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  • Vuelta a Espana 2018 to start with 10km time-trial
    Posted by jrobinson on 23rd October 2017 at 4:07 pm

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  • Wiggle tipped to make £100m purchase of Bike24
    Posted by jrobinson on 23rd October 2017 at 9:44 am

    Joe Robinson 23 Oct 2017 WiggleCRC looks to expand with £100m takeover of German company Bike24 Online cycling retailer WiggleCRC looks set to complete a £100m purchase of German retail rival Bike24, according to reports in The Sunday Times.The British-based company is said to be in advanced talks with Bike24, with Bridgepoint, the private equity firm […]

  • Dr Freeman leaves British Cycling with immediate effect
    Posted by jackew on 20th October 2017 at 9:21 am

    Jack Elton-Walters 20 Oct 2017 Dr Richard Freeman, the doctor at centre of jiffy bag controversy, has resigned from British Cycling British Cycling has released a short statement confirming that it has accepted the resignation of Dr Richard Freeman, the doctor at the centre of the Bradley Wiggins mystery jiffy bag saga, citing concerns for his health.Ill health […]

  • Specialized Crux Elite 1x review
    Posted by jackew on 19th October 2017 at 11:27 am

    Joseph Delves Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 11:56 Light, fast, rowdy, the Crux is a proper race bike that’s still supremely rideable day to day 4.0 / 5 £3,000 The Specialized Crux Elite 1x is the California based brand's cyclocross racer. Designed to tackle the rigours of […]

  • 'I will never ride on the track again' says Austrian cyclist after smashing 24-hour endurance record
    Posted by jackew on 17th October 2017 at 4:30 pm

    Nick Busca 18 Oct 2017 Christoph Strasser set a new record, but won't be returning to the boards. All photos: Manuel Hausdorfer | lime-art.at There are some records for which the adjective 'incredible' falls short. The one set by the Austrian cyclist Christoph Strasser on Sunday 15th Octobr is the most recent example.Strasser, winner of four Races Across America (as the […]

  • Watch: Who's faster, a road rider or mountain biker?
    Posted by jrobinson on 17th October 2017 at 3:47 pm

    Joe Robinson 18 Oct 2017 Who's faster? A road rider in the mud or a mountain biker on the tarmac Have you ever wondered who was faster, road riders or mountain bikers? Both clearly have different skillsets and are strong at their respective disciplines, but it has gone unanswered who is best overall.Courtesy of Madison clothing, we now have an answer. Taking pro road […]

  • Tour de France 2018: Stage 17 only 65km with summit finish on the Col de Portet
    Posted by jrobinson on 17th October 2017 at 11:28 am

    Joe Robinson 18 Oct 2017 Stage 17 will see an unusually short stage of 65km with three classified climbs and a summit finish Stage 17 of the 2018 Tour de France will take the peloton on an unusually short 65km route from Bagnere-de-Luchon to the summit finish of the Col de Portet from Saint-Lary-Soulan.Primed to be an explosive stage from the start, 38km of […]

  • Return to Roubaix: Stage 9 of the 2018 Tour de France to take on 15 cobbled secteurs
    Posted by jackew on 17th October 2017 at 10:51 am

    Jack Elton-Walters 19 Oct 2017 Preview of Stage 9 of the 2018 Tour de France, which will take the riders over 15 cobbled secteurs covering 21.7km of the 154km stage The Tour de France 2018 route was revealed in a ceremony at the Palais des Congres, Paris, on Tuesday 17th October in front of audience of riders, journalists and invited guests.Out of the 21 stages, […]

  • Fabio Aru confirms move to UAE Team Emirates
    Posted by jrobinson on 17th October 2017 at 9:07 am

    Joe Robinson 17 Oct 2017 Fabio Aru joins UAE Team Emirates from Astana on a three-year deal Fabio Aru has signed a three-year deal with UAE Team Emirates, ending his six-year stay at Kazakh WorldTour side Astana.The Italian National Champion has signed a deal that will take him through to the end of the 2020 season. Aru will be looking to challenge for […]

  • National Infrastructure Commissioner calls for further investment in cycling
    Posted by jrobinson on 16th October 2017 at 2:15 pm

    Joe Robinson 16 Oct 2017 Lord Adonis wants more investment in cycling and walking infrastructure to tackle UK's gridlocked roads Chair of the National Infrastructure Commission, Lord Adonis, has called for the further investment in cycling and walking in a bid to counteract the UK's failing infrastructure.Arguing that the UK's current infrastructure could hold it […]

  • Katie Archibald signs for Wiggle-High5
    Posted by jrobinson on 16th October 2017 at 9:39 am

    Joe Robinson 16 Oct 2017 Katie Archibald steps up to the Women's WorldTour with move across to Wiggle-High5 Katie Archibald will make the step up to the Women's WorldTour next season after signing for the Wiggle-High5 team.Wiggle-High5 are keen to develop Archibald as a road rider but also allow her to return to the track - where the Scot has seen substantial […]

  • Watch: Mathieu van der Poel shows supreme bike handling in Zonhoven
    Posted by jrobinson on 16th October 2017 at 9:03 am

    Joe Robinson 16 Oct 2017 Mathieu van der Poel shows off his bike handling skills, preventing crashing in the sand at Zonhoven Close call, love it %uD83D%uDE0D #luckyme @playsportsbeA post shared by MVDP (@mathieuvanderpoel) on Oct 15, 2017 at 8:56am PDTMathieu van der Poel proved that when things are going well, they are usually going great, showing a […]

  • Watch: How to change a tyre and fix a puncture without levers like a pro
    Posted by jackew on 13th October 2017 at 3:05 pm

    Stu Bowers 13 Oct 2017 Change a flat inner tube and fix a puncture at the side of the road in seconds, and without levers However good your tyres are and however good you get at dodging potholes, eventually something will get through and you're going to come to a stop at the side of the road with a flat. You could panic, phone a willing friend for a lift and take the bike […]

  • David Lappartient looks to ban corticosteroids by 2019
    Posted by jrobinson on 13th October 2017 at 11:46 am

    Joe Robinson 13 Oct 2017 David Lappartient pledges to 'eliminate' therapeutic use exemptions for corticosteroids from the beginning of 2019 Newly elected UCI president David Lappartient has pledged to ban the use of corticosteroids, including those taken on a therapeutic use exemption (TUE), from the beginning of 2019.In an interview with Sporza, Lappartient […]

  • The 2018 Haute Route cycling series set to expand to 11 events
    Posted by jrobinson on 13th October 2017 at 10:53 am

    Joe Robinson 17 Oct 2017 Three new events in the USA and a revamped approach to the Dolomites headline the expanded Haute Route series in 2018 The Haute Route cycling series will expand to 11 events for 2018, adding four brand new challenges and a revamped approach to the Dolomites to its calendar. The multi-day cycling sportive series will see three new […]

  • Giro d'Italia to return to the feared Monte Zoncolan in 2018
    Posted by jrobinson on 13th October 2017 at 9:16 am

    Joe Robinson 13 Oct 2017 Monte Zoncolan set to be included in the Giro d'Italia for the first time since 2014 After a three-year hiatus, Monte Zoncolan will make a return to the Giro d'Italia in 2018, falling in the second week of racing.Reported by Italian newspaper Messaggero Venetto, the climb, often dubbed as one of the hardest in Italy, will be ascended from […]

  • Science in Sport Whey20 Protein Gels review
    Posted by jackew on 13th October 2017 at 8:27 am

    Jack Elton-Walters Friday, October 13, 2017 - 10:54 Tasty, convenient but less cost effective than powder mix 4.0 / 5 £9.00 (4 pack) When I first saw that cycling nutrition brand Science in Sport had produced a line of protein gels I must admit I turned my nose up at the […]

  • Dani Rowe moves to Woawdeals from Cyclance for 2018 season
    Posted by jrobinson on 12th October 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Joe Robinson 12 Oct 2017 Dani Rowe (née King) joins Marianne Vos for 2018 joining the Woawdeals Pro Cycling team Dani Rowe (née King) has announced that she will be riding for the Woawdeals Pro Cycling team, formerly known as WM3 Pro Cycling, for the 2018 season.The Brit will move across from the Cyclance Pro Cycling team at the end of the […]

  • Could Bradley Wiggins's Hour Record be beaten within a year?
    Posted by jrobinson on 11th October 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Joe Robinson 12 Oct 2017 Young talent and altitude could threaten Bradley Wiggins's Hour Record in the near future When Bradley Wiggins set a new official Hour Record at the Lee Valley Velodrome in 2015 many wondered if the record had been shelved never to be beaten again. The distance of 54.526km achieved in London by Wiggins bettered the previous record […]

  • Zipp launches 858 NSW Carbon Clincher
    Posted by jrobinson on 10th October 2017 at 3:53 pm

    Stu Bowers Wednesday, October 11, 2017 - 08:32 Zipp gets deep with its latest cross-wind-defying wheels £1,695 for front wheel, £2,035 for rear wheel Following on from the successful launch of its 454 NSW – a wheelset most notably known for its association with the tubercles on a humpback whale’s fins - Zipp has applied the same […]

  • Peter Sagan to begin 2018 season at the Tour Down Under
    Posted by jrobinson on 10th October 2017 at 2:41 pm

    Joe Robinson 10 Oct 2017 Peter Sagan will return to the Tour Down Under in 2018 to kickstart his third season as World Champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) will begin his third consecutive year in the rainbow stripes of World Champion at the Tour Down Under.The Slovakian confirmed that he would kickstart his 2018 season at the Australian WorldTour race for the […]

  • A return to the mythical Alpe d'Huez for the Tour de France 2018
    Posted by jrobinson on 9th October 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2017 The famous mountain will return to the Tour de France in 2018 in the second week of racing In the latest speculation surrounding the 2018 Tour de France, it has been reported that the race will return to Alpe d'Huez.After a two-year hiatus, the infamous Alpine mountain is expected to make a return to La Grand Boucle' on Stage 11 of the […]

  • Could victory at Liege-Bastogne-Liege cement Vincenzo Nibali's place in the history books?
    Posted by jrobinson on 9th October 2017 at 11:57 am

    Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2017 Four Grand Tour victories and two Monuments, yet Vincenzo Nibali is hungry for a new challenge An impressive solo victory at last weekend's Il Lombardia saw Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) clinch his second career Monument.This latest victory has been added to his four Grand Tour titles, in which the Italian has taken a win at all three […]

  • Tour de France 2018 to only race 3km of cobbles despite visiting Roubaix
    Posted by jrobinson on 9th October 2017 at 10:36 am

    Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2017 Despite a stage finish in Roubaix, Tour de France 2018 to only race across 3km due to football World Cup Despite suggestions of a stage finish in the town of Roubaix, the 2018 Tour de France is set to only race across 3.2km of cobbles.As reported in French newspaper Nord Éclair, the 2018 Tour will make a visit to Roubaix, […]

  • Alejandro Valverde set to tackle Giro d'Italia in 2018
    Posted by jrobinson on 9th October 2017 at 9:35 am

    Joe Robinson 9 Oct 2017 Alejandro Valverde will target the Giro d'Italia in 2018 before attempting to win the World Championships in Innsbruck Alejandro Valverde has set out his marker for the 2018 season, looking to target the Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana before attempting to win his first World Championships in Innsbruck, Austria.In an interview with […]

  • Il Lombardia: Vincenzo Nibali takes the final Monument of the season in descending masterclass
    Posted by jrobinson on 7th October 2017 at 2:47 pm

    Joe Robinson 7 Oct 2017 Vincenzo Nibali wins Il Lombardia after dropping Thibaut Pinot on the penultimate descent Vincenzo Nibali (Bahrain-Merida) took the second Il Lombardia title of his career in an emphatic fashion, dropping Thibaut Pinot (FDJ) on the penultimate climb of the day.Entering the race as pre-race favourite, Nibali did not disappoint launching an […]

  • Alberto Contador to come out of retirement for showpiece criterium
    Posted by jrobinson on 6th October 2017 at 3:54 pm

    Joe Robinson 6 Oct 2017 Alberto Contador will line up against Chris Froome in China Alberto Contador is set to come out of retirement for one final race, taking part in the inaugural Tour de France Shanghai Criterium later this month.Contador will face one last showdown with Tour de France champion Chris Froome (Team Sky) who will also take to the start line on […]

  • Tom Dumoulin to miss Il Lombardia through illness
    Posted by jrobinson on 6th October 2017 at 3:17 pm

    Joe Robinson 6 Oct 2017 Tom Dumoulin's season comes to an end due to illness before Il Lombardia Tom Dumoulin will miss Saturday's Il Lombardia, being forced to withdraw due to illness therefore ending his 2017 season.Team Sunweb confirmed via its Twitter page that the Dutchman will miss the Tour of Lombardy due to a virus and will be replaced by compatriot […]

  • Oxford ranked highest for university bicycle crime rates
    Posted by jrobinson on 6th October 2017 at 11:13 am

    Joe Robinson 6 Oct 2017 Oxford University ranks first for highest rate of bicycle crime at the UK's top 30 universities A new survey has shown that Oxford University has the highest rate of reported bicycle crimes out the UK's top 30 ranked universities.The survey, conducted by bike security brand Hiplok using data from Police.uk, showed that of the top 30 […]

  • Team Sky's 2016 budget more than Movistar and Quick-Step combined
    Posted by jrobinson on 6th October 2017 at 9:52 am

    Joe Robinson 6 Oct 2017 Only Katusha came close to matching Team Sky's €35.1 million outlay in 2016 Team Sky's budget of €35.1 million for 2016 was more than leading WorldTour rivals Movistar and Etixx-Quick Step spent together for the year.Figures published in Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad, showed a vast difference in the budgets of WorldTour […]

  • WorldTour to remain unchanged for 2018, five new teams apply for ProConti status
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th October 2017 at 9:33 am

    Joe Robinson 5 Oct 2017 Three American teams among applicants for Pro Continental status but no teams attempt step up to WorldTour The WorldTour should have a familiar look next season as the UCI announced today that all 18 teams that made up the 2017 WorldTour will be applying for registration for 2018 .Teams will be subject to checks regarding sporting, […]

  • Madison Genesis bring Colin Sturgess aboard as new team manager
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th October 2017 at 9:17 am

    Joe Robinson 5 Oct 2017 Colin Sturgess takes the role of team manager at Madison Genesis after the departure of Mike Northey Madison Genesis have announced Colin Sturgess as team manager for the 2018 season, replacing Mike Northey who will be moving back to his native New Zealand.Sturgess will come on board with the vision of developing the British Continental […]

  • Cateye Volt 400 Duplex Helmet Light review
    Posted by jackew on 4th October 2017 at 2:59 pm

    Joseph Delves Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 15:34 Integrated front and back helmet light with a robust lumen count and battery 4.0 / 5 £70 Lighting technology has been racing ahead in recent years, meaning brighter, lighter and longer lasting models at lower prices. The Cateye […]

  • BMC Racing part with Samuel Sanchez after positive drug test
    Posted by jrobinson on 4th October 2017 at 1:33 pm

    Joe Robinson 5 Oct 2017 BMC Racing terminate contract with Samuel Sanchez after B sample returns positive test for growth hormone GHRP-2 BMC Racing has terminated Samuel Sanchez's contract with immediate effect after the B sample from his initial adverse drug test returned positive for human growth hormone GHRP-2.A report in Spanish newspaper Marca […]

  • Alberto Contador calls for ban on power meters in competition
    Posted by jrobinson on 4th October 2017 at 11:15 am

    Joe Robinson 4 Oct 2017 Alberto Contador claims power meters prevent exciting riding and calls for their ban in competition Alberto Contador has called for the ban of power meters in competition claiming they prevent exciting racing.In an interview with Marca, Contador claimed that riders would be put off from attacking in races due to a fixation on their […]

  • Entries for Dragon Ride L'Etape Wales close to selling out
    Posted by jrobinson on 4th October 2017 at 10:00 am

    Joe Robinson 4 Oct 2017 Places for the 2018 Dragon Ride L'Etape Wales almost sold out Spaces for the Dragon Ride L'Etape Wales are flying off the shelves quicker than kids toys at Christmas with entries to the various sportives almost sold out.The multi-distance challenge, part of the L'Etape UK by Le Tour de France series, will be returning for its 15th year in […]

  • Track cycling World Cup returns to Manchester
    Posted by jrobinson on 28th September 2017 at 1:46 pm

    Joe Robinson 11 Oct 2017 World's best track cyclists descend onto Manchester for World Cup in November With just one month to go until the UCI Track World Cup in Manchester, the home crowd are being urged to 'raise the roof' for the return of the Great Britain team.Team GB's performance director Stephen Park will oversee his first major event on home soil and […]

  • 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 10 Oct 2017 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 sometimes unwelcoming roads. […]

  • Specialized Turbo Cotton tyres review
    Posted by jackew on 26th April 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters Wednesday, October 4, 2017 - 14:00 Ridden on the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix & later around the lanes of Surrey, the Specialized Turbo Cotton 700x28c looked good & rode well 4.3 / 5 £58.00 A decent tyre can be the difference between long happy miles or […]

  • Tour de France 2018 route confirmed: mountains, cobbles and gravel roads
    Posted by jcunningham on 13th October 2016 at 10:53 am

    Cyclist magazine 17 Oct 2017 Complete guide to the 2018 Tour de France including the full route The 2018 Tour de France route was announced live on Tuesday 17th October in the Palais des Congres, Paris.The 105th edition of the Tour de France is set to take place from 7th to 29th July 2018 with a Grand Depart in the Vendee and the Pays de Loire region.In attendance was […]

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