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A conversation with UCI President Brian Cookson: Tour de France, Froome, MTN-Qhubeka, night-time testing, motors and more

The recent Tour de France brought some great racing and also many talking points over the three weeks of action. As expected, battle was intense within the peloton, but there was also plenty of friction and discussion off the bike too. Chris Froome’s dominance and the actions of those questioning his performances was one big […]

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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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“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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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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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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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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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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