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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....

Newly discovered beetle named after Giro d’Italia winner

Some cyclists have races named after them, others have monuments built on mountains. The 2014 Giro d'Italia winner, Nairo Quintana, has been honoured in a somewhat different way. A beetle discovered in Colombia has been given a scientific name which honours Quintana reported the National University. The beetle, called "Oxyelitrum nairoi" caught the attention of researchers from...

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...

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...

‘Oh, what fun it is to ride!’ Merry Christmas from Team Sky

Team Sky rider Geraint Thomas spreads some Christmas cheer in a unique way.

Marshalling at the Vuelta a Costa Rica leaves a lot to be desired

The Vuelta a Costa Rica is taking place at the moment, and runs until Christmas Day. The UCI 2.2 race has been run since 1965, but it seems they still have a thing or two to learn about traffic management. This video is from this week's time-trial stage, where a rider has to negotiate a junction. Very hard to set...

‘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...

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,...

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Julian Alaphilippe wins the Velo d’Or Mondial

Julian Alaphilippe (Deceuninck – Quick-Step) has become just the second Frenchman in history (and the first in 24 years) to receive the Velo d’Or...

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