What is the lifespan of a carbon frame?

The bicycle industry has embraced carbon fibre in the same way that steel once served traditional manufacturers. Renowned for its high strength to weight ratio, carbon has revolutionised the bicycle industry, but how long can a buyer expect a frame to last? CTech editor Matt Wikstrom investigates the answer by talking with three engineers working…

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Daily News Digest

Van Genechten wins stage four of the Tour de Wallonie; Contador to call an early end to his season; Froome says he’s looking into doing extra physiological testing, will make results public; Second title sponsor coming for Orica GreenEdge team?; Nibali to miss Tour in 2016?; UCI annual reports and accounts for 2014 released; On...

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Tour de France Gallery – week 3

The Tour de France is done and dusted and to cure your grand tour hangover we present to you our final set of spectacular imagery from BrakeThrough Media (Iri Greco & Jim Fryer) and Kristof Ramon. Once again, ditch the smartphone and have a look at this photo gallery of week 3 on a BIG...

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Latest News

Contador’s season over, rider withdraws from final scheduled race

What might be Alberto Contador’s penultimate pro season has drawn to an end, with the rider’s planned participation in Saturday’s Clásica San Sebastián cancelled due to illness. The Giro d’Italia winner stated that he would no longer line out in the event, conveying the news via Twitter. Good morning all,3 days after the Tour still...

UCI suspends Androni Giocattolli-Sidermec team for 30 days, team appeals

The Androni Giocattolli-Sidermec team has become the first squad to be suspended under a new provision in the UCI’s anti-doping rules, with the Italian squad being handed a 30 day freeze. The UCI announced its Disciplinary Commission’s decision on Wednesday, saying that the squad would be unable to compete between August 1 and 30. The...

Froome says he’s looking into doing extra physiological testing, will make results public

Following on from a suggestion during the Tour de France that the team will increase its transparency after that race, Tour winner Chris Froome has told Sky Sports that this is likely to happen. “I am actually probably looking into doing a bit more testing with the team now in terms of looking into things...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Gilbert Solos To Win In Wallonie; Fabio Taborre test positive for banned substance; Two people in custody after security scare at TdF; La Grande Boucle was a grand disaster; Peter Sagan goofing around; and more… Gilbert Solos To Win In Wallonie Philippe Gilbert (BMC) had...

Androni Giocattoli team faces suspension of up to 45 days after second rider tests positive

Italian team Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec faces a possible suspension of up to a month and a half after the UCI announced that a second rider from the current season has tested positive. It stated Monday that the Italian Fabio Taborre underwent an out of competition doping control on June 16 2015 which subsequently revealed traces of...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Greipel wins final stage of TdF; Anna Van der Breggen wins Le Course; Protester stands in middle of the peloton; Car smashes through barrier on Champs-Elysees; Trek Factory Racing confirms interest in signing Cavendish; Cancellara may ride one more Tour de France before retirement; Richie...

Greipel wins on Champs Elysees to clock up fourth success, Froome takes 2015 Tour de France

PARIS, France (CT) – Echoing the four stage wins picked up by compatriot Marcel Kittel in 2013 and 2014, Andre Greipel proved he was the dominant sprinter of this year’s Tour de France when he blasted home to take his fourth victory in this year’s race. Greipel hit the line first in Paris, beating a...

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Latest Features

La Grande Boucle was a grand disaster

One of the best parts about the upswing women’s cycling is currently experiencing is all the new fans that have come to embrace the sport. In men’s cycling, the past is interwoven with the present. Watch the Tour, and the commentary will undoubtedly include talk of Tour’s past. With so few women’s races being broadcast...

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CyclingTips Tour de France Podcast: Episode 8

In the eighth and final episode of our Tour de France podcast we sit down to chat about the last two stages of the race and La Course, and look back on some of our favourite moments from throughout the Tour. If the embed above doesn’t load, click through to the podcast on Soundcloud here....

Faces of Le Tour: part three

There’s far more to the Tour than just 200 cyclists making their way around France. There are literally thousands of people that work tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly for the biggest annual sporting event in the world. And that’s not to mention the millions of fans that watch the race by...

Hidden motor demonstration with Greg LeMond

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (CT) – There has been plenty of talk of hidden motors at this year’s Tour de France, yet some people remain sceptical about the technology and the threat of its use. In order to address this, triple Tour winner Greg LeMond took delivery of a bike with a motor late on Friday...

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Tech

What is the lifespan of a carbon frame?

The bicycle industry has embraced carbon fibre in the same way that steel once served traditional manufacturers. Renowned for its high strength to weight ratio, carbon has revolutionised the bicycle industry, but how long can a buyer expect a frame to last? CTech editor Matt Wikstrom investigates the answer by talking with three engineers working...

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Hidden motor demonstration with Greg LeMond

ALPE D’HUEZ, France (CT) – There has been plenty of talk of hidden motors at this year’s Tour de France, yet some people remain sceptical about the technology and the threat of its use. In order to address this, triple Tour winner Greg LeMond took delivery of a bike with a motor late on Friday...

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Tour de France tech: Custom paint jobs

It’s all about standing out at the Tour de France. Teams and riders fight for publicity over three weeks, whether it be getting in breaks that will ultimately fail, trying to winning a stage, wearing one of the leaders’ jerseys or in the case of some, having products that catch the attention of the media....

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Roadtripping

Thereabouts Reprise

Thereabouts Reprise

It’s been nearly 18 months since Australian professional cyclists Lachlan and Gus Morton rode from Port Macquarie to Uluru on an adventure they called “Thereabouts”. That ride for them was all about getting back to basics; about focusing on the simple pleasure of riding a bike, away from the pressures of professional racing. After moving...

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Roadtripping Tasmania

Roadtripping Tasmania

It’s no secret that the Australian state of Tasmania has plenty to offer cyclists. From long, challenging climbs with breathtaking vistas as their reward, to rolling ribbons of tarmac that thread their way through the seemingly untouched wilderness, Tassie has it all. A recent trip to Tasmania’s north east gave Andy van Bergen, Dan Bonello...

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Roadtripping Canterbury

Roadtripping Canterbury

It’s no secret that New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. Anyone that’s visited the country’s South Island will tell you about the diversity of terrain, from soaring peaks to alpine lakes and from lush rainforest to open plains. CyclingTips’ Jonathan Reece and Andy van Bergen recently visited the region of Canterbury...

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Women's Cycling

Anna van der Breggen’s unassuming rise to the top

With its most prolific rider sidelined with injuries, many of the stories surrounding Rabo Liv have been around the absence of Marianne Vos. So dominant last year, many wondered what would become of Rabo Liv this year and who would emerge as the team’s new leader. With a stacked roster, there is ample talent in...

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Riding etiquette: How to avoid being the annoying tag-along

I ride alone a lot. A combination of not wanting to be bound by a tight schedule, specific training sessions and a love for blasting hip hop in my ears while I ride are probably to blame. Although my Dad would probably just say it’s because I’m unpopular. Regardless of the reason, I find that...

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#SwannyorRider with Emilie Moberg: Homemade portables for your pockets

When we interviewed Julie Leth (Hitec Products) for her “pimp my porridge” piece as part of our Ella Eats series, she gave us a little hat tip. “You should talk to my teammate Emilie Moberg,” Leth said. “She’s always baking us portables and making her own bread. I joke to her #SwannyorRider because she’s just...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Ignoring pain isn’t a solution: How to deal with an injury

For this week’s Weekly Wisdom, I wanted to write about dealing with injury because I’m just getting back from an injury myself, and it’s been a hard time for me. I have been learning a lot about myself during this time –more than I would have if I’d been racing and training like planned. Of course,...

Climb for Nepal wrap-up: tired legs turn into helping hands

The Climb for Nepal, where riders were asked to raise money while ascending the height of Mt Everest in June, has finished but the task is far from over. It was a great Strava challenge to spur on those climbing metres and take your riding to a higher level but it was so much bigger...

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Photo gallery: Highlights from the 2015 Giro Rosa

The 26th edition of the Giro Rosa was action-packed and drama-filled until the final kilometre. There was a bit of something for everyone with a prologue, time trial, flat stages, lumpy stages and two summit finishes. We saw nine different stage winners over ten days and four different riders don the beautiful maglia rosa. Every...

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