Author: José Been

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Gage Hecht on finding purpose outside of cycling

Gage Hecht just finished his first season with Human Powered Health but it didn't go as smoothly as he would have hoped. His faith helped...

Shirin van Anrooij shines in the mud and on the road

Van Anrooij is in the club of talented young CX riders, but she also shines on the road. It's a difficult balancing act, but she's making...

Let your fear subside: A ride through anxiety

Cycling was always my safe space, a refuge from my anxiety. When that changed, I knew I needed to face the fear.

Lorena Wiebes hopes to be even faster next year

Lorena Wiebes won almost half of her races this year but feels she can be even better with SD Worx in 2023.

Meet Matt Dinham, the Aussie climber joining the WorldTour ranks

With hard work and a clear goal in mind the 22-year-old steps up to the big leagues in 2023.

Meet Kim de Baat, the little-known Belgian champion

In one day Kim de Baat went from hardworking, selfless domestique to being in the spotlight.

From boat to bike: Georgie Howe's rapid rise to the pro ranks

She tried her luck in a few European races and immediately kept up with the WorldTour pros. A new chapter starts now for the former rower.

New mum Lotta Henttala is coming back to pro racing

Lotta Henttala (née Lepistö) left the pro peloton behind two years ago. In 2023 she will return with AG Insurance-NXTG.

Introducing Cian Uijtdebroeks, Tour de l'Avenir winner, star of the future

A potential Grand Tour winner is big news in Belgium. The 19-year-old's win at the Tour de l'Avenir bodes well for the future.

Wilco Kelderman, the overlooked Grand Tour podium contender

The Dutchman has three top-10 finishes at the Vuelta. Could he get his first podium this time around?

The ups and downs of 10 years as a female cycling commentator

It was a decade ago today that José Been did something she never thought possible: commentate on a bike race.

'What just happened?': The story of a dominant win

Worrying she wouldn't be recovered from the Tour de France in time, Krista Doebel-Hickok arrived at the Tour des Pyrenées and dominated.

Hors Course stage 7: Villages Fleuries

Mountains and more mountains on the penultimate stage of the Tour de France Femmes but also lovely small towns with lots of flowers. And ...

Hors Course stage 6: A German past

Into the Vosges.

Hors Course stage 5: Very expensive jam

Also the longest stage of the Tour de France Femmes.

Hors Course Stage 4: Land of dinosaurs and wine

Don't, we repeat DON'T, go in the water.

Hors Course Stage 3: Champagne and PFP

Into the Champagne region for stage 3.

Hors Course stage 2: From the land of Brie de Meaux to the Champagne region

Stage 2 of the Tour de France Femmes takes the peloton from Meaux to Provins for an uphill sprint finish.

Hors Course stage 21 and stage 1: Allez les Femmes!

As the Tour de France Hommes hand over to the Femmes, we look at some of the most famous women associated with belle Paris.

Hors Course stage 20: A pilgrim’s route and the final cheese segment of the week

Rocamadour is the Tour’s last stop before Paris, and the stage 20 time trial visits the home of a delicious goat’s cheese.

Hors Course stage 19: Castles, saints and religious relics

Stage 19. We're almost there. But before the weekend, there's one more stage that looks like one for the sprinters.