Armstrong associates Stapleton and Knaggs try to negotiate settlement in Department of Justice legal case

Two of those fighting their corner in the combined Department of Justice/ Floyd Landis case against Lance Armstrong and his former associates have sought to bring their involvement to an end by offering payoffs to the United States government and Landis’ lawyer. USA Today has today reported that Armstrong’s longtime agent Bill Stapleton and the […]


Dowsett announces hour record bid, wants to inspire others with haemophilia

Saying that his motivation is to inspire others who suffer from the same blood clotting disease that he does, Alex Dowsett and his Movistar team today announced the rider’s plan to break the UCI hour record on February 27. The time trial specialist will make his bid at the Revolution track meet at the Lee […]


Maximum of three more seasons for Contador?

Alberto Contador may have come off what he believes was the best season of his career, but the Spaniard has said that his career is inching towards a close and that he will no longer be racing at 35 years of age. Now 32, the Tinkoff Saxo rider told Marca that he had a clear […]


Six WorldTour teams announced for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Organisers of the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race have confirmed that six WorldTour teams will start the race, which will start and finish in Geelong on Sunday February 1, 2015. Orica-GreenEdge, IAM Cycling, Trek Factory Racing, Etixx-QuickStep and Katusha will join Cadel Evans’ BMC Racing Team on the startline of the UCI 1.1 […]


MPCC states that six member teams face auto-suspensions if repeat doping cases occur

Commenting in the wake of the combined five positive cases between the Astana WorldTour and Astana Continental teams, the MPCC anti-doping movement has said that six teams face self-suspension under its rules in the event of any more positive cases. This is based on its regulations which decree that squads who include riders who have […]


Uran decides on ambitious Giro/Tour dual programme for 2015

Giro d’Italia runner-up Rigoberto Uran is set to target both the Tour de France and the Giro in 2015, with the Colombian deciding on a dual programme in conjunction with his Etixx-QuickStep team. Uran has placed second in the past two editions of the Giro and likes the look of the 2015 event. “I saw […]


Santambrogio tests positive again while serving doping ban, faces possible lifetime suspension

Italian rider Mauro Santambrogio is facing a possible lifetime ban from the sport after failing a second test for a banned substance. The 30 year old was subjected to an out of competition doping control on October 22, resulting in an A sample finding for testosterone. The UCI announced that finding on Thursday and said […]


Jack Bobridge on his hour record attempt: “I’ll go to hell and back several times”

Reigning individual pursuit world record-holder Jack Bobridge announced yesterday that he will be attempting the world hour record. Today he announced further details about that attempt to better Matthias Brandle’s mark of 51.852km, set in October. Bobridge’s attempt will come on January 31, 2015 at the DISC Velodrome in Melbourne — the final night of […]


UCI still waiting for Padova file from CONI, keen to see any relevant Astana information

One week after the UCI announced that its Licence Commission had decided to give a probational WorldTour licence to the Astana team but that it might yet be stripped away if further evidence emerged against the team, the governing body has said that it is still awaiting what could be crucial information in the matter. […]


Dennis declares hour record bid: “It is within reach”

The list of riders who will attempt the world hour record in 2015 has increased yet further, with the BMC Racing Team and Rohan Dennis announcing that the Australian will aim for the coveted mark in February of next year. Dennis, who moved to the team from Garmin-Sharp during the 2014 season in a rare […]