Why black is the new black; the rise of dark team kits in the peloton

You can have any colour as long as it’s black. Henry Ford was talking about cars and not cycling jerseys but, over one hundred years on from that famous quote, it appears that some cycling teams are taking things literally. Consider the multitude of black and dark team kits in evidence this season. Many teams […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Heinrich Haussler wins elite men’s road race at the Australian Road Nationals; Peta Mullens wins elite women’s road race at the Australian Road Nationals; Miles Scotson does U23 men’s time trial and road race double; Joe Cooper leads Avanti 1-2-3 in New Zealand National Road […]


Rocacorba Daily

In today’s edition of the Rocacorba news digest: Quintana to defend title by beginning his season in Tour de San Luis; Book extract: ‘Pantani: Debunking the Murder Myth’; Storey confirmed as first rider to take on long-standing women’s hour record; Dowsett next to mount challenge on men’s record?; Torku-Sekerspor team becomes probationary member of MPCC; […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Mullens, Donohoe win inaugural Melbourne Kermesse Championships; Paying minimum wage to pro women cyclists could backfire – Cookson; Movistar team’s 2015 line-up completed; Cannondale-Garmin Pro Cycling team line-up announced; NetApp-Endura renamed as Bora-Argon 18 for 2015; Lisa Brennauer interview – The most successful rider of […]


Movistar team’s 2015 line-up completed, Ventoso final rider to be announced

On a day when the Cannondale-Garmin team announced its 2015 line-up, another WorldTour team has confirmed its full roster for next season. The Movistar squad of 2014 Giro d’Italia champion Nairo Quintana has confirmed it will number 28 riders next year, amongst them four new additions. These are Marc Soler (from the elite 2 team […]

Valverde signs contract to remain with Movistar until end of 2017

The Movistar team has rewarded Vuelta a España podium finisher Alejandro Valverde with a new contract, extending the Spaniard’s time with the squad by a further three seasons. The 34 year old had one of the best years of his career in 2014, taking third plus a stage win in the Vuelta, netting fourth in […]

Castroviejo grabs Vuelta a España lead as Movistar takes TTT

General classification contenders Nairo Quintana and Alejandro Valverde got their Vuelta a España campaigns off to a superb start on day one of the Vuelta a España, with their Movistar squad smashing the others in the team time trial and grabbing the early lead. At the end of a technical 12.6 kilometre race in Jerez […]

Basso signs for Tinkoff Saxo, Castroviejo and Visconti extend with Movistar Team

The long-rumoured deal between Ivan Basso and the Tinkoff Saxo team has been finalised Tuesday, with the squad making it official that he will be part of the setup for two years. The two-time Giro d’Italia winner is reuniting with Bjarne Riis, many years after he left in 2006 due to his involvement in Operacion […]

Bikes of Le Tour: Katusha and Movistar’s Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

In his latest edition of Bikes of Le Tour, roving reporter Dave Everett takes a look at the Canyon bikes used by Katusha and Movistar at this year’s Tour de France. Katusha has won two stages with Canyon, including yesterday’s stage 15 courtesy of Alexander Kristoff, while Movistar’s Alejandro Valverde id currently riding in second […]