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Roadtripping Wellington: Exploring the Rimutaka Trail

Within just 15 minutes of the Wellington CBD lies a network of trails as good as any you’re likely to find in such proximity to a major city. In the latest addition to our Roadtripping series, Wade Wallace, Dave Everett and Tim Bardsley-Smith visited the New Zealand capital to experience the tremendous riding on offer, …

Thereabouts 2

For those of you who missed the 24hr pre-screening of Thereabouts 2, you can now see it on Vimeo on Demand for a small donation that will go towards the making of next year’s Thereabouts 3 sequel. Just click play then “Watch Now” in the top right corner of the trailer. If you haven’t seen …

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With van Garderen out, what will US men’s Olympic team look like in Rio?

With Thursday’s news that American Tejay van Garderen withdrew his name from consideration for the U.S. Olympic road team due to concerns about the Zika virus, questions immediately were raised about what the composition of the squad might look like. Because of its relatively low nation ranking, the U.S. earned only two spots for the …

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Flying with your bike: tips from a baggage handler

Flying with your bike can be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly if the bike is new and/or you’ve spent a lot of money on it. Will the bike make it to your destination in one piece? And what’s the best option for keeping your bike safe – soft case, hardshell or cardboard box? CyclingTips editor Matt …

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A Look Inside The Whereabouts Program

Imagine this for a moment. You’re driving home from a long interstate business trip, it’s 1:30am and you can barely keep your eyes open. You have 3hrs left to travel so you decide to pull into a motel for the night. The following morning you make your way home and are notified that drug testers …

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Seven talking points from the first week of the 2016 Giro d’Italia

The Giro d’Italia is now nine stages old and the general classification is starting to take some kind of shape. But as the riders enjoy the second of three rest days, the race is still wide open with a whole host of riders still in with a shot at overall victory. Here’s what has stood …

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Who is Ilnur Zakarin? The story of Russian cycling’s great hope

Until last year’s Tour de Romandie, few cycling fans outside of Russia had heard of Ilnur Zakarin. But when he won that race overall — beating Chris Froome, Nairo Quintana, Vincenzo Nibali, among many other big names — and followed up with a stage win at the Giro d’Italia, it became impossible to ignore the …

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Roadtripping Byron Bay

In the latest installment in our Roadtripping series, the CyclingTips team heads to the New South Wales coastal town of Byron Bay: a place where cycling and surfing collide. Join us.

Beaudin Communique: The spreadsheets

Weeks before the races, they start to land in our inboxes. Flanders info sheet. Giro info sheet. The sheet is the skeleton of a bike race, the structure on which an entire team’s functions are built. Who’s going to the race on what day, flight numbers, layover airports, a list of the cars and bus going …

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Reviewed: Irwin Cycling’s medium, deep carbon clincher wheelsets

Irwin Cycling has been manufacturing wheels for a decade, first for other companies, and more recently, under its own name. With wheelsets to suit road and off-road riders, the company boasts its own testing facility that ensures the quality of its products as much as it helps ongoing product development. In this review, Australian tech …

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