Brammeier on recovery path after dramatic Utah impact: “I’m just happy to be in one piece”

Recovering from one of the most spectacular – and frightening looking – crashes of the year, Matt Brammeier is likely to be out of action for up to two months. However the Irish pro is remaining upbeat and said that he is determined to get back on his bike and to continue his career with […]


A conversation with UCI President Brian Cookson: Tour de France, Froome, MTN-Qhubeka, night-time testing, motors and more

The recent Tour de France brought some great racing and also many talking points over the three weeks of action. As expected, battle was intense within the peloton, but there was also plenty of friction and discussion off the bike too. Chris Froome’s dominance and the actions of those questioning his performances was one big […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Douglas Ryder on MTN-Qhubeka’s future – Sponsorship talks are ongoing, the team is secure; Lotta Lepistö previews Sparkassen Giro, UCI Women Road World Cup Round 7; Are endurance athletes hurting their hearts by repeatedly pushing beyond what is normal?; Tinkov and Thomas’ Twitter spat; Justin […]


Douglas Ryder on MTN-Qhubeka’s future: Sponsorship talks are ongoing, the team is secure

He sounded somewhat blindsided by the news that MTN had decided that it wouldn’t continue with the team next season, not least because the squad’s debut Tour de France exceeded all expectations, but Douglas Ryder is clear that the future remains bright for his team. The South African MTN-Qhubeka Team Principal spoke at length to […]


Tour de France tech: Custom paint jobs

It’s all about standing out at the Tour de France. Teams and riders fight for publicity over three weeks, whether it be getting in breaks that will ultimately fail, trying to winning a stage, wearing one of the leaders’ jerseys or in the case of some, having products that catch the attention of the media. […]


Mission accomplished for MTN-Qhubeka with Mandela Day success

MENDE, France (CT) – Getting a wild-card entry to this year’s Tour de France was victory enough for the Pro Continental MTN-Qhubeka squad — in doing so they became the first African-registered trade team to compete in the world’s biggest bike race. But in the two weeks since the Tour began MTN-Qhubeka has not just […]


Cummings scoops MTN-Qhubeka’s first Tour de France stage win on Mandela Day

MENDE, France (CT) – Talk about good timing. On Mandela Day, the anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth and a date highlighted by the South African MTN-Qhubeka team of being of particular significance to the squad, its rider Steve Cummings took victory at the Tour de France. The success is the first-ever stage win by the […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: BMC edges to victory in TTT, Froome retains yellow jersey; Anna van der Breggen wins the Giro Rosa; Mattia Gavazzi snags stage 8 of Tour of Qinghai Lake; Richie Porte confirms he’s leaving Team Sky; Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race gets 1.HC classification upgrade; […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Stybar wins stage six of Tour de France, race leader Tony Martin crashes out; Mayuko Hagiwara wins Giro Rosa stage six; Primoz Roglic survives hors catégorie climb to claim Tour of Qinghai Lake stage 5; Van Zyl wins stage five of Tour of Austria, but […]


Daniel Teklehaimanot becomes first African to wear Tour de France KOM jersey

LE HAVRE, France (CT) – There’s a real sense of excitement around the MTN-Qhubeka team at the 2015 Tour de France. The Pro Continental outfit is the first African-registered trade team to race the Tour and, in its first outing in the race, MTN-Qhubeka is doing far more than simply making up the numbers. On […]