Wahoo Fitness KICKR SNAP

Wahoo Fitness KICKR SNAPWahoo Fitness have announced the latest offering in their range the KICKR SNAP, a turbo trainer that connects seamlessly with smartphones, tablets and computers, giving the user full control over pedalling resistance and provides a reliable power measurement so users can monitor and adjust intensity.


Using ANT+ and Bluetooth 4.0 technology, the KICKR SNAP connects wirelessly to Apple, Android and Windows platforms, to conveniently capture all important ride data. Further, Wahoo’s full line of sensors and devices, like the TICKR X Workout Tracker, can easily be integrated to record heart rate and cycling cadence.


The KICKR SNAP, Weighing 38 pounds, features a wheel-on design, so users can easily attach a bicycle of almost any type. Thanks to a unique flywheel, SNAP has been engineered to replicate the inertia experienced when riding outdoors, providing the highest inertia of any smart trainer on the market and unmatched wattage at any speed. It’s designed to work with training platforms like Zwift and TrainerRoad that make riding indoors more competitive, interactive, convenient, and fun. Users can choose the Wahoo Fitness app or from a number of third-party apps to ride a virtual course with friends or perform a structured, power-based workout to achieve their fitness goals.


The KICKR SNAP will be available in August 2015 at selected specialty retailers and for £649.



Team Sky Announce TdF Squad

sky_tdf_2015Team Sky has selected its squad for the 102nd edition of the Tour de France, which starts in Utrecht on Saturday July 4 and concludes on Sunday July 26 in Paris. Team Sky’s leader Chris Froome is one of five British riders in the nine-man team, which also includes: Richie Porte, Geraint Thomas, Peter Kennaugh, Ian Stannard, Luke Rowe, Nicolas Roche, Leopold König and Wout Poels.


Froome comments: ‘Last year’s disappointment is this year’s motivation for Team Sky. From the moment I crashed out in 2014 I’ve had the burning desire to get back to this year’s Tour in the best possible shape. I’m ready and I’m fortunate to have a strong team around me selected to meet the many different challenges of this year’s race – from the cobbles to the climbs. There’s a great spirit in the group and we’re ready to give our best for every kilometre of every day over the three weeks of the Tour. We’re counting down the days. We can’t wait to get started and we are up for the challenge ahead.’


Speaking about the Tour de France line-up Team Sky Principal, Sir Dave Brailsford, said: ‘The Tour is shaping up to be one of the most exciting in years and we’ve chosen a team of talented riders for the race. We’ve studied this year’s route carefully and have selected the riders who we believe will best deliver our race strategy. Inevitably it is always a difficult decision. We’re all looking forward to a great race and we have a strong team – led by Chris Froome – that’s hungry for success… I’m confident that Team Sky will be competitive but of course we can take nothing for granted. One thing we can say for certain is that it’s going to be a great contest and a great three weeks of racing for the fans. That is fantastic for the sport of cycling.”


The Team Sky squad for the 2015 Tour de France:


Chris Froome, Great Britain – The 2013 race winner will lead Team Sky’s challenge over the three weeks as he bids to recapture his Tour crown. After putting a crash in last year’s event behind him, Froome will look to continue his momentum following an impressive recent win at the Criterium du Dauphine. A gifted climber and powerful time trialist, he has all the skills to win the world’s biggest bike race.


Richie Porte, Australia – One of the finest and most feared climbers in the peloton, the Tasmanian began the year in scintillating form, winning Paris-Nice, Volta a Catalunya and the Giro del Trentino back to back. Disappointment followed in May at the Giro d’Italia, as he was forced to withdraw from the race due to injury. Now back to full fitness Porte will be raring to go heading into his fifth Tour de France.


Geraint Thomas, Great Britain – Following the best start to a season of his career to date, Thomas lines up for his sixth Tour de France full of confidence. Whether claiming wins in tough Belgian one-day classics like E3 Harelbeke or climbing at the sharp end of mountainous stage races, ‘G’ can do it all. With overall victory at the Volta ao Algarve and second place at the Tour de Suisse his all-round credentials are unquestioned.



Peter Kennaugh, Great Britain – Hailing from the Isle of Man, Kennaugh lines up for his second Tour de France appearance off the back of another strong season. After 12 eye-catching months in the British national champion’s jersey, which he successfully defended in Lincoln yesterday, Peter has various other victories on his palmares, and earned himself a stint in the leader’s jersey at this year’s Criterium du Dauphine.


Ian Stannard, Great Britain – Few riders possess the combination of horsepower and heart that characterise Ian Stannard. The Brit is a huge asset on the flat but is comfortable setting a fierce pace on the climbs. With a second victory at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad already in his pocket this season, Stannard will be hoping to repeat his Tour outing from 2013 where he helped Froome to victory.


Luke Rowe, Great Britain – After coming through the ranks as part of British Cycling’s Academy the talented Welshman has spent all of his four pro seasons with Team Sky. In that time he has developed into one of the finest and most respected young riders in the sport, and is rewarded with his Tour debut. This year Rowe has taken a top 10 at Paris-Roubaix and contributed to wins at both Paris-Nice and the Dauphine.


Nicolas Roche, Ireland – Strong, accomplished and experienced at the highest level, Roche has been part of a number of high-profile victories since joining Team Sky this season. Comfortable setting tempo on the climbs, the Irishman finished fifth in his own right at the Vuelta a Espana in 2013. Roche has 13 Grand Tours starts to his name and has completed each one, including the last six editions of the Tour de France.


Leopold König, Czech Republic – The Czech climbing star rode to a superb seventh place overall in the 2014 edition of the Tour as he made his debut in the event. He improved on that Grand Tour milestone in Team Sky colours this year with sixth place at the Giro d’Italia. Now rested ahead of the race start, König will significantly add to the team’s firepower in the mountains.


Wout Poels, Holland – The Dutchman has impressed greatly since joining the team at the start of 2015. Elite climbing prowess makes him invaluable in the high mountains, yet Poels has also shown he is capable of winning in his own right after a classy stage victory at Tirreno-Adriatico in March. After returning from shoulder surgery Poels was a key part of the team’s Dauphine success.


Revolve24 Hits the Tracks

Revolve24Revolve24 has been announced as a global series of 24-hour cycling relay races set at iconic motor circuits around the world. Officially launched at Brands Hatch – which will also play host to the first event on September 19-20 – by Revolve24 ambassador Jason Kenny, the series will then embark on a world tour throughout 2016 including famous motor racing circuits in the USA, France, Spain, Portugal and Canada.


Having set a casual lap time of 6:16:20 on the undulating, 2.433mile circuit, Kenny commented: ‘I’ve always been a keen motorcycling enthusiast since a young age, so to combine this with cycling, Revolve24 is a dream event for me to be involved in. To see thousands of people here racing round the course on their bikes and enjoying a weekend of cycling entertainment is going to be great, and from taking on the course, the cycling side of things won’t disappoint!’


Racing teams can be single sex or mixed – disabled or abled bodied and entrants can be soloists, duos or teams of four, six or eight. Aiming to be as inclusive as possible British Cycling has agreed that race licences are not required to compete. Non-riding ‘Team Captains’ and team supporters are also welcome to enter and attend to provide strategy, support and encouragement.


For more information and to sign up to Revolve24 see


Jupiter London Nocturne Highlights Schedule

Jupiter London NocturneThe ninth edition of the Jupiter London Nocturne has been hailed as the best yet with the reversed circuit providing plenty of drama and excitement in the men’s and women’s elite races and thousands of spectators packing the streets of Farringdon.


Team JLT Condor rider, Ed Clancy, dipped over the line first to take the prestigious Santini Elite Criterium crown, holding off stiff competition from Steele Von Hoff of NFTO and Chris Lawless of ?Team Wiggins, who were almost neck and neck with him to the line.


in the Schwalbe Elite Women’s Criterium race, Pearl Azumi Sports Tours International rider Katie Archibald reigned supreme with a destructive display of power that also gained her the Combative Award for the most aggressive performance of the night. Eileen Roe of team Wiggle-Honda was in hot pursuit, closely followed by Team Giordana Triton rider, Nicola Jupiter.


Aside from the elite races, the event also played host to a penny farthing race, the F&F Folding Bike ?Race and the Santander Cycle Hire race. James Pope, organiser of the Jupiter London Nocturne commented: ‘Every year we try to build on and improve the racing somehow and this year for the first time we reversed the circuit. The change in layout made sure that the racing was super charged and exciting for the fans. Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone that took part and came to watch.’


If you weren’t there to witness all of the action TV highlights of the event will be available to watch on Channel 4, Sky Sports, Eurosport, Bloomberg TV and online on the Jupiter London Nocturne’s YouTube channel from Sunday June 14. Full details of all things Jupiter London Nocturne at


Channel 4: June 16, midnight and June 20, 07.00

Sky Sports: June 12 (Sky Sports 4), 12.30 and Sky Sports 3 at 15.00. Plus June 13 (Sky Sports 2), 09.00 and June 14 (Sky Sport 2), 19.00

Eurosport: June 14, 17.00

Bloomberg TV: June 12, 12.00


Can’t wait? Watch the trailer below:



Jupiter London Nocturne Update

Jupiter London NocturneThe Jupiter London Nocturne, which takes place on June 6, has announce the additions of Team Sky, Team Wiggins, JLT Condor, One Procycling, NFTO, Madison-Genesis and Raleigh-GAC, to the pro race card in what promises to be an electric day & night of racing at Smithfield Market.


2014 elite race winner Tobyn Horton heads up Team Madison-Genesis and will come up against stiff competition from Olympic star Ed Clancy, who will be saddling up for JLT Condor along with Kristian ‘the dude’ House. New entrants to the race field, Team Wiggins, are led by British Team Pursuit specialist Andy Tennant, whilst Team Sky brings Andy Fenn to the mix.


?Saturday night will see the largest ever elite field take to the cobbled streets for the Jupiter London ?Nocturne, for which Jupiter are sponsors for the second year running. There will be 14 teams ?represented in the Santini Men’s Elite Criterium with 80 riders confirmed to race in the Schwalbe Women’s Elite Criterium.


The London Nocturne has grown each year since the inaugural event in 2007, establishing a reputation for world-class city bike racing combined with fun elements like the Penny Farthing Race, F&F Folding Bike Race, great food and drink and a party atmosphere. For a full list exactly what the Jupiter London Nocturne has in store visit


Porte Withdraws from Giro

Richie PorteTeam Sky’s Richie Porte has withdrawn from the Giro d’Italia to recuperate and focus on his support of Chris Froome in the Tour de France, which begins on July 4 in Utrecht.


The Australian rider had began the Giro with overall victory as the target, but was forced to withdraw following a crash towards the end of Friday’s 13th stage to Jesolo. Porte injured his knee and hip with the final week ahead.


Porte said on ‘I’m gutted it’s ended this way… The Giro has been my main goal this year and I’ve worked incredibly hard all season with this race in mind.’


Porte was well positioned in fourth place and his withdrawal, along with Rigoberto Uran’s (Etixx-Quick-Step) drop in form, leaves favourite Alberto Contador firmly in the driving seat. The race gets underway again today as it heads for next Sunday’s conclusion in Milan.



adidas Launch World’s Lightest Kit

adizeroWeighing in at just 200g, adidas have added to its industry first adizero jersey with the release of the new adizero evasus bibshort and adizero ankle socks, to create ‘the lightest cycling kit ever released to the market.’


The minimalist adizero evasus bibshort has a lightweight, ‘barely-there’ feel for speed and agility in long races on the road and mountain passes and are constructed with a triple-density TMF® pad and an active FORMOTION® design, whilst the adizero ankle socks have a smooth fit to ‘guarantee cool and dry feet’ with targeted mesh ventilation and flat toe seam and arch support.


The latest additions are constructed in night flash blue and black colourways with the adizero evasus bibshort retailing at £120 and the adidas ankle socks available later this summer.


Read our review of last year’s adidas adizero jersey, which weighed a mere 65g, here. Details of all adidas kit at


Sky Announce Giro d’Italia Squad

Giro d'ItaliaTeam Sky have announced that Richie Porte will lead Team Sky for the first Grand Tour of the year, the 2015 Giro d’Italia. Porte, who has already won Paris-Nice, Volta a Catalunya and Giro del Trentino this season, will lead the nine-man team which features Italian riders Salvatore Puccio and sprinter Elia Viviani, alongside Bernhard Eisel, Sebastián Henao, Vasil Kiryienka, Leopold König, Mikel Nieve and Kanstantsin Siutsou.


On confirming the team line-up for the Giro d’Italia Team Principal, Sir Dave Brailsford, said: ‘Team Sky has had a great start to the year and we are going into the first Grand Tour of the season with a strong team, led by Richie… Richie is entering the race in good shape and with real focus and determination. He’s made a lot of small changes across a number of areas in his preparation and training this season after the illness that affected his performance in 2014. His results this season speak for themselves with excellent wins at Paris-Nice, Volta a Catalunya and Giro del Trentino. This is one of the biggest and toughest races to win in the calendar but we go to the Giro confident about the challenge ahead.’


Porte adds: ‘The Giro d’Italia has been my main goal of the season. I’ve worked very hard through the winter and am entering the race strong, healthy and up for the challenge. The competition will be tough, and obviously anything can happen in a Grand Tour, but we’ve got a great group of riders going into the race and we are ready for it.’


The 98th edition of Giro d’Italia starts on Saturday May 9 with a TTT in San Lorenzo al Mare and concludes on Sunday May 31 in Milan.


Full details of the Giro d’Italia at and on Team Sky at