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Marianne Vos to return to cyclocross this month

Rabo-Liv today announced that seven-time former world cyclocross champion Marianne Vos will be making her return to the dirt on December 17th at Scheldecross in Belgium. Vos has been absent from the cyclocross scene since December 2014 due to a series of injuries. She made her return to the road this March and rode a …

No more podium girls at Tour Down Under

When the men’s UCI WorldTour kicks off in Australia in January, there’s one thing we won’t see: race winners flanked by podium girls. In the interest of creating a more positive image of women in sport, the South Australian Government withdrew its support of the use of podium girls at the Santos Tour Down Under, …

How to embrace riding in the rain

While summer is about to start in Australia,  those of us in the Northern Hemisphere are digging out our warmest winter riding apparel. Daylight is short and the days are grey, gloomy and wet. Trainer rides are common but most of our base miles are gained during four or five hours in the saddle, swimming through …

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The 2016 Ella Awards: celebrating the best of the season

Thanks to a later than usual world championships, us cycling fans got to enjoy a few extra weeks of racing, but for the riders it’s been a long and taxing season, and now that a new world champion has been crowned, the season has finally come to a close. But what a season it was! From …

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Orica-AIS and Cervélo-Bigla on skipping WordTour events in pursuit of Olympic success

When the 24 teams for the 2016 Giro Rosa were announced on May 12, one team that was surprisingly missing in that line-up was Orica-AIS. It isn’t the only race where the Australian team has been absent this year, having skipped the past three UCI Women’s WorldTour events in China and the United States. In the …

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Riding away from my heavy past

When I was a kid it was so much easier to be healthy. You ate what your parents laid out in front of you and you just had more energy and time in the schedule to be active. Plus, let’s face it, walking was often the only way to get around. But after high school all …

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Hidden Heroes: road captains and domestiques – Part 2

While the winner is being honoured on stage, the riders that have worked for the team all day roll over the finish line. They’re the ones who spent all day in the wind, setting the pace. They attacked and countered, closed gaps, grabbed bottles and did whatever else needed to be done for the team to win. With …

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Finding motivation when the going gets tough

No matter how much you love the bike there is always the odd wet morning or can’t be bothered day when getting out on it seems a chore. Often all it takes is a bit of a quick reminder of how exciting cycling is, like maybe watching an exciting race of reading about a gutsy ride, to reignite …

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Trixi Worrack works on her comeback after losing kidney; still hopeful for Rio

After crashing out the Trofeo Alfredo Binda on March 20th and losing her kidney, Trixi Worrack (Canyon-SRAM) was unsure whether she was able to continue her career as a pro cyclist, though she would certainly try. “Before this I didn’t have a year in mind that I was going to retire. Since my crash and surgery I’ve …

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The good and the bad of having a partner who rides

I count myself as one of the lucky ones, because my partner rides, too. I think this is an added bonus in a relationship as cycling is a huge part of both our lives and we understand each other’s cycling needs. After all, to the rest of the world cyclists can be strange right? We …

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