Samples of top five finishers in the Tour de France to be retained for ten years for possible retesting, 656 controls carried out during race

The first five riders in the general classification at the Tour de France will have their doping control samples retained for ten years in order to facilitate possible retesting. The Cycling Anti Doping Foundation (CADF) and the UCI announced the news on Friday, meaning that the samples of Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde, Vincenzo […]


Greenlight for use of race radios, onboard cameras in women’s events

An interesting thing happened during the last lap of world championship road race last weekend. Despite having one rider in the breakaway, the Dutch team moved to the front of the peloton and started chasing down the breakaway. Chasing down their own rider? Why would they do that? As it turns out, it wasn’t so […]


UCI re-allows race radios and loosens restrictions for onboard cameras

A point of debate in recent years has taken an unexpected turn with the decision announced by the UCI on Thursday to reverse the current limitations on the use of race radios in the sport. Such technology was banned in certain events in 2010 and later expanded beyond that, leading to strong protests from teams. […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Direct Energie takes over as title sponsor of current Europcar team; Amid injury concerns, Cavendish still to decide if he will ride world road race championships; Disc brake experiment in Vuelta a España hailed as important step forward for pro cycling; Drapac confirms signing of […]


The future of the Tour Down Under: what the UCI WorldTour reforms might mean

After years spent trying to reform the WorldTour — the highest level of men’s professional road cycling — the UCI is just weeks away from what is likely to be an important milestone in that reform process. The proposed changes to the WorldTour, which are planned to come into effect at the start of the […]


Tinkoff-Saxo demands apology and charitable donation from Vuelta organisers over Sagan motorbike collision

Responding to the collision between a race motorbike and Peter Sagan on the eighth stage of the Vuelta a España, the Slovakian’s Tinkoff-Saxo squad has written to Vuelta organisers Unipublic and also to the UCI demanding a number of steps are taken as a result of the accident. These include an apology for what happened, […]


UCI reveals details of new women’s U23 cyclocross category

Back in January, the UCI announced it would debut a Women Under 23 category at the 2016 World Cyclocross Championships, and today is followed up on that promise, sharing details of the added category. The Women’s U23 race will be the first new addition to the World Cyclocross Championships since 2000, when a women’s elite […]


Ella Picks: Women’s cycling content we loved this week

Ella Picks returns to its regularly scheduled Monday time slot – and we’ve got loads of links for you. Catch up on all the race action from the last 10 days out of Norway, Sweden, Colorado and France — including lots of videos! Read up on the latest news stories about the end of Velocio-SRAM […]


UCI explains why Katusha won’t be suspended over second doping case

Although the announcement of a second positive in less than two months appeared to position the Katusha team for a suspension under the UCI’s regulations, the governing body has clarified why the team won’t be sidelined. The UCI introduced Article 7.12.1 last January, a rule which states that a team notified of two anti-doping rule […]


Eight WorldTour teams to begin using disc brakes this month, expansion likely in 2016

History will be made in the peloton this month when, for the first time ever, disc brakes will be employed by a number of squads. “The UCI confirms that a total of eight UCI WorldTeams will trial disc brakes over 12 events in August and September,” the governing body told CyclingTips on Tuesday after being […]