Alberto Contador

How to climb like Alberto Contador

Alberto Contador is one of the best climbers of his generation. He’s explosive, races on instinct, and has his own unique technique of climbing – primarily out of the saddle. GCN had the opportunity to join team Tinkoff-Saxo at their training camp and got this rare footage of Contador and talks to him about his […]


Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily: Garcia scoops victory on stage three of women’s Tour de San Luis, Barnes holds lead; Froome: The thoughts of Contador training push me to work harder; Prudhomme believes Vuelta’s La Course race for women could still go ahead; More details emerge about Wiggins’ racing programme; Former Tour of […]


Froome: The thoughts of Contador training push me to work harder

Having been beaten by Alberto Contador during last year’s Vuelta a España, Chris Froome has said that he is psyched by the thoughts of the rider he considers to be his greatest rival and driven to dig in harder during training rides in order to be able to beat him. Like his Spanish rival, the […]


Tinkov: International sanctions against Russia could cause end of Tinkoff Saxo team

Commenting after international sanctions against Russia have seen the value of the rouble plummet and made things difficult for his Tinkoff banks, Oleg Tinkov has said that there is a possibility that the pressure put on the country could have a knock-on effect and cause his cycling team to stop. “If the sanctions will deteriorate […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Zach Williams and Brooke Tucker win at the Austral; Maximum of three more seasons for Contador?; Armstrong associates try to negotiate settlement in Department of Justice legal case; Andy Schleck – Yes I miss cycling; Sydney’s Lakemba cycling community rides in support of hostage victims; […]


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 […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: UCI still waiting for Padova file from CONI, keen to see any relevant Astana information; Jack Bobridge to attempt the Hour Record; Rohan Dennis declares hour record bid – “It is within reach”; Renshaw, Meersman, Bouet and Velits amongst Etixx – QuickStep team for Santos […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Neil van der Ploeg wins men’s Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic; Kimberley Wells wins women’s Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic; Oscar Stevenson, Miranda Griffiths win the Tour of Bright; UCI to wait on License Commission before deciding on Astana’s future; ARD anti-doping journalist Seppelt – […]


ARD anti-doping journalist Seppelt: if asked, I’ll speak to the CIRC about UCI and Contador

German anti-doping journalist Hajo Seppelt has been in the headlines this week after he and his colleagues at ARD were involved in uncovering what appears to be a massive doping scandal involving Russian athletics. According to a documentary broadcast on ARD station WDR on Wednesday night, up to 99% of the Russian Olympic team used […]


How The Season Was Won 2014

There’s more to cycling than crossing the line first—yes, winning is important, but providing critical team support, functioning well under a variety of racing conditions, and keeping the sport exciting and enjoyable to watch throughout the year are all important, too. After all, cycling’s business structure is built on the idea that people are watching. With that in mind, […]