Melton CiCLE Classic: the UK’s answer to the cobbled classics

The Melton CiCLE Classic mightn’t be the most famous bike race in the world, but what the UCI 1.2 race lacks in worldwide recognition it more than makes up for with British charm. Inspired by the likes of the Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix, the Melton CiCLE Classic was held for the 11th time this…

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Mark Cavendish wins a second consecutive stage at the Presidential Tour of Turkey; Froome, Nibali and Quintana to headline Tour de Romandie; Adam Hansen sets his sights on a new Grand Tour record; Michal Kwiatkowski keen to extend with Etixx-Quick-Step; Wiggins to face off against...

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Adam Hansen: New target for Grand Tour record

He’s already completed a staggering run of ten straight Grand Tours, starting with the 2011 Vuelta a España and doing three a year since then. Adam Hansen has committed to doing the same block of racing again this year and, all going well, by the end of September’s Vuelta the affable Australian will have set...

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Latest News

Riders to tackle Melbourne’s Yarra Boulevard this Sunday in “Boulie tacks” protest

Roughly 300 riders are expected to descend on Melbourne’s Yarra Boulevard this Sunday morning in protest against the deliberate dropping of upholstery tacks on the roadway. For more than 14 months now cyclists have been reporting the presence of tacks on Yarra Boulevard, presumably dropped there to dissuade riders from using what is one of...

Cavendish triumphs again on stage two of Presidential Tour of Turkey

Notching up his eighth win of the year, Mark Cavendish defended his race lead in style when he was first to the line at the end of stage two of the Presidential Tour of Turkey on Monday. The Etixx-QuickStep rider beat the Italian pair of Sacha Modolo (Lampre-Merida) and Nicola Ruffoni (Bardiani-CSF), while Juan Sebastian...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alejandro Valverde wins Liege-Bastogne-Liege; Mark Cavendish wins Tour of Turkey opener; Richie Porte takes overall title at Giro del Trentino; Kirsten Wild claims fifth Omloop van Borsele victory; Elise Delzenne takes solo win at Dwars door de Westhoek; Steele von Hoff wins Rutland-Melton International CiCLE...

Video: Cavendish reacts after winning stage one of Presidential Tour of Turkey

Looking tense prior to the start, nervously adjusting his bike beside the Etixx-QuickStep team bus and making last minute adjustments to his stem, Mark Cavendish was a very different person at the end of stage one of the Presidential Tour of Turkey. The Etixx-QuickStep rider put himself under a lot of pressure to deliver and...

Cavendish narrowly edges out Ewan in first head to head, takes stage one of Tour of Turkey

Taking up where he left off last year, Mark Cavendish followed up on his four stage victories in the 2014 Presidential Tour of Turkey when he blasted home first at the end of stage one in Antalya on Sunday. The Etixx-QuickStep narrowly beat Australian rider Caleb Ewan in their first ever head to head sprint,...

Valverde triumphs in Liège-Bastogne-Liège, takes select sprint to the line

Completing the first Flèche Wallonne/Liège-Bastogne-Liège double since Philippe Gilbert won all three Ardennes Classics in 2011, Alejandro Valverde sprinted to victory on Sunday at the end of this year’s Liège race. The Spanish Movistar rider was quickest in a ten man sprint to the line, repeating his 2006 and 2008 titles by getting the better...

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Latest Features

7 talking points from the 2015 Liège-Bastogne-Liège

The Spring Classics are over for 2015. In the final of the Ardennes Classics, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) completed a rare Fleche Wallonne/Liège-Bastogne-Liège double, his third victory in each race. With the Classics specialists now taking a well-earned rest, and the Grand Tour riders gearing up for the Giro d’Italia, we look back at yesterday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège...

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The slow but steady return to racing for Marianne Vos

With a 1.2 UCI ranking, the Ronde van Gelderland might be a minor race on the women’s race calendar, but for 12-time world champion Marianne Vos this race was a big one. Sidelined with a hamstring injury since the 2015 Cyclocross World Championships in January, Gelderland marked Vos’ long-awaited return to the peloton. Prior to...

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Hidden motors for road bikes exist — here’s how they work

The UCI made headlines back in March for checking several dozen bikes for hidden motors at Milan-San Remo. Many fans laughed off the incident as a ridiculous waste of time, somewhat prematurely perhaps. Concealing a motor in the frame of a road bike isn’t just possible, there are products on the market already that cater...

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Liège-Bastogne-Liège preview

After a great month of racing, it’s now time for the last of the Spring Classics for 2015: the 101st edition of Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Mikkel Conde put together the following preview of the race, looking at the course and the favourites. The route From the start in Liège, it takes more than 75km before the riders...

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Tech

Hidden motors for road bikes exist — here’s how they work

The UCI made headlines back in March for checking several dozen bikes for hidden motors at Milan-San Remo. Many fans laughed off the incident as a ridiculous waste of time, somewhat prematurely perhaps. Concealing a motor in the frame of a road bike isn’t just possible, there are products on the market already that cater...

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CTech April 2015 Product picks

It’s been a while since we last sorted through the mountain of products sent to us here at CyclingTips for Product Picks. But now, in the latest instalment, we take a look at everything from cycling kit, to helmets, from lights to bar tape, from nutrition products through to “nasal dilators”. As ever, if you’ve...

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Cannondale Synapse HI MOD review

The Synapse is Cannondale’s endurance-oriented road bike that has been in the company’s catalogue since 2006. The frameset was redesigned for 2014 and CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom recently spent some time on it to see what it has to offer. Cannondale started life as a “bike-packing” specialist in the early 1970s. The company’s first product...

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Roadtripping

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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Roadtripping Thailand

Roadtripping Thailand

A little earlier this year Perth riders Luke Pegrum and Oscar Thompson ventured to the Thai city of Chiang Mai to begin a week-long journey of self-discovery. Their goal was to complete the Mae Hong Son loop, a famous 600km motorcycle journey through the misty mountains of Northern Thailand, starting and finishing in Chiang Mai....

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Roadtripping Cairns

Roadtripping Cairns

We came together in Cairns as strangers or casual acquaintances to share in this adventure together. We quickly moved beyond the introductory chatter to discuss our hopes and our dreams and our fears. We shared our stories, connected easily because of our common passion. Together we pushed boundaries and redefined limits. As the kilometres ticked...

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Women's Cycling

Beyond pink it and shrink it: Layers of change in diverse Asia-Pacific (Part 2)

The women’s market for cycling products is going through a period of evolution. The commercial opportunity posed by such an underdeveloped market sector is causing companies to invest time and resources into providing female cyclists with the products they want and need. In part one of our three-part series on the women’s market we looked...

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Weekend Race Wrap-Up: Borsele and Westhoek

Three races this weekend marked the beginning of the end of the one-day spring classics for the women’s peloton. Whilst Belgium and Holland will play host to a handful of single day races in May, we’re on the cusp on stage race season in Europe as the World Cup series visits the further-flung destinations of...

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The slow but steady return to racing for Marianne Vos

With a 1.2 UCI ranking, the Ronde van Gelderland might be a minor race on the women’s race calendar, but for 12-time world champion Marianne Vos this race was a big one. Sidelined with a hamstring injury since the 2015 Cyclocross World Championships in January, Gelderland marked Vos’ long-awaited return to the peloton. Prior to...

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Tips and Self Improvement

8 ways to become a better climber

An ongoing leg injury might have seen domestic pro Jono Lovelock retire from racing last year, but the former national team rider still knows a thing or two about climbing. Drawing on his experience of racing around the world, often uphill, Jono penned the following piece about how you can improve your climbing and, ultimately,...

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Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part six

In recent months we’ve been working with the team at Dig Deep Coaching to help answer your questions about training, nutrition and more. In this sixth instalment former world track champion Colin Sturgess, Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another bunch of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from. Hi,...

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Why cycling makes us happy: the positive psychology of being on the bike

Cycling is a beautiful sport. We hear it all the time. We experience it when we ride and race. For the ever-increasing number of us that have caught the cycling bug, we know how happy cycling makes us. But what is it that makes us love cycling so much? Why are we so compulsively drawn to...

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