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Marcel Kittel speaks out about involvement of Riis and Vinokourov in cycling

Marcel Kittel was interviewed by German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine over the weekend and has spoken of his concern for the image of cycling that former riders with a doping past are still active as team bosses. The German sprinter on the Giant Shimano team mentioned the involvement of Alexandre Vinokourov with Astana and Tinkoff-Saxo manager Bjarne Riis. "People like Vinokourov and...

Etixx Quick Step complete training camp in Spain

The Etixx Quick Step team have completed a training camp in Spain and produced this video which features short interviews with Tony Martin, Tom Boonen and Mark Cavendish. The camp took place in Oliva, and in addition to riding the bike most days, the cyclists were also kept busy between off-bike photo shoots and strength & stability training. Etixx – Quick-Step...

Tinkoff Saxo reveal their new 2015 kit

Tinkoff Saxo have revealed their 2015 kit including Peter Sagan's Slovakian champions jersey. The team of Alberto Contador unveiled their jersey yesterday in Moscow. The jersey is once again yellow and blue, with a little more yellow featured than previously. Their Slovakian champion's jersey will be a lot more noticeable in the bunch than the previous Cannondale version, and we feel...

“If I cheated at golf I wouldn’t just regret it, I’d be heartbroken forever” Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong has spoken about his interest in golf with Golf Digest magazine and he discusses amongst other things, cheating. He talks about cheating in golf compared to cycling and views them differently. "Golf is different from the culture of cycling when I was competing, and that's putting it mildly. Cycling, it was the Wild West. Nobody considered doping cheating....

Look warn of fake 695 frames for sale in Europe

Look have announced that copies of their LOOK 695* frames are being offered for sale in Asia and Europe. They stated that "These Chinese origin copies only have a visual resemblance. They have no relation to LOOK whose originals are not made in Asia. These counterfeit products are illegal and potentially dangerous. They do not have the performance qualities of...

Bone marrow clinic in Dublin for former international cyclist Paul Giblin

The search for a bone marrow match for Paul Giblin continues in Dublin tomorrow. The top rower twice took gold at the Henley Royal Regatta and has 17 Irish senior championship titles. After rowing, he took up cycling. He competed in the 2010 An Post Rás in 2010 and has also ridden as a pilot for the Irish paracycling...

Stephen Roche Big Interview _ Part 1

In Part I of his interview with inCycle TV, Stephen Roche talks about his work ethic when he was racing in Ireland and his subsequent move to the continent. Roche also talks about the '87 Giro, why he felt that he deserved to share team leadership with Roberto Visentini and his subsequent battle with the Italian. Roche goes on to...

An Post – Chain Reaction invited to early season French races

The An Post - Chain Reaction team have been listed amongst the teams invited to take part in the early season French races, Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise and Etoile de Bessèges. The UCI 1.1 Grand Prix Cycliste la Marseillaise takes place on the 1st of February, and a number of World Tour teams are set to take part including FDJ,...

Mauro Santambrogio tests positive for testosterone and blames erectile dysfunction problems

The Italian rider, Mauro Santambrogio, has tested positive for testosterone and now faces the possibility of being banned from competing for life. The Union Cycliste Internationale (UCI) announced that it had notified Santambrogio of an Adverse Analytical Finding of Testosterone in a sample collected in the scope of an out-of-competition control on 22 October 2014. The Italian has since claimed that he had been prescribed...

Christmas competition time

Our good friends over at Galibier have given us not one, but two pairs of gloves to giveaway to two lucky readers. First off we have a pair of Galibier Roubaix Vision gloves. Road.cc website put them in their glove top ten giving them 4.5 stars out of 5. Read the review here Next up we've a pair Galibier Grip VTT...

‘Doping did not end with Lance Armstrong’ Scott Mercier speaks to Newstalk

Former US Postal cyclist Scott Mercier was on the Off The Ball show this week where he spoke about his decision to walk away from the team and explains his concerns for doping in modern day cycling. He spoke about his experience of witnessing the doping policy first hand within US Postal and his thoughts on the current situation in...

No cobbled classics for Philippe Gilbert

Despite having stated last month that he would be taking part in the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix in a bid to win all five monuments, Philippe Gilbert has now said that he won't be taking part in those races after all, according to Het Laatse Nieuws. Instead, he will take part in the Ardennes classics, Amstel Gold Race, Fleche...

Cycling Ireland President named as Chef de Mission for 2016 Paralympics

Paralympics Ireland announced today that the President of Cycling Ireland, Denis Toomey, would be the Chef de Mission for the Irish Paralympic team for the 2016 Games in Rio. The role will involve managing the team, and overseeing the operational preparation and participation of Team Ireland at the games. The Cork man, was elected as President of Cycling Ireland at...

2015 Team Sky kit available now for fans

"Team Sky won't be wearing their new kit until January 2015, but fans of the squad can try on the new range of Rapha Team Sky replica kit now. The new range has been created with the insight gained from working closely with the world's best riders, and is tailored for the needs of amateur riders. The garments are...

Top Irish team looking to strengthen team

The Galway-based team Black Rose Racing are looking to fill two places on their Road/Track team setup for next season. If you are interested or know someone interested, you can contact them through their facebook page https://www.facebook.com/pages/Black-Rose-Racing/330959691888?ref=ts . They are looking for people who can work in a team structure. On the track, all equipment will be provided. In...

Watch as cyclist hits a deer at around 50km/h

Fly6 video captures the crash at Alexander Ave heading towards Sausalito, CA. Youtube user Silas Patlove says about his crash "Although I don't remember it, I landed on my back, and hit the back of my Giro helmet, which probably saved me from serious brain injury. Although I had a mild concussion with a bit of memory loss...

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Chris Juul-Jensen to continue with Mitchelton-SCOTT through to 2021

Danish rider Chris Juul-Jensen will stay with the Mitchelton-SCOTT team for the next two seasons, the team announced today. 30-year-old Juul-Jensen joined the Australian outfit...

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