Cycling Weekly October 28, 2021

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This week’s issue is for pain cave heroes whose hard-earned fitness is no longer hidden in their garage, spare room or shed. And for those who want to join their ranks. If you didn’t know, turbo trainers aren’t just instruments of torture for doing intervals a few weeks before your first race of the year. There’s a world of interconnected riding and racing going on that is basically now a discipline within itself. Having used my turbo and Zwift’s virtual world to get fit enough to race some TTs on the road this summer, I once again tried a virtual TTT this autumn (see page 30) and found that I’m still hopeless. Hey ho. But regardless, indoor training has made up almost 50% of my riding this year and after a recent break…

in focus

Line in the sand Cameron Mason (Trinity Racing) makes tracks at the Cyclo-cross World Cup in Zonhoven, Belgium on Sunday, as he tackles the course’s challenging centrepiece, The Ditch. It sees riders descend then climb out of a sandy basin, flanked by crowds, and is often where the action takes place. Winner of the event, Toon Aerts (Baloise-Trek Lions), attacked with two laps remaining and soloed to victory. Mason finished 17th, first Brit. Winner of the women’s race was Denise Betsema (Pauwels Sauzen-Bingoal).…

archibald heads young british team’s worlds medal haul

Elder stateswoman of the British track world championship team, Katie Archibald led a promising up-and-coming squad of youngsters as the team claimed two rainbow jerseys and six medals. Archibald, the most seasoned rider of the squad who travelled to the world championships in Roubaix, won her second omnium world championship in signature imperious style, winning all four races. She also racked up bronze in the team pursuit, bronze in the Madison alongside Neah Evans and silver in the points race. Speaking after her points race silver, her last event of the Worlds, Archibald said: “I’ve had such a good time this week, but it’s so emotionally draining, wanting something so bad. The most relief I get is during the race, when all you are thinking about is going hard and not about…

bc weathers doping storm

While its current crop of stars were claiming medals in Roubaix, British Cycling’s reputation was enduring further pummeling at home with a succession of doping stories. First was a WADA report that concluded staff at BC and the UK Anti-Doping Agency had committed “potential wrongdoing” for their part in an unauthorised set of doping tests on riders in 2011. BC staff carried out internal tests after a prominent rider had trace amounts of a banned substance in their system. The WADA investigation found that former British Cycling staff did break anti-doping rules by carrying out unauthorised tests on elite riders for the anabolic steroid nandrolone after being given the nod by UKAD. The tests were carried out as part of a study into the potential contamination of supplements. Just days later it emerged…

broadwith smashes edinburgh to london record

“Elated, exhausted and a bit broken” Michael Broadwith arrived in London last Thursday night having beaten the Edinburgh to London record set 32 years ago. The long-distance supremo rode the 386 miles from Edinburgh to London in a provisional time of 17-42.47, breaking the previous record set by Pete Wells in 1989 of 17-48.04 - subject to the Road Records Association approving the time. The Land’s End to John O’Groats record holder had to start his ride outside the general post office in the city, and the weather “was quite a bit colder than I was anticipating.” Luckily, though, the wind was blowing southwards, his direction of travel. But he was down on schedule as he approached Newcastle, where he’d had to re-route after a fellow rider had messaged him just days before…

hill-climb national championships

DATE SUN 31 OCTOBER | CLIMB WINNATS PASS AVERAGE GRADIENT 11.2% | MAX GRADIENT 19% Defending hill-climb champion Andrew Feather will start Sunday’s National Championships as the clear favourite after a near faultless season. Feather (, who won last year on Streatley Hill just outside Reading, has only been defeated twice this season. However, the man who defeated him on both occasions Tom Bell (High North Performance) is sure to run him close here and has a near spotless record himself in 2021 having lost only twice to, yes you guessed it, Feather. Also vying for victory will be Ed Laverack (Backpedal) a former champion who has focused solely on this race in 2021. Among the other former champions to contest the title are Dan Evans (Assos) and Adam Kenway (Brother UK). While the men’s…