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The Secret Pro: Greedy rider agents, Cavendish's comeback, and rider safety

Get the latest from our anonymous insider, The Secret Pro.

The Secret Pro: Supertucks and the coming season

The Secret Pro is back with, among other things, his thoughts on the UCI's supertuck ban.

The Secret Pro Lockdown Edition

Hello CyclingTips readers, First off I want to acknowledge that we’re all going through this together in our own ways under our own circu...

The Secret Pro: Never buy a Ferrari

I heard a rumour that the notorious Dr Ferrari was out of his lair. The news this week follows roughly what I heard then, though some det...

The Secret Pro: Drafting cars happens, Nils Eekhoff should be World Champ

Listen, I’m going to keep this short, because I may or may not be starting a World Championship tomorrow (can’t let you lot narrow my ide...

The Secret Pro's Guide to the 2019 Tour de France

The Tour de France is almost here. Are you ready? I’m ready. I know the start list isn't out yet, but most of us know if we’re going to L...

The Secret Pro: Taxes, Zwifting, and the things we talk about

We talk about different things, depending on the setting. Allow me to explain.

The Secret Pro: We’re unionising against the union

Apologies -- this is about to get political. Some of you might have seen my colleagues go on Twitter and complain about the CPA, the pro ...

The Secret Pro: Blood-soaked kit and the God-forsaken brush

This is the story of broken bikes and bloodied kit and the unexplainable drive to race on.

The Secret Pro: An insider's view on Chris Froome's crazy Giro attack

The Giro d'Italia is over, and what a Giro it has been. Plenty of crazy days, steep mountains, and ups and downs for everyone. Before we ...

The Secret Pro: Froome should stay home

I'm sure you've seen the report that came out today. It accuses Sky of using powerful corticosteroids not just to get better, but get way...

The Secret Pro: My thoughts on Froome's positive and the bikes we ride

In the hours before this Secret Pro was scheduled to be published, news broke that Chris Froome had tested positive for twice the legal a...

The Secret Pro: Sketchy thyroids, confused commissaires, and more

It’s been a while, readers. I apologize, I’ve been busy. Just more of the usual, really: Line up at some big races, spend too many hours ...

The Secret Pro: Dumoulin's Giro, the Hammer Series, concussion and more

It's been a while since you last heard from me and there has been plenty going on during this period of radio silence. So let’s dig strai...

The Secret Pro: Motors, discs, jiffy bags, and more

Hello CyclingTips readers! Remember me? It’s been a little while, but I’m back and fired up for the 2017 season. My last column was back ...

The Secret Pro: Cortisone TUEs, world championships and rider-transfer season

I never thought I’d start a column talking about Fancy Bears, but here we are. So, it seems like every day is TUEsday at Team Sky, eh? Th...

The Secret Pro at the 2016 Tour de France: Sky is conserving, Cav is back, and squabbles in the gruppetto

Ten days into the Tour, and there’s a lot to discuss. Where do we start? Maybe the biggest topic during the first week of racing has been...

The Secret Pro: Nibali, the Giro d'Italia and the importance of respect

I know, I know. I said last year I wouldn’t return to the Giro d'Italia but sometimes you just have to. To my surprise, I came away feeli...

The Secret Pro: Processing death, race motos, terrorism, extreme weather, and more

What a week for pro cycling. It's with a heavy heart that I weigh in on so many recent tragic events. I actually had an entire column wri...

The Secret Pro: Mechanical doping, sketchy finishes, and Katusha dodges another bullet

Welcome to the new season. And what a magnificent start we’re off to. Great to see we’re all doing our part to uphold the dignity of this...

The Secret Pro: the best and worst of season 2015

A few weeks back the UCI had a gala dinner to hand out awards to riders that had achieved great things throughout the season. That prompt...