Adam Phelan

The road ahead: Adam Phelan on stepping away from racing

While many professional riders have managed to secure a contract for the 2017 season, there are plenty out there still looking for a ride. For such riders, that search has only been made more difficult by the closure of several big teams – there just aren’t as many spots out there as there are riders …

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Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: And the rain did fall

Speak to most pro cyclists about the many countries they’ve raced in and they’ll tell you they all tend to blur together. When you’re racing your bike, there’s little time to look around; to appreciate your surrounds. The wheel in front of you looks the same wherever you are. But for Drapac’s Adam Phelan, to …

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Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: A guide among the chaos

High-speed descents, jostling for position in a final sprint, the very real risk of crashing — road cycling is an undoubtedly dangerous sport. And when it comes to putting yourself in harm’s way for the sake of your team, it’s often a case of placing fear to one side, and simply focusing on the job …

Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: The agony and ecstasy of bike racing

The life of a professional cyclist is one of intense highs and desperate lows. From the ecstasy of crossing a finish line first, arms aloft, to the agony of crashing and spending weeks on the sidelines, recovering from injury. In his latest diary for CyclingTips, Adam Phelan of Drapac Professional Cycling shares the story of …

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Daily News Digest

In today’s CT Daily News Digest: Carthy wins overall at Tour of Asturias, Moreno takes final stage; Leaked notes reveal that UCI will restart disc brake trial in June; Jack Haig’s Diary: ‘The WorldTour is no joke’; Stephen Ettinger Diary: Time traveling; Van Avermaet extends with BMC team; Hidden Heroes: road captains and domestiques – …

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Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: The Rocky Road to Oman

For the past year or so Drapac’s Adam Phelan has been sharing stories from his life as a pro cyclist, here in his column at CyclingTips. But Adam doesn’t just write about the races he takes part in — he takes us behind the scenes, showing us what life is really like as a professional, …

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Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: New Zealand for the off-season

Throughout the 2015 season Drapac Professional Cycling’s Adam Phelan gave us a fascinating look behind the scenes of life as a professional cyclist. The racing, the hotels, the travel, the time away from home — Adam painted a picture of a tough but rewarding existence. Now, in 2016, Adam is back with more insights from …

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Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: The Road to Abu Dhabi

Throughout the 2015 season Drapac Professional Cycling’s Adam Phelan has been putting together great little videos from his time spent travelling and racing around the world. In his latest video and the accompanying article, Adam shares his experience from the inaugural Abu Dhabi Tour, an event that attracted attention as much for its blisteringly hot …

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Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: Lessons in the WorldTour

Life as a professional cyclist might appear glamorous from the outside – travelling the world, getting paid to ride a bike – but the reality is often far less appealing. Dirty hotel rooms, time spent away from loved ones, constant fatigue, not to mention the pressure to perform — it can be a challenging existence. …

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Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: Colorado

Life as a professional cyclist might appear glamorous from the outside – travelling the world, getting paid to ride a bike – but the reality is often far less appealing. Dirty hotel rooms, time spent away from loved ones, constant fatigue, not to mention the pressure to perform — it can be a challenging existence. …

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