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 …


Lisa’s Mum on mechanical doping and a whole new level of committing to the rut

Lisa Jacobs is a three-time Australian cyclocross champion, a lawyer and an all round nice person that helps set the tone for a welcoming women’s scene in the fledgling world of Australian cyclocross. However, sometimes in her blogs on she lets out her alter ego, Lisa’s Mum, who steers clear of conventional wisdom and most …


How to take great photos of your bike

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

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 …


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Vinokourov – “We want our credibility back as a matter of urgency”; Team Astana budget could be cut by 30%; Rebellin confirms Giro is unlikely, says Classics are main goal for 2015; Roadtripping India – Part One; How the Race Was Won – men’s cyclocross …


Top 10 Rider Impersonations

To celebrate the launch of their new kit for sale to the public (which is quite nice if I do say so myself), GCN has done their “top 10 rider impersonations”. Take a look…you’ll get quite the laugh.


Lance vs Oprah B-Roll

An alternate version of Lance Armstrong’s interview with Oprah.


Statement From V.I.A.L Board Member

This just in for immediate release…


Call Me Maybe

I don’t even know where to start with this but it certainly brightened up my Monday…


Strava Leaderboard Strategies

Strava is no longer a well kept secret where leaderboards of untapped segments sit empty and gold medals are plenty. It’s now a hotly contested virtual race of it’s own where Stravaddicts are venturing out on rides with the sole intent of sniping segments for themselves and claiming the top of the leaderboards.


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