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From the Top: How 7Mesh was built

To tell the story of 7Mesh, we need to understand the founders’ early days at Arcteryx.

Sorry Taya, your new rollerless chain isn’t an innovation

Taya claims its revolutionary new chain is longer-lasting, quieter, more efficient, and lighter. History says otherwise.

Durbridge and Gigante take overall honours at the Santos Festival of Cycling

Sam Welsford and Georgia Baker took final stage honours.

Tom Dumoulin will take a break from racing

“I took the decision yesterday, and the team supports me in it. It feels really good,” Dumoulin said.

Porte and Gigante win on Willunga at the Santos Festival of Cycling

Sarah Gigante and Richie Porte (both Garmin-Australia) have taken memorable victories atop Willunga Hill on stage 3 of the Santos Festiva…

Tour de France broadcaster NBC Sports will shut down by the end of the year

Where are how Americans will watch the Tour de France in 2022 remains unclear

IOC and Japanese government deny rumors suggesting Olympics set to be cancelled

Amid media reports suggesting that the Japanese government has decided that the upcoming Olympic Games in Tokyo must be called off, the I…

Continental Drift: The Gap in ‘Pro’ Cycling

How do you define a professional athlete?

Jumbo-Visma announces where its star riders will race this season

Jumbo-Visma has unveiled the plans of its marquee riders for the 2021 season, announcing its Giro d’Italia and Tour de France rosters, th…

Freewheeling Podcast: The future of e-racing with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio

Abby chats with Ashleigh Moolman Pasio, professional cyclist for SD Worx and the first-ever esports cycling world champion, about everyth…

Bernie Sanders is once again asking you to love bikes as much as he does

The cycling world has had fun with the ‘Bernie in a Chair’ meme.

Gigante and Plapp win stage 2 of the Santos Festival of Cycling

Two promising Australians took the honours on stage 2 of the Santos Festival of Cycling.

Bikepacking the Iron Curtain: A ride through European history

Join Markus Stitz as he bikepacks through history on the Iron Curtain Gravel Trail.

Tokyo Olympics likely to be cancelled: report

The Japanese government has reportedly decided that the Games can’t go ahead.

Jolien D’hoore will hang up her wheels at the end of 2021

After 14 years in the professional women’s peloton, Jolien D’hoore is reportedly planning to hang up her wheels at the end of the 2021 se…

Cyclocross Diaries: Get comfortable being uncomfortable

The sand of Mol taught Curtis White some valuable lessons.

Alejandro Valverde confirms that he plans to retire at the end of 2021

Alejandro Valverde has confirmed that he plans to retire from racing at the end of the year.

Specialized S-Works Ares shoe review: A sprinter’s shoe for everyone

A novel strap layout yields an ironclad hold and surprising comfort

Alvarado and Van Aert take wins at Overijse World Cup: Daily News Digest

  • Alvarado and Van Aert take wins in final World Cup round
  • Gigante and Durbridge take overall wins at Santos Festival of Cycling
  • Current and former pros offer support for Dumoulin after he decides to take a break from racing
  • Alvarado and Van der Poel take victories at Flandriencross

Jumbo-Visma’s Tour de France roster and Canyon-SRAM’s new look: Daily News Digest

  • Jumbo-Visma announces Tour de France team led by Roglic, Dumoulin, and Kruijswijk
  • International Olympic Committee address rumours of cancellation
  • Gigante and Plaap win stage 2 of the Santos Festival of Cycling
  • Canyon-SRAM show off 2021 Rapha kit
  • Vuelta a Andalucía hopes to postpone race to May

Retirement plans, Algarve postponed, Van Aert renews: Daily News Digest

  • Van Aert will ride on with Jumbo-Visma through 2024
  • Valverde confirms his plan to retire at the end of 2021
  • D’hoore reportedly planning retirement at the end of the season
  • Volta ao Algarve postponed
  • Froome to make first start of 2021 at UAE Tour

Cardiac evaluations for Ulissi and Viviani: Daily News Digest

  • Elia Viviani reportedly undergoes procedure for cardiac issue
  • Diego Ulissi optimistic after cardiac tests
  • Grand Tour organizers reportedly request additional wild card invites
  • Red Bull sponsors Justin Williams
  • Emily Batty signs with Canyon

Pinot to race the Giro, neutral service changes at the Tour: Daily News Digest

  • Pinot will race the Giro and not the Tour in 2021
  • Shimano replaces Mavic for neutral service at the Tour
  • Van Vleuten aims to be an inspiration for Movistar teammates
  • Froome: ‘I don’t feel as if I’m done yet’
  • Volta a Catalunya names wild cards for 2021

News & Racing

Wout van Aert to remain with Jumbo-Visma through 2024

In what could be called the best contract extension announcement of all time team Jumbo-Visma has put to bed the rumblings of Wout van Ae…

Durbridge and Mullens win on stage 1 of the Santos Festival of Cycling

The former national champs came to the fore on day 1 of the four-day race.

Meet the 18-year-old cyclocross sensation who’s taking it to the world’s best

Since swapping football for cyclocross, Fem van Empel has been on an impressive trajectory.

Froome: ‘I don’t feel as if I’m done yet’

As he heads into a new season with a new team, Chris Froome is hopeful of Tour win number five.

Annemiek van Vleuten hopes to inspire with Movistar in 2021

Annemiek van Vleuten joined her Movistar teammates at the first training camp of the 2021 season and she is already feeling swept up in t…

Thibaut Pinot confirms that he will race the Giro and not the Tour in 2021

Thibaut Pinot won’t be racing the Tour de France in 2021. The 30-year-old Frenchman confirmed at the Groupama-FDJ team presentation on Tu…

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Gravel bikes were not meant to be ridden like this

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