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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This Grand Theft Auto-inspired trials video is a masterpiece

Whether you've played GTA V or not, there's plenty to love here.

Life is a blank slate for Tom Dumoulin now, and 'it feels good'

After 11 years as a pro cyclist, Dumoulin is ready for what comes next. Whatever that might be.

The Warburton MTB park is finally set to go ahead

After several years of hard work and delays, the project has the green light from the planning minister.

A legend returns to the Tour de France, 35 years later

The Tour heads to the Puy de Dôme for the first time since 1988, and 59 years after an iconic battle.

Jayco Herald Sun Tour cancelled for the third year running

"Ongoing logistical, planning, timing, and workforce challenges" have seen another edition of the race cancelled.

No time trial bikes allowed for new Tour Down Under prologue

Logistics and the early season timeslot mean road bikes make more sense.

The path of new beginnings

An ode to a bike track that asks so little when you have so little to give.

At 51 years old, Davide Rebellin's racing career is finally over

After 30 years as a professional, the controversial Italian is hanging up his wheels. Sort of.

Preview: What you need to know about the first-ever Gravel Worlds

With a bunch of top riders in attendance, there's plenty of reasons to tune in this weekend.

That crowdfunded women's team? It's going to race as Team BridgeLane

The long-heralded Australian Continental setup is getting a women's team for the first time.

All hail King Remco

Evenepoel's many fans gathered in Brussels to herald the 22-year-old after an incredible season.

Remco Evenepoel rides to an emphatic solo win in Worlds road race

Belgium desperately wanted to win after missing out on home soil last year. Evenepoel made it happen.

Preview: The elite men's road race at the 2022 Road World Championships

Can Alaphilippe go three in a row? Will Van Aert make up for the frustration of last year? Will Pogačar be the new world champ?

Van Vleuten takes a remarkable Worlds win despite a fractured elbow

The Dutchwoman was well out of contention, until she wasn't.

The Aussie local racing for Malta: Dan Bonello's 'incredible' home Worlds

"I'll remember it forever" says the man who grew up just down the road from Wollongong.

Fedorov wins U23 road race world title in two-up sprint

On a wet day in Wollongong, the Kazakh rider proved strongest from a late move.

Jubilation, devastation, and the hug that bound them

After a fierce battle in the junior men's road race, two rivals embraced.

The mixed team time trial relay, a road cycling curiosity

Other events are bigger and more prestigious at Road Worlds, but the mixed TTT relay has plenty to offer.

Double disaster for the Dutch in Worlds mixed TTT

A mechanical for Mollema and a big crash for Van Vleuten.

When Worlds came to town: How Wollongong locals feel about ‘UCI week’

Wollongong is no Flanders, but locals seem to be warming to the fact elite athletes are in town.