Politics

Bikes and Brexit: What does the UK’s departure from the EU mean for cycling?

Regardless of how anyone feels about the result of the Brexit referendum last week, nobody can honestly say they fully understand what the UK’s imminent withdrawal from the European Union (EU) actually means. Particularly given the structural de-coupling of Britain from the EU will not take place for at least two years, at which time …

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Stars-and-stripes saga: The backstory behind Greg Daniel’s missing national champion’s jersey

Over Memorial Day weekend, 21-year-old Greg Daniel shocked the favorites with an emphatic victory at the U.S. national road championship. Almost a month later, he’s still without a team-issue stars-and-stripes jersey. Why? The answer is a convoluted story of jersey-design rules and interpretations, between his Axeon Hagens Berman team, USA Cycling, and the UCI. Daniel had looked forward …

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Why Cycling Australia removed two events from the NRS calendar (and why it’s reviewing the series)

With the Subaru National Road Series (NRS) currently on a mid-season break, Cycling Australia last week announced the start of a “comprehensive review” of the series. In the same announcement the national body also revealed that two upcoming events — the Tour of the Murray River and the Tour of Gippsland — would be removed …

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A chat with Richard Bowen, Australian Cyclists Party candidate at the Victorian State Election

Victorians head to the polls tomorrow to vote in the state election. One of the smaller parties vying for seats in the upper house (the Legislative Council) is the Australian Cyclists Party. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef caught up with candidate Richard Bowen to learn more about the Australian Cyclists Party, how he views the …

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How Tinkov’s Grand Tour Challenge could prove costly for cycling

The idea may be on hold for 2015, but Oleg Tinkov is determined to keep pushing the sport’s top riders to eventually accept his proposed Grand Tour Challenge. Under the plan, the Russian Tinkoff-Saxo team owner would put up one million euro to be shared amongst 2014 Tour winner Vincenzo Nibali, 2013 Tour winner and …

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Should the Oceania Tour and Asia Tour be merged?

As little as nine years ago there were 29 race days on the UCI Oceania Tour. Last year there were just seven. In the same period the Asia Tour had 154 days of racing and the Europe Tour had 610. And this weekend, the Oceania Road Championships take place in Toowoomba, marking the end of …

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The UCI Oceania Tour explained

The 2014 Oceania Road Championships are being held in Toowoomba, Queensland this weekend, bringing this year’s Oceania Tour to a close … even though it’s only February. So what is the Oceania Tour? Jono Lovelock explains.

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Is Gerry Ryan the right man for the Cycling Australia presidency?

Cycling Australia announced yesterday that Gerry Ryan, one of Australia’s most successful businessmen and the owner of GreenEDGE Cycling, has been elected as the national body’s president. Few would question Mr. Ryan’s commitment to and the support he’s provided for Australian cycling in the past 20 years. But is he the right man for the …

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Cookson ousts McQuaid as UCI president

Britain’s Brian Cookson was elected president of the International Cycling Union (UCI) after beating incumbent Pat McQuaid at the end of a protracted election process on Friday.

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What you need to know about the UCI election (part two)

It’s only a few weeks until the UCI presidential election in Tuscany and the story around the vote has been morphing and evolving almost every day in recent months. We’ve put together a short series of articles to help you make sense of the election and in this second instalment we look at the two …

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