• Yesterday was an exciting day for Argon 18 as they held a press conference at its flagship store (Cycle Gervais Rioux) to announce that the pro team which it has signed is:
    Bora - Argon 18

    The Bora - Argon 18 team will replace the NetApp - Endura team.

    In a statement on their website Argon 18 said: 
    'As of January 1st 2015, the NetApp-Endura team, who’s leader finished 7th in the latest Tour de France general individual classification, will be known as BORA – ARGON 18. The Canadian bicycle company Argon 18 has officially signed a three-year agreement with the German team and thereby becomes a partner of Bora, a high-end cooktops and extraction systems manufacturer.'

    “BORA is much like us,” says Martin Rioux, Argon 18’s President. “We have a similar background, and they embrace innovation and continuous development just as we do.' 

    The Netapp-Endura team was awarded a wildcard entry into the 2014 Tour de France and turned in some impressive results. 

    Read the full statement from Argon 18 here.

  • 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