Samuel Sanchez to line up in Spanish cyclo cross championships

Samuel Sanchez will line up in the Spanish cyclo cross championships this weekend in Gijón. Sanchez took part in three cyclocross races in December and won in his last race for BMC on December 28. In the race next Sunday, Sanchez will race for the MMR Bikes team. The 36 year old Spaniard will announce in the coming days...

Do you use a bike to commute?

If so take a look at this video were Daniele Quercia tells a story about how a random route change one day led him on a voyage of discovery. Mapping apps help us find the fastest route to where we’re going. But what if we’d rather wander? In this video he demos “happy maps” that take into account not...

First look at Dan Martin’s new Cannondale-Garmin jersey at team launch

The launch of the 2015 Cannondale-Garmin team took place last night in the IAC building in New York City. The team’s official 2015 kit was unveiled at the launch. The team members at the launch were Andrew Talansky, Ben King, Dan Martin, Davide Formolo, Joe Dombrowski and Ted King along with CEO Jonathan Vaughters.

Boonen, Devolder and Lefevere suspected of tax evasion

Het Nieuwsblad has reported that Tom Boonen, Stijn Devolder and Etixx-Quick Step team manager Patrick Lefevere are suspected of tax fraud and must appear in court. A Kortrijk prosecutor has been investigating alleged tax evasion of the cyclists and Lefevre, and thefraud is said to involve "significant amounts". "It is a complex fraud scheme that was set up with the...

How bikes took over Dublin

Here is a really good info graphic showing the incredible growth of cycling in Dublin over the past few years. This image was created by Tracey Solicitors

New on-the-spot fines for cyclists to be introduced to Ireland this year

On-the-spot fines for cyclists are set to be introduced to Ireland this year. Fines of around €50 being handed down to cyclists who break red lights, cycle the wrong way on roads or mount footpaths. According to The Irish Independent, The Department of Transport has confirmed that the heads of the Bill providing for such cycling offences will be published...

Cyclocross Champs 2015 course description

Starting on a grassy incline, the racers will join the circuit on the first lap for a fast 400m tarmac climb through the start finish area. The tarmac continues on for another 100 meters and then turns gently left and gently right, onto a grassy straight. Easy peasy? Yes….. But positioning is vital on the straight, so gas up, before...

Motorist sacked after joking about hitting a cyclist

A man in the UK sent a tweet this morning claiming that he had hit a cyclist. Rayhan Qadar, 21, tweeted 'Think I just hit a cyclist. But I'm late for work so had to drive off lol.' The tweet was retweeted numerous times and Qadar received some vitriolic responses. The police launched an investigation into the tweet and his...

A mechanic’s view of the Vuelta

This footage from last year's Vuelta shows the work done by the Shimano neutral service mechanics on the support motorbikes in helping cyclists with punctures. The cyclists that this mechanic comes to the aid of are Alexey Lutsenko, Maxime Bouet and Philip Deignan.

Onboard with Leif Lampater at the Rotterdam Six

This onboard footage from German cyclist Leif Lampater at the Rotterdam Six Day, which is currently taking place, shows the craziness of the Madison. Lampater is teamed up with Nico Hesslich and after three nights, the duo were in sixth place overall. The Belgian pair Jasper de Buyst and Kenny de Ketele were leading. Looking at this footage, we're surprised there...

Holy cow that was close

Check out this gif of a mountain biker narrowly missing a cow who was out having a drink in the middle of the trail.

UK cyclist banned for two years for refusing to provide a sample

UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has confirmed that cyclist Jason White has been suspended from all sport for two years following an anti-doping rule violation. Mr White is banned after refusing to provide a sample on 28 September 2014 at the Richardsons-Trek Road Team Road Race. The rider is banned from all competition from 12 November 2014 to 11 November 2016. UKAD...