Fabian Cancellara To Retire In 2016, No Olympics

Paris, Nov 11, 2015 - Former world and Olympic time-trial champion Fabian Cancellara has indicated that he will retire from cycling in 2016 and said he will not compete at the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "Cycling is not my life, but only a part of my life," the 34-year-old Swiss said at a cycling awards ceremony in Zurich. "The Rio Games are not on my programme," added Cancellara, … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Going To Publish His Testing Data In Esquire UK

London, Nov 7, 2015 (AFP) - Britain's Tour de France champion Chris Froome has said data from physiological tests that he underwent earlier this year will be published on December 3 by men's magazine Esquire UK. Froome made the announcement via Twitter on Saturday after studying the proposed courses for next year's Olympic Games in Rio. "As promised, I will be making the results and … [Read more...]

Ivan Basso Takes Role As Technical Coordinator At Team Tinkoff

After announcing his retirement as a professional rider, Ivan Basso is embarking on the next step of his already long career in cycling. Basso will assume the role as Technical Coordinator of Tinkoff Team, overseeing, developing and optimizing the collaboration between the athletes and technical functions. “A happy rider is a fast rider”, says Basso, who is currently with the squad at the team … [Read more...]

The 21 Stages Of The Upcoming 2016 Tour de France

Paris, Oct 20, 2015 - The 2016 edition of the Tour de France will cover 3,519km starting from Mont Saint-Michel on July 2 and finishing in Paris three weeks later. Here are the 21 stages revealed by organisers ASO on Tuesday: Stage 1: July 2, Mont Saint-Michel to Utah Beach Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, 188km Stage 2: July 3, Saint-Lo to Cherbourg-Octeville, 182km Stage 3: July 4, … [Read more...]

The 21 Stages Of The 2016 Giro d’Italia

The 21 stages of the 2016 Giro d'Italia, presented at Milan's World Expo on Monday: Stages May 6: Stage 1 - Apeldoorn (Netherlands) time trial (9.8km) May 7: Stage 2 - Arnhem (Netherlands) to Nijmegen (190km) May 8: Stage 3 - Nijmegen to Arnhem (189km) May 9: rest day at Catanzaro May 10: Stage 4 - Catanzaro to Praia a Mare (191km) May 11: Stage 5 - Praia a Mare to … [Read more...]

German Sprinter Marcel Kittel Leaves Giant For Etixx

Brussels, Oct 5, 2015 (AFP) - German sprint star Marcel Kittel has signed a two-year contract with the Etixx-QuickStep cycling team after parting ways with Giant-Alpecin, his new team announced on Monday. Kittel, 27, had one year left on his contract with Giant but relations with the team had soured after he was left out of this year's Tour de France. The German has been plagued by … [Read more...]

Quick Release Product Recall Involving 13 Manufactures


Thirteen Manufacturers, Distributors Recall Bicycles with Front Disc Brakes to Replace Quick Release Lever Due to Crash Hazard Recall date: SEPTEMBER 29, 2015 Recall number: 15-253 Bicycles equipped with front disc brakes and quick-release levers are being recalled. Hazard: An open quick release lever on the bicycle’s front wheel hub can come into contact with the front disc brake … [Read more...]

Team Sky Announces The Full Squad For The 2016 Season

Sir Dave Brailsford, Team Principal, today announced the Team Sky squad for the 2016 season. He said: "January 2015 marked the start of the next chapter for Team Sky with our ambition to be indisputably the best team in the world by 2020. We have taken the first steps on that path and I am proud of what we have achieved this season. However we can never be complacent and must always look … [Read more...]

London Says No To Hosting 2017 Tour de France Grand Depart

London, Sept 28, 2015 (AFP) - London has rejected the chance to host the Tour de France Grand Depart in 2017, Transport for London revealed on Monday. The English capital was asked to host part of the world's most prestigious cycling race again after previous successful visits in the 2007 and 2014 editions. London hosted the 2007 Grand Depart and hosted the finish for the … [Read more...]

Africa’s MTN-Qhubeka Team Signs Cavendish And Renshaw

Johannesburg, Sept 29, 2015 - South Africa's MTN-Qhubeka announced on Tuesday the signing of sprinters Mark Cavendish and Mark Renshaw for next season. Qhubeka, who will shortly undergo a name change to Team Dimension Data, have also added Austrian Bernhard Eisel, who will be released by Team Sky at the end of the season. "I'm super excited about becoming a part of the Team for … [Read more...]