Interviews

Italians Visconti, Gasparotto discuss signing with Bahrain-Merida

Next season will see several big changes in the UCI WorldTour, with Tinkoff and IAM Cycling folding, Dimension Data possibly dropping down to Pro Continental status, and several other teams eyeing the vacant spots. One of these teams, almost certain to take a place in the 2017 WorldTour, is Bahrain-Merida. The formation of the team has …

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Caleb Ewan signals good form ahead of Road World Championships

After a couple of near-misses at last week’s Tour of Britain, Caleb Ewan (Orica-BikeExchange) finally got what he was looking for in the race’s final stage: a sprint victory. Ewan outkicked Dutch champion Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) and former Belgian champion Jens Debusschere (Lotto Soudal) to take his fifth win of the season. As Daniel Ostanek …

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Colorado-bound: Greg Henderson signs with UnitedHealthcare

He turned 40 years of age on Saturday but Greg Henderson has signed up for at least another year in the peloton, inking a contract with the UnitedHealthcare team and planning a relocation to the U.S. Henderson had earlier told CyclingTips that he would be ending his time with Lotto-Soudal, the Belgian team with which …

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Room to grow: With an eye on the WorldTour, Evan Huffman to return with Rally in 2017

Drayton Valley, in central Alberta, is about as far removed from Kazakhstan as imaginable. The rural town has a population of around 7,000, and its landscape is dominated by pick-up trucks, oil fields and pump jacks. Hockey and curling rule at the Ominplex, the community’s showcase sports complex. But the hamlet 135 miles southwest of …

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Why Dimension Data’s place in the WorldTour is under threat

Going into the 2016 Tour de France, few could have predicted that Dimension Data would come out of the race with five stage wins, four of them to Mark Cavendish. And yet that’s exactly what happened, the African-registered team leaving Le Tour as arguably the most impressive squad behind overall winners Team Sky. Those five …

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Matt Goss, on retirement: I guess I fell out of love with cycling

Paris-Brussels winner at 22, Giro d’Italia stage winner by 23 and Milan-San Remo champion at 24: Matt Goss was ahead of the curve early on in his cycling career, and also reached its ending sooner than many would have initially anticipated. On Thursday, aged just 29, the Tasmanian and his One Pro Cycling team announced …

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Jingle Cross: Meet the pediatric surgeon who launched the UCI’s newest cyclocross World Cup event

“Brain damage.” That’s the short answer John Meehan gives when asked how a pediatric surgeon, based in Seattle, came to be the race director of an Iowa City cyclocross event that will make its debut as part of the Telenet UCI Cyclocross World Cup on September 24. The longer version? Dr. Meehan, a former runner …

Rob Power on his return to racing: ‘Everything is feeling good and I’m enjoying being back’

A stellar 2014 season in the U23 ranks confirmed Rob Power as one of Australia’s most promising up-and-coming riders. A lengthy stint on the sidelines due to injury seemed to disrupt his rise through the ranks but now, at the Tour of Britain, Power is back amongst it. Daniel Ostanek caught up with the 21-year-old …

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After Alberta victory, the waiting game begins for Robin Carpenter

Now the waiting game begins for Robin Carpenter. Two years after breaking through with a solo stage win at the USA Pro Challenge, Carpenter, 24, further solidified his advancing career with the overall title Monday at the Tour of Alberta. It was the best-yet result for Carpenter, whose 2016 season has also included overall victory …

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Faces of the Future: Colin Joyce, 2016 Tour of Alberta stage winner

American Colin Joyce has been winning bike races for nearly a decade, but the UCI 2.1 Tour of Alberta is a far different animal than junior age-group time trial and road race titles in minuscule fields at the Utah state championship. No one knows the difference more than Joyce. The just-turned 22-year-old from Pocatello, Idaho, claimed his …

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