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What’s next for Astana? Team indicates it will fight UCI request to withdraw licence

Responding to the UCI’s stated request to its Licence Commission to withdraw Astana’s WorldTour licence, the team has indicated that it will fight the decision before that commission and may also take the matter to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS). The statement raises the prospect of a battle between the team of Tour […]

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The Week in Bike #58 – Het Nieuwsblad Eve

In this episode of “The Week in Bike” Cyclocosm talks about Sarah Storey and her pending Hour Record, the Tour of Oman, Ruta del Sol, Cyclingnews redesign, Tour of New Zealand, Team USA, broadcasters, Boels Dolemans, history, E3 Poster, UCI. Unfortunately the Astana news was released just after this video was, but there’s always next […]

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Martyn Ashton: Despite paralysis, goal is to be back on bike this year

For a rider who was left paralysed in an accident seventeen months ago, Martyn Ashton comes across as having a remarkable spirit. Spend even a few minutes talking to him and it is obvious that he has retained a very positive approach. Humorous, maintaining hope and ambition and speaking with a zest for life that […]

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Cranktip pedals first look

Cranktip pedals were invented to improve pedalling efficiency. The design places the pedal platform well in front of, and below, that of a traditional design. As a result, Cranktip pedals offer more leverage on the downstroke and a shorter upstroke. In this review, Matt Wikstrom takes a closer look at the new design and tests […]

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Inside small wheel brands

Starting up a small wheel brand appears to be a simple matter for any entrepreneur. After all, there are plenty of manufacturers offering cheap wheels and wheel parts online that can sourced by virtually anyone. CTech editor Matt Wikstrom recently interviewed a few small wheel brands to get some insight.

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Café Etiquette 101

Have you ever been enjoying a quiet breakfast with your family at a café and twenty cyclists show up and completely ransack the place? Moving tables, shouting loudly, bragging about how we all smashed each other on that climb, and treating the place like our own locker room. We’ve all been on both sides of the […]

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The Secret Pro: Let the season begin!

It’s been a couple months since we’ve heard from The Secret Pro as an intense early-season race program have kept him rather busy. In this instalment, he speaks about how the riders feel about racing in the Middle East, the Hour Record, disc brakes, Lance Armstrong, Oleg Tinkoff and tells some of the young cowboys […]

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How Australia won team pursuit gold and set a new world record

Ella CyclingTips spoke with world champions and world record holders Annette Edmondson and Melissa Hoskins from Paris, following their brilliant display of team pursuit perfection at the Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines velodrome on Thursday. The duo represent half of the Australian women’s team pursuit squad that beat out four-time defending champions Great Britain for the gold medal, setting […]

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Sarah Storey: Chasing place in history with UCI hour record

In terms of concept, it’s one of the most simple in sport. In terms of effort, it’s one of the most brutal. Cycling’s world hour record requires riders to ride as hard, and as far as possible, in one hour on a track. No tactics, other than pacing strategy. No direct competition, other than the […]

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Bikes of the Bunch: Vandeyk “Machine for riding”

In this week’s Bikes of the Bunch we feature a little known German bike brand called VANDEYK. The particular bike belongs to Dylan VanWeelden who works with American-based component maker, Chris King. As Dylan explains, the bike’s birth was because of the death of another. “Out of the blue you get run over by a […]

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