A round-up of the latest from the world of cycling.
Thursday 16 Apr 2015

What did Tyler Hamilton say when he met former team-mate Lance Armstrong last week when he gave evidence against him at a US Court?

"It was strange, strange. We spoke. Small talk. He laughed at my hair, I laughed at his beard, like all mates would do," Hamilton told the NZ Herald.

"There were a lot of lawyers around and officials but, yeah, we shook hands a couple of times."

Hamilton is currently in New Zealand to speak at a Sport New Zealand conference.

How much do you know about Peter Sagan? We know that he's got crazy bike handling skills, won the Tour de France green jersey three times and has a penchant for fun victory salutes, but what about his life off the bike?

Cycling Weekly has published an interview with Sagan where he talks about being a Slovakian superstar, his girlfriend and what he really thinks about Twitter...

"In Slovakia, my private life is almost nonexistent because everyone knows me there. In Monaco, I feel better. I can concentrate on my bike much more than I could back in Zilina."

Former professional and Italian style icon Mario Cipollini has spared no expense with his latest offering - the RB1000 luxury edition road bike with a frame adorned with gold, platinum and diamond.

This piece of rolling art will set you back a mere $70,000.

 

Imagine...

"@simongerrans: My training group today. Mark Renshaw and Caleb Ewan. These two teamed up together would be hard to beat. Experience & speed."

 

Australian professional continental team Drapac Pro Cycling is one of 13 teams to be invited to the Tour of Utah. The 2.HC race, promoted as 'America's toughest stage race' takes place from 3-9 August.

Three WorldTour teams - BMC Racing Team, Cannondale-Garmin and Trek Factory Racing - will contest the event alongside Colombia, MTN-Qhubeka, UnitedHealthcare and Drapac.

The remainder of the field will be made up by USA Continental teams including Axeon, Hincapie Racing, Jelly Belly and SmartStop.

@georgebennett: "There's more than just fortifying the body as Part of preparing for the grande giro- getting some Nederlands between my ears so the race radio becomes more than just a paperweight in my pocket."