SVENNESS Episode 3.9 – Team tactics, barriers and more

SVENNESS Episode 3.9 is from the Flandriencross in Hamme for the third round of the BPost Bank Troffee series. The track is one of the fastest we will see this year, which means the race takes on the look and feel of a road circuit race more than a cyclocross race. No mud or big run-ups to deal with...

Cyclocross in Portland, Oregon in the 1980’s

"On the day Michael Sylvester had a fairly smooth ride, his only mishap was catching his finger in the spokes as he carried his bike up a hill and suffering a nasty cut" "but that didn't stop him from from out-riding the competition and breezing in the winner"

Tom Boonen becomes father of twin girls

There was good news for Tom Boonen over the weekend as his girlfriend Lore gave birth to twin girls. The multiple Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix winner tweeted the news saying: "Our family has been extended with two little princesses. Valentine and Jacqueline both weigh 2.4 kg. The babies and mom are doing fine." Best of luck to Tom in trying...

Santos Tour Down Under 2015 – People’s Choice Classic race highlights

Here are the higlights from the Tour Down Under's opener, the People's Choice Classic. The criterium took place around Rymill Park in Adelaide and the riders faced 51 kilometres. Marcel Kittel took the honours at the end of the 30 lap race. The Giant-Alpecin team rider, who won last year’s Classic but on a different course, set himself perfectly for the...

Book de Tour: Art of the 101st Tour de France

Book de Tour is an unusual approach to telling the story of a Tour de France. Artist Greig Leich explains how the race unfolded through oilstick created art for every stage of the 2014 race. Leich has been creating images from professional races over the past number of years including the Tour, Giro and Spring Classics, but this is the...

Watch the Track Cycling World Cup LIVE from Cali, Colombia

You can watch the Track Cycling World Cup live from Cali, Colombia through the link below from 21:00 GMT to 23:45 GMT. Amongst the events which will feature are: Men's Sprint Women's Omnium Final (25km Points Race) Women's Keirin Men's Omnium Final (40km Points Race)

Skateboarders overtake cyclists on Alpine descent.

This video, from last July, of two American professional skateboarders descending down an Alpine descent is really impressive. They fly past a number of cyclists on their way down. Byron Essert and Alex Tongue, spent much of the summer descending various mountains in Italy and France. They were said to have reached speeds of 80 km/h. In Italy, motorists were...

Nick Nuyens speaks out about Garmin Sharp

Recently retired Belgian rider, Nick Nuyens, has spoken out about his treatment by former Garmin team. He told De Standaard "I don't like to throw mud at anyone, but what I experienced during my last two seasons was enough.” "Last year, when I had heart problems, I found out that they had already seen in the US that my heartbeat...

Alex Dowsett still hopeful of tackling Hour Record

Alex Dowsett (Movistar) has released a video from his hospital bed, where he says that he still holds out hope of making an attempt on the World Hour Record, saying, “We’re doing everything we can to make ‘The Perfect Hour’ on February 27 still work though we might have to call it ‘The Almost Perfect Hour’ because of this." Dowsett...

Snow Epic – Fatbike Winterfestival

The Snow Epic in Engelberg in the Swiss Alps is Europe's first winter festival for fatbikes. The race comprises of five stages, and competitors from more than 20 countries have entered the inaugural race. Amongst the big names taking part are top mountain bikers Rune Høydahl and Bart Brentjens. Fatbikes are essentially bicycles with over-sized tyres and are designed for riding...

Michael Rasmussen to help young drug addicts on cycling project

Former professional cyclist, Michael Rasmussen, has found a new job, working as as a coach and mentor for young addicts and criminals who this summer will be cycling from Denmark to Alpe d'Huez. After the collapse of the Christina Watches team, Rasmussen was without work. Now, the 40 year old has been employed on a consultancy basis to help the...

Rio 2016 Road Race route adapted to start and finish at Copacabana

The UCI have announced that the Men’s and Women’s Rio 2016 Olympic Road Race course have been altered and will now start and finish at the iconic Copacabana beach. With a combination of steep climbs and descents and long flat coastal sections, the Road Race will pass through some of the most picturesque parts of the city including the...