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Joaquim Rodriguez makes final decision to retire, committing to a Bahrain-Merida staff role

Having announced his retirement after the 2016 Olympic Games but then indicating that he may continue competing in 2017 with the Bahrain Merida team, Joaquim Rodriguez has finally made the decision that he is done with professional competition. The Spaniard confirmed his definite retirement on Friday, saying that he will work as part of the …

No positive doping tests at 2016 Tour de France

The announcement one week ago by the Vuelta a España organisers Unipublic that there were zero anti-doping positives in this year’s race led to some wondering why there was silence from the UCI and Tour de France organisers ASO in relation to the 2016 Tour. The French race takes place weeks before the Spanish event …

Your Friday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: British Cycling investigation cleared Sutton of eight of nine charges; British government to bail out UK sport after shortfall; Herning to host 2017 European Road Cycling Championships; Geraint Thomas calls Wiggins’ TUE controversy a grey area; Storey says British Cycling controversies not a distraction; Gerrans to race Herald Sun Tour; …

Your Thursday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: UCI insists no reduction to team sizes in 2017; Jack Bobridge on retiring at 27: ‘At the end of the day health comes first’; One less WorldTour team in 2017? Rider agent ‘very concerned’ about Chinese team TJ Sport; Velon creating new race series; Stefan Schumacher signs with Kuwait-Cartucho.es; Kenyan cyclist …

UCI insists no reduction to team sizes in 2017

Contradicting the fait accompli announcement made by the Grand Tour organisers plus Flanders Classics on November 25, the UCI has told professional squads and other stakeholders that team sizes will not be reduced for 2017 events. Last month Tour de France and Vuelta a España organiser ASO, Giro d’Italia organiser RCS Sport and Flanders Classics …

Your Wednesday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Marianne Vos to return to cyclocross this month; Paralympian Michael Gallagher opens up about his EPO doping: ‘It’s a good thing I got caught’; Future of TJ Sport team uncertain; Doctor presents controversial article on dehydration and climbing power; Niels Albert on van Aert form and a Nys comeback; Tom …

The First Annual Mark Gunter Photography Awards

Mark Gunter (June 10, 1974 – November 29, 2015) was a widely respected photographer in cycling and his loss has been felt by many. To commemorate Mark's contribution to the community and to let his name continue to honour his passion and the best cycling photographs of each year, we are excited announce the inaugural Mark Gunter Photographer of the Year Awards of 2016.

Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Race radios, gran fondos, one-day licenses, and more: USA Cycling announces policy and operational changes for 2017; Azevedo replaces Ekimov as Katusha general manager; Laura Kenny critical of omnium format changes; Wout van Aert happy with current form, despite criticism; Dwars door Vlaanderen adding cobbles, shifting date in 2018; Lotto …

Race radios, gran fondos, one-day licenses, and more: USA Cycling announces policy and operational changes for 2017

USA Cycling has announced several policy and operational changes for 2017. Among them are fee adjustments for members and event organizers, enhanced membership options, and rule modifications — including reintroducing the use of race radios for elite category road events. With the implementation of an overhauled IT system, USA Cycling is also launching a new membership …

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