Author: Matt de Neef

Matt joined CyclingTips in February 2013 as the site's first paid employee. In his role as managing editor he creates stories in various mediums and helps staff and contributors to produce the best stories they can. Matt has reported from four Tours de France and many other professional bike races. A keen recreational cyclist, Matt loves exploring new roads. He is the founder of, an ode to the satisfying challenge of riding uphill. He is based in Melbourne, Australia.

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How the volcanic eruption in Tonga was seen by cycling GPS – 4,000 km away

It looks like there's a glitch in the ride data, but there isn't.

This new song is a love letter to cycling

The new Bakers Eddy track also sounds a warning to drivers who dare get too close.

Former junior world champ suspended for missed doping tests

The 20-year-old Russian is reportedly awaiting her punishment.

17 bikes stolen from Israel Cycling Academy truck

The Israel-Premier Tech feeder team is just the latest to be hit by bike thieves.

Robbie McEwen 'axed' from SBS commentary gig

McEwen's tweets about his departure sparked a flurry of confused and angry responses.

Patient Luke Plapp solos to Australian road title

Plapp waited wonderfully for his moment after attacking too early last year.

Nicole Frain crowned Aussie champion after late solo attack

A last-ditch attack paid dividends for the Tasmanian.

Preview: The elite men's road race at the 2022 Australian Road Nationals

Could Cameron Meyer win three in a row? It's hard to see why not.

Preview: The elite/U23 women's road race at the 2022 Aussie Road Nationals

Grace Brown will start as the big favourite.

Ruby Roseman-Gannon crowned Australian criterium champion

The 23-year-old's golden streak continues in Ballarat.

Cameron Ivory solos to Australian criterium title

A surprise winner thanks to a daring last-minute attack.

Q&A: Simon Clarke on signing with Israel-Premier Tech

CyclingTips chats to the 35-year-old Aussie about his last-minute contract.

Rohan Dennis claims his fourth Australian time trial title

Another four-time winner Luke Durbridge was second, with Conor Leahy third.

Grace Brown wins her second Aussie time trial title

It's Brown's second National TT title after winning in 2019.

Here's what a Quadruple Everesting does to the body and mind

One Everesting is hard enough. Four in a row? Extraordinary. Here's what it's like.

'I'm not used to people being kind to me': A stirring chat with Pippa York

An important, challenging, but ultimately heartwarming video that shows the true power of kindness.

Roseman-Gannon and Quick double up on day 2 of the Bay Crits

Two wins in two days for both riders.

Roseman-Gannon and Quick win on stage 1 of the Bay Crits

The Australian summer of racing is underway.

Pro cyclists ride a heck of a long way in a year

Strava data gives us a glimpse at just what it takes to ride at the highest level.

The Andy Schleck team had to sell its forbidden kit

The Continental squad is trying to recoup some "lost costs".

Left in the lurch: A chat with Simon Clarke about his last-minute team search

The 35-year-old Aussie had a contract for next season, until he didn't.