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Unable to continue with its controversial founders, USA Pro Challenge struggles without them

The relationship between the USA Pro Challenge and its founders, the Schaden family, was always a complicated one. That was never more evident than on Friday, when the event’s CEO, Shawn Hunter, said in a press release that it would not be held in 2016 — the first year without the Schadens underwriting it. Hunter said […]


Commuter jeans reviewed: Levi’s vs. Osloh

When I look out the window I find another grey and wet winter morning. Temperatures are mild but the rain clouds are ever-present. I need to go downtown. There is no question as to how I’ll get there. They question is what I’ll be wearing. I have an appointment and errands to run. Lycra isn’t […]

2016 USA Pro Challenge cancelled, but intention is to return in 2017 and build a series of events

Although its organisers said last month the race would take place in 2016, appearing to end months of speculation, a reversal of that decision was announced on Friday. The 2.HC ranked event will undergo a hiatus this season, but CEO Shawn Hunter has said that it will return in 2017. “The timing and work involved […]

UCI carries out widespread checks for mechanical doping in France, promises ongoing examinations throughout 2016 and beyond

As the Femke Van den Driessche mechanical doping case heads toward a UCI disciplinary commission hearing, the governing body has stepped up its checks for hidden motors in bikes by examining almost 100 machines at a French race on Friday. A total of 90 bikes were scrutinised at the second stage of the La Méditerranéenne […]


Will Mark Cavendish’s Olympic track racing ambitions help or hinder his road season?

Mark Cavendish’s decision to combine road and track during the 2016 season – and, in doing so, to take on a very intense workload in chasing his aim of Tour de France, Olympic and world championship success – is undoubtedly a brave one. It’s also a gamble, a scattergun approach that will either seem him […]


Tour of Toowoomba cancelled for 2016, organisers hope for ‘bigger and better’ return in 2017

Organisers of the Tour of Toowoomba have confirmed that this year’s edition of the National Road Series (NRS) race will not take place, creating further uncertainty about the health and future of Australia highest level of domestic racing. The Tour of Toowoomba was set to open the 2016 men’s NRS season, from April 28 to […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Kristoff wins a second stage at the Tour of Qatar, Cavendish back into the overall lead; Daryl Impey wins his fifth South African time trial title; Boasson Hagen deflated after double puncture costs him the Tour of Qatar lead; Specialized announces layoffs and realignment; Why UCI […]


Zak Dempster on Sam Bennett’s sprint train: ‘You can’t click your fingers and make a lead-out work’

DOHA, Qatar (CT) – Irishman Sam Bennett is making inroads against the best sprinters as his Bora-Argon 18 team looks to emulate a world renowned lead-out train. The 25-year-old is currently racing at the Tour of Qatar with the backing of the German Pro Continental squad that includes Australian Zak Dempster, who skipped home nation […]

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Boasson Hagen wins stage three of the Tour of Qatar; Victory marks long-awaited return to form for Boasson Hagen; Cavendish: People are going to want echelons but we are not f***ing robots; UCI forwards cyclocross worlds mechanical doping case to disciplinary commission; Riders give thumbs up to […]


After UCI’s Katusha decision, what next for Paolini?

The situation surrounding Luca Paolini’s positive test for cocaine at last year’s Tour de France is undoubtedly a complicated one. Tuesday’s decision by the UCI’s Disciplinary Commission, to waive a potential suspension of the Katusha team over the positive cases involving Luca Paolini and Eduard Vorganov, prompted a fair amount of questions — and debate. […]