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The Secret Pro: Never buy a Ferrari

I heard a rumour that the notorious Dr Ferrari was out of his lair. The news this week follows roughly what I heard then, though some det...

The Secret Pro: Drafting cars happens, Nils Eekhoff should be World Champ

Listen, I’m going to keep this short, because I may or may not be starting a World Championship tomorrow (can’t let you lot narrow my ide...

The Secret Pro: Taxes, Zwifting, and the things we talk about

We talk about different things, depending on the setting. Allow me to explain.

The SHEcret Pro: Suspicious performances and the dangers of malnutrition

The last we heard from The SHEcret Pro it was October 2018 and she was giving us the lowdown on the Road World Championships. Now, our an...

The SHEcret Pro: On Worlds, minimum wages, and Grand Tours for women

The SHEcret Pro is back and she's got a lot on her mind! In this post our anonymous insider gives us the goss from the Road World Champio...

The Secret Pro: We’re unionising against the union

Apologies -- this is about to get political. Some of you might have seen my colleagues go on Twitter and complain about the CPA, the pro ...

The Secret Pro: Blood-soaked kit and the God-forsaken brush

This is the story of broken bikes and bloodied kit and the unexplainable drive to race on.

The Secret Pro: An insider's view on Chris Froome's crazy Giro attack

The Giro d'Italia is over, and what a Giro it has been. Plenty of crazy days, steep mountains, and ups and downs for everyone. Before we ...

The Secret Pro: Froome should stay home

I'm sure you've seen the report that came out today. It accuses Sky of using powerful corticosteroids not just to get better, but get way...

The Secret Pro: My thoughts on Froome's positive and the bikes we ride

In the hours before this Secret Pro was scheduled to be published, news broke that Chris Froome had tested positive for twice the legal a...

The Secret Pro: Sketchy thyroids, confused commissaires, and more

It’s been a while, readers. I apologize, I’ve been busy. Just more of the usual, really: Line up at some big races, spend too many hours ...

The Secret Pro: Dumoulin's Giro, the Hammer Series, concussion and more

It's been a while since you last heard from me and there has been plenty going on during this period of radio silence. So let’s dig strai...

The Secret Pro: Motors, discs, jiffy bags, and more

Hello CyclingTips readers! Remember me? It’s been a little while, but I’m back and fired up for the 2017 season. My last column was back ...

The SHEcret Pro: Doha Worlds, contract season and more

Ahh the off-season. The time of the year every cyclist looks forward to! Four weeks of feeling normal, catching up with friends and famil...

The Secret Pro: Cortisone TUEs, world championships and rider-transfer season

I never thought I’d start a column talking about Fancy Bears, but here we are. So, it seems like every day is TUEsday at Team Sky, eh? Th...

The Secret Pro at the 2016 Tour de France: Sky is conserving, Cav is back, and squabbles in the gruppetto

Ten days into the Tour, and there’s a lot to discuss. Where do we start? Maybe the biggest topic during the first week of racing has been...

The Secret Pro: Nibali, the Giro d'Italia and the importance of respect

I know, I know. I said last year I wouldn’t return to the Giro d'Italia but sometimes you just have to. To my surprise, I came away feeli...

The Secret Pro: Processing death, race motos, terrorism, extreme weather, and more

What a week for pro cycling. It's with a heavy heart that I weigh in on so many recent tragic events. I actually had an entire column wri...

The Secret Pro: Mechanical doping, sketchy finishes, and Katusha dodges another bullet

Welcome to the new season. And what a magnificent start we’re off to. Great to see we’re all doing our part to uphold the dignity of this...

The Secret Pro: the best and worst of season 2015

A few weeks back the UCI had a gala dinner to hand out awards to riders that had achieved great things throughout the season. That prompt...

The Secret Pro: Post-Tour crits, Worlds and the farce that is the IAAF

I’ve not written here since just after the Giro d'Italia, but I’ve been busy racing. Finding time and energy to knock one of these posts ...