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My year in rainbows: Kate Courtney reflects on her season as world champ

With the UCI Mountain Bike World Championships on tap this weekend in Mont-Sainte-Anne, my year in rainbows is coming to an end. For me, ...

What does a world champion's training look like?

We've followed Kate Courtney's journey of an XC mountain biker from an aspiring U23 all the way to her Elite World Champion title in Swit...

The weekly spin: Kate Courtney and the joy of wearing rainbow stripes

Joyful. That’s the word Kate Courtney chooses to describe her experience thus far wearing the rainbow jersey of world champion. It helps,...

Former Sky doc faces allegations, stage racing returns to Sicily: Daily News Digest

Welcome to your Daily News Digest. Here's what's happening today: Former Team Sky doctor Richard Freeman is facing a host of misconduct a...

Step by step: Inside Kate Courtney's ride to the rainbow jersey

When you take things one step at a time, you never know when you might be one step away from making something magical happen. That was my...

The weekly spin: Kate Courtney, an American in rainbow stripes

It was not yet dawn on Saturday morning. My sleep had been restless. My wife and daughter were sound asleep. So were the pets. It really ...

Before the start line: Seeking calm and confidence with pre-race rituals 

Three hours before the starting gun goes off, it begins. I slip into a carefully rehearsed series of actions, so familiar to me by this p...

Imperfect preparation: Embracing the challenge of a mid-season setback

“Now that you don’t have to be perfect, you can be good.” — John Steinbeck, East of Eden Perfection is a tricky concept. I know inherentl...

Weighing in: Nutrition, body image, and finding balance as a female athlete

We all know that in endurance sports, weight matters. As a cyclist, I obsess over every aspect of my equipment, from the weight of a tiny...

The 2018 Kate Epic: Riding outside of my comfort zone

Progress happens outside of your comfort zone. That was the phrase I repeated to myself again and again as I lined up for the Whiskey 50 ...

Rituals, not resolutions: Chasing those 1% improvements

Being an athlete is a constant exercise in optimization. For cyclists, the time to set new goals and establish better routines usually co...

USA Cycling's million-dollar National Team program: What it is, what it isn’t

Whatever meaning the term “US National Team” may have taken on in the past, it now has a new and official definition. On Thursday, the na...

Finding your fight: The mental side of bike racing

American Kate Courtney graduated from Stanford University in June 2017 with a bachelor's degree in human biology. A month later, she won ...

Balancing act: Lessons learned as a student athlete

American Kate Courtney graduated from Stanford University in June 2017 with a bachelor's degree in human biology. A month later, she won ...