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Tom Boonen on disc brakes, choice of wheels and … alpaca farming

Tom Boonen has a diploma in Alpaca farming. That’s one of the things we have learnt this week about the soon-to-retire Classics specialist who with his great rival Fabian Cancellara dominated Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders over the past decade and a half. (road.cc)

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Four riders snared by anti-doping this week

Results from anti-doping controls at two races were revealed this week, and four riders are facing suspensions of up to four years each. (Velo News)

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Lotto Soudal refuse to return to Tour of Turkey due to political climate

The Presidential Tour of Turkey has struggled to attract top teams to this year’s edition of the race, one of the new additions to the WorldTour calendar this season. The event needs to attract at least 10 of the top teams to keep its place on the calendar, but so far it has only one. (cyclingnews.com)

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Omloop Het Nieuwsblad considers £153,000 cost of its new WorldTour status

Belgian organiser of Omloop Het Nieuwsblad says that it will cost €180,000 to become a WorldTour event this year, despite limited benefits. (Cycling Weekly)

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Gallery: Tiago Machado’s Canyon Aeroad CF SLX

A look at the Team Katusha-Alpecin rider’s bike for 2017. (Bike Radar)

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Is heat build-up in disc brakes something to worry about?

Could overuse and heat build up in disc brakes prove catastrophic? (Cycling Weekly)