2015 World Tour Rider Age and Nationality

January 6, 2015

There are 474 riders from 41 nations registered with the 17 UCI World Tour teams for 2015. The average age of a rider is 28 years and 3 months. The oldest rider is the 40 year-old Matteo Tosatto (Tinkoff-Saxo) who is pictured above and just seven years younger than his boss Oleg Tinkov. Lampre-Merida’s Colombian […]

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Happy New WADA Code

January 5, 2015

A new year and it’s straight into the heavy stuff with the revised WADA Code for 2015. It brings stronger anti-doping rules, like a four year ban, and is now in effect. Here’s a summary of the changes.

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Film Review: Le Vélo de Ghislain Lambert

January 4, 2015

“The loser” is a regular in comedy films yet celebrated in cycling where the lanterne rouge can be a hero. Add on scenes from retro Belgium circa 1970 and insert a comic actor with good timing and an elastic face and things get better. This Belgium film dates from 2001 and is widely available, complete […]

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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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