Amstel Gold Race preview

With the cobbled classics now over for another year our attention turns to the Ardennes Classics. First of the three races is the Amstel Gold Race, held this Sunday in the province of Limburg in the south of The Netherlands. Where the Tour of Flanders is defined by cobbled climbs and Paris-Roubaix is defined by…

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Cookson – Verbruggen and McQuaid misled the media, the UCI and the sport; Van Avermaet to race on pending Belgian Cycling Federation anti-doping hearing; Astana coach reveals training methods for Nibali and Aru ahead of Classics and Giro d’Italia; Simon Gerrans to race the Giro...

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Roadtripping Canterbury

It’s no secret that New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. Anyone that’s visited the country’s South Island will tell you about the diversity of terrain, from soaring peaks to alpine lakes and from lush rainforest to open plains. CyclingTips’ Jonathan Reece and Andy van Bergen recently visited the region of Canterbury...

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Latest News

Fuglsang may sue UCI if Astana licence is blocked, but believes disruption to 2015 races unlikely

Commenting as the ongoing Astana scenario rumbles on, one of the team’s top riders Jakob Fuglsang has said that he and other riders on the team are prepared to go to the courts if the UCI strips the team of its licence and the team ultimately stops. “I have not done anything wrong, so if...

Cookson: Verbruggen and McQuaid misled the media, the UCI and the sport

Following interviews given by both Hein Verbruggen and Pat McQuaid in which both former UCI presidents have suggested that the CIRC report absolves them of any wrongdoing, current president Brian Cookson has questioned those reactions and reiterated that he wants Verbruggen to resign his title of honorary president. Speaking recently to CyclingTips, Cookson said that...

Van Avermaet to race on pending Belgian Cycling Federation anti-doping hearing; two year ban sought

The BMC Racing Team has responded to reports today that the Belgian Cycling Federation’s prosecutor is seeking a two year ban for Greg Van Avermaet by saying that it will not block him from competition prior to the hearing. “The BMC Racing Team is aware of today’s hearing by the Belgian Cycling Federation, Koninklijke Belgische...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Ben Hermans wins Brabantse Pijl; Kreuziger to ride Amstel Gold Race and Liège despite pending CAS case; Bradley Wiggins schedules hour record attempt for June 7; Q&A with Peter Sagan; Q&A with U23 Tour of Flanders winner, Alex Edmondson; Drapac among teams announced for the...

Kreuziger to ride Amstel Gold Race and Liège despite pending CAS case; Valgren also leads team

One day after a date was announced for Roman Kreuziger’s hearing at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, his Tinkoff Saxo team has confirmed that he will continue racing in the meantime and will next compete in the Amstel Gold Race on Sunday. The Czech rider will be joined by Michael Valgren as leaders on...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the Daily New Digest: Tour of Turkey and Giro d’Italia for Boonen as Belgian returns to racing, Cavendish also for Turkey; Kreuziger’s CAS hearings in UCI/WADA cases to begin in June; UCI confirms disc brakes to debut in peloton this August; Armstrong to come out of retirement for second time;...

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Latest Features

Elisa Longo Borghini reflects on the Ronde

Elisa Longo Borghini (Wiggle Honda) was the talk of the (women’s cycling) town last Sunday. The young Italian won the Tour of Flanders with panache, class and heart. Thirty hilly, cobbled kilometres from the finish, Longo Borghini attacked the peloton and soloed to the finish line. Her teammate Jolien d’Hoore won the chase group sprint...

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Monsieur Paris-Roubaix

Sebastien Corne is described as a fascinating and eccentric character who loves everything about the race that takes place in his backyard every year – Paris-Roubaix. I’ve only had the pleasure of communicating with him over email and social media and was hoping to meet up with him last week, but it didn’t work out....

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Paris-Roubaix through the lens of Kristof Ramon

Few races on the WorldTour calendar capture the imagination quite like Paris-Roubaix. The culmination of several weeks of cobbled racing in Belgium and France, the ‘Hell of the North’ is an early-season target for many riders, a technical challenge for bike and equipment manufacturers and a captivating spectacle for fans of the sport. Where the...

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How the Race was Won: Paris-Roubaix

The cobbles weren’t all that decisive this year — thanks to good weather and a steady tailwind, they were really more a steady grindstone against which the field was reduced. The real tactical action came at the very end, and involved some of Etixx-Quick-step’s best racing this spring, though in the finale, the outcome was...

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Tech

The bikes and tech of Paris-Roubaix 2015

The pavé of Paris-Roubaix demands something a little different of riders and bikes than any other race on the calendar. Mechanics and bike and component manufactures can work weeks, months or even years to get new equipment ready for Paris-Roubaix. CyclingTips’ roving reporter headed to the start of this year’s race in Compiègne to check...

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Bikes of Flanders: Sep Vanmarcke’s Bianchi Infinito CV

In the past few days we’ve been featuring some of the interesting and unusual bikes that were on display at Sunday’s Tour of Flanders. In this instalment CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett learns a little about Sep Vanmarcke’s custom Bianchi Infinito CV. Over at LottoNL-Jumbo’s hotel on the eve of the Tour of Flanders, one...

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Tour of Flanders tech: detailing the unusual

The Tour of Flanders isn’t quite as demanding on bikes and other equipment as Paris-Roubaix, but it’s still a race that demands something a little different to most races on the UCI calendar. CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett spent some time at the Tour of Flanders startline in Bruges on Sunday to find out what...

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Roadtripping

Roadtripping Canterbury

Roadtripping Canterbury

It’s no secret that New Zealand is blessed with an abundance of natural beauty. Anyone that’s visited the country’s South Island will tell you about the diversity of terrain, from soaring peaks to alpine lakes and from lush rainforest to open plains. CyclingTips’ Jonathan Reece and Andy van Bergen recently visited the region of Canterbury...

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Roadtripping Thailand

Roadtripping Thailand

A little earlier this year Perth riders Luke Pegrum and Oscar Thompson ventured to the Thai city of Chiang Mai to begin a week-long journey of self-discovery. Their goal was to complete the Mae Hong Son loop, a famous 600km motorcycle journey through the misty mountains of Northern Thailand, starting and finishing in Chiang Mai....

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Roadtripping Cairns

Roadtripping Cairns

We came together in Cairns as strangers or casual acquaintances to share in this adventure together. We quickly moved beyond the introductory chatter to discuss our hopes and our dreams and our fears. We shared our stories, connected easily because of our common passion. Together we pushed boundaries and redefined limits. As the kilometres ticked...

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Women's Cycling

Boels-Dolmans: What I know now that I wish I knew then

You know that tips section on the homepage just below the featured stories and newsletter sign up? Well, that section is populated by responses to the question: “What do you know now that you wish you knew then?” We ask that question nearly every time we do an interview with someone for the first time....

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Mara Abbott’s raw caramel sauce

I do not even know what I was looking for on the internet when I found this recipe – whatever it was became instantly irrelevant. If you are a healthy desserts skeptic, I swear, just try this. You could put it on apples or pancakes or even ice cream or brownies – or you could...

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How To: Ride with less stress during *that time* of the month

Cycling is a great way to battle those mood swings and cramps that come with our monthly period. Yet, that bloated feeling or the thought of having to change your tampon every few hours during a heavy flow can make spending time in the saddle less than appealing. Here’s a tip to make cycling while...

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Tips and Self Improvement

8 ways to become a better climber

An ongoing leg injury might have seen domestic pro Jono Lovelock retire from racing last year, but the former national team rider still knows a thing or two about climbing. Drawing on his experience of racing around the world, often uphill, Jono penned the following piece about how you can improve your climbing and, ultimately,...

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Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part six

In recent months we’ve been working with the team at Dig Deep Coaching to help answer your questions about training, nutrition and more. In this sixth instalment former world track champion Colin Sturgess, Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another bunch of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from. Hi,...

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Why cycling makes us happy: the positive psychology of being on the bike

Cycling is a beautiful sport. We hear it all the time. We experience it when we ride and race. For the ever-increasing number of us that have caught the cycling bug, we know how happy cycling makes us. But what is it that makes us love cycling so much? Why are we so compulsively drawn to...

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