Last Sunday Gent-Wevelgem was a sufferfest of the highest order; wind, rain, crashes and hard riding whittled the peloton down to meager 39 finishers. Lee Rodgers gives us his lowdown on the chaos that turned out to be a great race, the sort of race that inspires you to ride your bike... even in the rain?
G4 is delighted to announce that it will be sponsoring a performance development squad called “G4 Acre Racing Team” consisting of young promising riders primarily from the Humber region, the location of G4’s UK distributor Spitfire Distribution. The intention is to raise brand awareness while at the same time encouraging young emerging talent.
Two nice ninth places for the Lotto Soudal Ladies last Sunday. Italian champion Elena Cecchini conquered that place at Trofeo Binda, her fellow countrywoman Susanna Zorzi had set the same result earlier that afternoon at Ghent-Wevelgem.
BORA, the main sponsor of BORA – ARGON 18, has been granted presenting rights for the live broadcasts of this year's Tour de France from German TV station ARD.
“The Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali was a very important test for our team,” explains sport director Massimo Codol.
The importance of using the correct tape is all too often overlooked. As the primary contact point between rider and bike, the hands on the bars are crucial for control, and the interface between the hands and the handlebar is determined by the characteristics of the tape.
The early season Belgian cobbled Classics have been building up to this Sunday and the battle of the Tour of Flanders, or De Ronde van Vlaanderen. Ed Hood looks at the history and examines the parcours for this Monument of the road. Who will be the winner? Not an easy answer, but he will be a Lion of Flanders.
We have spent a lot of bandwidth over the past 13 years honing your physical fitness. However, that’s only part of the story. Mental fitness and racing smarts are just as important to your overall success in cycling. Luca Paolini just gave us a master class at Gent-Wevelgem, so let’s look at some lessons learned.
Wanty-Groupe Gobert planned to start Ghent-Wevelgem with the intention to get sprinter Roy Jans as far towards the final in Wevelgem as they possibly could.
Bigla Pro Cycling Team lined up in the second World Cup race for the year in Trofeo Alfredo Binda Comune di Cittiglio. Annemiek van Vleuten earned her third top ten of the season after winning the bunch sprint for seventh place while Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio followed her home in tenth.
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High tech carbon beauties, old fashioned steel master pieces plus all the latest, greatest and just plain bizarre that the bike industry has on offer was at the Taipei Bike Show. Lee Rodgers was there front and center taking it all in and here are some of his highlights from the 2015 show.
Anniston, Alabama, played a most hospitable host to the Sunny King Criterium, the official entry into the 2015 USA Cycling National Criterium Calendar.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Manuele Boaro delivered a strong performance on the final day of Criterium Internationale finishing 10th atop the 14k climb to Col de l’Ospedale.
Christian Mager represented CULT Energy Pro Cycling in the long-lasting breakaway during today’s 186 kilometer long queen stage of Criterium International from Porto Vecchio to the mountain top finish on Col de l’Ospedale.
Louis Meintjes took his first European win today after a brave solo that also earned him the overall victory at the Settimana Internazionale Coppi e Bartali.
Mar 30, 2015 - The racing has been great the last few days... for some, others, maybe not so. Wevelgem, E3 and we round-up Catalunya with all the news and video you need. Riis has gone from Tinkoff-Saxo, the Tour in Utrecht, Abu Dhabi Tour announced and Sky make Classics video. EuroTrash coffee Cobbles time!
Gent-Wevelgem In Flanders Fields turned out to be a treacherous day for the peloton as the race was contested with heavy wind and rain for most of the duration.
Race Report: All but dead in the water on the final haul up the Kemmelberg - and there was plenty of it landing across Flanders today - Luca Paolini produced an outstanding and tactically immaculate win in Gent-Wevelgem today.
Tinkoff-Saxo’s Manuele Boaro was close to taking the win on the intensive 7km time trial of Criterium International. In the end, a mere 2 seconds separated the Italian from the win. Earlier on the day, Jay McCarthy finished 9th on the fast stage 1.