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Russia banned from major sporting events for four years

WADA's has executive committee (ExCo) has unanimously endorsed the recommendation of the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) to declare Rus...

Op-Ed: 'All Russians are dopers' is a bogeyman narrative about a rogue nation

I was 14 years old and in my second full cycling season when Sergei Sukhoruchenkov won the 1980 Olympic road race in Moscow at the height...

Track cycling events, explained

Just three months after the Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero, the 2016-17 Tissot UCI Track World Cup series kicks off on November 4 in Gla...

The revolutionary Project '96 GT Superbike — and its lasting impact on bicycle engineering

The 1992 Olympic Games had just finished, and USA Cycling, together with a group of top industry partners, embarked on an ambitious missi...

Davis Phinney’s '84 Olympics bike and the golden dream that almost was

Davis Phinney and Connie Carpenter-Phinney — the parents of current cycling phenom Taylor Phinney — were the runaway favorites to win the...

The woman I am on the bike

There are less than 100 days to the Olympics and that is making me think about the woman I want to be on the start line. I’m not the same...

Carmen Small's Road to Rio: 'the racing will be more dynamic this year than ever before'

As the UCI road calendar kicked off at the Santos Women's Tour in Australia last week and women’s peloton is now  readying themselves for...

US men receive only two Olympic road spots: What went wrong, and what it means

When the start gun for the Olympic men's road race is fired on August 6, there will be 144 riders lined up to start. Two of these men wil...

UPDATED: Amialiusik of Belarusia takes the gold | Europeans ride for gold in Baku

RESULT: The 120.7km race started conservatively with the strong Dutch team controlling the front. Attempts to break free of a pack of ove...

Road to Rio: Europeans head to Baku to test their legs and earn Olympics points | Van Dijk takes the ITT Gold

Update: Travelling at over 47.8 km/hr on the 25.8km course, Dutch rider Ellen van Dijk takes the gold medal in the individual time trial....

The Road to Rio: the Americans

The road to the Olympic glory has started. Yes, we know it’s still a year-and-a-half out, but many riders will be racing this season with...

The Road to Rio: An introduction

In January, the UCI and Rio 2016 organizing committee confirmed the 2016 Olympic road race and time trial courses, which means the road t...

Riding through history: the 1956 Olympic road race

In the early hours of Saturday December 7 2013, 12 riders set out from the Melbourne Cricket Ground to re-trace the original Broadmeadows...

Where Are They Now? Scott McGrory

For a long time now I've wanted to do a "Where Are They Now" piece with Scott McGrory. He's an incredibly down to earth guy who's doing a...

Keep Your Tweets Down London!

As the Olympics get underway we've just scratched the surface with the Men's and Women's Road Race events. Still yet to come is the time ...

Where are they now? | Clyde Sefton

“Racing is licking your opponent’s plate clean before starting on your own”, said Tim Krabbe in his iconic cycling novel The Rider. Kevin...