]

  • McQuaid: Froome's salbutamol case is 'troubling and worrying'
    Posted on 15th December 2017 at 10:10 pm

    Speaking to the BBC News, former UCI president Pat McQuaid said he was shocked by Chris Froome's adverse analytical finding (AAF) for salbutamol, and opined that it would be "very hard" for Froome to avoid being served a ban in the case. Froome tested at twice the allowed limit for the asthma medication en route to winning the Vuelta a Espana. He said his asthma worsened during the race, and he […]

  • LottoNl-Jumbo to decide on dismissal of Lobato, Tolhoek and Eenkhoorn over sleep aid
    Posted on 15th December 2017 at 8:30 pm

    Following this week's announcement by LottoNl-Jumbo that three riders were dismissed from the team camp for taking sleep aids outside of the medical advice of the team doctors, it has emerged that the team hospitalized Antwan Tolhoek, Pascal Eenkhoorn and Juan José Lobato before sending them packing. Nos.nl reported on Friday that the first hint that something was amiss came when […]

  • Holowesko-Citadel riders wrap up first team camp - Gallery
    Posted on 15th December 2017 at 6:00 pm

    The Holowesko-Citadel riders and staff continue to barrel headlong toward the team's first Pro Continental season, most recently finishing up a week-long camp in South Carolina devoted to team bonding and a battery of baseline health screenings and physiologic testing. The team gathered in Greenville, home of team owners George and Rich Hincapie, last week to go through what is a new process for […]

  • 12 WorldTour teams for 2018 Cadel Evans Road Race
    Posted on 15th December 2017 at 5:15 pm

    The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race will have 12 WorldTour teams on the start line for the men’s event in 2018. The early season Australian one-day race, created in 2015, moved up to WorldTour status this year and attracted 13 of the 18 WorldTour teams. WorldTour teams aren’t obliged to attend events that are new to cycling’s top tier, but if a race fails to secure at least […]

  • Sunweb keeps similar stripe for 2018 season
    Posted on 15th December 2017 at 3:15 pm

    The men and women of Team Sunweb's WorldTour squads and development team will continue wearing the familiar white and black striped design in 2018. The WorldTour teams also have the logo of team time trial world champions emblazoned on the upper part of the jersey. The team gathered in Calpe this week for its first training camp, where riders unpacked their new haul of kit with the signature […]

  • UCI confirms Aqua Blue Sport's Pro Continental status for 2018
    Posted on 15th December 2017 at 2:20 pm

    Aqua Blue Sport will again compete at Pro Continental level in 2018 after the UCI Licence Commission approved the team’s application. The Irish squad was the only applicant not to be confirmed on the initial list of Pro Continental teams published on Monday, with the UCI explaining that its status was “still under review by the Licence Commission.” A spokesperson for Aqua Blue […]

  • Adam Yates to target 2018 Tour de France
    Posted on 15th December 2017 at 12:15 pm

    Orica-Scott, who will be known as Michelton-Scott from January 1, have confirmed their Grand Tour team leaders for the 2018 season, with Adam Yates returning to the Tour de France, while Esteban Chaves and Simon Yates will focus on the Giro d’Italia and the Vuelta a España. The Australian WorldTour team has already confirmed that sprinter Caleb Ewan will make his Tour de France […]

  • Copeland: Most teams would suspend Froome
    Posted on 15th December 2017 at 12:10 pm

    Bahrain-Merida team manager Brent Copeland believes that Chris Froome should sit out of racing while his Salbutamol case is resolved. Froome returned an adverse analytical finding (AAF) for double the allowable limit of the asthma medication during this year’s Vuelta a España. Froome was notified of the findings on September 20, but the issue only came to light on Wednesday through […]

  • Chris Froome hires former Bruyneel and Contador lawyer for salbutamol case
    Posted on 15th December 2017 at 11:20 am

    Chris Froome (Team Sky) has hired one of the world’s most prominent sports lawyers as he bids to avoid sanction after returning an adverse analytical finding for salbutamol during the Vuelta a España in September. According to the Daily Mail and the Times, Froome has appointed London-based lawyer Mike Morgan, whose list of previous clients in cycling include Lizzie Deignan, Sergio […]

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