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The world champion died on a Monday

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

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...

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...

Milan-San Remo: Moments in history

1916. 1944. 1945. 2020. These are the only years Milan-San Remo hasn't run since it was founded way back in 1907. The first cancellation ...

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, sad story of SpeedX's monumental r...

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 wildly ambitious, innovative and flawed – but it...

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 decided to take a long ride in the country. On a nar...

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 do. But the history of cycling is writ...

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 hung up his lenses and called time ...

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 of northern France for one of the biggest one-day races...

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 — a fiery, tragic instant. That’s what happened to a...

13 legends that every road cyclist should know

As each year goes by, more and more talented cyclists make a name for themselves with amazing feats of endurance and skill. But among the...

Liege-Bastogne-Liege: moments in history

The final of the Spring Classics, Liege-Bastogne- Liege, will cover 258km and presents multiple riders with their last opportunity to sal...

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 northern Belgium for one of the biggest one-day races 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 to gain access to exclusive content,...

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

Greg LeMond is America’s only recognized Tour de France winner, yet his three Tour victories tell only part of his story. Now a new book,...

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, Italy. A yellow team cap with the crown cut off, his t...

Where Are They Now? Pedro Delgado

Over the course of a 12-year career, Pedro Delgado became one of the most successful Spanish Grand Tour riders of the 1980s and 1990s. Am...

Orbea's 175th Anniversary: The Movie

Late last year CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett travelled to the Basque Country to visit the Orbea headquarters. What came out of that t...

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 did, and still continues to do more than ...

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 group of cyclists meet three mornings a week...