Olympics

The woman I am on the bike

There are less than 100 days to the Olympics and that is making me think about the woman I want to be on the start line. I’m not the same person I was when I started cycling and it’s been the bike that has changed me the most. From thinking I could maybe be a […]

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Carmen Small’s Road to Rio: ‘the racing will be more dynamic this year than ever before’

As the UCI road calendar kicked off at the Santos Women’s Tour in Australia last week and women’s peloton is now  readying themselves for action in Qatar, American Carmen Small has yet to put the first race kilometres to her name. Cervélo-Bigla was not invited to Qatar, which was a disappointment to say the least. […]

US men receive only two Olympic road spots: What went wrong, and what it means

When the start gun for the Olympic men’s road race is fired on August 6, there will be 144 riders lined up to start. Two of these men will be from the United States. Given that other nations will field the maximum of five riders in Rio de Janeiro, the U.S. will be at a significant […]

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UPDATED: Amialiusik of Belarusia takes the gold | Europeans ride for gold in Baku

RESULT: The 120.7km race started conservatively with the strong Dutch team controlling the front. Attempts to break free of a pack of over 70 women followed. Attacking continued until a successful breakaway of three riders, representing Belarus, Poland and the Netherlands, formed. In a three-way sprint to the line, it was Belarusian rider Alena Amialiusik (trade team: Velocio-SRAM) […]

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Road to Rio: Europeans head to Baku to test their legs and earn Olympics points | Van Dijk takes the ITT Gold

Update: Travelling at over 47.8 km/hr on the 25.8km course, Dutch rider Ellen van Dijk takes the gold medal in the individual time trial. She stopped the clock at 32:26 with a winning margin of 37 seconds over second place. Despite her recent controversial firing from the Astana team, Hanna Solovey of the Ukraine took the […]

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The Road to Rio: the Americans

The road to the Olympic glory has started. Yes, we know it’s still a year-and-a-half out, but many riders will be racing this season with one ultimate goal in mind: to be selected for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. Riders will start earning Olympic points this summer, and national and regional championships […]

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The Road to Rio: An introduction

In January, the UCI and Rio 2016 organizing committee confirmed the 2016 Olympic road race and time trial courses, which means the road to the Olympic glory has started. Yes, we know it’s still a year-and-a-half out, but many riders will be racing this season with one ultimate goal in mind: to be selected for […]

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Riding through history: the 1956 Olympic road race

In the early hours of Saturday December 7 2013, 12 riders set out from the Melbourne Cricket Ground to re-trace the original Broadmeadows course of the 1956 Melbourne Olympics road race. Organised by Brad Priest and Paul Munro of the Road Race Project, the ride marked the 57th anniversary of the Olympic race. Craig Fry […]

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Olympic Track Events Explained

As we head into the track events at the Olympics I thought I’d take some time to revisit how each of the types of races work. With so many types of events, athletes and race nuances, the track events can be very tough to follow for the casual viewer.

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Where Are They Now? Scott McGrory

For a long time now I’ve wanted to do a “Where Are They Now” piece with Scott McGrory. He’s an incredibly down to earth guy who’s doing a remarkable job on the other side of his professional cycling career. Fox TV have beat us to it and they tell one of his stories better than […]

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