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The dictator, the oligarch and the UCI president

When politics, business and sport collide: the strange story of international cycling's dance with one of the world's most notorious dict...

The Zwift world championships are coming, complete with a pixelated rainbow jersey

Zwift today announced more details of the upcoming E-Sports world championships. With just over two weeks until the inaugural event, Zwif...

Newly formed Riders Union hopes for 'a place at the table'

After months of rumors, the men's pro peloton has a new organization hoping to represent its interests: The Riders Union officially launc...

Nerd Alert podcast: Your next road bike might look like an airplane

Welcome back to the CyclingTips Nerd Alert podcast. In this episode we discuss two things related to the UCI: one is a rule we'd like to ...

New UCI tech rules leaked: Is bike design about to get a shake-up?

It came via email from a secret industry insider. A brief amendment to the UCI technical regulations, apparently approved by the sport’s ...

Two strikes, team's out: ASO reveals Tour de France COVID-19 protocols

Amid growing concern about rising COVID-19 case numbers in France, Tour de France organiser the ASO has detailed the health measures it w...

The Tour de France starts next week, but should it?

Against a backdrop of steeply rising coronavirus rates in France, is the 2020 Tour de France cause for celebration, or cause for concern?

After a string of horror crashes, riders protest over safety

The resumption of the cycling season has seen chaotic racing, an upended Ineos hegemony, and eager anticipation for the competition to co...

The UCI just gave its highest award to this dictator

Last week was a big week for Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the president of Turkmenistan. The former dentist had a packed schedule of days f...

5 things to know about the UCI's overambitious, overcrowded new calendar

Overlapping Grand Tours and Monuments, a calendar that stretches into November, rule changes to lineup sizes for some races (but not all ...

Opinion: The UCI's response to coronavirus is too little and too late

On Sunday, from its base in Switzerland, surrounded by a continent that is shutting down borders and battling a worsening health crisis, ...

Explainer: The UCI and the teams are locked in a power struggle. Why?

The 2020 season is ticking along, but behind the scenes, all is not well in the sport of professional cycling, with an ongoing dispute be...

UCI partners with new independent anti-doping agency

After more than a decade working alongside the Cycling Anti-Doping Foundation (CADF), a non-profit entity set up to independently execute...

Men's teams of 2020: Who's moving up, who's dropping down, and what it means

The teams applying for WorldTour and ProTeam licenses in the 2020 season, the implications for pro cycling, and how they sit in the UCI's...

Zwift and UCI announce first e-world championships for 2020

Online riding platform Zwift and the UCI have agreed to terms to host the first ever Esports World Championships in 2020. The details are...

UCI announces fan survey in effort to develop appeal of road cycling

The UCI is taking suggestions. Cycling's governing body has announced a public survey that will be open until Tuesday, July 16, allowing ...

A matter of scale: Why the UCI is combining most of its world championships

Every four years, the UCI will bring together all of cycling’s disciplines, except cyclocross, for two weeks of rainbow chasing. Why?

Pro riders’ association and UCI push Aqua Blue Sport to honour commitments

The professional riders’ association CPA has said that it is closely monitoring the Aqua Blue Sport team collapse, with the goal being to...

Why the best parts are missing from the Tokyo 2020 women’s road race course

Last week the UCI revealed a women’s road race course for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics that is markedly different from the men’s. While the me...

Analysis: WADA appears to contradict UCI over Froome case decision

The World Anti-Doping Agency has apparently moved to distance itself from the UCI’s statement last week that it followed that Agency’s le...

UCI says no reasoned decision will be released for Froome case, elaborates on related topics

Addressing the outcome of the Chris Froome case and also responding to related criticism and debate arising from that, the UCI has said t...