So there it is – Team Leopard-Trek launched to the world. There weren’t any ground-breaking revelations, but media interest in the team hit fever pitch in Luxembourg today.
It’s the New Year and there’s an excellent new issue of Procycling on the shelves to see off the January blues.
With the UK’s experiencing the coldest December in 100 years, Procycling’s pre-Christmas bike rides have been a perfect testing ground for winter clothing.
The pro peloton has fully adopted compression wear over the last couple of seasons, from long socks to sleep suits, so we thought we should give it a try too. The benefit is said to be much improved recovery achieved by stimulating blood flow to the muscles.
It’s open – the first Paris Roubaix sportive…
What the pros, managers and officials want from Santa this year
We’ve been thinking about what people in the cycling world might be hoping for this Christmas…
Vote Mark Cavendish Sports Personality of the Year
We made Mark Cavendish our Man of the Year mostly because of his results in 2010 but also because he has personality. And as Samuel L Jackson’s character Jules Winnfield said in Pulp Fiction, “personality goes a long way.”
Sometime this month, entries open for the first Paris-Roubaix sportive challenge, run over 147kms on 09 April 2011.
We reckon we’ve outdone ourselves with the latest Procycling – our grand look back at the year that was pro road racing in 2010. Here’s a sneak preview of what’s inside.
Mark Cavendish gives us a very personal account of five moments that defined his season, from the crash at Tour of Switzerland, through to representing the Isle of Man at the Commonwealth Games.
We talk to comeback kid Jean Eudes Demaret, the Cofidis rider struck by a bug that almost killed him. He’s on the mend now and hunting a place at next year’s Tour.
We look back at Fabian Cancellara’s phenomenal cobbled Classics campaign that ultimately fuelled rumours he had an engine hidden in his seat-tube.
The season’s most successful neo-pro, Tasmanian Richie Porte talks about winning the young rider’s jersey at the Giro d’Italia, Ryder Hesjedal talks about his seventh place finish at the Tour, and we go backstage at Cervelo TestTeam’s last ever race, the Tour of Lombardy.
There’s a load more, but you’ll just have to buy it to see for yourself!
On sale Thursday 2 December 2010.
Regardless of whether defending champion Alberto Contador lines up at the Tour de France’s grand départ in July, Andy Schleck believes he’s the race favourite already.