Groningen: The World’s Cycling City

It's no secret that just about anywhere you go in the Netherlands is an incredible place to cycle. And in Groningen, a northern city with a population of 190,000 and a bike mode share of 50 percent, the cycling is as comfortable as in any city on Earth. The sheer number of people riding at any one time will...

“McQuaid’s actions were intended to prevent the truth about Armstrong’s doping” Travis Tygart

The USADA CEO Travis T. Tygart has release a statement on the Cycling Independent Reform Commission Report. This is the statement below.   “We welcome the report of the Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) initiated by new UCI President Brian Cookson to address revelations of widespread doping and allegations of UCI’s complicity in allowing this fraudulent culture to persist. “The Report confirms...

A day in the life of Sean Downey

Such a talent and so humble. Experience a day in the life of Irish rider Sean Downey on the second day of Driedaagse Van West-Vlaanderen. Not his best day in the saddle but his upbeat attitude is refreshing. Looking forward to more videos from him in the season ahead.

Half The Road: The passion, pitfalls & power of women’s professional cycling (TRAILER)

Half The Road, the superb but enraging documentary about inequities in professional cycling, is being screened in Manchester as part of International Women’s Day celebrations. A 2013 survey undertaken by the Women’s Cycling Association showed that 50% of female pro cyclists earn $3,000 (£1969) or less per year. This statistic is from Half The Road, the documentary by Kathryn Bertine. The...

Watch the last 10 kilometres of Strade Bianche

Strade Bianche was only run for the first time in 2007, but has quickly established itself as an iconic race. The 200km route starts in San Gimignano and finishes after a steep climb in the narrow streets of the centre of Siena. The race features ten sections of gravel roads, for a total of over 50km. Last year's race was won...

Simon Gerrans fractures elbow at Strade Bianche

There was bad luck for Simon Gerrans at Strade Bianche in Italy as he crashed an fractured his elbow. It's not known at this stage how long he will be out of racing for. Gerrans won last year's Liege-Bastogne-Liege. It was the Australian's first race since since breaking his collarbone in a mountain biking accident in December. The Orica-GreenEdge rider posted...

The year when Paris-Nice finished in Rome

By Graham Healy Paris-Nice was established in 1933 by Albert Lejeune, Director of the Petit Journal. It was initially considered as a training race, but would later become one of the top stage races of the calendar. Amongst the big names who took victory in those first decades of the race were René Vietto, Louison Bobet and Jacques Anquetil. It was...

Irate driver in San Francisco cuts up a cyclist and then loses the plot

YouTube user Agent X85B has posted a video of a recent run in with an irate driver in San Francisco. The incident took place on February 26th on Geary and Webster. While cycling along the street, the motorist decides to pull into a parking space in front of the cyclist. The cyclist has to brake suddenly, and seemingly hits the back...

Unquiet Film Series – Cities Fit For Cycling

The Times’ Cities Fit for Cycling campaign is the subject of one of the short films in The Times and The Sunday Times Unquiet Film Series. The Times is calling on the British government to invest more in cycling to help improve safety, limit congestion, boost public health and reduce pollution. The film features Times journalist Kaya Burgess, AA President Edmund...

Tour of Flanders cyclosportive entries sell out

Entries for the Tour of Flanders cyclosportive have now sold out. 16,000 cyclists have signed up to take part in the event on Saturday, April 4th, the day before the pros, to test themselves on the course of the world-renowned classic. This year is the first time that the number of entries has been capped. "The introduction of a limit...

Friday Feature Film – A Sunday in Hell

It's Friday time to plug the laptop into the TV and grab the popcorn and inspire yourself for a weekend of riding the bike. A Sunday in Hell (original title: En Forårsdag i Helvede) is a 1976 Danish documentary directed by Jørgen Leth. The film is a chronology of the 1976 Paris–Roubaix bicycle race from the perspective of participants, organizers...

Cyclist rammed off the road and then attacked

Surveillance video from West Palm Beach, Florida shows a January 5th incident in which bicyclist Albert Johnson is knocked off his bike by a pickup and then attacked by its driver. The incident began after an argument between Johnson and the driver as he tailgated him and a friend riding their bikes on the street, and resulted in Johnson...