“Oxygen in a pill”: the next big thing in sports doping?

Much has been written in recent years about the future of doping in cycling and what drug, if any, will replace EPO as the substance of choice. Previously we published an article that looked at two compounds, GW1516 and AICAR, and considered whether their use might be widespread in the pro peloton, now or into…

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Douglas Ryder on MTN-Qhubeka’s future – Sponsorship talks are ongoing, the team is secure; Lotta Lepistö previews Sparkassen Giro, UCI Women Road World Cup Round 7; Are endurance athletes hurting their hearts by repeatedly pushing beyond what is normal?; Tinkov and Thomas’ Twitter spat; Justin...

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Bikes of the Bunch: Olmo Super Gentleman

In the latest edition of Bikes of the Bunch, Andy White from Fyxo.co shares what he calls ‘The Campagnolo Project’, a build featuring a modified modern Athena 11s groupset on a ‘new-old-stock’ Olmo Super Gentleman frame. The origins of this project go back to my days of tinkering and restoring bikes, polishing C Record cranksets,...

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Latest News

Tour de France samples to be tested for EPO-booster FG-4592

In the wake of the first two positive tests for the blood-boosting drug FG-4592, the UCI has confirmed that the samples of riders who competed in the Tour de France will be screened for the substance. Nicknamed oxygen in a pill, FG-4592 is an EPO-like medication which can be taken in tablet form. This differs...

Douglas Ryder on MTN-Qhubeka’s future: Sponsorship talks are ongoing, the team is secure

He sounded somewhat blindsided by the news that MTN had decided that it wouldn’t continue with the team next season, not least because the squad’s debut Tour de France exceeded all expectations, but Douglas Ryder is clear that the future remains bright for his team. The South African MTN-Qhubeka Team Principal spoke at length to...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Danny van Poppel wins final stage of the Tour de Wallonie, Terpstra wins overall; UCI suspends Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec team for 30 days, team appeals; Tejay van Garderen to race the Vuelta a Espana; Anna van der Breggen’s unassuming rise to the top; Live on-bike camera...

Canyon Bicycles enters Australian and New Zealand market

Servicing the bicycle market since 1996 throughout Europe and beyond, riders in Australian and New Zealand will soon to have access to buying direct from Canyon bikes alongside with full local service and sales support for the first time. One of the few bike brands who sells directly to the pubic, orders placed online at...

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 Giocattoli-Sidermec team for 30 days, team appeals

The Androni Giocattoli-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...

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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Latest Features

How The Race Was Won: 2015 Tour de France

It’s difficult to summarise an entire three-week Grand Tour in the space of six minutes but that hasn’t stopped Cosmo Catalano giving it a shot. In his latest How The Race Was Won video Cosmo breaks down the battle for the general classification in this year’s Tour, highlighting the moments that contributed to Chris Froome’s...

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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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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...

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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Tech

Double weekend of racing kicks off in London with on-bike live footage

We’ve got an active weekend of women’s racing coming up with two single day races – one in Great Britain and one in Germany. On Sunday, the World Cup series continues in Bochum, Germany with the Sparkassen Giro. But the weekend’s events kick off in London on Saturday, where the racing is promised to be...

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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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First-look review: Happy Socks Athletic Collection

“Happy Socks was created with one vision in mind; turn a pair of socks – an everyday accessory – into a designed colourful item that also spreads happiness.” So reads the Happy Socks website. Happy Socks’ Athletic Collection offer solid construction with light compression, arch support and a cushioned sole bringing comfort and performance no...

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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

Double weekend of racing kicks off in London with on-bike live footage

We’ve got an active weekend of women’s racing coming up with two single day races – one in Great Britain and one in Germany. On Sunday, the World Cup series continues in Bochum, Germany with the Sparkassen Giro. But the weekend’s events kick off in London on Saturday, where the racing is promised to be...

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Ask ALP: I’m feeling a little burnt out. How do I stay motivated?

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and advice with Ella readers in a ‘Weekly Wisdom’ training tips column. Additionally, once a month, Alison will respond to your training, riding or racing questions.  Got a question for Alison and her team? Simply...

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Road World Cup Round 7: Sparkassen Giro preview

The UCI Women Road World Cup heads to Bochum, Germany on Sunday. The former mining town plays host to the seventh round of the 10-race series. Formally a 1.1 race, the Sparkassen Giro gained World Cup status last year. Run over a largely flat but technical 15-kilometre urban circuit, the German World Cup is thought...

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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,...

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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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