Cycling Weekly

November 25, 2021

Published by TI Media Limited Cycling Weekly is the UK's only weekly special interest magazine focusing on the cycling market. It is the best source of breaking international and UK news, race reportage, reliable fitness advice, trustworthy product reviews and inspirational features for British cyclists. Always a great read, Cycling Weekly inspires you to ride your bike more!

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We’ve been hard at work pulling together interviews, features, videos and more for our 2021 Awards issue in two weeks’ time. From interviewing some of the biggest names in the sport, to getting out and meeting local riders across the UK, it’s one of our favourite issues to make. Every year we wonder how we can improve upon the previous one, but in the end it’s easy, it’s the people we meet and the work they do that reassures us. And it’s not that it’s better than the previous year, it’s just another inspiring story to tell. Last week I travelled to meet our club of the year. I hadn’t heard of them before I read their award entry. I was impressed by that, and it made me question why I hadn’t…

cav crashes out of ghent six-day

Mark Cavendish was taken to hospital and spent the night in intensive care after he crashed heavily on the final night of competition at the Ghent Six-Day. The Manxman suffered two broken ribs and a “small” partial collapse of a lung, his Deceuninck-Quick Step team said. Both were treated with medication and he was expected to be discharged by Tuesday. Cavendish, who has staged a spectacular return to form in 2021, fell heavily in the final Madison of the prestigious event. The incident occurred after Kenny De Ketele had swerved up the track, taking out Lasse Norman Hansen’s wheel, the Dane tumbling to the floor. Cavendish was then unseated after going into the back of him. The reigning Tour de France green jersey holder then tumbled down the track and rolled across the apron…

dutch women dominate top 10 at koksijde

Annemarie Worst led home a dominant Dutch performance at the UCI Cyclo-cross World Cup in Koksijde, Belgium, at the weekend, with Dutch women taking spots one through nine in the results. Worst (777) had made her bid for glory on the sandy race’s penultimate lap, powering away from Denise Betsema (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal). Betsema held on to second despite a late charge from world champion Lucinda Brand (Baloise Trek Lions), who had a difficult first lap. “It’s really big for me,” said Worst. “I started the season well but then I felt my back was not very good so it was great to finally win again. At the start I was not that confident but every lap my confidence grew.” Almost all the rest of the top 10 were Dutch riders, including three 19-year-olds:…

photo-finish win sets up national trophy showdown

Taking victory by just a couple of inches, Rory McGuire (Wheelbase-CabTech Castelli) boosted his hopes of winning the National Trophy Cyclo-cross Series with a win in round four near Sunderland. The 19-year-old from Perth stepped up to third overall with two rounds left on the back of his victory at Herrington Country Park, where he just held off series leader Corran Carrick-Anderson (T-Mo Racing). A photo-finish was needed to separate the two, with Carrick-Anderson lunging desperately for the line while McGuire had his hands aloft and almost realised too late that his fellow Scot was so close. “I got in front on the bridge but the sprint finish was closer than I thought, but I like it close!” said McGuire. “I couldn’t hear Corran so I didn’t know he was there. Coming into the…

jock shaw 1930 - 2021

Former president of Scottish Cycling Jock Shaw passed away last Sunday, aged 90. Shaw headed up the organisation between 2004 and 2009 – an important time which saw the nation claim multiple Olympic medals thanks to Sir Chris Hoy and Ross Edgar at Athens and Beijing, and also win the bid to host the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in 2014. He also chaired the cycling committee for the 1986 Commonwealth Games, which oversaw the refurbishment of Edinburgh’s Meadowbank Velodrome. Shaw, who was an amateur racing man himself in his younger days, also kept and compiled meticulous records for Scottish Cycling dating back more than a century, and has been described as “the supreme keeper of records”. In 1994 Shaw was awarded the Badge of Honour. Scottish cycling’s highest award, it recognises the deeds of…

cicle classic set to return

The Rutland-Melton CiCLE Classic is set to return in 2022 after a twoyear absence. Billed by the organisers as the “UK’s own ‘real’ Spring Classic” the one-day race will return on Sunday 24 April next year. Race organisers have already been asking non-UCI British domestic teams to submit their expression of interest in competing for consideration as preparations ramp up. In 2019, the last time the race was run, Rally Cycling’s Colin Joyce just pipped Brit Gabriel Cullaigh to the victory. The women’s edition of the UCI race was held this year – the races take place on different dates – with Abi Smith victorious. The race starts in the town of Oakham in Rutland before heading to Melton Mowbray in East Leicestershire – the first rider into the town gets a big pork…