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Greg Van Avermaet interview: What’s next for the Olympic champion?

A little under four weeks ago Greg Van Avermaet’s life changed forever. The Belgian went into the Olympic Games as a tipped rider but, fr...

Preview: What you need to know about the women’s time trial at the Rio Olympics

With the 2016 Olympic road races completed and written into the history books, it's now time to turn our attention to the individual time...

Off to Rio! Your guide to the women's Olympic road race

It has been four years since Marianne Vos (Rabo-Liv) sprinted to victory in a soaking wet London city, beating Lizzie Armitstead (Boels-D...

Doping control officer: It’s right that Armitstead was cleared in her whereabouts case

As the furore rumbles on about Lizzie Armitstead’s successful CAS appeal over missed whereabouts tests, an international doping control o...

Blocked from Rio Games, Zakarin heading to Clasica San Sebastian instead

Tour de France stage winner Ilnur Zakarin is one of a number of Russians who have been prevented from competing in the Olympic Games, wit...

New gene doping test to be retroactively applied to Rio Olympic samples

Athletes bound for the Rio Olympic Games who have benefited from gene doping will face the threat of being exposed due to a new test whic...

Rio Olympics: UCI makes decision on Russians to compete

The UCI has decided to go with the IOC rather that WADA in relation to permitting Russian riders to compete in the Olympic Games, shying ...

Gracie Elvin: Why I'll be humming Smoke on the Water at the Olympics

There are so many things I want to say and people to thank now that it has been announced that I have been selected to represent Australi...

How a "crushed" Howes missed the U.S. Olympic team

Bam! In the blink of an eye Alex Howes’ (Cannondale) dream of representing the United States at 2012 London Olympics were shattered along...

Books, training and quiet in the middle of nowhere: How Marianne Vos prepares for Rio

The Dutch cycling federation last month announced its team selection for the Olympic Games in Rio with Marianne Vos, Anna van der Breggen...

The Olympic Dream that may never come true

I had a sobering moment yesterday that I may never realise my Olympic Dream. I know I'm not alone on this one. The Olympic buzz is everyw...

Simon Clarke: Backing Uran in the Giro with Rio in mind

At 29 years of age, Simon Clarke isn’t quite an athlete reborn, but he’s got a new hunger since joining Cannondale Pro Cycling. The Austr...

Carmen Small's Road to Rio: 'the racing will be more dynamic this year than ever before'

As the UCI road calendar kicked off at the Santos Women's Tour in Australia last week and women’s peloton is now  readying themselves for...

Launching into the sky: An exclusive interview with Fabio Aru

Behind Fabio Aru, the sun begins to plunge into the sea, the sky that special color between red and yellow that lightens the Mediterranea...

“Cycling is only one part of my life” – Cancellara confirms 2016 season will be his last

An era will be drawing to a close in less than 12 months time, with Fabian Cancellara confirming that he has just one more season left in...

"Every day I think about Rio": exclusive video with Lizzie Armitstead

From the Ella archives: Every weekend we bring back one of our archived stories just in case you had missed it the first time. We talked ...

Froome chasing Tour de France/Olympic races treble

Seeking to go one better than Bradley Wiggins, who won the Tour de France and Olympic time trial in 2012, Chris Froome has said that he w...

Road to Rio:  Will Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio be South Africa’s leading lady or lone rider?

We are now one year away from the start of the Rio Olympics. The opening ceremony will take place the evening of August 5, 2016, and just...

Cavendish concedes Olympic dream may be over, questions UCI’s separation of road and track

Taking an Olympic gold medal has long been an ambition for Mark Cavendish but the Briton has now admitted that his chances of riding the ...