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The weekly spin: The fallacy of a season long WorldTour narrative

The 2018 UCI WorldTour calendar came to a close Sunday with the final stage of the Tour of Guangxi. Do you know who won the stage? Do you...

UCI announces 2018 rule changes including eight-man teams for Grand Tours, 176 rider peloton limit for all races

The UCI’s Professional Cycling Council (PCC) announced a number of rule changes following its second meeting of the year Tuesday in Genev...

Remembering Super Prestige Pernod, the season-long battle for title of best rider in the world

Perfection, in the game of Jenga, where you pile brick upon brick to build a tower, comes just before the final brick is added. The diffi...

UCI announces reformed points system for 2017 and beyond, will reward more riders in events

Taking measures to try to simplify the calculation of world ranking points, the UCI has announced that both the general UCI World Ranking...

Dimension Data set to remain in WorldTour as UCI increases maximum number of teams

The possibility that Team Dimension Data could lose its place in the WorldTour in 2017 is fading after the UCI confirmed that a maximum o...

Opinion: 11 suggestions the UCI should implement to improve the WorldTour

There has been much debate in recent years about the future direction of the sport and how to make cycling stronger and more stable for t...

Lachlan Morton to ride with Dimension Data in 2017

Australian climbing sensation Lachlan Morton will return to the European peloton in 2017 after signing a contract with Dimension Data, se...

Is the Amgen Tour of California caught in a battle between the UCI, ASO, and China’s richest man?

When AEG announced the teams lineup for the 2016 Amgen Tour of California, which included 10 of the sport’s 17 WorldTour teams, initial r...

UCI hails high demand from organisers for future WorldTour licences

The UCI’s planned WorldTour reforms have the stated intention of increasing stability within the sport, granting licences for longer than...

Dimension Data gets its date in front of UCI Licence Commission; Cookson feels team is logical choice for WorldTour place

The team has already made clear that it is ready and willing to step up to the WorldTour level if it is asked. Now, nearing the end of th...

Ryder: Team Dimension Data is physically and financially ready to go WorldTour

His team’s name was missing this week from the list of those applying for WorldTour licences, but its fans need fear not; MTN-Qhubeka, so...

MTN-Qhubeka may wait until 2017 season for WorldTour licence goal

Although the MTN-Qhubeka team previously said that it would ideally like to step up to WorldTour level next season, general manager Brian...

Reactions to minimum wage and contract violations

Responding to a recent feature by CyclingTips which documented cases where riders had been required to either race for free or for a pric...

The Week in Bike #44 - Interview Season

There was some great 'cross racing this week, but on the road side, things have really. slowed. down. As rider interviews begin to domina...

How UCI minimum wage regulations are being broken

Officially speaking, cycling is a fully professional sport with minimum wage levels for WorldTour and Pro Continental teams, regulations ...

UCI to scrutinize Astana over EPO positives of Iglinskiy brothers, may fine team for missing Beijing

The positive tests for EPO recorded by both Maxim and Valentin Iglinskiy have caused their Astana team to miss the Tour of Beijing due to...

UCI confirms Alonso’s FACT team won’t apply for a 2015 racing licence

Following on from reports casting doubt on Fernando Alonso’s FACT team taking out a licence for the 2015 season, the UCI has confirmed th...

With Contador out, WorldTour leader Valverde won’t ride Tour of Beijing

Following confirmation Monday that Alberto Contador, his sole challenger for the 2014 WorldTour title, won’t ride the Tour of Beijing, Al...

Valverde set to win WorldTour competition as Contador confirms he’ll miss Beijing

Having crashed hard in the finale of yesterday’s Il Lombardia, Alberto Contador has renounced his planned participation in the Tour of Be...