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Tales of the Tour: The happy tears of Cecilie

It looked like Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig was crying, and she was, but it also sounded like she was laughing. She was laughing. She sat on the pavement two hundred meters after the finish line in Le Grand …

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Lizzie Deignan on returning from pregnant pause to new Trek team

It is far from an everyday occurrence to sign up for a new cycling team while in your final trimester of pregnancy. However, the fact that Trek saw Lizzie Deignan's impending motherhood as an opportun …

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Australia's Katrin Garfoot pulls pin on short but power-packed cycling career

Katrin Garfoot may have entered into cycling late, but the 36 year old's results -- which include three world championship medals -- line up as among the best in Australian cycling. An Olympic medal i …

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Faces of the Future: 10 questions with Clif Pro Team's Haley Batten

One can be forgiven if they're not familiar with American mountain-bike pro Haley Batten. After all, she's still a teenager, and she hasn't scored a major international result — not yet, anyhow. But …

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Why the best parts are missing from the Tokyo 2020 women’s road race course

Last week the UCI revealed a women’s road race course for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that is markedly different from the men’s. While the men’s race will tackle the lower slopes of the iconic Mount …

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Commentary: Something's missing from the 2020 Olympic women’s road course

On Thursday the Union Cycliste Internationale, the governing body for professional cycling, unveiled the men's and women's road race courses for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo. And yet again, ther …

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The boss is back: Ina Teutenberg returns as Trek women’s team director

Five years ago the women’s peloton lost one of its most powerful voices when Ina-Yoko Teutenberg crashed hard at Drentse 8 and suffered a significant head injury. That forced the German into early r …

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Richie Porte and Amanda Spratt to lead Australia at Road World Championships

Australia will go into the most climber-friendly Road World Championships in more than 20 years with teams built around Richie Porte and Amanda Spratt. Both have had a strong season, and both give Aus …

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Five questions with British off-road phenom Evie Richards

Imagine discovering a sport and becoming a world champion three years later. Then imagine repeating that feat. Imagine coming off the first real injury of your life to take the biggest result of yo …

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Imperfect preparation: Embracing the challenge of a mid-season setback

“Now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” — John Steinbeck, East of Eden Perfection is a tricky concept. I know inherently that it’s unachievable, yet again and again I fi …

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Photo gallery: The emotion of that thrilling finish at La Course 2018

It looked like it was all over. With 500 metres to go even the tenacious Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) was convinced she wouldn't be defending her La Course title at this year's mountainous …

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Key moments at the 2018 Giro Rosa: Crashes, the Zoncolan and Grandma's slippers

It was one of the toughest editions of the Giro Rosa we've seen. From those early days in pink for Team Sunweb, to the emergence of a new general classification powerhouse in Mitchelton-Scott, the mos …

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Pink for Annemiek van Vleuten at 2018 Giro Rosa as Mitchelton-Scott dominates

It has been years since we’ve seen anyone but the power packed Dutch teams of Boels Dolmans and Rabobank on the top step of the Giro Rosa podium, but this year Australian team Mitchelton-Scott tore …

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Weighing in: Nutrition, body image, and finding balance as a female athlete

We all know that in endurance sports, weight matters. As a cyclist, I obsess over every aspect of my equipment, from the weight of a tiny bolt to the thickness of the sidewalls of my tires. I am const …

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Ella Eats: date-licious snacks

The more you ride, the more food-conscious (read: obsessed) one becomes. This makes complete sense because you’re burning a lot of fuel, you’ve learned bonking is no fun, and you’re probably alw …

Ella Eats: Three treats minus a serving of guilt

Are you still feeling a little sluggish after the silly season? Did that New Year's healthy eating resolve never really stick or has it yet to kick into gear as that holiday mood was prolonged through …