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The weekly spin: The great 'Rider of the Year' debate

With the 2019 road racing season effectively over, it’s time for the annual “Rider of the Year” debates. Yes, there’s still the six-stage...

The weekly spin: Controversy? Welcome to the club, eRacing

The first week of October has already made it a banner month for surreal, post-modern headlines. “Twitter pulls Nickelback clip tweeted b...

The weekly spin: A wet and wild week at the world championships

What a week in professional cycling. The UCI’s Road World Championships is an annual end-of-season gathering of national federations, spo...

The weekly spin: Building the ultimate climbing bike

It’s happening. The bike is built. The hard work has been done. I’ll be racing EF Education First manager Jonathan Vaughters up Flagstaff...

The weekly spin: The Grand Tour domino effect

A gust of wind in southeast France, a patch of slippery pavement in Andorra, a touch of wheels in Italy, and three grand tour winners who...

The weekly spin: How Jumbo-Visma invests in young talent

It was at the 2016 Redlands Cycling Classic that Americans Sepp Kuss and Neilson Powless first made their presence known at the elite lev...

The weekly spin: For Rissveds and Ferrand-Prévot, the circle is complete

The narrative arc of a professional cyclist's existence is often a rollercoaster of circumstance, heartbreak, and resurgence — a constant...

The weekly spin: Philosophy and perspective with Nathan Haas

Back in May, just prior to the Amgen Tour of California, I had a memorable conversation with Australian Nathan Haas about a number of top...

The weekly spin: WorldTour women pivoting toward gravel at SBT GRVL

When the field lines up for the Steamboat Gravel event — okay, okay SBT GRVL — on August 18, there will be some recognizable faces from a...

The weekly spin: Is Mathieu van der Poel’s race schedule a recipe for burnout?

Mathieu van der Poel just keeps on winning. He’s currently the world cyclocross champion, winner of the Amstel Gold Race (and Dwars door ...

The weekly spin: What we can expect from the 2020 Tour de France

The days that follow the Tour de France always leave cyclings fans with a bout of melancholy. After three weeks of closely following the ...

The weekly spin: Why Nibali and Valverde shouldn't be counted out at Tour de France

Two of the most successful riders in professional cycling are headed to the Tour de France flying under the radar. My advice: Don’t sleep...

The weekly spin: Jakob Fuglsang's last, best chance to win the Tour de France

Can a veteran rider well into his thirties who has never stood on a Grand Tour podium win the Tour de France? It happened last year with ...

The weekly spin: Putting Chris Froome crash conspiracy theories into context

Chris Froome’s accident was staged. The details surrounding his treatment in the hours that followed his crash at the Critérium du Dauphi...

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,...

The weekly spin: Ineos courting Carapaz highlights need for WorldTour budget cap

Even though they didn’t factor in the race, Team Ineos is now at the center of the narrative surrounding the 2019 Giro d’Italia champion....

The weekly spin: A freewheeling interview with Peter Sagan

It’s a Friday afternoon in Sacramento. In 48 hours, Peter Sagan will take his second victory of the 2019 season, narrowly out-sprinting A...

The weekly spin: Meet Tadej Pogacar, future Grand Tour champion

There's a youth movement happening in pro cycling, and the Amgen Tour of California is the proving ground. Last year, 21-year-old Egan Be...

The weekly spin: George Bennett talks California, Kittel, and Game of Thrones

The last time George Bennett started the Amgen Tour of California, he won the race. He didn’t win any stages at the 2017 edition, but on ...

The weekly spin: California memories

It’s cold and raining in Colorado as I take a pause from packing my suitcase to turn some thoughts into pixels. Though I’ve lived in Boul...

The weekly spin: Rating the winners and losers of the 2019 spring classics

It was late in the race, and Julian Alaphilippe, the most successful rider of the spring classics, knew he would not be defending his tea...