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Questions remain for Team GB in Rio

With the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro looming, tough decisions may lie ahead for the Great Britain endurance team. Heavy hitters Bradley Wiggins and Mark Cavendish look to leave their mark in the games which is only a few months away and repeat their great performance in 2008. But, with injuries hampering the team and uncertainty with team selection, could there be trouble in paradise? Team Pursuit coach Heik ...

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Jens Voigt to race Chris Boardman (kinda)

German professional cyclist Jens Voigt looks forward to breaking the iconic “hour record” set by Czech Rider in a Swiss cycling arena on coming 18 September. The current highest mileage hour record was set by Chris Boardman in 1996 when he rode 56.375km using the now outlawed “Superman positioning technique”. In 2005, Ondrej Sosenka set the current record of 49.700 km using still lawful cycling methods. Voi ...

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A Future British Hero?

All cycling eyes recently have been on the Yellow Jersey chase in France and the Velodrome in Glasgow, Chris Froome and Mark Cavendish both exited the Tour de France early on and although Sir Bradley got Silver at the Commonwealth Games, everyone had hoped for Gold and a triumphant return to the track….. Whilst the above were taking place there was something else going on in the cycling world. It was the B. ...

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Wiggins gets silver at Glasgow

Bradley Wiggins missed out on getting a gold medal of this year's Commonwealth Games in Glasgow by would could be seen as a disappointing margin of five seconds.  Australia beat England into second place silver, but being the optimistic fellows that we are we'd say that silver on the track at a major games is a pretty damned good achievement for a rider who has been concentrating on the very different disci ...

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Commonwealth Games 2014 FULL Cycling schedule

The 2014 Commonwealth Games are finally here!  We acknowledge that there are lots of sports on offer, but we know that the only sport you really care about is the Cycling, so here's the full schedule for cycling events at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.  Don't say we don't love ya! We couldn't possibly recommend which channel  you choose to watch this world-class cycling, mostly because we don't kno ...

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The Rwandan cyclists bringing something special to Glasgow

Ruhengeri is gorilla country, 100 kilometres away from Rwanda’s capital, Kigali, where tourists flock each year to see the mountain apes in their natural habitat. It is a cycling country, home to an unlikely sporting fairy tale, which will weave its way to the Commonwealth Games in two weeks. Team Rwanda gets much support from the audience and are treated as heroes, though they will likely leave Glasgow wit ...

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Cav to miss the Commonwealth games – nation gutted

Mark Cavendish riding out of the Isle of Man, is set to miss 6 weeks of competition due to injuries sustained from a crash in stage one of the Tour. The injuries, while non-life threatening, are serious enough to put him out of commission for longer than he would like. "It's worse than I was hoping," opined the injured Manxman. Following an x-ray, it is apparent that Cavendish has injured every ligament sur ...

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Derby’s New Venue… I’m getting excited now

A new purpose built sporting venue is opening in six months, not fifteen miles away from where I am right now. If it had been built five years ago I would have been vaguely interested, but as I am now a cycle mad (or should that be a mad cyclist) Mamil, I am really excited about it.......... What is it? A Velodrome and its opening in Derby..... it gets even more interesting though. The current 'hour' record ...

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Revolution Track Series Expands Again, Adds London Second Date

The Revolution Track Series has, for the third season in a row, grown. The series announced Monday that the 2014-15 season would include six rounds including October and February events in London. The London rounds will take place at the Lee Valley VeloPark, originally constructed for the 2012 Olympic Games. With a capacity of 6,000, Lee Valley is the largest velodrome to be part of the Revolution Series. R ...

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Sir Chris Hoy Calls Out Commonwealth Couple

When Laura Trott was named to represent Team England, she showed the exuberance of a child waking up on the morning of Christmas. She remarked at her being included to Team England. “I’m delighted to be representing England at the Commonwealth Games in August. Nothing beats putting on national kit and competing for your home nation. I’ll try my best to do everyone proud.” But, that exuberance changed to a k ...

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