Another Kazakh Rider Victor Okishev Tests Positive For Steroids

PARIS, Nov 19, 2014 (AFP) - Kazakh cycling team Astana's participation in next year's WorldTour was further compromised on Wednesday when the International Cycling Union (UCI) announced a fourth rider in two months had tested positive for a banned substance. Victor Okishev, who rides for Astana's reserve team, failed a test for steroids during the Asian championships last May and has … [Read more...]

The Top Gadgets For Your Bike

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Whether you’re on your morning commute or simply out riding for fun with the wind in your hair, cycling is a wonderful way to travel. A boost for one’s physical health, incredibly cheap compared to travelling by car or public transport and offering riders the chance to think, mull and simply look out over the countryside whilst they ride; cycling truly is an excellent way to get … [Read more...]

The Once Every Other Week Cartoon: This Is Where It Gets Challenging

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So we have all been there. We have no idea where we are going and our riding buddy tells us that the hard part is just up the road. And when we get there it looks something like this cartoon. … [Read more...]

Tinkoff-Saxo Conquers Kilimanjaro Summit At 5,895 Meter

Tinkoff-Saxo Kilimarjo

Following a five-day climb under the worst weather conditions in a decade, 51 members of Tinkoff-Saxo reached the roof of Africa at the dawn of November 5th. Given the expedition's high success rate, 71%, the team's sponsors will double their donations to the local non-profit organizations. As the sun's first rays were about to break through the sea of clouds below the Kilimanjaro summit, in … [Read more...]

UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team Announces 2015 Roster

The UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team is proud to announce a talented and capable 2015 men’s roster, building on a very successful 2014 season and poised to continue on the path of progress. The men of the UnitedHealthcare Blue Train expanded their European racing schedule in 2014 to participate in multiple WorldTour events. The team rode bravely as protagonists, placing a rider in a breakaway … [Read more...]

Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling Unveils Their 2015 Roster

Organization's youngest team yet will rely on leadership of experienced riders; focus on teamwork, tactics, creativity and perseverance Slipstream Sports is poised for an exciting year. In late August, Slipstream and Cannondale announced that the organizations would join forces in 2015, creating a new, powerhouse team built for the future. The new team will be known as Cannondale-Garmin Pro … [Read more...]

Bernard Hinault Wants Justice For The Tour de France

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by Frédéric HAPPE CALORGUEN, France, Nov 12, 2014 (AFP) - Lance Armstrong has become a stain on the glorious cycling memories of French legend Bernard Hinault who says he would refuse to speak to the shamed American rider. Cycling has an unfair reputation over drug-taking, according to the five-time Tour de France winner who marks his 60th birthday on Friday as one of the … [Read more...]

Veteran Cyclist Chris Horner Was Released By Team Lampre

PARIS, Nov 04, 2014 (AFP) - Chris Horner, the oldest winner of a Grand Tour, is in search of a new team after Italian outfit Lampre decided not to renew his contract on Tuesday. The American, who last year stunned many with his victory in the Tour of Spain at the age of 41, joined Lampre in January but suffered broken ribs and a punctured lung when he was hit by a car on a training ride … [Read more...]

Matthias Brandle Sets New World Hour Record At 51.85km

Matthias Brandle

PARIS, Oct 30, 2014 (AFP) - Austrian cyclist Matthias Brandle set a new world hour record on Thursday with his 51.85km effort trimming more than 700m off the old mark set by Germany's Jens Voigt last month. The three-time Austrian time-trial champion set the new record at Switzerland's Aigle velodrome rather than using the Granges track where Voigt set 51.115km on September 18. "I … [Read more...]

Tinkoff-Saxo Congratulates Alberto Contador on 2014 Vélo d’Or Award

The management, sport directors, riders, mechanics, soigneurs, doctors and entire staff of Tinkoff-Saxo would like to take the opportunity to congratulate Alberto Contador on this prestigious award. In 2014 he clearly demonstrated he was a great champion and a remarkable athlete. Alberto has been awarded the 2014 Vélo d’Or prize in recognition of a successful and spirited season. The award … [Read more...]