Sagan cleared over Tour DSQ, Uran nearly returned to Sky: Daily News Digest

Sagan and UCI settle legal dispute, UCI to make changes to commissaire system; Uran: I was close to returning to Team Sky; Team Sky signs Basso, confirms roster of 30 for 2018; Expanded Tour de Yorkshire route announced, includes first-ever summit finish; Ag2r La Mondiale unveils team colours for 2018; Coros launches Omni Smart helmet; Lightweight announces revamped Meilenstein Disc carbon wheelset; Australian motorist fined $400 in breach of one metre rule; Video: How to descend; Video: LederBROsen – Danny MacAskill and Martin Söderström do Germany

Sagan and UCI settle legal dispute, UCI to make changes to commissaire system

In a move which may have considerable consequences in future events, the UCI has announced that it is to ramp up the use of video evidence when assessing incidents in races. The news comes as the governing body and Bora-hansgrohe settled their legal dispute arising from world champion Peter Sagan’s disqualification from the Tour de …

Uran: I was close to returning to Team Sky

Left in shock in August with the news that Cannondale-Drapac’s expected new title sponsorship had fallen through, Rigoberto Uran has said that he was close to returning to Team Sky. It is a move that would have decimated his chances to try to improve on his second overall in this year’s Tour de France. “I …

Team Sky signs Basso, confirms roster of 30 for 2018

Many teams are downsizing due to the drop in the size of squads in Grand Tours and other races, but Team Sky has opted for the maximum number of 30 riders for 2018. The British squad announced the signing of Leonardo Basso on Tuesday, saying that he would be the final rider to join the …

Expanded Tour de Yorkshire route announced, includes first-ever summit finish

Upgrading from three stages to four, the route of the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire was confirmed by organisers ASO on Tuesday and will see the race take in 169 villages, towns and cities between the start and finish. The race begins on May 3 with an undulating 182 kilometre race from Beverley to Doncaster. Stage …

Ag2r La Mondiale unveils team colours for 2018

Tweaking its white, blue and brown colour scheme for next season, the Ag2r La Mondiale squad has unveiled a new look for 2018. The French team revealed the racing kit on Tuesday, with double Tour de France podium finisher Romain Bardet displaying the redesign. “A top-tier pro cycle team has to review its positions constantly, …

Coros launches Omni Smart helmet

Coros debuted its Linx smart helmet last year, equipped with integrated *bone conduction headphones* and a built-in microphone that allowed riders to listen to music, take calls, or hear smartphone-powered turn-by-turn directions, all without shutting out ambient noise. The company is now following up on that initial effort with a new Omni model. Omni incorporates …

Lightweight announces revamped Meilenstein Disc carbon wheelset

In an effort to keep up with ever-evolving preferences in road tires, Lightweight has announced an updated version of its premium Meilenstein Disc carbon wheelset. The key change is an increase in external rim width, from 20mm to 24mm, for a better aerodynamic match when using 25-32mm tires, according to Lightweight. Depth remains the same …

Australian motorist fined $400 in breach of one metre rule

In what is thought to be the first such case in Western Australia, a driver has been fined $400 and given four penalty points after breaking the new one metre passing rule. According to Perth Now, the cyclist involved in the case said that the Toyota Land Cruiser entered into the bike land as it …

Video: How to descend

Eurosport analyses Vincenzo Nibali’s skill while sharing descending tips.

Video: LederBROsen – Danny MacAskill and Martin Söderström do Germany

More stunning bike antics from Danny MacAskill who, along with his friend Martin Söderström, dazzle in this video.