April 3, 2020
In normal circumstances you’d be sitting down to watch the Tour of Flanders this weekend. But as with so many other races — and sports events around the globe — this year’s Tour of Flanders has been cancelled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. But just because there’s no racing this weekend doesn’t mean we…
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Paris-Roubaix: Moments in History
April 12, 2019
The Queen of the Classics, L’enfer du Nord, The Hell of the North – the many nicknames of Paris-Roubaix reflect its reputation as probably the hardest one-day race in the world. The cobbles, the dirt, the mud, the crashes; it’s a race that captures the attention like few others. For this piece we trawled the...
The best of the Lion King: Mario Cipollini’s greatest hits
March 4, 2016
There aren’t many professional cyclists that grab the headlines in the way that Mario Cipollini did, and still continues to do more than a decade after retiring (for the first time). Last month, the 48-year-old Italian, known as ‘The Lion King’ caused a stir by posting a photo of himself sat atop one of his...
Alberto Contador breaks Everesting record with time of 7:27:20
July 10, 2020
Seven-time Grand Tour winner, Alberto Contador, has set a new Everesting record in a time of 7 hours, 27 minutes and 20 seconds. The record, set on Tuesday, July 7 on a steep, gently arcing segment of the climb of Silla del Rey in Castile and León, Spain, beats the mark recently set by Lachlan...
Froome will leave Ineos, Pooley’s Everesting record: Daily News Digest
July 10, 2020
(Want the Daily News Digest delivered directly to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Hello CyclingTips readers, The rumors are rumors no more. Chris Froome will leave Ineos at the end of the year—and he’ll be heading to Israel Start-Up Nation. The team took the unusual step of announcing the impending arrival of the four-time Tour de...
Yorkshire Worlds generated over €28 million says UCI-commissioned report
July 10, 2020
The UCI has announced the results of an Ernst and Young report commissioned by the governing body to look into the impact of world championship events, noting that last year’s UCI Road World Championships in Yorkshire generated roughly €28.2 million in “additional economic activity” for the region. The study took a closer look at four...
Chris Froome will leave Ineos for Israel Start-Up Nation at the end of 2020
July 9, 2020
Ineos has confirmed that four-time Tour de France winner Chris Froome will leave the team at the end of 2020. In a press release sent out Thursday morning European time, the British-registered team confirmed that Froome’s contract had not been renewed. “Chris’s current contract comes to an end in December and we have taken the...
Emma Pooley has set a new Everesting record
July 9, 2020
British former pro Emma Pooley has set a new women’s Everesting world record, taking roughly 15 minutes off the previous mark set last month. On Wednesday, the 37-year-old completed 10 laps of the punishingly steep Haggenegg climb (6.8 km at 13%) near the town of Schwyz in central Switzerland, accumulating the necessary 8,848 metres (29,029...
Pogacar’s program, La Course announces team selection: Daily News Digest
July 9, 2020
(Want the Daily News Digest delivered directly to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Hello CyclingTips readers, How do you think Tadej Pogacar might fare on the cobbles of De Ronde van Vlaanderen? We should find out later this year. Sporza has published what it reports to be the 2020 race programs of several riders, with Pogacar...
In online pivot, Specialized will sell gear via retailer Backcountry.com
July 9, 2020
In a potentially impactful but not particularly surprising move, Specialized will now sell its gear, but not its bikes, within North America via massive online retailer Backcountry.com and its cycling-specific site CompetitiveCyclist.com. The move is certain to draw concerns over the future health of current brick-and-mortar retailers that carry Specialized gear, and marks a distinct...
Golden Oldie: A ride through history with Australian cycling legend Iris Dixon
January 27, 2016
At a windy, outdoor velodrome in the northern Melbourne working class suburb of Reservoir, a group of cyclists meet three mornings a week to cut some laps on the 410-meter almost flat circular track. They call themselves the ‘Golden Oldies,’ sharing their retirement mornings riding road bikes at a steady pace, followed by a cup...
How to take great photos of your bike
November 27, 2015
We all love looking at photos of beautiful bikes — after all, ogling a stunning frame is the next best thing to actually being out riding. But here at CyclingTips we come across far too many bike photos that have been spoiled by poor background choice, incorrect bike setup and even basic things like improper...
“When I was racing in Europe” – 10 ways to spot a fake ex-pro
October 11, 2015
You probably know the sort of person this article is about. That guy or girl (but, let’s be honest, it’s normally a guy) on the local club run, at the local bike shop, or at the post-ride coffee stop that’s kitted out in either the latest racing-orientated brand or in well-worn kit from a team...
How to look good on the bike: nine style tips from Brian Holm
August 5, 2015
To the everyday Joe (or Joanna) with no interest in cycling, we cyclists can be an odd-looking bunch. The lycra, the bright colours and the funny-looking helmets all make us a perfect target for jibes about our style. But if you’re one of us then it all changes. That funny-looking helmet becomes a desired item....
Bonkers bikes of Paris-Roubaix: A brief history
April 10, 2020
At Paris-Roubaix, more than any other race in cycling, technical innovation is given free rein in the pursuit of an advantage. The rider and the mechanic's foe is the same – the brutal cobbles of northern France – and the bikes ridden there are sometimes innovative, sometimes bizarre, and always fascinating.
Gone but not forgotten: The Cannondale Slate was a bike before its time
December 5, 2019
Now that the Cannondale Slate has been discontinued, we assess the bike's legacy. It was wildly ambitious, innovative and flawed – but it had something about it, didn't it?
The birth and death of a bike company: What happened to SpeedX?
June 15, 2019
From a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign to 800,000 bikes dumped across China, this is the strange, sad story of SpeedX's monumental rise and fall.