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Caroline Buchanan: Finding a way to fly again

In October, on Caroline Buchanan's 28th birthday, it looked like everything was falling into place again. Her year had been dominated by ...

Interview: Marianne Vos on the year she got her groove back

A disappointing start to 2018 that turned into a spectacular return to full potential. It has been a year of mixed results for Marianne V...

Rainbow-striped armour: The ups and downs of winning Worlds as a trans woman

“Come on,” I say to myself out loud. I don’t know whether my opponent, who is ahead of me, has heard. I don’t feel tired. I’m pedalling a...

Taking a speed record: Denise Korenek on what it's like to ride at 183.9 mph

Denise Korenek rode at an astonishing 183.932 miles per hour (296 km/h) earlier this week, going well beyond the previous world paced bic...

Tales of the Tour: The happy tears of Cecilie

It looked like Cecilie Uttrup Ludwig was crying, and she was, but it also sounded like she was laughing. She was laughing. She sat on the...

Lizzie Deignan on returning from pregnant pause to new Trek team

It is far from an everyday occurrence to sign up for a new cycling team while in your final trimester of pregnancy. However, the fact tha...

Australia's Katrin Garfoot pulls pin on short but power-packed cycling career

Katrin Garfoot may have entered into cycling late, but the 36 year old's results -- which include three world championship medals -- line...

Faces of the Future: 10 questions with Clif Pro Team's Haley Batten

One can be forgiven if they're not familiar with American mountain-bike pro Haley Batten. After all, she's still a teenager, and she hasn...

A second comeback at 22: Macey Stewart on loss, injury and perspective

When Macey Stewart lined up in her Wiggle High5 jersey for the first time in January, the then-21-year-old believed she was starting a ca...

The difference a team makes: Solo but not alone

We all know what a difference a team can make in cycling. You can benefit from it when you are out racing on the road, see it when you wa...

Meet the woman who aims to change the UCI

Our Movers and Shakers series features Q&As with women trail blazers in the sport and industry of cycling. These are women who often ...

In her own words: Lael Wilcox on riding 20,000 miles a year

Ultra-endurance rider Lael Wilcox rides a lot. Really a lot. Averaging 20,000 miles (roughly 32,200 kilometres) a year, the Alaska-native...

Cycling delivered my dreams: How the bike earned me a medal at PyeongChang

When Mia Manganello takes my call she’s in the middle of a ‘medal tour.’ She’s in her car, making her way through Salt Lake City. Her bro...

Hello from the other side: struggles and frustrations of a budding Director Sportif

An Ella contributor since our early days, Loren Rowney is a South-African born Australian currently living in Belgium. After five years i...

Beyond podium girls: My experience as a woman in cycling

Today, Flanders Classics announced they will no longer use flower girls, or podium girls as they're better known. And it sparked some con...

20 questions with women's world champion Chantal Blaak

When the 2018 European road season kicks off at Omloop Het Nieuwsblad this weekend, Dutch rider Chantal Blaak will be debuting her rainbo...

The SHEcret Pro: lies of equality, accidental doping, and kit fashion

For a couple years now, The Secret Pro has been providing an entertaining and informative perspective of life inside the professional men...

Brodie Chapman’s journey from unknown rider to Herald Sun Tour champ

Before I go any further I’ve got a confession to make. There is no journalistic balance and distance in this story and no calm collected ...

Sanne Cant's year in rainbow stripes: 'I want to show that I was worthy of the jersey'

When Sanne Cant woke up in a Luxembourg hotel on the morning of January 29, 2017, the events of the previous day were a blur. The race ha...

Carlee Taylor - Retiring Gracefully

For most of her life Carlee Taylor has dedicated herself to being a pro cyclist. After seven years of racing at the highest level in Euro...

Biking while fat: 4 things I wish I had known when I started riding

I know the word 'fat' makes some of you uncomfortable, but that is what I am: a fat woman who loves bikes. As such, my past four years of...