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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Q&A: Luke Plapp on signing with Ineos-Grenadiers and racing at the Olympics

The 20-year-old Australian will join Ineos Grenadiers from August 1.

Track cycling events at the Tokyo Olympics, explained

Get up to speed on the different flavours of track cycling that you can expect to see.

Days after breaking his knee in a collision, Kimmann takes BMX gold

Niek Kimmann rode to Olympic glory despite his famous crash with an official earlier this week.

Primož Roglič takes gold in the men's Olympic time trial

The Slovenian put more than a minute into his closest rivals.

Annemiek van Vleuten wins women's Olympic time trial

Gold for Van Vleuten after the disappointment of silver in the road race.

Neff critical of Ferrand-Prevot's 'stupid move' in Olympic MTB race

The Sakura Drop nearly claimed another victim.

Jolanda Neff wins Olympic MTB gold in all-Swiss podium

Neff got away on lap 1 of five and wasn't seen again.

Preview: What you need to know about the Olympic time trials

The riders take to the hilly ITT course on Wednesday.

Mathieu van der Poel crashes out of Olympics after error with missing ramp

The Dutchman fell heavily on the first lap and wasn't able to rejoin the front.

Olympic triathlon marred by shambolic false-start

The men's race did not go swimmingly.

Anna Kiesenhofer takes surprise victory in Tokyo Olympic road race

The unheralded Austrian pulled off an impressive coup in hot conditions.

Preview: Your guide to the men's road race at the Tokyo Olympics

The Tokyo Olympics have arrived and for us cycling fans the action begins immediately. The men's road race is the Olympics' first cycling...

Your guide to the cycling events at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics

The Tour de France is finished for another year, but don't worry: we're not in for the usual post-Tour lull that normally happens at this...

The Manuela Fundación is getting back into professional cycling

The mysterious Spanish foundation still wants in.

Ben O'Connor won't let a Tour top five change him

The Australian now sits fourth overall with three stages remaining.

Luke Durbridge will replace Jack Haig in Australia's Olympic line-up

Durbridge will make his Olympic debut.

Preview: What you need to know about stage 19 of the 2021 Tour de France

The sprinters get their chance after a tough few days in the mountains.

It's been a bit of a weird Tour de France, hasn't it?

Depleted sprint fields, a lopsided GC battle, crashes, lots of breakaway wins – it's been an unusual Tour.