What in the worlds?

This coming Sunday marks the start of the 2014 UCI World Road Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. To get you in the mood here are seven relatively useless pieces of World Championships trivia. 1) The first ever road world championships were held in 1920 in Copenhagen where racing was strictly for amateurs only. 2) In 1927 the … More What in the worlds?

Classic times ahead

Okay, so I’m excited. Are you? The top guys might be in the Middle East this week. But it’s just over a month until the first of the big spring one-day races in Europe, aka the Classics. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, road surfaces and – as 2013 graphically demonstrated – weather … More Classic times ahead

EXCLUSIVE: New Year Resolutions from the WorldTour

As 2013 coasts slowly to a stop, Carbon Addiction has been granted unprecedented off-season access to several key figures from the WorldTour to discover their hopes, dreams and fears for 2014*.  Brian Cookson. “I hope world cycling thrives as well as my beard, just with less grey patches. Be splendid to get Knighted like Sir … More EXCLUSIVE: New Year Resolutions from the WorldTour

Respect the rainbow

Dear Mr Cookson, As you well know, there are myriad issues the ‘new’ UCI needs to address. From doping controls and an amnesty to finally help jetison (much of) the baggage of the past, to more sustainable team structures and properly supporting the talent-rich but too-often neglected world of women’s cycling, you will be a … More Respect the rainbow