Reinventing the wheel

Probably one of the most pointless innovations for the bike, this elliptical wheel has an off center hub to counter act the elliptical shape of the wheel from what we can gather, giving riders a very similar experience to conventional wheels. "The project, co-funded by INALENTEJO the NSRF - National Strategic Reference , through the ERDF - Social Fund for...

The Col Collective on the Passo dello Stelvio (Bormio)

The Stelvio is one of the most iconic climbs used in the Giro d'Italia, and it's the latest climb to feature in a film from The Col Collective. Here's their take on it.   Whatever way you look at it, the Stelvio is a spiritual cycling experience like no other. First featuring in the Giro d’Italia in 1953 its long history and...

Astana and Katusha go on the attack after Alberto Contador punctures

There was a lot of discussion about an incident on today's stage of the Giro d'Italia when the Astana and Katusha teams went on the attack, after race leader Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) had punctured. About 20 kilometres before the start of the toughest climb of the day, the Mortirolo, Contador punctured. The Spaniard dropped back to get a rear wheel...

A year on from his devastating crash, Taylor Phinney is still recovering from his injuries

A year ago today, Taylor Phinney had a devastating crash in the USA Cycling Professional Road Championships. He was descending Lookout Mountain when he fell and slid into a guardrail, suffering a compound fracture to his tibia and fibula. Despite the seriousness of the crash, the BMC rider thought he would be back racing within a matter of months....

The bike race that passes through a brewery

A few months ago, we published a story about a cyclo-cross race that passes through a pub. Well, here's another race that is routed through a drinking establishment. In the Iron Horse Bicycle Classic in Durango, Colorado, mountain bikers race on a course which combines single track, pavement and also an indoor section through a brewery. The race took...

Richie Porte forced to withdraw from Giro

Richie Porte has been forced to withdraw from the Giro d'Italia on medical grounds following injuries sustained in a stage 13 crash. The Tasmanian was among a number of riders to be brought down in a pile-up 3.3 kilometres from the finish in Jesolo, landing on his knee and hip. After enduring an uncomfortable weekend of racing as he looked...

A message from some Tour de France cyclists (VIDEO)

A video has been produced featuring a number of top cyclists, which hammers home the message to fans to exercise caution when spectating at races. The video features amongst others, Vincenzo Nibali, John Degenkolb, Tejay van Garderen, Nairo Quintana, Alberto Contador and Tom Boonen. The number of incidents occuring at top level races seems to be increasing year-on-year with a...

Watch the highlights of the final stage of An Post Rás

Aidis Kruopis (An Post Chain Reaction) stormed to a final stage victory on this year’s An Post Rás winning an electrifying sprint to the line ahead of Davide Vigano (Team IDEA) and county rider, Damian Shaw (Louth Team Asea), who finished in second and third place. The glory, however, belonged to Lukas Postlberger as the Tirol Cycling Team rider...

“Despite the pain and torture it’s been a great week” – Mick Leonard’s An Post Rás diary

By Mick Leonard Well, I'm glad to be sitting here as a Man of the Rás! As per usual, today was another tough fight. My neck is quite stiff from the many lineouts over the last few days where you're buried on the drops and pushing as hard as you can just to hold that wheel. The pace at which...

Kruopis sprints to final stage victory as Postlberger is crowned An Post Rás 2015 Champion

Aidis Kruopis (An Post Chain Reaction) stormed to a final stage victory on this year’s An Post Rás winning an electrifying sprint to the line ahead of Davide Vigano (Team IDEA) and county rider, Damian Shaw (Louth Team Asea), who finished in second and third place. The glory, however, belonged to Lukas Postlberger as the Tirol Cycling Team rider...

How much does a beard affect you on the bike?

We recently heard somebody asking the question as to how much having a beard increases drag on the bike. Facial hair has gotten more and more common, with the likes of Bradley Wiggins and Luca Paolini growing beards in recent years. Numerous aspect of bikes, clothing and position have been studied to try and develop the optimum position and equipment...

The Giro d’Italia winner who fought and died for his country

By Graham Healy One hundred years ago today, Italy became involved in World War One, when they fired their first shots at the Austro-Hungarian positions Cervignano del Friuli, which was captured a few hours later. An estimated 1,000,000 Italian soldiers and civilians would die during the war. Amongst those who would go and to fight and die for his country...