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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,...

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...

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BORA – hansgrohe to hold training camp in preparation for season...

From mid-June, BORA - hansgrohe will prepare for the return of the season with its first training camp in Ötztal, Austria. In order to...

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