TRAIN IN SPAIN
Team Garmin-Slipstream kick off their season at the Tour Down Under this week while eight of the squad, including Brits David Millar and Bradley Wiggins, train in Girona, Spain.
Cycling Weekly fly out on Thursday to interview the British stars and see how Magnus Backstedt and Martijn Maaskant are shaping up for Paris-Roubaix. The local weather forecast for Thursday? Rain.
ROLLAPALUZA ROLLS ON
Another night of beer-fuelled roller action hits London on Friday, January 30, as the Rollapaluza rigs set up in the Kingpin Suite for a second time following the sell-out success last August.
Multiple World masters champion Dave Le Grys and World masters sprint champion Lee Povey will be spinning their legs off for a share of the usual handsome prize list, while the Rollapaluza DJs will be spinning the discs.
For more details, see www.rollapaluza.com/kingspin.
EXTRA CROSS DATES FOR CENTRAL LEAGUE
Do not put your cross bike away for the summer just yet. Central Region Cyclo-Cross League has added more dates to their successful inaugural season.
The January 25 race takes place at the Hillingdon Circuit, West London, while February 8 sees Icknield High School, Luton, host the final round.
Both events are open to all categories of riders and league membership is not required. Mountain bikes are welcome.
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Wednesday’s British News Round-up