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  • Island Time: The Barbados 360 Sportive
    Posted by pstuart on 18th October 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Peter Stuart 18 Oct 2018 In the Caribbean, the Barbados 360 offers a fast-paced race for some 
riders, and a relaxed treat for others 'Water! Please!’ I shout to the woman behind the bar of the rum shack. ‘Actually, two waters please!’ as I hold out my hands ready to receive the much-needed bottles.If my heaving chest and sweat-soaked […]

  • 'Whether people like it or not he’s iconic' Wiggins comments on Armstrong
    Posted by jrobinson on 18th October 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Joe Robinson 18 Oct 2018 Wiggins also believes the American has been singled out for his doping past Bradley Wiggins has stated that 'whether people like it or not' Lance Armstrong will remain an iconic figure in cycling for both good and bad reasons. Britain's first Tour de France winner also commented that he believes the divisive American has been 'singled […]

  • Team Sky sign Ecuadorian youngster Jhonatan Narvaez
    Posted by jrobinson on 18th October 2018 at 10:15 am

    Joe Robinson 18 Oct 2018 21-year-old makes switch across from Quick-Step Floors to form 'part of the next generation of South American riders' at the team Team Sky have made their latest move in the cycling transfer window with the signing of young Ecuadorian talent Jhonatan Narvaez from Quick-Step Floors. The 21-year-old joins Irishman Eddie Dunbar as the British […]

  • 'Dutch reach' set to be introduced to UK Highway Code
    Posted by jrobinson on 18th October 2018 at 9:28 am

    Joe Robinson 18 Oct 2018 New provision part of measures to increase road safety for walkers and cyclists Provisions to introduce the 'Dutch reach' method of getting out of a vehicle look set to be introduced to the Highway Code in a set of measures to protect cyclists on UK roads.The government confirmed this would form part of a wider review of the code with the […]

  • Scottish cyclist Jenny Graham smashes round the world cycling record
    Posted by jackew on 18th October 2018 at 8:18 am

    Joseph Delves 18 Oct 2018 Incredible ride sees Graham circumnavigate the globe in 124 days, bettering the existing women’s record by twenty days Jenny Graham has broken the women’s around the world cycling record, crossing the globe self-supported in just 124 days. The 37-year-old from the Scottish Highlands departed from Berlin on 16th June 2018. Fifteen […]

  • UK teen attempting to cycle around world has bike stolen in Australia
    Posted by jrobinson on 17th October 2018 at 3:51 pm

    Joe Robinson 17 Oct 2018 Charlie Condell vows to ride on despite having bike and equipment stolen during the night At just 18-years-old Charlie Condell was attempting to become the youngest rider to cycle solo around the world. That was until the bike he was using was stolen in Australia. The Bristol teenage discovered that his bike, camping equipment and […]

  • Mark Cavendish ends 2018 season before London Six Day
    Posted by jrobinson on 17th October 2018 at 2:25 pm

    Joe Robinson 17 Oct 2018 Just four days of training prevents Cavendish from taking to the wooden boards of the Lee Valley velodrome As he continues his slow recovery from Epstein-Barr virus, Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) has announced he will be unable to race the London Six Day at the end of the October, bringing an end to his 2018 season.Via a video message, […]

  • Gallery: The anatomy of a 5.5kg hill climb bike
    Posted by jrobinson on 17th October 2018 at 10:30 am

    Joe Robinson 18 Oct 2018 Cyclist sponsored the recent Catford Hill Climb and spotted this bike specifically created to smash steep hills. Photos: David Wren The Catford Hill Climb is like most other hill climbs that take place up and down Britain throughout September and October. An intense effort that takes riders between two and six minutes to complete. Gradients […]

  • Silca launches new high-end pumps and tools
    Posted by jrobinson on 17th October 2018 at 10:15 am

    Joe Robinson Wednesday, October 17, 2018 - 10:31 A digital pump and elegant 'Y-wrench' set joins Silca's desirable yet expensive range £70-275 The Indianapolis-based pump and accessory manufacturer Silca has long left its Milanese home yet has not lost any of its European elegance, as it has shown with the latest additions to its pump and tools range. […]

  • AG2R La Mondiale to race Eddy Merckx bikes in 2019
    Posted by jrobinson on 16th October 2018 at 11:57 am

    Joe Robinson 16 Oct 2018 Reports suggest Belgian bike brand to return to WorldTour with team of Romain Bardet Eddy Merckx bikes are set to return to cycling's highest order as the brand looks set to replace Factor as AG2R La Mondiale's bike provider from the 2019 season.According to Belgian website Grinta, Eddy Merckx has reached an agreement with the French […]

  • Trek-Segafredo DS Steven De Jongh released from hospital after going missing during ride
    Posted by jrobinson on 16th October 2018 at 9:03 am

    Joe Robinson 16 Oct 2018 De Jongh found thanks to fire department and twitter having gone missing during his ride; since released from hospital and told to rest Trek-Segafredo sports director Steven de Jongh was found following temporarily going missing on Monday near his Girona home. The Dutchman was located after having crashed his bike on a training ride and […]

  • Brompton partners with Halfords Group
    Posted by jrobinson on 15th October 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Joe Robinson 16 Oct 2018 Folding bike brand to be sold in Halfords stores as of April 2019 In a bid 'to get the nation cycling', folding bike expert Brompton has announced a partnership with the Halfords Group for its bikes to be sold in stores in a 'long-term strategic partnership'.The new partnership will bring the London-based bike brand into stores allowing […]

  • Pro cycling power ranking: The top 10 riders of 2018
    Posted by jrobinson on 15th October 2018 at 12:18 pm

    Joe Robinson 15 Oct 2018 From the Classics to the Grand Tours, Cyclist ranks the top 10 male riders of 2018 With Thibaut Pinot's solo victory at Il Lombardia last Saturday came the end of the 2018 professional cycling season. Yes, there's the matter of the final of the Tour of Guangxi out in China still to be contested but for cycling's biggest and best talents, […]

  • Gallery: Pain and suffering at the Catford Hill Climb
    Posted by jrobinson on 15th October 2018 at 9:16 am

    Joe Robinson 15 Oct 2018 Cyclist sponsored the world's oldest race earlier this month and here are some of the images we captured. Photos: David Wren Cyclist recently came on board as co-sponsors of the Catford Hill Climb, the world's oldest cycling race that holds one basic goal: challenging each rider to race to the top of the hill in the fastest time possible.  […]

  • Mitchelton-Scott win the Hammer Series 2018
    Posted by pstuart on 14th October 2018 at 11:02 am

    Peter Stuart 14 Oct 2018 Mitchelton-Scott secured the overall title with a win at the final event at the Hammer Hong Kong Australian team Mitchelton-Scott took the overall title in the 2018 Hammer Series event, with a decisive win at Hammer Hong Kong following a penalty for Quick-Step Floors in the Hammer Sprint event.Having won the second event of the Series, […]

  • Thibaut Pinot wins 2018 Il Lombardia after besting defending champion Nibali
    Posted by mjames on 13th October 2018 at 3:36 pm

    Martin James 13 Oct 2018 Groupama-FdJ rider makes decisive move 20km from home but late Nibali rally sees Italian secure hard-earned second place Frenchman Thibaut Pinot (Groupama-FdJ) claimed the final Monument of the year and the biggest win of his career by winning the 2018 Il Lombardia with a peerless performance over the roads of Lombardy on Saturday.Pinot […]

  • Luke Rowe signs new three year contract with Team Sky
    Posted by jackew on 11th October 2018 at 9:16 am

    Jack Elton-Walters 11 Oct 2018 It's not quite the five they gave Egan Bernal, but further demonstrates the team's intention to keep racing for years to come Luke Rowe has signed a new contract with Team Sky that will see him remain with the British WorldTour squad until at least the end of the 2021 season. Including this year, Rowe has already ridden seven […]

  • Geraint Thomas's Tour de France trophy stolen
    Posted by jrobinson on 10th October 2018 at 8:56 am

    Joe Robinson 10 Oct 2018 Trophy was on show at Cycle Show at NEC Birmingham when it was stolen Geraint Thomas's Tour de France trophy has been stolen from the NEC in Birmingham. The matter has been forwarded to the police.Team Sky recently took its three trophies from the Grand Tours – Thomas's Tour trophy and Chris Froome's from the Giro d'Italia […]

  • 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 […]

  • Sir Chris Hoy: 'I love riding my bike too much to walk away from it'
    Posted by jackew on 9th October 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 12 Oct 2018 Sir Chris Hoy talks training, weight lifting, writing books and the future of Evans Cycles 'My squat PB was 240kg, I squatted 210 last week though so I’m still squatting,' Sir Chris Hoy tells me on a sunny morning in London's (still?) trendy Shoreditch.Five and a half years since he announced his retirement from professional […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

  • Hansens Cykellob: Ice cream themed gravel sportive makes for a great day's riding
    Posted by jackew on 26th September 2017 at 11:45 am

    Jack Elton-Walters 9 Oct 2018 The Hansens Cykelløb is a fantastic day out in the Danish countryside. Photos by the GripGrab Media Crew The British sportive market is pretty saturated and many events seem to have fallen into a "stack ‘em high, sell ‘em cheap" approach with feed stations that leave a lot to be desired and routes that send riders along […]

  • 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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