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...

Pure Imagination – Exploring the Pennines by cyclo cross bike

'Pure Imagination' is a film which explores the projects of Pennine Prospects by cyclocross bike. The cyclists are followed through the Twite Recovery areas on the moors, past the Canal Animations, ancient routes of the clog factory workers and exposing some of the work of the Pennine Bridleway Ranger. Pure Imagination from Whitenosugar Productions on Vimeo.

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.

Fixx Supercross Cup Hot Lap Kiltiernan

Here's another great video from Johnny McCabe. It's the opening lap from yesterdays cyclocross race in Kiltiernan in Dublin.

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...

Entries open for Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge

The 2015 Stephen Roche Atlantic Challenge is now open for entries. The route of the event in Co. Clare takes the riders through the Burren and along the Atlantic Coast. Amongst the climbs are the Cliffs of Moher and Corkscrew Hill. The sportive takes place on Saturday the 28th March in Ennistymon. It costs €30 + €2.10 Transaction Fee and...

Cycling Weekly review of Zwift

Zwift is an online social world that promises to revolutionise indoor training. It is currently in beta mode and since its launch it has been overwhelmed with demand with over 18,000 people applying to join the beta programme. The softwares aim is to reduce the boredom of turbo training by letting you compete against other real riders...

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,...

Bilenky Junkyard Cross – A different type of cross race

Check out this short film of the Bilenky cyclocross race from 2010. Bilenky Junkyard Cross is a less-than-formal bike race through the junkyard behind Bilenky Cycle Works in Philadelphia. The racecourse has chicanes through oil-stained gravel and obstacles made of scrap plywood supported in unidentifiable ways to the top of a rusted heating oil tank. The organisers say that...

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...