Renshaw: ‘I dream about the Champs Elysees…it would be magical if I could win there’

Australian sprinter Mark Renshaw has been banging on the door of a strong sprint results thus far in the Tour de France. He’s stepped up following the stage one crash of team leader Mark Cavendish, replacing the injured Briton as the protected rider and enjoying the support of the Omega Pharma-Quick Step team. While he’s […]


Former world number one Mottet optimistic about chances of French Tour win

Former top French professional Charly Mottet has hailed the strong performances of his compatriots in this year’s race, saying that he hopes France can take its first overall Tour win within the next few years. The 2014 edition has seen a number of strong performances by home riders. Thibaut Pinot (FDJ), Jean Christophe Peraud and […]


Van Garderen back to strong form in Tour, impresses on final mountain stage

A taste of what might have been. Tejay van Garderen showed he is one of the strongest riders in this year’s Tour and hinted at what could have been a podium place in Paris with an impressive performance on the final mountain stage of this year’s race. Driving the pace at times in order to […]


Audio: Contador ‘doesn’t want to be at the Vuelta just to be there’

Echoing Alberto Contador’s Twitter announcement Wednesday that he was renouncing his planned participation in the Vuelta a España, his spokesman Jacinto Vidarte has expanded upon the reasons why the Spaniard has decided not to take part. “The injury is not really good,” he told CyclingTips. “The most important [factor] is that he doesn’t know how […]


Trek Factory Racing rejects rumours of bio passport case against Andy Schleck

The Trek Factory Racing Team has responded to rumours circulating in the French media and on Twitter about a biological passport case against its rider Andy Schleck, saying that such reports are completely unfounded. “We don’t take it seriously. We haven’t heard anything, had no indications from the UCI, so we are not worried,” a […]


Interview with Marianne Vos: on La Course, a women’s WorldTour and more

When the peloton thunders down the cobblestones of Paris’ famous Champs-Elysees on the final stage of this year’s Tour de France, they won’t be the first to have raced on it that day. Preceding the final stage is a new addition to the women’s UCI cycling calendar, La Course by Le Tour de France. CyclingTips’ […]


Majka press conference audio: The Tour suits me better than the Giro d’Italia

Double Tour de France stage winner Rafal Majka has said that he believes his future in the race could be a very good one, with the Polish rider thriving during his first participation. The Tinkoff Saxo competitor was seventh and sixth in the past two editions of the Giro d’Italia. It was initially not thought […]


Cervélo confirms no renewal with Garmin-Sharp/Slipstream, Cannondale deal with team expected

Following on from this week’s announcement that the Cervélo bicycle company will partner with the MTN Quebeka team next year, taking over from Trek, the company has confirmed to CyclingTips that it will end its four season association with Slipstream Sports, the management company behind the current Garmin-Sharp team.  “Cervélo and Slipstream have agreed that […]


Simon Gerrans out of Tour de France

Although he had hoped to repeat his stage win of twelve months ago and was yet to do so, Simon Gerrans has taken the decision to withdraw from this year’s Tour de France. The Australian rider completed stage 16 in the Pyrenees but will not take the start of Wednesday’s 17th stage. “Obviously it’s disappointing […]


Van Garderen: ‘The race isn’t finished…I’m hoping to bounce back’

His body language, his communication, even the look in his eyes were markedly different. Just over 24 hours earlier Tejay van Garderen had been brimming with confidence, talking about his high standing in the race, savouring his good sensations and laying out the highest of goals for the years ahead. One day in the Pyrenees […]