Interview: Brajkovic looking for a team two years after top ten in Tour

He was ninth in the Tour de France two years ago and is a past winner of the Critérium du Dauphiné, the Tour de Georgia and the Tour of Slovenia. Despite that, and despite being still just 30 years of age, Janez Brajkovic finds himself hurtling towards November with still no idea if he will…

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The Week in Bike #41: The Lennie Briscoe Look

If you’ve never seen Law & Order, you’re missing out on Lennie Briscoe, fictional NYC detective and apparent Cadel Evans fashion inspo at the unveiling of next year’s rather extraordinary Tour de France route. Frankly, Briscoe’s dry quips would be at home in cycling, be it interrogating Vino’, watching the various governing bodies flounder, or staring wistfully at a mangled derailleur....

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Bikes of the Bunch: Swift SCULP Ultralight Project

A couple weeks ago I bumped into Jonathan Cantwell at Cafe Racer and noticed his new SwiftCarbon model that I hadn’t seen before. When I asked about it he promptly told me to lift it up and once I did, I knew it was something more than just any regular bike.

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Latest News

Kelly: cobbles, rather than lack of time trials, are why Froome might miss Tour

Most have looked at the lack of time trial kilometres as the reason why Chris Froome has said he might give the 2015 Tour de France a miss but, according to Sean Kelly, another factor is likely the real reason. “I think the Tour organisation took a risk last year of doing the cobbles and...

USA Cycling confirms Armstrong not permitted to ride Saturday’s Gran Fondo Hincapie

Following communication with the US Anti Doping Agency (USADA) and the UCI, USA Cycling has confirmed that Lance Armstrong’s planned participation in Saturday’s Hincapie Gran Fondo would contravene the lifetime ban the Texan was handed in 2012. “USA Cycling has been asked by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) to look into the Hincapie Gran Fondo...

WADA and UCI both appeal Roman Kreuziger biological passport case to CAS

Both the World Anti Doping Agency and the UCI have decided to fight the decision taken last month by the Czech Olympic Committee to clear Roman Kreuziger of anomalies in his biological passport, with the bodies confirming that they will bring the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. “After reviewing the full case...

Matthias Brandle confirms he’ll attack Voigt’s Hour Record next week

After years of stagnation, the battle for the world hour record is very much alive again. A little over a month after Jens Voigt set a new mark of 51.115 kilometres, the Austrian rider Matthias Brandle has confirmed he is planning to attack the record next Thursday at the UCI World Cycling Centre (WCC) velodrome...

Armstrong’s participation in Gran Fondo Hincapie under scrutiny by USADA

The planned participation of Lance Armstrong in George Hincapie’s Gran Fondo this coming Saturday is under question after the US Anti Doping Agency raised questions about the banned rider’s participation in the event. Armstrong received a lifetime ban from cycling in 2012 due to doping but has been confirmed as taking part in the Gran...

Mountainous Tour de France route favours pure climbers, gives little to time trial riders

Unveiling a route that contains the shortest number of individual time trial kilometres since their systematic inclusion in 1947, Tour de France organisers ASO handed a present to the specialist climbers when the 2015 route was unveiled on Wednesday morning in Paris. The general classification contenders who favour races against the clock will be bitterly...

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Latest Features

Powermeter shoes and a factory tour: behind the scenes with Luck

Editor’s Note: One of the many highlights from this year’s Eurobike was Spanish shoe manufacture Luck’s prototype power meter that was built into the sole of one of the company’s top-end shoes. After the original article featuring the shoe caught many people’s attention, CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett visited the Luck factory to learn more...

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Cycling the Himalayas – Part Two

Here at CyclingTips we tend to focus almost exclusively on road cycling, but every now and again we come across a story that transcends the type of bike you choose to ride. Andrea Oschetti’s journey through the Himalayas is one such story. Over the course of a year, Andrea is making several trips to the...

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Mixing groupsets: what works together and what doesn’t

With three major groupset manufacturers, transmissions of anywhere from seven- to 11-speed, and an excess of aftermarket cranksets and wheels on the market, consumers will inevitably suffer from a clash of component compatibilities, particularly when upgrading. In this post CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at the known incompatibilities between groupsets from different brands...

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How the race was won: Tour of Beijing

In the latest “How The Race Was Won”, Cosmo Catalano takes a look at the final edition of Tour of Beijing. Despite some occasional strangeness, the event still managed to deliver several strong sprints, a reasonably exciting GC race, and of course, some guy in a panda suit. In Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won”...

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Upcoming Races

16 Oct - Grand prix Chantal Biya - Stage 2

16 Oct - Banyuwangi Tour de Ijen - Stage 1

17 Oct - Grand prix Chantal Biya - Stage 3

17 Oct - Banyuwangi Tour de Ijen - Stage 2

18 Oct - Grand prix Chantal Biya - Stage 4

18 Oct - Banyuwangi Tour de Ijen - Stage 3

19 Oct - Japan Cup Cycle Road Race

19 Oct - Chrono des Nations

19 Oct - Chrono des Nations

19 Oct - Chrono des Nations

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Tour of Kavkaz (2.2)

Stage 4: Tula > Pos Guzeripl - Stage Result

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FIRSANOV Sergey
RusVelo
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FROLOV Igor
Itera - Katusha
1:00
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MAMYKIN Matvei
Team 21
1:17
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Milano-Torino (1.HC)

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CARUSO Giampaolo
Team Katusha
04:30:12
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NOCENTINI Rinaldo
AG2R La Mondiale
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MORENO Daniel
Team Katusha
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Tech

Powermeter shoes and a factory tour: behind the scenes with Luck

Editor’s Note: One of the many highlights from this year’s Eurobike was Spanish shoe manufacture Luck’s prototype power meter that was built into the sole of one of the company’s top-end shoes. After the original article featuring the shoe caught many people’s attention, CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett visited the Luck factory to learn more...

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Mixing groupsets: what works together and what doesn’t

With three major groupset manufacturers, transmissions of anywhere from seven- to 11-speed, and an excess of aftermarket cranksets and wheels on the market, consumers will inevitably suffer from a clash of component compatibilities, particularly when upgrading. In this post CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at the known incompatibilities between groupsets from different brands...

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First-look review: SH+ Sunglasses

SH+ is an Italian company that is devoted to ski and cycling helmets, goggles, gloves and eyewear. There are nearly a dozen models in the company’s eyewear catalogue and all feature bold styling and bright colours. For cyclists, there is the RG-4600 with a single wrap-around lens, the half-framed RG-4720, and the full-framed RG-4700. All...

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Roadtripping

Cycling the Himalayas – Part Two

Cycling the Himalayas – Part Two

Here at CyclingTips we tend to focus almost exclusively on road cycling, but every now and again we come across a story that transcends the type of bike you choose to ride. Andrea Oschetti’s journey through the Himalayas is one such story. Over the course of a year, Andrea is making several trips to the...

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Roadtripping Tirol

Roadtripping Tirol

Anyone with even a passing interest in road cycling would be familiar with the French Alps. The sweeping vistas, the huge climbs, the legendary battles that have taken place on those slopes. But of course the Alps aren’t just a feature of France – they extend across eight countries in Western Europe, with amazing cycling...

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Cycling the Himalayas – Part One

Cycling the Himalayas – Part One

Here at CyclingTips we tend to focus almost exclusively on road cycling, but every once in a while an off-road cycling story catches our eye. Such was the case with Andrea Oschetti’s journey through the Himalayas. Over the course of a year, Andrea is making several trips to the Himalayas to tackle specific sections of...

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Women's Cycling

Orica-AIS signs Sarah Roy, Lizzie Williams and Chloe McConville

Orica-AIS has announced three new Australian signings for 2015, with Lizzie Williams, national criterium champion Sarah Roy and Chloe McConville all inking one-year contracts with the team for next season. Williams made her return to racing in September 2013 after nearly a decade away from the sport and quickly rose through the ranks. She won...

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Interview with LIV creator, Bonnie Tu

Last week we had the opportunity to sit down with Giant Bicycle’s Chief Financial Officer and creator of their women’s specific LIV brand, Bonnie Tu. In this interview, Bonnie speaks about how LIV began, the importance of separating the brand from Giant, and the differences between how they speak to their male and female customers.

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How the race was won – Women’s World Championships Road Race

In this edition of Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won” we take a look at the Women’s Road Race from Ponferrada, Spain that was held over the weekend and won by France’s Pauline Ferrand-Prevot. In Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won” series, you’ll see much more than simple race highlights. Cosmo Catalano picks up the...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part three

Over the past few months we’ve been working with the team at Dig Deep Coaching to help answer your questions about training, nutrition and more. In this third instalment Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another bunch of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from.

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Form Week: your guide to better riding

Barely a week goes by here at CyclingTips that we don’t get an email or tweet asking us why we don’t publish more tips. We get it: the site is called CyclingTips after all. While we still do publish a bunch of tips and other articles on how to improve your riding – see the...

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Ultralight touring: a how-to guide

Pack up your bike, fly to some exotic location, and ride to your heart’s content. I’m sure it’s a thought you’ve had more than before. One of the beautiful things about cycling is the long list of stunning holiday destinations it introduces you to. But while a great photo is all it takes to inspire...

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The Secret Pro

Some say his spine is made of Carbon Fibre, his legs are made from Russian tractor springs and his heart is a pump taken from the Schelde Canal. The Secret Pro

The Secret Pro

The Secret Pro: the late-season lull

The Secret Pro, post-Tour de France edition

The Secret Pro

The Secret Pro: hoax or not?

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