Froome, top stars take aim at controversial union election

Froome, top stars take aim at controversial union election

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — A controversial cycling union election will be held next week, wedged between the events at the UCI World Road Championships in Innsbruck. Chris Froome (Sky) and other cycling stars already voiced their displeasure with the presidential election...
Back-room drama set to spice up road worlds

Back-room drama set to spice up road worlds

There will be two world championships next week in Austria. The first will be fought out on roads around Innsbruck, the second in boardrooms at race headquarters. Back-room drama on dual fronts will produce palace intrigue against the backdrop of the 2018 world road...
Who will lead Colombia at worlds?

Who will lead Colombia at worlds?

With a climber-friendly world championships approaching, it’s only natural that the world’s best climbers will be among the favorites. That puts Colombia and its powerful eight-rider lineup for Austria in great position for the rainbow jersey. At first glance, the...
Sagan and Bora-Hansgrohe discussing contract extension

Sagan and Bora-Hansgrohe discussing contract extension

FLORENCE, Italy (VN) — Three-time world champion Peter Sagan could soon renew his contract with Bora-Hansgrohe. Sagan’s contract runs through 2019, but the German WorldTour team is working to secure him beyond next season given his abilities and marketing...
Craftsmanship and history: A tour of Italian cycling factories

Craftsmanship and history: A tour of Italian cycling factories

Earlier this summer VeloNews traveled to Italy with the Italian Trade Commission, a government-funded trade promotion entity that promotes the country’s cycling companies. Ernesto Gazzola’s house outside Maser in the Veneto region of northern Italy sits on the grounds...
Reno Cross: Rochette rocks; Haidet wins nailbiter

Reno Cross: Rochette rocks; Haidet wins nailbiter

RENO, Nevada (VN) — Under the lights in Reno, Nevada after day two of the Interbike tradeshow, two emerging cyclocross stars were victorious on the grassy course in Rancho San Rafael Park Wednesday. Maghalie Rochette (CX Fever-Specialized) dominated the women’s race...
Emily Kachorek Q&A: Gravel growing with better gear

Emily Kachorek Q&A: Gravel growing with better gear

What is behind the bike industry’s trend toward gravel riding? Some of it is a response to consumer demand. Some of it comes down to simple economics — capitalizing on a growth sector. But the cycling industry is driven by passion, and that can dictate why bike...
Industry insiders: What was your inspirational moment?

Industry insiders: What was your inspirational moment?

Earlier this year I spoke with bike industry stalwarts to get a sense of the industry’s direction. I asked a series of broad questions and received some interesting answers. My third question is a personal one. We all come to the bike industry from different...
Svein Tuft inks deal with Rally Cycling

Svein Tuft inks deal with Rally Cycling

Veteran Canadian rider Svein Tuft has signed a contract to ride for Pro Continental squad Rally Cycling for 2019. The deal was announced Wednesday, and the 41-year-old Tuft will bring wealth of veteran experience to the North American outfit. “My role with Rally...