Author: José Been

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Connie Carpenter: Olympic champion, world champion, frustrated cycling fan

She was a trailblazer who won on the biggest stage. Decades later, she's disheartened by a lack of progress in women's racing.

Ten products I loved in 2020: José Been

I have read with interest the ‘things I loved’ lists of my colleagues, but I have a confession. I don’t own different bikes for all sorts...

Stig Broeckx's long road back to life

Do you remember where you were on May 28 in 2016? I do, very vividly. I read the news about a huge crash in the Tour of Belgium and heard...

Cycling almost destroyed Jani Brajkovic. Now he wants to help fix it

I have known Jani Brajkovic personally for just over a year now. We got in contact on social media and chatted about cycling in Slovenia,...

Sunweb drops as title sponsor, team will continue as Team DSM

Team Sunweb will continue its men’s and women’s WorldTour teams and development team as Team DSM from 2021. The Dutch company takes over ...

Fabio Aru will ride for Qhubeka-ASSOS in 2021

Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru has announced he will be joining Qhubeka-ASSOS on a one-year deal. The 30-year-old Italian has been link...

Never off the podium: Lucinda Brand is dominating CX and eyeing Roubaix

Lucinda Brand hasn’t finished lower than third in a cyclocross race this year, and she's won the last three races she started. And all in...

The new triple-threat: World champion Ceylin Alvarado wants to win it all

Ceylin del Carmen Alvarado is the current world cyclocross champion. She's already won four races this season. She also rode her first mo...

Durbridge, Meyer among seven Australians renewing with Mitchelton-Scott

Just a few days after announcing contract renewals for multiple Australian members of their women's team, Mitchelton-Scott announced the ...

Ian Stannard forced to retire from professional cycling due to rheumatoid arthritis

Ian Stannard, of Team Ineos Grenadiers, had been forced to retire from professional cycling after being diagnosed with rheumatoid arthrit...

One second away: Barta's TT heartbreak in a contract year

Will Barta was one second away from his first professional win in Tuesday’s stage of La Vuelta a España. Only the race leader Primoz Rogl...

A silent Ronde: The sights and sounds of a crowd-free Tour of Flanders

It’s Monday morning and I am sat behind my computer figuring out how to write a piece about nothing. The idea was to share the emptiness ...

Équipe Paule Ka shuts down mid-season after sponsors default on payments

Equipe Paule Ka - currently 4th on the UCI ranking - is ceasing operations immediately. The women's team has withdrawn from Sunday’s Tour...

Liane Lippert is one of the sport's most exciting young stars

Like me you've probably been focusing on the big stars over these past few months. Fair enough -- the likes of Anna van der Breggen, Lizz...

Grace Brown, Aussie aggressor: ‘I am not afraid to fail while trying’

I was keeping an eye on Twitter as I always do when watching races. When Grace Brown attacked in Liège-Bastogne-Liège people from all ove...

Paris-Roubaix has been cancelled

Paris-Roubaix has been cancelled. The 118th edition of the iconic race was due to have its first women’s version this season, and was sch...

Adam Hansen on his move to Ironman: 'I just can’t wait for this new chapter'

Adam Hansen has a little over two weeks of racing in the pro peloton before he moves on. The 39-year old Australian will switch to Ironma...

Where Are They Now? Johnny Hoogerland, the man from that barbed wire crash

The man from the barbed wire. The polka dot jersey. The tears on the Tour de France podium. That’s how most people will remember Johnny H...

The beaming smile of a world championships rookie

Sometimes a story idea moves in a completely different direction than you anticipated. I set out to introduce two rookies to you; two fir...

What it takes to organise a World Championship race in 22 days

On September second the UCI announced that the Elite World Championships would take place in Imola, Italy. It was only one day before thi...

From life-threatening crash to Belgian champion

You probably haven't heard of Dries De Bondt, unless you're an avid fan of the Belgian semi-classic Halle-Ingooigem, a race De Bondt has ...