Interviews

Peaks and valleys: Could 2017 finally be the year for Aussie climber Ben Dyball?

When the UniSA-Australia national team was revealed for next week’s Tour Down Under, it was something of a surprise to see that Ben Dyball’s name wasn’t on the list. The 27-year-old climber has had a terrific start to the year, finishing third in the Nationals time trial before putting in a strong ride in the …

Leopold König explains his path from Sky domestique to Giro d’Italia contender

Peter Sagan and Rafal Majka have earned most of the headlines after moving to Bora-hansgrohe, but if things go to plan for Leopold König, he could end 2017 with some of the team’s best results. The 29 year old Czech rider was previously part of the squad between 2011 and 2014, competing under the Team …

Giving back: How Team Novo Nordisk transformed three families’ lives

The housing is clearly ramshackle, the dogs are painfully thin. Yet the thing that really brings home the difficulty of life in the village is the sign on the rundown bar: No Menores. No Armas. Dile No Ala Violencia. Cuida tu Familias. [No children. No weapons. Say no to violence. Take care of your families]. …

The Nationals win that almost was: A chat with Brendan Canty

On the slopes of Mt. Buninyong yesterday afternoon, Brendan Canty (Cannondale-Drapac) put in his second attack of the Australian Nationals road race and broke away solo. The roadside crowd erupted in support of the Victorian, so too did Canty’s many fans who were watching the race live on TV and commenting on social media. The …

A chat with a legend: 20 questions with John Tomac

Just mention the nickname “Johnny T” to American cyclists of a certain age and watch their eyes light up. John Tomac was a bike racer in a bygone era, capable of riding with the best road pros during the period in cycling’s history when mountain-bike racing was exploding across the globe. A Michigan native with a BMX background, Tomac was a U.S. national …

Defining success: Shannon Malseed’s journey of self-discovery

CyclingTips caught up with reigning Oceania champion and two-time Australian U23 road champion Shannon Malseed (Holden Women's Cycling) to learn more about her journey of self-discovery as she worked towards the Australian Road Nationals in her home town of Ballarat.

Syncing with Sagan: Sam Bennett looks ahead to 2017

Sam Bennett has been his team’s main sprinter for three seasons but that will change in 2017. The Bora-hasgrohe team has stepped up a gear with a move to WorldTour and, more significantly, the signing of key riders including world road race champion Peter Sagan. Together with Rafal Majka and Leopold Konig, the new roster …

With an eye to the future, Mollema targets Giro and commits to Contador in 2017 Tour

For some, Bauke Mollema may not be an obvious selection as a future Grand Tour winner but, save for a stage 19 crash during the 2016 Tour de France, he may well have finished on the podium in Paris. The Dutchman has a greater self-belief than before and is aiming for victory in the 2017 …

Trek-Segafredo convinced Tour de France win is still within Contador’s reach

He’s now 34 years of age and hasn’t won a Grand Tour since the 2015 Giro d’Italia, but Alberto Contador’s new team has faith that the atmosphere at Trek-Segafredo will give him a new edge. Speaking to CyclingTips at the team training camp in Albir, Spain, general manager Luca Guercilena and directeur sportif Steven de …

Richie Porte’s road to the 2017 Tour de France: ‘It’s probably the most important year of my career’

DENIA, Spain (CT) – He’s been named as BMC’s outright leader for the 2017 Tour de France but Richie Porte showed no obvious signs of pressure at the team media day in Denia, Spain, on Sunday. The Tasmanian rider fielded questions from international media for 30 minutes and spent a good chunk of that time …

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