Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Team Colombia riders owed 2015 wages will finally receive money this month; Peraud has no memory of Giro crash; Kimmage: In disturbing times for Nicolas Roche and cycling, has the landscape after Lance Armstrong really changed?; Powless defends, Abott takes over USA Cycling Pro Road Tour lead; UCI lifts provsional […]


Hidden motors: Seven things to know about the UCI’s battle against technological fraud

The furore over the first-discovered use of a hidden motor in competition has shown the threat facing the sport of cycling. Doping has been a challenge for many years. Now, safeguarding against so-called technological fraud is also a huge concern. The UCI has the task of ensuring that Femke Van den Driessche is both the […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Lizzie Armitstead extends contract with Boels-Dolmans for two years; Class over kilos: The promising return of Carlos Betancur; Hidden motors: UCI defends current testing protocol; WADA suspends the accreditation of the Bloemfontein Laboratory; Vuelta announces wildcard teams; The team tipping point theory; Dave Brailsford: ‘Leicester City triumph is just a […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Carthy wins overall at Tour of Asturias, Moreno takes final stage; Leaked notes reveal that UCI will restart disc brake trial in June; Jack Haig’s Diary: ‘The WorldTour is no joke’; Stephen Ettinger Diary: Time traveling; Van Avermaet extends with BMC team; Hidden Heroes: road captains and domestiques – […]


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In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Izaguirre wins snowy Tour of Romandie prologue; Greipel wins crazy third stage in Tour of Turkey; Hidden motors: Van den Dreissche banned for six years, stripped of European and Belgian Under 23 titles; Opinion: How the UCI and manufacturers collectively bungled the disc brake trial; Seven talking points from the […]


Former pro Bobbie Traksel gaining traction in UCI Athletes’ Commission

Editor’s note: This is an excerpt from a longer piece, written by Steve Maxwell and Joe Harris, who run The Outer Line, a site focusing on the sport’s governance and business models. Read the full article here. Between 2000 and 2014, Dutchman Bobbie Traksel had a long and distinguished pro cycling career, with victories at the U23 Tour of Flanders, Driedaagse […]

Opinion: How the UCI and manufacturers collectively bungled the disc brake trial

There’s been no shortage of controversy when it comes to disc brakes and professional road racing. After a long, drawn-out deliberation on whether the technology would be considered at the highest level of the sport, the sport’s governing body, the UCI, finally settled on a trial period during which the merits of disc brakes would be evaluated. […]


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In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: McClay wins GP de Denain; Johansson wins Euskal Emakumeen, stage 1; By the numbers: What it takes to win Paris-Roubaix; UCI makes it official: disc brake use is suspended pending further talks; Eddy Merckx: Disc brakes too dangerous for racing; How to beat the dreaded post race […]


UCI suspends usage of disc brakes after Ventoso’s Roubaix injury

In the wake of an accident which left Paris-Roubaix participation Fran Ventoso with a serious leg laceration, the UCI has reportedly taken the move to suspend the use of disc brakes in the peloton. According to Norwegian publication Procycling.no, the governing body has decided to put the equipment on the sideline pending a review of […]


Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the CT Daily News Digest: Hayman on his extraordinary Paris-Roubaix win: ‘There is no way I expected it would end up like this’; McCabe wins Sunset Loop as Dal-Cin snatches GC victory from Acevedo at Redlands Classic ; Meet Sepp Kuss, revelation of the 2016 Redlands Classic; Redlands Rider Diary Stage […]