Don’t write Nairo Quintana off yet

The third stage of the Tour de La Provence offered some familiar scenes, albeit in a different palette: the petite form of Nairo Quintana – in red and black, rather than baby blue – launching a stinging attack off the front of a peloton. In doing so, he powered to a demonstrative stage win and … The post Don’t write Nairo Quintana off yet appeared first on CyclingTips .

Read on Cycling Tips More Like This


Announcing the 2020 VeloClub Summit: Taiwan KOM

Supported by Midway through 2018 we took members on our inaugural VeloClub Summit through the Japanese Alps, culminating in a memorable (and challenging!) final day on Mt Fuji. In 2019 we took to the north of Thailand for a ride in and around Chiang Mai, through the ‘Golden Triangle’, and right up to the border of Myanmar … The post Announcing the 2020 VeloClub Summit: Taiwan KOM appeared first on CyclingTips .

Read on Cycling Tips More Like This


Dr Freeman’s lawyer claims current BC coach helped Sutton cheat using a can of urine

Dr Freeman’s lawyer claims current BC coach helped Sutton cheat using a can of urine

Joseph Delves 11 Dec 2019 Allegation current British Cycling coach aided Sutton in trying to fool drug test during his racing career The lawyer representing Dr Richard Freeman, the former British Cycling doctor accused of ordering testosterone to the organisation’s Machester headquarters, has claimed the former Team Sky and British Cycling coach Shane Sutton used a cola can full of urine to fool testers while racing at the Tour of Ireland. Sutton had been called as a witness in the General Medical Council tribunal relating to allegations against Freeman. He appeared for one day, before walking out at what he felt was unfair treatment . Freeman, who received the Jiffy bag that caused so much grief when it was delivered to Team Sky at the Critérium du Dauphiné in 2011, has admitted to ordering testosterone to British Cycling’s headquarters. However, rather than using it to dope riders, he claims he ...

Read on Cyclist More Like This


Shane Sutton faces fresh doping allegations by Dr Freeman's lawyer

Former British Cycling and Team Sky coach, Shane Sutton (Picture: Getty Images) Dr Richard Freeman's lawyer outlined the allegations in the hearing on Tuesday

Read on Cycling Weekly More Like This


Alex Peters returns to pro cycling after three-year mental health battle

Alex Peters returns to pro cycling after three-year mental health battle

Joe Robinson 6 Dec 2019 The young Londoner has signed with Canyon-DHB-Soreen as he looks to get career back on track Former Team Sky rider Alex Peters will make a return to professional cycling in 2020 with Canyon-DHB-Soreen after a three-year struggle with mental health. The London-based rider broke into the Team Sky team in 2016 aged 22 alongside former schoolmate and training partner Tao Geoghegan Hart, with both being tipped at the time as the future generation of the team. However, Peters only spent one full season with the British WorldTour team before leaving to rejoin the SEG Racing development team in 2017, for whom he never raced, deciding instead to take a break from cycling at the end of the 2017. The 25-year-old has now revealed that his absence was due to 'putting himself under unreasonable pressure to make an instant impact' when he made the step up ...

Read on Cyclist More Like This


Team Ineos keep same black and red kit for 2020

Team Ineos keep same black and red kit for 2020

Joe Robinson 4 Dec 2019 No changes to be seen here including the slightly budget logo Team Ineos have announced their kit for the 2020 season and it will be identical to this year's jersey. Petrochemical company Ineos debuted in professional cycling this May after taking over primary sponsorship from broadcasting company Sky. Walking away from the black and blue team colours, the team unveiled a crimson red to black fade jersey at the Tour de Yorkshire . Instead of taking the chance to redesign for 2020, the team have confirmed they will stick with their look for another year. See related Ridley Noah Fast Disc review Adam Hansen receives special 'Iron Man' bike for 20th consecutive Grand Tour Best gifts for cyclists: Christmas presents for the cyclist in your life Rapha Festive 500: Challenge now live on Strava Writing on social media, the team said: 'New season, same colours. ...

Read on Cyclist More Like This


Young Brit Ethan Hayter joins Team Ineos on three-year contract

Jack Elton-Walters 28 Nov 2019 Ethan Hayter will ride for Team Ineos for the next three seasons after signing for the WorldTour outfit. Photo: teamineos.com Team Ineos have signed 21-year-old British talent Ethan Hayter on a three-year deal that sees him jump into the WorldTour. The rider has ridden to success on both the track and road, showing that despite its troubles British Cycling is still able to identify and nurture talented riders. Hayter counts stage victories at the Baby Giro and Tour de l’Avenir on his palmares, as well as the overall win at A Travers les Hauts de France at under-23 level on the road. Over on the track he's won national titles in the Omnium and Scratch races along with silver in the Madison at a round of the Track World Cup. He has actually ridden in the team's colours before - albeit in its previous Team ...

Read on Cyclist More Like This


Highlights of the High Country: our top 10

Victoria's High Country, in the state's north-east, is a paradise for cyclists. Over several visits to the region, we've discovered pristine mountain peaks, quiet gravel roads, generous hospitality and fine local produce. These are our High Country highlights. The post Highlights of the High Country: our top 10 appeared first on CyclingTips .

Read on Cycling Tips More Like This


Ineos owner warns sponsorship would be pulled if doping were detected

Court hearing around potential doping during Team Sky era leads Ineos boss to warn that sponsorship would be pulled if clean cycling rules were broken. Read the full article at Ineos owner warns sponsorship would be pulled if doping were detected on VeloNews.com .

Read on Velo News More Like This


Ratcliffe warns Team Ineos: If you break the rules, we'll leave

Ratcliffe warns Team Ineos: If you break the rules, we'll leave

Joe Robinson 25 Nov 2019 Billionaire threatens to leave sport if cycling operation turns out to have broken rules. Photo: Offside Team Ineos financier Sir Jim Ratcliffe has reiterated his point that he would pull out of sponsoring the team if they were found to be breaking rules. The billionaire previously made this statement in May when the takeover from Sky Broadcasting was announced and repeated his point again in a recent interview with The Times . It comes in light of the ongoing medical tribunal hearing into former Team Sky and British Cycling doctor Richard Freeman who is accused of ordering testosterone to the Manchester Velodrome in 2011 , with the intention of 'enhancing an athlete's performance'. Brailsford was head of both Team Sky and British Cycling at the time of the Testogel order, and while Ratcliffe is not fully concerned about the actions of the past, would have ...

Read on Cyclist More Like This


We asked AI to write about cycling – here’s what happened

Artificial intelligence (AI) is coming for our jobs. That might sound like the fearmongering of a nervous luddite, but it’s probably not too far from the truth. Earlier this year Taiwanese-American AI expert Kai Fu Lee suggested that as much as 40% of jobs could be replaced within 15 years. That’s no small percentage. Anyone … The post We asked AI to write about cycling – here’s what happened appeared first on CyclingTips .

Read on Cycling Tips More Like This


Former British Cycling doctor Freeman downloaded information on testosterone month before ordering drug

Former British Cycling doctor Freeman downloaded information on testosterone month before ordering d

Joe Robinson 21 Nov 2019 Evidence of Freeman dowloading academic articles about testosterone was heard at the tribunal on Wednesday Former British Cycling and Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman acquired information on how testosterone could enhance the performance of endurance athletes before ordering the banned substance to the Manchester Velodrome. Freeman is currently facing charges from the General Medical Council for ordering 30 sachets of Testogel to the British Cycling headquarters from supplier Fit4Sport in 2011, with the purpose of giving them to an athlete to boost performance . Freeman denies charges that the drug was ordered for an athlete, instead stating he was bullied by former British Cycling coach Shane Sutton into ordering the package to treat the Australian's erectile dysfunction. The tribunal heard on Wednesday that Dr Freeman's laptop had downloaded certain academic articles about testosterone just weeks before the Testogel order took place. See related Ex-Team Sky ...

Read on Cyclist More Like This


What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets

If there’s anything that’s captured public opinion in the nutrition and diet space in the last month or so, it’s The Game Changers film. It’s the latest in a long line of diet “documentaries”, promoting a specific way of eating for optimal health or athletic performance, based around the stories and experiences of an individual. … The post What The Game Changers film can teach us about plant-based diets appeared first on CyclingTips .

Read on Cycling Tips More Like This


Why bad weather should not stop you from cycling

Trevor Ward 22 Nov 2019 Fickle, frustrating and sometimes just plain freezing, the weather is as much a part of riding in Britain as hills and potholes Somewhere, thousands of miles out in the Atlantic, ocean currents, air temperatures, tropospheric anomalies and barometric extremes are all aligning to produce the latest in a conveyor belt of weather fronts that will cause severe turbulence in my living room at 6.30pm most evenings this week. That’s when my wife and cat will bid a hasty retreat from the sofa as I hurl abuse at the unfortunate soul delivering that night’s TV weather forecast. Whether it’s Judith, Chris or Jo, they will impart the inevitable news of plunging temperatures, overcast skies and strengthening winds with the relish typical of someone who gets their kicks from tightly packed isobars. I know they are only doing their jobs, but I wish they could show a ...

Read on Cyclist More Like This


Why bad weather should not stop you cycling

Trevor Ward 22 Nov 2019 Fickle, frustrating and sometimes just plain freezing, the weather is as much a part of riding in Britain as hills and potholes Somewhere, thousands of miles out in the Atlantic, ocean currents, air temperatures, tropospheric anomalies and barometric extremes are all aligning to produce the latest in a conveyor belt of weather fronts that will cause severe turbulence in my living room at 6.30pm most evenings this week. That’s when my wife and cat will bid a hasty retreat from the sofa as I hurl abuse at the unfortunate soul delivering that night’s TV weather forecast. Whether it’s Judith, Chris or Jo, they will impart the inevitable news of plunging temperatures, overcast skies and strengthening winds with the relish typical of someone who gets their kicks from tightly packed isobars. I know they are only doing their jobs, but I wish they could show a ...

Read on Cyclist More Like This


Freeman tribunal: Ex-British Cycling and Team Sky head of medicine Steve Peters agrees Testogel would be “mad” way to dope

Haute Route

Former British Cycling and Team Sky head of medicine gave evidence today

Read on road.cc More Like This


The best Evans Cycles deals for Black Friday 2019 (UK only)

Evans Cycles Black Friday 2019 Deals

Massive Black Friday savings on Castelli, Genesis, Giro, Kask, and SealSkinz and more

Read on Bike Radar More Like This


The cycling film made by an ex-doper: Kenneth Mercken Q&A

Peter Stuart 13 Nov 2019 Based on the director’s own experience, Belgian film The Racer lays bare the dark underbelly of doping in pro cycling in the early 2000s Cycling on the silver screen has had its ups and downs. Kevin Costner’s 1985 depiction of Greg Lemond in American Flyers has enjoyed cult status, as has the grittiest of gritty Sunday in Hell (1976). Yet the heavy-handed depiction of the corrosion of Lance Armstrong’s soul in the 2015 The Program was met with less enthusiasm by those well-versed in the intricacies of cycling’s troubled years. The Racer (Coureur) has opted for realism over sensation – the lead actor, Niels Willaerts, is a cyclist, and director Kenneth Mercken is not only a cyclist, but a man who has had first hadn experience with the film’s seedy doping subject matter. The Racer follows a young neo-pro, Felix, who becomes National Road Race ...

Read on Cyclist More Like This


Shane Sutton will not return to Dr Freeman's tribunal hearing

Shane Sutton

Joe Robinson 13 Nov 2019 Former coach stormed out of the hearing on Tuesday after being accused of 'being a doper and liar' Former Team Sky and Great Britain coach Shane Sutton will not return as a witness to the medical tribunal into Dr Richard Freeman. Sutton appeared as a witness at the tribunal in Manchester on Tuesday for what was an explosive afternoon of questioning , to answer allegations he had bullied Freeman into ordering banned substance testosterone to the Manchester Velodrome in 2011 to treat erectile disfunction. During the questioning from Freeman's legal counsel Mary O'Rourke, Sutton was accused of being 'a liar' and 'a doper', who stored testosterone in his fridge. See related Shane Sutton accused at Freeman medical tribunal of being a 'doper' who stored testosterone The testosterone tribunal: the story so far How to get stronger legs for cycling In an incredible response, Sutton demanded ...

Read on Cyclist More Like This


Sutton walks out of Freeman medical tribunal hearing

Supported by Shane Sutton walked out of the Richard Freeman medical tribunal hearing on Tuesday following a tense exchange as he was being cross-examined by Freeman’s lawyer. Freeman, the former doctor of British Cycling and Team Sky, is accused of ordering a delivery of testosterone packets to British Cycling headquarters in 2011 “knowing or believing it was … The post Sutton walks out of Freeman medical tribunal hearing appeared first on CyclingTips .

Read on Cycling Tips More Like This