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Commentary: UCI's lack of consistency in application of rules is unacceptable

We’re out of the Pyrenees, and the Tour de France is two-thirds over. As far as racing goes, it's been what can charitably be described a...

Lilian Calmejane: French cycling's next big thing

Think of the 2017 season thus far and three names probably spring to mind: Greg Van Avermaet, who won four cobbled classics, including Pa...

Tired but proud: Gracie Elvin on her best spring season yet

Sunday’s Liège-Bastogne-Liège saw Boels-Dolmans’ European champion Anna van der Breggen take the headlines, soloing over the line at the ...

For the love of the stones: Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix keeps cobblestone tradition alive

Think of Paris-Roubaix and the first thing that springs to mind are the cobblestone roads. Rather than the 202km of regular old asphalt, ...

How I won Paris-Roubaix (from the breakaway)

The title of Paris-Roubaix winner belongs to a select few - the cream of the crop of cobbled riders. It takes experience, skill, a strong...

What we're talking about after the 2017 Milan-San Remo

Milan-San Remo, the season’s first Monument, was in some ways a typical affair. For one thing the usual San Remo style -- that near-seven...

Commentary: Team Sky’s tattered reputation is eroded further by Edmondson's needle admission

Team Sky hasn't had the best time of it in recent months. The British outfit has been making headlines more for a continuing slew of cont...

What we're talking about after Spring Classics opening weekend

They're back! After ten months of waiting it’s Spring Classics time again. The steady build-up to the Monumental Classics of the Ronde Va...

Commentary: To prevent crashes, UCI should record GC times at 3km to go on sprint stages

Rider safety is a recurring issue that has been put under scrutiny a number of times in recent seasons, and it resurfaced once again duri...

Turning point: Taylor Phinney on purpose, changing teams, and the unbearable heaviness of invisible weight

Taylor Phinney sits alone, stooping to take up a spot atop the drinks cooler outside the BMC Racing team bus. His teammates are all insid...

Peloton poll: What's better prep for worlds, the Vuelta or the Britain/Eneco combo?

With a month to go until the 2016 world road championships in Doha, Qatar, time is ebbing away for the main contenders to hone their form...

Italians Visconti, Gasparotto discuss signing with Bahrain-Merida

Next season will see several big changes in the UCI WorldTour, with Tinkoff and IAM Cycling folding, Dimension Data possibly dropping dow...

Caleb Ewan signals good form ahead of Road World Championships

After a couple of near-misses at last week's Tour of Britain, Caleb Ewan (Orica-BikeExchange) finally got what he was looking for in the ...

Richie Porte ends his season early, looks to 'hit the ground running' in 2017

Over the weekend the BMC Racing Team announced that Richie Porte's 2016 season was over. The Australian's crash in the Rio Olympics road ...

Baptism by fire at Tour of Britain for US prodigy Adrien Costa

A momentary lapse of concentration is all it can take to end a race. Sometimes a rider touches a wheel absent-mindedly, sometimes taking ...

Rob Power on his return to racing: 'Everything is feeling good and I’m enjoying being back'

A stellar 2014 season in the U23 ranks confirmed Rob Power as one of Australia's most promising up-and-coming riders. A lengthy stint on ...

The next generation: Meet the 2016 WorldTour stagiaires

The first of August is known as the start of cycling transfer season (or at least the official start), the point at which teams around th...

Analysis: What can pro cycling learn from the IOC's handling of whistleblowers?

Cycling is a simple sport, at least to the untrained eye. Though for those who follow it closely — fans, journalists, the cycling industr...

Commentary: What made the 2016 Tour de France GC battle so boring

Saturday's anticlimactic Tour de France stage from Megève to Morzine saw Team Sky’s Chris Froome secure his third Tour de France victory....

Sagan seeking wildcard spot for cross-country MTB at Rio Olympics

World road champion Peter Sagan will be one of many big names racing at the Rio Olympics, representing Slovakia on a tough course that in...

Six breakthrough riders to watch at the 2016 Giro d'Italia

The 2016 Giro d'Italia begins on Friday, and as expected the main focus is on the big names. Whether it's Vincenzo Nibali, Alejandro Valv...