• The Orro Gold received a great review in this month’s Cyclist Magazine by Stu Bowers:

    "You certainly get a lot for your money. There isn't a weak point in the whole build.

    The surefootedness of the Orro Gold allowed me to let fly on descents, even on unfamiliar roads.

    Orro has clearly done its homework, and appears to have adopted a holistic approach. The Gold delivers a well-rounded performance in terms of power transfer when you need it, but also ensures the rider is well looked after in the comfort department.

    ...I think the Gold is an extremely impressive first shout from a new brand, and it's safe to say we'll see a lot more from the Orro label in the future."

  • It's the second rest day of this year's Tour de France as it now heads into the final week of racing before finishing in Paris on the Champs-Élysées next Sunday.

    Stage 14

    Rafal Majika from team Tinkoff-Saxo got his first Gran Tour win of his career in the 177km Grenoble to Risoul stage.
    The second consecutive Alpine summit finish of the 2014 Tour de France saw Majka and Vincenzo Nibali finish in the first two places, just as they did on Chamrousse on stage 13 the day before, with the yellow jersey gaining another healthy wedge of time on his rivals.

    Stage 15

    In one of the most exciting sprint finishes of the Tour de France, Garmin-Sharp rider Jack Bauer narrowly missed out on the stage win.
    Garmin’s Bauer and Martin Elmiger of IAM performed heroics in holding off the chasing bunch until less than 100 metres to go.
    For almost all of the 222km stage from Tallard to Nimes the Kiwi was part of a day-long breakaway until the very last moments before Alexender Kristoff took the stage win.

    The current general classification at the end of stage 15:

    1 Vincenzo Nibali  66:49:37
    2 Alejandro Valverde  +4:37
    3 Romain Bardet  +4:50
    4 Thibaut Pinot  +5:06
    5 Tejay van Garderen  +5:49
    6 Jean-Christophe Peraud  +6:08
    7 Bauke Mollema  +8:33
    8 Leopold Konig  +9:32
    9 Laurens ten Dam  +10:01
    10 Pierre Rolland +10:48

  • It's been a busy few weeks for British triathlete David Bishop with the Windsor Triahlon, U23 European championships and most recently the The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon. Here is a quick update on the eventful season Bishop is having:

    The U23 European Triathlon Championships in Russia

    "I was expecting and hoping for a good result there. I knew I was in great run shape judging by Windsor, so went out there really looking to nail the swim to put me in a decent position for the run. I knew I could take care of myself on the bike.
    However things didn’t go as I had hoped. The race wasn’t terrible but it wasn’t great either. My swim was fairly good, however when it came to the bike and run it seemed I had left my legs back in the UK… I just felt completely flat. 
    I managed to finish 16th in the end, which wasn’t terrible, but it wasn’t what I went there to achieve."

    The Jenson Button Trust Triathlon

    Now in its third year, Bishop joined the Formula 1 star at his charity triathlon event in Luton Hoo, Bedfordshire.
    After a great start on the swim and and bike David finished an impressive second place; "I loved the race. I got to race alongside three athletes I really look up to…. It’s not often I will get to do that again. The day was a really enjoyable day as well, so to finish 2nd place topped off a great weekend!"