Author name: Mathew Mitchell

My name is Mathew Mitchell, 30-something from Staffordshire, UK. Over the last few years I've got more and more into cycling, from the first innocent Sportive events to Audaxes, Go-Races, British Cycling racing and now Time Trials.

Dame Sarah Storey injury recovery fuelled by goal to compete in able-bodied 2023 Cycling World Championships in Glasgow

Dame Sarah Storey injury recovery fuelled by goal to compete in able-bodied 2023 Cycling World Championships in Glasgow

Dame Sarah Storey, Britain’s greatest ever Paralympian, took time out during a visit to the men’s Tour of Britain with her ŠKODA Academy riders earlier in the month to provide an update on her recovery from serious injury and confirm her goals for the future which includes competing in the able-bodied World Cycling Championships in …

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Litelok reimagines the D-Lock, made with Barronium™

Litelok reimagines the D-Lock, made with Barronium™

LITELOK is launching a range of lightweight D-locks that are armoured with Barronium™: a new composite technology, which offers unparalleled resistance to angle grinders. With bike and motorcycle theft at an all-time high, award-winning British lock manufacturer LITELOK continues to set the industry standard with ever more sophisticated bicycle and motorcycle anti-theft locks. The next …

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Chiara Consonni confirmed transfer to UAE Team ADQ

Chiara Consonni confirmed transfer to UAE Team ADQ

One of the most open secrets of this year’s transfer season was the move of Chiara Consonni to UAE Team ADQ. Just like her former Valcar teammates Eleonara Gasparrini and Silvia Persico, she will help form a nucleus of riders moving across to the Italian WWT team. Consonni has taken 5 victories this year – …

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Eleonora Gasparrini follows Valcar teammate Silvia Persico to UAE Team ADQ

Eleonora Gasparrini follows Valcar teammate Silvia Persico to UAE Team ADQ

After the announcement that Silvia Persico is due to sign for UAE Team ADQ, today we learned that Valcar teammate Eleonora Gasparrini will be joining her as well. Gasparrini is still only 20 years old but has got some strong results this season individually and as part of the lead-out for Chiara Consonni. Joining Valcar …

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Blanka Vas gets her cyclocross season underway with a win in Czechia

Blanka Vas gets her cyclocross season underway with a win in Czechia

Blanka Vas took the first cyclocross victory of her season in the first race over at Toi Toi Cup Hole Vrchy in the Czech Republic. The Hungarian was convinced by SD Worx Director Sportif Anna van der Breggen to forego the road World Championships in Australia and concentrate on cyclocross this off-season. The 21-year-old was …

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Women’s Giro dell’Emilia 2022 Race Preview

Women’s Giro dell’Emilia 2022 Race Preview

The women’s Giro dell’Emilia is starting to get itself a solid list of winners in its relatively short lifetime. In the previous 8 editions, it has been won almost exclusively by the best puncheurs in the women’s peloton. The course is kinda like Fleche Wallonne in that it finishes at the top of a very steep, solid climb. But it also takes place in Italy at the start of the Autumn and has absolutely no proceeding climbs to worry about.

Multum Accountants Cycling Team is due to close at end of the 2022 season

Multum Accountants Cycling Team is due to close at end of the 2022 season

Multum Accountants has announced on Facebook that it will close at the end of the 2022 season. The team originally planned to not renew its UCI Continental team licence and run as a ‘club team’ in 2023. This potentially would have an impact on the races that it could take part in, for instance, it …

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Silvia Persico finally confirmed to UAE Team ADQ for 3 years

Silvia Persico finally confirmed to UAE Team ADQ for 3 years

It was known for some time that Silvia Persico was transferring to a Women’s WorldTour team from 2023. After a breakout season that has seen the Italian take 2 World Championship bronzes in cyclocross and road, a maiden UCI win followed by a maiden Women’s WorldTour win. With the upheavals promised at Valcar-Travel & Service …

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