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Matthias Brande eclipsed the hour mark Thursday on a Swiss track. Photo: FABRICE COFFRINI | AFP.
Matthias Brändle is the man of the hour after setting the new hour mark Wednesday on the UCI’s track in Aigle, Switzerland, but little is known about team IAM Cycling’s Austrian.
“Why did I choose to do this?” Brändle asked himself midway through his 51.852-kilometer ride. “Every pedal stroke felt harder and harder toward the end of the hour.”. (velonews.com)

October 31, 2014




Last years winner Calvin Watson finished 15 seconds down
Photo: © Mark Gunter.
Calvin Watson may have just ended his neo-pro season with Trek Factory Racing at the Tour of Beijing but the 21-year-old is already looking ahead to 2015 with the WorldTour team. After a long season that saw Watson compete in both the first and last races of the WorldTour calendar, the Australian is in the midst of enjoying a well-earned break. (cyclingnews.com)

October 31, 2014




2014 Races & Results.

Santos Tour Down Under 2015 - Jan 18-25 (Stages),

Giro d'Italia 2015 - May 9-31 (Stages),

Tour de France 2015 - July 4-26 (Stages),

Tour of Beijing 2015 - Oct 10-14 (Results),

Paris - Tours Elite 2015 - Oct 12 (Results),

Il Lombardia 2014 - Oct 5 (Results),

UCI Road World Championship 2014 - Sept 20-27 (Results),

Vuelta a España 2014 - Aug 23-Sept 14 (Results),

Tour de France 2014  - July 5-27 (Results),

Giro d'Italia 2014 - May 9 - June 1 (Results),


Octobern 31, 2014




Photo: Peter Sagan's G4 T-shirt .
Tour de France green jersey champion Peter Sagan launched a limited range of casual shirts earlier this year, designed in conjunction with former Tour of Britain winner Geoffroy Lequatre.
Lequatre’s G4 clothing company has produced two shirts – a men’s polo shirt in blue and a women’s T-shirt in pink. The shirts feature the outline of Sagan’s face represented in flowers. The back of the shirts feature a motif including the Slovak star’s signature and year of birth. (cyclingweekly.co.uk)

October 31, 2014





Matthias Brändle with UCI president Brian Cookson after breaking the hour record
Photo: © IAM Cycling.
Matthias Brändle became the second rider this year to break the UCI's new hour record. Riding on a modified Scott Plasma 5 with double disc wheels on the 200m track in Aigle, Switzerland, the 24-year-old Austrian bested Voigt's mark by more than 700m over the hour to chalk himself into the sport's records. (cyclingfans.com)

October 30, 2014




Matthias Brändle walks onto the velodrome
Photo: © Ronan Merot.
Jens Voigt has paid tribute to the Matthias Brändle (IAM Cycling) after the Austrian beat his Hour Record by over 700 meters on Thursday in Aigle, Switzerland.
Voigt, who is currently at a Trek event in the United States, set the record in September, posting a distance of 51.11km. However Brändle beat that distance on a modified Scott Plasma 5 with double disc wheels on the 200m track at the UCI headquarters. (cyclingnews.com)

October 30, 2014




Fabio Aru in the Specialized wind tunnel on the Shiv
Photo: © Carson Blume.
Fabio Aru is set to line up at the 2015 Giro d'Italia as a candidate for leadership at Astana and one of the favorites for the maglia rosa but before he does so, he must piece together his challenge with a number of key stages in his development as rider. (cyclingnews.com)

October 30, 2014




Photo: Shouldering the bike is the best way to go on foot over longer distances, or up steep run-up (bicycling.com)
Cyclocross is an accessible and inclusive way to have fun and stay fit in the off-season. You don’t have to harbor dreams of being a pro, though, because there are races for all ages and abilities.
The technique tips will help you tackle the terrain quickly and safely, leaving you with a smile on your face and a new set of skills that can only help your road riding. (bikeradar.com)

October 30, 2014




Photo: Caroline Mani ran down Katie Compton and Meredith Miller in the USA PRO CX standings. © Mike Albright / Cyclocross Magazine.
Two podium finishes over the weekend at the Gateway Cross Cup in St. Louis, Mo., propelled Caroline Mani to the top of the 2014-15 USA Cycling Professional Cyclo-cross Calendar (Pro CX) women’s standings.
Mani placed third on Saturday, one minute and two seconds back of winner Erica Zaveta. She followed that up with a second-place ride in Sunday’s race, coming in just 22 seconds behind Sunny Gilbert. (cxmagazine.com)

October 29, 2014





Carlos Betancur (Ag2r-La Mondiale)
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
The headlines ultimately belonged to Nairo Quintana and Rigoberto Uran, but in the early stages of Colombian cycling’s year of years, it briefly appeared as though Carlos Betancur’s star would shine brightest of all.
Apparently unencumbered by his generous winter padding, Betancur rattled off a nonchalant victory at Paris-Nice in March. He was immediately installed among the top favorites for the Ardennes Classics and speculation mounted as to what he might achieve in his debut Tour de France if he hit his ideal racing weight. That early triumph, however, proved the falsest of dawns. (cyclingnews.com)

October 29, 2014




Evelyn Stevens (USA) gets back into her aero tuck
Photo: © Fotoreporter Sirotti.
Evelyn Stevens spent some time last week scouting the elite women's time trial and road world championship courses in Richmond ahead of the 2015 road Worlds.
Fresh off earning the bronze medal at the 2014 UCI Road World Championships in Spain as well as winning the team time trial with her Specialized Lululemon teammates, Stevens is optimistic about her chances to medal again next year. (cyclingnews.com)

October 29, 2014




Martijn Maaskant (Garmin-Transitions).
Photo: © Bert Geerts/dcp-bertgeerts@xs4all.nl.
Dutch rider Martijn Maaskant has called an end to his professional cycling career, his management company announced today. The 31-year-old who placed fourth in both Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders said he struggled to regain his top form after a crash in the 2011 Paris-Nice. (cyclingnews.com)

October 29, 2014




Photo: Amanda Nauman (SDG/Bellwether/Krema) squints into the setting sun while taking the early lead in Elite A. © Philip Beckman/PB Creative.
"Went to a Halloween party the other night and a cyclocross race broke out. The sixth edition of Spooky Cross had the distinction of being Round 5 of the SoCalCross Prestige Series, this year haunting the Baja Beach Club area of Irvine Lake on the eastern outskirts of toney Orange County.
As always, Spooky Cross was as much rave as race. Sure, a full slate of classes started being ticked off just after lunch until well past sundown, with some righteous two-wheeled war being waged on a hilly 1.74-mile/2.8km course that was half lawn bowling, half gravel grinding." (cxmagazine.com)

October 29, 2014




Photo: The new Trek Emonda SLR chassis is awesomely light and snappy but its very firm ride means you'll likely want to limit longer rides to smooth pavement
James Huang / Immediate Media.
BikeRadar verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars. "A feather-light chassis, brilliant handling and an excellent parts selection, but also a rough ride." (bikeradar.com)

October 29, 2014




Photo: The Club Ride Cog Jean works well on and off the bike
James Huang / Immediate Media.
BikeRadar verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars. "Smart details and comfortable fit have made this our go-to pair of jeans." (bikeradar.com)

October 29, 2014




Photo: Cane Creek is recalling the DBinline shock due to a mislabled high-speed rebound (HSR) adjustment knob
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Suspension manufacturer Cane Creek is recalling DBinlines manufactured from May 23, 2014 through September 15, 2014. These shocks have graphics that incorrectly identify the adjustment directions for high-speed rebound (HSR) damping. Following these directions will cause unexpected behavior by a bike’s suspension, posing a hazard to the rider. The Fletcher, North Carolina-based company has received four complaints from customers, one of which involved a report of injury. (bikeradar.com)

October 29, 2014





Julien Antomarchi (La Pomme Marseille) in the lead at the 2014 Tour of Hainan
Photo: © Guoqiang Song.
The final stage of the ninth edition of the Tour of Hainan was a spectacular one with a trio of attackers resisting the return of the peloton in the finale. Dutchman Wouter Wippert of Drapac won ahead of Adrian Kurek and Taras Voropayev. while Julien Antomarchi became the first Frenchman to claim the Tour of Hainan overall. (cyclingnews.com)

October 28, 2014




Rohan Dennis (Australia)
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Australian Rohan Dennis believes the emerging rivalries among the next generation of time trial stars that includes him will ramp up next year. (velonews.com)

October 28, 2014




Photo: Gilbert led the chase group and then took over dictating the race after passing McFadden. © Matt James.
Day Two of the 2014 Gateway Cross Cup brought a revamped course and a renewed aggression from both of the opening day’s runners up in the men and women’s races. (cxmagazine.com)

October 28, 2014




Photo: There is talk of a possible extension of the race by the group who took the initiative for the talks, but that is not concrete yet...
Marianne Vos is provisionally satisfied with the recommendation of the Tour de France organization to once again run Le Course presented by Le Tour for the final day of the Tour de France. Any larger woman’s race of France is being discussed according to the Olympic champion Rabo-Liv, but it will not be three weeks long like the men’s edition. (cyclingquotes.com)

October 28, 2014




Christopher Froome (Sky)
Photo: © Roberto Bettini.
Routes for the 2015 Tour de France and Giro d’Italia may well be public but while riders have begun speculating as to their preferred targets, Team Sky’s Rod Ellingworth has confirmed that the British team are yet to establish the nature of their objectives.. (cyclingnews.com)

October 28, 2014




The 2014 Tour de Perth overall winner, Joe Cooper (Avanti)
Photo: © Mark Gunter.
Cooper makes NRS history: Joe Cooper started the Grafton to Inverell with a slender three point advantage over Tim Roe in the National Road Series (NRS) overall standings and at the end of the 228km race, that's how it stayed. (cyclingnews.com)

October 28, 2014




Catharine Pendrel (Luna Pro Team) wins Elite women's race.
Photo: © Rob Jones.
Van der Haar and Compton lead UCI ranks. New faces top Gateway Cross Cup podiums. Merlier wins in Germany. (cyclingnews.com)

October 28, 2014




Photo: Ryan Trebon was on fine form during his first race back after injury. © Pat Malach.
Ryan Trebon powered through the peanut butter mud at the Washington County Fairgrounds Sunday to claim the fourth race of the 2014 Cross Crusade series. The Cannondale Cyclocrossworld.com rider was competing in his first race back after crashing and injuring his spine in early September. (cxmagazine.com)

October 28, 2014






Sven Nys (Crelan-AA Drink) wins the Bpost bank trofee - Ronse 2014
Photo: © Tim de Waele.
Sven Nys starts Saturday's Koppenbergcross wearing number one as he chases a tenth victory in the prestigious Belgian race that covers a section of the cobbles often used in the Tour of Flanders road race. The cyclo-cross season traditional steps up a gear during the All Saints weekend, with huge crowds attending the Koppenbergcross on Saturday and then Sunday's Superprestige Zonhoven event. Both events will also include women's races with the Koppenbergcross offering equal prize money in the elite men and elite women races thanks to extra sponsorship from GP Twenty20 Cycles in the USA.  (cyclingnews.com)

October 31, 2014




Photo: While the use of ozon therapy has been in a grey area up to this point, the justice department of Leuven is clear; ozon therapy is illegal. .
The justice department of Leuven wants to persecute doctor Chris Mertens. After more then 2,5 years, the justice department finally finished its investigation of doping practices of the doctor. Mertens is accused of blood transfusions with ozone and actively inciting riders to doping use. (cyclingquotes.com)

October 31, 2014




Photo: Winner of a gold award at this year’s Eurobike show, Topeak’s Transformer X floor pump doubles as a portable bike stand.
Featuring GT, Shimano, Rotor, Adidas and more... (bikeradar.com)

October 31, 2014




Photo: Moots has revamped its workhorse Psychlo-X for this year and recast it as the Routt, complete with a lower, shorter, and slacker geometry that's better suited for exploring dirt roads - but not as good on the cyclocross course .
BikeRadar verdict: 4 out of 5 stars. "Creamy ride and top quality construction, but too relaxed for cyclocross racing." (bikeradar.com)

October 31, 2014




Michael Rasmussen (Christina Watches-Ofone)
Photo: © Roberto Bettini.
Cimolai extends with Lampre, Drapac renew with five. Caja Rural-RGA finalize 2015 roster. (cyclingnews.com)

October 30, 2014




Photo: Here are the main ins-and-outs of the cycling's major teams - in alphabetical order..
With the dust settled on the 2014 cycling season it's time to look at who's coming and who's going ahead of the next campaign.
The biggest wholesale shake-ups involve the Garmin Cannondale merger, Giant's hair-raising new co-sponsor, the addition of a second national lottery to the pro peloton and Omega Pharma's three-year sabbatical (with something/someone called Etixx quick-stepping into the fold). (uk.eurosport.yahoo.com)

October 30, 2014




Nathan Earle (Team Sky) driving the pace at the Tour Down Under
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
When Nathan Earle inked a two-year deal with Team Sky mid-way through last season, it was confirmation of his consistency over several seasons and reward for his never give up attitude.
With his season completed, the 26-year-old Australian spoke the top level of the sport. (cyclingnews.com)

October 30, 2014




Directeur sportif, Ronny Lauke and Specialized - lululemon celebrate retaining their World Championship title
Photo: © CJ Farquharson.
Bike maker Cervélo will partner with the Velocio Sports team, currently riding as Specialized-lululemon, through the 2016 season, the team owner announced today.
The UCI Team Time Trial World Champions recently parted with both current title sponsors, who will go on to be technical partners with the Boels Dolmans team next season. (cyclingnews.com)

October 30, 2014




Nibali shows off the limited edition Tour de France Shark bars.
Photo: © FSA.
FSA and 2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali have launched a new range of limited edition road components emblazoned with a brand new shark logo, which FSA says will be Nibali's hallmark.
The logo, referred to as 'The Shark,' is described as "a tribal design that includes the name of the triple champion and the colors that represent his greatest victories – red, pink and yellow, for the Vuelta a España, the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France." (cyclingnews.com)

October 30, 2014




Photo: In a different sense cyclocross is cycling’s answer to winter sports, there’s even a concerted effort to include it in the Winter Olympics.
Pro cycling’s calendar runs from late January to mid-October leaving a vacuum that lasts longer than three months. All riders deserve a vacation and a chance to do something else. Why stop the show? Could the sport race all year instead?
It’s always good to question conventions and rituals and the off-season is one habit worth reviewing. I can imagine many a reader saying the riders need a break. Of course. In fact they need several and maybe it doesn’t always have to be in October. (inrng.com)

October 29, 2014




Taylor Phinney leads Team USA on a recon of the 2015 Worlds course
Photo: © Nick Davis.
Taylor Phinney is continuing his recovery from a broken leg sustained during a crash in the road race at the USA Cycling Professional National Championships in May in Chattanooga, Tennessee. While he's well on his way to recovery, Phinney has many more months ahead of him and he does not yet know when he will resume racing. (cyclingnews.com)

October 29, 2014




Photo: Contador’s dominance in the vote comes despite him losing out on the WorldTour title to Valverde.
Although he didn’t achieve his goal of winning the Tour de France, Alberto Contador has been named the recipient of the prestigious Vélo d’Or award for 2014 by the French Vélo magazine.
The Spanish Tinkoff Saxo rider received 66 points in the voting, eight points ahead of the 2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali and a cool 28 up on the third-placed rider, Alejandro Valverde. (cyclingtips.com.au)

October 29, 2014




Bradley Wiggins (Great Britain) kisses his gold medal
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Bradley Wiggins’ future is yet to be made official, but a possible dual announcement regarding a new contract with Team Sky and his proposed development team is due in the coming month. Wiggins' contract is up at the end of the season but, despite receiving a number of offers, he is expected to stay with Sky next season. (cyclingnews.com)

October 29, 2014




Marco Pantani and Ivan Gotti climb head-to-head in the 1999 Giro d'Italia
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Mercatone Uno president Romano Cenni has hired a lawyer in a bid to have victory at the 1999 Giro d’Italia assigned to the late Marco Pantani. Cenni’s legal action follows claims – 15 years old but recently re-aired extensively in the Italian press – of irregularities in the testing procedures when Pantani returned a high haematocrit on the penultimate day of that Giro and was forced out of the race while leading the overall standings. (cyclingnews.com)







Photo: In relation to CWK [Christina Watches-Kuma] decided that looking forward to season 2015 we will advise young Danish riders not to sign a contract with CWK.
Originally set up to enable Michael Rasmussen to continue with his career and then persisting after the rider was handed a two year suspension, the Christina Watches-Kuma team has announced that it will cease to exist at the end of the season.
General manager Klaus Hembo has laid the blame for the team’s cessation firmly at the feet of the Tour of Denmark and the Danish Cycling Union (DCU), saying that both played a big factor in the decision. (cyclingtips.com.au)





Cadel Evans & Victorian Premier Dennis Napthine at the launch of the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race
Photo: © SDP Media.
Cadel Evans was on hand in Melbourne today for the unveiling of the eponymous Great Ocean Road Race which will be the last of his career. The race, to be held on February 1, has been awarded UCI 1.1 classification with Evans' BMC team confirming its appearance at the event along with Australian WorldTour team Orica-GreenEdge. (cyclingnews.com)

October 29, 2014




Photo: I knew this was bound to happen, but I figured it would be a little more planned. This was the first weekend this season I didn’t race my cyclocross bike.
"If you want to be good at pedaling a cyclocross bike, you should probably not race nonstop from March until September. This year, after getting sick at the Cascade Cycling Classic in July, I didn’t ride my bike for a few weeks. This is the first time I took a break going into cyclocross in five years of elite racing. I think more than anything it has contributed to how well I’ve been pedaling these past few weeks. So take a break." (pelotonmagazine.com)

October 29, 2014




Cycling demands strength. Resistance training may help some riders get strong for the sport.
(Photo by Bill White).
“You know my coach really doesn’t want me to lift weights, but I’m not listening. I’m an old guy and I feel like it really helps me on the bike at this point.” That’s my team director talking. I don’t know if I’d call him an “old guy.” I believe he’s somewhere in his 50s. But this conversation is one I’ve had with guys (and women) a decade or so younger and a decade or so older: Coach doesn’t want me to lift. I feel like I should lift. What should I do? (bicycling.com)

October 29, 2014




Dan Martin tops the podium with Alejandro Valverde and Rui Costa
Photo: © Sirotti.
Broader proposals needed to help cycling grow: "Oleg Tinkov was onto something with his Grand Tour Triple Challenge idea, but he was barking up the wrong tree. In the short term, Tinkoff-Saxo, Movistar, Astana and Team Sky would be better advised to race the likes of Contador, Quintana, Nibali and Froome together in non-Grand Tour events. These are the teams and riders that pull in the audiences, so this tactic would be an effective means to build commercial leverage versus the Grand Tour organizers and the UCI, and, more importantly, begin to build a bigger and better sport for more to share in." (cyclingnews.com)

October 28, 2014




Levi Leipheimer, pictured at the 2012 Tour of Utah. Leipheimer spoke with Velo for a magazine story on the perceptions of those who had confessed to using PEDs. Wil Matthews | VeloNews.com.
"I’m more in my community, doing things here, like local mountain bike races … For sure guys like Christian, George, Dave, Tom have all been the target of what the Internet has become, which allows everyone to have a voice and express their opinion. Does that reflect reality; do you get to read everyone’s opinion?" (velonews.com)

October 28, 2014





Lance Armstrong rode the Tour of Flanders in 2005
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Lance Armstrong is set to have a second meeting with the Cycling Independent Reform Commission in the coming weeks.
The former rider – who is serving a lifetime ban from the sport for several doping offences – confirmed that the meeting had been scheduled and would take place in the United States in the near future. He would not confirm the exact date and location for the meet. (cyclingnews.com)

October 28, 2014




Photo: This is an excerpt from the November 2014 issue of Velo magazine.
That guy’s a doper. A cheater. A liar. Can’t stand him.
That guy seems all right. Yeah, he used to dope, but so did everyone else.
The conventional definition of the word “perception” pertains to the inexact and shifting merger of action and reaction that is constantly calibrating itself, given the context. Perception is both impermeable and porous. Judgments are formed unconsciously. We like or loathe, often before we’ve had a chance to think why. (velonews.com)

October 28, 2014




Photo: Adam Yates...
After yesterday’s look at the established pros, what happened to the six neo-pro picks for 2014? It’s been a more mixed story which reflects the variety of life as a junior pro, some triumph while others don’t break through.
Lachlan Morton finished 2013 showing just what he can do with success in the Tour of Utah and the USA Pro Challenge. But 2014 has seen a lot of DNFs. (inrng.com)

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Photo: Duo will compete as part of Jelly Belly team and also do regular Thereabouts rides.
The possibility that the sport could lose one of its most promising young climbing talents has abated with confirmation that Lachlan Morton will remain a professional cyclist in 2015.
The Australian said last month that he wanted to step back from the WorldTour level, saying that he had had enough. “I’m looking elsewhere – I want to have some fun racing next year,” Morton said, when asked if he hoped to remain with his Garmin-Sharp team. (cyclingtips.com.au)

October 31, 2014




The Bontrager Flash Charger floor pump is a tubeless tire wonder. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com.
The Bontrager TLR Flash Charger floor pump is the forehead slapper of the year. Everyone says the same thing, “why didn’t I think of that?”
It’s brilliant because it solves one of the greatest problems with modern mountain bikes. All of us want to ride tubeless tires all the time, but setting them up can be a pain, at least without a heavy compressor. The Flash Charger is a remedy and, best of all, it’s portable. (velonews.com)

October 31, 2014




Mauro Santambrogio (Vini Fantini-Selle Italia) won the 14th stage of the Giro d'Italia, finishing first atop the Jafferau
Photo: © Roberto Bettini.
World champ hit by car, Sastre recalls deer hunting in South Africa, Video: Campagnolo presents Mr Ghibli, Santambrogio: I will show I can win clean, Volta a Catalunya will return to La Molina in 2015. (cyclingnews.com)

October 31, 2014




Photo: The Merckx Eeklo70 frame in the careful hands of Dan Richter’s father. © Andrew Reimann.
At the Canadian National Championships last weekend, Cyclocross Magazine was treated to spectate an old world cyclocross course of cobblestones and alleys with nearby shops. Gabby Durrin told us that although Winnipeg hosted quite an urban course, it reminded her of the race in Diegem.
Perhaps it was appropriate that we got our first in-person look at Eddy Merckx’s Eeklo70 in this setting. Just like the cyclocross course in Winnipeg, the traditional meets the urban with the Eeklo frame. (cxmagazine.com)

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October 30, 2014




Janez Brajkovic (Astana) donned a Grand Tour leader's jersey seven years after he last held one.
Photo: © Bettini Photo.
Janez Brajkovic will make the move to ProContinental level in 2015 after signing a two-year contract with the UnitedHealthcare team. Brajkovic has spent the past three seasons with Astana, but expressed his interest in returning to an American team – he has ridden for both Discovery Channel and RadioShack – and the Slovenian is more than happy to finally be getting a chance to race stateside. (cyclingnews.com)

October 30, 2014




Justin Lindine (Redline) is an example of an elite racer who contested both a masters race and elite race at 2014 cyclocross nationals. He won the 30-34 race that year, but with the new rules, will not be allowed to race both in 2015. Photo: Brad Kaminski | VeloNews.com.
In late August, USA Cycling announced a series of changes to 2014-2015 cyclocross season. The two rule changes that created the largest stir were the adjustments of qualification eligibility for cyclocross nationals, which will be held in Austin, Texas in January 7-11, 2015.
In years past, racers have been allowed to compete in both the masters and elite fields at cyclocross nationals, provided that the rider is eligible to compete in both of the respective categories. (velonews.com)

October 30, 2014




Photo: Kabush rode technically well through the sand all weekend in Winnipeg. © Andrew Reimann.
With Cycle-Smart International coming this weekend (and giving some hints on social media about a possible sand pit) and all the bucket loads of sand in Winnipeg last weekend, now might be the perfect opportunity to refresh the skills of riding through the sand.
Riding through the sand takes some practice to be sure, which is unfortunate since most of us don’t have a natural sand beach in our back yard and many local parks are not exactly keen on us ripping through their volleyball courts on our cyclocross bikes. (cxmagazine.com)

October 30, 2014




Macey Stewart won the 2014 junior world time trial championships. Photo: Casey B. Gibson | www.cbgphoto.com (File).
Australian newspaper, The Advocate reported Thursday that junior world champion Macey Stewart, 18, was hit by a car in East Devonport, Tasmania.
Stewart recently claimed the junior world time trial championship title in Ponferrada, Spain.
The Advocate reported that Stewart was injured in the hit-and-run crash on Tarleton Street, East Devonport, about 2:00 p.m.. (velonews.com)

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October 29, 2014




Photo: U.S. Anti-Doping CEO Travis Tygart. Photo: AFP PHOTO | JOHN THYS (File)..
"It seems like some of the guys (Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde, Tom Danielson, Dave Zabriskie, George Hincapie, and others) who were involved have gone on to have successful careers in the bike industry, while others maybe not so much, at least for now. Do you think things have played out fairly for those who were involved and gave the affidavits? How do you see it now culturally, as well as professionally?" (velonews.com)

October 29, 2014




Ryder Hesjedal (Garmin-Sharp)
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Cycling Canada today announced the results of its four month independent investigation into doping in the sport, stating that the consultation firm LLB Strategies found no organized system of doping or "doping culture" in Canadian cycling.
The report, commissioned by Cycling Canada and the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), entitled, "National Consultation on Doping Activity in the Sport of Cycling" included direct, anonymous testimony gathered between May and August of 2014. It focused only on gathering information regarding doping activity, based upon information from the interviews, "and therefore didn't include researching or studying the situation of doping in Canadian cycling", a press release stated. (cyclingnews.com)





Photo: The young pro David Millar in 1997.
David Millar seems to have been around for ages, 18 years as a Pro to be exact, but you need to take two years away for a doping ban. Love him or hate him, he has a fine palmarés. If you want to believe in him or not is up to you, but he still was a grand champion. (pezcyclingnews.com)

October 29, 2014




Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali was feted in Saitama.
Photo: © Tim de Waele/TDW Sport.
Fourth Velo d'Or for Contador, Lacambra to Bigla, How to win a pro contract. (cyclingnews.com)

October 29, 2014




Photo: A brief history of British cycling, where it came from and how it got to where it is today..
A brief history of British cycling, from James Moore to Chris Froome. It doesn't try to tell the full story but rather offers up what Bacon considers to be important pieces of the jigsaw puzzle. One of the curses of current British cycling journalism is the need by too many writers to place themselves into the story - to make the story about them - and Bacon here has served up a very personal history of British cycling. (podiumcafe.com)

October 29, 2014




Photo: Defending champion Jerome Coppel finished second
Photo: © sirott.
Next season will mark the first time in his career that Jérome Coppel has ridden for a non-French team having signed for Swiss Pro-Continental outfit IAM Cycling. The 28-year-old spent the last two seasons with Cofidis, previously enjoying stints with Saur-Sojasun and Francaise des Jeux since turning professional in 2008, although his non-selection for the Tour de France was a contributing factor in moving on. (cyclingnews.com)

October 29, 2014




Photo: MarathonMTB's Imogen Smith on the trails of the 2014 Crocodile Trophy (Regina Stanger).
Australia's Imogen Smith was the only elite women's competitor to finish the demanding 2014 Crocodile Trophy, here she tells her story of the race, last minute prize money issues and experiences as a women in an already tough sport. (sbs.com.au)

October 29, 2014




Photo: Mike Garrigan and Jeremy Durrin will reprise this battle from the 2013 race this weekend at the CSI. © Todd Prekaski.
This weekend’s Cycle-Smart International isn’t just the longest-running UCI cyclocross race in America, it’s also Rounds 3 and 4 of the longest-running UCI cyclocross series this side of the Atlantic: the Verge New England Cyclocross Series presented by Stan’s NoTubes.
Fans adore this legendary race weekend, November 1st and 2nd in Northampton, Massachusetts, where national champions past and present from all over the globe battle for victory. The notoriously fast Look Park course favors tactical racing, requiring both finesse and power – and rewards spectators with a guarantee of exciting races all weekend long. (cxmagazine.com)

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Octobmer 28, 2014




Photo: the idea has generated a certain amount of interest and excitement, there have also been concerns expressed.
The idea may be on hold for 2015, but Oleg Tinkov is determined to keep pushing the sport’s top riders to eventually accept his proposed Grand Tour Challenge. Under the plan, the Russian Tinkoff-Saxo team owner would put up one million euro to be shared amongst 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali, 2013 Tour winner and runner-up Chris Froome and Nairo Quintana plus the Vuelta a España and former Tour winner Alberto Contador. (cyclingtips.com.au)

October 28, 2014




Photo: Take the Pellizotti case because if he went to Astana, he had to wait a few more months before he could ride but instead with Androni can ride immediately without problems?
Angel Citracca, Neri Sottoli general manager, has responded angrily to a statement from the Movement for Credible Cycling, who accuses his training methods after the recent positive test of Matteo Rabottini.
"We are a member of the MPCC in 2014 and find that the president of this movement does not even know the history of its members? What credibility can this movement bring about if it acts like this? We should not forget the fact that the same UCI at the time of granting licenses for the 2014 season made it clear that there was no sporting, legal and economic association between the two companies: the MPCC obviously are not aware of the regulations and I repeat, we have been accepted in their movement without them really knowing who we are.” (cyclingquotes.com)

October 28, 2014







Roman Kreuziger and his legal team are fighting doping allegations stemming from his biological passport. Photo: Tim De Waele | TDWsport.com.
Less than a week after the UCI and WADA announced they will appeal a ruling that cleared Roman Kreuziger in a doping case, Kreuziger’s legal team is defending the Czech rider.
Kreuziger showed anomalies in his biological passport between March and August 2011, and April 2012 until the end of that year’s Giro d’Italia. (velonews.com)

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