Keeping cycling simple: Neither you—nor your wallet—needs to get overwhelmed by all the options

December 29th, 2015 by Keir Plaice | Posted in News, Technique, Training, Training Guide | No Comments »

To enjoy cycling, you don’t need to be in the highest tax bracket. Here are a few practical ways to save some money.


Six tips for riding better in a group: Take your pack’s performance to a higher level

July 7th, 2015 by Keir Plaice | Posted in News, Training, Training Guide | No Comments »

Here are a few tips to make future bunch rides better and safer experiences for everyone involved.


Plan the perfect taper: Before the big ride, get the right amount of rest

June 9th, 2015 by Keir Plaice | Posted in Health Tips, Health+Nutrition, Training, Training Guide | No Comments »

Reaching your best requires a focused and challenging training plan; however, your fitness will be wasted if you are not fresh and energetic when you arrive at the start line. Your body needs a period of rest, or taper, to achieve its potential.


5 tips to prepare you for spring cycling

February 21st, 2015 by Keir Plaice | Posted in News, Technique, Training | No Comments »

In the depths of winter, cycling season seems a long way off. Sunny, springtime rides and the first big events of the year tend not to loom large in your mind when your car won’t start, there is a foot of snow on the driveway, and you are off to spend the day on the ski slopes. Nevertheless, in a little more than a month, the weather will turn, the races will begin and a flood of anxious cyclists will inundate local bike shops, overload club and event administrators, and set out on too-ambitious training rides in a bid to be ready the day after the first warm day of the year.


Bob Jungels takes final time trial to win Étoile de Bessèges, Hugo Houle 11th

February 8th, 2015 by Keir Plaice | Posted in News | No Comments »

Luxembourg’s Bob Jungels dominated Sunday’s final time-trial at the Étoile de Bessèges, beating his nearest rival Tony Gallopin by 19 seconds to win the stage and earn himself the overall champion’s jersey. Jungels’ Trek Factory Racing teammate Fabio Felline finished 20 seconds back to round out the podium. Canada’s Hugo Houle had a strong ride, finishing 11th on the day for his Ag2r-La Mondiale team.


Tony Gallopin wins fourth stage of the Étoile de Bessèges, Hugo Houle 14th

February 7th, 2015 by Keir Plaice | Posted in News | No Comments »

Lotto-Soudal’s Tony Gallopin won the finishing sprint up the Mur de Laudun to claim victory on Saturday’s fourth stage of the Étoile de Bessèges. Cofidis’ Christophe Laporte followed him across the line to take second. Edward Theuns of Topsport Vlaanderen- Baloise was third. Canada’s Hugo Houle had a good showing, finishing 14th for his AG2R La Mondiale squad.


Bryan Coquard wins Stage 3 at Étoile de Bessèges

February 6th, 2015 by Keir Plaice | Posted in News | No Comments »

Europcar’s Bryan Coquard sprinted to victory in Friday’s third stage of the Étoile de Bessèges, the five-day UCI 2.1 stage race held in Southern France. The Frenchman bettered second-placed Giacomo Nizzolo of Trek Factory Racing and Edward Theuns of Topsport Vlaanderen-Baloise, who was third, after a difficult day of racing that saw the peloton climb the Cat. 1 Col des Trélys three times before descending into Bessèges for three 6.8-km circuits to end the 152-km stage.