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Opinion: Cycling’s biggest integrity problem is weak culture

Does cycling have a cultural problem? Can a clean future for the sport and its murky past coexist? In this opinion piece from freelance w...

Book review: 'Overlander' by Rupert Guinness

Cycling fans around the world (and particularly in Australia) will be familiar with Rupert Guinness, a veteran sports journalist who's as...

Who is Australia's greatest ever Tour de France rider?

Sick of the Chris Froome saga? Tired of the negativity surrounding pro cycling and the Tour de France? In the following article Craig Fry...

Why the IndiPac spirit is stronger than ever despite the race's cancellation

Everyone knows the Indian Pacific Wheel Race (IPWR) story by now. The brainchild of Jesse Carlsson, the ‘IndiPac’ was designed to reanima...

Why one of the world's oldest races, the Melbourne to Warrnambool must continue in 2018

This week, Cycling Australia announced the outcomes of its long anticipated review of the National Road Series (NRS). The new plans inclu...

Opinion: Why the Melbourne to Warrnambool should be a handicap race again

This Saturday nearly 200 cyclists will gather in Werribee for the start of the 102nd edition of the Melbourne to Warrnambool. 'The Warrny...

Commentary: There's no simple answer when it comes to ultra-endurance race deaths

The fifth edition of the Transcontinental ultra-endurance bike race across Europe was rocked over the weekend by the tragic death of Dutc...

Opinion: A cycling media that is soft on doping serves to normalise it

In light of my recent article on Lance Armstrong's 'Stages' podcast and the discussion that ensued, there were many interesting and valid...

The Indian Pacific Wheel Race: Once-in-a-lifetime adventure or folly for the foolhardy?

When the clock strikes 6:00am in Fremantle, Western Australia this Saturday morning, around 70 cyclists will start a race across Australi...

Oppy record breakers to be disqualified for breaking the rules?

Last week, Craig Fry previewed Team Brevet’s chances at breaking the Audax Australia Oppy 24hr TTT record on 19-20 March. This follow-up ...

How to break a 24-hour team time trial record: Can Drew Ginn and Team Brevet do it?

At 8:00am this Saturday riders across Australia will start the Audax “Oppy” 24-hour team time trial, aiming to get to designated finish t...

Failure while daring greatly: Miles Smith’s year record attempt is over ... for now

Earlier this year we took a look at Miles Smith's attempt at the year cycling distance record. Unfortunately Miles experienced some major...

The curious case of Chris Froome: Why he and cycling deserve better

Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Being a cycling fan an...

A cost-benefit analysis of Lance Armstrong's career

Lance Armstrong is in the news again during the Tour de France. He has tweeted about the speculation around current Tour leader Chris Fro...

Is the Tour de France more dangerous than ever?

For as long as I can remember I recall the media and fans alike being overwhelmed with the feeling of shock and amazement during the firs...

How to dope in cycling and get away with it

Craig Fry, Victoria University As an academic researcher, I have studied drugs in society for the last 20 years. In my current job, I als...

Miles and miles: what it takes to attempt the year record

The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in some of the historical world cycling records. The pro riders have been lining up...

Team Pane e Acqua’s 2015 Flèche Opperman 24hr Time Trial

Last weekend, Cycling Tips history writer Craig Fry and four friends attempted to break the Audax Australia Flèche Opperman 24hr Team Tim...

What makes the Austral Wheel Race so special?

This Saturday, the 20th of December, Melbourne will play host to 2014’s second running of the famous Austral Wheel Race – the first in 20...

Who should be in the Australian Tour de France Team of the Century

Tomorrow at the Australian Cyclist of the Year Awards in Melbourne, Cycling Australia will announce its Tour de France Team of the Centur...

Attempting the Oppy 24-Hour Record

On Saturday 15 March, CyclingTips' resident historian Craig Fry was part of a team that attempted the Australian Audax Flèche Opperman 24...