Jono Lovelock

8 ways to become a better climber

An ongoing leg injury might have seen domestic pro Jono Lovelock retire from racing last year, but the former national team rider still knows a thing or two about climbing. Drawing on his experience of racing around the world, often uphill, Jono penned the following piece about how you can improve your climbing and, ultimately, …


11 tips to make you a better crit racer

Let’s face it: we all love reading tips on how to improve as riders. And with criterium season in full swing here in Australia, what better time to consider some tips on how to be a better crit racer? In this first collaboration with National Road Series (NRS) team CharterMason-Giant, Jono Lovelock pulled together some …


Book review: ‘Cycle of Lies – The Fall of Lance Armstrong’

Cycle of Lies is New York Times reporter Juliet Macur’s addition to the long line of biographies about seven-time Tour de France champion Lance Armstrong. It represents, for Macur, the culmination of many years of reporting on the Texan. Jono Lovelock read the book and put together this review.


The Rok of Monaco: training the world’s best cyclists

The world of professional cycling isn’t like many other mainstream sports where daily support is readily supplied by the teams. With riders spread all over the Europe in-between races, they sometimes need to find their own local support network of coaching, motorpacing, massage, etc. I first heard of “The Rok” in a casual conversation with …


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 …


Drapac to race NRS in 2014

Drapac Professional Cycling has been given a special dispensation for 2014 and will take part in the Subaru National Road Series (NRS) as part of their international racing calendar. The deal was put to the UCI by outgoing Cycling Australia commercial director Michael Edgley and has been confirmed by Oceania president Tracey Gaudry. “This year …


Make or break: Contract year for Matt Goss

Matt Goss has become an easy target for derision. As head sprinter for Orica-GreenEDGE he is there to win sprint stages at the Tour de France, but his tally stands at zero. He took a stage at the Giro d’Italia in 2012, a stage at Tirreno-Adriatico in 2013, but on the whole, his first two …


Gym work for cyclists? An interview with Adrie Van Diemen

It’s been an impressive return to form for Nathan Haas. After a couple years of struggling to find his feet at Garmin-Sharp, Haas has started 2014 with a second-placed finish on stage 3 of this year’s Tour Down Under, fifth overall at that race and, just today, a win on stage 1 of the Jayco …


The Andrew Christie-Johnston Story

In the second and final part of this story about Andrew Christie-Johnson and his development of the Praties/Genesys/Avanti cycling team, Jono Lovelock picks up the tale as AMP ends its sponsorship of the team in 2013, leaving Christie-Johnson and team co-owner Steve Price with a massive hole in their funding.


The Andrew Christie-Johnston story

Avanti Racing (formerly Huon-Genesys) is one of the most successful Continental teams in Australia’s cycling history, with names such as Nathan Haas, Steele von Hoff and Richie Porte coming out of its ranks. But despite great success, the team’s journey has been far from smooth. In this first part of a two-part series, Jono Lovelock …


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