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Astana team claim all new riders require team tattoo (VIDEO)

The Astana team have posted a video on their Facebook purporting to show the newcomers to the team for the 2018 season getting 'Astana' tattoos. In the post, they state: "Following our new tradition, all newcomers led by Truls Korsaeth decided to do a special "ASTANA" tattoo. Yes, it's painful, but "you must respect the rules"! Welcome, guys!" The new riders...

Former Tour de France rider fights Californian wildfires

The Thomas Fire is currently burning in Ventura and Santa Barbara Counties in Southern California and amongst those tackling the blaze is former Tour de France rider Roy Knickman. The fire which started earlier this month had by December 10 resulted in one fatality, destroyed at least 790 structures and estimated to have cost at least $34 million to fight....

Quick-Step Floors to meet in Calpe next week for first training camp

The riders and staff of Quick-Step Floors will be heading to the Costa Blanca next week for the first training camp ahead of the 2018 season. After spending the past two Decembers in Denia, the team has now opted for Calpe, where between the 11th and 21st, the 27 riders making up the roster for next year will convene. “Calpe...

Protest rides to take place across Australia against mandatory helmet laws

Bicycle rides are set to take place across Australia to protest against bike helmet laws. The rides will take place on 17 March in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth. A ride is also taking place in Wellington, New Zealand. The first 'Stop Fining Healthy Transport' ride which is looking to make helmet wearing optional took place in Victoria this...

The World’s First Gritter Bicycle (VIDEO)

Earlier this year, a British inventor produced what was described as “the world’s first pedal-powered gritter bicycle.” The bicycle was invented by Yannick Read, who undertook the project in collaboration with bike insurer ETA. The company said that they developed the bicycle because there is no statutory requirement for councils to grit the cycle network. They provided a demonstration of the...

Team Sunweb’s Albert Timmer to retire from professional cycling

Team Sunweb's Albert Timmer has announced his retirement from professional cycling, in order to focus on family life. The 32-year-old will use the upcoming period to explore the possibilities for a new career, inside or outside of cycling. A highly valued, core member of Team Sunweb since 2007, Timmer has been a part of numerous team successes. With 11 Grand...

Aqua Blue Sport announce additional equipment partners for 2018

Aqua Blue Sport have named additional equipment partners for the 2018 season with the Irish team using Selle San Marco saddles, Quarq power meters and Speedplay pedals next year. The announcement follows previous confirmation of the groundbreaking 3T Strada 1xAero as the squad’s team bike for its second season, equipped with the SRAM Force 1 groupset. Team owner Rick Delaney...

Fernando Gaviria to open 2018 season at Vuelta a San Juan

Fernando Gaviria (Quick Step Floors) is set to line up at the Vuelta a San Juan in January, before taking part in the inaugural edition of Colombia Oro y Paz. In 2015, Fernando Gaviria was a fresh face on the cycling landscape, but that changed once he took the Tour de San Luis by storm, winning two stages in spectacular...

BORA – hansgrohe present new jersey at team presentation

BORA – hansgrohe have presented their new roster for the 2018 season in Schiltach, Germany today, and also unveiled their new jersey. Below are quotes from various team members including Peter Sagan, Sam Bennett and Rafal Majka in addition to Team Manager Ralph Denk. Peter Sagan, the triple UCI World Champion, was in good mood, talking first about his new role...

Quick-Step Floors unveil 2018 jersey

The Belgian Quick-Step Floors team have unveiled their jersey for the 2018 season, opting for a royal blue colour scheme. In addition to changing the design and colour, there are also a few new elements which have made their way on the back of the jersey, such as the name of the rider wearing the kit and the “Wolfpack” theme,...

Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race extends to two days

Following its phenomenal success over the last three years, the Asda Tour de Yorkshire Women’s Race will double in size from one day to two in 2018 and take place on 3-4 May. It will once again offer one of the largest prize pots in the sport and a stellar cast of riders will be on hand to compete...

Route announced for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire

The full route for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire was unveiled yesterday at the Piece Hall in Halifax and the fourth edition of the race has been expanded from three to four stages and will take place between 3-6 May 2018. Welcome to Yorkshire Chief Executive Gary Verity led a packed press conference on Tuesday morning with the Amaury...