BMC testing new equipment for Paris-Roubaix

Five riders from the BMC team spent yesterday testing new equipment to be used for Paris-Roubaix next year. Greg Van Avermaet, Marcus Burghardt, Michael Schar, Jean-Pierre Drucker and Silvan Dillier tested new bikes and tyres on five sections of pavé yesterday Directeur Sportif Allan Peiper told Belgium's Sportwereld, "Near the Carrefour de l'Arbre we rode four laps of cobbled sections. For...

The descent of the Col de la Madone

Check out this video from the people at Global Cycling Network. It's the descent of the Col de la Madone, a climb in the south of France, near Menton.

An Post – Chain Reaction duo to line up in Ghent Six-Day

The An Post - Chain Reaction duo of Glenn O'Shea and Shane Archbold are set to line up in the Ghent Six-Day starting on November 18th. O'Shea was victorious two years ago, when he was paired with Iljo Keisse. This year, Keisse lines up with his Omega Pharma - Quick Step teammate Mark Cavendish. Amongst the other favourites are the...

Sam Bennetts new team jersey for the 2015 season revealed

Sam Bennetts team Bora-Argon 18 is the latest team to get its Professional Continental licence for the 2015 season. Known as NetApp-Endura in the previous season it has officially announced its new name for the coming year and released the team jersey. "As in every year of the team's history to date, we also received the license for 2015 at...

Ouch this really had to hurt

One rider mistimes the boards in a recent race in Northern Ireland. A video posted by Claire Oakley (@claireoakley93) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:26pm PST

Fixx Supercross Cup Round 3

With entries for the race now closed, and with record numbers entering make sure you get yourself a good vantage point to watch this Sundays race in Ballawley Park. With two rounds down it's Robin Seymour (Team-WORC) leading the A's with Sean O'Tuathail(Bray Wheelers) in second closely followed by Anthony Doyle (Velo Revolution) in 3rd. Given the...

If you like cyclo-cross and beer, this is the race for you

Belgium is famous for cyclo-cross and beer and one race has a unique way of combining the two. A race in Baardegem, near Aalst, takes the riders through the Ons Huis pub. Organiser Bart Van den Bossche explained that "It's something special, they have to ride through a narrow corridor, through the hall and back to the streets." The race...

Col du Galibier – great video from The Col Collective

Here's another video of a climb that everybody should try and tackle once, the Col du Galibier. At 2,645m, it's one of the highest passes in the Alps. It's a regular feature in the Tour de France, and is also one of the climbs in La Marmotte.

Wanty-Groupe Gobert will ride CUBE bikes in 2015

German bike brand CUBE will be the new bike sponsor of Wanty-Groupe Gobert cycling team in 2015. Together with CUBE bikes, the Belgian Pro Continental team will race iconic Spring Classics like the Tour of Flanders, Paris-Roubaix and Liège-Bastogne-Liège as well as world class stage races around Europe and Asia. “I am very happy with this new...

“The only reason to follow Nencini downhill would be if you had a death wish”

By Graham Healy There have been numerous riders down through the years noted for their descending skills and one such man was Gastone Nencini. The French cyclist, Raphael Geminiani would say of Nencini, "the only reason to follow Nencini downhill would be if you had a death wish." The Italian won the 1960 Tour de France, and his win was in...

As Hinault turns 60, we look back at one memorable incident

By Graham Healy Tomorrow, Bernard Hinault will celebrate his 60th birthday, and to mark the occasion, we’re looking back at one of the many colourful incidents in his career which resulted in the iconic photo above. It was on the 174-kilometre fifth stage of the 1984 Paris-Nice from Miramas to La Seyne-sur-Mer when the incident took place. Robert Millar had...

Tinkoff-Saxo 2014 Expedition To Mount Kilimanjaro Summit

The full 2015 roster of Tinkoff-Saxo and Tinkoff Sport embarked on a six-day team-building at the end of October. The 80-strong group took the challenge and climbed to the top of Africa’s highest mountain, which at 5,895 meters is also the highest free-standing mountain in the world.