Rider Interview: It has been a year since PEZ spoke to Wanty-Groupe Gobert's Mark McNally. As the Belgian team were having their 2017 presentation in Spain last week, our man Alastair Hamilton had a catch up with the man from Liverpool to hear about his 2016.
Jan 19, 2017 - Catch up with the Tour Down Under - Reports, results, quotes and video action. Top Story is the possible loss of Putte-Kappellen. Other cycling news: Wild Cards for the Giro and Classics, Canadian team for cyclocross Worlds, surgery for Devriendt, no team for Paolini, Doull has appendix operation, training with Bahrain-Merida, new riders for Caja Rural and birthday celebrations for Chaves. Loads of EUROTRASH to get through!
Jan 16, 2017 - The 2017 season is under way with Caleb Ewan winning the People Choice criterium. Results and video from Australia and cross from Italy. TOP STORY is the Vuelta a España route details. Other cycling news: Tour Down Under, UAE to San Juan, Quick-Step presentation, Martin extends and Smith arrives at Wanty-Groupe Gobert, Trek-Segafredo kit, James Shaw looks forward and video of the Sunweb team training. 2017 is ON!
Registration is open for the 24th annual Paris to Ancaster Bike Race (P2A), taking place on Sunday, April 30th, 2017. This unique race is popular with all levels of cyclists. It's a technical challenge for the professionals, yet still accessible for recreational cyclists to come out and see what they're made of.
January 11th 2017 saw the Quick-Step Floors Cycling Team host its annual team presentation, which took place in Kortrijk, a town iconic for cycling, which has featured over the years in some of the world’s biggest races, such as Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne, Dwars door Vlaanderen, Gent-Wevelgem or Ronde van Vlaanderen.
Jan 12, 2017 - As always a full EUROTRASH Thursday. Wiggins package or TUE, which should we be looking at? - TOP STORY. Cross action from Otegem with video. Other cycling news: Valverde crashes, Tour Down Under teams, Westra retires, LOOK stay with Fortuneo, 2017 British Road Champs, Tour of Utah, Dave Rayner Fund riders, Sky's new Pinarello Dogma, Vuelta a España and the Lotto Soudal presentation. Get the coffee.
Rider Interview: Two years ago Sven Erik Bystrøm was a young man about to start his professional career, admittedly he was a World champion, but his life was about to change. Since then he has become Alexander Kristoff's right hand man in the Classics, finished his first Grand Tour and is now starting his third season in the WorldTour and still only 24.
Best of 2016 Vuelta Roadside: The 2016 Vuelta a España is in the Comunidad Valenciana and so we had to send our 'local' to see what was going on. This will be Alastair Hamilton's 15th Spanish Grand Tour and it sounds like he has not lost any love for the race in the sun.
Jan 09, 2017 - Wout Van Aert won the Belgian championships and Mathieu van der Poel won in Holland. Reports and video. New Hour Record - TOP STORY. Other cycling news: Australian and New Zealand championships, Sky Down Under, Assos for US events, Kristoff to Bessèges, Quick-Step to San Juan, Nizzolo in Dubai, ASO buy German race, E3 Harelbeke course, Bahrain-Merida presentation and Contador takes a ride.
Jan 05, 2017 - The 2017 season starts in Australia. Vuelta '20 in Holland - Top Story. Centrumcross Surhuisterveen with video. Other cycling news: Challenge Mallorca teams, Tour of America’s Dairyland race cities, Paris-Nice and Arctic Race routes, Talansky breaks thumb, Cofidis roster, Kolobnev retires, Dimension Data to Langkawi, Haussler injured, Abu Dhabi presentation, Sunweb kit and Team Novo Nordisk need results. Full EUROTRASH.
Jan 02, 2017 - The teams are showing off their new jerseys and new riders, Philippe Gilbert looks good! Brian Cookson says the WorldTour does not affect the smaller races. All the cyclocross results with video from Baal, Loenhout and Bredene. Cycling news: Meersman retires, LottoNl Down Under, Wanty for 2017, Sagan's new rainbow jersey, La Méditerranéenne, Quick-Step training and Contador's new kit. Happy New Year.
Rider Interview: Nils Politt is a big guy, standing at 1.92meters (6ft 4in) and weighing in at 80kg (180lb), he is just the rider Alexander Kristoff would want by his side in the Northern Classics. Alastair Hamilton managed to have a word with the big German at the Katusha-Alpecin Spanish training camp in Calpe in December to hear about his first year with the WorldTour team.
Dec 29, 2016 - No Tour of Qatar in 2017 - TOP STORY. Boxing Day cyclocross action from Heusden-Zolder with report, result and video. In other cycling news: Bradley Wigging retires again, signed jerseys from Lotto Soudal, Movistar sign Nuno Bico and Astana sign Truls Korsaeth, team for Eduard Vorganov, FDJ for Algarve, Dubai Tour teams, 2017 Tour de Langkawi route, Jens Voigt does the Everest Challenge and some retro Frank Vandenbroucke video.
Dec 26, 2016 - Merry Christmas from EUROTRASH. Top Story - Esteban Chaves receives award from cycling journalists. Race action: Cyclocross from Diegem with video, report and result. Van der Haar to return to racing, Qintana and Froome set out their 2017 season, De Gendt back up Mont Ventoux, Enzo Wouters knee surgery, Movistar re-sign riders and Gazprom-RusVelo new video. Plus home training for cyclocross.
Dec 22, 2016 - Looks like pro cycling has been saved by Abu Dhabi. The TJ Sport team will exist in 2017 thanks to a last minute deal with the Arab state - Top Story. A big bag of EuroTrash to empty: Stybar and Van der Haar return, Gaviria for the Giro, Gazprom presentation, Lotto Soudal and LottoNl-Jumbo talk 2017, no team for Marycz, Tour of Denmark, Bahrain and Nippo new jersey, Funvic suspended and Van Aert’s cross bike. Merry Christmas.
Rider Interview: Baptiste Planckaert will be a WorldTour rider with Katusha-Alpecin in 2017 after six years as a professional, as he says: "The longer the dream holds, the better." Alastair Hamilton was at the Katusha-Alpecin team presentation in Spain to hear what the Belgian had to say on his EuropeTour win and his future in the top league of cycling.
Dec 19, 2016 - Double win week-end for Mathieu van der Poel. Reports and video from Antwerp and Namur. Androni gets a license, but what about TJ Sport? - Top Story. Cycling news: Takenouchi sent home, Bolivia in Europe, Tirreno and San Juan '17, Ekimov president, Bahrain-Merida and TJ Sport training, new jerseys for Caja Rural and Bardiani, sponsor news from Baby-Dump. Greg Van Avermaet is Belgian sportsman of the year.
It's Denia in December, so the BMC team are training in Spain for the 2017 season. Our local PEZman, Alastair Hamilton, was invited to spend the day with the team for photos, chat and to find out more about the future of the team in 2017... Not forgetting a great lunch!
Dec 15, 2016 - Maybe there is no racing, but the EUROTRASH can is overflowing with news as usual. New ProContinental road team will have a World champion on its roster. Top Story - TJ Sport saved? Other cycling news: Lotto Soudal gain riders and lose riders and Stig Broeckx is out of a coma. Aqua Blue Sport on Ridley, Cadel Evans Road Race news, new team kit, Dubai Tour extended and NAHBS tickets on sale. Thursday coffee time.
Dec 12, 2016 - It was an up and down weekend for the top cyclocross men, one win each for Van der Poel and Van Aert, results and video. TOP STORY is the funding cut at British Cycling. Other cycling news: Astana team presentation, Aru early season, BMC roster, Rodriguez retires (again), Skoda and Team Wiggins, Axeon Roster, Tankink at LottoNl-Jumbo, Cycling Academy, new job for Ekimov, la Vuelta 2017 and the Jayco Herald Sun Tour.