After UCI’s Katusha decision, what next for Paolini?

The situation surrounding Luca Paolini’s positive test for cocaine at last year’s Tour de France is undoubtedly a complicated one. Tuesday’s decision by the UCI’s Disciplinary Commission, to waive a potential suspension of the Katusha team over the positive cases involving Luca Paolini and Eduard Vorganov, prompted a fair amount of questions — and debate. […]


Inside the convoy: a ride with Commissaire 2 at the Jayco Herald Sun Tour

When you switch on your TV to watch a bike race you only see part of the picture. The riders are the stars of the show — and rightly so — but behind the scenes there are dozens of hard-working individuals, each playing a distinct role to ensure the race runs as smoothly as possible. […]


Full circle: Danny Pate’s soul-searching return to US racing

Over the course of his 17-year career, American Danny Pate has ridden for several of pro cycling’s biggest teams, including Team Sky, Garmin, and HTC-Highroad. But in 2016, the 36-year old from Colorado Springs returns to his domestic roots with the Continental team, Rally Racing. After four years with Sky, and after completing all three grand […]


Tubeless tubulars set for road debut at the Spring Classics?

With the European road season just kicking into gear, tech spotters have a lot to look forward to. Over the next few months many new products will be put through their paces, being raced on by the pros for the first time. One product that’s poised to have an impact on the upcoming Spring Classics […]


Pinotti: Porte has huge potential, he now needs to step up in terms of mental strength

BMC Racing Team trainer Marco Pinotti believes that new signing Richie Porte can reach a new level this season, believing that his move from Team Sky can help him become a major Grand Tour contender. The former professional worked with Porte at the Australian road nationals earlier this year and has formed an opinion about […]


Rise of the micro-brands: Introducing the CyclingTips Emporium

Today we’re excited to launch a project we’ve been working on for some time now, the CyclingTips Emporium: a hand-picked selection of new and interesting cycling products from brands we love. You may have noticed our Sock Swag. It’s a collection that features some great small brands we’ve been working with; brands we’ve been introducing […]


The Froome Factor: What impact did the Tour de France champion have on the Sun Tour?

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour ended yesterday afternoon the way that many people expected it would — with Chris Froome (Sky) holding the winner’s trophy. The result was a good one for the Sun Tour — the headline act had delivered, thrusting the race into the spotlight around the world. So just how valuable was […]


Photo gallery: 2016 Jayco Herald Sun Tour

The Jayco Herald Sun Tour was the final event of the Australian summer of cycling and with Chris Froome (Sky) on the startlist, the race was always going to be one to watch. The two-time Tour de France champion took the race on, winning the final stage and the event overall while his teammate Peter […]


Photo gallery: 2016 Fat Bike World Championships

On Saturday, January 30, the small mountain town of Crested Butte, Colorado, played host to the first, self-appointed, Fat Bike World Championships. The non-sanctioned event — no, there was no rainbow jersey awarded — was organized by the mutton-chopped Dave Ochs, director of the Crested Butte Chamber of Commerce, and was sponsored by Colorado-based Borealis Fat Bikes. Crested Butte has […]


Motors in bikes: Greg LeMond’s six ways to eradicate mechanical doping

Three time Tour de France winner Greg LeMond has a reputation for speaking his mind, for calling things as they are. When he was a professional he drew attention to the doping within the sport, and after his retirement he questioned the achievements of Lance Armstrong. His scepticism about the latter led to claims that […]