Skujins laughs off motorized cheating accusation

Skujins laughs off motorized cheating accusation

ANNECY, France (VN) — When Toms Skujins learned that a video clip was circulating on social media amid accusations that his bicycle contained an illegal motor, his initial reaction was to laugh. After Skujins saw how many times the video had been circulated on...
Commentary: Pavé is the solution to a boring Tour

Commentary: Pavé is the solution to a boring Tour

Every few years I add another video to my Bike Racing Video Hall of Fame, the collection of YouTube clips that I watch on repeat while procrastinating at work. These aren’t just any old bike race videos, but rather the Grade-A select stock of YouTube videos. Fabian...
Trend watch: At Eurobike 2018, batteries are included

Trend watch: At Eurobike 2018, batteries are included

Sometimes the bike industry has no chill. Case in point: In 2016, you couldn’t walk two feet through Eurobike without stumbling upon another fat bike. Big 5-inch tires, big frames, big Q-factor … and now, a big disappearing act. Sure, there were still a few kicking...
Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes

Bardet plays down yellow jersey hopes

ANNECY, France (AFP) — Former runner-up Romain Bardet has played down his Tour de France hopes ahead of a crucial three-day block of climbing in the French Alps which he says could put Team Sky firmly in command. A runner-up to Team Sky leader Chris Froome in 2016,...
Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating

Inside the UCI’s plan to combat motorized cheating

Team Sunweb’s Tom Dumoulin was livid on the Bardonecchia summit at the end of the race-breaking stage that decided the 2018 Giro d’Italia. Journalists packed in around the Dutchman to get his take on Chris Froome’s epic 80-kilometer breakaway, but he wasn’t having any...
Wiggins: If Thomas takes yellow, Sky has a real problem

Wiggins: If Thomas takes yellow, Sky has a real problem

LONDON (AFP) — Bradley Wiggins has warned Team Sky will have a “real problem” if Geraint Thomas takes the leader’s yellow jersey in the Tour de France ahead of defending champion Chris Froome. Thomas is second in the general classification, 43 seconds behind leader...
No Tour rivalry, say Froome and Thomas

No Tour rivalry, say Froome and Thomas

CHAMBÉRY, France (VN) — Chris Froome and Geraint Thomas say that there is no intra-team rivalry at Sky and that they intend to work together for the 2018 Tour de France. The two spoke Monday during a rest day at the Tour de France, where Greg Van Avermaet (BMC Racing)...
BMC to merge with CCC; Van Avermaet stays on board

BMC to merge with CCC; Van Avermaet stays on board

AIX-LES-BAINS, France (VN) — BMC Racing will continue into 2019, with manager Jim Ochowicz confirming a future with Polish team CCC-Sprandi-Polkowice Monday at the Tour de France. The announcement ends a long search for Ochowicz, who knew already last year that BMC...