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  1. ‘Proper bike racing – everyone loves it’: Chris Lawless can’t wait to take on the cobbles this weekend

    Team Sky new recruit Chris Lawless will line up for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday for his first cobbled classic as a pro rider

    Chris Lawless.
    Team Sky new recruit Chris Lawless will line up for Omloop Het Nieuwsblad on Saturday for his first cobbled classic as a pro rider
  2. Speeding lorry driver who killed cyclist after ‘failing to see’ him given six months in prison

    Police investigation finds driver had cyclist in his line of vision for 13 seconds prior to collision

    (Photo: Lonpicman/CC3.0)
    A lorry driver from Yorkshire has been sentenced to six months in prison after driving into and killing a cyclist that he "failed to see" while speeding.
  3. Two men charged after ‘attacking sportive riders with sticks’

    A 60-year-old man and 71-year-old man charged in connection with alleged attacks using sticks at the Tour O' The Borders in September 2017

    A 60-year-old man and 71-year-old man charged in connection with alleged attacks using sticks at the Tour O' The Borders in September 2017
  4. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2018: all you need to know

    List of riders and teams taking part in the 2018 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium on Saturday, February 24 - plus previous winners and what to expect from the first cobbled classic of the year

    Greg Van Avermaet on the cobbles of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Credit: Sunada)
    A full start list of riders and teams taking part in the 2017 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in Belgium on Saturday, February 25
  5. Full details revealed for Velo South 100-mile closed road sportive

    Testing route features 1,700m of climbing in the South Downs

    Velo Birmingham 2017
    Full details of Velo South, a new 100-mile closed road sportive, have been announced, with a testing and hilly route through the South Downs.
  6. Tweets of the week: Callum Skinner, Bryan Coquard, Tao Geoghegan Hart, and more

    The best tweets from around the world of cycling this week

    As we all know, cyclists and Twitter is often a fantastic combination, so here are our top-picked tweets from the last week in the world of cycling.
  7. Esteban Chaves, Dan Martin and Sergio Henao to line-up for 2018 Paris-Nice

    Provisional list of leading riders and teams taking part in Paris-Nice 2018 (March 4-11)

    Sergio Henao in 2017 Paris-Nice.
    Provisional list of leading riders and teams taking part in Paris-Nice 2018 (March 4-11)
  8. Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2018 TV guide

    Where to watch the opening races of the 2018 cobbled classics season: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne (February 24-25)

    Greg Van Avermaet on the cobbles of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad (Credit: Sunada)
    Where to watch the opening races of the 2017 cobbled classics season: Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne (February 25-26)
  9. Car passenger who threw ‘oven cleaner’ over cyclist in road rage attack sentenced to litter-picking

    Cyclist left with chemical burns after incident

    (Photo: Lonpicman/CC3.0)
    A car passenger who left a cyclist with chemical burns after throwing a strong alkaline substance similar to oven cleaner over him has escaped prison.
  10. Madison Genesis and One Pro Cycling teams unveil their new bikes for 2018

    British teams Madison Genesis and One Pro Cycling reveal their bikes and the kit they will be riding in during the 2018 season

    British teams Madison Genesis and One Pro Cycling reveal their bikes and the kit they will be riding in during the 2018 season
  11. ‘Most cycle lanes are not fit for purpose’ says Surrey Police

    Surrey Road Cops Twitter account says it's good news that cyclists don't have to use cycle lanes

    You'll need hardwearing road bike tyres for your commute
    You'll need hardwearing road bike tyres for your commute
    Cycle lanes are "not fit for purpose" and "full of potholes" with it being good that cyclists are not required to use them, according to Surrey Police.
  12. Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne 2018 start list

    Full list of teams and riders taking part in the 2018 edition of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in Belgium on Sunday, February 25

    Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne.
    Full list of teams and riders taking part in the 2018 edition of Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne in Belgium on Sunday, February 25
  13. Can money buy you cycling success?

    Love treating yourself to new kit or loathe the drain on funds? We talk to one big spender and one self-confessed tightwad

    Paul Double and Ian Hope.
    Love treating yourself to new kit or loathe the drain on funds? We talk to one big spender and one self-confessed tightwad
  14. The best handlebar tape, and how to wrap it

    It can be a fiddly job, but sooner or later you'll need to change your handlebar tape. Here we show you how to do it, and which tape you should choose to do it with

    This handlebar tape might not be as white after a week in sweltering conditions
    We round up seven of the best sets of handlebar tape to see which comes out on top
  15. Steele Von Hoff fractures four vertebrae in crash: Commonwealth Games in doubt

    Australian Steele Von Hoff crashed during evening criterium and now has a race to recover in time for the Commonwealth Games in April

    Steele Von Hoff.
    Australian Steele Von Hoff crashed during evening criterium and now has a race to recover in time for the Commonwealth Games in April
  16. Katie Archibald column: ‘You look terrifying’ and other cycling firsts

    “Accidentally stumbling on new ways to upset Shane Sutton would continue, but other British Cycling firsts eventually dwindled”

    Katie Archibald
    Olympic and world champion, Katie Archibald got into cycling after winning handicap races on a Highland Games grass track. She …Continue reading »
  17. Triathletes can now get insured for every part of a race from Pedalsure

    New insurance covers all legs and transitions

    triathlon. Image: Ian Robertson, Flikr Commons
    Triathletes can now get complete insurance cover
    Triathletes can now get insurance for every part of a triathlon race with new cover from cycling insurance specialists Pedalsure. …Continue reading »
  18. Dr Hutch: How exactly do you know whether you are under- or over-training?

    Overambitious training gives you the worst of both worlds, decides Dr Hutch

    I was out for a ride last week with my friend Bernard. It was a little depressing. I’m not as …Continue reading »
  19. How the pros use indoor training to boost their riding

    Former pro Greg Henderson explains how Zwift has revolutionised the way pros, and everyone, train indoors

    Former pro Greg Henderson explains how Zwift has revolutionised the way pros, and everyone, train indoors
  20. Four junior cyclists killed and six injured after driver crashes into club ride in Saudi Arabia

    Witnesses say that driver was racing motorcyclist at more than 100mph

    A club of junior cyclists in Saudi Arabia suffered a devastating loss on Monday after a driver crashed into a group ride, killing four and injuring six.
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