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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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Bonifazio wins stage two of Tour of Hainan, pushes defending champion Hofland out of yellow; SAIDS, UCI confirm Daryl Impey probenecid case won’t be appealed to CAS; Vuelta a España to add women’s one day race to 2015 event; Armitstead says it’s ‘pretty crazy’ that...

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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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Latest News

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...

The circumstances that led to John Njoroge Muya’s tragic death at Tour of Matabungkay

Editor’s note: Over the weekend we were shocked by the tragic death of Kenyan professional cyclist John Njoroge Muya at the Tour of Matabungkay. Jennifer Carruthers was the race photographer on the scene and she gives her account of the circumstances that lead to the terrible loss of a husband, father, and member of the...

Jayco Herald Sun Tour funding and course announcement

A new three year partnership between the Victorian Government and the Jayco Herald Sun Tour was announced today by Premier Denis Napthine. The 2015 event will be staged from Wednesday 4th to Sunday 8th February and is a UCI 2.1 level event. “I am pleased to announce the Victorian Government will extend its funding for...

SAIDS, UCI confirm Daryl Impey probenecid case won’t be appealed to CAS

Orica GreenEdge rider Daryl Impey can continue his career uninterrupted after the UCI and WADA have declined to appeal his probenecid case verdict to the Court of Arbitration for Sport. The CEO of the South African Institute for Drug Free Sport (SAIDS), Khalid Galant, confirmed to CyclingTips Tuesday that no appeal had been lodged against...

Armstrong Qui Tam case: Landis and US Government granted permission to seek documents from UCI

Lance Armstrong’s attempt to defend himself from a multi-million dollar Qui Tam whistleblower lawsuit has become a more difficult task after the judge overseeing the case granted a motion to allow evidence gathered overseas to be used in the case. On September 12 the rider’s former team-mate Floyd Landis sought what was termed a ‘Letter...

Kenyan rider John Njoroge Muya killed in collision at Tour of Matabungkay

Kenyan rider John Njoroge Muya has been killed in a collision at the Tour of Matabungkay in the Philippines over the weekend. Philippine news website Tempo.com.ph and the Kenyan Riders Facebook page report that the 30-year-old died on Saturday October 18 at 10am when he collided with a car coming the other way. According to...

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Latest Features

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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A brief history of cycling sunglasses

Sunglasses have evolved from a humble yet essential piece of protection in the cyclist’s kit bag to an expensive fashion statement. Dave Everett and Wade Wallace look back through the archives to find some of the more memorable and outlandish examples of cycling-specific eyewear that we’ve seen in recent decades.

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The Week in Bike #40: Hostage to Fortune

In this edition of “The Week in Bike” Cosmo Catalano presents his insights, rants, and humour on the sometimes ludicrous world of pro cycling.

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Why the Tour of Beijing will be missed: a view from the inside

The Tour of Beijing is no more. After four editions, the Chinese stage race will no longer close out the UCI WorldTour. Jane Aubrey has worked on the Tour of Beijing for the past two years and wrote the following about why the race’s cancellation is genuine shame.

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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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Team Katusha
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Tech

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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A brief history of cycling sunglasses

Sunglasses have evolved from a humble yet essential piece of protection in the cyclist’s kit bag to an expensive fashion statement. Dave Everett and Wade Wallace look back through the archives to find some of the more memorable and outlandish examples of cycling-specific eyewear that we’ve seen in recent decades.

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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

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