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Improve your performance with a proper warmup and cooldown

At this point, many of you have probably pined a number or two to a jersey and raced. By now, you should have a good idea of what you nee...

Team tactics 101

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

Back to basics: work on your skills and weaknesses

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

5 tips to avoid getting dropped

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and a...

From pre-race coffees to gear checks, Specialized Securitor shares their pre-race routines

At the end of May, my Specialized Securitor teammates and I raced the fifth stage race on the Australian National Road Series Calendar - ...

Why the Break was Made

Nearly every professional bike race features an hours-long, almost certainly doomed breakaway. The odds against this move are terrible, a...

How to set up a breakaway

The early breakaway is often the one that makes it all the way to the finish of the race. Judging the right moment to breakaway takes exp...

How To Move Up In A Bunch

A great race result is usually due to being in the right place at the right time. GCN's Matt Stephens takes you through the essentials of...

NUTRITION TIPS FOR THE WARNY AND THE GRAFTON

It’s just under a month now until the 262km of pain that is the Melbourne-Warrnambool. There are also a host of similar one day classics ...

The Art Of The Counter Attack

I learned the art of the counter-attack from my teammate Duncan Smith. He's the master of reading the race and hitting the bunch at the r...

2018 Tour of Flanders

Beer, Bikes and Waffles - The Holy Trinity

Two kilometres. Two hairpins. Narrow roads. Nervous Cyclists. All the elements combined to drive the pace to levels previously unknown to...

Blocking

Photo by Leigh Schilling Blocking is a race strategy you may have heard of before.   It involves riders with the same interests moving up...

Australian Cycling Needs A System For Grading

Photo by Leigh Schilling Cycling Australia does a fantastic job at a lot of things. However, one thing that Cycling Australia needs to ta...

Attack On The Lull

image from www.cyclingweekly.co.uk Have you ever noticed the times in a bike race when someone attacks and everyone hesitates expecting e...

High Speed Cornering Tips

photo by Veeral Patel Crowie has some invaluable tips stored away from his lifelong experience as a pro cyclist.  Most pro's don't know h...

There Goes The Warny

Out of the gates! photo by Leigh Schilling Never again. I know that's what I say that every year, but I think I've sufficiently proved th...

Here Comes The Warny!

My odometer from last year's Melbourne to Warrnambool The Melbourne to Warrnambool (or "The Warny") is one of my favorite races in Austra...

Melbourne to Ballarat - Crosswinds and Number Crunching

Once thing I love about racing here in Australia is the history behind some of these events.  Some of these races have been going on for ...

The Final Corner

Aussie Ben Kirstin comes first at the US Crit Championships.  Photo courtesy of Velonews - Casey B. Gibson I've said it before and I'll s...

Politics of the Peloton - Reading The Race

Photo: Shane Goss/www.licoricegallery.com This past Saturday was my first race back after a few months off.  Thankfully it wasn't the fie...

What Should I Eat Before A Race?

Quite often I get the question "what should I eat before a race?" in my inbox.  This used to be one of my biggest questions as well.  Thi...