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Better than Bernal? The rapid rise of Colombian climber Iván Sosa

When the 2018 Tour de l'Avenir gets underway on Friday August 17, it will do so with Colombia's Iván Sosa as the rider to beat. The 20-ye...

An interview with Diego Rosa: Team Sky’s next GC leader?

In cycling journalism, there are several steps in the process of an interview feature. First comes the eye-catching. One notices a nice p...

Five things to know about Spanish revelation Marc Soler

March 2017 was quite a month for Marc Soler. Born 23 years ago in a Barcelona suburb, his performances at the Volta a Catalunya — third o...

Nacer Bouhanni: Fighting for respect in the pro peloton

In professional cycling, for each specialty, there are tangibles and intangibles. One can break climbing down to a mathematical formula o...

A rider who prefers to 'go': A chat with talented Belgian Tim Wellens

In professional cycling, every team has a special, singular vibe — the personality of an organisation is reflected, portrayed, and genera...

The savvy Spaniard: A chat with rising star Ion Izagirre

Last fall, a bit of controversy sprung up in the world of professional cycling — the Lampre-Merida team had found a saviour in China, and...

Introducing Magnus Cort, Orica-Scott’s secret weapon for the Spring Classics

The 18th stage of the 2016 Vuelta a España finished on the seaside, in Gandia, with a winner nobody identified correctly at first glance....

Time to leave 2016 behind: An interview with Team Sky's Michal Kwiatkowski

Although the team presentation for the Volta a la Comunitat Valenciana begins in 20 minutes, Michal Kwiatkowski is relaxed. It's only Jan...

Why Dimension Data's place in the WorldTour is under threat

Going into the 2016 Tour de France, few could have predicted that Dimension Data would come out of the race with five stage wins, four of...

Evolution vs. excitement: Should power meters be banned during races?

Has the use of power meters made professional cycling predictable and unexciting? Two Grand Tour champions at the Vuelta a España think s...

Criticism and apologies as unmarked post takes Kruijswijk out of Vuelta a España

Disaster and controversy struck Stage 5 of the 2016 Vuelta a España, when several riders went down with injuries due to an unmarked traff...

Carlos Verona: Orica-BikeExchange recruit, promising climber, future UCI president?

Rohan Dennis made headlines in 2014 when, in early August of that year, he transferred from Garmin-Sharp to BMC with immediate effect. Mi...

Alejandro Valverde Q&A: 'I think nobody doubts my performances anymore'

Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) is arguably the most versatile rider in the pro peloton. He's a winner of 14 Grand Tour stages and the 2009...

Tom Dumoulin: The Thoughtful Engine

In the past couple seasons, young Dutchman Tom Dumoulin (Giant-Alpecin) has emerged as one of the sport's most promising prospects. His t...

Who is Ilnur Zakarin? The story of Russian cycling's great hope

Until last year's Tour de Romandie, few cycling fans outside of Russia had heard of Ilnur Zakarin. But when he won that race overall -- b...

Class over kilos: The promising return of Carlos Betancur

Carlos Betancur has been the butt of many jokes in recent years. After an impressive start to his pro career, the enigmatic Colombian has...