Author: José Been

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Where are they now? Emma Johansson is 'being the best me'

The Swedish star retired at her peak, but has few regrets about her life post-pro cycling.

Meet Seb Piquet, cycling's voice in the eye of the storm

Piquet helps to find order in the chaos of some of the world's biggest bike races.

How the pavé is prepared for Paris-Roubaix

Les Amis de Paris-Roubaix take care of the cobbles ... but only enough to make the race as hard as it is.

Was riding the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix really a good idea?

I don't do cobbles ... until I did do cobbles. It was a wonderful but probably one-time-only experience.

The healing power of a simple bike ride

A ride to quiet the mind was the best gift I could have given myself.

Behind the photo: How photographer Tim De Waele shot the Alaphilippe somersault

Tim De Waele was in the right place at the right time in Saturday's Strade Bianche for 'that picture'.

Meet Ben Tulett, part of the new wave at Ineos Grenadiers

The young Briton showed his potential in the hilly Classics last year, at just 19.

Marianne Vos: 'I am still determined to get the best out of myself'

In more than 15 years spent dominating the sport, Vos's perspective on cycling and on life has changed.

Bas Tietema: From YouTube star to the professional peloton

How a hit YouTube channel helped the Dutchman realise a life-long dream.

UCI announces 13 of the 14 cyclocross World Cups

The UCI Cyclocross World Cup goes to Benidorm next season and adds a safari park to the list as well.

'Cycling has given me so much' – A chat with Heinrich Haussler

At almost 38, 'Heino' still feels he has plenty to give back to the sport.

Meet Biniam Girmay – Eritrean sprinter, humble champion

Biniam Girmay is arguably the most talented Ertirean rider in the bunch right now. The sprinter and Classics rider has a bright future ah...

Get to know the ever-consistent Denise Betsema: Late-starter, mother of two

José Been catches up with Denise Betsema to talk goals, motherhood, and that positive test.

Mathieu van der Poel could be out for months

Mathieu van der Poel has to take complete rest and potentially misses out on the spring classics as well as the cyclocross world champion...

Wout van Aert won't ride cyclocross World Championships

No Mathieu van der Poel and no Wout van Aert at the cyclocross world championships this year.

Mathieu van der Poel ends cyclocross season

No more cyclocross races for Mathieu van der Poel this season due to lingering back injury.

Best of 2021: Pogačar and Žigart: the power couple of Slovenian cycling

Urska Žigart and Tadej Pogačar are two of Slovenian's best cyclists. Get to know the couple.

America's best: Clara Honsinger is counting the days to CX Worlds in the US

A regular fixture in the top 10 at the top CX races, the 24-year-old American has some big goals ahead.

A chat with Maghalie Rochette, a trailblazer for Canadian cyclocross

The cyclocross racer from Québec chats with CyclingTips about mud, the future, and dogs.

Geraint Thomas stays with Ineos-Grenadiers

At 35, Geraint Thomas adds another two years to his contract.

10 things that moved me in 2021: José Been

José didn't have a bunch of favourite new products this year; she did have a few things that affected her, though.