Rider Interview: It's December and the BMC (soon to be CCC) team is in Spain training for next season, so it must be time to catch up with Belgian Superstar, Greg Van Avermaet. Alastair Hamilton, our man on the Costa Blanca, was at the CCC team launch to hear all about the 2018 season and next year with the new Polish backed team.
Lowdown: Britain's Mark Cavendish has won the Olympic medal he so wanted, although it is not the color of metal he so desired it is still a medal, but at what cost? Lee Rodgers takes a look at the Olympic omnium and the general deportment of Mr. Cavendish. Not so much of a race analysis, but more of a closer inspection of the Manx Missile's psychology.
Racing in their national colors, Rally Cycling’s Jasmin Glaesser and Kirsti Lay helped the Canadian Women’s Team Pursuit squad win bronze at the Rio Olympics. One of the pre-race favorites, the Canadian team was comprised of Glaesser, Lay, Allison Beveridge, and Georgia Simmerling.
Canada won its first cycling medal of the Rio Olympics on Saturday, with a bronze medal in the Women's Team Pursuit. The team of Allison Beveridge, Jasmin Glaesser, Kirsti Lay and Georgia Simmerling beat New Zealand with a time of four minutes and 14.627 seconds for 4000 metres, which is a new Canadian record.
The Olympic Games are well and truly underway, how can we tell? There is a cart load of controversy, accusations and sniping... Lee Rodgers, not a man to walk away from that kind of thing, has his two-penneth worth on the backstage events to clarify some points and stir the pot of Olympic shambolism.
Aug 11, 2016 - Kristin Armstrong and Fabian Cancellara took the Olympic time trial titles, an old riders sport? We have all the reports, quotes and results. Lots of other cycling news: The Tour de l'Ain stage 1 report and result, Madrid Challenge by la Vuelta, team, rider and race news and Greg Van Avermaet downloads his Rio Strava data.
Olympic Race Report: Fabian Cancellara (Switzerland) turned the clock back eight years today in Rio, taking the Olympic Time Trial championship for the second time – to add to his Beijing triumph. His power, pace judgement and bike handling unmatched on a damp day over a tough, testing parcours beside the Atlantic.
Yesterday the women’s road race was scheduled at the Olympic Games in Rio. Six riders from the Lotto Soudal Ladies team were selected for their country. Just like the men’s race it became a thrilling finale, unfortunately overshadowed by a severe crash of Annemiek van Vleuten. At the end the Dutch rider Anna van der Breggen could put on the gold medal at Copacabana Beach.