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...

“If I cheated at golf I wouldn’t just regret it, I’d be heartbroken forever” Lance Armstrong

Lance Armstrong has spoken about his interest in golf with Golf Digest magazine and he discusses amongst other things, cheating. He talks about cheating in golf compared to cycling and views them differently. "Golf is different from the culture of cycling when I was competing, and that's putting it mildly. Cycling, it was the Wild West. Nobody considered doping cheating....

Look warn of fake 695 frames for sale in Europe

Look have announced that copies of their LOOK 695* frames are being offered for sale in Asia and Europe. They stated that "These Chinese origin copies only have a visual resemblance. They have no relation to LOOK whose originals are not made in Asia. These counterfeit products are illegal and potentially dangerous. They do not have the performance qualities of...

Newly discovered beetle named after Giro d’Italia winner

Some cyclists have races named after them, others have monuments built on mountains. The 2014 Giro d'Italia winner, Nairo Quintana, has been honoured in a somewhat different way. A beetle discovered in Colombia has been given a scientific name which honours Quintana reported the National University. The beetle, called "Oxyelitrum nairoi" caught the attention of researchers from...

Bone marrow clinic in Dublin for former international cyclist Paul Giblin

The search for a bone marrow match for Paul Giblin continues in Dublin tomorrow. The top rower twice took gold at the Henley Royal Regatta and has 17 Irish senior championship titles. After rowing, he took up cycling. He competed in the 2010 An Post Rás in 2010 and has also ridden as a pilot for the Irish paracycling...

Mike Cotty from The Col Collective takes on Mont Ventoux

The Col Collective have released their latest video where they take on the epic Mont Ventoux. This is their description of the making of the video. Sometimes mother nature deals you a joker card and other times a hand full of aces. After three days in the Pyrénées, The Col Collective was back on the road for a late night drive...