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The pilgrimage: Lessons learned as an Aussie racing the European amateur scene

In seeking a pro contract, European results are the biggest bargaining chip. So off to Europe Matilda Raynolds went.

'What just happened?': The story of a dominant win

Worrying she wouldn't be recovered from the Tour de France in time, Krista Doebel-Hickok arrived at the Tour des Pyrenées and dominated.

Life as a female Continental rider: Paid and professional?

Making it onto a UCI-registered team is a goal for many young riders. Once they get there though, the reality isn't always so glamorous.

Sarah Gigante on her recovery from three broken bones

"I’ve had to learn to be patient with myself and to, yes, trust and enjoy the process like I was always told to."

Gracie Elvin's gap year: 'Retiring is a gift, not just a loss'

Gracie Elvin isn't rushing into her next thing – she's taking time to experience things she couldn't before.

The chaos of my first Tour of Flanders

Go behind the scenes with the Aussie young-gun at one of the biggest races on the calendar.

Continental Drift: The Gap in ‘Pro’ Cycling

How do you define a professional athlete?

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 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...