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...
Quintana: I have never used illegal substances to improve my performance
September 23, 2020
A day after news first emerged that French police had searched Nairo Quintana’s hotel room and opened a preliminary investigation into possible doping, Quintana has made his first public statements on the subject. “The French gendarmerie carried out an operation in the hotel where my team was staying on Wednesday, September 16, in Méribel, after...
Worlds updates, Belgian nationals, transfer talk: Daily News Digest
September 23, 2020
(Want the Daily News Digest delivered directly to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Hello again, CyclingTips readers. The Tour de France may be in the rearview mirror now but there is still plenty going on as the racing world looks ahead to other big events on the reshuffled calendar. Today’s headlines include transfer talk, Worlds...
Quintana’s hotel room searched, Amstel Gold Race in doubt: Daily Tour Digest
September 22, 2020
(Want the Daily News Digest delivered directly to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Hi CyclingTips readers, Are you having Tour de France withdrawals yet? Yeah, us too. As you’d expect there’s been a bit of a lull on the news front now that the Tour is over, but we won’t have to wait long for...
French police searched Nairo Quintana’s hotel room
September 22, 2020
French police searched the hotel rooms of Arkéa-Samsic riders, including Nairo Quintana, last week at the Tour de France. According to the AFP, prosecutors have opened a preliminary inquiry into possible doping by a “small part” of the team. As first reported by Le Journal du Dimanche and then L’Equipe, Police searched the rooms of...
Cycling Australia will join AusCycling after all
September 21, 2020
It took a while for it to happen, but all of Australia’s cycling disciplines have now voted to unify as part of the AusCycling initiative. MTB and BMX have been committed to the new initiative since February this year but until now, road and track — governed by Cycling Australia — hasn’t had the constituent...
Richie Porte finally has the Tour de France result he deserves
September 21, 2020
In the early hours of July 24, 2011, cycling fans around Australia sat glued to their TVs, watching the penultimate stage time trial of the Tour de France. On the roads around Grenoble, Cadel Evans was putting two and a half minutes into race leader Andy Schleck, ensuring 34-year-old Evans would take yellow and become...
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.