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Gerrans, Porte to recon Rio Olympics road race course next month

Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) has speculated on his Rio Olympic objectives ahead of a trip to South America with compatriot Richie Port...

Heinrich Haussler to lead IAM at Flanders and Roubaix

Heinrich Haussler will reprise the role of protected leader at the Spring Classics after a stint as road captain at IAM. The 32-year-old ...

Delayed season start working wonders for Michael Matthews

For the past two seasons Michael Matthews (Orica-GreenEdge) has skipped the Australian summer of cycling, preferring to stay in Europe an...

Boasson Hagen back on track with Classics ambitions ahead

The last nine months have been something of a resurgence for Edvald Boasson Hagen (Dimension Data). After his career seemed to stagnate i...

Richie Porte's journey towards winning the Tour de France

Richie Porte won’t outright say he can win the Tour de France but he is sure of his own mental resolve should it come down to a dog fight...

Zak Dempster on Sam Bennett's sprint train: 'You can’t click your fingers and make a lead-out work'

DOHA, Qatar (CT) – Irishman Sam Bennett is making inroads against the best sprinters as his Bora-Argon 18 team looks to emulate a world r...

Cavendish on Qatar World Championships: 'I think you’ll be surprised how exciting it will be'

DOHA, Qatar (CT) – Mark Cavendish has weighed in on the course for the 2016 UCI Road World Championships; a course he is set to vie for a...

Once fierce rivals, Farrar and Cavendish now mates at Dimension Data

After years of battling Mark Cavendish in high-speed, high-stakes sprints, American Tyler Farrar will ride in support of his new teammate...

Giant-Alpecin road captain Koen de Kort reacts to team’s horror collision

The seven-man Giant-Alpecin team competing at the Santos Tour Down Under awoke in Adelaide to the horrific news of a collision at a team ...

Canadian rookie Michael Woods makes WorldTour debut with Cannondale

Michael Woods considers himself a rookie pro at the Tour Down Under despite his general classification ambitions at the race and his 29 y...

Do the Australian Road Nationals really need to move from Ballarat?

It’s an annual debate that has started to bore some road cycling professionals and continues to drive others to despair: "should the Aust...

Cameron Meyer hits the ground running with Dimension Data

Cameron Meyer has returned to basics in an effort to re-establish and realise his potential as a general classification contender with ne...

Michael Matthews: "Amstel is my biggest goal next to Milan-San Remo"

Michael Matthews is disinclined to define his style ahead of 2016, a season in which a set of dynamic goals may present another leadershi...

BMC's Campbell Flakemore calls it quits to cycling

Campbell Flakemore has dissolved his contract with BMC Racing and quit cycling less than a year after Cadel Evans anointed the 23-year-ol...

Where it went wrong for Matt Goss: "The last two years haven’t been perfect"

Matt Goss is determined to strike early in 2016 and quickly repay the faith new team One Pro Cycling has showed in signing him on the bac...

A clean slate for Leigh Howard: "I was going down a path that wasn’t moving in the direction I wanted"

Leigh Howard has designs on being reborn as a WorldTour sprinter following a “dismal” number of race days in his final season with Orica-...

Without Marcel Kittel, what are Giant-Alpecin's new ambitions?

Giant-Alpecin may adopt a more all-round approach to the Tour de France next season in the absence of marquee sprinter Marcel Kittel whos...

Matt Goss set to join One Pro Cycling in 2016

Australian sprinter Matt Goss is set to ride for One Pro Cycling in 2016. CyclingTips understands the 28-year-old has agreed to a deal wi...

CJ Sutton without a contract for 2016: "If I can’t find a team I can’t find a team"

Australian sprinter Chris "CJ" Sutton is contemplating his cycling future as he searches for a new team. The 31-year-old was not offered ...

Simon Gerrans: Looking to Giro di Lombardia and putting season behind him

Simon Gerrans is determined to turn around a crash-marred season of disappointment, broken bones and stolen goals at the Giro di Lombardi...

Bernhard Eisel: "If I stay at Team Sky I’ll have a lot of free time"

Bernhard Eisel had no other offer on the table when he turned down a two-year extension from powerhouse Team Sky for the prospect of ridi...