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The World Bike Packing Championship…

The Bike Packing “World Championship” from SCICON

Six Pro mechanics set to go head-to-head to win the WBPC 2017. Ok, so it’s a slightly dubious ‘world championship’… but it is a great bit of marketing from SCICON.

Even better than that, if you predict which one will win, you too could win…

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Six mechanics from six professional cycling teams go head-to-head in a race against the clock to win the World Bike Packing Championships 2017. Who can pack their team bike the quickest: Bahrain-Merida, AG2R La Mondiale, ORICA-Scott, Quick-Step Floors, Trek-Segafredo or BORA – hansgrohe?

For the third year, the most challenging competition for pro cycling team mechanics is back! Watching the Giro d’Italia or the Tour de France you can only imagine how important the support of the mechanics is for the riders. They have to be competent, fast … and they are!

Six of the most competent mechanics in the WorldTour go head-to-head in the WBPC, but only the fastest will win the title! Guess the winner!

The 6 mechanics and the 6 teams who accepted the challenge are:

  • Primoz Šegina from Bahrain Merida
  • Mickael Szolnik from AG2R La Mondiale
  • Gari Atxa from Orica-Scott
  • Nicolas Coosemans from Quick-Step Floors
  • Mauro Adobati from Trek-Segafredo
  • Guido Sheeren from BORA-hansgrohe


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Olivier Bernhard on signing Javier Gomez to On Running

How On Running signed Javier Gomez

Olivier Bernhard, On Running co-founder talks Javier Gomez and Cloudflash

At the recent London Marathon Expo we managed to grab some time with Olivier Bernhard, the co-founder of On Running (

A multisport legend in his own right, with eight wins at the Powerman Zofingen Duathlon in Switzerland, Olivier co-founded On Running in 2010, the brand that has become known for its ‘Run on clouds’ tagline, and its CloudTech outsole.

We spoke to Olivier about the long process by which Javier Gomez joined On as a sponsored athlete, and get a closer look at their new flagship Cloudflash shoe.

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Pro Bike: Karl Alexander’s Planet X EXO3 TT/Tri

Chasing Outlaw Triathlon success…

The Planet X EXO3 TT/Tri bike of Karl Alexander

2016 saw one of the most exciting finishes of the domestic triathlon season in Nottingham, where after being behind for almost the entire race, defending champion Karl Alexander overtook race leader Simon George in sight of the finish line, to win his second consecutive Outlaw Half Nottingham by just eight seconds. You can read Karl’s report on that race HERE.

Outlaw Half Nottingham 2016: Karl Alexander and Simon George
Outlaw Half Nottingham 2016: Karl Alexander and Simon George

As he told us in a recent interview, Karl is targeting an Outlaw Half “three-peat”on 21st May in Nottingham. He’ll also be racing the Outlaw Half Holkham (2nd July) and full-distance Outlaw (23rd July), hoping to erase the memories of injury-induced DNF’s at both events in 2016.

He’ll have a new bike for 2017 – this Planet X EXO3 TT/Tri – the latest incarnation of their ‘Exocet’ range.

For full details on the bike, scroll through the image gallery above

“I was lucky enough to test ride the prototype of the EXO3 a few years back and provide Planet X with feedback. Since then I’ve been really excited to see and ride the finished bike and I have to say it was well worth the wait. This is a seriously fast bike, even standing still it looks quick!”

Karl Alexander Planet X EXO3 TT / Triathlon Bike
Karl Alexander and EXO3: Coming to an Outlaw Triathlon soon…

For more on the EXO3 range from Planet X, visit: