Why Stella Yu is the most powerful woman in the cycling industry

Stella Yu isn’t a name that instantly rings a bell for most cyclists, but her role in the cycling industry far outweighs her recognition outside of it. Everyday riders might think of the company she heads and founded, Velo Saddles, as a fringe brand that peddles value-oriented seating options, but that’s by design. Behind the scenes, Yu’s …


‘The bike is a simple thing to enjoy’ – a chat with framebuilding pioneer Tom Ritchey

Cycling is full of iconic brands and iconic figures — people and companies that have helped shape, mould and physically weld the industry into what it is today. Some have morphed into huge goliaths with their original founders selling up and moving on. Others have stuck to their guns, often staying small, producing products that …


Interview with Robert Power: a star on the rise

While Caleb Ewan might get most of the attention when it comes to the Jayco-AIS World Tour Academy Team, he is just one of many exciting riders on the squad. Another promising talent is West Australian Robert Power. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef caught up with Rob at the Tour d’Azerbaidjan where the 19-year-old was …


Interview with Carlos Sastre

When you cast your eye down the list of Tour de France winners in the past ten years, some names stand out far more than others. Lance Armstrong – before his titles were taken from him anyway – Alberto Contador and, for Australians, Cadel Evans, are all big names. But one rider that doesn’t rate …


An interview with Stuart O’Grady

It’s been a little more than seven months since Stuart O’Grady retired from the sport and, a day or so later, admitted to using EPO in preparation for the 1998 Tour de France. Now, on the eve of the release of his book, “Battle Scars”, Stuart O’Grady is on a media tour to talk about …


Translating Le Tour: an interview with Pascale Schyns

After each stage of the Tour de France the stage winner and the yellow jersey wearer are brought into a mobile press room to answer a handful of questions from the media. The riders’ responses are used by journalists around the world in their stories and for many media outlets these responses require translation. Pascale …


Interview with Jessie MacLean

Orica-AIS rider Jessie MacLean had a childhood full of volleyball, hockey and rowing and it was only in 2000 that she left those behind and took up cycling. The year after receiving a scholarship with the ACT Academy of Sport, Jessie won the U19 Pursuit at the Australian Nationals. She won gold at the Junior …


Interview with Tiffany Cromwell

Last weekend, Orica-AIS rider Tiffany Cromwell won the women’s Omloop Het Nieuwsblad in a two-up sprint against Rabobank’s Megan Guarnier. Last night, she sat down for a Skype interview with CyclingTips in which she spoke about her Het Nieuwsblad victory, the season ahead, running a marathon with only a month’s training, riding with Formula 1 …


Keirin Racing in Japan with Shane Perkins

While much of the professional cycling season has died down in Europe, a selection of international track riders have been invited to Japan to earn some money from racing the Keirin circuit. Shane Perkins is one of those internationals and I caught up with him to hear about his Keirin season and to find out …


Greg LeMond Radio Interview

If you have some time today I’d recommend listening to this excellent radio interview with Greg LeMond on his campaign to raise awareness for ADD, his thoughts on doping, and how pro cycling can be cleaned up, his relationship with Armstrong, the UCI, and a wide range of other topics.


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