Commentary: Motor doping, not your dad’s cheating

Now that cycling has finally nabbed a racer using a motor to make their bike go faster, the sport can once again tape a “kick me” sign to the back of its bib shorts. As you well know by now, Femke Van den Driessche was caught with a motorised bike at the under-23 cyclocross world…

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Commentary: Why China’s Wanda Sports may pose a threat to Tour de France owners ASO

Editor’s note: This column was written by Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris, who run The Outer Line website. Chinese sports and entertainment giant Dalian Wanda Group telegraphed its intent to disrupt the status quo of the endurance athletics industry when it purchased World Triathlon Corporation, owners of the Ironman brand, for $650 million, last August. Six months...

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Motors in bikes: Greg LeMond’s six ways to eradicate mechanical doping

Three time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has a reputation for speaking his mind, for calling things as they are. When he was a professional he drew attention to the doping within the sport, and after his retirement he questioned the achievements of Lance Armstrong. His scepticism about the latter led to claims that...

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Latest News

Second positive test in 12 months could see Katusha sidelined up to 45 days

Team Katusha, the Russian squad that fought the UCI to preserve its 2013 WorldTour license, is facing a potential suspension from pro cycling’s highest ranks after a second positive drug test in 12 months. The UCI reported Friday that Russian rider Eduard Vorganov tested positive for Meldonium, a hormone and metabolic modulator, in a sample...

Ewan wins a tough stage 2 of the Sun Tour, Kennaugh extends his overall lead

MOE, Australia (CT) – Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) has lived up to his billing as pre-race favourite on stage 2 of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour, winning the day from a small group sprint. Ewan hit the line first ahead of second-placed Tanner Putt (UnitedHealthcare), on the same time, while overall leader Peter Kennaugh (Sky) was...

Cross/road: Which way forward for young American riders?

Last weekend, under-23 cyclocross racing made headlines for all the wrong reasons. It’s important to remember that Femke van den Driessche’s hidden motor at the world cyclocross championships in Zolder, Belgium, was an exception. For the overwhelming majority of junior and under-23 racers, cyclocross is both a passion, and, possibly, a springboard into a career...

Launching into the sky: An exclusive interview with Fabio Aru

Behind Fabio Aru, the sun begins to plunge into the sea, the sky that special color between red and yellow that lightens the Mediterranean winter. The scene is Calpe, a paradise for elderly tourists situated on the eastern coast of Spain. The Peñón d’Ifach is probably the best-known image of Calpe — a white, calcareous...

Peter Kennaugh takes Sun Tour lead after Sky one-two on stage 1

HEALESVILLE, Australia (CT) – Peter Kennaugh and Chris Froome have taken a Team Sky one-two on the opening road stage of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour after riding away from the rest of the peloton on the day’s final climb. After the day-long breakaway was caught on the first category Myers Creek Road climb, Froome...

Degenkolb healing steadily, but abandons Classics aspirations

Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix champion John Degenkolb has definitely abandoned plans to defend his titles, saying that he simply doesn’t have enough time to fully recover from the injuries he sustained when hit by a car last month. He was one of six Giant-Alpecin riders struck head on by a vehicle travelling on the wrong...

Will Clarke takes a repeat victory in the Sun Tour’s Southbank prologue

MELBOURNE, Australia (CT) – Will Clarke (Drapac) has won the prologue individual time trial at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour for the second year in a row, again relegating Caleb Ewan (Orica-GreenEdge) to second spot on the podium. Clarke completed the 2.1km city-centre criterium in a time of 2:34.27 (49.1km/h average), beating Ewan by a...

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Latest Features

Bikes of the (future) bunch: Custom eTap builds

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, we feature three custom builds put together by Above Category with SRAM’s new wireless Red eTap groupset. For those that are unfamiliar with Above Category, it is a shop located in Sausalito, near San Francisco in California. Chad Nordwall is the owner and he has built his...

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Behind the stripes: An inside look at Fabian Cancellara and Trek’s training camp

Eurosport was the fly-on-the-wall during Trek-Segafredo’s training camp at the end of last season and created ‘Behind The Stripes’ part of their acclaimed Sports Insiders series. This 30-minute documentary, filmed in Spain’s Costa Blanca in December 2015, features an intimate and candid look at team meetings, interviews, on-board footage, and much more.

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Introducing the North/South Kit

Our great sport is littered with historic rivalries. One of our favourites: Fausto Coppi vs Gino Bartali; two Italians on the same team, with different legions of fans, preferring to battle each other rather than work together for the team. The Coppiani from the hard-working North and the Bartaliani from the more traditional south of...

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Viviani wins stage 2 of the Dubai Tour, takes overall lead; Van Dijk claims stage 3 of the Ladies Tour of Qatar; Kennaugh and Froome take Sky one-two at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour; Dan Martin claims first win in Etixx-QuickStep colours; The map-makers – Designing...

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Tech

Bikes of the (future) bunch: Custom eTap builds

In this edition of Bikes of the Bunch, we feature three custom builds put together by Above Category with SRAM’s new wireless Red eTap groupset. For those that are unfamiliar with Above Category, it is a shop located in Sausalito, near San Francisco in California. Chad Nordwall is the owner and he has built his...

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Electromagnetic wheel motors possible in theory, but unlikely in practice

Recent news coming out of the world cyclocross championships in Belgium last weekend has confirmed the first documented case of what the UCI refers to as technological fraud as well as one of the primary suspected methods — a small electric motor and battery, hidden inside the frame, that directly drives a bevel gear on...

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First-look review: Silca Super Pista and Impero pumps

There was a time when Silca’s Pista and SuperPista pumps were as common to road cycling as 32-spoke wheels. Established in 1917, Silca was a family-run business until the owners recently sold the company to Josh Poertner. Poertner has rejuvenated the brand with new world engineering and a proud made-in-Indianapolis ethos. That doesn’t mean he...

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Roadtripping

Thereabouts 2

Thereabouts 2

For those of you who missed the 24hr pre-screening of Thereabouts 2, you can now see it on Vimeo on Demand for a small donation that will go towards the making of next year’s Thereabouts 3 sequel. Just click play then “Watch Now” in the top right corner of the trailer. If you haven’t seen...

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Roadtripping Switzerland

Roadtripping Switzerland

  Few mountain ranges are more synonymous with road cycling than the French Alps – the Col du Galibier, Col d’Izoard, Alpe d’Huez, to name but a few of the Alps’ most famous climbs. But the Alps extend well beyond French borders and into several neighbouring countries, not least Switzerland. In the latest installment in...

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Roadtripping Iceland

Roadtripping Iceland

Four degrees Celsius in the middle of summer. Perpetual daylight that makes it difficult to sleep. Constant rain. Backpacks full of heavy camera equipment. Niggling injuries. Jason Stirling and David Fletcher from NorthSouth faced no shortage of challenges as they made their way around Iceland over the course of two weeks. And yet the story...

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Women's Cycling

Chloe Hosking’s stage four diary of Qatar: ‘This race was a great showcase of women’s cycling’

What a week it has been! With eight of the top 10 UCI teams having battled it out in the Qatari deserts, the 2016 road season is now well and truly underway. After Kirsten Wild (Team Hitec) won the first stage in a bunch sprint with ease, for a moment it looked like a fifth victory for her in...

Lisa’s Mum on mechanical doping and a whole new level of committing to the rut

Lisa Jacobs is a three-time Australian cyclocross champion, a lawyer and an all round nice person that helps set the tone for a welcoming women’s scene in the fledgling world of Australian cyclocross. However, sometimes in her blogs on ridehappy.com.au she lets out her alter ego, Lisa’s Mum, who steers clear of conventional wisdom and most...

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Chloe Hosking’s stage three diary of Qatar: ‘Today was my worst day in the desert ever’

The Tour of Qatar is sometimes considered a boring race, with fast stages, a compact peloton, together for the entire race, ending in a bunch sprint (and in the Ladies’ edition, it’s usually Kirsten Wild who wins). Yesterday’s stage proved the race can actually be really exciting and it’s the riders that make a race interesting or...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Lisa’s Mum on mechanical doping and a whole new level of committing to the rut

Lisa Jacobs is a three-time Australian cyclocross champion, a lawyer and an all round nice person that helps set the tone for a welcoming women’s scene in the fledgling world of Australian cyclocross. However, sometimes in her blogs on ridehappy.com.au she lets out her alter ego, Lisa’s Mum, who steers clear of conventional wisdom and most...

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Get ready for CX Worlds: Heckling 101 with Georgia Gould

The cyclocross season is wrapping up at the Cyclocross World Championships in Heusden-Zolder, Belgium this weekend. Whether you’re one of the 65,000 anticipated live spectators or among the thousands who will tune in from their TVs and computers, here are some heckling tips to sharpen your sideline jeering skills and get in the ‘cross spirit....

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Race photographers: Bike racing’s unsung heroes

We often talk about the awesome jobs that swannies, mechanics, directors, volunteers and race organisers do at bike races, but what about the photographers? Photographers are some of the unsung heroes of bike races. They stand around in all weather conditions, often start work at the crack of dawn, hussle with spectators, climb atop of...

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