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The Tour you don't see: Haircuts and hard racing in week 2

Since we last checked in on the peloton, the Tour de France has tackled the Pyrenees, crosswinds, relegations, a slew of difficult breaka...

The photo that got me kicked off the Tour Down Under for a day

A few weeks ago we reached out to our photographer Tim Bardsley-Smith, asking him to write about some of his most memorable cycling photo...

CyclingTips Tour de France Vlog, Episode 1: Kittel and Bach

Stage 1 of the 2017 Tour de France is just hours away from starting. Time trial bikes are ready, the city of Düsseldorf is engulfed in ye...

Three things we have learned from covering women’s cycling

Here at Ella, every day is centred around giving voice to and celebrating women on bikes. As money continues to be hard to come by, we ar...

A day in the life of cyclocross racer Helen Wyman

Once a niche discipline in cycling, cyclocross continues to grow every year and reaches far beyond its native Belgium. Professional cycli...

Fueled by peaches: A Day in the Life of Pro Cyclist Lotta Lepistö

Having found her sprinter legs, Finnish road and time trial champion Lotta Lepistö (Cervélo-Bigla) is enjoying quite the breakout summer ...

A Day in the Life of Pro Cyclist Valentina Scandolara: at home in the mountains with Alvin, family and good food

After taking on the iconic cobbled roads of the Champs-Elysees for the third annual La Course, Valentina "The Little Italian" Scandolara ...

Caffeinated shampoo, heaps of laundry and How I Met Your Mother: A day in the life of pro cyclist Carlee Taylor

Bravely agreeing to be our guinea pig for a new "Day in the Life of..." Twitter takeover series, pro cyclist Carlee Taylor (Liv-Plantur) ...

The rise of Morgan Blue: the WorldTour's favourite cleaning product brand

There are a multitude of brands that make up the fabric of the cycling industry. We're all familiar with the big-name manufacturers, part...

A tour of the Lotto Soudal service course

Over the past few years CyclingTips has been lucky enough to visit the service courses of some of the biggest teams in the world: Sky, Or...

How a team and its sponsors prepare equipment for the new season

For road cycling fans the new racing season brings about noticeable changes in the sport they love. Teams come and go, sponsors do too, r...

My First Race - Part 1

We often forget that everyone started at the same place as cyclists. Almost none of us won our first race, none of us looked the part, an...

A tour of Giant's Taichung factory

When it comes to big bike brands, they don't come much bigger than Giant. For more than 40 years the Taiwanese-based company has been mak...

What factors determine pro cyclist salaries?

Three-week Grand Tours, week-long stage races, gruelling Classics and perhaps over 10,000 kilometres of racing per year. Professional cyc...

Powermeter shoes and a factory tour: behind the scenes with Luck

Editor's Note: One of the many highlights from this year's Eurobike was Spanish shoe manufacture Luck’s prototype power meter that was bu...

Why the Tour of Beijing will be missed: a view from the inside

The Tour of Beijing is no more. After four editions, the Chinese stage race will no longer close out the UCI WorldTour. Jane Aubrey has w...

A tour of the Trek Factory Racing service course

In this piece CyclingTips reporter Dave Everett heads to Belgium to go behind the scenes at the Trek Factory Racing service course. I’m i...

A tour of the Chain Reaction Cycles headquarters

Regardless of how you feel about online cycling retailers and their impact on local bike shops, there no doubt the big online stores are ...

Made in Italy: A tour of the Gipiemme factory

There's no doubt that a simple 'Made in Italy' label has considerable currency in the world of cycling. Campagnolo, Colnago, Pinarello, S...

Touring California with Trek Factory Racing

The 2014 Tour of California came to a close on Sunday with Bradley Wiggins (Sky) taking out the general classification. But Wiggins' stor...

The logistics behind moving the Giro from Ireland to Southern Italy

The fact that this years Giro began outside of Italy in Belfast and finished in Dublin is one that may boggle many casual cycling followe...