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Chloe Dygert: 'I want rainbow stripes every year and four Olympic gold medals'

With a flash of pink and blue, American Chloe Dygert zipped through the finish line in the centre of the Norwegian town of Bergen in Sept...

Awake from a nightmare: How Pauline Ferrand-Prévot got her groove back

In August of 2016, former multi-discipline world champion Pauline Ferrand-Prévot abandoned the Olympic cross-country mountain bike race m...

One year ago today: Relive the Olympic road race that had everyone talking

It's been a year to the date since the women's peloton battled for Olympic gold in the challenging and treacherous Olympic road race cour...

Always there: A chat with podium regular Elisa Longo Borghini

Elisa Longo Borghini holds every quality to be a cycling superstar. She can climb, she time trials well, she is almost always in the brea...

Ruth Winder’s secret to newfound success

The 2017 Amgen Breakaway from Heart Disease Empowered by SRAM (a.k.a the Women’s Tour of California) saw a great battle between the Ameri...

Olympic champion Anna van der Breggen reigns in new team colours

To time peak fitness at the opportune moment is a science and an art that most athletes strive to perfect throughout their entire careers...

Van Avermaet heads into Spring Classics with confidence of an Olympic champion

Saturday's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad marks the beginning of the Classic season, the point where the big one-day specialists step forward and ...

The comeback star: Marianne Vos on her stellar cross season and the pure joy of being back

What a difference a year can make. When we spoke to Marianne Vos around this time last year, her return to racing was still uncertain. Sh...

The White Line is Calling: An end to the year without Marianne Vos

That time of the year when everyone has been off on holidays is coming to an end. So as we are packing up our bags and heading back to th...

"The bike was what I loved to do the most, but it became my biggest nightmare": Pauline Ferrand-Prévot uncertain when she will return to cycling

French mountain bike and road cycling Olympian Pauline Ferrand-Prévot today announced that she has decided to end her season and that she...

The gold-medal bikes of the 2016 Rio Olympics

The Olympics is arguably the grandest competitive stage in the world that pits athlete against athlete. Yet while the men and women recei...

Sagan’s Olympic MTB dream ends with early puncture, but oh, what might have been

In the end, the dream of an Olympic mountain-bike medal wasn’t to be for Peter Sagan. The world road champion — and one of the most excit...

I always dreamt of becoming an Olympian, but never thought I’d be a Paralympian

The 2016 Rio Olympics may be done and dusted, but for some athletes, the excitement is only just about the start. International competiti...

Absalon and Schurter: Olympic MTB race one final showdown for the greatest rivalry in pro cycling

On Sunday morning in Rio de Janeiro, the final day of the 2016 Olympic Games, one of the greatest rivalries in the history of professiona...

The story of how Phetetso Monese made it to the Olympics on $100 a month

When looking through the startlist for the Rio Olympic Mountain Bike startlist, most of you will have never heard the name Phetetso Mones...

Preview: 4 multi-discipline athletes to watch in the women’s Olympic xc mountain bike race

Outdoor bike racing continues at the Rio Olympics this weekend as the mountain bikers are slated to take on the purpose-built track in no...

Mixed reactions as Cavendish causes Olympic omnium crash

Mark Cavendish’s long quest for an Olympic medal was just 25 minutes away from a happy ending when, once again, the British rider was at ...

Bushfire threatens Rio Olympics mountain bike course

Officials will meet on Tuesday to assess the damage to the Rio Olympics mountain bike course following a bushfire in the area on Monday. ...

Losing gold: Annemiek van Vleuten's first TV interview since Olympics crash

Dutch rider Annemiek van Vleuten, whose crash in the Olympic road race shocked viewers worldwide, has been released from the hospital and...

Avanti unveils two new track bikes for New Zealand’s Olympic squad

Avanti’s track bikes have been travelling to the Olympics with New Zealand’s national team since 2004, when Sarah Ulmer won gold in the i...

Cancellara smashes Rio time trial to take second Olympic gold medal

On a hilly Olympic time trial course that appeared to favor lighter — and younger — riders, Fabian Cancellara turned back the clock, and ...