The Assaults on Mt. Mitchell and Marion, Spartanburg, SC, May 15th 2017. 10,000 feet of climbing. Register Now!
Welcome to Gran Fondo USA
French rider Yoann Offredo left bloodied by baseball bat and knife attack
#PROCYCLING
French rider Yoann Offredo left bloodied by baseball bat and knife attack

Bloodied and bruised French cyclist Yoann Offredo was assaulted by knife and baseball bat wielding attackers while on a training ride.

He sustained a broken nose, severely bruised ribs, cuts and bruises all over his body.

Offredo, rides for Belgian team Wanty and posted these comments and images onto facebook.

 
Frankie the macaw mourns for Scarponi
#GIRO100
Frankie the macaw mourns for Scarponi

Seven thousand expected to attend Michele Scarponi’s funeral on Tuesday April 25th at the local football stadium in his home town of Filottrano, Italy.

Alejandro Valverde has dedicated his recent prize money to the Scarponi family.

In heartbreaking news, Scarponi's macaw, Frankie, was seen sitting alone on a sign at the crossroads where the tragedy took place, where tributes were being laid, clearly missing his training partner.

 
Ride with BMC Racing's Brent Bookwalter
#GRANFONDO
Ride with BMC Racings Brent Bookwalter

Ride with Brent Bookwalter in a challenging Gran Fondo in beautiful Asheville, NC on Saturday October 28, 2017.

Join them for a relaxed Gran Fondo ride, studded with racing on timed segments on tough climbs that provide an epic challenge to all.

This is an unusual opportunity to ride alongside female and male pro cyclists as they celebrate the end of their season racing all over the world and the country.

 
Froome and Porte to go head-to-head at the Tour de Romandie
#TOUROFROMANDIE
Froome and Porte to go head-to-head at the Tour de Romandie

Team Sky's Chris Froome and BMC racing's Richie Porte will go head-to-head, starting on Tuesday April 23rd, at this years Tour de Romandie.

They will race for the first time since last year’s Tour de France. The two riders will be the favorites for the general classification.

Froome won the Tour de Romandie in 2013 and 2014, but hasn't had the best start to the season.

Richie Porte won the Tour Down Under for the first time and the former Team Sky rider is relishing his role as team leader for the forthcoming season.

 
Guide to tackling the Gran Fondo Stelvio
#GIRO100
Guide to tackling the Gran Fondo Stelvio

Situated on the border of Switzerland in the east Italian alps, the Mortirolo and the Stelvio are two of the most beautiful and iconic climbs in the world that echo with the feats of the great Fausto Coppi and Marco Pantani.

A relatively new event by Italian standards, it is now known to be one of the hardest Gran Fondo's in the world. The event has seen phenomenal growth, with over 2,500 riders travelling from around the world to take on the challenge.

Here's our guide to conquering the Gran Fondo Stelvio, a truly epic bucket list ride.

 
Valverde donates his Liege-Bastogne-Liege prize money to the Scarponi family
#THECLASSICS
Valverde donates his Liege-Bastogne-Liege prize money to the Scarponi family

Valverde out-sprinted Dan Martin in the final metres of Liege-Bastogne-Liege to take his fourth win in the final Spring Classics race.

Valverde dedicated his win to Michele Scarponi who sadly died this week after be hit by a van whilst training near his home in Italy.

Valverde said before the race that he would donate the prize money should he win, and in an emotional interview said he would dedicate his winnings from the whole week to the Scarponi family after winning Fleche Wallonne too.

 
Cycling mourns the death of Italian superstar Michele Scarponi
#GIRO100
Cycling mourns the death of Italian superstar Michele Scarponi

Former Giro d'Italia winner and Team Astana rider killed instantly in collision with a van on a crossroads near his home in Filottrano, Italy, only days after finishing fourth overall in the Tour of the Alps where he won a stage.

Team Astana have officially announced the tragic death of the 37-year-old rider who was due to lead the team into the Giro d'Italia.

One of the best stage racers in the world, Scarponi’s greatest victory came in 2011 when he won the Giro d’Italia overall having won many stages in previous years.

 
PREVIEW: Liege-Bastogne-Liege
#THECLASSICS
PREVIEW: Liege-Bastogne-Liege

Liège-Bastogne-Liège is the one of the hardest one day races, at 258 kilometers it contains 10 "official" climbs, totalling around 4,000 metres - harder than some Tour de France mountain stages.

The Ardennes which straddle the Belgian Wallonia and Dutch Limburg regions is suited to climbers and puncheurs who can hit out and cope with the short, sharp climbs with steep and varying gradients.

Preview of the race, the course, the teams and the favorites - for the last Classics race of Spring.

 
Grivko suspended for hitting Marcel Kittel
#PROCYCLING
Grivko suspended for hitting Marcel Kittel

Kittel was left with a deep cut and bloody face after altercation midway through Stage 3 of the Dubai Tour in January this year.

Andrei Grivko was thrown out of the race.

Today the UCI have issued a press release suspending the Astana Team rider for 45 days.

 

 
VIDEO: Michael Valgren escapes serious injury after crash in La Fleche Wallonne
#THECLASSICS
VIDEO: Michael Valgren escapes serious injury after crash in La Fleche Wallonne

Michael Valgren from Astana crashed with 67 km to go at Flèche Wallonne on Wednesday.

It was a terrible fall, the Astana rider hit his head and face, and suffered bruises to his right arm and leg.

Sitting by the roadside not knowing what had happened, race officials quickly sent Valgren to hospital of the city of Huy for a detailed medical examination.

 
Valverde wins fifth Fleche Wallonne
#THECLASSICS
Valverde wins fifth Fleche Wallonne

Spaniard claims fifth career win at Flèche Wallonne to take his tenth individual win this season.

Valverde was as strong as usual on the decisive climb of the Mur de Huy.

Following impressive work from the Movistar Team, Valverde controlled the opposition with ease before doing his classic acceleration from just less than 200 meters from the finish line.