Cycling South Africa’s European footprint – Cycling South Africa’s Road Commission launched a long-term initiative in 2009 – a five-year feeder program was put into place to see a greater number of South Africans compete on the world racing circuit.
Cycling Safety Suggestions for South African Conditions – The beautiful South African scenery allows for much enjoyment on the road and the number of competitive cyclists is also on the increase. Competitions are well organized and there is careful attention to safety details – it is however during training that cyclists have to deal with the dangers caused by other road users, harsh conditions of nature and the perils of bad road conditions.
Niyonshuti down but not out following Olympic trial – ‘Down but not out’. – This is probably the best way to describe Adrien Niyonshuti (Team MTN Qhubeka)’s experience last weekend (30-31 August) when he raced against some of the world’s best cross-country riders on the course that had been designed for next year’s London Olympic Games.
UCI Mountain Bike World Cup: fastest runs for Moseley and Minnaar – The sixth round of the UCI Mountain Bike Downhill World Cup presented by Shimano in La Bresse, France, saw Tracy Moseley (Trek World Racing) solidify her lead in the women’s standings with her fourth win of the year, while her team mate Aaron Gwin locked up the men’s title after finishing third behind Greg Minnaar (Santa Cruz Syndicate).
Girdlestone realises his long time goal by winning the Jock – When he won the BESTmed Jock Cycle Classic (in and around Barberton) on Saturday (23 July), Dylan Girdlestone (Team MTN Qhubeka) proved that even a long time cycling goal can become a reality.
Can Philippe Gilbert Win All the Major Classics? - An interview with one of today’s most successful pro cyclists.
Mark Cavendish disappointed with HTC High Road folding but happy to have chosen new team – Tour de France green jersey winner Mark Cavendish expressed disappointment this morning that his team, HTC High Road, have been forced to fold at the end of the season after own Bob Stapleton gave up the search for a prospective new sponsor to take them team forward.
Simon Gerrans wins Tour of Denmark – Australian rider Simon Gerrans of the Sky team won the Tour of Denmark on Sunday after placing 24th on the sixth and final stage, a 162-kilometre stretch from Hilleroed to Frederiksberg in the Danish capital.
Australian trio set to move from Garmin-Cervelo to new team Green Edge – Australian team Green Edge, which will launch in 2012, have announced the signings of Jack Bobridge, Cameron Meyer and Travis Meyer.
EuroTrash Monday! – Racing, racing and yet more racing. That’s the theme of EuroTrash today as we have a full roundup of results, news and videos from a brilliant weekend of racing with all the latest from Poland, Denmark, Spain and more.
Celebrities Fight Back featuring Alberto Contador – There are many things that are disturbing in life and somewhere in the top 100 are the crazed cycling fans who literally harass professional cyclists as they make their way up mountain stages or even when they’re doing individual time trials. It’s not just at the Tour de France, it was just as silly at the Tour of California this year.