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Was cycling better back in the day?

Was cycling better when it was made of wool and shot on film?

Tech trends of 2020: Rome’s Rants and Raves

The past few months have seemed busier than usual as far as new product goes. Sure, the Tour de France is always busy, but the burst-dam ...

Opinion: An e-road bike won’t make you faster

I really like e-bikes. I own a nice one for getting around town. And every time I’ve ridden one off-road I can’t stop an idiotic grin fro...

Opinion: We can all learn from the misguided single-file cycling petition

Four months ago, a petition quietly launched on Change.org, calling for ‘Compulsory Single File for Cyclists’. So far, so unremarkable: a...

Hello from the other side: struggles and frustrations of a budding Director Sportif

An Ella contributor since our early days, Loren Rowney is a South-African born Australian currently living in Belgium. After five years i...

A mother’s worries as my daughter starts biking

“Mum, when can I start riding to school by myself?” my daughter asked me one day. We were returning from school, me walking in a sling an...

Beyond podium girls: My experience as a woman in cycling

Today, Flanders Classics announced they will no longer use flower girls, or podium girls as they're better known. And it sparked some con...

The SHEcret Pro: lies of equality, accidental doping, and kit fashion

For a couple years now, The Secret Pro has been providing an entertaining and informative perspective of life inside the professional men...

JRA with the Angry Asian: Fun isn't a four-letter word

I’ve recently been spending some time exploring outside of the usual bounds of a cycling tech journalist. Earlier this month, I visited t...

Biking while fat: 4 things I wish I had known when I started riding

I know the word 'fat' makes some of you uncomfortable, but that is what I am: a fat woman who loves bikes. As such, my past four years of...

Memorable moments of women's cycling in 2017

The year 2017 is about to pass on by, but not without leaving us some incredible memories of edge of the seat wins, emotional comebacks, ...

JRA with the Angry Asian: The folly of rim-brake carbon clinchers

Alto Cycling has just announced a new carbon clincher rim, which the company claims can handle far more heat than any other rim it’s test...

Opinion: Inner tubes, price perception, and why some shops are falling flat

Ever needed a spare tube in a hurry, dropped into a local store you don’t typically visit, and walked out feeling cheated? You’re not alo...

PinarellNO: Our take on the controversial e-bike ad

Update! Pinarello has pulled its controversial advertisement from social media and issued an apology stating: "Our recent advertisement f...

Commentary: Australian women's performance cause for celebration, not turmoil

Australian women’s cycling is looking back on a turbulent few weeks, between team selection dramas, question marks over development paths...

Rainbow diaries: The last race in the rainbow jersey

We are so pleased to have world road champion Amalie Dideriksen on our team of Ella contributors. The 20-year-old Dane surprised the worl...

Tour of Norway bridge controversy: ‘a mere race incident’

The 17th round of the Women’s WorldTour, the Ladies Tour of Norway, was fought and won over the weekend, with Marianne Vos (WM3 Pro Cycli...

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Rainbow diaries: Champagne showers and the beginning of a new era

We are so pleased to have world road champion Amalie Dideriksen on our team of Ella contributors. The 20-year-old Dane surprised the worl...

Opinion: A cycling media that is soft on doping serves to normalise it

In light of my recent article on Lance Armstrong's 'Stages' podcast and the discussion that ensued, there were many interesting and valid...

Aussie Aussie Aussie! How Orica-Scott gave this Aussie cycling fan a reason to stay up late

Despite it being the only grand tour on the women's calendar, the Giro Rosa isn’t the easiest race to follow. Throw in the inconvenient t...

Things I don’t miss about professional cycling…and then again, I do

The title is probably going to throw people a bit, and some of you might think I’m going to go on a rant about women’s cycling –the poor ...