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Twelve breakthrough riders of 2020

As the year comes to a close, we’re taking stock of the racing season that…

Does pro cycling have a safety problem? A rider's perspective

Joe Laverick is a young British rider who spent 2020 riding on AG2R’s feeder team…

When it all changed: Inside the UAE Tour COVID outbreak

As 2020 comes to an end, we've all been reflecting on a very unusual year…

Stop broadcasting crash replays before we know the fate of the rider

I’d just sat down with my Sunday morning coffee and casually flicked on this weekend’s…

A look back at a truly bonkers 2020 season

The 2020 season was one of the strangest in the history of professional cycling. Coronavirus…

Why Elisa Longo Borghini's National Championship victory matters so much

On a hilly circuit in Breganze Elisa Longo Borghini soloed to her second Italian National…

With Tao Geoghegan Hart’s Giro win, Ineos enters a new era

In the shadow of Milan’s Duomo, one of the tightest Grand Tours in history came…

Take a bow, Jai Hindley

In the end, Jai Hindley (Sunweb) wore pink for less than 19 minutes of racing.…

Tears and grit: Why Ben O'Connor's Giro stage win meant so much

On Tuesday's stage 16 of the Giro d'Italia, Ben O'Connor (NTT) rode to his best-ever…

Who is João Almeida, and can he win the Giro d'Italia?

Fifteen minutes after the winner of stage 16 of the Giro d’Italia had been decided,…

A silent Ronde: The sights and sounds of a crowd-free Tour of Flanders

It’s Monday morning and I am sat behind my computer figuring out how to write…

Charting the Giro d'Italia: How the first 'week' unfolded

VeloClub member Cameron Harris is back again with his Grand Tour charts. These data visualisations…

Ineos is putting on a hell of a show – let's enjoy it while we can

Grand Tours haven't gone this badly for Team Ineos/Sky since 2014. Every year since then,…

Wait, so who's the Giro d'Italia favourite now?

We’re just three days into the Giro d’Italia and already the GC battle is in…

5 riders who stepped it up at the 2020 Tour de France

Now that the dust has settled on the 2020 Tour de France, we can look…

Richie Porte finally has the Tour de France result he deserves

In the early hours of July 24, 2011, cycling fans around Australia sat glued to…

What you might have missed at the 2020 Giro Rosa

The Giro Rosa is done for another year. The teams, staff and press have all…

The Giro Rosa, the nearly invisible race

The 2020 Giro Rosa is now going into its seventh stage and the race has…

With Egan Bernal, Dave Brailsford didn't follow his own advice

I want to take you back to 2012, when I was invited to a small…

What these charts can tell us about the second week of the Tour de France

As the riders prepare for the third and final week of the Tour de France,…

What do you think: Can Pogacar overhaul Roglic in the Tour's final week?

As the final week of the 2020 Tour de France is about to get underway,…