Vuelta a España preview

The 2014 Vuelta a España begins this Saturday and, judging by the startlist, the Spanish Grand Tour is arguably shaping up to be the best of the lot. Mikkel Conde put together this preview.

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Cam Wurf’s USA Pro Challenge Diary: stage 3

It was the queen stage of the USA Pro Challenge today and with a man called King (Ted) in the Cannondale clan we figured it was a good omen for the green machine! We had a very simple objective today — be in the day’s breakaway as it stood a good chance of arriving at...

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Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Tejay van Garderen wins stage 3 of the USA Pro Challenge; Cyril Gautier wins stage 2 of the Tour du Limousin; Garmin-Sharp and Cannondale join forces for 2015; Kreuziger suspension upheld – UCI and rider react; Tiernan-Locke explains decision not to appeal suspension, questions if...

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Latest News

UCI, Kreuziger and Tinkov react to rider’s suspension being upheld

Following on from Wednesday’s decision by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) that Roman Kreuziger’s provisional ban for a suspicious biological passport profile would not be lifted, the UCI, the rider and his team owner have give their reactions. The Tinkoff Saxo rider and his team confirmed on June 28th that he was under...

Tiernan-Locke explains decision not to appeal suspension, questions if he will return to cycling

Two days after a two year suspension for biological passport irregularities was confirmed, Jonathan Tiernan-Locke has explained his reason for not appealing the case to CAS, saying financial considerations were the issue. “As before, I don’t feel I’ve been proven guilty. It’s just in the balance of doubt, and it’s not been offered to me,”...

No Vuelta for Kreuziger as CAS upholds provisional suspension

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has blocked Roman Kreuziger’s hopes of riding the Vuelta a España, deciding Wednesday that his appeal against the provisional suspension imposed on him by the UCI was invalid. CAS issued the decision a short while ago and closed off the Czech rider’s last chance of riding the Spanish...

Kreuziger’s CAS hearing against suspension taking place, decision later today

With the clock ticking down to the Vuelta a España, Roman Kreuziger will learn Wednesday if he will be given a green light to take part in the race. The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) is hearing his appeal against the UCI’s provisional suspension against him, taken because of suspicious biological passport readings. “The...

BMC Racing Team specifies targets for Evans, Sanchez, Gilbert in Vuelta a España

As the days tick down until Saturday’s start of the Vuelta a España in Jerez de la Frontera, the BMC Racing Team has confirmed that three of its strongest riders will take the start, each holding different ambitions for the event. Former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez is thought likely to lead the team, with general...

Basso signs for Tinkoff Saxo, Castroviejo and Visconti extend with Movistar Team

The long-rumoured deal between Ivan Basso and the Tinkoff Saxo team has been finalised Tuesday, with the squad making it official that he will be part of the setup for two years. The two-time Giro d’Italia winner is reuniting with Bjarne Riis, many years after he left in 2006 due to his involvement in Operacion...

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Latest Features

Amy’s Wall hill-climb competition

In only a few weeks there will be 5,000 of us on the startline of the fourth annual Amy’s Gran Fondo. To add to this spectacular event, we’ve teamed up with the Amy Gillett Foundation and Subaru to bring you “Amy’s Wall”; none other than a good old fashioned hill-climb competition up one of Victoria’s...

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Finding the sweet spot with sports nutrition

So often the mentality in nutrition (and particularly sports nutrition) is “if some is good, more must be better”. If one protein shake helps recovery, then three will make my recovery three times as good. Fluid prevents dehydration and improves performance, so let’s guzzle down as much as possible. But as sports dietician Alan McCubbin...

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Cam Wurf’s USA Pro Challenge Diary: stage 2

It was a good old fashion four seasons in a day here in Colorado. As my good mate Timmy Duggan said at the start: in the rockies always pack a warm pair of gloves just in case! He wasn’t wrong and by the time we had covered the 170km between Aspen and Crested Butte we...

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Dan Martin ready for Vuelta: “I am in the best shape I have been in”

Second and third on stages and third overall in the Tour de l’Ain, Dan Martin believes he is in the perfect position heading into a major objective, the Vuelta a España. The Irish pro has had a complicated year, falling in the finale of Liège-Bastogne-Liège while in a position to win and then crashing out...

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Upcoming Races

21 Aug - USA Pro Challenge - Stage 4

21 Aug - Tour du Limousin - Stage 3

21 Aug - Tour of Borneo - Stage 2

21 Aug - Baltic Chain Tour - Stage 3

22 Aug - Open de Suède Vargarda TTT

22 Aug - USA Pro Challenge - Stage 5

22 Aug - Tour du Limousin - Stage 4

22 Aug - Arnhem Veenendaal Classic

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Tech

Rubber side down: the function of road tyre tread patterns

Our intuition tells us that tyres with a patterned tread are less likely to be slippery in wet conditions, but is that really the case? In this article, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom looks at the factors that influence the grip of road tyres.

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Colnago C60 review

Colnago is celebrating its 60th anniversary with an update to the company’s flagship frameset. The C60 replaces the C59 with a revised tubeset and a few other refinements. The result continues Colnago’s reputation for a beautiful bike that offers a classic ride. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom put the Colnago C60 to the test and wrote...

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Scott Contessa Solace 15 review

The Scott Solace exists in both women’s and men’s models. It’s a model designed to be fast, with comfort elements, allowing the infrequent weekend rider to progress into the occasional weekday morning, and even through to riding every morning. CyclingTips’ Caz Whitehead put the Scott Contessa Solace through its paces and wrote this review.

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Roadtripping

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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Roadtripping Japan

Roadtripping Japan

When I think about Japan, descriptions like “polite”, “clean”, “punctual”, “neon”, “awesome toilets”, “sumo” and possibly “keirin” come to mind. I’ve always known there’s a deep-seated cycling culture there somewhere, but “cycling” isn’t a word that’s immediately apparent. But after a week of cycling around the Seto Inland Sea and Hiroshima in the south west...

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Women's Cycling

Scott Contessa Solace 15 review

The Scott Solace exists in both women’s and men’s models. It’s a model designed to be fast, with comfort elements, allowing the infrequent weekend rider to progress into the occasional weekday morning, and even through to riding every morning. CyclingTips’ Caz Whitehead put the Scott Contessa Solace through its paces and wrote this review.

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Inside Line: Jo Hogan’s Sparkassen Giro World Cup

Six rounds of the nine-round UCI Women’s Road World Cup have now been completed for 2014, with the Sparkassen Giro contested in and around the German city of Bochum yesterday. The 124km race comprised eight laps of a 15.5km circuit, including a series of short climbs in the middle of the lap. Australia’s Jo Hogan...

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Armitstead and Pooley take gold and silver for England in the Commonwealth Games road race

Lizzie Armitstead (England) has won gold in the women’s road race at the 2014 Glasgow Commonwealth Games, attacking with roughly 8km to go and taking victory ahead of her teammate Emma Pooley. Ashleigh Moolman (South Africa) won bronze ahead of Tiffany Cromwell (Australia) in a photo finish.

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Tips and Self Improvement

Finding the sweet spot with sports nutrition

So often the mentality in nutrition (and particularly sports nutrition) is “if some is good, more must be better”. If one protein shake helps recovery, then three will make my recovery three times as good. Fluid prevents dehydration and improves performance, so let’s guzzle down as much as possible. But as sports dietician Alan McCubbin...

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Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part one

Back in early July we announced a new collaboration in which the team at Dig Deep Coaching answers your questions about training, nutrition and more, all here at CyclingTips. We received a huge number of questions after calling for submissions, and in this first instalment, Stephen Gallagher and the team at Dig Deep have selected...

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Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching

CyclingTips has evolved in recent times to take a much broader view of road cycling – including with race and news coverage – but the site is still very much about providing you, the readers, with information that’s relevant to you as a cyclist. To continue developing this side of the site we’ve teamed up...

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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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