11 days of racing: how to endure, recover and stay safe

I’ve just finished up racing Tulsa Tough and now I’m in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, to race Tour of America’s Dairylands (TOAD). TOAD is famous for its hard and fast racing and claims to be the “Largest Competitive Road Cycling Event in the US” with 11 days of back-to-back crits! I’m again guest riding for CRCA/ Stans No […]


An Aussie in America: reporting from Tulsa Tough

At the moment in Australia, it’s the National Road Series mid-season break and I had essentially no races scheduled for two months. So some riders choose to leave the Aussie winter behind and chase experience racing internationally by guest riding with another team abroad. With permission from my Australian team, Specialized Securitor, I made a […]


How to become a better criterium racer

We’re working with Deep Dig Coaching to provide you with twice-monthly training articles. In the meantime, we invite you to revisit popular posts originally posted on CyclingTips by Helen Kelly from Kelly Cycle Coaching. It’s summer here in Australia which means it’s criterium season, and many riders are testing themselves on short-course races at this […]


How to become a better criterium racer

It’s summer here in Australia which means it’s criterium season. From local club crits, through to bigger races likes the Bay Crits and even the national criterium championships, many riders are testing themselves on these short-course races at this time of year. So what are some of the things you can do to improve your […]


Golden Rules Of Crit Racing

I don’t usually re-post old material but since: (1) I’m very busy today; (2) Summer crits begin this weekend, and; (3) Nearly all of Australia seems to be on vacation this week, I’ve decided a re-post “Golden Rules of Crit Racing” along with a few additions at the end. Have a great weekend and good […]


Purpose-Built Crit Course In Melbourne?

Here in Melbourne we’re very fortunate that we have some strong clubs who have secured weekly criterium circuits for us to enjoy over the summers. However, existing circuits are under pressure from local government, residents, traders, etc, and the weekly races that we take for granted are far from being secure. Clubs who have failed […]


Positioning Yourself In The Peloton

In the fluid motion of the peloton there’s one golden rule: if you’re not moving forwards, you’re moving backwards. This goes for any big bunch ride and especially while racing. One of the most essential skills in bike racing is knowing how hold and gain positions in the feild. Achieving this while using as little energy as possible […]


Noosa Grand Prix

Images courtesy of except where noted On Saturday evening was the annual Noosa Grand Prix. The massive 7500 competitor triathlon was the main drawcard for Noosa this weekend, but the criterium featuring some of the best Aussie PROs was definitely a highlight. A top field of riders always shows up to this event and […]


Kingdom of the Kermesse

The older we get, the better we were. Nearly every guy I know who races in Australia has done a season or two in the Belgian kermesses. I love the outrageous stories that I hear. They always start off as “Well back in the day when I used to race professionally in Belgium…” Quite often I’m […]


SKCC Albert Park GP

Photos by James Broadway. Love your work James! This past weekend St. Kilda Cycling Club (SKCC) hosted the first annual Albert Park Grand Prix Criterium.   As usual, SKCC did an outstanding job with creating an excellent event as well as providing a festive atmosphere at Albert Park (on the same circuit as the Australian […]