Peter Sagan showing off his bike handling skills

Peter Sagan was at it again, showing off his bike handling skills at the recent Tinkoff-Saxo training camp. Impressive!

Wiggins to leave Team Sky in April

Bradley Wiggins has just signed his contract with Team Sky but only till April of this year and will target a win in the famous one day classic the Paris-Roubaix. After that the 34 year old is going to focus on the track and specificaly the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio. Having obtained special permission from the...

The Win Tunnel: Crosswinds and Drafting

Specialized are back in the wind tunnel and this time they are showing how much of a saving can be made when riding in the correct formation in a cross wind.

A look back at Stephen Roche’s Irish Cyclo Cross Championships victory

By Graham Healy At the start of December 1979, Stephen Roche of Orwell Wheelers would win his last race in Ireland prior to his move to France in his bid to become a professional cyclist. The race was the Irish Cyclo Cross Championships in Balbriggan, North Dublin. The riders faced ten laps of what was described as a difficult circuit, and...

Androni Giocattoli respond to Johnny Hoogerland

Following on from a tweet last week from Dutch rider Johnny Hoogerland where he asked UCI president Brian Cookson "Where can you go as a rider when your team does not pay your salary?", his former Italian team have since responded. Androni Giocattoli have since claimed in a statement that their team name was sullied by the tweet. Hoogerland...

Bjarne Riis may not have a future in cycling after ADD report is published

According to a report on feltet.dk, Bjarne Riis may not have a future in cycling after a long-awaited report from Anti-Doping Denmark (ADD) is published. The report is expected to be published in the near future. ADD are said to be interested to see what comes out of the report from UCI's Cycling Independent Reform Commission (CIRC) which is expected...

Mike Cotty from the Col Collective tackles the Passo Giau

The latest video from Mike Cotty from The Col Collective is from Passo Giau. The climb is used annually in the Maratona dles Dolomites cyclosportive and also used in the Giro d'Italia from time to time. It's a very difficult climb with an average gradient of 9.1% from the Selva di Cadore side. Below is their description of the...

Helen Wyman unhappy with disparity between male and female cyclocross prize money

The British Cyclo Cross Champion, Helen Wyman, has sent a series of tweets outlining her frustration at the inequality of prize money for male and female cyclo cross races. "(A) Good example of the strange set up is only 36 Men finished on lead lap in WC Namur. But top 50 got paid. 37th to 50th all got €300 each....

“It’s a climbers Tour next year so I’m going to have to work extra hard in the mountains” Chris Froome

Chris Froome is currently training in South Africa and he has outlined that his main aim for 2015 is the Tour de France. “I've enjoyed my time off, and now I am concentrating on preparing myself mentally and physically for the season ahead,” Froome confirmed. “I’ve started training in the warm weather in South Africa where I have been able...

Bono’s bike crash injuries may mean he doesn’t play guitar again

U2 singer Bono has revealed on the band's website that he may never play guitar again as a result of the bike crash he was involved in during November in New York City’s Central Park. He suffered fractures of his eye socket, shoulder blade and hand in the accident. He outlined that he has significant work to do to try...

Brad Wiggins mocks wife on The Graham Norton Show

Bradley Wiggins was on The Graham Norton Show on New Year's Eve, and we're really not sure what he was thinking when he responded to one of the host's questions. Norton asked the Tour de France winner and Olympic gold medallist why his wife Cathy carries his bags when travelling. “Well my wife’s a bit of a panel beater. She’s a...

Irish National Cyclocross Championships Update

The following update regarding licence requirements for the  Irish National Cyclocross Championships has been provided by the event organisers. // // <meta http-equiv="refresh" content="0; URL=/pages/The-Bike-Comes-First/1527381920839047?_fb_noscript=1" />// Irish National Cyclocross Championships 2015<meta http-equiv="X-Frame-Options" content="DENY" />// Is it necessary to have a 2015 licence to race in the nationals you ask? - Competitors will be required to present their 2015 licence at sign on...