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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Preview: What you need to know about stage 1 of the 2022 Vuelta a España

A super-flat team time trial kicks off the 2022 Vuelta.

Preview: Your stage-by-stage breakdown of the 2022 Vuelta a España route

Plan out your Vuelta viewing (or fantasy team) with our course preview.

Elia Viviani's big day out

From one discipline to another, all within the span of a few hours.

Philippe Gilbert has some choice words for the UCI about that Burgos crash

The former world champion is not happy.

Here's how the cycling events went at the 2022 Commonwealth Games

With the bike racing now done, here are the results that stood out to us.

The moments that defined the inaugural Tour de France Femmes

There were a lot of storylines that came out of this historic race. Here are the ones we found most significant.

The accidental GC contender: The story of Silvia Persico's wonderful Tour

She came to the Tour targeting stage wins, and leaves having been the most versatile rider in the race.

Van Vleuten very nearly quit the Tour on stage 2

The Dutchwoman was so sick she was unable to pack her suitcase herself.

The day the Tour was blown apart

While Van Vleuten made it look easy, the rest of the bunch suffered.

Stage winner Marlen Reusser out of the Tour with concussion

The Swiss rider finished the stage but will now leave the race.

Oh look, Marianne Vos is going to win the green jersey as well

How very Vos-like: winning green at the Tour without really trying.

‘Commentary is a bit of closure for me’: Gracie Elvin on trading bike for mic

In switching from racing to commentating, the two-time Aussie champion has learned a lot about herself.

‘You can’t not have fun’ – Anya Louw’s big day out at the Tour

The 21-year-old Australian is taking the Tour de France Femmes in her stride.

A nightmare for García as other GC favourites tame the gravel

The Spanish champ had a really bad day.

The emotional entertainer: Uttrup Ludwig leads a stunning FDJ turnaround

In winning stage 3 of the Tour de France Femmes, the Dane offered the perfect antidote to a horrible day.

'It feels like one thing after another' – Spratt out of the Tour

The bad luck continues for the Australian.

In wearing yellow, Vos is right where she belongs

There's something fitting about the greatest of all time leading the inaugural Tour de France Femmes.

‘I have no words’: Cavalli out of the Tour after dramatic crash

The TV images were dramatic, and the FDJ team boss was not happy with how much they were shown.

The other victory salute: Femke Markus’ Tour de France triumph

Even minor victories can be a big deal for the small teams in the race.

This is what makes sport so great

Jonas Vingegaard didn’t have to wait for Tadej Pogačar. It's a good thing he did.

There's plenty to look forward to in the final week of the Tour de France

Can Pogačar break Vingegaard's defences? Will the stage 20 ITT decide it all? Will Caleb Ewan get a stage win?