Vélo d’Or winners (from 1992 to 2019, complete)

Created in 1992 by the French cycling magazine Vélo, the “Vélo d’Or” award is given annually to the cyclist considered to have performed the best over the year. An international jury consists of top cycling journalists votes on which rider was top across the season.

Boels-Dolmans women’s team chooses Santini Cycling Wear for the 4th consecutive year

The partnership between the Boels-Dolmans women’s team and Santini Cycling Wear is to continue for its fourth year: the race kit for the 2020 season will once again be designed by the Italian company. The members of the Dutch team will also be receiving a full range of cycling wear to cover all the seasons […]

How to dope in cycling and get away with it

Craig Fry, Victoria University As an academic researcher, I have studied drugs in society for the last 20 years. In my current job, I also study cycling history and culture, and the place of drugs and doping in this sport. I know a lot about this topic. But something new dawned on me the other […]

Thomas De Gendt unblocks his fan on Twitter

A funny video: one of the fans of Thomas De Gendt writes “unblock me De Gendt” on the road during Stage 16 (probably) of this year’s Tour de France. Apparently, the Belgian cyclist had blocked him on Twitter for an unknown reason. His friend Lonyo Pastor (@Lonyo77), who took the video, wrote on Twitter that […]

Winning the race by going slower

Stage 17 of the Giro d’Italia 2017 was won by Pierre Rolland, the French rider of Cannondale–Drapac. Rolland and his team were really needed this victory: Rolland’s last Grand Tour stage win was back in 2012 (Stage 11 of the Tour de France), and the American Squad didn’t win a single World Tour race for […]

Astana will ride Argon 18 Bikes

Kazakh team Astana will ride Argon 18 bikes in 2017, instead of Specialized. The UCI WorldTour team will also switching the components and drivetrain sponsor: they’ll use FSA gears and Vision wheels and components (they were using Campagnolo drivetrain). The team riders will first use Dura Ace Di2 groupset in the beginning of the season, […]