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UK cyclist banned for two years for refusing to provide a sample

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has confirmed that cyclist Jason White has been suspended from all sport for two years following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr White is banned after refusing to provide a sample on 28 September 2014 at the Richardsons-Trek Road Team Road Race. The rider is banned from all competition from 12 November 2014 to 11 November 2016. UKAD...

Entries open for Junior Tour Trust Sportive in Dublin

Entries have now opened for the Junior Tour Trust Sportive, scheduled for February 1st at Casement Aerodrome Baldonnel. The event has been kindly organised by the Air Corps Cycling Association in conjunction with Usher Irish Road Club. Two routes will be available for all, a 57km route and a 112km route, both departing at 11:00am, details of which will be released...

Unknown to the Irish scene, Maria Larkin hoping for podium result in the 2015 Irish CX Champs

By Caroline Martínez Ireland’s top elite men, elite women, masters, U23 men, and juniors will gather in Swords, North Dublin, next weekend to compete for their respective Irish Cyclocross titles. While the favourites are expected to dominate the events, there are lesser known riders in each group equally capable of climbing the podium steps. Mayo native Maria Larkin is one of...

The most skilled biker in Brazil

How's this for skill... cycling with a gas cylinder on your head in traffic and managing to balance the bike at the lights..!

How To Make an Offset Unicycle

Got an old bike rusting away at home and don't know what to do with it? HowToLou shows you how to transform that old bike into a unicycle with an offset seat. He could do with investing in a chain breaker though!

Just how are the rims on your bike made?

H Plus Son created this very artistic video showing you just how they manufacture their range of rims. The process includes some extruding, bending, welding, lathing and even some lasers.

Peter Sagan showing off his bike handling skills

Peter Sagan was at it again, showing off his bike handling skills at the recent Tinkoff-Saxo training camp. Impressive!

Wiggins to leave Team Sky in April

Bradley Wiggins has just signed his contract with Team Sky but only till April of this year and will target a win in the famous one day classic the Paris-Roubaix. After that the 34 year old is going to focus on the track and specificaly the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Having obtained special permission from the...

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...

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Mathieu van der Poel will ride the OVO Energy Tour of Britain for the first time in September. The 24-year-old Dutchman will lead his...

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