Camp Heart Break: a look into Australia’s women’s cycling selection camp

Over the past six months, we have published a series of articles explaining, scrutinising and defending the (extreme) methods and measures at the Australian women’s development team selection camp. Now the Subaru High5 Australian National Development Team has published a 27-minute look at what goes on at selection camp, and what it takes to make …


Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: French television report shows how micro-dosing can beat UCI Biological Passport; Tour Down Under’s future uncertain beyond 2016?; Orica-GreenEdge gunning for pink at the Giro d’Italia; WA cyclists to be allowed to ride on footpaths; Survival at the AIS selection camp; The Making of an …


The extreme methods and measures at the Australian women’s development team selection camp

It was freezing cold and drizzling in Canberra as I waited outside the Australian Institute of Sport residence hall. It’s something like a university college but more empty and austere. I’m waiting for Rochelle Gilmore, the woman behind Wiggle Honda and the High5 Dream Team. She’s in Canberra for her latest project, the Australian women’s …


The human cost of gold medals

Earlier this week we published a piece written by Scott McGrory in which he reflected on his time under Australian Insitute of Sport (AIS) track coach Charlie Walsh. It was only fair that we reached out to Mr. Walsh to get his reply to Scott’s piece, but we also wanted to hear his perspectives on …


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