UCI introduces host of changes including approval of disc brakes, steps towards gender equality & mass Worlds event

Combined UCI World Championships The UCI didn’t stop there. It also intends to bring the diverse cycling disciplines together for a combined World Championships, every four years from 2023. The 17 to 19 day celebration of cycling will take place in a pre-Olympic year and will group together World Championship events for: road, mountain bike (cross-country Olympic, cross-country marathon and downhill), track, BMX racing, urban cycling (BMX freestyle park, trials and mountain bike eliminator), para-cycling road, para-cycling track, indoor cycling (artistic cycling and cycle-ball) and gran fondo. It’s suggested that…

UCI moves to ban Tramadol in-competition use and introduces revised rules for low cortisol

Governing body will prevent riders from competing if they show low levels of cortisol The UCI has announced that it will ban the use of the analgesic Tramadol from in-competition use from 2019. Pain-killer Tramadol has been was shown as recently as last week in a World Anti-Doping Agency report to be widely used among professional road riders, with numerous cases of anecdotal evidence over recent years of riders using the drug during races. Due to it’s possible side-effects of “dizziness, loss of alertness, drowsiness, or physical dependency and risks…

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Benefits of cycle commutes highlighted on Clean Air day

Outdoor pollution is linked to around 40,000 deaths a year, and children breath in 30 per cent more The benefits of choosing to commute by bike have been highlighted as the nation celebrates “Clean Air” day. The 24-hour period is dedicated to focusing on reducing current levels of pollution was introduced in 2017, with support from the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. This year the day coincides with the revelation that not only does outdoor pollution contribute to 40,000 annual deaths, but children are being exposed to 30 per…

Viviani takes first leader’s jersey at Adriatica Ionica Race

Three weeks after capping off a successful Giro d’Italia, Elia Viviani is back on the top step of the podium as the first leader of the inaugural Adriatica Ionica Race. The Italian was first across the line ahead of his Quick-Step Floors teammates as they won the opening team time trial in Lido di Jesolo on Wednesday. Related Articles “It’s a beautiful way to open Adriatica Ionica, one which gives us confidence for what’s to come this week,” Viviani said in a team press release. The Quick-Step Floors team of…

Hinault calls for peloton to strike if Chris Froome takes part in Tour de France

Bernard Hinault has called for the peloton to go on strike if Chris Froome takes part in the Tour de France, which gets underway on July 7. Froome returned a positive test for salbutamol en route to victory at last year’s Vuelta a España, but as salbutamol is a specified substance, the Team Sky rider is free to race until the case is resolved. Related Articles “The peloton should put its foot down and go on strike saying: ‘If he’s at the start, we’re not starting!’” Hinault told Ouest France.…

Watch USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships on Cyclingnews

The USA Cycling Pro Road National Championships kicks off this weekend in Knoxville, Tennessee, and you can watch live streaming of the professional women’s and men’s road races on Sunday, June 24 here on Cyclingnews. Related Articles There will be three days of competitions for the USA Cycling Professional Championships beginning with the individual time trial on June 21, the criterium on Saturday, June 22, and the event will conclude with the road races on Sunday, June 24.  The live streaming of Sunday’s events will begin with the elite women’s 115.8km road…

Cyclist dies after collision with car towing trailer in Earl’s Court

68-year-old woman the fourth cyclist to die in London in 2018 A female cyclist has died after being involved in a collision with a car towing a trailer in Earl’s Court in west London. The incident took place just before 4pm on Tuesday afternoon on Warwick Road, with paramedics attending to the 68-year-old cyclist involved. They were unable to save her and she died at the scene, becoming the fourth cyclist fatality in London this year. Police said the driver of the car stopped at the scene and was helping…

Vuelta a Espana: Guillen wants Froome salbutamol case resolved before 2018 race begins

Vuelta a España race director Javier Guillen has called for a resolution to the Chris Froome salbutamol case before the start of the 2018 edition on August 25. Froome won last year’s Vuelta, but risks being stripped of the title after returning a positive test for salbutamol following stage 18. As salbutamol is a specified substance, Froome is free to race until the case is resolved. The Team Sky rider won the Giro d’Italia last month and looks set to line out at the Tour de France in July. “What…

Wiggle Steeple Chase Sportive – Cycling Weekly

On the Wiggle Steeple Chase you get to cycle on whisper-quiet roads through some of the prettiest countryside you’ll find anywhere in Britain, riding from village to village guided by church towers, spires and steeples >>> Enter the Wiggle Steeple Chase sportive here KNOW THIS When is it?Saturday 11th August Getting thereThe start and finish are at Huntingdon Race Course, less than a mile from the A1 and A14. It’s a short ride along the B1514 from Huntingdon railway station. Stay hereThere is a Holiday Inn at Huntingdon Race Course,…