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 […]


Androni-Venezuela team riders undertake to pay large fine in case of doping positive

The Androni-Venezuela team has announced that it has required its riders to sign a substantial anti-doping pledge, under which anyone testing positive would have to pay a large fine and also cover the cost of damages incurred by the team. The Professional Continental team announced that the agreement has been drawn up by the notary […]


Vinokourov makes claims of Italian and European bias against Astana, considers legal action

Despite the fact that the team includes the strongest Italian rider and the current Tour de France winner, Vincenzo Nibali, Alexandre Vinokourov is suggesting that a bias against the team on the part of Italian media might be behind the recent negative press about Astana. Vinokourov, who admitted working with Michele Ferrari in 2007 and […]