Six reasons to attend the London Six Day

The opening event of the track series returns to the Lee Valley Velodrome – this is why you should go Promotional feature with Six Day Series As the 2018 road season comes to a conclusion, eyes will be turning to the indoor racers and particularly the popular Six Day series. This year’s indoor track event kicks off in London at the Lee Valley VeloPark from October 23-28. Some of the biggest riders in track cycling will be battling it out on the boards in the opening event of the series.…

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Cyclists branded ‘dangerous and selfish’ by councillor as bikes banned from city centre

The cabinet member for highways also called Deliveroo riders ‘idiots’ Friar Street in Worcester city centre, where bikes will be banned (Picture: Alamy Stock Photo) A county councillor has branded cyclists “dangerous and selfish” while supporting a plan to ban bikes from pedestrian areas. Cyclists will be banned from Worcester city centre in a move that has been welcomed by Worcestershire Country Council cabinet member for highways Councillor Alan Amos, reports Worcester News. The councillor said the ban is needed as “it is only a matter of time before somebody…

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Sir Bradley Wiggins to honour grass-roots volunteers at Cycling Weekly Awards

Cycling Weekly will be celebrating the best of British cycling at its inaugural awards night in central London this December. Sir Bradley Wiggins will be present to recognise the essential work of local volunteers who drive the sport at grass-roots level, and will present the Local Hero award. Ten awards will be presented on the night, recognising the best riders and achievements of 2018, from Grand Tour winners to the rising stars of the cycling scene and outstanding fundraising efforts. The Local Hero award, in association with Freewheel, will be…

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Rachel McKinnon becomes first transgender woman to win track world title

McKinnon took home the rainbow jersey at the UCI Master Track Cycling Worlds in Los Angeles Rachel McKinnon has entered the history books as the first transgender woman to win a cycling world title. McKinnon, who races both on the track and the road, won the women’s 35-44 sprint during the UCI Masters Track Cycling World Championships in Los Angeles on Sunday. Dr Rachel McKinnon was born a biological male but identifies as a trans woman and is a campaigner for trans rights. Many have congratulated the Canadian, who is…

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Theuns and Sunweb terminate contract early

Edward Theuns will leave Team Sunweb at the end of 2018 after mutually agreeing to terminate his contract with the German-registered squad. The Belgian has only been with the team for one year but cited differing approaches as the reason for the decision to leave. Theuns was brought into Sunweb for the spring Classics and as a support rider for Michael Matthews. He took sixth at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, where Matthews broke his shoulder in a crash, but struggled throughout many of the subsequent races. He ended his season quietly…

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Wanty-Groupe Gobert finish top of UCI Europe Tour rankings

Belgian Pro Continental team Wanty-Groupe Gobert have finished first in the UCI Europe Tour for the third year in a row. Related Articles The season-long competition for the tier of teams below the top-tier UCI WorldTour was won convincingly by the Belgian outfit from runner-up Cofidis and Androni Giocattoli-Sidermec in third place. With no promotion or relegation system between ‘leagues’ in cycling, the team will remain at Pro Continental level in 2019. However, the recently announced UCI reforms have revealed that the second-tier continental competitions will be replaced in 2020…

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Roy reveals how retirement plans went awry

Sylvain Chavanel wasn’t the only French breakaway specialist who retired after the Chrono des Nations on Sunday. Groupama-FDJ‘s Jérémy Roy also hung up his cleats after the French time trial in Les Herbiers – although he was supposed to have retired the previous weekend after Paris-Tours. In an interview with L’Equipe on Tuesday, Roy explained how his season was extended beyond Paris-Tours in order to help cover injuries on the team, although just a few weeks before he was due to retire, even Paris-Tours – Roy’s ‘home race’ – wasn’t…

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Pinarello launches triathlon-specific Bolide TR+

Pinarello have launched a triathlon-specific Bolide TR+ time trial bike, featuring disc brakes, updated carbon fibre and integrated storage for fluids and food, which double up to improve aerodynamic performance. Related Articles Used for the first time at the Kona Ironman Triathlon World Championships in Hawaii last weekend, former professional cyclist Cameron Wurf broke the record for the cycling section of the course by nearly three minutes, covering the 180 kilometres in 4:09:06. Pinarello say they have produced the Bolide TR+ with Torayca T1100G UD Dream Carbon, enabling the company…

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Vandenbroucke follows late father’s pathway to Lotto Soudal

Cameron Vandenbroucke has signed a contract to join the Lotto Soudal Ladies development team that will begin her cycling career in January 2019. It is the same programme that saw her late father Frank Vandenbroucke launch his cycling career back in 1994. Related Articles “People say that I look like my father when I’m on the bike,” Cameron said in a report on Sporza. “Our positions are similar, which is nice to hear, because I’m still very proud of my father.” Vandenbroucke, 19, will be one of three riders joining…

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Tour of Guangxi stage 1 highlights – Video

Dylan Groenewegen (LottoNL-Jumbo) opened the final race of the 2018 WorldTour with a sprint victory on Tuesday, taking out the stage 1 win at the Tour of Guangxi in China ahead of Max Walscheid (Team Sunweb) and Fabio Jakobsen (Quick-Step Floors). Related Articles The 107.4km stage in Beihai was animated in the early going by a six-rider move that included Silvain Dillier (AG2R La Mondiale), Andrey Grivko (Astana), Jay Thomson (Dimension Data), Marco Haller (Katusha-Alpecin), Pavel Sivakov (Team Sky) and Yusif Mirza (UAE Team Emirates). The leaders built an ultimate gap of…

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