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Trek Silque SLX review

The Silque is the latest addition to Trek’s women’s-specific road bike range and in this review Caz Whitehead puts the Silque SLX through its paces.

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Best of Adelaide: helpful hints from the local pros

In Adelaide for the Santos Tour Down Under and looking for things to do and places to ride when you’re not standing sideline cheering on the world’s best? We’ve got you covered. We asked Adelaide locals Tiffany Cromwell, Stuart O’Grady, Nettie Edmondson, Rohan Dennis, Carlee Taylor, Gene Bates, Mel Hoskins, Tim Roe and Amber Halliday …

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Gracie Elvin Q&A: The vulnerability of the pre-race favourite

It was inevitable that Gracie Elvin (Orica-AIS) would line up for the women’s road race at the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships as a marked rider. The defending champion had taken back-to-back titles (2013-2014) and the possibility of a record-equalling three-peat was a favourite discussion point amongst media and fans alike. Elvin projected a …

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Nicole Cooke video interview part II: “Women’s cycling was at its height in the 1990s”

You can watch part I of Dave Everett’s interview with Nicole Cooke here. As a former world and Olympic champion, double World Cup winner and victor in races such as the Giro d’Italia Femminile, La Flèche Wallonne, the women’s Tour of Flanders and the Amstel Gold Race, Nicole Cooke is one of the best female …

Nicole Cooke video interview part I: “My competitive spirit is still with me”

As a former world and Olympic champion, double World Cup winner and victor in races such as the Giro d’Italia Femminile, La Flèche Wallonne, the women’s Tour of Flanders and the Amstel Gold Race, Nicole Cooke is one of the best female riders of all time. She walked away from the sport in early 2013 …

Time is ticking: is Specialized-lululemon’s crowdfunding model sustainable?

Confirming that the squad will continue next year but that the budget and roster size will depend in part on this weeks’ final push for crowd-funding, the owner of the team currently called Specialized-lululemon, Kristy Scrymgeour, has said that she is hoping for a good response prior to Friday’s deadline. The team has had a …

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Scott Contessa Solace 15 review

The Scott Solace exists in both women’s and men’s models. It’s a model designed to be fast, with comfort elements, allowing the infrequent weekend rider to progress into the occasional weekday morning, and even through to riding every morning. CyclingTips’ Caz Whitehead put the Scott Contessa Solace through its paces and wrote this review.

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The ups and downs of selection for the Glasgow Commonwealth Games

Cycling Australia recently announced the 41-rider squad that will represent Australia in various cycling disciplines at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in August. Chloe Hosking’s name was on the list and the Canberran is set to line-up in the women’s road race in her second Commonwealth Games. In this piece Chloe writes of the challenge …

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Surviving the AIS women’s selection camp

The AIS women’s road cycling selection camp has attracted plenty of attention in recent years for being brutally tough and unforgiving, due largely to the fact it’s based on military special forces boot camps. Tess Fabry went along to this year’s camp, held over the past nine days, and filed this report.

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Women’s Cycling Moving Ahead

Over the weekend Anna Meares accepted her second “Oppy” medal as Australian cyclist of the year which reinforced that cycling is not all about the men and that a woman are recognised as being equally successful and inspirational. So why is it that women’s cycling still struggles to receive coverage, recognition, decent wages and prize …

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