Team Sky and Pinarello have revealed the 2016 livery for the Dogma F8 bike the team uses as its staple ride.

"The Pinarello DOGMA F8 is an outstanding bike that performed very well for us in 2015. We're very proud to enter our seventh season with Pinarello next year and the new 2016 bike looks fantastic." - Carsten Jeppesen, Team Sky Head of Technical Operations.

 

Friday 4 Dec 2015

Mapei are one of the venerable names in professional cycling having in the past dominated the professional peloton when it sponsored a WorldTour team. Today its back but instead of itself putting rubber on the road it will provide technicap services to Trek Factory Racing.

Mapei Sport is today a well known sports science and research center based in Milan, and its services have been used by professionals, like Australians Cadel Evans and Michael Rogers, for many years - the relationship with Trek Factory Racing marks its return to the WorldTour ranks after an absence of 14 years.

“Mapei Sport needs no introduction. They have gained massive expertise in sports science, not just in cycling, for decades now,” Josu Larrazabal, Head of Performance at Trek Factory Racing said. “We are scientists, so we like numbers. However, what Mapei brings to the table is hard to measure, there’s no doubt about that. Together, we will be more competitive. That’s what we’re going for. Nothing is simply a detail if you’re ambitious."

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The MTN-Qhubeka team (soon to be rebranded Dimension Data) have six of their riders nominated for the African Cyclist of the Year awards.

The nominees were announced by the organisers of the Tropicala Amissa Bongo race and are voted on by managers, coaches, officials, African and European cycling journalists, with the jury chaired by Bernard Hinault, the five-time Tour de France Champion.

Natnael Berhane who was the inaugural recipient of the award back in 2012 is once again up for nomination. As is 2013 winner, Louis Meintjes. Daniel Teklehaimanot, Merhawi Kudus, Youcef Reguigui and Jacques Janse van Rensburg were also included in the 20-rider nominee list for 2015.

Wiggins also had this to say about the immenent public release of Chris Froome's physiological data.

"It's what people have called for and Chris and has done it, so hats off to him," Wiggins told BBC Radio 5 live. "I'm sure it is not something for them to live and die by, or if it will change anything. It is a small step maybe."