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The Win Tunnel: Crosswinds and Drafting

Specialized are back in the wind tunnel and this time they are showing how much of a saving can be made when riding in the correct formation in a cross wind.

Androni Giocattoli respond to Johnny Hoogerland

Following on from a tweet last week from Dutch rider Johnny Hoogerland where he asked UCI president Brian Cookson "Where can you go as a rider when your team does not pay your salary?", his former Italian team have since responded. Androni Giocattoli have since claimed in a statement that their team name was sullied by the tweet. Hoogerland...

Bjarne Riis may not have a future in cycling after ADD report is published

According to a report on feltet.dk, Bjarne Riis may not have a future in cycling after a long-awaited report from Anti-Doping Denmark (ADD) is published. The report is expected to be published in the near future. ADD are said to be interested to see what comes out of the report from UCI's Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) which is expected...

Helen Wyman unhappy with disparity between male and female cyclocross prize money

The British Cyclo Cross Champion, Helen Wyman, has sent a series of tweets outlining her frustration at the inequality of prize money for male and female cyclo cross races. "(A) Good example of the strange set up is only 36 Men finished on lead lap in WC Namur. But top 50 got paid. 37th to 50th all got €300 each....

“It’s a climbers Tour next year so I’m going to have to work extra hard in the mountains” Chris Froome

Chris Froome is currently training in South Africa and he has outlined that his main aim for 2015 is the Tour de France. “I've enjoyed my time off, and now I am concentrating on preparing myself mentally and physically for the season ahead,” Froome confirmed. “I’ve started training in the warm weather in South Africa where I have been able...

Bono’s bike crash injuries may mean he doesn’t play guitar again

U2 singer Bono has revealed on the band's website that he may never play guitar again as a result of the bike crash he was involved in during November in New York City’s Central Park. He suffered fractures of his eye socket, shoulder blade and hand in the accident. He outlined that he has significant work to do to try...

Irish National Cyclocross Championships Update

The following update regarding licence requirements for the  Irish National Cyclocross Championships has been provided by the event organisers. // // <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=/pages/The-Bike-Comes-First/1527381920839047?_fb_noscript=1" />// Irish National Cyclocross Championships 2015<meta http-equiv="X-Frame-Options" content="DENY" />// Is it necessary to have a 2015 licence to race in the nationals you ask? - Competitors will be required to present their 2015 licence at sign on...

“The UCI makes so many mistakes” Niki Terpstra speaks out

In an interview with Dutch newspaper, Algemeen Dagblad, Niki Terpstra has spoken of his frustrations with certain aspects of the way cycling is run. He was asked as to whether he thought Astana shoud have been awarded a World Tour licence and said: "I do not agree, but I don't want to worry about it. It only costs energy and...

Will Nibali also tackle the Giro in 2015?

Vincenzo Nibali is aiming for a second Tour de France win this year, but hasn't ruled out also trying to win the Giro d'Italia. The Italian has spoken to La Gazzetta dello Sport and said "The door is not completely closed, although my sights are focused on the Tour." Nibali also hopes to have better preparation in advance of the season,...

Is this Britain’s worst bike path?

A new bike path has opened in Bristol which is a contender for Britain's worst. The path sees cyclists having to dodge trees and lampposts every few metres. The path has been painted onto the pavement to allow cyclists to travel in the direction of oncoming traffic. A Bristol City Council spokesperson told The Bristol Post: “The cycle lines in Nelson...

New An Post Chain Reaction jersey

In addition to launching their new website, the An Post Chain Reaction team have also shown on the site what will presumably be their new jersey for the 2015 season. It has less black than last year's with more white. It still retains it's distinctive green which helps to make the riders stand out on TV.

An Post Chain Reaction launch new website

The An Post Chain Reaction team have launched their new website this morning and you can check it out here. http://www.anpostchainreaction.com/en/home-1.htm

“Where can you go when your team does not pay your salary?” Johnny Hoogerland

Johnny Hoogerland has insinuated that he is yet to receive his full salary from his Androni Giocattoli team as the Dutchman tweeted the following message today to the UCI President Brian Cookson "Where can you go as a rider when your team does not pay your salary?" The 31 year-old joins the new Dutch Pro Continental squad Team Roompot...

The Grand Hotel Doping opens

Former Slovenian professional, Tadej Valjavec, has opened a hotel, the Villa Triglav, which has been dubbed by the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, The Grand Hotel Doping. The reason they have given the hotel this name is not only because Valjavec has customised the rooms to replicate the atmospheric conditions at 4,000 metres of altitude, but also due to his links...

Felix English and David McCarthy to line up in Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic

Both Felix English and David McCarthy will start for their JLT Condor team in the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic starting on Friday, which consists of a series of four criteriums. English will compete in the Elite races, whilst McCarthy is entered in the support races. English also took part in the race series last year, and came close to victory...

Highlights of Diegem Superprestige won by Marianne Vos. Francine Meehan also competing.

The latest round of the Superprestige series took place at Diegem yesterday, and the race was a great battle between Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv), Pauline Ferrand Prévot (Rabo Liv) and Kateřina Nash (Luna Pro). The slippiness of the track added to the spectacle with a number of crashes taking place including a nasty crash for Nash into the barriers....

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Richard Carapaz takes over the maglia rosa at the Giro d’Italia

Richard Carapaz (Movistar Team) has taken over the maglia rosa at the Giro d'Italia from previous race leader Jan Polanc (UAE-Team Emirates) after winning...

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