“If five positive cases in one season are not enough for further investigation, then it’s over”

The organisers of the Dutch race, the Arnhem Veenendaal Classic have said that cycling teams with a doping past are no longer welcome at their race. They made this statement on Friday out of dissatisfaction with the decision to grant a license for the World Tour to Astana, a team with five recent doping cases. Race Director Thijs Zonneveld said that...

For the Love of Mud – A Film about Cyclo-Cross

A new film "For the Love of Mud" is set to be released next month. It will premiere in Austin, Texas on the 9th of January. The film includes coverage from the US Cyclo-Cross Nationals in Boulder 2014, the World Championships in Hoogerheide, along with numerous Superprestige races across Europe. Interviews include top pros Sven Nys, Helen Wyman, Gabby Durrin,...

The best moments from the 2014 UCI Women’s Road World Cup

The UCI Women Road World Cup has seen nine different winners in nine events. Lizzie Armitstead was the overall world cup winner, Rabo-Liv was celebrated as best team, Alena Amialiusik as best climber, Elena Cecchini as best young rider and Iris Slappendel as winner of the UCI sprint jersey in this year’s UCI Women Road World Cup series. Here are...

Well known Dublin cyclists win GSK App Challenge for their cycling app

Well-known UCD CC members Anthony Walsh and Ciarán Ó Conluain have won the GSK App Challenge 2014 at the Appys in November, which gives them an app development package worth €40,000 from ProductFitter.com and a €10,000 PR and media package from Digital Times. The award was for their PocketCoach app which builds a profile of the user through the utilisation...

How to get a fast start in cyclo cross

A fast start in cyclo cross can be so important, and this video from Global Cycling Network aims to help you achieve that fast start. Amongst the factors which they take into account are ensuring that your effort at the start is measured so that you don't go into the red, and your gear choice and the factors that affect...

Wanna ride with Mark Cavendish?

Want to ride with Mark Cavendish? The Manx Missile is offering the following opportunity for two people to the highest bidder. The money raised from the bid will go to support Right To Play which helps to transform the lives of over one million disadvantaged children across Africa, the Middle East and Asia every week through the power of...

Jakob Fuglsang told to consider his future with Astana

Following on from the four-year doping investigation, and the publication of the Padova report, Danish rider Jakob Fuglsang has been told he needs to consider his future with the Astana team. It was revealed this week that 17 Astana riders over the years has been associated with the doping doctor, Michel Ferrari. In addition, Astana had five doping cases this...

100 years ago, the first Australians took part in Paris-Roubaix – This is their story

By Graham Healy One hundred years ago, a group of six intrepid Australians travelled to Europe to race as professional cyclists. Unfortunately, they missed out on their chance to make it, due to war breaking out a few months after their arrival. However, they did have a chance to take part in some of the biggest races, and this is their...

Gediminas Bagdonas signs new contract

The Lithuanian rider Gediminas Bagdonas has signed a new contract with the French team AG2R-La Mondiale. This means that the 2012 Lithuanian champion continues with the team for a third consecutive year. He has stated that his main aims for 2015 will be the Spring Classics, and the team have strengthened their classics team with the signings of the...

Amazon to Use Bike Messengers for One-hour Delivery in New York City

The Wall Street Journal reported that E-commerce giant Amazon.com Inc plans to experiment with bike messengers to offer deliveries in New York City within an hour. The company was not immediately available for comment about the delivery decision. The WSJ report said, the superfast service, dubbed "Amazon Prime Now", attempts to replicate shopping in a physical store by delivering...

A raceday with Mathieu van der Poel

SHIMANORaceTV decided to follow Mathieu van der Poel (BKCP - Powerplus) during raceday of the recent World Cup Cyclo Cross race in Koksijde and asked him what his pre-race routines are. Van der Poel is best known for winning the Junior Road Race World Championships in Florence, Italy in 2013, and twice winning the Junior Cyclo-cross World Championships, in Koksijde,...

Dig in the Dock 2015 – Scotland’s favourite cyclo cross race

Here's the promo video for 'Dig in the Dock' - Scotland's favourite cyclo cross race. The race takes place around the dock area and woodland of the shore front in Bo'ness near Edinburgh. The race takes place on the 4th of January and usually sells out in a matter of hours. Check out their promo video below.