Domenico Pozzovivo Rushed To Hospital After Giro Crash

Sestri Levante, Italy, May 11, 2015 (AFP) - A high-speed downhill crash in Monday's third stage of the Giro D'Italia left Italy's Domenico Pozzovivo stricken and bleeding before medical services rushed him to a nearby hospital. The 32-year-old climber also fell during the second stage on Sunday, but after this second and heavier fall on Monday a pool of blood was visible beneath where … [Read more...]

Tom Boonen Has Sights On A Paris-Roubaix Return

Brussels, March 31, 2015 (AFP) - Belgian sprinter Tom Boonen, injured in a fall at the Paris-Nice race, has returned to training in the slim hope of competing in the Paris-Roubaix classic next month. Marc Coucke, the leading sponsor of Boonen's Etixx-Quick Step team, said the 34-year-old Belgian had a very slim chance of competing in the race on April 12. "Tom Boonen is training … [Read more...]

Alberto Contador Storms The Ruta Del Sol Stage 3

Alto de Hazallanas, Spain, Feb 20, 2015 (AFP) - Alberto Contador took a firm grip of the Ruta del Sol in Andalusia after claiming victory on the third stage on Friday to extend his overall lead over Chris Froome to 27 seconds. The 157.6 kilometre stage from Motril to Alto de Hazallanas was the first summit finish for either Contador or Froome this season and just like in the Vuelta a … [Read more...]

The Top Gadgets For Your Bike


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


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...]

QPQS Squad For The Vuelta a Espana

18-Aug-2014: OPQS has officially announced the squad that will take part in La Vuelta a España. There are 21 stages covering 3239.9km from August 23rd until September 14th. The race is divided into five flat stages, 13 medium and high mountain stages, and two individual time trials. There is also a 12.6km team time trial to open the race. The individual time trials are during stages 10 and 21, at … [Read more...]

Vincenzo Nibali Puts a Stranglehold On The Tour de France


PARIS, July 27, 2014 (AFP) - Vincenzo Nibali fought back tears as he stood on the Tour de France winner's podium and described the moment as better than he ever expected. Nibali completed his victory at the 2014 Tour by finishing safely in the pack on Sunday's 21st and final stage from Evry to Paris, won by German Marcel Kittel. "It's the most important and the best moment, I never … [Read more...]

Tony Gallopin Takes Tour de France Stage 11 From Break


by Barnaby CHESTERMAN OYONNAX, France, July 16, 2014 (AFP) - Tony Gallopin won the 11th stage of the Tour de France Wednesday and then said it was even better than wearing the leader's yellow jersey. The 26-year-old Frenchman had not thought life could get any better than Sunday when he snared yellow for a day from Vincenzo Nibali, thus earning the honour of wearing it on … [Read more...]

Chris Froome Rides The Complete Channel Tunnel


Folkestone, 7 July 2014: Tour de France 2013 winner Chris Froome is the first person to cycle from the United Kingdom to France under the sea. As the world’s leading professional cyclists leave the UK after three days of enthralling Tour de France action, a short film titled “Team Sky – Cycling Under The Sea,” is now available which documents the Team Sky leader riding from the … [Read more...]

Tejay Van Garderen Avoiding Tour de France Objectives

LEEDS, United Kingdom, July 03, 2014 (AFP) - American hopeful Tejay Van Garderen says he is not setting himself specific objectives at the Tour de France, which begins in Leeds on Saturday. The 25-year-old was a major sensation two years ago when he beat teammate and defending champion Cadel Evans to finish fifth overall, as the Australian limped home in seventh behind British winner … [Read more...]