10 Neo-Pros to Watch for 2015

January 2, 2015

After picking 10 established pros to watch for 2015, here are some neo-pros to keep a look out for. You’ll know some already, the definition of a neo-pro is someone in their first two years. But a good first year doesn’t always bring glorious second year, just ask Moreno Moser or Brice Feillu. Below there’s […]

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2015 Pro Cycling Calendar

January 1, 2015

Happy New Year to all readers. Look at the calendar above and you can now see some pro races appearing with the Tour de San Luis in Argentina before the World Tour season starts with the Tour Down Under. It’s a 2015 calendar of all the major men’s and women’s races and over the course […]

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10 Riders to Watch for 2015

December 30, 2014

Here’s a selection of ten established riders to watch for 2015. Some stand on the cusp of a big win, others face challenges on the road, some have other struggles.

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2015 Wildcards

December 29, 2014

One of the best stories in sport is seeing the underdog triumph. Enrico Battaglin’s stage win at the Giro was one example, the conclusion to a thrilling stage with two riders from wildcard teams sprinting for the stage win against Sky’s Dario Cataldo. It took plenty but started with a wildcard invitation, the modest Bardian-CSF […]

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Race Radios Banned

December 28, 2014

In recent years race radios have been a key part of team tactics in the big races, many times we’ve seen riders cup their ears to better hear a message relayed from the team car. Now in-race communications will be banned for all road races in 2015 according to a new UCI rule. All change? […]

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The Christmas Quiz Answers

December 26, 2014

1. He’s dressed in red and makes his way through the snow but it’s not Santa. Can you name the rider pictured above? Andy Hampsten of the 7-Eleven team in the Giro. The American won the race outright in 1988 but the photo looks like it’s from 1989. Among other things today he runs a […]

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The Christmas Quiz

December 24, 2014

Here’s a selection of questions to test your memory and knowledge of pro cycling, ranging from geography to history, family to money, tech to trivia. Some are easy, some just can’t be googled and for one or two maybe there’s just no correct answer.

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Book Review: Nouveau Cycle

December 23, 2014

Nouveau Cycle by Pierre Carrey How was last summer’s Tour de France for you? Chances are the response varies by nationality. It was supreme for many Italians and fantastique for the French with successes, drama and the crowning triumph of two compatriots on the Champs Elysées podium. This book uses the Tour de France’s summer […]

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Monday Shorts

December 22, 2014

Forget Tinkoff-Saxo’s temporary training kit, here’s the real deal on camouflage cycle clothing: the French army cycling team. They’ve been an amateur squad but now turn pro for 2015.

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Who Speaks for the Riders?

December 18, 2014

That’s Luca Paolini and Manuel Quinziato in discussion with officials from the Giro d’Italia following the treacherous circuit around Bari where riders were sliding over the road. It’s often difficult to know who speaks for the riders and there are regular calls for a rider union, a collective body to protect and strengthen the rights […]

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