BMC Racing Team Announces 2015 Roster And Hour Record Attempt

The BMC Racing Team formally announced its roster for the 2015 season Wednesday while also revealing that Rohan Dennis will make an attempt at the world hour record in February. Eight Riders New To The Team Runner-up in the 2014 WorldTour standings and winners of the UCI world team time trial championship, the BMC Racing Team won a team-record 30 races for the second straight season. … [Read more...]

Spain’s Movistar Team To Ride At Australia Tour Down Under

SYDNEY, Dec 18, 2014 (AFP) - Spain's Movistar Team will return to the Australia's Tour Down Under next month with an experienced squad, organisers said on Thursday. Among their lineup is sprinter Juanjo Lobato, whose victories this year include the Tour de Wallonie and the Vuelta a Burgos, plus a fourth place finish in the Milan-San Remo. The Tour Down Under is the first UCI World … [Read more...]

First Half of Rigoberto Uran’s Race Calendar Announced

During the first training camp of 2015, in Oliva (Spain), Rigoberto Uran and Etixx - Quick-Step management made official the race program for the first part of his 2015 season. The first race of 2015 for Rigo will be the Colombian National ITT Championship, as well as the National Road Championship on the 7th and the 8th of February. “The time trial is on a parcours of 47 kilometers, which … [Read more...]

Suspended Rider Mauro Santambrogio Fails Dope Test Number 2

PARIS, Dec 18, 2014 (AFP) - Italian cyclist Mauro Santambrogio, who is already serving a doping suspension, has failed another drugs test, the International Cycling Union (UCI) said Thursday. The 30-year-old Italian, who can ask for his 'B' sample to be analysed, failed an out of competition test on October 22 for high levels of testosterone. Santambrogio had failed a first test at … [Read more...]

Team Sky Renews Wahoo Fitness as Official Indoor Trainer Supplier

Team Sky continues to train exclusively with Wahoo’s award winning KICKR Power Trainer Atlanta, GA – December 16, 2014 – Wahoo Fitness, the leader in workout apps and smartphone connected fitness devices, is pleased to announce continuation as official supplier of cycling trainers to Team Sky, winners of the 2012 and 2013 Tour de France. Through this exclusive collaboration, Team Sky … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali Leads the Charge On Team Sky In 2014

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by Barnaby CHESTERMAN PARIS, Dec 16, 2014 (AFP) - After two years of Sky dominance, 2014 was the season that the rest fought back and but for the Astana doping scandals, would have gone down as a vintage edition. Team Sky had in many eyes taken the drama out of the Tour de France by guiding Bradley Wiggins and Chris Froome to dominant victories in 2012 and 2013 … [Read more...]

Bicycle Helmets Recalled by UVEX Sports Due to Risk of Head Injury

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Recall Summary Name of Product: UVEX Bicycle Helmets Hazard: The anchor for the helmet’s chinstrap can fail, causing the helmets to slide off the head, posing a head injury hazard. The bicycle helmets also do not comply with the impact requirements of the CPSC safety standards for bicycle helmets. Remedy: Refund, Replace Consumer Contact: UVEX Sports Inc. toll-free at (844) … [Read more...]

Product Review: Greenstar Bikes’ Ecoforce 1 Bamboo Bicycle

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At this point we have all seen, or at least heard about, a bicycle frame that is partially made out of bamboo. And if you are anything like me, you thought how cool it would be to have one of your own, until you looked at what they are charging for that bamboo bicycle frame. We have seen them starting around $1,200 up to as much as $6,000, which puts it way out of the “it would be nice to … [Read more...]

Team Astana Retains Their UCI World Tour Licence For 2015

PARIS, Dec 10, 2014 (AFP) - Doping-scandal tainted Astana, whose leading rider is this year's Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali, were on Wednesday granted a World Tour licence for the 2015 season by the International Cycling Union. However, the UCI said that, while the licence had been granted, Astana would have to agree to conditions, including being audited by the Institute … [Read more...]

Banned Doping Doctor Michele Ferrari Denies Team Astana Link

by Justin DAVIS MILAN, Dec 09, 2014 (AFP) - A doctor banned for life for doping offences involving top athletes including Lance Armstrong has hit back at reports of a secret meeting with members of the embattled Astana cycling team. A report in Gazzetta dello Sport on Monday claimed Dr Michele Ferrari, reputed for his expertise in helping athletes avoid detection while … [Read more...]