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We tried to get scammed by Peter Sagan

... with a pair of off-brand Air Jordan basketball shoes.

Bonkers bikes of Paris-Roubaix: A brief history

At Paris-Roubaix, more than any other race in cycling, technical innovation is given free rein in the pursuit of an advantage. The rider ...

Peter Sagan wants to improve your home life

The three-time world champion has no time for rangehoods and wants you to have a better shower experience.

The world champion died on a Monday

50 years ago today, the reigning world road champ Jempi Monseré died in a race.

This saw-wheel-equipped bike is snow joke

A man, a budget mountain bike, a frozen lake, and too much time on his hands.

From addiction to abstinence: What I learned from 12 months without coffee

Twelve months ago CT's Andy van Bergen stopped drinking coffee. He's learned a lot along the way.

If Zwift had traffic: Become a bike messenger with this indoor-trainer game

Hustle City promises the thrill of zipping through traffic without any of the danger.

Paris-Roubaix: Moments in History

The Queen of the Classics, L'enfer du Nord, The Hell of the North – the many nicknames of Paris-Roubaix reflect its reputation as probabl...

Van Aert x street art: The amazing road portraits of the Tour of Flanders

Anyone who has ridden the hallowed bergs and pavé of Flanders and Roubaix, or perhaps been eagle-eyed while watching TV race coverage of ...

What if every team kit was more like EF's Giro d'Italia outfit?

It’s safe to say that EF Pro Racing’s bonkers Giro d’Italia kit ruffled some feathers. A design collaboration between Rapha and the Londo...

Peter Sagan is selling a US$21,000 commemorative medal

Are you the world's biggest Peter Sagan fan? Do you have a small fortune burning a hole in your pocket? Well boy howdy, has Sagan himself...

How to find the optimal cycling route

Here’s a thought experiment for you. Say you went out and rode every street in your suburb. What would the distance of that ride be? What...

Cycling’s most enduring videogame needs an overhaul

It’s been almost 20 years now since the Pro Cycling Manager game first hit shelves, offering cycling-obsessed gamers a chance to run thei...

This is what one woman needed to overcome to ride in Afghanistan

Afsana Nawrozi got her first bicycle, a pink kid's bike with training wheels, when she was seven. It had arrived from the United Arab Emi...

This e-bike ad has been banned in France – let's talk about why

E-bikes are the future. That’s what the bike industry thinks, that’s what a bunch of new cyclists think, and that’s what sustainable tran...

The things Dad taught me

My dad taught me how to ride a bike. It's Father's Day and I'm preparing for my dad's services, delayed so my family and I could travel a...

Lighthouses in lockdown: A look at the private lives of female pro cyclists

Through 2019 and 2020, Italian photographers Eloise Mavian and Francesco Rachello – who together are the Tornanti.cc photo agency – have ...

The beer Remco didn't drink

It’s a sunny day in Belgium, and the great hope of Belgian cycling stands outside, leaning artfully in a team T-shirt against the wall of...

The Zwift we dreamed of: You can now ride your bike in Grand Theft Auto

Step aside Zwift, there’s a new contender in the virtual cycling space. Why do your indoor workouts in Watopia and other upstart virtual ...

A Dutchman and his (man-made) mountain

In 2011, a Dutch cycling journalist’s tongue-in-cheek proposal for an artificial mountain in his homeland sparked a flurry of proposals a...