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  • GB Olympian Sharon Laws dies from cancer
    Posted by mjames on 16th December 2017 at 5:37 pm

    Pete Muir 16 Dec 2017 Former National Champion loses year-long battle with cervical cancer Former GB rider Sharon Laws has died age 43 from cervical cancer.Laws was diagnosed in August 2016 and had been undergoing regular chemotherapy since, but passed away on 16th December 2017.Laws was born in Kenya but was brought up in Britain, and raced for Team GB at the […]

  • Canyon-SRAM complete 2018 roster with latest Zwift Academy winner
    Posted by jackew on 15th December 2017 at 11:27 am

    Jack Elton-Walters 15 Dec 2017 Women's WorldTour team add final rider with selection from the Zwift Academy Canyon-SRAM have completed their racing roster for the 2018 season with the addition of the latest winner of the Zwift Academy. Tanja Erath is the second rider to be awarded a professional contract with the women's team as a result of winning the online […]

  • 'Our credibility is at stake' Tony Martin speaks out about Froome positive
    Posted by jackew on 14th December 2017 at 10:32 am

    Jack Elton-Walters 14 Dec 2017 German rider questions what he sees as a double standard at the UCI Following the news that Chris Froome had returned an adverse analytical finding for salbutamol, fellow WorldTour rider Tony Martin has released a statement saying that he is 'totally angry' about what he sees as a double standard being applied.Posted to the rider's […]

  • Specialized announces mass recall of 2018 Allez models
    Posted by jrobinson on 13th December 2017 at 7:37 pm

    Joe Robinson 14 Dec 2017 US bike brand Specialized issue immediate recall of 2018 Allez models due to safety concerns Specialized has executed a worldwide mass recall of its 2018 Allez, Allez Elite and Allez Sport model bikes with immediate effect.In a notice published by director of engineering Mark Shroeder, the brand announced that 'after careful examination' […]

  • What is salbutamol?
    Posted by jrobinson on 13th December 2017 at 11:13 am

    Peter Stuart 13 Dec 2017 Cyclist explains the details behind the asthma drug at the centre of the Chris Froome positive test Salbutamol, The asthma medication that has been found to exceed the permitted limit within Chris Froome’s urine, is not one that we normally associate with undue performance gains.Salbutamol is most often marketed as Ventolin, and […]

  • Chris Froome returns adverse drug test for salbutamol
    Posted by mjames on 13th December 2017 at 8:59 am

    Joe Robinson 13 Dec 2017 UCI confirm sample taken at the Vuelta a Espana contained twice the permitted level of asthma drug Chris Froome returned an adverse drug sample of salbutamol at this year’s Vuelta a Espana, the UCI has confirmed in a statement.Cycling's governing body confirmed that Froome ‘was notified of an Adverse Analytical Finding (AAF) […]

  • Unrest in Israel could see Giro d'Italia start moved
    Posted by jrobinson on 12th December 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Joe Robinson 12 Dec 2017 With tensions surrounding Jerusalem increasing, Giro organisers could be forced into a contingency plan With tensions again on the rise in the contested city of Jerusalem, due to controversial actions of US President Donald Trump, Giro d'Italia organisers could be forced into moving the start of the 2018 Giro d'Italia back to Italy. […]

  • Tejay van Garderen committed to Richie Porte at the Tour de France
    Posted by jackew on 12th December 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Laura Scott Jack Elton-Walters 13 Dec 2017 Often a team leader in his own right, Tejay van Garderen will give his all for Richie Porte's tilt at the Tour de France podium With 48 wins in 2017 and 22 of them at WorldTour level, BMC Racing had a fantastic 2017 season and are hoping to go from strength to strength in 2018, with one of the team's key goal to […]

  • BMC Racing: 'Goals for 2018 not complex'
    Posted by jackew on 12th December 2017 at 1:30 pm

    Laura Scott 12 Dec 2017 BMC Racing's Jim Ochowicz spells out his teams lofty but simple ambitions for 2018 At the BMC annual training camp in Denia Spain, BMC Racing general manager, Jim Ochowicz, announced the team goals for 2018.With 48 wins - 22 of which were at WorldTour level - and 13 TT wins, in 2017, the team is focused on making the next season the […]

  • Financial losses of Bergen World Championships still unknown
    Posted by jrobinson on 12th December 2017 at 11:39 am

    Joe Robinson 12 Dec 2017 UCI and Norwegian Cycling Federation working together to minimise losses for Bergen The UCI and Norwegian Cycling Federation are working alongside the city of Bergen in order to minimise any financial losses from the 2017 World Championships, citing the weakening of the Norwegian Krone against the Euro as a factor.A statement released by […]

  • UCI confirms WorldTour and ProContinental teams for 2018
    Posted by jrobinson on 11th December 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Joe Robinson 11 Dec 2017 Aqua Blue Sport's place in ProContinental ranks still under review by the Licence Commission The UCI confirmed which teams will be racing in the WorldTour and ProContinental ranks in 2018, announcing that Aqua Blue Sport's place in cycling's second tier is still under review.The Irish-based team has found its application still under […]

  • Christmas quiz: Test your bicycle mechanic knowledge
    Posted by jackew on 11th December 2017 at 3:34 pm

    Sponsored 11 Dec 2017 This Christmas campaign sets out to who knows the difference between two similar looking tools. In association with Cycle Surgery For its Christmas campaign, Cycle Surgery has included a brain teaser on its gift card advert to get us thinking and test whose mechanical knowledge is up to scratch.Presenting two very similar looking tools, the chain of […]

  • Geraint Thomas could be on his way out of Team Sky
    Posted by jrobinson on 11th December 2017 at 12:18 pm

    Joe Robinson 11 Dec 2017 Team Sky and Geraint Thomas could part ways in bid to establish himself as Grand Tour contender Geraint Thomas could be set to leave Team Sky at the end of the 2018 season in a bid to further establish himself as a Grand Tour contender.The Welshman sees his contract finish with the team at the end of next season and has commented that he […]

  • Gallery: London framebuilders collaborate to launch Isen Workshop bike brand
    Posted by jrobinson on 11th December 2017 at 11:27 am

    Joe Robinson 11 Dec 2017 London framebuilding duo launch hand-built steel bike under new brand Isen Workshop Award-winning framebuliding duo Caren Hartley and Matt McDonough have teamed up to form new bike brand Isen Workshop launching their first frameset, the handmade Isen All Season Road.The rather stunning steel bike, brainchild of the London-based duo, has already […]

  • Orica to cease sponsorship of WorldTour team; owner to cover funding gap
    Posted by jrobinson on 11th December 2017 at 10:19 am

    Joe Robinson 11 Dec 2017 Team owner Gerry Ryan replaces Orica with his personal company as main sponsor for Australian WorldTour team With Orica ending its six-year tenure as a WorldTour sponsor, GreenEdge cycling have announced that their women's and men's teams will become Mitchelton-Scott in 2018.Team owner and financial backer Gerry Ryan announced that the […]

  • Gallery: Bradley Wiggins falls short at Indoor Rowing Champs
    Posted by pstuart on 9th December 2017 at 3:42 pm

    Ben Tufnell 10 Dec 2017 Doubts about Wiggins's ambitions for a 2020 Olympic rowing spot as his 2,000m time places him outside junior podium It was in June 2017 that Sir Bradley Wiggins publicly revealed his plans to try his hand at rowing and perhaps pursue a spot on the GB rowing team for Tokyo 2020.Could he do it? Would he prove the doubters wrong and show […]

  • Eddy Merckx backs Chris Froome to win Giro-Tour double
    Posted by jackew on 7th December 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 7 Dec 2017 Merckx, who who the Giro-Tour double three times, regards Froome as the 'complete rider' Eddy Merckx, in many respects the greatest professional cyclist of all time, has stated that he believes Chris Froome will win the Giro-Tour double and regards the Team Sky leader as a 'complete rider.'Merckx's backing came after Froome finally […]

  • Trek furthers commitment to women's cycling with title sponsorship of Trek-Drops
    Posted by jackew on 7th December 2017 at 5:34 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 7 Dec 2017 American brand steps up from equipment supplier to co-title sponsor American bicycle manufacturer Trek will be the co-title sponsor of a leading British women's team for the 2018 season. The newly named Trek-Drops team had already been using the brand's bikes and hardware, but will now carry the manufacturer's name front and centre on their […]

  • Quick-Step Floors reveal new kit with no new sponsor
    Posted by jrobinson on 7th December 2017 at 11:38 am


  • Is the Muur returning to the Tour de France?
    Posted by jrobinson on 6th December 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Joe Robinson 6 Dec 2017 The Muur van Geraardsbergen could be returning to the Tour de France in 2019 The Tour de France could be heading to the mythical cobbles slopes of the Muur van Geraardsbergen in 2019 when the race departs from Brussels to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Eddy Merck's first Tour victory.In an interview with Sporza, Mayor of Geraardsbergen […]

  • Strava's year in sport 2017: Facts, stats and fast Welsh riders
    Posted by jrobinson on 6th December 2017 at 4:06 pm

    Joe Robinson 7 Dec 2017 According to Strava, UK cyclists are fuelled by coffee and fastest are in Wales Strava has released its annual yearly review of users and can reveal that riders in the UK love coffee and cake while also being most active in London and West Yorkshire.British riders managed to log 31 million rides over 904 million kilometres in the past […]

  • Brian Cookson calls for Sir Bradley Wiggins's reputation to be 'reinstated'
    Posted by jrobinson on 6th December 2017 at 12:47 pm

    Joe Robinson 6 Dec 2017 Former UCI president calls for the reputation of Team Sky and Bradley Wiggins to be 'reinstated' following 'Jiffy bag' saga Former UCI president Brain Cookson has called for the reputation of Team Sky and Sir Bradley Wiggins to be 'reinstated' following an inconclusive conclusion to UKAD's investigation into British Cycling and the British […]

  • Rigoberto Uran: 'When you don't get results, the only thing to do is wait and keep working'
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th December 2017 at 1:12 pm

    Laura Meseguer 5 Dec 2017 Rigoberto Uran tells Cyclist about his second place at the Tour, and why kids today have no respect for their elders Rigoberto Uran is regarded as one of the most popular riders in the peloton, thanks to his charm and the enjoyment he takes in everything he does. Until a few years ago he was the only representative of Colombian cycling at […]

  • Aqua Blue on the challenge of riding the 3T Strada
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th December 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Joe Robinson 11 Dec 2017 Cyclist spoke to Aqua Blue Sport's Larry Warbasse about his team's decision to use the 3T Strada and its future in professional cycling The 3T Strada is the most radical bike release in an awfully long time. 1x specific, only able to run disc brakes and 28mm tyres as standard, the Strada is bucking the trend.Such a change in the world of cycling […]

  • Mark Cavendish set to race 2018 Tour de Yorkshire
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th December 2017 at 10:19 am

    Joe Robinson 5 Dec 2017 Mark Cavendish to make debut at Tour de Yorkshire next May Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) is set to make his debut at the Tour de Yorkshire in 2018, in what is set to be a busy Spring for the Manxman. In a report by the BBC, it was suggested that the 30-time Tour de France stage winner would compete in the race for the first time. […]

  • Peter Sagan and UCI end legal dispute over Tour de France disqualification
    Posted by jackew on 5th December 2017 at 10:04 am

    Jack Elton-Walters 5 Dec 2017 The case was due to be heard today, Tuesday 5th December, but has been settled Following Peter Sagan's controversial disqualification from the Tour de France as a result of a crash on Stage 4 that also ended Mark Cavendish's race, the case has finally been settled. Despite the race being long finished, Sagan and his Bora-Hansgrohe […]

  • Romain Bardet models reworked AG2R La Mondiale kit
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th December 2017 at 10:00 am


  • Axeon Hagens Berman latest US team to make jump to ProContinental status
    Posted by jrobinson on 4th December 2017 at 3:45 pm

    Joe Robinson 4 Dec 2017 Axeon Hagens Berman make it a trio of American teams making the jump to ProContinental in 2018 Axeon Hagens Berman have become the latest US-based team to make the jump to ProContinental level for 2018, following Rally Cycling and Holowesko-Citadel.The under-23 team will step up from Continental level for next season with the aim of […]

  • Thousands of premature deaths could be prevented if cycling targets met
    Posted by jrobinson on 4th December 2017 at 10:10 am

    Joe Robinson 4 Dec 2017 UK economy and air quality could improve if UK cycling targets met If targets to increase the number of people walking and cycling are met, more than 1,300 premature deaths per year could be prevented over the next decade.Findings have also suggested that reduced pollution levels could help benefit the UK's economy to the figure of […]

  • Tom Dumoulin to battle Chris Froome in defence of Giro d'Italia title
    Posted by jrobinson on 1st December 2017 at 3:04 pm

    Joe Robinson 1 Dec 2017 Tom Dumoulin is set to defend his Giro d'Italia title next May according to reports Tom Dumoulin (Team Sunweb) is likely to defend his Giro d'Italia title next May despite many believing he will race the Tour de France in 2018 instead.In Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport earlier this week, it was reported that the time trial […]

  • Could Campagnolo be making a watch?
    Posted by jrobinson on 1st December 2017 at 12:41 pm

    Joe Robinson 1 Dec 2017 Campagnolo hints at launching a watch in a cryptic message It has already produced a corkscrew but now it looks as if Italian component giant Campagnolo will be entering the watch market. In a series of cryptic Instagram posts and in a short press release, Campagnolo hinted that it may be about to release its own mechanical watch. […]

  • Confirmed: Chris Froome to ride 2018 Giro d'Italia
    Posted by jrobinson on 29th November 2017 at 3:53 pm


  • The Rides book now available on the newly launched Cyclist shop
    Posted by jackew on 29th November 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Cyclist magazine 7 Dec 2017 Beautiful coffee table book of Cyclist rides available from shop.cyclist.co.uk Just in time for Christmas, Cyclist has produced a 260-page book bringing together the best rides and finest photography from the pages of Cyclist Magazine.Available from the newly-launched Cyclist shop – shop.cyclist.co.uk – The Rides includes 32 […]

  • What Berti did next: Alberto Contador and the Polartec-Kometa team
    Posted by jackew on 28th November 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Joseph Delves 28 Nov 2017 In the Arizona desert we rode with the Polartec-Kometa & Fundación Contador teams, along with mentors Alberto Contador & Ivan Basso Learning to navigate airports in foreign countries, especially ones with as stringent security as in the United States, might not be the first skill you think of teaching an aspiring bike racer. But if […]

  • Paris-Roubaix the target for Tony Martin in 2018
    Posted by jrobinson on 28th November 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Joe Robinson 28 Nov 2017 Tony Martin will target Paris-Roubaix before focusing on sprint success with Marcel Kittel in 2018 Tony Martin (Katusha-Alpecin) has confirmed that victory at Paris-Roubaix will be top of his agenda for the 2018 season.The German, who will be Katusha-Alpecin's team leader in the Spring Classics, confirmed that the one-day Monument would […]

  • Rapha Festive 500: Registration now open
    Posted by jackew on 17th November 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 6 Dec 2017 Clock 500km on Strava this Christmas as the Rapha Festive 500 returns Registrations for the 2017 Rapha Festive 500 are now open as the 'challenge of the season' returns for its eighth year. Originally one man's aim to keep training during Christmas week, the event has become a popular challenge for cyclists all over the world.The […]

  • The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride: A morning of climbs, crowds and spectacular scenery
    Posted by jackew on 4th May 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 1 Dec 2017 The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride, the sportive before the last stage at the Tour de Yorkshire is made by the scenery it travels through The Maserati Tour de Yorkshire Ride takes on the Continental tradition of letting everyday riders tackle the roads of a subsequent pro race. Unlike Paris-Roubaix or the Tour of Flanders, covering […]

  • Tour de Yorkshire 2018: Routes confirmed for Britain's premier race
    Posted by jcunningham on 24th April 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Cyclist magazine 5 Dec 2017 All you need to know about the 2018 men's and women's Tour de Yorkshire, held from Thursday 3rd to Sunday 6th May 2018 The 2018 Tour de Yorkshire route has been announced in a ceremony led by race chief Sir Gary Verity. The men's race has been extended to four days for 2018 and will start in Beverley on Thursday 3rd May and finish over […]

  • Cyclist Track Days 2018: Buy your tickets now
    Posted by jcunningham on 12th April 2017 at 10:10 am

    Cyclist magazine 6 Dec 2017 Be the first to get tickets for our series of Cyclist Track Days in 2018 Following the huge success of the events in 2017, the Cyclist Track Days are returning for 2018 with more brands, more bikes and more locations. Four events will be held in Spring 2018 across three locations: Lee Valley Velopark in London, York Sport Cycle Circuit in […]

  • Giro d'Italia 2018: Route confirmed
    Posted by jcunningham on 26th October 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Cyclist magazine 5 Dec 2017 The route of the 2018 Giro d'Italia has been confirmed The 2018 Giro d'Italia route has been confirmed at a presentation in Milan. Some of the stages were already known, but this official confirmation of the route will stop the rumour mill and may give us a better indication of which riders will be competing.The race will start in […]

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