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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...

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...

Bianchi unveiled their new Team Lotto.NL Jumbo bike yesterday but why are Bianchis celeste?

Bianchi unveiled Team LottoNL-Jumbo's Oltre XR.2 model for 2015 season yesterday and the new model designed for the WorldTour Dutch team features a full-celeste color (which is Bianchi's iconic paint scheme) in the year of the 130th anniversary of the Italy based company. Bianchi celeste is the most distinctive colour scheme in cycling, but no one is quite sure...

“A licence for Astana is a slap in our face” Tony Martin on Astana

In an interview with the German newspaper, Donaukurier, the German rider Tony Martin has spoken of his disappointment with the news that Astana will receive a World Tour licence. In the interview to be published today, the Etixx - Quick-Step rider has said that "As a team where the suspicion of doping is so strong, being given a license is...

Collectif Parlee / A Telling Story

Here is a nice video which I think every bike rider no matter what discipline they do can relate to. Mario Beauregard from Collectif Parlee wrote a short introduction about what the project (Collectif Parlee) is all about and what it means to him. "We ride for the sheer beauty of cycling, with the desire to persevere through the...

First glance at 2015 BMC kit

The BMC team have also reduced the amount of black on the gear just like Colombia, to try and help them stand out in the peloton next season.

Colombia team kit 2015

“Because black has become the dominant color in the peloton, we now chose yellow.” say Colombia about their new 2015 kit. It looks kind of black to us! “When we chose black as main color, in 2012, we were one of the very first to do so, if not the first, but now black has become the dominating color...

Lost – The Frank Vandenbroucke Story

A new book is to be published in April on Belgian cyclist Frank Vandenbroucke which looks very interesting indeed. This is the book description. Frank Vandenbroucke is the great lost talent of world road cycling. Born in Mouscron in Belgium in 1974, he went on to race for three of the biggest professional teams on the world circuit – Lotto,...

“He was a real vindictive piece of work” Chris O’Dowd talks about his role in Lance Armstrong film

Roscommon-born actor Chris O'Dowd has been cast as David Walsh in the film Icon, which is based on Walsh's book Seven Deadly Sins. He spoke to Newstalk about the forthcoming film. The film will tell the story of Walsh's pursuit of Lance Armstrong and is directed by Stephen Frears. It will also star Ben Foster as Armstrong, Guillaume Caney as...

Sam Bennett set for early season test at Tour of Qatar

Sam Bennett has been named amongst the provisional starters for his Bora - Argon 18 team for the Tour of Qatar in February. However, the Carrick-on-Suir rider will be up against it, as amongst the other names listed as provisional starters are many of the best sprinters in the World. Included amongst those set to start are Marcel Kittel (Team...

“If five positive cases in one season are not enough for further investigation, then it’s over”

The organisers of the Dutch race, the Arnhem Veenendaal Classic have said that cycling teams with a doping past are no longer welcome at their race. They made this statement on Friday out of dissatisfaction with the decision to grant a license for the World Tour to Astana, a team with five recent doping cases. Race Director Thijs Zonneveld said that...

The best moments from the 2014 UCI Women’s Road World Cup

The UCI Women Road World Cup has seen nine different winners in nine events. Lizzie Armitstead was the overall world cup winner, Rabo-Liv was celebrated as best team, Alena Amialiusik as best climber, Elena Cecchini as best young rider and Iris Slappendel as winner of the UCI sprint jersey in this year’s UCI Women Road World Cup series. Here are...

Wanna ride with Mark Cavendish?

Want to ride with Mark Cavendish? The Manx Missile is offering the following opportunity for two people to the highest bidder. The money raised from the bid will go to support Right To Play which helps to transform the lives of over one million disadvantaged children across Africa, the Middle East and Asia every week through the power of...

Jakob Fuglsang told to consider his future with Astana

Following on from the four-year doping investigation, and the publication of the Padova report, Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang has been told he needs to consider his future with the Astana team. It was revealed this week that 17 Astana riders over the years has been associated with the doping doctor, Michel Ferrari. In addition, Astana had five doping cases this...

Gediminas Bagdonas signs new contract

The Lithuanian rider Gediminas Bagdonas has signed a new contract with the French team AG2R-La Mondiale. This means that the 2012 Lithuanian champion continues with the team for a third consecutive year. He has stated that his main aims for 2015 will be the Spring Classics, and the team have strengthened their classics team with the signings of the...

The Win Tunnel: Disc vs Rim Brakes on a road bike

Specialized Bicycles use their wind tunnel to finally answer the question of what the aerodynamic differences are between rim and disc brakes. And the answer is........

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