Vinokourov suspends Astana Continental team

Alexandre Vinokourov has reportedly suspended the Astana Continental team following the fifth doping case in the Kazakhstani teams. On Wednesday the UCI announced that Artur Fedosseyev had tested positive for an anabolic androgenic steroids. Fedosseyev's positive test is the fifth doping case in just three months for Kazakhstani cycling, all coming from the Astana teams that include the WorldTour team...

The Col d’Aubisque

The Col d'Aubisque at an elevation of 1,709 m first appeared in the Tour de France in 1910. There have been a total of 45 passages over the summit, making it the second most visited mountain in the race's history. There have been two stage finishes on the summit, in 1985 when Stephen Roche won, and 2007 when Michael Rasmussen...

Isidro Nozal continues to recover from his serious accident

The former professional Isidro Nozal continues to recover from the serious injuries he suffered in September in a traffic accident. Two months later, Nozal remains in a wheelchair having suffered broken arms, legs and hips. The accident took place on September 30th and involved two cars which collided head-on and a truck near the Cantabrian town of Penagos. Nozal...

Ernest Hemingway and the Tour of the Basque Country

One of the literary giants of the 20th century, Ernest Hemingway, first moved to Europe during World War One and during his stay on the continent, he came to really came to appreciate bicycle racing, in particular, six-day races in Paris. He even makes a reference to the Tour of the Basque Country in his 1926 novel The Sun...

The Impossible Bike the worlds smallest folding electrical bike

At only 17" high the Impossible Bike fits into a standard backpack. Check out the kickstarter video below including actual footage of the bike being set up and ridden.

Is this the future?

Set to be released in China by the end of the year, the Dubike is a pedal powered bicycle equipped with regenerative electric technology and full of smart fitness technology. It has heart rate, pedal rate, peddle pressure and other sensors which which connect via Bluetooth to a smartphone app. The power for the electronics comes from a...

Inside the derny race with Jasper de Buyst

This short video of Jasper de Buyst in the Ghent Six-Day really shows the shortness of the track, the speed and the effort required each lap. Have a look.

Kelly and Roche triumphant in the 1985 Nissan Classic

On the 25th of September 1985, the first stage of the inaugural Nissan Classic started outside Trinity College Dublin. The race would be a success from the off and would run for eight editions, giving the Irish public the opportunity to see many of the biggest names in the sport compete on their home roads. The men behind the race...

Inside the mind of Sven Nys

Sven Nys gave an interview after the recent Cross Vegas and gives a great insight into his training regime and also his psychological  mindset when it comes to his training and racing.  At 38 years of age he certainly doesn't seem to be showing any signs giving up just yet after taking the win in Cross Vegas with a four second...

Lunchtime laughs – 2014 biggest bike fails

We're not sure which is more dangerous. The guys on the mountain bikes on the homemade jumps or the bmxer's trying to grind the rails. Both seem to have equal amounts of injuries. Also check out the very final clip in this video. It looks like the guy forgot to pack his wingsuit for this...

The Handmade Cyclist releases great new prints

The Handmade Cyclist has released three new prints and we think they're great. They represent a particular iconic race, described below. They're available from this site: http://thehandmadecyclist.tumblr.com/ MERCKX ‘69 On the 15th July, 1969, Eddy Merckx scored perhaps his greatest triumph. Riding in his debut Tour de France, Merckx - already in yellow - attacked early. He rode for 140km alone through the...

O’Donnell speaks out about cyclist injuries

Liz O'Donnell, the new head of the Road Safety Authority, has warned drivers about being more aware of cyclists, as the number of injuries sustained by cyclists has seen a big jump. Writing in The Irish Independent, O'Donnell said, "A soon-to-be-published report by the Road Safety Authority will show that there has been a 59pc increase in injuries among cyclists....