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Gracia - Orlova - in Video


Forty minutes of highlights from the Czech Republic

Race Preview - Gracia Orlová


Because racing to date just hasn't had enough hills.

Giro Bio cancelled


After losing most of its sponsors, the last hope the Giro Bio had for continuation was through soliciting money from the participating teams. They collectively refused.

GP de Dottignies Preview


The women's Ronde van Vlaanderen is never followed by a rest day. Instead it's straight on to the mini cobbles at Dottignies, where more than a few riders have been blooded. Read how Sarah Storey...

Living The Cup


This Sunday eyes turn to Italy for round two of the World Cup, the Trofeo Alfredo Binda in the Italian town of Cittiglio. That's their promotional video above. We're away from the cobbles briefly,...

OPQS Team Presentation and Mini 6 Day - LIVE


New year, new season, new team kit ahd here's your chance to see it in action, right now and for the next three hours

Say it ain't so - Joop Zijlaard retires


This year's Rotterdam 6 was the last time the legendary figure of Joop Zijlaard will be seen putt putting around the velodrome on his derny. And just to make it final, said derny was auctioned for charity and raised 12,500 Euro.


Australian Nats Live (on Twitter)

Today/tonight is the start of the Australian Natioanl champs, and anyone who wants to follow can do so via the official twitter feed @CyclingAusRoad or the hashtag #roadnats The U23s are on the...

Women's News on 13th December


After a pretty quiet November, things have pepped up again, and as with all things related to Women's cycling, for every bit of good news there's some bad. Well maybe not matching one-for-one,...

Women's Transfer News as of 30th November


Mara Abbott to Exergy, Grace Verbeke to CyclelivePlus-Zannata, Marina Romoli to Twitter

Womens News round-up 31st October


Otherwise known as all those little stories that haven't got a mention yet.

R.I.P. Fiorenzo Magni


The third man of the classic age of Italian cycling, winner of the Giro d'Italia in 1948. 1951 and 1955, died today at the age of 91.

Dr Ferrari, 20 Teams, Money Laundering and more names


The story gets even better. Gazzetta have got hold of some more of the Italian police case files on Ferrari. Teams said to be involved with Schumi between 2008 and 2011 are Liquigas, Lampre, Colnago, Geox, Androni, Katusha, Quick Step, Cnf-Inox, Farnese Vini, Acqua & Sapone, Astana, RadioShack, Vacansoleil, Isd, Csf, Lpr, Diquigiovanni, Tinkoff, Rabobank, Gerolsteiner, Milram. Payments were concealed via a system of dual contracts for image rights via a Monaco agency, T&F Sport Management. Other athletes named are Scarponi, Menchov, Kolobnev, Gusev, Karpets, Ignatiev, Petrov and Ongarato. Do I get to bring out the old "It's curtains for Karpets" line again?

Sara Wackermann wins Cesano Maderno-Ghisallo


OK, it's a juniors race, but Sara won this race last Saturday for the second successive year, and as the Italian interviewer says in the attached video, the last person to do that was Rossella Ratto. So if you want a head start on planning your 2015 FSA-DS team ....

Women's Transfer Musical Chairs Begins


Now that the women's road season is all but over for the year, we begin the annual round of musical chairs. If you are only familiar with the men's scene you may be surprised by the volume, but...

Volodymyr Bileka speaks - In English


Overleaf is a translation of Volodymyr Bileka's statement as found in The Lance Files. I think it's reasonably accurate, but don't bet any of your own money on it.

Bertagnolli speaks - In English


Below is my translation of Leonardo Bertagnolli's statement as found in the appendices to the Lance Files. Make of it what you will, and don't assume that it's totally accurate if you want to use...

Another Day in Transferland


Wet, and miserable with cold feet

Elisa Longo Borghini wins in Norway - Video


Here's the latest programme in what looks to be e regular series on Norwegian TV (aka I don't understand Norwegian). At 4:00 there's a short English interview with ELB, followed by one in Norwegian with Worlds Junior Silver Medal Winner Elsie Brusted. The Junior women's race begins at 16:00, followed at 17:45 by the seniors, and the cameras are there for Elisa's winning move when she drops back 20 metres or so before flying past the small group she was previously riding with. (Thanks to Karl Lima)

Hitec take over the Worlds


Rachel Neylan and Rossella Ratto sign up for 2013

8.1 w/kg - The ultimate price of a Worlds silver medal


You never see any of the men being this open nowadays, but Rachel Neylan has published her full power file from her ride in the Worlds.That 8.1 watts figure is how hard it was just to follow Vos on the final climb of the Cauberg.

Rossella Ratto discusses the Worlds and her 2012 season with BiciTV

14 have more videos both on their website and on Vimeo, mostly covering cycle races in the Bergamo region of Italy. Each video on Vimeo has a short written summary on its page, but unfortunately that isn't carried up to the page listing all videos. Lots of gems if you are patient, and coverage from many smaller races.

Is it May yet? I promise not to scratch the hero's armour.


Is it May yet? I promise not to scratch the hero's armour.

Would you ride a Chinarello?


A look at building a bike from a no-name chinese carbon-fibre frame

Women's racing is Smarter- The Juniors prove it scientifically

On the eve of the Junior Women's Road Race, we look at how well success as a junior predicts success as a senior. The conclusion? Smart counts for more than strength.

Pauline Ferrand Prevot, France 3, and 2012 in video


"Vous serez le leader de l'equipe de la France. Quel honneur." France 3 have put together a nice single page summary of PFP's 2012 season. Show your appreciation by watching it.

L1 Limburg report on women's TT day.


OK it's pretty concentrated on the Dutch riders, but there are a couple of minutes from the Juniors race including a shot of Elinor Barker crossing the line.

Anna Zita Maria Stricker (SC Vecchia Fontana) won the 3rd Trofeo Bottanuco in Rosa on Saturday,...


Anna Zita Maria Stricker (SC Vecchia Fontana) won the 3rd Trofeo Bottanuco in Rosa on Saturday, while Alice Arzuffi (Team Valcar) was the best local finisher. Look out for both this week in the Italian Junior Women's road team.


Worlds Opening Ceremony Live

OK, it's probably not going to be on the scale of the Olympics with a cast of thousands of factory owners and hospital beds, and it probably won't have a giant statue at the centre, but the World...

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