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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…

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…

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…

A mother’s worries as my daughter starts biking

“Mum, when can I start riding to school by myself?” my daughter asked me one…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Memorable moments of women's cycling in 2017

The year 2017 is about to pass on by, but not without leaving us some…

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…

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…

PinarellNO: Our take on the controversial e-bike ad

Update! Pinarello has pulled its controversial advertisement from social media and issued an apology stating:…

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,…

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.…

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…

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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.…

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…

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…

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…

Rivalries in women's cycling: the good, the bad and the ugly

Rivalry in sport is an interesting topic, and I’ve seen both the positives and negatives…

Much ado about nothing: Who cares about sexual orientation in the pro peloton?

For several years now we have granted several professional cyclists the space and anonymity to…