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What is normalised power and what can it tell us?

What is the best way to measure how hard a ride is? Should you simply look at distance and time? Or do you delve deeper and analyse your ...

What does the growth of Australia’s Continental scene mean for the NRS?

With the future of Australia’s fragile National Road Series (NRS) still uncertain, several teams appear to have taken matters into their ...

How much benefit do we really get from drafting?

We’ve all done it. You’re riding along when suddenly a faster rider overtakes you and you immediately jump across to sit on their wheel. ...

13 legends that every road cyclist should know

As each year goes by, more and more talented cyclists make a name for themselves with amazing feats of endurance and skill. But among the...

Photo gallery: The entertaining and controversial career of Alberto Contador

As the 2017 Vuelta a España came to a close last weekend, so too did the career of Alberto Contador (Trek-Segafredo). Regarded as one of ...

Photo gallery: 2017 Vuelta a España, stages 16-21

The final Grand Tour of the year, the Vuelta a España, has come to a close. As expected, pre-race favourite Chris Froome (Sky) came out o...

Photo gallery: 2017 Vuelta a España, stages 10-15

The peloton has reached the second rest day of what has arguably been the toughest Grand Tour of the year: the Vuelta a España. And as ma...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 21 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Sunday, July 23 Start: Montgeron Finish: Paris Champs-Élysées Distance: 103km (64mi) The traditional finish to the Tour is on the C...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 20 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Saturday, July 22 Start: Marseille Finish: Marseille Distance: 22.5km (14mi) After three weeks of racing, the fight to win the 2017...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 19 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Friday, July 21 Start: Embrun Finish: Salon-de-Provence Distance: 222.5km (138.2mi) The longest stage of the 2017 Tour, Stage 19 tr...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 18 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Thursday, July 20 Start: Briançon Finish: Izoard Distance: 179.5km (111.5mi) The final chance for the climbers to make up any time ...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 17 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Wednesday, July 19 Start: La Mure Finish: Serre-Chevalier Distance: 183km (113.7mi) Entering the Alps in the final week of the Tour...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 16 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Tuesday, July 18 Start: Le Puy-en-Velay Finish: Romans-sur-Isère Distance: 165km (102.5mi) Sprinters, breakaway, or crosswind speci...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 15 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Sunday, July 16 Start: Laissac-Sévérac l'Église Finish: Le Puy-en-Velay Distance: 189.5km (117.7mi) An interesting stage with a com...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 14 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Saturday, July 15 Start: Blagnac Finish: Rodez Distance: 181.5km (113.4mi) With the breakaways not being very successful this Tour,...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 13 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Friday, July 14 Start: Saint-Girons Finish: Foix Distance: 101km (62.7mi) One of the shortest stages in recent Tour memory, Stage 1...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 12 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Thursday, July 13 Start: Pau Finish: Peyragudes Distance: 214.5km (133.3mi) Starting in the "Gateway to the Pyrenees," Stage 12 cer...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 11 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Wednesday, July 12 Start: Eymet Finish: Pau Distance: 203.5km (126.4mi) A last chance for the sprinters before Paris or a day for t...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 10 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Tuesday, July 11 Start: Périgueux Finish: Bergerac Distance: 178km (110.6mi) The stage after a rest day is always interesting, but ...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 9 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Sunday, July 9 Start: Nantua Finish: Chambéry Distance: 181.5km (113.4mi) Starting with a category 2 climb and not getting any easi...

Preview: Everything you need to know about Stage 8 of the 2017 Tour de France

Date: Saturday, July 8 Start: Doles Finish: Station des Rousses Distance: 187.5km (111.65mi) The hardest stage of the Tour thus far, a ge...