Final cyclocross race of the season to take place in Montmartre

We recently posted footage of a wartime cyclocross race taking place in Montmartre, Paris. It has now been announced that the final race this season will take place in Montmartre on the 8th of March to replicate those wartime races. The steps of the Sacre Coeur will be incorporated into the lap. This footage from 1943 will give you an...

The Grand Hotel Doping opens

Former Slovenian professional, Tadej Valjavec, has opened a hotel, the Villa Triglav, which has been dubbed by the Italian newspaper La Repubblica, The Grand Hotel Doping. The reason they have given the hotel this name is not only because Valjavec has customised the rooms to replicate the atmospheric conditions at 4,000 metres of altitude, but also due to his links...

“I didn’t think he was the kind of guy who should be World Champion” Greg LeMond and the ’82 Worlds (including highlights)

See highlights video at the bottom of the page By Graham Healy Down through the years, the World Championship Road Race has often ended in controversy. One such occasion was the 1982 race in Goodwood, England. Amongst those considered favourites to win were Bernard Hinault, Giuseppe Saronni and Sean Kelly. Nobody really fancied the chances of the previous year’s winner, Freddy Maertens....

Alex Dowsett’s World Hour Record song

We thought it was just football teams that recorded a song in advance of a competition but a song has now been released to mark Alex Dowsett's World Hour record attempt. A song entitled Perfect Hour, written and produced by Daniel Carasco and sung by Chantelle Lee has been released in advance of Dowsett's attempt. The English rider will tackle...

Are you up for the Everest Challenge?

The guys at Galibier have posted details of their Everest 2015 challenge. If you haven't heard of 'Everesting', it involves climbing the total elevation gain of the height of Mt. Everest on your bike. The tallest mountain in the world stands at 8,848m above sea level. The details of the challenge set by Galibier are as follows: Pick a local ascent, a...

Felix English and David McCarthy to line up in Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic

Both Felix English and David McCarthy will start for their JLT Condor team in the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic starting on Friday, which consists of a series of four criteriums. English will compete in the Elite races, whilst McCarthy is entered in the support races. English also took part in the race series last year, and came close to victory...

Highlights of Diegem Superprestige won by Marianne Vos. Francine Meehan also competing.

The latest round of the Superprestige series took place at Diegem yesterday, and the race was a great battle between Marianne Vos (Rabo Liv), Pauline Ferrand Prévot (Rabo Liv) and Kateřina Nash (Luna Pro). The slippiness of the track added to the spectacle with a number of crashes taking place including a nasty crash for Nash into the barriers....

“It’s hard to go from the highs of pro cycling, to normal person on the street” John Brady

By A.P. O’Máille Dubliner John Brady turned professional in 1988 and procured a contract racing on the famous 7-Eleven team, a US based professional team that had a roster including Davis Phinney, Andy Hampsten, Sean Yates, Bob Roll and many other big name racers. This is the second part of our interview with John, and you can check out...

Your moment of Svenness 3.8

For episode 3.8, SVENNESS travels to Milton Keynes in Buckinghamshire, England for the third round of the UCI Cyclocross World Cup. Milton Keynes served up a muddy track with difficult off-camber sections and a good amount of running. The race started out chaotic, but once everything settled in it was about who was the strongest and made the fewest...

One third of Team Sky cyclists suffer from some form of asthma study reveals

One third of Team Sky cyclists suffer from some form of asthma, according to a study conducted by John Dickinson of Kent University. Dickinson, a world expert on asthma in sport, also tested all 33 UK-based swimmers from the British Swimming squad and found that 70% have some form of asthma. This is compared to a a national asthma rate...

Is Joaquim Rodríguez also going to try and break the Hour Record?

A press release was issued today by the Katusha team stating that their rider Joaquim Rodríguez was also going to attempt to break the World Hour record in 2015. February 26th was stated as the date when the diminutive climber would join an ever growing list of riders trying to break the record. The rider is not known for...

Irish National Cyclocross Championships – Entries close in one week

The Irish National Cyclocross Championships take place on January 11, 2015 in River Valley Park, Swords, North County Dublin and sign on closes on the 4th of January 2015 with no exceptions. You can enter through the following link: http://www.thebikecomesfirst.com/registration/ The event is promoted by McNally Swords cycling club, in collaboration with thebikecomesfirst.com and Cycling Ireland. You must have a 2015 racing...