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Cyclocross Diaries: Get comfortable being uncomfortable

The sand of Mol taught Curtis White some valuable lessons.

Cyclocross Diaries: The view from the mechanics' pits

What does life look like for a cyclocross mechanic on the European circuit.

Cyclocross Diaries: The Americans in Belgium

With the entire US cyclocross calendar cancelled, the Cannondale-Cyclocrossworld.com team had a choice: make the jump across the Atlantic...

Life in lockdown: A pro cyclist's perspective on the coronavirus pandemic

Sitting here in seat 20G, on a nearly empty flight from Barcelona to San Francisco, I feel as though I am stuck inside a nightmare that I...

Best of 2019: Six things I’ve learned as a pro cyclist (so far)

As Brodie Chapman prepares for the next step in her career with French team FDJ, the Australian took the time to share some of the lesson...

My year in rainbows: Kate Courtney reflects on her season as world champ

With the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships on tap this weekend in Mont-Sainte-Anne, my year in rainbows is coming to an end. For me, ...

Fun in the sun at Reef to Reef

Last year, my mate Al Iacuone and I embarked on a journey that we never saw coming. I honestly thought my ‘competitive’ days were over an...

Jack Haig's Tour de France Diary: life back to normal

Entering the Champs d'Elysee on Sunday made me realise that this wasn't just another bike race. The first time when we entered the circui...

Jack Haig's Tour de France Diary: Rest day legs and breakaway wins

We’re into the third week of the Tour de France and, to be honest, I feel the best I’ve ever felt at this point in a Grand Tour. Maybe it...

Jack Haig's Tour de France Diary: Eating routines and rest days

Ten days in and I'm starting to get tired. This first block before the first rest day has been quite tough. We haven’t had many crazy-har...

Jack Haig's Tour de France Diary: Daily routines and TTTs

What does a Tour de France rider's daily routine look like? And how do team time trials compare to individual time trials? This and a who...

Jack Haig's Tour de France Diary: It's a relief to make my debut

Throughout this year's Tour de France we'll be hearing regularly from Aussie climber Jack Haig. It's been an up and down season for Haig ...

WorldTour dreams, harsh realities: Cyrus Monk's battle for a pro contract

For some, the road to the WorldTour is straight and narrow. Others must navigate a road filled with more bumps and potholes than the Carr...

Boz blog: Ian Boswell’s first impressions of the Tour de France

American Ian Boswell (Katusha-Alpecin) is midway through his Tour de France debut on July 7. He’ll be providing us with updates throughou...

Boz blog: Ian Boswell's Tour de France debut, 20 years in the making

American Ian Boswell (Katusha-Alpecin) is making his Tour de France debut on July 7. He'll be providing us with updates throughout the ra...

Travis McCabe diary: Colombian heat, Belgian mud, and a surprise proposal

First, a disclaimer. This first rider diary of mine for CyclingTips is going to be long. I want to applaud anyone who reads it all the wa...

Former U23 World ITT champion Campbell Flakemore on why he quit cycling

In 2014, Campbell Flakemore showed that he was one of Australia's most promising cyclists when he won the U23 World Time Trial Championsh...

For the love of it: The therapeutic power of the humble bicycle

In this article, former professional (and former CyclingTips columnist) Adam Phelan returns to the fold with a touching look at just powe...

Nick Schultz diary: The emotional rollercoaster that is Grand Tour racing

In his first season as a professional, 22-year-old Australian Nick Schultz (Caja Rural-Seguros) is racing his first Grand Tour: the Vuelt...

Jake Sitler diary: An American embraces the gutter life at Schaal Sels

Het leven van de goot. The gutter life. During a three-week trip racing some of the biggest UCI 1.1 and 1.2 races from France to the Neth...

Nick Schultz diary: Reflecting on the first week of my first Grand Tour

Australian Nick Schultz (Cara Rural-Seguros) is currently riding the first Grand Tour of his career -- the Vuelta a España. Nick checked ...