All the news you might have missed from the last seven days
Ag2r looking for kudos
Presumably as part of a content marketing drive, Worldtour team Ag2r will be uploading all their rides and races to Strava next year. This will mean you can follow Oliver Naesen’s Classics performances in fine detail, or check out Romain Bardet’s bid to win the Tour de France next year — plus all the performances from the 28 riders guys on the roster, including Pierre Latour, Alexandre Geniez and new signing Larry Warbasse.
t No cash for Drops women
Olympic gold medallist Elinor Barker is the latest signing at Drops women’s cycling team, it was announced at the weekend. She joins Abby Mae Parkinson and new DS, former pro Jonny Bellis, among others at the team. Drops, as reported last week, will continue in 2019 as Britain’s only Uci-registered team, but the loss of a title sponsor means it will only be able to pay riders’ expenses and provide equipment.
London to become ‘Mini Holland’
Transport for London and Mayor Sadiq Khan have published a new five-year Cycling Action Plan which promises to make London “the world’s best big city for cycling”. As well as increasing journeys by bike, foot and public transport by
20 per cent by 2041, the plan sets out to deliver a ‘Mini Holland’ programme by 2024 by revamping parts of the cycle network, and certain road junctions to make them safer for cyclists.
No canna-do for Floyd
Disgraced former pro Floyd Landis has been in strife with the authorities again, this time over the name of his new team, Floyds of Leadville Pro Cycling. The title sponsor is Landis’s own hemp and cannabidiol business, which is not going to fly under the laws in Canada, where the team is registered. “After years of litigation, I have no desire to enter another lengthy legal battle over the name,” Landis said. The team will instead race under the name Floyd’s Pro Cycling.
If it isn’t on Strava... Ag2r riders will be regulars on the app next year
Name change for Landis’s team
Drops continues to bolster its roster