What factors determine pro cyclist salaries?

Three-week Grand Tours, week-long stage races, gruelling Classics and perhaps over 10,000 kilometres of racing per year. Professional cycling is undoubtedly one of the toughest sports around, if not the most difficult, but how much do riders earn for all that hardship? CyclingTips spoke to two rider agents about this topic, Paul de Geyter and…


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, and yet riders always seem willing to make it. Why? Lots of reasons, it turns out. Cosmo Catalano explains. Copyrighted material has been used under Fair Use. If you are the copyright holder and believe your material has been...


Rocacorba Daily

In this morning’s edition of the Rocacorba Daily news digest: Zach Williams and Brooke Tucker win at the Austral; Maximum of three more seasons for Contador?; Armstrong associates try to negotiate settlement in Department of Justice legal case; Andy Schleck – Yes I miss cycling; Sydney’s Lakemba cycling community rides in support of hostage victims;...


Latest News

Simon Gerrans out of Nationals, Tour Down Under after training crash

Liege-Bastogne-Liege winner Simon Gerrans (Orica-GreenEdge) will miss the chance to defend his Australian National Road Race and Santos Tour Down Under titles in January after crashing in training yesterday. Gerrans broke his left collarbone while mountain biking, having finished a training ride on the road earlier in the day. “About half way through my mountain...

Armstrong associates Stapleton and Knaggs try to negotiate settlement in Department of Justice legal case

Two of those fighting their corner in the combined Department of Justice/ Floyd Landis case against Lance Armstrong and his former associates have sought to bring their involvement to an end by offering payoffs to the United States government and Landis’ lawyer. USA Today has today reported that Armstrong’s longtime agent Bill Stapleton and the...

Dowsett announces hour record bid, wants to inspire others with haemophilia

Saying that his motivation is to inspire others who suffer from the same blood clotting disease that he does, Alex Dowsett and his Movistar team today announced the rider’s plan to break the UCI hour record on February 27. The time trial specialist will make his bid at the Revolution track meet at the Lee...

Maximum of three more seasons for Contador?

Alberto Contador may have come off what he believes was the best season of his career, but the Spaniard has said that his career is inching towards a close and that he will no longer be racing at 35 years of age. Now 32, the Tinkoff Saxo rider told Marca that he had a clear...

Six WorldTour teams announced for the Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Organisers of the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race have confirmed that six WorldTour teams will start the race, which will start and finish in Geelong on Sunday February 1, 2015. Orica-GreenEdge, IAM Cycling, Trek Factory Racing, Etixx-QuickStep and Katusha will join Cadel Evans’ BMC Racing Team on the startline of the UCI 1.1...

MPCC states that six member teams face auto-suspensions if repeat doping cases occur

Commenting in the wake of the combined five positive cases between the Astana WorldTour and Astana Continental teams, the MPCC anti-doping movement has said that six teams face self-suspension under its rules in the event of any more positive cases. This is based on its regulations which decree that squads who include riders who have...

Australian Road Nationals


Coffee with a Champion – Darren Lapthorne

In this instalment of Coffee with a Champion, Matt Keenan chats with 2007 Australian National Champion, Darren Lapthorne. With regards to the rumours about Peter McDonald’s win in 2009, we interviewed him about this a while back and set the truth straight.


Coffee With A Champion: Anna Wilson

In this instalment of Coffee with a Champion, Matt Keenan chats with 2000 Australian National Champion, Anna Wilson. During her cycling career, she won the overall UCI points title in 2001, and twice was UCI overall World Cup points champion, winning a total of 5 World Cup races. She also won two silver medals in...


Schedule for the 2015 Cycling Australia Road Nationals

The schedule for the 2015 Cycling Australia Road Nationals is as follows: Wednesday January 7 – Criterium (Ballarat CBD) U23 Men: 4:30pm (33km) U23 & Elite Women: 5:30pm (33km) Elite Men: 7:00pm (44km) Thursday January 8 – Individual Time Trial (Buninyong) U23 Men: 10.30am (29.3km) U23 & Elite Women: 12.30pm (29.3km) Elite Men: 2.15pm (40.9km)...


Latest Features

The Week in Bike #49 – The Doping Episode

It’s not really an entire episode about doping, kind of like how lots of doping stories aren’t really about drugs. But the topic does come up quite a bit. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


Bikes of the Bunch: Colnago Super with Campagnolo 50th Anniversary groupset

In the final edition of Bikes of the Bunch for 2014 we feature a stunning Colnago Super that’s been built up with Campagnolo’s 50th Anniversary Groupset. It was put together as a Christmas present for a customer by FYXO and the company’s founder, Andy White, wrote the following piece about the project. Enjoy!


What makes the Austral Wheel Race so special?

This Saturday, the 20th of December, Melbourne will play host to 2014’s second running of the famous Austral Wheel Race – the first in 2014 was won by Japan’s Minori Shimmura on March 1st. Craig Fry’s piece for us back in March covered the history of the world’s oldest track race. In this follow up...


Behind the scenes: live-streaming the Shimano SuperCrit with on-board cameras

Last Sunday, CyclingTips live-streamed the elite men’s race at the St. Kilda Cycling Club Shimano SuperCrit including live footage from on-board cameras. As far as we’re aware, it’s the first time on-board vision has been used for a live race broadcast anywhere in the world. It wasn’t perfect by any stretch, and we weren’t expecting...


Upcoming Races

20 Dec - Vuelta kolbi a Costa Rica - Stage 7

20 Dec - Tour of Al Zubarah - Stage 4

21 Dec - Vuelta kolbi a Costa Rica - Stage 8

22 Dec - Vuelta kolbi a Costa Rica - Stage 9

23 Dec - Vuelta kolbi a Costa Rica - Stage 10

24 Dec - Vuelta kolbi a Costa Rica - Stage 11

25 Dec - Vuelta kolbi a Costa Rica - Stage 12

19 Apr - Amstel Gold Race

22 Apr - La Flèche Wallonne


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Behind the scenes: live-streaming the Shimano SuperCrit with on-board cameras

Last Sunday, CyclingTips live-streamed the elite men’s race at the St. Kilda Cycling Club Shimano SuperCrit including live footage from on-board cameras. As far as we’re aware, it’s the first time on-board vision has been used for a live race broadcast anywhere in the world. It wasn’t perfect by any stretch, and we weren’t expecting...


December 2014 Product Picks

It’s that time again when we pull together a whole bunch of the new and interesting products that have arrived at the CyclingTips office in the past month or so, giving you our initial thoughts. In this edition of Product Picks we feature everything from books to shoes to kit to tyres and a whole...


First-look review: Thule Sprint Carriers

In this first-look review we check out the new Thule Sprint 528, the company’s latest roof-mount bike carrier.



Roadtripping Japan

Roadtripping Japan

When I think about Japan, descriptions like “polite”, “clean”, “punctual”, “neon”, “awesome toilets”, “sumo” and possibly “keirin” come to mind. I’ve always known there’s a deep-seated cycling culture there somewhere, but “cycling” isn’t a word that’s immediately apparent. But after a week of cycling around the Seto Inland Sea and Hiroshima in the south west...

Roadtripping Tirol

Roadtripping Tirol

Anyone with even a passing interest in road cycling would be familiar with the French Alps. The sweeping vistas, the huge climbs, the legendary battles that have taken place on those slopes. But of course the Alps aren’t just a feature of France – they extend across eight countries in Western Europe, with amazing cycling...

Thereabouts – the doco

Thereabouts – the doco

UPDATE: Please use the password “thereabouts” if prompted when trying to view the film. A few months ago we published the photo feature “Thereabouts” by brothers Gus and Lachlan Morton. It told the story of their 2500km journey from Port Macquarie to Uluru in just twelve days and how they attempted to reconnect with the...


Women's Cycling

Roxsolt Racing: supporting Australia’s international stars at home

If you’ve been following any of the women’s racing so far this Australian summer, you would have heard of the Roxsolt Racing Team. The royal-blue-clad squad features many of Australia’s best female riders and has enjoyed great success in its two summers so far. So what’s the team all about and how did it get...


Letter from the Editor: Jessi Braverman on the CyclingTips Women’s Section

I’m excited and proud to announce that Jessi Braverman has accepted the position as editor of our women’s cycling section, or rather our sister site. It was an enlightening experience going through the interview process and nearly all of the candidates we spoke with would have been outstanding for the position. However, with Jessi’s experience,...


UCI confirms women’s World Cup event in US in 2015, bigger plans globally for 2016

Continuing its push to develop and expand women’s cycling around the globe, the UCI has confirmed a round of the women’s World Cup in the US next season plus plans to step up the staging of events across Europe, North and South America, Asia and Oceania. The governing body presented a plan in Montreau, Switzerland,...


Tips and Self Improvement

Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part five

Over the past few months we’ve been working with the team at Dig Deep Coaching to help answer your questions about training, nutrition and more. In this fifth instalment Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another bunch of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from.


Why we race: the psychology of winning and what motivates us

For any given bike race there can only be one winner. For many of us, a win may come only once in a season and that one fleeting moment is what makes it so highly addictive. Some of us will even never get experienced that indescribable feeling. We’re all competitive for different reasons and in...


11 tips to make you a better crit racer

Let’s face it: we all love reading tips on how to improve as riders. And with criterium season in full swing here in Australia, what better time to consider some tips on how to be a better crit racer? In this first collaboration with National Road Series (NRS) team CharterMason-Giant, Jono Lovelock pulled together some...


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