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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…

Bonkers bikes of Paris-Roubaix: A brief history

At Paris-Roubaix, more than any other race in cycling, technical innovation is given free rein…

Milan-San Remo: Moments in history

1916. 1944. 1945. 2020. These are the only years Milan-San Remo hasn't run since it…

Best of 2019: What happened to Speed X?

From a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign to 800,000 bikes dumped across China, this is the strange,…

Gone but not forgotten: The Cannondale Slate was a bike before its time

Now that the Cannondale Slate has been discontinued, we assess the bike's legacy. It was…

Bikes vs the world: Cyclists' battle for legitimacy is nothing new

With his gleaming new bicycle and the very latest in cycling apparel, Dr G.A. Thorne…

The Cannibal and the thief: Merckx's legendary 1969 Tour de France, 50 years on

Cycling, famously, is a sport of stars and water-carriers. The stars win; the water-carriers never…

Behind the lens with Graham Watson: 40 years of cycling photography in 15 images

In early 2017, after nearly 40 years snapping the sport, legendary cycling photographer Graham Watson…

Ghosts of the Peloton: Roubaix winner Charles Crupelandt, 'Bull of the North'

This weekend the best Classics riders in the world take to the cobbled farm roads…

Lost Boys: Poland’s forgotten track talents and their tragic end

Imagine a generation of riders gone before their prime, just wiped out in an instant…

13 legends that every road cyclist should know

As each year goes by, more and more talented cyclists make a name for themselves…

Liege-Bastogne-Liege: moments in history

The final of the Spring Classics, Liege-Bastogne- Liege, will cover 258km and presents multiple riders…

Ghosts of the Peloton: Henri Van Lerberghe, the Death Rider of Lichtervelde

This weekend the best Classics riders in the world take to the cobbled lanes of…

200 years on two wheels: The first bike ride, and the enduring soul of cycling

This article was originally published to VeloClub members. For more information on becoming a member…

Gallery: Images from 'Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer'

Greg LeMond is America’s only recognized Tour de France winner, yet his three Tour victories…

Where Are They Now? Eros Poli, the Giant of Ventoux

An old red steel Pinarello hangs on the wall of Eros Poli's dining room in Verona,…

Where Are They Now? Pedro Delgado

Over the course of a 12-year career, Pedro Delgado became one of the most successful…

Orbea's 175th Anniversary: The Movie

Late last year CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett travelled to the Basque Country to visit the…

The best of the Lion King: Mario Cipollini's greatest hits

There aren't many professional cyclists that grab the headlines in the way that Mario Cipollini…

Golden Oldie: A ride through history with Australian cycling legend Iris Dixon

At a windy, outdoor velodrome in the northern Melbourne working class suburb of Reservoir, a…

La Grande Boucle was a grand disaster

One of the best parts about the upswing women’s cycling is currently experiencing is all…