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‘What I saw’ at the UCI Track Champions League in Berlin

A firsthand account of one night in Berlin’s ‘UFO’ velodrome for round two of the UCI Track Champions League.

A considered ranking of the 2023 Tour de France stages, based on vibe alone

Here are the stages that have un petit peu de je ne sais pas and the stages that do not.

Inevitably Annemiek?

Should we just give the 40-year-old Movistar leader the yellow jersey now?

Bernal wants to make a Tour de France comeback, but he might not like what he finds

Is there a lost generation between the era of ‘experienced’ Grand Tour winners and today’s fledgling superstars?

Hour Record: How to watch and how far Ganna will go

We take a look at the latest weather forecasts, expert opinion, and past form.

What's going on with the Ineos Grenadiers?

Staff turnover and the pursuit of Remco Evenepoel follows failure to win a Grand Tour for the first time since 2014.

How Remco Evenepoel pulled one over on the men's peloton

Remco won in Remco fashion, but how was he allowed to slip away to the World title?

A Belgian pact, Pogačar's perfect Sunday, and Alaphilippe's appetite for pain

The top contenders desire a mano a mano contest for the rainbow jersey.

The mixed team time trial relay, a road cycling curiosity

Other events are bigger and more prestigious at Road Worlds, but the mixed TTT relay has plenty to offer.

When Worlds came to town: How Wollongong locals feel about ‘UCI week’

Wollongong is no Flanders, but locals seem to be warming to the fact elite athletes are in town.

Is relegation good?

There are clear problems with how the men's WorldTour relegation system has been set up. But maybe it's still a good idea?

Stats don’t lie: women's racing viewership on the rise

Tour of Scandinavia, the first WorldTour stage race to take place after the Tour de France Femmes, reports record viewing figures.

Balsamo doesn't care about your rainbow jersey curse

The world champion had the best year of her career, so far, in 2022.

Van Vleuten’s signature solo move won her the 'Grand Tour' trilogy

Annemiek van Vleuten is truly the best stage racer of this age.

One day more: The GC riders line up behind history-maker Remco Evenepoel

The combination of Thymen Arensman's determination and the misfortune of Carlos Rodríguez created the only shifts on stage 20.

Roglič instigates bizarre, uncharacteristic war of words in aftermath of Vuelta crash

Plugge: 'I'm glad that Primoz is speaking out, looking in the mirror and naming the behaviour of riders as well.'

‘We are going to make it a great race’: Hope for Remco’s rivals after torrid mountain test

Evenepoel still leads by 1:49, but his 'jour sans' opens up the Vuelta going into the challenging final week. The race is very much on.

Jumbo-Visma doesn't need Marianne Vos to win

Dutch national champion Riejanne Markus continues to make strides with Simac Ladies Tour stage 4 win.

Gazing into the crystal ball: What we learned from Tour de l'Avenir

Odd TTTs and impressive climbing from the sport's future stars.