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  • Cassani predicts heat and climbs will produce a selective Tokyo 2020 Olympics
    Posted on 10th December 2018 at 6:45 pm

    Italian national coach Davide Cassani has predicted that heat and humidity will be a decisive factor in deciding the men's road race event at the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo, with the climbs on the 234km course expected to reduce the race to final "head to head" battle. Cassani is in Japan to see the course and decide on logistics, confirming that his squad will stay near Mount Fuji rather than […]

  • Peter Sagan to race Classics through until Liege-Bastogne-Liege
    Posted on 10th December 2018 at 1:46 pm

    Three-time world champion Peter Sagan (Bora-Hansgrohe) has announced that he will compete in a full spring Classics campaign in 2019, with plans for the 28-year-old to race from Milan-San Remo in March right through until Liege-Bastogne-Liege in late April. Speaking at the Bora-Hansgrohe team presentation in Mallorca on Monday, Sagan confirmed that he would once again begin his season at the […]

  • Varnish's sex discrimination case heads to employment tribunal
    Posted on 10th December 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Jess Varnish's case against British Cycling and UK Sport is set to take a significant step forward at Manchester Employment Tribunal this week, as the former track sprinter fights for compensation after she alleged sex discrimination against Shane Sutton, then the technical director of British Cycling. The employment tribunal will consider if Varnish’s UK Sport funding means she was […]

  • Evenepoel will not ride cobbled Classics in 2019
    Posted on 10th December 2018 at 10:56 am

    Junior world champion Remco Evenepoel has confirmed that he will not line out in any cobbled Classics during his debut professional season with Deceuninck-QuickStep. Evenepoel claimed both the road and time trial world titles in Innsbruck in September at the end of a remarkable season that saw him dominate the junior peloton at international level. The Belgian youngster will bypass the under-23 […]

  • Van Loy hospitalised after Vlaamse Druivencross crash
    Posted on 9th December 2018 at 10:40 pm

    Ellen Van Loy was taken to hospital in Herentals, Belgium, on Sunday after crashing hard at the Vlaamse Druivencross. Her Telenet Fidea Lions team reported on Twitter that Van Loy suffered bruising to the ligaments in her knee and would spend the night in the hospital before undergoing more tests on Monday to determine the extent of her injuries. Van Loy, who was coming off a win at GP […]

  • Snow stops second day at North Carolina Grand Prix
    Posted on 9th December 2018 at 5:45 pm

    The second day of the North Carolina Grand Prix has fallen victim to winter storm 'Diego', as organisers were forced to cancel the racing in the face of heavy snow that covered the course and crippled the area. "Due to main roads not being cleared, the advisement of Emergency Management Services, completely unrideable course conditions, and concern for the safety (and fun) of everyone involved, […]

  • Hecht will compete in Elite men's race at US cyclo-cross nationals
    Posted on 9th December 2018 at 4:01 pm

    Twenty-year-old Gage Hecht (Alpha Bicycles-Groove Subaru) will compete in the Elite men's race next weekend at the USA Cycling Cyclo-cross National Championships in Louisville, Kentucky, forgoing the U23 race for a chance to win the nation's top 'cross prize. Hecht, a Colorado native who races on the road with the Aevolo development team run by Michael Creed, told CXHairs.com that he has been […]

  • Thwaites considering early retirement
    Posted on 9th December 2018 at 12:16 pm

    Scott Thwaites is considering calling time on his career as a professional cyclist, revealing that he is weighing up a job offer from outside the sport.  The 28-year-old Briton has spent the past two seasons at WorldTour level with Dimension Data but his contract has not been renewed.  After catching the eye in the Spring Classics in 2017, his 2018 campaign was derailed by serious […]

  • Koshevoy and Turrin the latest Wilier riders forced into early retirement
    Posted on 9th December 2018 at 11:18 am

    Ilia Koshevoy and Alex Turrin both announced their retirement from professional cycling this weekend, choosing to leave the sport after their contracts were not renewed by Wilier Triestina - Selle Italia. The pair are the second and third Wilier riders to head into early retirement in recent weeks, after Marco Coledan announced he was hanging up his wheels at the end of October. Koshevoy ends […]

  • Lefevere's son facing prosecution for flying helicopter over Paris-Roubaix
    Posted on 9th December 2018 at 10:45 am

    Patrick Lefevere's son is facing prosecution for flying a helicopter over Paris-Roubaix without authorisation. According to La Voix du Nord, the French regional newspaper that covers the Nord department, the Quick-Step team manager's son, Thomas, flew the helicopter over the border from Belgium during the race on April 9. After landing in Bourghelles, close to cobblestone sectors number six and […]

  • Bradley Wiggins: Jiffy bag story was set up to destroy me
    Posted on 9th December 2018 at 9:00 am

    Bradley Wiggins has questioned the credibility of the Parliamentary report that found his and Team Sky's use of Therapeutic Use Exemptions unethical, saying he believes the investigation was set up to destroy him. In a long interview with Belgian newspaper Het Laatste Nieuws at their 'Crystal Bike' awards ceremony, the 2012 Tour de France champion also voiced his frustration at the […]

  • Rally Cycling joins NFL's Melvin Gordon for charity bike build - Gallery
    Posted on 8th December 2018 at 9:10 pm

    Rally Cycling's Brad Huff, Jesse Anthony, Megan Jastrab, Robin Carpenter and Ty Magner recently joined the NFL's Melvin Gordon of the Los Angeles Chargers for their third-annual “Holiday Bike Build” at StubHub Center in Los Angeles, where 100 kids from Gardena-based Falcons Youth and Family Services received brand-new bicycles and Bell helmets. Gordon and the pro cyclists led the […]

  • Aigle and Lausanne pitch Prudhomme on Swiss Tour de France stage
    Posted on 8th December 2018 at 7:45 pm

    Local officials from Swiss towns Aigle and Lausanne met with Tour de France Director Christian Prudhomme earlier this week to hand deliver their application to host a stage of the Tour in 2021, 2022 or 2023. The group presented Prudhomme with a detailed stage route, course profile and profiles of each the the potential climbs. The proposed route would start at the UCI headquarters in Aigle […]

  • Cervelo-Bigla implement welfare measures after abuse allegations
    Posted on 8th December 2018 at 1:00 pm

    After recent allegations of abuse, Cervelo-Bigla will implement measures that go beyond the UCI's Code of Ethics, including an anonymous conflict resolution service from a qualified lawyer. The team was struck by controversy just over two weeks ago when several former riders went public with complaints over the conduct of team manager Thomas Campana, who was said to have bullied, intimidated, […]

  • Freire eyes Spanish national coach vacancy
    Posted on 8th December 2018 at 11:30 am

    Oscar Freire has thrown his hat into the ring for the vacancy as head coach of Spain's elite men's road cycling team following the resignation of Javier Minguez last month. The 42-year-old won the World Championships for Spain on a record-equalling three occasions (1999, 2001, 2001) and is keen to use his experience to help the current crop of riders.  Minguez, head coach since 2013, left […]

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