UCI still waiting for Padova file from CONI, keen to see any relevant Astana information

One week after the UCI announced that its Licence Commission had decided to give a probational WorldTour licence to the Astana team but that it might yet be stripped away if further evidence emerged against the team, the governing body has said that it is still awaiting what could be crucial information in the matter. […]


The Week in Bike #48 – Grossly Disproportionate

A week of big announcements and bigger reactions. Is it the same old story in cycling, or is the UCI successfully threading needle between future expectations and past mistakes? We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Neil van der Ploeg wins men’s Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic; Kimberley Wells wins women’s Stan Siejka Launceston Cycling Classic; Oscar Stevenson, Miranda Griffiths win the Tour of Bright; UCI to wait on License Commission before deciding on Astana’s future; ARD anti-doping journalist Seppelt – […]


The Week in Bike #47 – Who Pays?

Who’s going to be in the WorldTour next year? How should the WorldTour even work? Who’ll support this team? How about all these doping positives? Pretty much every question in cycling boils down, in terms of accountability or in terms of revenue, to “Who Pays?”, and the answer isn’t always so clear or simple. We […]


ARD anti-doping journalist Seppelt: if asked, I’ll speak to the CIRC about UCI and Contador

German anti-doping journalist Hajo Seppelt has been in the headlines this week after he and his colleagues at ARD were involved in uncovering what appears to be a massive doping scandal involving Russian athletics. According to a documentary broadcast on ARD station WDR on Wednesday night, up to 99% of the Russian Olympic team used […]


UCI confirms women’s World Cup event in US in 2015, bigger plans globally for 2016

Continuing its push to develop and expand women’s cycling around the globe, the UCI has confirmed a round of the women’s World Cup in the US next season plus plans to step up the staging of events across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Oceania. The governing body presented a plan in Montreau, Switzerland, […]


Velon interview pt I: CEO Bartlett on how group can transform cycling

Launched yesterday in what the group hopes will represent a major step forward for the growth and stability of the sport, first details of the Velon project were finally unveiled. Comprising eleven of cycling’s top WorldTour teams and targeting goals of making the sport more dramatic, introducing new technology and building a more sustainable and […]


Reactions to minimum wage and contract violations

Responding to a recent feature by CyclingTips which documented cases where riders had been required to either race for free or for a price less than the minimum wage, the riders’ association CPA, the teams’ association AIGCP and the governing body UCI have given their reactions to the situation. Riders and agents told CyclingTips earlier […]


How UCI minimum wage regulations are being broken

Officially speaking, cycling is a fully professional sport with minimum wage levels for WorldTour and Pro Continental teams, regulations that ensure that everyone racing at those levels is paid to do so. In reality, the situation is rather different. CyclingTips has spoken to several sources within and around the pro peloton, with these individuals confirming […]


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Bonifazio wins stage two of Tour of Hainan, pushes defending champion Hofland out of yellow; SAIDS, UCI confirm Daryl Impey probenecid case won’t be appealed to CAS; Vuelta a España to add women’s one day race to 2015 event; Armitstead says it’s ‘pretty crazy’ that […]