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Girona: A Cycling City Built On A Legacy

I hope you all had an excellent long weekend and enjoyed a few good rides in this beautiful weather that nearly made up for our summer. I...

Spring in Cycling Mecca

Many of you Aussie cycling fans will know of Bethany Keats. Hailing from Geelong, she did a sensational job at covering the World Champio...

Paris-Roubaix | l’Enfer du Nord

What I absolutely love about the Classics is that every single race is fought for like it's the World Championships. In most other sports...

From Tasmania to Europe, The Long Way Round

Photo by Veeral Patel, O'nev Photography Young Aussie cyclists have a few options to make it over to Europe and race in the big leagues. ...

To Shave Or Not To Shave?

As cyclists, almost all of us shave our legs. Why? Whenever this question comes up from non-cyclists we all know the unwritten code: Easi...

The Great Radio Debate

The debate on whether or not race radios should be used has hit another peak. In case you're not familiar with the current rules, the UCI...

GreenEDGE Cycling - Australia's New ProTeam Bid

Today dozens of journalists gathered in a conference room at the Hilton for the GreenEDGE Cycling press conference. This entailed the fir...

Pro secrets, quirks and superstitions

Last week I wrote a post that listed a few of the subtle things that pros do that make them who and what they are. I thought it would be ...

How much money do pro cyclists make?

A year ago I wrote a post about the basic structure of Professional Cycling. One of the questions often asked is "how much do Pro cyclist...

Kingdom of the Kermesse

  The older we get, the better we were. Nearly every guy I know who races in Australia has done a season or two in the Belgian kerme...

La Fleche Wallonne - GO CADEL!

With the way the timezone differences work out between Australia and Europe it takes some serious dedication to stay up until 1am on a We...

How To Dress PRO

I had a great question from a reader last week on how to look PRO. Q. Having formally been a fairly keen golfer who started as a hacker a...

Liège-Bastogne-Liège

Our overseas PRO tipster, Chris  D'Amelio, racing for Cinelli gives us the inside scoop for Sunday's classic - Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Well...

Ronde van Vlaanderen TIP?

Ah yes, the  Ronde van Vlaanderen.  This Sunday is when the Northern Classics begin and is when the pro cycling season starts for me.   I...

TIPS From Paris - Nice

The longer I do this gig, the more it makes me realize that there is no end to the CYCLING TIPS that can be blogged about.  And did we ev...

Victory Salute Like A PRO

Bike racing and cycling is filled with unwritten rules and etiquette.  Above all, style is paramount.  All else is of little importance. ...

TIPS From Qatar

Over the past week PRO cyclist Daniel Braunsteins and his Drapac Porsche team have been slugging it out at the Tour of Qatar.  Daniel bei...

Pro Team Structure - What Does It All Mean?

Have you ever wondered how the whole pro and amateur team structure worked within professional cycling?  ProTour, Pro Continental, Contin...

Bay Crit Tip #6 - How To Spray Champagne Like A PRO

Tymmsy, you did us proud. You rode at the front, brought back breaks, controlled the race, had McEwen  barely holding your wheel, and you...

How To Look PRO

For a while now I thought it would be fitting and humorous to write a column on all the intricate details that need to be taken care of i...

Keeping Your Whites White

Handlebar tape wears out every 8 - 12 months.  Besides the fact that it can get really dirty, there's no reason to replace it any sooner....