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Regan Gough: NZ's double world champion

August 28th, '14.  At the end of the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Korea, Regan Gough walked away laden with accolades.  Bronze and silver went his way in the team and individual pursuits.  But an already good world championships got better with Gough twice being crowned world champion; first in the points race and then in the madison with ... read more

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Ryan Wills looking back: part one

Ryan Wills head shot smlSeptember 1st, '14.  We caught up with VL Technics-Abutriek's Ryan Wills who has had a pretty manic season by all accounts.  A team change part way through was a great step up for him, resulting in a very effective working partnership that has had Wills at the forefront of a lot of winning team efforts.  In part one of our 2-part interview Wills talks to Ed Wright about the changeover, living in Belgium and riding for one of Belgium's top teams.

 
Vuelta a Espana stages 8-9: Henderson fifth on flat and Bewley attacks
Stage 9 - Winner Anacona wins smlSeptember 1st, ’14.  Greg Henderson finished fifth as the Vuelta a Espana returned to the flats for a day while today’s stage saw fireworks in the field as the mountains returned.  Nacer Bouhanni of FDJ.fr won stage 8 in a close finish ahead of Michael Matthews of Orica GreenEdge while Winner Anacona of Lampre-Merida took the glory in stage 9 and launched into contention in the general classification.
 
Top triathlete Davison takes on cycling

Tom Davison photo Eugene Bonthuys smlAugust 30th, ’14.  RoadCycling writer Eugene Bonthuys caught up with Tom Davison, a triathlete making the jump to pursuing a professional cycling career.  In this feature Davison talks about his reasons for the jump across, his lofty goals, memories of the three-code sport and more. 

 
Reta Trotman wins Rad-Bundesliga

August 30th, ’14.  This week saw Maxx-Solar’s Reta Trotman get crowned as the winner of the Rad-Bundesliga series for 2014.  The 6 round series saw 25-year old Trotman win by a convincing margin and take the step up from second in the Bundesliga that she achieved in 2013.

 
Vuelta a Espana stage 7: De Marchi solos for Cannondale
Stage 7 - Alessandro De Marchi wins smlAugust 30th, ’14.  Alessandro De Marchi of Cannondale won today’s stage of the Vuelta a Espana.  The 28-year old Italian took a fine solo victory after a dramatic day of attacks, crashes and a motorbike running over a cyclist’s front wheel!  Alejandro Valverde of Movistar remains in the red jersey as stage 7 saw the first riders adandon the three week race.
 
 
Tom Carter 4th in Aarschot
 
Tom Carter profile smlAugust 29th, ’14.  New Zealand’s Tom Carter finished 4th in his latest criterium in Aarschot, Belgium.  The 17-year old came home in a small chase group that pursued Thijs Aerts of Young Telenet Fidea Cycling Team who won the race ahead of Jorden De Haes of Kalas Cycling Team 99 Schriek; with Daan Noyens of De Kastelse Durvers VZW taking third.
 
Vuelta a Espana stage 6: Bennett attacks in clash of champions

Stage 6 - Valverde wins smlAugust 29th, ’14.  George Bennett of Cannondale was in an attacking mood in stage 6 of the Vuelta a Espana.  The 24-year old launched a move on the final climb of the day as Alejandro Valverde of Movistar won the first battle in the mountains ahead of Chris Froome of Team Sky and Tinkoff-Saxo’s Alberto Contador; as climbing’s greats went head-to-head for the first time in the race.
 
 
Kiwis take on Druivenkoers Overijse

Cameron Karwowski on the cobblestones smlAugust 28th, ’14.   Kiwis Cameron Karwowski and Aaron Gate lined up for the 54th Druivenkoers-Overijse in Belgium; a tough one day race just south of Brussels.  The hilly Belgian one-day race was won by Lotto Belisol’s Jonas Van Genechten with Aaron Gate finishing strong in the bunch sprint behind.

 
Regan Gough: NZ's double world champion
Regan Gough smlAugust 28th, '14.  At the end of the UCI Junior Track World Championships in Korea, Regan Gough walked away laden with accolades.  Bronze and silver went his way in the team and individual pursuits.  But an already good world championships got better with Gough twice being crowned world champion; first in the points race and then in the madison with teammate Luke Mudgway.  RoadCycling caught up with him afterwards to talk about this incredible experience.
 
Vuelta a Espana stage 5: 2 out of 2 for Degenkolb
Stage 5 - John Degenkolb smlAugust 28th, ’14.  John Degenkolb of GIANT-Shimano made it two wins in two days with another sprint victory in stage 5 of the Vuelta a Espana.  The German beat Nacer Bouhanni of FDJ.fr and Moreno Hofland of Belkin Pro Cycling in the sprint as Michael Matthews of Orica GreenEdge maintained his lead on the eve of the first day in the mountains.
 
 
Vuelta a Espana stage 4: Bennett holds 7th
Stage 4 - Degenkolb wins  Cor Vos  Team Giant-Shimano smlAugust 27th, ’14.  George Bennett held on to his 7th place overall in the Vuelta a Espana after stage 4.  Today’s stage was won by John Degenkolb of GIANT-Shimano who beat Vicente Reynes Mimo of IAM Cycling and Michael Matthews of Orica GreenEdge in the sprint.
 
 
Bevin goes one better in Cambridge
Winter Fun Ride Series 3 photo Bobs Bikes smlAugust 25th, ’14.  After finishing second in round 2, Patrick Bevin went one better in the final round of racing at the Winter Fun Ride Series in Cambridge.  Bevin outsprinted Sam Dobbs to take the win yesterday; while Shem Rodger rounded out the podium in third place.