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Clearing obstacles: Kaitie Antonneau’s journey from depression to self-acceptance

With the start of the new year comes Kaitie Antonneau’s sixth year with the Cannondale p/b Cyclocrossworld team, and perhaps her biggest race of the season: the 2017 USA Cycling National Cyclocross Championships. As last year’s bronze medalist and a former U23 champion, plenty of eyes will be on Antonneau. Yet no matter what happens, …

Solo victories for Spratt and Hepburn on stage 2 of the 2017 Bay Crits

PORTARLINGTON, Australia (CT) – After missing out on yesterday’s opening day of the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic, Orica-Scott made amends in emphatic fashion on stage 2, winning both the women’s and men’s races. Less than week out from her national title defense, Amanda Spratt took a commanding solo victory on the tough Portarlington course as …

Scandolara, Bibby take stage 1 honours at the 2017 Bay Crits

GEELONG, Australia (CT) – The Australian summer of cycling is officially underway at the Mitchelton Bay Cycling Classic and it was the international riders that took the honours on the first day of racing. Italy’s Valentina Scandolara (Ale) and the UK’s Ian Bibby (Condor JLT) emerged victorious from stage 1 of the “Bay Crits” in …

Best of 2016: Trans Am reflections: Race lead, blue feet, altitude sickness and a gender paradigm shift

It’s the time of the year when everyone is heading off for the holidays, spending time with family and taking advantage of the opportunity to explore some new locations on the bike. It’s also a great time to unwind by catching up on your reading, so we are revisiting some of our best articles of …

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Best of 2016: Five conclusions after five Women’s WorldTour races

It’s the time of the year when everyone is heading off for the holidays, spending time with family and taking advantage of the opportunity to explore some new locations on the bike. It’s also a great time to unwind by catching up on your reading, so we are revisiting some of our best articles of …

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Best of 2016: Bridie O’Donnell’s world record breaking hour in photos

It’s the time of the year when everyone is heading off for the holidays, spending time with family and taking advantage of the opportunity to explore some new locations on the bike. It’s also a great time to unwind by catching up on your reading, so we’ve decided to finish 2016 by revisiting some of …

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Unveiling a bike fit for a world champion: Dideriksen’s new steed

  It’s become a tradition that the rainbow stripes of the world championship jersey are paired with a special bike to match, and so Specialized today unveiled the custom S-Works made for road world champion Amalie Dideriksen. At first glance it looks like a traditional white base, with a subtle colourful crystalline outlining of the …

Former world champion Petra de Bruin speaks out about years of sexual abuse during her cycling career

Just weeks after the Dutch cycling federation, KNWU, announced its large-scale investigation into (sexual) intimidation, 54-year-old retired cyclist Petra de Bruin has come forward about the years of sexual abuse she endured as a young cyclist. A former world champion and four-time Dutch national champion in road and track disciplines, De Bruin said that after decades of …

Zwift Academy rider Leah Thorvilson wins Canyon-SRAM contract

Canyon-SRAM has announced the winner of its novel approach to talent identification, the Zwift Academy. Beating out 1,200 participants world-wide, American Leah Thorvilson has been awarded a pro contract with the Canyon-SRAM cycling team. “It’s been an incredible journey and a totally surreal experience,” said Thorvilson. “Prior to Zwift Academy, I never would have guessed this was possible. [Finalists] …

Dutch cycling federation launches investigation into harassment as riders speak out

When British track cyclist Jessica Varnish opened up about sexist behaviour and discrimination within British Cycling in April, a number of renowned British cyclists soon followed suit. Lizzie Deignan, Emma Pooley, Nicole Cooke and Laura Kenny spoke out in support of Varnish, and British Cycling’s technical director Shane Sutton resigned amidst the controversy. While the controversy surrounding …

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