European Road Race Championships In Nice Are Cancelled

Nice, France, Aug 5, 2016 (AFP) - The European road cycling championships, which were due to be held in Nice from September 14 to 18, have been cancelled for security reasons, the French city's mayor confirmed on Friday. The announcement came just three weeks after the Bastille Day truck attack in Nice which claimed 85 lives and injured 434. Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel, a 31-year-old … [Read more...]

Cycling Sports Group Recalls Commuter Bicycles Due to Fall Hazard


Recall Summary Name of Product: Cannondale commuter bicycles Hazard: The bicycle’s fork axle can crack, posing a fall hazard. Remedy: Repair Consumers should immediately stop using the recalled bicycles and take them to the nearest authorized Cannondale dealer for a free repair. Cannondale dealers will replace the fork free of charge. Consumer Contact: Cannondale at 800-726-2453 … [Read more...]

Bicycle Motor Cheater Banned For Six Years By UCI


Lausanne, April 26, 2016 - The UCI global cycling governing body on Tuesday banned Femke Van den Driessche of Belgium for six years for the first recorded case of using hidden motors in racing. The organisation hailed a new scanner which detected the electric motor as a major breakthrough in the war against the sport's latest cheats. The motor was found in a bike used by the under-23 … [Read more...]

The UCI Is Considering In Road Race Bike Motor Testing

By Ian Whittell London, March 5, 2016 (AFP) - Cycling bosses are investigating the possibility of testing riders in the middle of road races as they continue to combat the threat of mechanical doping in the sport. Belgian teenager Femke Van den Driessche was discovered to have a motor inside the frame of her bike at the recent cyclo-cross World Championships, a revelation that … [Read more...]

UCI Checks 90 Bicycles For Concealed Engines At French Race

Banyuls-sur-Mer, France, Feb 12, 2016 (AFP) - Ninety bikes from six teams taking part in a French race were subjected to unannounced checks for concealed engines on Friday as officials seek to clamp down on cheating, the International Cycling Union said. The checks were carried out on the Delko, Roubaix-Lille Métropole, Auber 93, Bardiani, Androni Giocattoli and Veranclassic teams taking … [Read more...]

UCI Considers Testing All Bicycles For Hidden Motors

Doha, Feb 9, 2016 (AFP) - International Cycling Union president Brian Cookson said on Tuesday his organisation will leave no stone unturned in the bid to rid the sport of cheats. Speaking during a visit to Doha where the Tour of Qatar is ongoing, Briton Cookson said the UCI would even consider expanding the tests for motorised bicycles if need be. "If we need to go to a situation where … [Read more...]

Concealed Motor On Bicycle At Cyclo-Cross World Championships


Heusden-Zolder, Belgium, Jan 31, 2016 (AFP) - A concealed motor was found on a bike being used by Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche at the world cyclo-cross championships, the head of the International Cycling Union (UCI) said on Sunday, confirming the first such case at a top-level competition. "It's absolutely clear that there was technological fraud. There was a concealed motor. … [Read more...]

Otto DesignWorks Smart Tuning System A Winner At Interbike


PORTLAND, Ore. – Sept. 25, 2015 – OTTO DesignWorks will exhibit a new iPhone-guided bike maintenance system for cyclists that delivers precise shifting in as little as 60 seconds was presented at the 33rd Annual Interbike Expo in Las Vegas this month. The OTTO Tuning System uses the iPhone’s camera and a set of precision-engineered gauges to check shifting alignment, and provides verbal … [Read more...]

Inaugural Amgen Tour of California Women’s Stage Race

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE (May 8, 2015) – It was a chilly day (39 degrees) in South Lake Tahoe as 82 elite women road cyclists began the first UCI-sanctioned Amgen Tour of California Women’s Race empowered with SRAM, but the peloton brought the heat, blazing around the lake at speeds averaging 23+ mph on the undulating 74.5-mile course. As the 82 cyclists racing for 14 teams took off from the start … [Read more...] Cartoon Day: Just In Case You Don’t Make It


You know, just in case. Not that I am planning for anything bad to happen, but just in case. But no worries, just in case. … [Read more...]