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  • Aqua Blue threaten legal action over rider delayed pay claims
    Posted by jrobinson on 14th November 2018 at 10:31 am

    Joe Robinson 14 Nov 2018 Company CEO Tim Timmerman resigns with riders still seeking wages after team closure Aqua Blue Sport team management and former riders are set for a legal battle over unpaid wages as company CEO Tim Timmerman resigned this week amid criticism of the team on social media. Former Aqua Blue rider Andy Fenn posted an 'open letter' on […]

  • Dissecting the traditional 'training camp'
    Posted by mjames on 13th November 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Frank Strack 13 Nov 2018 Cycling isn’t supposed to be about fun and relaxation, is it? Frank Strack on training camps Dear Frank,I’m about to head off to Mallorca on what I call a ‘training camp’, but which my wife terms a ‘holiday’. How does the Velominati discern between the two?Jeremy, CambridgeDear Jeremy […]

  • 'Grey area' medications are an issue in pro cycling, says Bennett
    Posted by jrobinson on 9th November 2018 at 11:27 am

    Joe Robinson 9 Nov 2018 LottoNL-Jumbo's George Bennett believes that abuse of thyroid medication isn't being talked about LottoNL-Jumbo's George Bennett has voiced concerns around the 'grey area' of potentially performance-enhancing medication in pro cycling, highlighting levothyroxine abuse as a topic that has not been properly discussed in the sport. In a […]

  • Vuelta a Espana 2019: Race likely to start with team time-trial
    Posted by jackew on 6th November 2018 at 4:10 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 6 Nov 2018 Vuelta a Espana director tells Cyclist that he's in favour of TTT on Stage 1 Vuelta a Espana race director Javier Guillen was careful not to reveal too much about the 2019 race before the official route annoucement on Wednesday 19th December in Alicante, but in conversation with Cyclist he did reveal his preferred option […]

  • Continental launches first tubeless tyres, Grand Prix 5000 TL
    Posted by jrobinson on 5th November 2018 at 6:01 pm

    Joe Robinson 7 Nov 2018 German tyre giant also launches new GP5000 clincher as ever-popular GP4000 ceases production It's been a long time coming. After years and years of resisting, German tyre giant Continental has finally converted and launched its first set of tubeless tyre, the Grand Prix 5000 TL.Every road cycling tyre and wheel brand worth its salt has progressed […]

  • 'It would be a lifetime goal to win Flanders and the World Championships'
    Posted by jackew on 5th November 2018 at 2:49 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 5 Nov 2018 John Degenkolb talks wins, hopes for the coming season and the launch of Trek-Segafredo's women's team. Photos: Peter Stuart 'It would be a lifetime goal to win Flanders and the World Championships, which are two races that are missing when it comes to the one-day races,' John Degenkolb tells Cyclist over the noise of the Rouleur […]

  • Gallery: The best new kit from the Rouleur Classic show
    Posted by pstuart on 5th November 2018 at 12:11 pm

    Peter Stuart 5 Nov 2018 Cervelo, Campagnolo and Specialized were all showing off new kit on show at the Rouleur Classic over the weekend Dozens of cycling brands gathered over the weekend for the Rouleur Classic show at Victoria House in London, showcasing new kit from the top-end of the market.First to hit our radar was the impressive custom painting of the […]

  • Lappartient wants Tramadol ban despite WADA stance
    Posted by jrobinson on 2nd November 2018 at 5:49 pm

    Joe Robinson 2 Nov 2018 UCI president states body will continue lobbying the banning of Tramadol and corticosteroids The UCI will continue to lobby for a ban on in-competition use of painkiller Tramadol and corticosteroids, with UCI President David Lappartient saying he 'does not understand why these drugs are not already on the banned list.'This comes just […]

  • UCI president Lappartient backs banning of power meters
    Posted by jrobinson on 2nd November 2018 at 3:11 pm

    Joe Robinson 2 Nov 2018 Lappartient aims to preserve 'attractiveness of sport', with the launch of new group to assess issues from power meters to budget caps UCI president David Lappartient has backed calls to ban the use of power meters in competition. This follows last week's plea from ASO and Tour de France director Christian Prudhomme to outlaw power meters […]

  • Turbo art: Zwift user draws New York skyline with his power efforts
    Posted by jrobinson on 2nd November 2018 at 10:08 am

    Joe Robinson 2 Nov 2018 Including the likes of the Chrysler Building and Empire State Building, this ride was pretty impressive Start spreading the news, an avid user of virtual training app Zwift has celebrated the revealing of the game's latest map, New York, by drawing the city's famous skyline using his power output.Greg Leo of Nashville, Tennessee proved […]

  • Romance and Specialized collaborate with stunning one-off bike for charity
    Posted by jrobinson on 1st November 2018 at 3:15 pm

    Joe Robinson 1 Nov 2018 Design created by Spanish artist Felipe Pantone and set to be sold for World Bicycle Relief charity Some bikes are made to be ridden. Some bikes are made to be looked at. Specialized has teamed up with UK based cycling wear company Romance and Argentine-Spanish artist Felipe Pantone to create the latter. What has come of this […]

  • Adam Blythe relishing a return to Lotto-Soudal
    Posted by jackew on 1st November 2018 at 10:01 am

    Jack Elton-Walters 1 Nov 2018 Even before the collapse of his current team, Adam Blythe was on his way back to the WorldTour When time was called on ProContinental team Aqua Blue Sport before the season had even finished, many riders and team staff were left without employment for the 2019 season. Key rider Adam Blythe was one of those whose season came to a […]

  • Ed Clancy to continue road career at Vitus Pro Cycling
    Posted by jrobinson on 31st October 2018 at 5:50 pm

    Joe Robinson 1 Nov 2018 Multiple Olympic champion Clancy finds new team in light of JLT-Condor closure Multiple Olympic gold medalist Ed Clancy has kept his road cycling career going by signing for Vitus Pro Cycling following the closure of current team, JLT-Condor.Clancy had spent eight seasons with the JLT-Condor team, in its various guises, but was forced to […]

  • MPCC responds to Reedie's open letter by questioning effectiveness of WADA
    Posted by jrobinson on 31st October 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Joe Robinson 31 Oct 2018 MPCC claims police, journalists and athlete testimonies have been more effective in fight against doping than WADA The Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) has hit back at World Anti-Doping Agency president Craig Reedie's claims that the group 'demonstrates an astonishing lack of knowledge and understanding' by implying that WADA has done […]

  • British Cycling launches commuter-specific membership
    Posted by jrobinson on 31st October 2018 at 12:55 pm

    Joe Robinson 31 Oct 2018 Yearly coverage to cost £37 and targeted to offer commuters 'peace of mind' British Cycling today launches its first membership package targeted specifically for commuting cyclists which has been developed in reaction to the growing number of workers using a bike as transport.The body says that this scheme will provide 'members with […]

  • Mike Ashley's Sports Direct buys Evans Cycles
    Posted by jrobinson on 30th October 2018 at 4:57 pm

    Joe Robinson 30 Oct 2018 Evans Cycles sold in pre-administration pack that threatens to see half of stores close Bargain UK sports retailer Sports Direct has announced the purchase of Evans Cycles, in a move that saves the company from administration but could see as many of half of its UK stores close, putting hundreds of jobs on the line.Following […]

  • 'Budget continues to lock Britain into a polluted, congested future': Chancellor criticised by Cycling charities
    Posted by jrobinson on 30th October 2018 at 12:24 pm


  • Bike-registration project sees dramatic drop in bike theft in Vancouver
    Posted by jrobinson on 30th October 2018 at 11:16 am

    Joe Robinson 30 Oct 2018 City sees 30% drop in bike theft thanks to new scheme in three years With one bike stolen every six minutes in the UK and a total of 21,745 bikes going missing in London in 2017 alone, bike theft is a steadily-increasing issue troubling cyclists. Look further and you notice a quarter of a million bikes went missing across the UK […]

  • Drops cycling turns to crowdfunding to save 2019 season
    Posted by jrobinson on 30th October 2018 at 10:04 am

    Joe Robinson 30 Oct 2018 British women's team finds itself without title sponsor putting future in doubt Trek-Drops have been forced into crowdfunding for the 2019 season as they announced that their planned co-title sponsor has withdrawn from the deal.Via an Indiegogo funding page, the team stated that 'at the start of the week in which we had planned to share […]

  • Former professional Andrea Manfredi victim of Indonesia plane crash
    Posted by jrobinson on 29th October 2018 at 4:50 pm

    Joe Robinson 29 Oct 2018 Former Bardiani-CSF rider among 189 victims in Jakarta plane crash Former Bardiani-CSF professional cyclist, Andrea Manfredi, has been named as one of the 189 people to have lost their lives in a plane crash in Indonesia on Monday.The 26-year-old was a passenger on the Lion Air flight from Jakarta to Pangkai Pinang which lost […]

  • WADA president responds to MPCC calls for resignation
    Posted by jrobinson on 29th October 2018 at 3:13 pm

    Joe Robinson 29 Oct 2018 Sir Craig Reedie defends recent WADA decisions around tramadol, Froome, Puerto and Russia After being called to resign in an open letter by the Movement for Credible Cycling (MPCC) last week, president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Sir Craig Reedie, has issued a strong response to each of the MPCC's complaints. Reedie was […]

  • Sports Direct begins selling Zipp road wheels
    Posted by jrobinson on 29th October 2018 at 10:59 am

    Joe Robinson 29 Oct 2018 Selection of high-end carbon Zipp wheels available on discount sports retailer website Sports Direct is one of the go-to places for cheap deals on a new pair of football boots, a bag for the gym and now, it seems, Zipp wheels. The low-cost sports retailer is currently selling a selection of three older range Zipp clincher wheels on […]

  • Zwift becomes official training partner of L'Etape du Tour
    Posted by jrobinson on 29th October 2018 at 10:27 am

    Joe Robinson 29 Oct 2018 Virtual training app will provide tailored training plans and events for those attempting next year's ride For all of those looking to tackle next year's mountainous L'Etape du Tour sportive, a training plan will be essential. The route between Albertville and Val Thorens will mimic Stage 20 of the 2019 Tour de France, with […]

  • Jenny Graham: 'You’ve no idea what your body can do until you have to do it'
    Posted by jackew on 25th October 2018 at 12:46 pm

    Laura Laker 25 Oct 2018 Home after smashing the round the world cycling record, Jenny Graham looks back on her achievement The rules of engagement were simple, even if the execution wasn’t. There was to be no assistance of any sort, no offers of food, no moral support. No hugs.When Jenny Graham set out to become the fastest woman to cycle round the world, she […]

  • Former Lance Armstrong manager Johan Bruyneel banned from cycling for life
    Posted by mjames on 25th October 2018 at 10:42 am

    Martin James 25 Oct 2018 Team manager who helped mastermind Armstrong's seven Tour wins sees 10-year-ban extended after WADA appeal Lance Armstrong’s former team manager Johan Bruyneel has been banned from cycling for life for his involvement in the doping scandal famously labelled ‘the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping […]

  • Want to get paid in beer to ride your bike? Move to Bologna
    Posted by jackew on 24th October 2018 at 11:03 am

    Joseph Delves 24 Oct 2018 Move to Bologna in Italy and you could earn booze by leaving your car at home The Italian city of Bologna is incentivising green travel by rewarding bikers with beer, ice creams, and cinema tickets. The Bella Mossa - ‘Good Job’ - scheme was set up by Marco Amodori in 2017 to increase the number of journeys taken by bike, bus, […]

  • Tom Pidcock’s TP Racing team set for long winter of competition
    Posted by jackew on 23rd October 2018 at 3:08 pm

    Joseph Delves 23 Oct 2018 New squad scores first results as Pidcock begins chase for the under-23 cyclocross title with the support of eponymous team While most pros will be looking forward to a couple of months off, polymath bike racer Tom Pidcock is switching straight from the road to the mud. The former World, European and British junior cyclocross champion has […]

  • Pinarello heads off-road with Grevil and Grevil+ bikes
    Posted by jackew on 23rd October 2018 at 1:18 pm

    Joseph Delves Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 13:30 Archetypal road brand launches gravel bikes with technology pinched from their tarmac-going siblings Pinarello has launched a new off-road platform called the Grevil. Recognisably a bike from the brand’s stable, both in terms of technology and styling, it’s beefier than anything we’ve seen before. […]

  • John Degenkolb becomes ambassador of Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix
    Posted by jackew on 22nd October 2018 at 3:27 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 22 Oct 2018 Winner of 2015 Paris-Roubaix becomes ambassador for the organisation that makes it all possible John Degenkolb (Trek-Segafredo) has become an ambassador for Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix, the organisation that spends days and weeks every winter repairing and relaying the cobbled secteurs that make the season's best race what it is. […]

  • launched to promote electric vehicles in the UK
    Posted by jackew on 22nd October 2018 at 10:48 am

    Cyclist magazine 22 Oct 2018 New website by publisher of Cyclist magazine provides independent advice and information on electric vehicles The publishing company behind Cyclist magazine and, Dennis, has launched a new website aimed at the growing electric car market. has been created to boost consumer confidence in electric […]

  • Ben Swift makes his return to Team Sky for 2019 season
    Posted by jackew on 22nd October 2018 at 9:28 am

    Jack Elton-Walters 22 Oct 2018 After two years away, Ben Swift will for once again ride for Team Sky Ben Swift will return to Team Sky for the 2019 season after two years with UAE-Team Emirates. Swift was part of the original crop of riders when the team launched in 2010 and remained with the team for seven seasons until the end of 2016.Riding to two podium […]

  • Factor bikes unveils Vista gravel bike
    Posted by pstuart on 19th October 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Peter Stuart Friday, October 19, 2018 - 15:20 British brand Factor bikes has collaborated with Ryder Hesjedal and David Millar to unveil brand new all-road platform £3750 British brand Factor bikes has unveiled the brand new Vista, an all-road endurance platform geared toward versatility of terrain and optimised for 35mm tyres.Factor was […]

  • Canyon revamps Aeroad range including new 105 model
    Posted by jrobinson on 18th October 2018 at 3:52 pm

    Joe Robinson Monday, October 22, 2018 - 11:36 Canyon also releases Aeroad and Ultimate in blue fade Movistar colour scheme German direct-to-market giant Canyon has revamped its Aeroad range for 2019 including a new entry-level model that introduces Shimano 105 to the aerodynamic road bike.The new range will be branded under the Canyon Aeroad CF SL banner and will consist […]

  • 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 […]

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

    Joe Robinson Jack Elton-Walters 24 Oct 2018 AG2R La Mondiale confirmed to be riding Eddy Merckx bikes from next season Eddy Merckx bikes are set to return to cycling's highest order as it has been confirmed that the brand will replace Factor as AG2R La Mondiale's bike provider from the 2019 season.In a press release sent out by parent company the Belgian Cycling […]

  • Route for new Mont Ventoux one-day race announced
    Posted by jrobinson on 23rd July 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Joe Robinson 29 Oct 2018 A summit finish atop Ventoux will give climbers a chance of glory day after the Dauphine The likes of Chris Froome (Team Sky) and Nairo Quintana (Movistar) may finally have a one-day race to look forward thanks to a brand new event that finishes at the summit of Mont Ventoux. The route for this new one-day, named the Mont […]

  • Rapha Festive 500 set to return for Christmas 2018
    Posted by jackew on 17th November 2017 at 12:29 pm

    Jack Elton-Walters 12 Nov 2018 Clock 500km on Strava this Christmas as the Rapha Festive 500 returns once again The Rapha Festive 500 looks set to return for another year with full details on the 2018 edition to follow in due course. This will be the ninth edition of Rapha's yearly effort to keep us riding throughout the festive period, and once again riders can […]

  • Cyclist Track Days 2019: Your chance to ride the world's best bikes, tickets on sale now
    Posted by jcunningham on 12th April 2017 at 10:10 am

    Cyclist magazine 6 Nov 2018 Ride the world’s best road bikes – five dates to choose from. Be the first to get tickets for our series of Cyclist Track Days in 2019 Whether you are thinking of buying a new bike, or you just want the thrill of thrashing the world’s most advanced road bikes around a purpose built track, the Cyclist Track Days should be in […]

  • Giro d'Italia 2019: Route announced including three time trials and five mountain finishes
    Posted by jcunningham on 26th October 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Cyclist magazine 31 Oct 2018 Key information about the 2019 Giro d'Italia men's race from Friday 4th to Sunday 27th May The route for the 2019 Giro d'Italia has been announced with an interesting mixture of three individual time trials and five summit finishes which should attract a rounded mix of the world's best General Classification riders. Starting on […]

  • Tour de France 2019: Route announced
    Posted by jcunningham on 13th October 2016 at 10:53 am


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