IAM Cycling forced by UCI to change personalised jerseys

The UCI have blocked the use of personalised jerseys by Swiss team IAM Cycling. The team had produced jerseys with each rider's name below the team name on the back of the jersey, and it would undoubtedly have made it easier to identify riders. However, the UCI said in a statement: “It’s clear in the UCI Regulations that the upper...

Where in the world do professional cyclists come from?

L'Equipe have produced some nice graphics which show where in the world professional cyclists come from. The statistics are for cyclists at World Tour level. Despite globalisation, it can be seen that the sport is still very Eurocentric. France accounts for 55 riders in the World Tour peloton, just ahead of Italy with 54 and Belgium with 53. A country...

Lance Armstrong tweets a dig at Floyd Landis

It seems that Lance Armstrong is still bitter with his former team mate Floyd Landis. On Sunday, Armstrong responded to a tweet from NYVelocity, by suggesting that Landis is responsible for the lack of TV coverage of cycling in the US. NYVelocity tweeted the following in reference to an NFL player from the Seattle Seahawks appearing on the sidelines on...

Suspect from Essex road rage attack on cyclist to be summonsed

Following on from the publicity arising from a video of a road rage incident in the UK which went viral last week, Metropolitan police in Havering, Essex tweeted: "The suspect in this matter has been charged with a public order offence". When police in Havering became aware of the video, CID spoke to the cyclist involved, but he told them...

MTN Qhubeka and Bora Argon 18 amongst wildcards for Milan San Remo

The organisers of the Giro d'Italia, RCS Sport, have named their wildcard invitations for the 2015 Giro d'Italia as well as for the 2015 Tirreno-Adriatico, Milan-San Remo and Giro di Lombardia. Amongst the teams selected for Tirreno and Milan San Remo are Matt Brammeier's MTN Qhubeka team and Sam Bennett's Bora Argon 18 team. Brian Smith of MTN Qhubeka said,...

Watch the last kilometres of Stage 1 of the Tour Down Under

The opening stage of the Tour Down Under saw the riders cycle 132 kilometres from the Barossa town of Tanunda and travel through well-known South Australian vineyards. They would tackle Checker Hill before a speedy descent towards the finish line in Campbelltown where it was expected to finish in a bunch sprint. Here is footage of the last five kilometres...

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)