Gerald Ciolek

“A new chance” – Ciolek explains move to Cult Energy-Stolting for 2016

He won Milan-San Remo during his first season with the MTN Qhubeka team and now, moving to another Pro Continental squad for 2016, Gerald Ciolek is hoping to land similarly big results with his new team. The German rider confirmed five days ago that he was moving to Cult Energy-Stolting, with a message from him […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Jakub Mareczko claims a fourth stage win at the Tour of Taihu Lake; Cookson – UCI wants to see if it can introduce its own Tramadol ban; Velon CEO Bartlett – furore over the so-called Velon addendum is a misunderstanding; Feltrin – UCI WorldTour reforms […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: MTN Qhubeka names shortlist for Tour de France; Africans, Boasson Hagen and Farrar in, Goss, Ciolek out; Barguil altitude training after recovery from California crash, could make Tour debut; Van Avermaet’s Tour selection uncertain as rider states he may leave race early for first child’s birth; Marianne […]


MTN Qhubeka names shortlist for Tour de France; Africans, Boasson Hagen and Farrar in, Goss, Ciolek out

As hinted at by the team’s general manager Brian Smith last week on CyclingTips, the MTN Qhubeka team has gone with a very strong emphasis on African riders for its Tour de France debut this July. The South African team named its shortlist for the race on Tuesday, announcing that seven African riders and four […]


Smith: A couple of big names could be missing from MTN Qhubeka’s Tour de France squad

Speaking days before the MTN-Qhubeka’s long list for the Tour de France is announced, the team’s general manager Brian Smith has said that there is no guarantee that its biggest names will all be riding the race and that one or two well known riders could be left off the team. Discussing the South African’s […]


MTN-Qhubeka looking to upset WorldTour teams with strong Paris-Roubaix ride

It will start the race as a wildcard entry but with a host of experienced riders on its roster and a strong motivation to show itself in the race, MTN Qhubeka is determined to animate the 113th edition of Paris-Roubaix. CyclingTips spoke to three members of the team on the eve of the start in […]


Tour of Flanders: startline quotes reveal glimpses of team tactics

Speaking at the start of the Tour of Flanders Sunday in Brugge, several riders who hoped to play a part in the finale gave their thoughts about the race. Teams tend to keep their cards close to their chests but some indications were given about how those riders and squads hoped the Classic would unfold. […]

The Week in Bike #45 – TWIBmas is All Around

You’d think the efforts of a past-prime pop star to frack just that tiniest extra bit of success out of his career would have nothing to do with cycling, and yet…there he is in my headlines. So why not extend the theme—the words of Love Actually‘s Billy Mack do have some surprising applicability to the sport’s current condition, even […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Nibali on Astana positives – “Risking and cheating today is for stupid people.”; Lack of anti-doping testing in Tenerife back under the spotlight; Jack Haig signs with Orica-GreenEdge; Sutton – Wiggins needs to raise the bar to make Rio Olympics team; Ciolek – I’ve forgotten […]


Ciolek: I’ve forgotten the suffering in the Tour…I’d be glad to go back

Speaking about a possible return to a race he hasn’t competed in since 2011, former Milan-Sanremo winner Gerald Ciolek has said riding the Tour de France again is a major objective for him in 2015. The German sprinter’s MTN-Qhubeka team has met with Tour organisers ASO and is awaiting confirmation about whether or not it […]