The future of the Worlds: 2013-2016

Well, this post was meant to come right after the Worlds, but laziness took over and now here we are. Anyway, during this year’s Worlds there were, as ever, stories and announcements about the future of the UCI’s crowning glory. Here’s a look at the news that came out about the future World Championships. Continue reading “The future of the Worlds: 2013-2016”

Basque Races At Risk (Updated)

After the excitement of seeing two of my favourite riders battle it out for the win at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, the news that the two Basque WorldTour races might be at risk has put a rather large dent in my good mood. Yesterday, the news came out that the Basque government will not be able to honour its financial commitment to the organisers of the Vuelta al País Vasco and Clásica San Sebastián fully this year. Continue reading “Basque Races At Risk (Updated)”

Thanks UCI, Another Meaningless Stage Race

And so today comes the news that another Chinese stage race looks like being shoehorned in to the WorldTour calendar. The Tour of Hanghzou is proposed to run from October 17-21 of this year. The race was approved during a two-day meeting of the Professional Cycling Council, ending yesterday, and is likely to become the 29th race of the WorldTour calendar. Continue reading “Thanks UCI, Another Meaningless Stage Race”