October 23, 2020
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. Sadly, the race won’t be held…
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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...
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...
Aru’s new team, Circus-Wanty Gobert’s new name: Daily News Digest
December 4, 2020
(Want the Daily News Digest delivered directly to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Hello again, CyclingTips readers, For a Thursday in December, it was a surprisingly busy day in cycling headlines. Fabio Aru has a new team, the team currently known as Circus-Wanty Gobert is getting a new name, and Rod Ellingworth is leaving Bahrain-McLaren,...
Rod Ellingworth is leaving Bahrain-McLaren
December 4, 2020
Rod Ellingworth, who joined Bahrain-McLaren as team principal last season after several years with the Sky/Ineos organization, is leaving the Bahrain team. Bahrain-McLaren announced the news in a press release on Thursday. “The time has come for me to move on,” Ellingworth said in a statement. “I have thoroughly enjoyed the chance to lead this...
Fabio Aru will ride for Qhubeka-ASSOS in 2021
December 3, 2020
Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru has announced he will be joining Qhubeka-ASSOS on a one-year deal. The 30-year-old Italian has been linked to a plethora of teams after it became clear UAE Emirates would not extend his contract after three years on the team. Aru expressed happiness and gratitude at finding a home with...
Flanders Classics plans for no crowds at its races in 2021: Daily News Digest
December 3, 2020
(Want the Daily News Digest delivered directly to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Hello again, CyclingTips readers, We cross over the midpoint of the week with news on next year’s Flemish Classics, which are expected to be held without crowds. Also in the headlines are news of a doping ban for a rider who spent...
De Gendt to race Esports Worlds, E3 adds climbs: Daily News Digest
December 2, 2020
(Want the Daily News Digest delivered directly to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Hello again, CyclingTips readers, Welcome to the last month of a year that, I suspect, few of us will forget any time soon. Tuesday’s cycling headlines include news on E3 and the status of Shirin van Anrooij, as well as a quick...
ISN completes roster for 2021, a celebration interrupted: Daily News Digest
December 1, 2020
(Want the Daily News Digest delivered directly to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Hello again, CyclingTips readers, With more and more teams finalizing their rosters for next season, we’re seeing fewer marquee transfers as we head into the last weeks of 2020, but for now there are still some contract updates from the pro ranks....
Brand and Vanthourenhout victorious at Tabor World Cup: Daily News Digest
November 30, 2020
(Want the Daily News Digest delivered directly to your inbox? Here’s the sign-up.) Hello again, CyclingTips readers, The first World Cup of the Cyclocross season took place in the Czech Republic with two exciting elite races. On the road side of cycling, Enrico Gasparotto announced he will retire from professional cycling. Read on for more...
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....
La Grande Boucle was a grand disaster
July 27, 2015
One of the best parts about the upswing women’s cycling is currently experiencing is all the new fans that have come to embrace the sport. In men’s cycling, the past is interwoven with the present. Watch the Tour, and the commentary will undoubtedly include talk of Tour’s past. With so few women’s races being broadcast...
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.