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Why low iron levels might be affecting your performance

Way back in 2009 we published an article outlining the importance of iron for cyclists. It was around that time that a bunch of new resea...

Lost Boys: Poland’s forgotten track talents and their tragic end

Imagine a generation of riders gone before their prime, just wiped out in an instant — a fiery, tragic instant. That’s what happened to a...

What I’ve Learned: Sean Kelly

A tough, driven, gritty competitor, Sean Kelly is one of the most successful riders in the history of professional cycling. He topped the...

Doping for a documentary: An interview with Icarus director Bryan Fogel

For the documentary Icarus — which won the first-ever Orwell Award at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January, and was released on Net...

Fatherhood and cycling: How to keep riding once you have kids

Becoming a father for the first time is an undoubtedly life-altering experience. Most that have been there will tell you it’s the proudes...

Analysis: Is a pro cycling sponsorship worth the cost?

A casual Tour de France viewer might assume that a team contending for an overall victory in the sport’s biggest race would have multiple...

Commentary: When it comes to equipment, it's time to bid adieu to 'gentleman’s rules' in stage racing

Road racing is a sport steeped in tradition, and nowhere is that more evident than at the Tour de France, with its plethora of rules — wr...

What I’ve learned: Cadel Evans

Cadel Evans is arguably the best, and most versatile, Australian cyclist of all time. He started out as a mountain-bike racer, winning th...

Rewind: Punch-up in Paris leads to bizarre Tour de France disqualification

Countless riders have been disqualified from bike races over the years, but previous few have exited the race in such a bizarre way as Je...

Odd man out? Elia Viviani is a world-class sprinter on a Team Sky built for Grand Tour contenders

As the biggest event in professional cycling, the Tour de France draws the best riders in the sport — a peloton made of classics winners,...

Remembering Super Prestige Pernod, the season-long battle for title of best rider in the world

Perfection, in the game of Jenga, where you pile brick upon brick to build a tower, comes just before the final brick is added. The diffi...

200 bikes and a lot of cash: What it costs a bike brand to sponsor a WorldTour team

Paolo (not his real name) is a mid-level foot soldier within the management of a UCI WorldTour team. He has been working inside the pro p...

Travis McCabe: The most successful American not racing on the WorldTour

A year ago, the lead to this story would have been simpler: Travis McCabe is the best American rider who is not racing at the WorldTour l...

Lilian Calmejane: French cycling's next big thing

Think of the 2017 season thus far and three names probably spring to mind: Greg Van Avermaet, who won four cobbled classics, including Pa...

Remembering Wouter: Elke Weylandt continues on in the sport that took her brother’s life

Six years ago, Leopard-Trek rider Wouter Weylandt lost his life at the Giro d’Italia. The Belgian was a former stage winner in that event...

The story behind the story: talking life and its lessons with Mark Cavendish

Things quickly became tense at the post-race press conference at the 2015 Tour of Turkey. Mark Cavendish had shown superb form in the rac...

The SHEcret Pro: Dishing on Vos, the newbies in the peloton and relationships

The season is now well and truly underway, and with the nerves of the first races now behind us, it’s business as usual on the world cycl...

Interview: Michael Rasmussen talks TUEs, marginal gains, and the outer edge of potential

This article was originally published exclusively to VeloClub Insiders. For more information on how to gain access to exclusive content, ...

The story behind the story: The decisions, and emotions, behind one of our toughest days of reporting

It's been nearly two weeks since the tragic passing of legendary endurance cyclist Mike Hall. Anyone I've asked, almost unanimously, has ...

An interview with Diego Rosa: Team Sky’s next GC leader?

In cycling journalism, there are several steps in the process of an interview feature. First comes the eye-catching. One notices a nice p...

The story behind the story: Inside Tom Boonen’s first Paris-Roubaix victory

It was pandemonium. Tom Boonen, the handsome 24-year-old Belgian, had just won his first Paris-Roubaix, out-sprinting George Hincapie and...