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Alejandro Valverde: 100 Pro Victories

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) reflects on reaching a major milestone, a hundred pro victories (more…)

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‘What’s Today’s Plan James Gullen?

A look at the trainSharp training strategy for James Gullen (Pedal Heaven RT) who is the fastest ever British rider in a domestic 10 mile time trial (more…)

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RideLondon: Froome Interview

RideLondon interview their star entry for the race on Sunday, three time Tour de France winner Chris Froome (more…)

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Tour de Yorkshire: Joe Fry (Pedal Heaven)

Talking to first year senior Joe Fry from Pedal Heaven about his biggest race in his short career, the Tour de Yorkshire (more…)

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Tour de Yorkshire: Alex Blain

Talking to Frenchman Alex Blain of Madison Genesis who says the 2016 Tour de Yorkshire has helped him launch his 2016 season after illness (more…)

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News: Oliphant – “it was never easy”

Raleigh GAC rider Evan Oliphant, former winner of the Star Trophy, said stage 3 in the Tour of Yorkshire was never easy all day (more…)

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Feature – James Gullen

James Gullen of Pedal Heaven is convinced he can go quicker after becoming the fifth fastest man in 10-mile time trials on British soil  (more…)

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News: Illness Forces Gilbert Out of Paris-Nice

Philippe Gilbert (BMC RT) will not be lining up at stage 3 of Paris-Nice due to a lingering illness (more…)

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News – Dan McLay 12th in Le Samyn

Dan McLay looking forward to the Paris-Nice and hoping to do enough to get a ride in the Tour de France (more…)

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News – Good weekend for Scott Thwaites

After 16th in Het Nieuwsblad, Scott Thwaites (Bora–Aargon 18 ) is 10th in Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne (more…)

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News – Ethan Hayter wins at Kuurne

Ethan Hayter, riding for a South East team, wins the Junior Kuurne-Brussels-Kuurne classic. We talk to him! (more…)

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Feature: Ben Seneviratne Q&A

Ben Seneviratne of the Full Gas racing team takes the VeloUK question and answer challenge (more…)

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News – Alice Barnes chasing Unique Treble

When Alice Barnes lines up at the 2016 Lazer/Ridley British Cyclo-cross Championships this weekend, she does so with her eye on a unique treble. (more…)

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Interview – Colin Lynch aiming for Rio

Para-Cyclist Colin Lynch ready to hold his own at Rio 2016 racing for Ireland (more…)

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News – Bottrill Bows out Flat

A puncture for Matt Bottrill (drag2zero) ends his hopes of ending his TT career on a high (more…)

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Rider Report – Silver for Bottrill

Matt Bottrill of Drag2Zero reports on winning a Silver medal at the World Amateur Time Trial Championships (more…)

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News – James Shaw 4th in Danny Jonckheere Mem

James Shaw of Lotto Soudal was 4th in the Mémorial Danny Jonckheere in Oudenburg Belgium on Wednesday (more…)

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News – Matt Bottrill Wins Ratae RC 10

After second in the 25 champs, Matt Bottrill gets back on track with a win in the Ratae RC 10 mile time trial (more…)

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Rider News – Kristoff in Norway

One of the major stars of the 2015 season, Alexander Kristoff, hoping for stage win in home race (more…)

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Feature – Alex Dowsett’s Bloodied Tour Week

Gordon Wiseman talks to Alex Dowsett (Movistar) about his week where a crash left him Battered, Bloodied but still Bloody-Minded – ‘I want to get to Paris’ (more…)

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News – Bottrill’s Third 50 Champs Win

Matt Bottrill wins his third RTTC 50 mile Time Trial Championship and breaks the course record in the process (more…)

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News – Crash ends Classics for Cancellara

On the cobbled descent of the Haaghoek a dropped water bottle caused a large crash took down Fabian Cancellara ending his classics campaign (more…)

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News – Matt Bottrill in Winning Form

The renamed RTTC Classic Circuit Series got underway last weekend with Matt Bottrill continuing his unbeaten run (more…)

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News – Ovett Junior Switches to Cyclesport

Son of British Olympic hero Steve Ovett, Freddy, switches from running to cycling and signs for Ag2R-La Mondiale’s development squad (more…)

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Interview – Steele von Hoff Unveiled

Aussie sensation Steele Von Hoff unveiled “To get that winning feeling back and reignite the flame, there is no place better to do that than with NFTO” (more…)

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Feature – Chatting to Hero Domestique Hank

When NFTO’s Adam Blythe needed a cape in RideLondon, who did he turn to? Hank of course! VeloUK talks to James ‘Hank’ Lowsley-Williams (more…)

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News – Dowsett’s Hour Attempted Postponed

Alex Dowsett and his Movistar Team delaying attempt on the Hour Record after broken collarbone (more…)

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Spot Interview – Adam Blythe

With his first win for Orica GreenEdge in the bag, Adam Blythe’s season heats up in February ahead of his first goal – the classics. (more…)

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News – Ben Swift’s Rio Ambitions

Sheffield’s Ben Swift to look at the option of riding the Omnium for Great Britain at the Rio Olympics (more…)

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News – Alex Paton Pleased with 2nd in Trophy

One of the revelations on the road in 2014, Trainsharp coached rider Alex Paton, has had a good winter too with second in the National Trophy (more…)

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News – New Sky Contract for Wiggins

Sir Bradley Wiggins has signed a contract extension that will see him ride with Team Sky up to and including Paris-Roubaix 2015.  (more…)

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News – Collarbone Break for Gerrans

2014 Liege-Bastogne-Liege champion Simon Gerrans will undergo surgery on a broken collarbone this afternoon following a training crash yesterday. (more…)

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Interview – Dowsett’s PerfectHour

Alex Dowsett’s toughest challenge so far in his career is the #PerfectHour at London’s indoor Olympic Velodrome (more…)

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First News – Dowsett to go for Perfect Hour

Commonwealth Games champion against the watch Alex Dowsett is to go for the Perfect Hour in London (more…)

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News – Big Award for Matt Bottrill

Prestigious 2014 FT Bidlake Memorial Prize has been awarded to British cyclist Matt Bottrill in recognition of his outstanding time-trial achievements throughout the year (more…)

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Blog – Emma Coldwell

The latest blog from Emma Coldwell with lots of riding the bike, a visit to a cyclo-cross race and a peachy rear … (more…)

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News – Dani King Out of Hospital

Olympic champion Dani King MBE leaves hospital following her accident on 6th November (more…)

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News – TDF 2015 – Breaking Away

In front of 4,000 riders, VIPs and press, the 2015 Tour de France route that break’s away from tradition was revealed and Alberto Contador likes what he saw. (more…)

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2015 Tour de France – Cavendish Happy with Route

After losing the chance of a lifetime in Yorkshire, Mark Cavendish say’s he’s happy with the 2015 route for the Tour de France (more…)

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Interview – Ian Field (British Cross Champion)

British Cyclo-Cross champion Ian Field of Hargroves Cycles-Ridley to focus on World Cups and National Trophy (more…)

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Valverde – ‘It’s been my best season’

Alejandro Valverde who rides for the Endura sponsored Movistar team says 2014 has been his best season by a mile after finishing in the number 1 spot for the WorldTour rankings (more…)

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News – Payton Gets West Midlands Bursary

Hannah Payton is first recipient of West Midlands Cyclo Cross League Bursary (more…)

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News – Paris-Tours This Sunday

Winner of Ride London Classic in 2013, the inform Arnaud Démare ahead of Paris-Tours this weekend “I can feel the gap closing” (more…)

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News – Andy Schleck Announces Retirement

After nine years in the sport of cycling, Trek Factory Racing rider Andy Schleck announced this morning (more…)

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News – King’s Road Focus

Dani King, three-time world champion, Olympic champion and world record holder in the team pursuit announces she will focus on the road for her trade team (more…)

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Team News – Ben Swift Re-Signs for Sky

South Yorkshire’s Ben Swift has signed a new two-year contract with Team Sky, keeping him with the team until the end of 2016. (more…)

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News – Jens Voigt targets Hour Record

42-year-old Jens Voigt schedules September 18 as the date to attempt to break Ondrej Sosenka’s 49,7 kilometer mark in the Vélodrome Suisse in Grenchen (more…)

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Team News – Cavendish for Tour of Britain

Omega Pharma Quickstep’s Mark Cavendish to ride Tour of Britain on his come back from Tour de France crash – aiming for results in home event (more…)

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News – Title for Steve James

Hargroves Cycles RT rider Steve James reports on his win at the National XC Championships in Shropshire (more…)

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Cavendish – “I’d like to win as much as possible”

There are GC teams and then there are teams like Omega Pharma Quickstep who have built their team around British rider Mark Cavendish and his aim, “to win as much as possible” (more…)

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News – Amy Roberts on Women’s Tour Series

Amy Roberts avoided a final corner crash to take victory in the Redditch Grand Prix, the fourth round of the Matrix Fitness Series (more…)

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Rider News – Clinton 2nd at Circuit Series

Kenilworth’s Matt Clinton, riding for Mike Vaughan Cycles took 2nd in the 5th round of the CTT National Series this weekend in Reading. (more…)

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News – Cancellara’s Hour Record attempt on hold

Following the UCI’s decision to change the Hour Record regulations, Trek Factory Racing and Fabian Cancellara are announcing that the project to attempt to break the record has been suspended for an undetermined amount of time. (more…)

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News – Graham Briggs Wins Tour Series Round at Barrow

A rider at home winning stage races or crits, Graham Briggs great form continued at Barrow with a decisive victory (more…)

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News – XC marathon Champs Selkirk, Scotland

Hargroves Cycles rider Ian Field takes 2nd at Cross Country MTB Marathon Champs in Scotland (more…)

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News – Team RL360 Isle of Man’s Rider of the Month award for Walker

Team RL360 Isle of Man is holding its popular “rider of the month” competition again this year and winner for this month is Zac Walker. (more…)

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News – Matt Clinton takes 4th win of season

A more local affair at the Stratford CC 10-mile time trial would provide Matt Clinton (Kenilworth), riding for Mike Vaughan Cycles with his 4th win in 5 events this season. (more…)

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Feature Interview – Graham Briggs

First British winner of the Tour du Loire et Cher in France, Graham Briggs in 2014 is at home in a stage race or crit. VeloUK talks to him … (more…)

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Short&Sweet – Talking to Tom Stewart

Talking to Tom Stewart about his second place in the Dutch Arno Wallaard Memorial UCI 1.2 Road Race on April 19 (more…)

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Rider Report – Steve James Reports from the Southern XC Series 3

Hargroves Cycles rider, Steven James, returns from World Cup in South Africa to race round 3 of the Southern XC Series (more…)

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News – Matt Bottrill wins 22.5 TT in 42.20

Matt Bottrill gets back to winning ways in Ogmore Valley wheelers 22.5 mile time trial which he won with a time of 42.20 (more…)

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Team News – Top 10 for Geraint Thomas despite crash

Welsh rider Geraint Thomas was eighth in the Tour of Flanders despite a bad crash midway through the race (more…)

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News – Cavendish out of Wevelgem

Mark Cavendish won’t take the start on Sunday in Gent Wevelgem due to a viral infection that started on Wednesday (more…)

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News – Win for Doug Dewey in France

Britain’s Douglas Dewey of Team U Nantes Atlantique won the 35th edition of the Arrow Locminé (National Elite race) on Sunday (more…)

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News: Cavendish pleased to be riding Milan San Remo

The last few days of Mark Cavendish’s competitive schedule for the classics period are taking shape and now include Milan San Remo (more…)

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News: Silver Medal for Laura Trott

Wiggle Honda Pro Cycling’s double Olympic champion Laura Trott wins a Silver Medal in the Omnium at the World Track Championships in Colombia (more…)

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Feature: Rapha rider Will Stephenson

Feature on Will Stephenson by Eamonn Deane- Life Down Under, Epic Chaingangs & manning up in the UK! (more…)

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Interview: Ed Clancy – Next Stop Worlds

Olympic champion and road star in Britain, Ed Clancy’s next stop is a trip to Cali for the Track Worlds in Columbia (more…)

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News: French rider after British team

French based rider Antoine Gaudillat (24)  looking for a British team for 2014 (more…)

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News: David Clarke returns to a UK team with KTM

After a season with the Synergy BAKU squad racing on both the European and Asian UCI Calendars, David Clarke has been recruited by the newly formed and ambitious KTM team (more…)

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Blog: Hannah Barnes starts Pro life with a victory

It was the dream start for Hannah Barnes ( UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team), a pro win for her new team in her very first race and then the lows, falling off and taken out of the race … Here’s Hannah’s story in her own words … (more…)

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Rider News: Successful Start to season for Cadel Evans

Former Tour de France winner Cadel Evans (BMC) second in Australia Road Race Championships (more…)

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Q&A: Charlie Tanfield (Adept Precision RT)

Part of a family of star cyclists in the North East, Junior Charlie Tanfield is racing for a new team in 2014, Adept Precision RT (more…)

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News: Top Award for Becky James

Double World Champion Becky James named Sunday Times and Sky Sports Young Sports Woman of the Year for her achievements in 2013. (more…)

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Interview: Chris Bartlett facing uncertainty in his search for a 2014 team

Chris Bartlett, 27, is facing uncertainty in his search for a team in 2014 after learning there is no place in his 2013 team (more…)

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Interview with 19 year old Tom Bracegirdle

Racing with the Kuota Spinergy GSG in 2014, 19 year old Tom Bracegirdle is looking to shake out some results and get a ride in a UCI team in the near future (more…)

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Q&A: Evan Oliphant (Premier Calendar winner)

Question and answer with Team Raleigh’s Evan Oliphant from Scotland, winner of the 2013 Premier Calendar (more…)

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News: Andy Leigh Starts Senior Career in Belgium

Junior rider from the North West, Andy Leigh, is the first ‘graduate’ from Velocity WD-40 to head abroad (more…)

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Blog: James Lowsley-Williams – UK Youth to NFTO

New signing for NFTO James Lowsley-Williams looks back at three years of Team UK Youth which came to an end in 2013 (more…)

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Interview: No UCI Team for Steve Lampier?

It’s a frustrating time for Steve Lampier who after a second place in the GP of Wales and a good ride in the Tour of Britain, is left searching for a UCI team to ride for (more…)

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News: Chris Wilkinson gets guest ride with Belgian Team

Young Shropshire cyclist chosen to guest ride with a Belgium racing team, is hoping to use his experience to help his Club team stay on top form next season. (more…)

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Former GB rider Russell Hamptons secures sponsorship from Athlonsport

Tour of Britain KoM hero Russell Hampton, who has ridden for Raleigh for the last few seasons, goes it alone in 2014 with Athlonsport (more…)

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News: Harris extends contract at Telenet Fidea

British cyclo-cross champion Nikki Harris has extended her contract with Belgian team Telenet Fidea (more…)

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News: A Very Special Occasion – Dean Downing in Paris

Talking to Dean Downing about a very exciting trip to Paris to represent Yorkshire and get his view on the course in Yorkshire (more…)

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Women’s Interview: Olympic Champion Joanna Rowsell

This weekend in Manchester at the World Cup, Olympic champion Joanna Rowsell will be racing in front of a home crowd again (more…)

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News: Tao Geoghegan Hart heads for America

One of the country’s top up and coming juniors Tao Geoghegan Hart is heading to the USA to ride for Axel Merckx’s Under 23 development team (more…)

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News: Hushovd Withdraws From Tour Of Beijing

BMC Racing Team’s Thor Hushovd has withdrawn from the Tour of Beijing to attend to a family emergency (more…)

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News: Endura Press Release on Jonathan Tiernan-Locke

Endura, sponsor of Jonathan Tiernan-Locke in 2012, make a statement on the release of confidential information regards his biological passport data (more…)

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Blog: A Season Summary for Doug Dewey

A ‘blog’ from one of the country’s top young riders, Doug Dewey, based in France and moving up to a top French team in 2014 (more…)

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Tour of Britain: Jon Mould Makes his Debut

One of the riders making their Tour of Britain debut this September is Team UK Youth’s Jon Mould who has had a great season including a win in the Tour Series. (more…)

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News: Team Sky signs Irish rider Philip Deignan for 2014 season

News: Team Sky signs its first Irish rider, Philip Deignan for 2014 season – “It’s going to be a big challenge but I’m really looking forward to it” (more…)

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News: Brammeier Third at Izegem Koers

Liverpool’s Matt Brammeier, a four-time Irish national road champion, earned his best result to date with third place at Izegem Koers in Belgium on Thursday (more…)

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Video: Jack Sadler (Vanillabikes.com)

Video of young rider Jack Sadler (Vanillabikes.com) on his training and summer goals (more…)

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Tour Series: Ed Clancy on the double

Talking to double Olympic champion Ed Clancy about his win in Torquay, taking a break to represent GB and the argy bargy in the Tour Series (more…)

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News: Final Championship Prep for Bottrill in Melton Olympic 10

Matt Bottrill on a new Giant TT bike finishes preparation for National 10 with victory in the Melton Olympic 10 mile time trial (more…)

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TalkingShop: Team Raleigh’s Alex Blain

Winner of two ‘classics’ last year year, Frenchman Alex Blain is back in Team Raleigh colours to help the team triumph in the first big race of the 2013 British season. (more…)

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News: Dan Martin Boss in Catalunya

Former British Junior RR Champion Dan Martin took control of the Tour of Catalunya on the Queen stage by attacking and winning solo to take the leader’s jersey (more…)

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Talkingshop: Flanders and Roubaix for Downing

Netapp-Endura’s Russell Downing selected for cycling Monuments  Tour of Flanders and Paris-Roubaix (more…)

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Feature: Get your numbers right riders!

If you want to be placed in a race, then how about getting your numbers in the right place to make it easier for the judges (more…)

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Talkingshop: Luke Mellor back from Down Under

Talking with Rapha Condor JLT rider Luke Mellor about spending two months in Australia racing and training whilst Britain got soaked and froze (more…)

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News: Robbie Hassan heading back to Spain

Scotland’s Robbie Hassan is heading back to Spain to ride for Team Ibaigane Opel after a successful stint with them in 2012 (more…)

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Talkingshop: Alex Dowsett the Movistar in 2013

Gordon Wiseman interviews Movistar rider Alex Dowsett who has moved to new pastures in his professional racing career (more…)

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Team News: Introducing Raleigh’s Lachlan Norris

Stagiere for HTC-Highroad in 2011, Australian Lachlan Norris is another winner added to Raleigh’s 2013 Squad (more…)

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Talking Shop: Ian Stannard – Target – Roubaix!

Gordon Wiseman writes about British Road Race Champion Ian Stannard and his 2013 season that lies ahead with some big goals (more…)

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Talkingshop: BMC’s Adam Blythe

BMC’s 23 year old Adam Blythe had fourteen top tens including two victories and seven podiums in 2012. VeloUK talks to him about 2013. (more…)

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Talkingshop: IG SigmaSport’s Peter Williams

After five years with Phil Griffith’s teams, Tour of Britain Sprints winner Pete Williams has changed teams for 2013 to ride for IG SigmaSport (more…)

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Review: Dean Downing’s Rapha Years

One of the country’s best ever professionals, Dean Downing, looks back at six years wearing black for the same sponsors on the even of a new season with a new team (more…)

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Talkingshop: Rapha Condor’s Luke Mellor

VeloUK talks to a young rider progressing well in the development programme introduced in 2012 by British UCI team, Rapha Condor – Luke Grivell-Mellor (more…)

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Talkingshop: British Women’s RR Champion Sharon Laws

VeloUK talks to British Women’s Road Race Champion Sharon Laws about her season and her goals for 2013 (more…)

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Talkingshop: Raleigh’s Graham Briggs

Larry Hickmott talks to Graham Briggs who in seven races in the Elite Circuit Series, won four, was second in two and fifth in the other…. (more…)

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News: Alex Dowsett joins Movistar

Twice British time trial champion, Alex Dowsett and 8th at the 2012 Worlds, will ride for the Spanish team Movistar in 2013 (more…)

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Blog: Tall Tales from Conor Dunne in Belgium

One of the tallest riders in the peloton and based in Belgium for two seasons as an Under 23 rider, Conor Dunne looks back at his time abroad as he prepares to return home (more…)

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News: Mark Cavendish Press Conference

A complete transcript (from the Tour of Britain) of the press conference with Mark Cavendish post stage 3 in Dumfries which he won (more…)

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Talkingshop: Endura Racing’s Jon Tiernan-Locke

King of the Mountains in 2011, Jon Tiernan-Locke of Endura Racing has his eyes on the GC in this year’s Tour of Britain. (more…)

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Tour of Britain 2012: Simon Richardson

The next major road cycling event in Britain is the Tour of Britain starting on September 9 and on the start line for the sixth time will be IG Sigma Sport’s Simon Richardson. (more…)

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Chris Opie: My best result in a Premier

Second in the Beaumont Trophy on Sunday was UK Youth’s Chris Opie who was happy to have got so close to the win he’s been racing for this year. (more…)

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Annie Simpson – A Championship Medal!

Winner of the recent Johnson GP Series for her team, Matrix Fitness/Prendas, Annie Simpson recalls her race in North Yorkshire where she came away with a Bronze medal. (more…)

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Rider Report: Two Races in two days for Sarah Storey

A busy weekend for paracycling champion Sarah Storey who won the latest round of the Jo Bruton Women’s National RR Series in Lancashire and also competed in the London Nocturne (more…)

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Talkingshop: Alex Dowsett returns to racing

Thirteen weeks after a season defining accident in Belgium, Alex Dowsett (Team Sky) returned to racing at last weekend’s Tour of Luxembourg  … (more…)

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