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 theclimbingcyclist.com, an ode to the satisfying challenge of riding uphill. He is based in Melbourne, Australia.

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As promised, Alberto Contador is riding 1,600 km from Madrid to Milan

The seven-time Grand Tour champ is aiming to complete the ride in six days – an average of 265 km per day.

Gallery: Van der Poel tames the gravel at the Antwerp Port Epic

With plenty of gravel and cobblestones, plus a unique setting, the Antwerp Port Epic is one of the coolest races on the calendar.

Q&A: Jack Haig on finishing third at the Vuelta, time trial tech, and more

We caught up with the 28-year-old Aussie for a detailed chat about his road to the Vuelta podium (and much more).

Farewell Fabio Aru: Nine years, nine big wins, endless great faces

As Aru rides into the next phase of his life, we look back at some of his best moments as a pro racer.

Preview: What you need to know about stage 21 of the Vuelta a España

Will we see any changes at the top of the GC on the final stage?

Preview: What you need to know about stage 19 of the Vuelta a España

A tough one to predict, but probably a sprint finish of some kind?

Preview: What you need to know about stage 17 of the Vuelta a España

A tough day of racing in the mountains.

Sarah Storey closes in on Paralympic history with yet another gold medal

That's 15 Paralympic gold medals and 77 world records for the 43-year-old British rider.

Matthews, Ewan, and Hosking to lead Australia's Road Worlds team

It's not yet clear who will race the elite time trials.

Preview: What you need to know about stage 9 of the Vuelta a España

A very hard day in the mountains with a big uphill finish.

Preview: What you need to know about stage 7 of the Vuelta a España

The "first true mountain stage" and one that's certainly worth watching.

Preview: Your guide to the cycling events at the Tokyo Paralympics

What you need to know about all the different disciplines, how the different paracycling classes work, and some of the riders to watch.

Grace Brown's season is over

A shoulder injury sustained at the Giro Donne turned out to be worse than first thought.

Preview: What you need to know about stage 5 of the Vuelta a España

It should be one for the sprinters, if the wind doesn't play a role.

Preview: What you need to know about stage 3 of the Vuelta a España

Stage 3 of the Vuelta a España will be one for the climbers.

Yates and Carthy lose time after being caught behind late Vuelta crash

Two of the Vuelta's GC contenders now have a tougher task ahead of them.

Preview: What you need to know about stage 1 of the Vuelta a España

A short time trial kicks off the Vuelta.

Preview: Your stage-by-stage breakdown of the 2021 Vuelta a España course

The final Grand Tour of the season is upon us. Here's what you need to know about all 21 stages.