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Cyclingnews.com launches brand new look

By:
Daniel Benson
Published:
June 15, 2009, 12:31 BST,
Updated:
June 17, 2009, 17:02 BST
Edition:
Latest Edition Cycling News, Monday, June 15, 2009

Come in and take a look

Dear Cyclingnews readers,

Last year we sent out a survey and asked what you wanted to see on Cyclingnews. You replied in your thousands and along with fantastic editorial ideas, two areas you wanted to see improved were the usability and design of the website. We spent close to a year working on a strategy to make those dreams a reality and now we’re proud to unveil the all-new Cyclingnews.com.

The redevelopment has been a mammoth task as we’ve modernised and updated the site, whilst ensuring our millions of regular visitors will still find exactly what they want. Everything you know and love is still there, but we’ve added a wealth of new content to make the site truly unmissable.

From your first look around you’ll see we’ve made some substantial and exciting changes. Firstly, we’ve done away with the previous format and introduced a new, user-friendly design, with a crystal-clear and easy-to-navigate structure. The changes make Cyclingnews more accessible, easier to navigate – giving cycling enthusiasts a richer and more dynamic experience. Our team have added so much to the site, here’s a number of fantastic reasons to take a look:New Cyclingnews.com team road news

New and improved news service
Our news editions are still part of the website’s furniture so that regular readers can read their news in concise digests. Now though you can choose to read breaking news stories as they happen throughout the day. We’ve also added RSS feeds for tailored, up-to-the minute stories.

Vastly improved navigation
We've also made it easier to find the information you need by splitting our content over cycling disciplines. Whether it's on road, mountain bike, track or cyclo-cross, you’ll find exactly what you’re looking for. For example, choose 'Road' and 'News' and all you'll see is road racing stories.

World famous live coverageNew Cyclingnews.com team navigation
Our fast and comprehensive live coverage will be able to follow races as they happen with our world famous live updates, bringing them all the blow-by-blow action as it unfolds, all with expert insight.

Comprehensive results and world-class photography
We’ll continue to bring you, our loyal reader the very best post-race analysis and reports, with extensive photo galleries from some of the world's leading cycling photographers and our comprehensive results service now presented in a much more attractive and easier to follow layout.

Complete riders and teams areaNew Cyclingnews.com team database
Another new feature on the site is the Riders & Teams area which includes team profiles, histories and a growing index of stories about all the stars of cycling. We’ll be developing this further in the near future but it’s already jam-packed with essential need-to-info on every rider and team registered with the UCI.

Features and insight from the Pro’s
The features section includes interviews with top riders and the sport's movers and shakers, taking visitors behind the scenes of the pro peloton. Cyclingnews will introduce the stars of the future as they take their first steps to greatness.

World class bloggers
For a real insider view, we’ve lined up some great bloggers like:
• Former Giro d’Italia champion Ivan Basso
• Tour de France best young rider Andy Schleck,
• Rising US star Taylor Phinney
• Queen of mountain biking Gunn-Rita Dahle.New Cyclingnews.com tech section

Vastly improved tech section
Our new tech hub makes it easier to explore the best, in-depth bike and gear reviews all independently reviewed by our team of experts. Our tech reviews are divided into sections making it easier to find exactly what you’re looking for. We are increasing our coverage of tech news, and will be looking in more detail at the bikes the pro’s ride.

What's next?
Over the coming days and weeks we’ll be tidying up any technical points as well as rolling out more enhanced functionality.

Stay tuned for more!

Yours,

Daniel Benson
Managing Editor Cyclingnews.com

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