• Team Movistar, who use Catlike helmets, are having a great Vuelta Espana 2014 as both Alejandro Valverde and Nairo Quintana sit in first and second place in the general classification. 

    Valverde took the stage six mountain finish victory yesterday, just ahead of Chris Froome (Sky), in the first real mountain test.

    The 167.1km stage from the Mediterranean coast into the mountains saw a two-man break featuring Lotto-Belisol's Pim Ligthart and Caja Rural's mountains leader Luis Mas Bonet, but the pair were reeled on the brutal final ascent 3km away from glory.

    Quintana and Valverde hit the front in the final kilometre at the head of a small group including Froome and Contador, and Valverde surged again in the last 300 metres to win.

    Friday’s seventh stage from Alhendin to Alcaudete is another lumpy day, but with less of an ascent to the line.

    Overall classification after stage six:
    1. Alejandro Valverde (Spa) Movistar in 22-48-08
    2. Nairo Quintana (Col) Movistar at 15 secs
    3. Alberto Contador (Spa) Tinkoff-Saxo at 18 secs
    4. Chris Froome (GBr) Sky at 22 secs
    5. Esteban Chaves (Col) Orica-GreenEdge at 41 secs

  • Our very own Josh Ibbett today finished in second position in an epic race across Europe in the Transcontinental Race from London to Istanbul.

    It took Josh 9 days 5 hours and 59 minutes in total, battling the elements and fatigue to secure second places just in front of fellow Brit Richard Dunnett who came in just 35 minutes after Josh.
    The race winner, Kristof Allegaert, made it to Istanbul in an incredible 7 days and 23 hours having only slept for 3 hours each night.

    Josh unfortunately encountered some problems along his journey; his gear cable snapped and without a replacement on him, had to continue his journey single speed before he found a bike shop.

    Riders are not bound to one fixed route; they must only visit the mandatory checkpoints along their journey; CP 1: Cafe au Reveil Matin, PARIS - CP 2: Passo Dello Stelvio, ITALY - CP 3: Mount Lovcen, MONTENEGRO.

  • Ride clothing has received some great reviews from Road.CC this month on both the FreFlow bibshorts and the Mont Ventoux Jersey.

    The FreFlow bibshorts scored a great 8/10 for its overall rating; 'Great value bibs with a reasonable pad and nice comfy straps - recommended'.
    Going on to score an amazing 10/10 when it came to the product value section: 'You can get a pair of these bibs for £35 at the moment. That is about as good value as can be found anywhere - really impressive.'
    Read the full review here!

    Ride Mountain Project Jersey's similarly received great comments, the review focusing on the Mont Ventoux one in particular, whilst also praising the entire range; 'Each has a large graphic on the front (the Alpe D'Huez one is gorgeous), plus an outline of France on the centre pocket at the rear, with the location of the climb in question. There's a double stripe up the back which integrates the Ride "r" logo - I think this looks really good.'

    The Jersey was given a great 8/10 with a final verdict of - 'Striking, comfortable jersey at a great price.'
    Read the full review here!