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...

Peter Sagan and Specialized – A Partnership Renewed

Specialized have produced a video in honour of Peter Sagan moving to the Tinkoff Saxo team, where once again he will back riding one of their machines. Various other professional cyclists in the video, including Tom Boonen, Rigoberto Uran and Alberto Contador talk of the skills that Sagan displays. This is what Specialized had to say. In 2008, Peter won...

“The UCI makes so many mistakes” Niki Terpstra speaks out

In an interview with Dutch newspaper, Algemeen Dagblad, Niki Terpstra has spoken of his frustrations with certain aspects of the way cycling is run. He was asked as to whether he thought Astana shoud have been awarded a World Tour licence and said: "I do not agree, but I don't want to worry about it. It only costs energy and...

Will Nibali also tackle the Giro in 2015?

Vincenzo Nibali is aiming for a second Tour de France win this year, but hasn't ruled out also trying to win the Giro d'Italia. The Italian has spoken to La Gazzetta dello Sport and said "The door is not completely closed, although my sights are focused on the Tour." Nibali also hopes to have better preparation in advance of the season,...

Is this Britain’s worst bike path?

A new bike path has opened in Bristol which is a contender for Britain's worst. The path sees cyclists having to dodge trees and lampposts every few metres. The path has been painted onto the pavement to allow cyclists to travel in the direction of oncoming traffic. A Bristol City Council spokesperson told The Bristol Post: “The cycle lines in Nelson...

New An Post Chain Reaction jersey

In addition to launching their new website, the An Post Chain Reaction team have also shown on the site what will presumably be their new jersey for the 2015 season. It has less black than last year's with more white. It still retains it's distinctive green which helps to make the riders stand out on TV.

An Post Chain Reaction launch new website

The An Post Chain Reaction team have launched their new website this morning and you can check it out here. http://www.anpostchainreaction.com/en/home-1.htm

“Where can you go when your team does not pay your salary?” Johnny Hoogerland

Johnny Hoogerland has insinuated that he is yet to receive his full salary from his Androni Giocattoli team as the Dutchman tweeted the following message today to the UCI President Brian Cookson "Where can you go as a rider when your team does not pay your salary?" The 31 year-old joins the new Dutch Pro Continental squad Team Roompot...