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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 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. For this piece we trawled the …

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The lesser known pro bikes in the peloton – CKT, Zannata, Gavia, Isaac and more…

With the Northen European races well under way and the big one about to kick off on Sunday, it’s usual for all the limelight to be hogged by the big guys, the big teams, and the big brands that have something to show off. At this point in the season, all eyes are on the …

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Coryn Rivera wins Trofeo Alfredo Binda in historic bunch sprint finish

The 19th edition of the Trofeo Alfredo Binda – Comune de Cittiglio saw an historic finish on Sunday when a reduced bunch of 30 riders barreled down the finishing straight in the first mass sprint finish in many years. Going early, sprinter Coryn Rivera (Team Sunweb) was the fastest to the line, claiming the victory …

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How one small mistake lost the race: Inside the Ronde van Drenthe with Janneke Ensing

A spring-like day in Drenthe, with blue skies and not much wind, caused the second round in the Women’s WorldTour, the Ronde van Drenthe, to open up very late. Not that the race wasn’t hard, but it was riders getting dropped from the back during the first 120 km mostly, with a couple of short attacks …

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O come all ye faithful: the joy of Christmas-New Year riding

It’s Christmas time which, for most of us, means time spent with family and friends, reflecting on the year that’s been and eating far more food than we need to. And for many of us cyclists in warmer parts of the world, the Christmas to New Year period also provides a rare opportunity to get …

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Introducing VeloClub

I'm thrilled to announce our new membership program which aims to serve and connect the CyclingTips community that's been slowly growing here for nearly a decade.

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Roadtripping Wellington: Exploring the Rimutaka Trail

Within just 15 minutes of the Wellington CBD lies a network of trails as good as any you’re likely to find in such proximity to a major city. In the latest addition to our Roadtripping series, Wade Wallace, Dave Everett and Tim Bardsley-Smith visited the New Zealand capital to experience the tremendous riding on offer, …

Thereabouts 2

For those of you who missed the 24hr pre-screening of Thereabouts 2, you can now see it on Vimeo on Demand for a small donation that will go towards the making of next year’s Thereabouts 3 sequel. Just click play then “Watch Now” in the top right corner of the trailer. If you haven’t seen …

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With van Garderen out, what will US men’s Olympic team look like in Rio?

With Thursday’s news that American Tejay van Garderen withdrew his name from consideration for the U.S. Olympic road team due to concerns about the Zika virus, questions immediately were raised about what the composition of the squad might look like. Because of its relatively low nation ranking, the U.S. earned only two spots for the …

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Flying with your bike: tips from a baggage handler

Flying with your bike can be a nerve-wracking experience, particularly if the bike is new and/or you’ve spent a lot of money on it. Will the bike make it to your destination in one piece? And what’s the best option for keeping your bike safe – soft case, hardshell or cardboard box? CyclingTips editor Matt …

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