2019 Tour of Britain Route: full route details and stage analysis
A stage-by-stage breakdown of the official 2019 Tour of Britain route, including profiles, detailed descriptions and which riders to watch
Mark Cavendish named in British squad for European Championships
Great Britain will field 24 riders across eight events at the upcoming European Championships held from August 7-11 in the Netherlands. Newly crowned national champion Alice Barnes and her sister Hannah Barnes will lead the elite women's line-up for the women's road race on August 10 and Mark Cavendish is included in the men's line-up for the road race on August 11. Cavendish was declared healthy to compete this spring after a two-year battle to recover from Epstein Barr virus. He was not selected to compete in the Tour de France by his Dimension Data team but instead raced at the Adriatica Ionica Race last month and he is participating in the Tour de Pologne from August 3. Cavendish joins Tour de Yorkshire winner Chris Lawless in the elite men's team, along with Alex Dowsett, Luke Rowe, Dan McLay, Adam Blythe, Connor Swift and Gabz Cullaigh. The elite men will ...
Jack Bobridge jailed for more than four years for dealing ecstasy
Supported by Two-time Australian road champion Jack Bobridge has been jailed for more than four years after being found guilty of dealing ecstasy in Perth. The 29-year-old, who won two Olympic silver medals on the track, was convicted on four charges of supplying a total of 301 ecstasy pills to fellow former racer Alex McGregor between March … The post Jack Bobridge jailed for more than four years for dealing ecstasy appeared first on CyclingTips .
Inside Sierra Leone’s richest race: A startling look at West African cycling
The break is going to stay away. This much is certain with more than half the race to go. The two riders who escaped are Osman T. Kalokoh (Lunsar Cycling Team) and Ali Tholley (C2C Freetown) and they have been away since the race took the road for Port Loko. In West African amateur bike … The post Inside Sierra Leone’s richest race: A startling look at West African cycling appeared first on CyclingTips .
Olympic champion Callum Skinner calls time on track career
Joe Robinson 7 Mar 2019 Skinner will now concentrate on improving LGBT rights in sport and fight against doping Olympic champion Callum Skinner has called time on his elite track cycling career in order to concentrate on his work to improve the governance of professional cycling and support LGBT rights in sport. The 26-year-old announced his decision to step away from the sport on his personal website . Skinner, who was part of the gold medal-winning track team at Rio 2016, had been on an extended break from racing due to health issues, last competing at the Commonwealth Games in Australia last year. In a statement, Skinner wrote 'Today, I would like to announce I am calling time on my Elite cycling career. 'It’s been a long and amazing journey, starting out in the cold of Meadowbank, Edinburgh in 2006 to peaking at the Olympic Velodrome in the Team Sprint ...
Track Worlds: Australian men set new world record in the Team Pursuit
Australia can already be proud of their achievements at the 2019 UCI Track World Championships after winning the world title in the men's Team Pursuit and setting a new world record in Pruszkow, Poland. The men's team of Samuel Welsford, Kelland O'Brien, Leigh Howard and Alexander Porter, along with Cameron Scott, broke the nation's previous world record with a new time of 3:48.012. The Australian team had previously set the world record in the men's Team Pursuit at 3:49.804 at the Commonwealth Games in 2018, which had topped the previous world record set by Great Britain in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In the gold-medal round at the World Championships on Thursday, Australia powered to the victory over Great Britain's team of Ethan Hayter, Edward Clancy, Kian Emadi and Charlie Tanfield, while Oliver Wood was the fifth rider. Australia was fastest in every stretch of the 4,000-metre event. All signs ...
A matter of scale: Why the UCI is combining most of its world championships
Supported by Every four years, the UCI will bring together all of cycling’s disciplines, except cyclocross, for two weeks of rainbow chasing. Why? The post A matter of scale: Why the UCI is combining most of its world championships appeared first on CyclingTips .
Glasgow to host first multi-discipline UCI Worlds in 2023
Joe Robinson 8 Feb 2019 Scottish city awarded first unified World Championships for road, track and mountain bike disciplines The Scottish city of Glasgow has been awarded the 2023 UCI World Championships , the inaugural edition that will bring together the road, track and mountain bike races under one event. The first ever UCI Cycling World Championships will take place over two weeks in August 2023 bringing together 13 World Championships events from across the varying disciplines. The choice of Glasgow comes as no surprise given its history hosting various cycling events in the past. On top of hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and European Championships in 2018, Scotland's biggest city has also hosted major road cycling events around its city's streets and track and BMX events at the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome and BMX centre. Additionally, Fort William is a staple of the downhill mountain bike World Cup ...
Six Day racing comes to Melbourne: What you need to know
Supported by Australia’s international road season might be over, but the Aussie summer of cycling is not. Six Day Melbourne is set to kick off on Thursday February 7, with local cycling fans turning their attention to the boards. A modern take on a traditional track cycling format, the Six Day Series is fast growing in popularity, … The post Six Day racing comes to Melbourne: What you need to know appeared first on CyclingTips .
UCI Track World Cup: New Zealand dominates opening day with Team Pursuit victories
The host nation New Zealand dominated the opening night of the UCI Track World Cup in Cambridge, winning three of the four team events, with the men's team pursuit setting the second fastest time in history to beat Canada in the final. The New Zealand men's team sprint squad claimed their first World Cup victory in over a year with two rides under 43 seconds while the New Zealand women's team pursuit prevailed over Canada in the final. The only other final contested on Friday went to the Holy Brother trade team from China, who took out the women's team sprint beating over France. Team Pursuit The men's team pursuit squad set a time of 3:50.159 to beat Canada. Regan Gough, Campbell Stewart, Jordan Kerby and Nicholas Kergozou came within four-tenths of a second of breaking the world record of 3:49.804 set by Australia at the Commonwealth Games last year. ...
Michael Freiberg Q&A: On being left off the UniSA team for Tour Down Under
It’s been a tumultuous few days for Michael Freiberg (Pro Racing Sunshine Coast). On Sunday he stunned rivals and onlookers alike when he won the 2019 Australian road title with a gutsy ride around Mt. Buninyong. He said after that win that he was “hopeful” his ride had earned him a spot on the UniSA-Australia … The post Michael Freiberg Q&A;: On being left off the UniSA team for Tour Down Under appeared first on CyclingTips .
Yates steps out of Sky shadows to reign in Spain
After many years of promise, Yates secures first grand tour victory having taken a different path from Team Sky's big-budget approach Read the full article at Yates steps out of Sky shadows to reign in Spain on VeloNews.com .
Lucas selected for New Zealand Worlds team after appeal
After an appeal heard by Cycling New Zealand, Oceania road race champion Sharlotte Lucas (Specialized Women's Racing) has been given a place in the national team for the road race at the upcoming world championships in Innsbruck, Austria . Before Lucas' appeal, performance director Martin Barras had told New Zealand website stuff.co.nz that her non-selection was as a result of her not being suited to what is a hilly road course at the Worlds in Austria. "She's not the type of rider that we deem is going to perform particularly well on a course that hilly, so if you talk about Sharlotte specifically, that is the basis on why she wasn't selected," said Barras. "It's not that we don't think very highly of her as a bike rider, it's just a little bit like selecting a sprinter for a really, really hilly course. It doesn't suit the purpose." Lucas also ...
Records tumble as USA Cycling find success in Pan American Championships
USA Cycling has long counted on its women's endurance track squad to keep its medal hauls coming at the world championships and Olympic Games, but if an off-year Continental Championship is any indication, the newly revived men's endurance programme could equal the women if it continues on its upward trajectory. At the Pan American Championships in Aguascalientes, Mexico, the men's team pursuit squad clocked a 3:53.86 en route to gold - the first time in history the country has managed to break four minutes. Eric Young, Ashton Lambie, Gavin Hoover and Colby Lange shattered the country's previous record, which stood at 4:02.798. Their final mark was also an unofficial Pan American Championships record, but still four seconds shy of Australia's world team pursuit mark of 3:49.804, which was set at the Commonwealth Games. "This is a huge result of our team, as well as me personally," said Lambie. "Pan-Am's last ...
Cavendish confirms he still has glandular fever, announces break
The British sprinter said he is still suffering from Epstein-Barr virus and will take a break from training and racing to recover. Read the full article at Cavendish confirms he still has glandular fever, announces break on VeloNews.com .
Skinner takes break from cycling but continues to target Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Callum Skinner has revealed that he is taking a break from cycling but is planning to return in time to compete at the Tokyo 2020 Olympics . Skinner was part of the Great Britain’s winning team sprint squad at the Rio Olympics, where he also took silver behind teammate Jason Kenny in the individual sprint. The Scot has not raced since April, when he claimed a bronze medal in the kilometre time trial at the Commonwealth Games. Skinner was not part of the British team at the recent European Championships, which took place in Glasgow. Speaking to BBC Radio 5 Live on Friday, Skinner admitted that he had struggled to maintain his motivation in the wake of the Rio Olympics, and he has opted to step away temporarily from the velodrome. “I wasn't able to continue that upward trend, or momentum, that I found at the Olympic Games," Skinner told ...
Katusha-Alpecin sign Harry Tanfield
British talent Harry Tanfield , currently riding for Canyon Eisberg, will move up to the WorldTour next year, after signing a two-year contract with Katusha-Alpecin . The 23-year-old won the opening stage of the Tour de Yorkshire and took the first leader's jersey in May, having finished second in the Commonwealth Games time trial on the Gold Coast, Australia, to Cameron Meyer while riding for Team England the month before. He subsequently finished second at the British national championships time trial in June behind Team Sky 's Geraint Thomas , who would go on to win this year's Tour de France . If his successful season to date has already been hard for the man from North Yorkshire to believe, signing for Katusha-Alpecin is the cherry on the cake. "The WorldTour has always been the ultimate ambition," Tanfield said in a press release. "I have a foot in the door ...
Harry Tanfield joins WorldTour with move to Katusha-Alpecin
Joe Robinson 23 Aug 2018 Young Brit reaps reward of breakthrough 2018 season with move to cycling's top tier Reaping the success of an outstanding 2018 season so far, Harry Tanfield will move from British ProContinental team Canyon-Eisberg to WorldTour outfit Katusha-Alpecin on a two-year deal. After a collection of major results on both the road and track, the young rider caught the attention of many teams in the WorldTour but it was Katusha-Alpecin who managed to secure his signature. The move will look to continue the development of the 23-year-old as he builds upon the results he has taken this season, with the rider himself commenting that this was 'a foot in the door' to the 'ultimate ambition' of racing in the WorldTour. Tanfield became National Champion on the track in the individual pursuit while also forming part of Team KGF, alongside brother Charlie, Dan Bigham and Jonathan Wale, ...
Ghosts of Glasgow
A spooky preview of the UEC Road Race European Championship The UEC Road Race European Continental Championship has been only open to the professional riders since 2016 and has probably gained the most attention as the result of the sartorial travesty of Alexander Kristoff’s all white champion’s kit. Luckily, the 2016 winner, Peter Sagan, had the higher priority and much more fashionable rainbow jersey to save him from the same fate. This year the continental championships put on by the Union Europeene de Cyclisme comes to place that is soon to be no longer associated with Europe and Unions - the United Kingdom and more specifically, Glasgow, Scotland. THE COURSE The race will run on a 14.6 kilometer loop through the city, with the course being nearly identical to the course in the 2014 Commonwealth Games and, in my mind, being reminiscent of the 2015 World Championship course in Richmond. ...
Five questions with British off-road phenom Evie Richards
Imagine discovering a sport and becoming a world champion three years later. Then imagine repeating that feat. Imagine coming off the first real injury of your life to take the biggest result of your career a few months later. Imagine accomplishing your wildest sporting dream at age 21. Imagine all this, and then imagine admitting … The post Five questions with British off-road phenom Evie Richards appeared first on CyclingTips .