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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. I want our audience to know that we read your feedback — via the comments section, Facebook and Twitter — and we take it all into consideration. And I want to address …


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 cycling stage. Racing as a full time professional rider is a complete lifestyle- while I’m sure a lot of people can see the perks and are jealous of a …


The SHEcret Pro: On Australia’s Summer of Cycling

Yep, I was finally let into Australia, and got to see what all the fuss was about Down Under in the summer. For years I have been hearing from certain Australian friends how ‘awesome’ and ‘heaps good’ Australia is, and now, I realise for the first time, they weren’t lying. For non-Aussies, it’s hard to …

Origins: A tainted yellow jersey, bird poop, and the unlikely beginnings of Skratch Labs

This article was originally published exclusively to VeloClub Insiders. For more information on how to gain access to exclusive content, industry offers, training tools, and more, click here. It wasn’t long ago that exercise nutrition more closely resembled science than food, and the more complex and elaborate the ingredients were inside the box or bag, the …


A chat with a legend: 20 questions with John Tomac

Just mention the nickname “Johnny T” to American cyclists of a certain age and watch their eyes light up. John Tomac was a bike racer in a bygone era, capable of riding with the best road pros during the period in cycling’s history when mountain-bike racing was exploding across the globe. A Michigan native with a BMX background, Tomac was a U.S. national …


Gaimon begins retirement by hunting banned rider’s Strava KOMs

Shortly before 10am, the cyclist on the lime green Cannondale EVO carved right off of Sunset Boulevard onto Mandeville Canyon Road. Los Angeles was cool and cloudy that Monday morning. Phil Gaimon was already in the big ring, and he left it there. Mandeville Canyon is a beloved and popular climb among L.A. cyclists. It’s …


The redemption of Tyler Hamilton

He’s a stage victor in all three Grand Tours, and the winner of the 2003 Liège-Bastogne-Liège. He’s also a former pro rider, past doper and current anti-doping advocate. Tyler Hamilton spoke this month to a crowd of students and academics in Oxford, England. He opened up about his past in the sport, using his example …


Whatever happened to Roland Green? The mysterious disappearance of a former world champion

Roland Green dominated the mountain bike world in 2001 and 2002, winning two world titles, the World Cup series overall, and the NORBA series title. After injury and suspension, he retired following the 2005 season and disappeared, seemingly cutting all ties from the cycling world. We set out find out where he is today, and why he completely stepped away from the sport he loved.


The new normal: the current thinking behind wide road wheel design

It was only just a handful of years ago that 15mm was considered an optimal width for everyday road wheels, narrow enough to slice through the air, light enough to feel faster on the climbs, and a suitably broad foundation for the 23mm-wide tires commonly used at the time. Today, most modern high-performance road wheels …


A chat with Jan Ullrich: The CyclingTips interview

Here are a few things you should know about Jan Ullrich, the first and only German to win the Tour de France, Olympic champion, perennial Lance Armstrong rival, and admitted drug cheat from an era when the use of performance-enhancing drugs was so rampant it’s become nearly impossible to discern who, if anyone, was actually …


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