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Cyclocross Diaries: The Americans in Belgium

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

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,…

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,…

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…

Fun in the sun at Reef to Reef

Last year, my mate Al Iacuone and I embarked on a journey that we never…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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.…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Nick Schultz diary: The lead-up to my Grand Tour debut

Twenty-two-year-old Australian Nick Schultz is a first-year professional riding for the Spanish team Caja Rural-Seguros.…

Nick Schultz diary: Family visits, fighting illness, and the best rides in Girona

After bursting onto the scene with a stage win at the Tour de l'Avenir last…