Obree on the hour record: “It is a whole phenomenon rebooted”

He was known for his innovative approach to tackling the hour record, for his focus on engineering and aerodynamics and for creating his own bikes for his record attempts. Now, 21 years after he set the first of his two world hour records, Graeme Obree has hailed the renewed focus on the discipline and tips…

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LIVE STREAM: Jens Voigt Hour World Record Attempt

Friday 19 September at 2.30am (AEST) in Grenchen’s velodrome (Switzerland), Jens Voigt will attempt to beat cycling’s iconic hour record set by Ondrej Sosenka at 49.700km in 2005. See it here live.

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Greg Van Avermaet wins GP de Wallonie; Victory for Niccolo Bonifazio at Coppa Agostoni; Thor Hushovd to close out his career this weekend; Froome, Wiggins, Armitstead and Garner in Great Britain lineup for Worlds; Spain announces men’s Worlds team; Van Vleuten joins Bigla Cycling Team...

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World championships: Froome, Wiggins, Armitstead and Garner in Great Britain lineup

Vuelta a España champion Alberto Contador (Tinkoff Saxo) has already said he won’t take part in the world road race championships due to his belief that the course doesn’t suit him, but the runner-up in that race, Chris Froome, won’t follow suit. He has been confirmed today as taking part in the race. The 2013...

Van Vleuten and Campana join Bigla Cycling Team as squad expands

Fresh off her overall victory in the Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour, Dutch time trial champion and Giro Rosa stage winner Annemiek van Vleuten has been confirmed as moving to the Bigla Cycling team for 2015. The squad is aiming to expand for 2015 through new signings and a change in team management. Van Vleuten is...

Ulissi returns to racing but is then sidelined again after UCI requests disciplinary measures be taken

He’s been sidelined for months since the news broke in June that he was facing likely disciplinary action over a positive test for high levels of salbutamol. Despite that, double Giro stage winner Diego Ulissi returned to racing in the Coppa Bernocchi on Tuesday, finishing 22nd after helping Lampre-Merida team-mate Filippo Pozzato to second place....

Degenkolb hospitalised after Vuelta, will miss world championship team time trial

One of the top favourites for the world road race championships, John Degenkolb, has been forced to withdraw from the Giant-Shimano squad for the team time trial after being hospitalised in Germany. The sprinter clocked up four stage wins plus the green jersey in the Vuelta a España, sealing the latter achievement on Sunday, but...

Valverde signs contract to remain with Movistar until end of 2017

The Movistar team has rewarded Vuelta a España podium finisher Alejandro Valverde with a new contract, extending the Spaniard’s time with the squad by a further three seasons. The 34 year old had one of the best years of his career in 2014, taking third plus a stage win in the Vuelta, netting fourth in...

Malcolm Speed appointed Cycling Australia president; new board and $2 million loan also revealed

Cycling Australia has announced the appointment of a new board with long-time sporting administrator and former International Cricket Council CEO Malcolm Speed as president (second from the right in the image above). The new board, which was ratified at a Cycling Australia (CA) meeting last night, will swear in Speed as president when it meets...

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Latest Features

What teams can learn from the Tiernan-Locke case

The Tiernan-Locke case – and, also, the Roman Kreuziger situation – have shown that there are risks to teams in signing riders from other squads. With the UCI biological passport potentially taking a couple of years to detect anomalies, there is a chance that one team will have to deal with the repercussions of what...

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Campagnolo Super Record RS groupset review

Campagnolo recently refined its Super Record groupset. The company made a variety of modifications to the drivetrain that included an overhaul of the chainrings and front derailleur. The result is the RS edition that will be produced in limited numbers with exclusive badging. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at how...

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Vuelta a España in photos: stages 17 to 21

For the third time in his career, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) has been crowned the winner of the Vuelta a España. As the curtain closes on the final Grand Tour of the year, be sure to check out the following photos from the last five stages of the Vuelta, courtesy of Jim Fryer and Iri Greco...

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Michael Matthews on worlds: “We’ll play cards on both our strengths”

Winner of stages in both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España this year, Michael Matthews is determined to add a world championship medal to that tally, either for himself or for one of his Australia team-mates. The green and gold squad is expected to mount a very strong campaign this year, with former world...

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Upcoming Races

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Campagnolo Super Record RS groupset review

Campagnolo recently refined its Super Record groupset. The company made a variety of modifications to the drivetrain that included an overhaul of the chainrings and front derailleur. The result is the RS edition that will be produced in limited numbers with exclusive badging. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at how...

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Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL review

Canyon began by trading out of a trailer but the company now serves the world market with customer-direct sales from its headquarters in Koblenz, Germany. Canyon also sponsors the Movistar and Katusha WorldTour teams. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom rides the Ultimate CF SLX that sits at the top of the company’s road...

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The best of Eurobike 2014: clothing, saddles and more

In this third and final piece about his visit to Eurobike last week, Dave Everett shares some of his favourite items of clothing, saddles, pedals and more.

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Roadtripping

Cycling the Himalayas

Cycling the Himalayas

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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Thereabouts – the doco

Thereabouts – the doco

UPDATE: Please use the password “thereabouts” if prompted when trying to view the film. A few months ago we published the photo feature “Thereabouts” by brothers Gus and Lachlan Morton. It told the story of their 2500km journey from Port Macquarie to Uluru in just twelve days and how they attempted to reconnect with the...

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Revisiting ‘The Rider’

Revisiting ‘The Rider’

Tim Krabbé’s book ‘The Rider’ captures the essence of bike racing like no other. It is a profound novel that really struck a chord the first time I read it, and I encourage every student of cycling to take a few hours out to study it. A few weeks ago my mate Ian Walton asked...

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Women's Cycling

Van Vleuten and Campana join Bigla Cycling Team as squad expands

Fresh off her overall victory in the Lotto Belisol Belgium Tour, Dutch time trial champion and Giro Rosa stage winner Annemiek van Vleuten has been confirmed as moving to the Bigla Cycling team for 2015. The squad is aiming to expand for 2015 through new signings and a change in team management. Van Vleuten is...

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Time is ticking: is Specialized-lululemon’s crowdfunding model sustainable?

Confirming that the squad will continue next year but that the budget and roster size will depend in part on this weeks’ final push for crowd-funding, the owner of the team currently called Specialized-lululemon, Kristy Scrymgeour, has said that she is hoping for a good response prior to Friday’s deadline. The team has had a...

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Inside Line: Tiff Cromwell’s GP de Plouay-Bretagne World Cup

Going into Saturday’s final round of the Women’s Road World Cup, the GP de Plouay-Bretagne, Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) had an unassailable lead and was set to take out the series overall. But that didn’t mean the racing was any less exciting come Saturday. Tiffany Cromwell (Specialized-Lululemon) was one of the main aggressors in the 122km...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part two

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 second instalment Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another selection of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from. See below for how to...

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Elements of style

When I first began CyclingTips as a daily blog, I simply wrote one tip per day with the aim of helping cyclists get better without going through the traditional school of hard knocks. Things here have evolved and taken a different path, but I still love giving and receiving advice on how to improve. Back...

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Why you shouldn’t overlap wheels

Riding in a bunch safely requires a sixth sense that only countless hours of practise will teach you. Racing will accelerate this learning curve, but not everyone has the luxury or desire to compete. Either way, one day or another you’ll probably find yourself riding in a bunch where you’ll need to know the unwritten...

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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

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