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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...

“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...

Brad Wiggins mocks wife on The Graham Norton Show

Bradley Wiggins was on The Graham Norton Show on New Year's Eve, and we're really not sure what he was thinking when he responded to one of the host's questions. Norton asked the Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist why his wife Cathy carries his bags when travelling. “Well my wife’s a bit of a panel beater. She’s a...

Peter Sagan and Specialized – A Partnership Renewed

Specialized have produced a video in honour of Peter Sagan moving to the Tinkoff Saxo team, where once again he will back riding one of their machines. Various other professional cyclists in the video, including Tom Boonen, Rigoberto Uran and Alberto Contador talk of the skills that Sagan displays. This is what Specialized had to say. In 2008, Peter won...

“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,...

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...

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Ireland’s Shannon McCurley wins silver at the European Track Championships

Ireland’s Shannon McCurley has won silver in the Scratch Race on the opening day of the UEC European Track Championships in Apeldoorn, the Netherlands....

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