Bikes of the Bunch: Donhou Signature Steel DSS1

You might recognise the name Donhou Bikes from the “100mph Bike” they built a while back; a bike with a 104-tooth chainring. Well, Donhou is now also producing a handcrafted stock model called the Signature Steel. We spoke with Donhou Bicycles founder Tom Donhou, and the proud owner of a Signature Steel, David Ollerhead, about…

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Reunited with brother Gus, Lachlan Morton details “super-exciting” plans

The possibility that the sport could lose one of its most promising young climbing talents has abated with confirmation that Lachlan Morton will remain a professional cyclist in 2015. The Australian told CyclingTips last month that he wanted to step back from the WorldTour level, saying that he had had enough. “I’m looking elsewhere –...

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The Week in Bike #42 – Why Cook Leftovers?

As he noted on Tumblr earlier this week, Cosmo found Matthias Brändle’s Hour Record attempt a welcome distraction from stories that seem to sound…familiar around this time of year. It’s important to pick out on new distinctions in the headlines, be they different concepts in how to manage the sport, or new takes on dodging the doping rap. We...

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Latest News

Cervélo confirmed as new bike supplier for former Specialized lululemon team

The setup behind next year’s incarnation of the current Specialized lululemon team continues to take shape, with Cervélo announced Thursday as taking over from the American company as bike supplier. The riders will use the new S5 aero road frame, the R5 road frame and the P5 Time trial frame in 2015, aiming to win...

Brandle beats Voigt’s world hour record, covers 51.850 kilometres

Achieving his goal in front of an enthusiastic crowd at the UCI’s World Cycling Centre in Aigle, Switzerland, Austrian rider Matthias Brandle dug deep to break the world hour record previously held by Jens Voigt. The IAM Cycling rider covered 51.850 in the hour, surpassing Voigt’s mark of 51.115 set on September 19 in Grenchen,...

Contador beats Nibali and Valverde to win Vélo d’Or competition

Although he didn’t achieve his goal of winning the Tour de France, Alberto Contador has been named the recipient of the prestigious Vélo d’Or award for 2014 by the French Vélo magazine. The Spanish Tinkoff Saxo rider received 66 points in the voting, eight points ahead of the 2014 Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali...

Christina Watches-Kuma team to end, blames DCU plus lack of invites to Tour of Denmark

Originally set up to enable Michael Rasmussen to continue with his career and then persisting after the rider was handed a two year suspension, the Christina Watches-Kuma team has announced that it will cease to exist at the end of the season. General manager Klaus Hembo has laid the blame for the team’s cessation firmly...

UCI wants ban of between two to four years for Kreuziger, loss of results from March 2011

The Court of Arbitration for Sport confirmed Tuesday that it had initiated a procedure filed by the UCI and WADA against the clearing of Roman Kreuziger by the Czech Olympic Committee relation to charges of blood doping. It outlined a range of penalities that the UCI hopes will be applied to the rider, including the...

Kreuziger’s lawyer claims rider suffers from hypothyroidism and that bio passport samples were handled incorrectly

Commenting five days after the UCI and WADA confirmed that they plan to appeal Roman Kreuziger’s clearing of biological passport infringements to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), the rider’s legal counsel has issued a statement reiterating the rider’s innocence. According to that counsel Dr. Jan Stovicek, over half of Kreuziger’s samples were not...

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Latest Features

10 highlights from the 2014 road cycling season

The 2014 road season is effecively finished and already the focus is turning to what 2015 might hold. But before the new year rolls around, editor Matt de Neef put together 10 of the CyclingTips team’s highlights from the 2014 season, in no particular order.

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How Tinkov’s Grand Tour Challenge could prove costly for cycling

The idea may be on hold for 2015, but Oleg Tinkov is determined to keep pushing the sport’s top riders to eventually accept his proposed Grand Tour Challenge. Under the plan, the Russian Tinkoff-Saxo team owner would put up one million euro to be shared amongst 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali, 2013 Tour winner and...

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Brandle aiming for 52 kilometres in taking on Voigt’s hour record on Thursday

One day before he will attempt to break Jens Voigt’s world hour record, Matthias Brandle has said that he is aiming to go almost one kilometre per hour quicker than the German rider. Voigt attacked the record on September 19 in Grenchen, Switzerland, with his 51.115 kilometre distance surpassing the previous record of 49.7 kilometres....

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Sleep for cyclists: how to ensure you’re recovering properly

We all know how important sleep is, not just for physical regeneration but for mental and psychological recovery as well. And when you’re a cyclist – professional or otherwise – sleep plays an even more vital role than it might for the average person. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef spoke with Dr Shona Halson, Senior...

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Upcoming Races

26 Oct - Tour of Hainan - Stage 7

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26 Oct - Tour du Faso - Stage 3

27 Oct - Tour of Hainan - Stage 8

27 Oct - Vuelta a Guatemala - Stage 3

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28 Oct - Tour of Hainan - Stage 9

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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

Chloe Hosking signs with Wiggle Honda

Australian sprinter Chloe Hosking has inked a one-year deal with the Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling Team and will join the British-registered squad for the 2015 season. The 24-year-old has spent the past two seasons racing for Norwegian-based Hitec Products but was told by the team in August that her contract would not be renewed. Hosking...

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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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Tips and Self Improvement

Matthias Brändle hour record live stream

Join us here on Thursday, October 30th 2014 (18:50-20:10 CET) to watch the live stream of Matthias Brändle’s attempt to beat Jens Voigt’s world hour record at the UCI velodrome in Agil, Switzerland.

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Sleep for cyclists: how to ensure you’re recovering properly

We all know how important sleep is, not just for physical regeneration but for mental and psychological recovery as well. And when you’re a cyclist – professional or otherwise – sleep plays an even more vital role than it might for the average person. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef spoke with Dr Shona Halson, Senior...

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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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