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Froome says ‘yeah, why not’

Chris Froome, the 29 year old champion from Britain, is showing his willingness to compete in Tour de France 2015, though earlier he had hinted that he is more likely to compete in the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a Espana. Next years’ tour was described as a “tough test” by this 2013 champion, when the tour route was announced in October. Froome, the Captain of Team Sky, who is currently training in South Afri ...

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Contador coulda carked it

The Spanish star, Alberto Contador, is anything but resentful about crashing out of 2014’s Tour de France because he believes it could have been worse: he might have died. After breaking his right tibia (shinbone) during the 10th stage of the tour, and continuing to ride for nearly 20km, Contador eventually gave up. When asked about it, he said “When I think I was going 77kmph at the time and I only broke m ...

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Tannus solid tyres – an HONEST review

Like all humans who like to use pedals I live in fear of a menace whose name it is forbidden to mention on group rides, a terror that can strike on any road surface anywhere in the world. Yes, the ‘P’ word, the P-fairy (hmm, I never realised how wrong that sounds). P to the uncture. Flatties, unscheduled pressurizations, unplanned rubber ventilation, I’m afraid we can’t hide behind any of these names for th ...

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Vegetation welcome on the Thames, cyclists are not

The (estimated) £175m Garden bridge over the Thames, designed by Thomas Heatherwick, has finally been given clearance, but it has been confirmed that cycling will be banned on the crossing - they will be allowed to walk their bike across. The planning application was approved by the Westminster Council in a meeting of Planning Application Committee on the 2nd of December. Councilors at the meeting voted in ...

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Blackpool pavement pedallers get free confidence courses

25 people were stopped by the Police on Whitegate drive, in Blackpool, for cycling on pavements. Police will continue to target the particular area until the end of the month. PC Steve Jones (Community Manager for Talbot), said that all these people were given a warning that they would be fined with £100 if caught again, and were offered a place on a cycling course, run by the Blackpool council. He added “E ...

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Wiggins to pound the pavé

It has been reaffirmed that Bradley Wiggins is concentrating on his training for Paris-Roubaix and the hour record before he returns to the track in 2015. For now, the world time trial champion is competing at the track World Cup in London this weekend in order to focus on training with Team Sky for his final races. He has made no effort to hide his wish to win the Paris-Roubaix in 2015. It was confirmed by ...

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Northwave Fahrenheit GTX (Gore-Tex) Winter Road Shoes review

I bought my Northwave Fahrenheit February 2013  and have worn nothing else since.  I think the purchase of these boots still constitutes the largest amount of money I've ever spend on one 'thing' for cycling, and it was worth it more than anything else I've bought, possibly more than some bikes I've owned! Prior to buying these boots I spent at least a few seasons messing about with various socks and oversh ...

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Team Sky had a lovely day, and didn’t home empty handed.

They were almost there; so close that they could almost taste victory had they stuck their tongues out. Team Sky would have won their second consecutive bronze in the World Team Time Trial in Ponferrada had it not been for the defending champions, Omega Pharma – Quickstep getting to the finish just two measly seconds. But say what you want, this is the clash of the gods and every second counts. Team Sky per ...

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Laura will trot all the way to glory!

One of the weirdest feelings and dilemmas in the sporting world is competing with your teammates in an international event; having experienced a plethora of emotions together, things are obviously messy when you want to whizz by past one of your best friends in a time trial, but oh well – c’est la vie! Laura Trott feels that only bragging rights are at stake in such situations and that everybody’s main aim ...

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Alex Dowsett is now a Movi-star!

Nothing beats UCI Rad World Championship time trial preparations like finding out that you just scored a three year contract with Movistar – the Spanish Would Tour team. Except bacon; bacon beats everything! But congratulations, Alex Dowsett on bouncing back from missing the Tour de France spot and winning the Commonwealth gold in Glasgow; you are truly a time trial god! (So please bless us with a lifetime ...

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