The Moment The Olympics Were Won

August 7, 2016

Greg Van Avermaet crosses the finish line in Rio. The obvious winning moment and in the absence of many photos from the race the image is a good cue as it shows him well ahead of Jakob Fuglsang and Rafał Majka. The Belgian arrived with these two rivals and the result seemed inevitable given his […]

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Men’s Olympic Road Race Preview

August 5, 2016

The Olympics come to town and what better way to show off Rio de Janeiro than a bike race under the gaze of the Cristo Redentor statue, past the Copacabana beach and a coastal run that includes cobbles, climbs through the jungle and some tense descents. It’s a fine route and add to this a […]

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The New World Tour

August 4, 2016

The UCI has announced the World Tour Calendar for 2017 with 10 new events promoted and a total of 30 days of racing added. The new events help plug holes in the calendar but risk diluting the prestige of the prime calendar and while the new races join the calendar a mooted rule change means […]

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LA Confidential

August 2, 2016

Lizzie Armitstead has won an appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport over three missed out-of-competition anti-doping tests that could have seen her banned for four years. Athletes regularly miss tests, these things happen but the hushed nature of her provisional suspension and the way her absence from races was reported by some as […]

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The Transcontinental

August 1, 2016

Are you sitting comfortably? If so this could be a problem. Perhaps you’re reading this at home or at work, maybe on a train or while waiting in an airport? Chances are you’d prefer to be out on your bike and better still imagine if you had nothing else to do today but pedal hard […]

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Roads to Ride: Jaizkibel

July 30, 2016

The high point of the Clásica San Sebastián, the Jaizkibel is a mountain at the very end of the Pyrenees and the start of the Basque Country, a hot bed of pro cycling that has produced many champions, teams and sponsors.

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Reengineering The Tour De France

July 28, 2016

The 2016 Tour de France had plenty of highlights but the yellow jersey contest was not a vintage edition. It’s brought calls for all sorts of changes, from the Tour’s route to structural changes to the sport like reducing the team size and imposing a salary cap.

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Rio Olympics Cycling iCal

July 27, 2016

With less than 10 days to go to the Rio games here’s a downloadable calendar with all the cycling events in Rio for your diary. You’ll find road, track, MTB and BMX and this time with the specific time slots included. The men’s road race is the opening event of the games and the winner […]

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The Finances of Team Tinkoff

July 26, 2016

Tinkoff are one of the sport’s galactic teams with several star riders. How much does it cost to run a team like this? The team’s annual report and accounts were published online recently at the CVR, Denmark’s register of companies. Let’s take a closer look at the team’s budget, its ownership and operational structures and […]

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The Moment The Tour de France Was Won

July 25, 2016

Chris Froome rides the Stage 13 time trial in the Ardèche. In a race where he’d taken seconds on descents and in the crosswinds, it was the time trials were he put minutes into his rivals and Stage 13 put him out of reach of all his rivals. This was the moment the race was […]

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