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.

Albasini to delay retirement plan but will still have local send off at the 2020 Tour de Suisse

Wed 27 May 2020 In light of the racing calendar impacts due to COVID-19, Suisse veteran Michael Albasini will delay his original retirement plans and race with Mitchelton-SCOTT until the end of the revised 2020 season.  Albasini was due to retire in June at the Tour de Suisse in what would have been his 16th …

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Murphy and Beveridge hit the airwaves

Murphy and Beveridge hit the airwaves

Two-time US National Criterium Champion, John Murphy, and Olympic medalist Allison Beveridge joined Jason Lardy’s “Blast Beats N Bicycles” podcast earlier this month to talk about how COVID-19 has affected their lives. From training at home to racing virtually, they’ve each had to make adjustments in their daily routines to maintain their fitness and stay motivated …

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French Cycling Terms List

French Cycling Terms List

We hear a lot of the French terms in cycling. Traditionally, it was the language of the peloton although English has started to win over in recent years. It hasn’t taken long to use the first French loan word either – peloton! Often its misspelling is a sign of who follows professional cycling year-round and who might only tune into ITV4 over the summer to watch Le Tour.

Giulio Ciccone wins Challenge of the Stars climbers competition

Giulio Ciccone wins Challenge of the Stars climbers competition

The Trek-Segafredo climber bests Thomas De Gendt in the final to win the virtual competition. Giulio Ciccone bested arguably the fiercest competitor in virtual racing, Thomas De Gendt (Lotto Soudal), in the final of the knockout competition Sunday and claimed victory in the Challenge of the Stars climbers competition. The climbers competition featured one-on-one races …

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