All the news you might have missed from the last seven days
n Evie Richards gets first win of the season
Cyclo-cross champion Evie Richards racked up her first win of the season at the Trek CX Cup in the USA. The under-23 world champion headed a one-two finish for her Trek Factory Racing team ahead of Ellen Noble on the first meeting of the weekend. Richards went on to finish fourth in the opening round of the World Cup two days later in a race won by Marianne Vos.
David Millar runs for rider rep job
Today the pro cyclists’ union, the CPA, will choose its new president, with David Millar standing against the incumbent, Gianni Bugno.
Millar is unlikely to win but hopes to highlight the undemocratic way the union chooses its leader.
Millar said: “The reason I’m doing this is because I believe the most important thing about pro bike racing is the pro bike racer.”
n GB unveil new kit
Elynor Backstedt, daughter of Magnus, had a successful debut for the new GB kit, taking bronze in the junior World Championship time trial in Innsbruck.
Designed by Czech company Kalas, the jerseys have a late 50s retro look. We’re sure the team staff will be hoping for dry racing at the weekend so they don’t have to try to get road spray stains out of all that white.
…is what Evans Cycles is seeking to shore up its business
The chain of bike shops is seeking a buyer to come forward before the end of the week, as it struggles to negotiate the difficult trading conditions facing high street retailers.
CW understands advisers to the company have asked potential bidders to table final takeover proposals imminently.
The company is looking for £10m in funding and CW understands that the cash is earmarked for positive investment in the business, such as shop refits, store openings and e-commerce growth.
n Cambridge University CC crowned TTT champs, eventually
Cambridge University CC have been crowned the winners of the National Team Time Trial Championship, held on August 19, after the two teams ahead of them were both disqualified. Derby University were disqualified because not all their riders were first-claim members of the club. The second fastest team, Team Bottrill, have also been struck off because one of their riders was double entered in another event.
Millar is vying to become the next president of the CPA Elynor Bäckstedt took bronze in the junior women’s TT in Innsbruck
Evans Cycles is up for sale