Tour de France

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 […]


Commentary: ASO, UCI, and getting onstage with Beyoncé

With the start of the Tour de San Luis and Santos Tour Down Under, the off season has officially drawn to a close for professional cycling. Team-building exercises are over, Peter Sagan has packed up his Danny Zuko costume, and in what is becoming as predictable as yet another Who farewell tour, the ASO and UCI are […]


Velon underlines backing for AIGCP, UCI in WorldTour reform, while hints of frustration amongst riders emerge

Commenting on last week’s declaration by ASO that it will remove the Tour de France plus its other events from the UCI WorldTour, the Velon teams’ association has said that it remains committed to the WorldTour reforms that are at the root of the dispute. On Friday Tour organiser ASO said that it would move […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Edmondson, Bullen win at the 118th Austral Wheelrace; ASO to withdraw Tour de France and other events from UCI WorldTour calendar; UCI says it ‘remains committed to WorldTour reforms’ despite ASO’s rejection; Study finds US$161 million economic impact of Richmond Worlds; Michael Matthews to target […]


ASO to withdraw Tour de France and other events from UCI WorldTour calendar

Tour de France organisers ASO have effectively plunged the sport into chaos with the news that they have decided to remove all their events from the UCI’s WorldTour calendar, effective 2017. The move comes after the UCI recently implemented its WorldTour reforms and underlines ASO’s resistance to the three year licences implemented for teams and […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Report: China’s richest man Jianlin may try to purchase the three Grand Tours; Testing Chris Froome: Q&A with Dr. Jeroen Swart on Tour winner’s lab results, his conclusions and what comes next; Teams start naming their lineups for Santos Tour Down Under; UCI says agreement has been […]


Report: China’s richest man looking to purchase the three Grand Tours?

ASO has for years been the big fish amongst race organisers, running the top events and also having sizeable influence in the direction of the sport. It owns the Tour de France, the Vuelta a España plus many other major races, and resisted the UCI over the introduction of the ProTour, and more recently, the […]


In a week when Team Novo Nordisk meets the Pope and ASO, long term Tour de France focus continues

It’s been quite a week for Team Novo Nordisk’s Phil Southerland. On Tuesday the team CEO and co-founder, plus Senior Vice President of Athletics Vassili Davidenko, met with ASO about the team’s goal of riding the Tour de France. On Wednesday, the duo and rider Javier Megias chatted with Pope Francis at the Vatican. One […]

Thomas believes a Tour de France win is ‘a lot more achievable’ after 2015 performance

Chris Froome is the undoubted top rider at Team Sky heading towards the 2016 Tour de France, not least because of his two career wins in the race, but another who believes final yellow on the Champs Elysees might be within reach is Geraint Thomas. Thomas, who helped Froome win his second Tour this July, […]


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vincenzo Nibali wins Il Lombardia with stunning downhill attack; Tom Boonen wins Sparkassen Münsterland Giro; Jan Bakelants takes solo victory in the Giro del Piemonte; Alexis Gougeard wins the Tour de l’Eurometropole; Neil van der Ploeg claims stage 2 ITT of the Tour of China […]