20 questions with women's world champion Chantal Blaak

When the 2018 European road season kicks off at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad this weekend, Dutch rider Chantal Blaak will be debuting her rainbow kit. Previously a three-time podium finisher at this race, th …


The SHEcret Pro: lies of equality, accidental doping, and kit fashion

For a couple years now, The Secret Pro has been providing an entertaining and informative perspective of life inside the professional men's peloton. This season, we go inside the women's peloton with …


Brodie Chapman’s journey from unknown rider to Herald Sun Tour champ

Before I go any further I’ve got a confession to make. There is no journalistic balance and distance in this story and no calm collected unbiased assessments. I’m writing this piece about a woman …


Sanne Cant's year in rainbow stripes: 'I want to show that I was worthy of the jersey'

When Sanne Cant woke up in a Luxembourg hotel on the morning of January 29, 2017, the events of the previous day were a blur. The race had been the last time she’d been alone with her thoughts. E …


Coming home: How to deal with the post-adventure blues

For those of us with an adventurous streak, there can be few things more exciting that setting off on a new expedition. Exploring the world around you, pushing beyond your comfort zone, learning about …


A golden opportunity: The story behind Australia's new national team

There's been plenty of attention on Cycling Australia's moves around its high performance programme since it launched its new strategy with a keener focus on medal winning performances.  At first it …


Rituals, not resolutions: Chasing those 1% improvements

Being an athlete is a constant exercise in optimization. For cyclists, the time to set new goals and establish better routines usually comes around in the fall as training picks up. But throughout the …


Sanne Cant defends rainbow jersey in muddy duel with Katie Compton

“This may have been the hardest race of my career,” a mud-spattered Sanne Cant commented after she crossed the finish line in Valkenburg, The Netherlands on February 3rd. The Belgian defended …


The 2018 UCI Cyclocross World Championships: all eyes on the women

“I have been getting a lot of feedback from people saying that women’s 'cross at the moment is more exciting and more fun to watch than the men’s,” cyclocross world champion Sanne Cant recentl …


Women's Herald Sun TT victory for Van Vleuten, but Chapman holds onto tour

MELBOURNE, Australia (CT) — It was victory in the time trial for Annemiek van Vleuten (Mitchelton-Scott) on Stage 2 of the Women’s Herald Sun Tour, but even a world champion couldn’t retrieve en …


Breakthrough win for Brodie Chapman on Stage 1 of Women's Herald Sun Tour

HEALESVILLE, Australia (CT) - An action packed first stage of the 2.2 ranked Women's Herald Sun Tour ended with a breakthrough solo victory for local talent Brodie Chapman (KordaMentha-Australia). …


Photo Gallery: Women's Cadel Evans Road Race 2018

It was a matter of throwing out the script for the Women's Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race this year.  Forget the solo finish or small group we usually see at the end of the hilly 113 kilometre rac …


Hosking climbs to top at Women's Cadel Evans Race, snags Commonwealth Games spot

GEELONG, Australia (CT) – Sweeping up an impressive victory on a hilly course and a spot on Australia's Commonwealth Games team, Chloe Hosking (Ale-Cipollini) sprinted to victory at the women's Cade …


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 …

Ella Eats: Breakfast crumble

This breakfast crumble is the perfect alternative to a big cooked breakfast, and is light enough to fuel your early morning ride or enjoy as post-workout snack. Packed with natural sugars and healthy …