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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


Simon Clarke: Backing Uran in the Giro with Rio in mind

At 29 years of age, Simon Clarke isn’t quite an athlete reborn, but he’s got a new hunger since joining Cannondale Pro Cycling. The Australian earned a reputation as a solid team rider and occasional winner during his four years with Orica-GreenEdge. Since his move over the winter, his appetite has grown and he’s gunning […]


Alex Howes diary: You could just feel the fear

The caws of the ravens echoed off the canyon walls before finally bouncing off into the rich blue sky. Once they escaped, there was nothing — just me, and the canyon. Laying back, staring upward, I let my feet dangle above the abyss, and for the first time in months, felt myself really breathe. Alone, finally, […]


Photo gallery: 2016 Giro d’Italia – stages 1 to 3

  The first Grand Tour of the season is well and truly underway. Three stages of the 2016 Giro d’Italia have already been completed and all of them have been held in cycling heartland that is The Netherlands. And it’s been a good few days for Dutch fans – Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) took the first […]


Preview: What you need to know about the 2016 Giro d’Italia

Tomorrow, in the Dutch city of Apeldoorn, 198 riders will begin the first of the season’s three Grand Tours: the Giro d’Italia. In this in-depth preview we look at the course, the riders to keep and eye on, and the stages you simply must watch. This year’s Giro starts with three stages in the Netherlands […]


The devil in a dress: The woman who raced the Giro d’Italia

Tomorrow marks the start of the 99th Giro d’Italia, one of the three major Grand Tour races. Women are not allowed to compete in these male events, which are, by all standards, the toughest, most challenging and grueling exhibitions of endurance, strength and grit that our sport can demand of an athlete. There was one, and […]