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 […]


Renshaw, Meersman, Bouet and Velits amongst Etixx – QuickStep team for Santos Tour Down Under

The Etixx – Quick-Step team has unveiled a solid squad for the upcoming Santos Tour Down Under, with Mark Renshaw representing its hopes in the sprint finishes and a number of other riders set to challenge on the harder days and possibly in the overall classification. “We have a good team for any situation,” said […]


Jack Bobridge to attempt the Hour Record

Jack Bobridge, the world record holder of the individual pursuit, has announced that he’ll be tackling the Hour Record in 2015. Jens Voigt set the new benchmark in his last outing as a professional cyclist but his effort was surpassed and the current record, held by Matthias Brandle, is 51.852km. Bobridge, 25, recently signed for […]


Mario Cipollini to attend Tour Down Under

Mario Cipollini, a.k.a. The Lion King is set to roar when he visits Australia for the first time at the Tour Down Under next month. Glen Matulich, Director of Bespoke Imports, confirmed today that Mario Cipollini will be in Adelaide to showcase his range of Italian made racing bicycles at the Adelaide City Council Tour […]


Quintana to defend title by beginning his season in Tour de San Luis

Defending champion Nairo Quintana has been confirmed as starting the 2015 Tour de San Luis, with the Movistar rider deciding to once again begin his season in the Argentinean event. Although the Colombian’s main goal of the Tour de France will take place over five months later, team manager Eusebio Unzue isn’t ruling out the […]


Book extract: ‘Pantani: Debunking the Murder Myth’

He passed away ten years ago but Marco Pantani has been prominent in the media once again this year, and not just because of that anniversary. In recent months unlikely claims have materialised in the Italian media and spread, from there, into worldwide reports. The first wave was based on claims that Pantani was murdered […]