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The Natural: Mathieu Van der Poel is the most talented bike racer on the planet

Earlier this year, cyclocross star Mathieu Van der Poel beat Tour of Flanders champion Philippe Gilbert on the road. Two days later, he c...

Lost Boys: Poland’s forgotten track talents and their tragic end

Imagine a generation of riders gone before their prime, just wiped out in an instant — a fiery, tragic instant. That’s what happened to a...

Rewind: Punch-up in Paris leads to bizarre Tour de France disqualification

Countless riders have been disqualified from bike races over the years, but previous few have exited the race in such a bizarre way as Je...

Remembering Super Prestige Pernod, the season-long battle for title of best rider in the world

Perfection, in the game of Jenga, where you pile brick upon brick to build a tower, comes just before the final brick is added. The diffi...

The art of the descent: Sierra Nirvana

The key elements that separate the great from the good can often be reduced to simple numbers. A rider's weight, build, power, Vo2 max, l...

200 bikes and a lot of cash: What it costs a bike brand to sponsor a WorldTour team

Paolo (not his real name) is a mid-level foot soldier within the management of a UCI WorldTour team. He has been working inside the pro p...

What I’ve learned: Marcel Kittel

With nine Tour de France stage wins to his credit thus far, Marcel Kittel is one of the world’s quickest riders. Those successes include ...

Travis McCabe: The most successful American not racing on the WorldTour

A year ago, the lead to this story would have been simpler: Travis McCabe is the best American rider who is not racing at the WorldTour l...

Lilian Calmejane: French cycling's next big thing

Think of the 2017 season thus far and three names probably spring to mind: Greg Van Avermaet, who won four cobbled classics, including Pa...

Remembering Wouter: Elke Weylandt continues on in the sport that took her brother’s life

Six years ago, Leopard-Trek rider Wouter Weylandt lost his life at the Giro d’Italia. The Belgian was a former stage winner in that event...

The story behind the story: talking life and its lessons with Mark Cavendish

Things quickly became tense at the post-race press conference at the 2015 Tour of Turkey. Mark Cavendish had shown superb form in the rac...

The SHEcret Pro: Your feedback, received

Since the latest column from the SHEcret Pro posted last week, we've received a fair amount of feedback — some positive, some not so much...

The SHEcret Pro: Dishing on Vos, the newbies in the peloton and relationships

The season is now well and truly underway, and with the nerves of the first races now behind us, it’s business as usual on the world cycl...

Interview: Michael Rasmussen talks TUEs, marginal gains, and the outer edge of potential

This article was originally published exclusively to VeloClub Insiders. For more information on how to gain access to exclusive content, ...

The story behind the story: The decisions, and emotions, behind one of our toughest days of reporting

It's been nearly two weeks since the tragic passing of legendary endurance cyclist Mike Hall. Anyone I've asked, almost unanimously, has ...

An interview with Diego Rosa: Team Sky’s next GC leader?

In cycling journalism, there are several steps in the process of an interview feature. First comes the eye-catching. One notices a nice p...

The story behind the story: Inside Tom Boonen’s first Paris-Roubaix victory

It was pandemonium. Tom Boonen, the handsome 24-year-old Belgian, had just won his first Paris-Roubaix, out-sprinting George Hincapie and...

What I’ve learned: Mark Cavendish

Mark Cavendish is arguably the greatest sprinter of all time, having clocked up 30 Tour de France stages in bunch finishes. He is now jus...

The Secret Pro: Motors, discs, jiffy bags, and more

Hello CyclingTips readers! Remember me? It’s been a little while, but I’m back and fired up for the 2017 season. My last column was back ...

Five things to know about Spanish revelation Marc Soler

March 2017 was quite a month for Marc Soler. Born 23 years ago in a Barcelona suburb, his performances at the Volta a Catalunya — third o...

Nacer Bouhanni: Fighting for respect in the pro peloton

In professional cycling, for each specialty, there are tangibles and intangibles. One can break climbing down to a mathematical formula o...