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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, Greg LeMond: Yellow Jersey Racer, celebrates LeMond’s entire amazing career and his lasting influence. LeMond was a talented all-rounder, with a reputation as one of the canniest racers of his …

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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. Among his successes were four stages and an overall win at the Tour de France, and five stages and two overall titles at the Vuelta a Espana. Two decades after Delgado …

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The devil in a dress: The woman who raced the Giro d’Italia

Tomorrow marks the start of the 99th Giro d’Italia, one of the three major Grand Tour races. Women are not allowed to compete in these male events, which are, by all standards, the toughest, most challenging and grueling exhibitions of endurance, strength and grit that our sport can demand of an athlete. There was one, and …

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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 trip was the story of a bike brand 175 years in the making, and an interesting story at that. Beginning its life as a weapons manufacturer, Orbea first started making bikes in the …

Paris-Roubaix: Moments in History

Few one-day bike races capture the imagination quite like Paris-Roubaix. The cobbles, the dirt, the mud, the crashes; it truly is one of the hardest races on the calendar. In this piece we’ve trawled the archives to find some images that capture just how epic the Hell of the North is. Enjoy! The 2016 edition …

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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 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 …

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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 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 …

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La Grande Boucle was a grand disaster

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 …

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Milan-San Remo: moments in history

The 2015 edition of Milan-San Remo arrives this Sunday and “La classica di Primavera” is shaping up to be quite the spectacle. The 293km race is the first of five Monuments for the season, and while sprinters have been known to win the race, a couple of climbs near the end always make things interesting. …

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What makes the Austral Wheel Race so special?

This Saturday, the 20th of December, Melbourne will play host to 2014’s second running of the famous Austral Wheel Race – the first in 2014 was won by Japan’s Minori Shimmura on March 1st. Craig Fry’s piece for us back in March covered the history of the world’s oldest track race. In this follow up …

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