Pro cycling

The Commonwealth Games are a-coming!

The second most important festival of sports — for Commonwealth countries at least — kicks off on April 4 when more than 5,000 athletes drawn from 71 territories with a combined population of 2.1 billion walk into the Carrara Stadium in Queensland, Australia for the 2018 Gold Coast Commonwealth Games. But while there will be 275 events across 19 different sports taking place, we’re only really interested in one: cycling. So here’s all you need to know.…

Spring has sprung — the Classics in a nutshell

There’s a simple sign that the professional cycle racing season has started in earnest — it’s when the toughest men and women on two wheels head to Europe to compete on some of the most demanding one-day courses ever devised. These are the Spring Classics — and here is all you need to know. …

Shaun McKeown – Paralympic Medalist and Evans Cycles Employee

Coffee Stop were fortunate enough to chat with Paralympian medallist Shaun McKeown, who has been offering his cycling expertise by working with Evans Cycles (East Dulwich) since 2014. Shaun won a silver medal in the men’s C3 3km Individual Pursuit at the London 2012 Paralympics.…

Road World Championships – All You Need To Know

With the Road World Championships starting this weekend (September 16), we look at some of the important facts and figures from the history of the rainbow jersey and try to explain what will happen in 2017.…

New Rwanda-based team appoints first women’s coach

An ambitious African cycling initiative has been boosted by the appointment of its first women’s coach, Tarah Cole, a road race pro for US team Hagens Berman | Supermint...…

Things you never knew about the Tour of Britain

The Tour de France might be the biggest race in the world, and the Olympics might be a delight that comes around just once every four years, but there’s only one big-time cycling event that this nation can truly call its own: the Tour of Britain. Our national stage race starts this Sunday so, to get in the mood, we’ve put together a selection of interesting facts about the UK’s most exciting bike race.…

Pinnacle 10th Anniversary: When Pinnacle went racing

Pinnacle might now be known as the king of great value and practical bikes suitable for ‘real world’ cycling, but 10 years ago when the brand started, it also sponsored a cycle racing team. Matt Lamy speaks Garry Beckett — the Pinnacle-Plowman Craven team manager and one of Britain’s most highly-regarded international pro team soigneurs —about those sometimes crazy days.…

Pro team training insight with Bike Channel Canyon and Polar

Tim Elverson, Sports Director from the Bike Channel Canyon team, takes time out to talk to us about the demands of competing for the first time, as a new team, on the UCI Continental circuit and provides some insight into their training routine...…

Five narrowest Tour de France victories

After weeks of intensive cycling through France; along the longest flattest drags; up the biggest, steepest mountains; in the bunch, as part of a team and alone, you would think an obvious strongest rider would stake a definite claim to the yellow jersey. Yet, since 1964, there have been eight occasions where the eventual Tour de France winner has seized victory by less than a minute. With only days until the 2016 reaches its conclusion, and everything still to play for, cycling journalist Matt Lamy recalls the closest Tour de France finishes of all time.…

The Tour’s Craziest Controversies

Possibly no other single sporting event better captures the drama, pain, joy and despair of the human condition than the Tour de France. But wherever there are people pushing themselves to the limit to beat others, wherever emotions run high, there’ll be scandals. And among sporting events, the Tour leads the way in matters of controversy, too. Forget the boring old Festina Affair and Lance Armstrong — we’ve brought together some of the most amazing, most hilarious, most down-right bizarre incidents ever to hit the Tour de France.…