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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The 5G-equipped smart helmet that hopes to spot danger before you do

Aussie telco Telstra has partnered with clothing brand Arenberg on a helmet prototype spruiked by Anna Meares.

Q&A with Richie Porte on his Dauphiné win and Tour de France prospects

After perhaps the biggest win of his career, Porte looks ahead to the Tour de France.

Who is the Dauphiné's breakout star, Mark Padun?

After an average season or two, Mark Padun won back-to-back stages of the Dauphiné. But he's hardly come from nowhere.

Mathieu van der Poel wants a stage win at the Tour de France

But first: the Tour de Suisse.

Rupert Guinness is riding 4,900 km in 12 days for mental health awareness

The veteran cycling journo is on the road now and making his way south.

What if Joao Almeida hadn't ridden for Remco Evenepoel?

Would the Portuguese rider be higher up the GC? Let's run the numbers (with a little guesswork).

The men's road race course for the 2021 Worlds is pretty wild

Down, around, down, up, around, down, up, around. And no legendary climbs.

Gallery: Amazing images from the Giro stage we never saw

TV cameras weren't able to broadcast the action atop the Passo Giau. Our photographers were there though.

Gallery: Snapshots from the Giro's most brutal finish

Saturday's stage 14 of the Giro ended atop the fearsome Monte Zoncolan.

Gallery: Dust and drama on the Giro’s ‘Strade Bianche’ stage

Stage 11 of the 2021 Giro d'Italia was always going to be something special. With 35 km of gravel roads spread over four sectors, all of ...

Australian road cycling team revealed for Tokyo Olympics

Porte, Spratt, Dennis, Gigante, Brown – it's a strong line-up.

Preview: Your stage-by-stage breakdown of the 2021 Giro d'Italia course

Plan your viewing for the 104th Giro d'Italia with this breakdown of every stage.

Pidcock's win over Van der Poel still doesn't guarantee him an Olympic spot

The 21-year-old took his first elite MTB World Cup win in emphatic fashion.

Gallery: Bernal's big-ring powerplay on the Giro's gravel ramp

Egan Bernal put on a show on a steep gravel ramp at the end of stage 9.

A breakdown of Giacomo Nizzolo's remarkable Giro d'Italia record

It's going to mean the world when Nizzolo finally gets his stage win ...

This isn't what George Bennett had planned for the Giro's first GC day

The Kiwi champion struggled in the cold on stage 4, dropping 90 seconds to his GC rivals.

The ski mountaineer who climbed straight into cycling's WorldTour

Toni Palzer went from the ski mountaineering world championships to racing with a WorldTour team in roughly a month.

41 and flying: Like it or not, Valverde is still among the world's best

Last year he appeared to be slowing down. Now, Alejandro Valverde is showing he's still among the very best.

Preview: Your guide to the 2021 men's Liège-Bastogne-Liège

What you should know about the course and the contenders.

Vos and Van Aert victorious at the Amstel Gold Race: Daily News

Marianne Vos and Wout van Aert win at Amstel Gold, Stefan Küng wins in Spain, and Mark Cavendish takes another sprint victory.

Preview: Your guide to the 2021 men's Amstel Gold Race

After last year's edition was cancelled, the 2021 Amstel Gold Race is back, albeit in a markedly different form.