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 […]


Lizzie Armitstead: best in the world

Women’s professional cycling has a new leader. The recently updated UCI Individual Rankings shows that Britain’s Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-Dolmans) is the best ranked rider in the world, taking the number one spot from The Netherland’s Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) who’s been sidelined with injuries all season. Armitstead has been enjoying a very successful season. In the […]

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: National championships round-up; Bjarne Riis gives first interview after Danish doping report; Nacer Bouhanni crashes in French nationals, out of Tour de France?; Giro heads back to the Netherlands for 2016 start; Kessiakoff on Astana’s pressurising of riders, team’s licence woes, Nibali’s panache and an […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Anti-Doping Denmark report finds Riis encouraged or tolerated doping, but Dane escapes punishment; Kittel inching back into form prior to Giant-Alpecin’s Tour roster announcement; Injury woes rule Schleck out of Tour de France, Trek Factory Racing announces squad; Van Garderen’s backup named for Tour de France, Dennis […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Rasmussen claims cover-up prior to Anti Doping Denmark report, Sorensen admits past drug use; The fight between ASO, UCI and teams for the future of pro cycling; Contador plays down Route du Sud victory; Col du Galibier expected to be cut from Tour de France; […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Simon Spilak wins the Tour de Suisse; Alberto Contador takes overall victory at Route du Sud; Lisa Brennauer wins the Aviva Women’s Tour; Andre Greipel wins the Ster ZLM Toer; Amanda Spratt takes solo victory in the Giro del Trentino Alto Adige – Südtirol; Quintana […]