Bora Argon 18 and MTN Qhubeka amongst wild cards for Paris Roubaix

Twenty five cycling teams have been selected to take part to the 113th edition of Paris Roubaix which will take place on April 12th. In accordance with Union Cycliste Internationale rules, the following seventeen UCI WorldTeam are automatically invited to the race: AG2R La Mondiale (Fra) Astana Pro Team (Kaz) BMC Racing Team (USA) Etixx Quick Step (Bel) FDJ (Fra) IAM Cycling (Sui) Lampre Merida (Ita) Lotto Soudal...

Do you even Strava?

We have seen some dicks and some other rude things but this is a masterpiece. Strava user Stephen Lund took to the streets of Victoria, BC and created this wonderful giraffe which is about 11km's tall and took about 100km's of riding to complete. You can read his post here.

The Col Collective take on the Col de la Bonette

Mike Cotty from The Col Collective tackles the Col de la Bonette in their latest video. It really does look like a stunning climb. Below is their description. Climbing its way through the Mercantour National Park, at 24km in length the Col de la Bonette really is an ascent that needs absolute respect right from the start. Pacing, pacing,...

Archive footage of Shay Elliott winning Het Volk

By Graham Healy Omloop Het Nieuwsblad takes place this weekend, and back in 1959, Shay Elliott became the first ever foreign winner of the race, which was then known as Het Volk. The previous year, the Dubliner had shown his ability in classics, when he came close to victory in both Paris Roubaix and Paris Brussels. However, he didn't manage to...

The man who commutes by bike in -23°C/-10°F temperatures

Fraser Cunningham commutes by bike to work in Cincinnati, regardless of the temperature. The 56 year old has been doing it every single morning for the past 18 months. USA Today filmed him on his commute and on that particular day, it was so cold, that his eyes literally froze open during the trek. "It's better than freezing shut," he...

Why we love Downhill, The pinkbike edition

YouTube user shr3d has taken his favorite downhill & freeride clips from pinkbike and compiled this awesome video. There is an incredible amount of talent out there both on the bike and behind the camera.

Chris Froome – Sports Life Stories Documentary

The ITV series Sports Life Stories yesterday featured Team Sky's Chris Froome. Froome recounts the story of how he became only the second British winner of the Tour de France in 2013. ITV describes the documentary with the following: With unique access at his home in South Africa, we gain a new insight into his fierce rivalry with team-mate Sir Bradley...

Don’t try this at home

Short clip of a nice gap jump but didn't nail the landing. Still some balls of steal to try this one.

Dan Martin speaks to Cyclingnews about his move to a leadership role

Dan Martin has spoken to Cyclingnews about his responsibility within the Cannondale Garmin team and his move up to a leadership role within his team. "We've got an openness to new ideas. We work well as a team," he says of his new merged Cannondale Garmin squad. He then goes on to talk about the experience that he can provide...

We’re really not sure how this cyclist stayed on her feet

This incident happened in Taiwan recently, whereby the girl was cycling across the zebra crossing and didn't see the car coming. Somehow though, she managed to stay upright after being hit by the car. She seems pretty cool afterwards as she picks up her bike. We're not sure whether the green light was for the car or the cyclist at the...

Four Irish riders set to start Kuurne Brussels Kuurne

The classics seasons kicks off this weekend with Omloop Het Nieuwsblad taking place on Saturday, and the following day will see the riders line up in the UCI 1.1 Kuurne Brussels Kuurne. Four Irish riders are set to line up in Sunday's race. Sam Bennett is listed amongst the starters for Bora Argon 18 team and will hope to build...

Sporza boards bloopers

Sporza have put together some of their favorite crashes at the boards in the 2014/15 season.