Q&A: Luke Plapp On Signing With Ineos-Grenadiers And Racing At The Olympics

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} Q&A;: Luke Plapp on signing with Ineos-Grenadiers and racing at the Olympics The 20-year-old Australian will join Ineos Grenadiers from August 1. Read More

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The Agony And Ecstasy Of The Olympic Games

.rssTitle, .rssSubTitle, .rssContent, .rssBottomLinks {display: none;} img {max-width:100% !important; height: auto !important} The agony and ecstasy of the Olympic Games As Aussie Olympian Gracie Elvin writes, the biggest sporting event on the planet offers soaring highs, but also crushing lows. Read More

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Halfords Donates Wind-Tunnel To British Cycling

Will Strickson 30 Jun 2021 Wind-tunnel to be moved from the Boardman Performance Centre to Manchester Institute of Health and Performance to support British athletes Halfords is gifting its wind-tunnel from the Boardman Performance Centre to British Cycling , relocating the state-of-the-art facility to the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance to support British athletes. Originally conceived by Chris Boardman MBE , the tunnel is one of the most advanced in the world with a world-first data capture system that feeds imagery and info to the rider in real time, and the ability to tune wind speed and direction throughout tests. It will be upgraded even further as part of the move to keep it at the cutting edge. Once operational at the end of 2021, the tunnel will be utilised by athletes training for next year's Commonwealth Games, the 2023 combined UCI Cycling World Championships and the 2024 Olympic ...

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Evie Richards Takes A Huge Bunny Hop Into The Olympics

Evie Richards takes a huge bunny hop into the Olympics

Maria David 24 Jun 2021 Childhood dream is fulfilled for the Trek Factory Racing-Red Bull rider, after a complicated trail to Tokyo 2020 A thrilled Evie Richards had her childhood dream come true earlier this week when her place on the Team GB Olympic squad was confirmed. The confirmatory email finally came through in the evening after an entire day spent waiting to find out if she would be on the plane to Tokyo. Needless to say there were huge celebrations in the Richards household when the 24-year-old Trek Factory Racing and Red Bull-sponsored rider found out that she will be on the start line at Izu (120km south of Tokyo) on 27th July for the cross-country mountain bike race. An initial bumpy road Richards will be just the second woman to represent Team GB in the mountain bike race since 2000, and will be the first Olympic mountain biking ...

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Philippa York Mural Unveiled In East Dunbartonshire

Philippa York mural unveiled in East Dunbartonshire

Will Strickson 15 Jun 2021 Tribute funded by East Dunbartonshire Council depicts an image of York, originally by Graham Watson, in the polka dot jersey she won in 1984 A tribute to Scottish cycling legend Philippa York has been unveiled in East Dunbartonshire. The mural, recreating an image taken by Graham Watson showing York – then Robert Millar – in the polka dot jersey she won in 1984, has been funded by East Dunbartonshire Council to recognise York's achievements and inspirational story. Painted by Scottish artist Rogue Oner on the side of a building owned by Campsie Golf Club at the foot of the Crow Road in Lennoxtown, it will act as a gateway to the Campsie Fells, where York would train in her heyday. The idea for the mural came from Drew Wilson, a former pro cyclist who represented Scotland at three Commonwealth Games and now owns VisualBikeFit, and ...

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‘It’S A Good Time Now’ – Mitch Docker Is Retiring Without Regrets

After 13 seasons in the professional ranks, Mitch Docker is calling time on his career. The post ‘It’s a good time now’ – Mitch Docker is retiring without regrets appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Seven Must-Ride Routes In Scotland With Epic Views

Mountain biking trails at Glentress Forest

With jaw-dropping scenery and world-class mountain biking, gravel and road cycling, Scotland has some of the very best riding in the UK

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Cyclist’S 31 Inspirational Women No12: Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio

Cyclist’s 31 Inspirational Women No12: Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio

Maria David Sponsored 12 Mar 2021 Africa's most successful female pro rider, who went from hating indoor training to become UCI Esports World Champion To celebrate International Women's Month, we have partnered with Zwift to tell the stories of 31 inspirational women across 31 days Words : Maria David Photography : Getty Sport South Africa’s Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio got into cycle racing effectively through a process of elimination. After trying triathlon at Stellenbosch University in the Western Cape, she found that swimming was not her forte and running caused her various injuries. Which left cycling. After graduating with a degree in chemical engineering, Ashleigh and her triathlete husband Carl Pasio moved to Europe to pursue their dream of being professional athletes. The couple loved life there so much that they settled near Girona, Spain and set up a cycle touring business, Rocacorba, in the foothills of the Pyrenees. As a pro ...

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Chloe Hosking And Nick White Win On Crash-Marred Stage 2 Of The Bay Crits

Supported by GEELONG, Australia (CT) – A final-lap crash in the elite women’s race has cast a pall over stage 2 of the 2020 Bay Crits. As Chloe Hosking (Lexus of Blackburn) was winning the stage from a breakaway of four, a handful of riders crashed on a steep descent at the other end of the course. … The post Chloe Hosking and Nick White win on crash-marred stage 2 of the Bay Crits appeared first on CyclingTips .

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Thousands Raised For Family Of Paralympic Gold Medallist Who Died After Being Hit By Car

Kieran Modra at the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games (Picture: Getty Images) Thousands have been raised for the family of Paralympic gold medallist Kieran Modra who died after being hit by a car while riding his bike.

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The Departed: The Best Eight Riders Retiring In 2019

Joe Robinson 20 Nov 2019 A Grand Tour team composed of those hanging up their wheels at the end of the year With every season in professional cycling comes the ending of careers. Retirements of the peloton’s old guard, hanging up their wheels to make space for the next generation below them. This year’s crop of retirees seems to be a particular vintage as some of cycling’s most loved sons decide to explore their next adventures. Among them are the likes of superstar sprinter Marcel Kittel, cycling hardman Laurens Ten Dam and underrated Flanders supremo Stijn Devolder. With such talent departing cycling for 2020, Cyclist thought the obvious thing to do would be to create a Grand Tour team of this year’s retiring riders. If you think we have missed someone out, let us know! Laurens Ten Dam The wolfman from the very north of the Netherlands is ending a ...

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Harry Tanfield Signs For Ag2r La Mondiale

Harry Tanfield signs for AG2R La Mondiale

Joe Robinson 12 Nov 2019 Young Brit earns second crack at the WorldTour with French team Young British rider Harry Tanfield has secured his future in the WorldTour by signing a one-year deal with AG2R La Mondiale . The Yorkshireman had been uncertain of his future after his current team Katusha-Alpecin sold their WorldTour licence to ProContinetal team Israel Cycling Academy. Tanfield was one of the few riders from the existing Katusha roster told by the team he was free to contact other teams about contracts as it was unlikely he would be kept on. Talking to Cyclist at the World Championships in September, he said he had spoken to other teams although had nothing set in stone. See related Harry Tanfield looking elsewhere amid uncertainty of Katusha and Israel merger Israel Cycling Academy confirm takeover of Katusha-Alpecin Best bike deals in the UK: All the best Black Friday deals.. ...

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The Best Lead-Out Man Ever? A Tribute To The Career Of Mark Renshaw

Last Saturday afternoon, in the English city of Manchester, Mark Renshaw rolled across the finish line to complete the final stage of the 2019 Tour of Britain. He was nowhere near winning the stage — in fact he was second-last across the line, 6:30 behind stage winner Mathieu Van der Poel — but the moment … The post The best lead-out man ever? A tribute to the career of Mark Renshaw appeared first on CyclingTips .

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2019 Tour Of Britain Route: Full Route Details And Stage Analysis

CHEDDAR, ENGLAND - SEPTEMBER 04: Competitors climb through Cheddar Gorge during the 15th Tour of Bri

A stage-by-stage breakdown of the official 2019 Tour of Britain route, including profiles, detailed descriptions and which riders to watch

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Mark Cavendish Named In British Squad For European Championships

Mark Cavendish (Dimension Data) on stage 6 of the 2019 Tour of California

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 ...

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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 .

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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 .

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Olympic Champion Callum Skinner Calls Time On Track Career

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 ...

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Track Worlds: Australian Men Set New World Record In The Team Pursuit

Sam Welsford, Kelland O'Brien, Leigh Howard and Alexander Porter of Australia celebrate winning the

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 ...

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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 .

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