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Video: gymnastics meets fixed-gear bicycles at the UCI indoor cycling world championships

The UCI indoor cycling world championships wrapped up in Stuttgart, Germany this weekend where cycling’s niche disciplines of artistic cycling and cycle-ball were on display. Most popular in Germany, where there are an impressive 10,000 licence holders, artistic cycling is a form of competitive cycling in which athletes perform routines set to music on fixed …

Video: Testing the friendship with a ride of the Great Divide

At 2768.4 miles (4455.3 km) long, the Great Divide Mountain Bike Route is one of the longest off-pavement routes in the world. It’s also a an extremely challenging route, that takes riders up and down 200,000 feet (60,960 meters) of elevation and includes plenty of other geographical and natural obstacles. Former neighbors and good friends Katie …

Movers and Shakers: Meet Mari Holden, the latest inductee into the US Bicycle Hall of Fame

Our Movers and Shakers series features Q&As with women trail blazers in the sport and industry of cycling. These are women who often go unnoticed but make the world of (women’s) cycling go round. The women we write about in this series include team owners, key industry players, race organisers, cycling advocates, journalists, inventors, designers, …

Faces of the Future: Skylar Schneider, the younger half of the crit-crushing “Schneider Sisters”

As part of a series entitled ‘Faces of the Future‘ we’re taking a look at the personalities, ambitions, and palmares of some of the young and talented cyclists you might not know much about, but you are bound to be hearing lots about in the future. In this edition of our Faces of the Future series, …

Doing what it takes to make it: Loren Rowney introduces Hazel Magill

Last week, I visited South Africa, my homeland, where my parents spent the majority of their life, and a place that all their family and closest friends still call home. The visit was humbling and it gave me a little wake-up call, a change of perspective. The most moving experience I’ve ever had with an animal. . …

Movers and Shakers: Kristy Scrymgeour

I am excited to introduce you all to Jen Agan. A former soigneur and long-time member of the cycling industry, Agan is keen to revamp our Movers and Shakers feature series with short Q&As with our beloved sport’s and industry’s women trail blazers. These are women who often go unnoticed but make the world of …

How I learned to ride at age 30 and what it has taught me

I’m at work early today, taking off my helmet as I lock my bike to a lonely rack on the third sub-floor of my office parking garage. I change out of my kit in the women’s bathroom and rummage through the expert drawer of provisions at my desk to make me look like I drove …

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Faces of the Future: four things to know about junior world champ Elisa Balsamo

As part of a series entitled ‘Faces of the Future’, we’re taking a look at the personalities, ambitions and palmares of some of the young and talented cyclists you might not know much about, but you’ll be hearing lots about soon.   In this edition of our Faces of the Future series, meet freshly crowned …

The Animal: Catching up with Caroline Mani as she goes for gold at the European CX Championships on home soil

When pro cyclocross racer Caroline Mani (Raleigh-Clement) burst onto the U.S. cyclocross scene in 2011, she quickly raced herself onto the podium and into the hearts of the American fans. Her aggressive racing style yet friendly, happy-go-lucky demeanor and trademark suffer face soon made her a crowd favourite. So much so that when in January …

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Meet Amalie Dideriksen: Your new world champion

Twenty-year-old Amalie Dideriksen of Denmark surprised her competition and even herself when she edged out Dutch powerhouse Kirsten Wild in the sprint for the rainbow jersey last Saturday with a perfectly timed sprint and bike throw. The young Boels-Dolmans rider had dreamt of an elite rainbow jersey some time in her future but never expected …

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