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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...

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...

One third of Team Sky cyclists suffer from some form of asthma study reveals

One third of Team Sky cyclists suffer from some form of asthma, according to a study conducted by John Dickinson of Kent University. Dickinson, a world expert on asthma in sport, also tested all 33 UK-based swimmers from the British Swimming squad and found that 70% have some form of asthma. This is compared to a a national asthma rate...

Is Joaquim Rodríguez also going to try and break the Hour Record?

A press release was issued today by the Katusha team stating that their rider Joaquim Rodríguez was also going to attempt to break the World Hour record in 2015. February 26th was stated as the date when the diminutive climber would join an ever growing list of riders trying to break the record. The rider is not known for...

“I never, ever had any doping cases on my team” Oleg Tinkov

Oleg Tinkov has recently been interviewed by Bloomberg TV, and discusses amongst other things, Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama and cycling. When asked as to whether his team is clean, Tinkov responds, "I never, ever had any doping cases on my team. None, zero, nil." This is said despite Michael Rogers having tested positive last year. Rogers tested positive after winning the...

Reminder – The Big Start – Northern Ireland’s Giro Journey

Just a reminder that The Big Start - Northern Ireland's Giro journey is being shown on St. Stephen's Day on BBC2 at 17:25. Gavin Andrews looks back at the Giro d'Italia's visit to Northern Ireland in May 20114. With contributions from Irish pro riders Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and Philip Deignan, reflections from locals involved in the smooth running of...

Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Eddy Merckx honoured in Paris

Both Pauline Ferrand-Prevot and Eddy Merckx were amongst the sportspeople recently honoured in Paris by L'Equipe. Ferrand-Prevot was awarded French Sportsperson of the Year and the woman from Reims had an excellent season. Apart from winning the World Road Race title, she also won French Road, TT and cyclo-cross championships, U23 European XC Championship, Emakumeen Euskal Bira overall and La...

2014 season highlights video from Sporza

Sporza have put together this 2014 season highlights video. Most of it is in Flemish but there are some parts in English. It starts off with Ian Stannard's victory in Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, before featuring Paris-Nice and the Spring Classics including Dan Martin's near miss at Liege-Bastogne-Liege. His crash in the Giro is also shown. Other events from the season...

New stage race for Abu Dhabi

The organisers of the Giro d'Italia, RCS Sport, and Abu Dhabi Sports Council are organising the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour, which will replace the slot in the calendar vacated by the Tour of Beijing. The race will take place for the first time in October 2015, and is expected to attract many of the biggest names in the sport. It...

Cyclists can’t avoid tree branch – Video

Bad luck for this group of cyclists on a training spin in Australia as they collided with a branch falling from a Eucalyptus tree. There are some accidents that just can't be avoided.

The Big Start – Northern Ireland’s Giro journey

Relive the Giro d'Italia's visit to Ireland by watching The Big Start - Northern Ireland's Giro journey which will be shown on St. Stephen's Day on BBC2 at 17:25. Gavin Andrews looks back at the Giro d'Italia's visit to Northern Ireland in May 20114. With contributions from Irish pro riders Nicolas Roche, Dan Martin and Philip Deignan, reflections from locals...

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...

How does Stephen Roche’s 1987 bike compare to a modern carbon fibre machine?

In 1987, Stephen Roche rode a Battaglin steel frame to victory in the Giro, Tour and World Championships. The guys at GCN decided to try it out and compare it to a modern bike. In the intervening period, bikes have come on in leaps and bounds. The Battaglin has Columbus SLX tubing, which was a high spec at the time,...

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