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 […]


Wildcard teams announced for Vuelta a España

The five wildcard teams for this year’s Vuelta a España have been announced Friday by race organisers Unipublic, with American hopefuls UnitedHealthcare being again passed over for what would have been its first Grand Tour. Instead, the organisers have selected Spanish team Caja Rural–Seguros RGA, French duo Cofidis and Europcar, Team Colombia and the South […]


How a team and its sponsors prepare equipment for the new season

For road cycling fans the new racing season brings about noticeable changes in the sport they love. Teams come and go, sponsors do too, riders change teams, and the colours and equipment of the peloton are altered in various ways. The changes come in at the start of the new year but many months of […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Dekker unsuccessful in hour record bid; Dennis continues status as quickest rider; UCI protest leads to E3 Harelbeke dropping sexist poster; Synergy Baku team suspends Alexandr Pliuschin after positive test; Rojas Cubero provisionally suspended after positive A sample for clostebol; Martyn Ashton interview: Despite paralysis, goal is […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Alexander Kristoff takes a third Tour of Qatar stage victory; Lampre-Merida insists it hasn’t violated MPCC rules with retention of Ulissi; Cameron Wurf’s year away from the WorldTour; La Course by La Vuelta to go ahead after Belgium Tour changes dates; Lampre – Not re-signing […]


Bos crashes out of Qatar but avoids broken bones; will miss Oman

Concerns that Theo Bos might have suffered serious injury in a crash during Thursday’s fifth stage of the Tour of Qatar proved unfounded, with medical scans showing that the Dutchman had not fractured any bones. Bos fell 85 kilometres after the start at Al Zabara Fort and was forced to abandon the race. “It was […]


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 […]


Boasson Hagen: The goal is to win more and more, including Roubaix

After five years at Team Sky, riding mostly for others, Edvald Boasson Hagen has greater ambition and opportunity in 2015 and is clear on what he would most like to do. “[The goal is to have] a better season than last year, winning more races, contesting the Tour de France and fighting for a stage […]


Video: Cummings holds off Valverde to snatch win on day two of Challenge Mallorca

Competing in what was only the team’s second day of competition in 2015, Steve Cummings clocked up MTN-Qhubeka’s debut victory of the 2015 season when he won the Trofeo Andratx today. The win adds to the impression that the team is going to be competing at a higher level this season than before. Cummings is […]


The Week in Bike #52 – Scaling Up

It’s tricky to pick teams for the year’s biggest event before you’ve even seen them race. And sometimes it takes a strong result to secure the contract you want. But the toughest challenge of all might just be scaling up without losing your current user base. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.