CyclingTips Tour de France Podcast: Episode 1

The CyclingTips Tour de France team has been on the ground in Utrecht for a few days now, soaking up the atmosphere and getting ready for the race. Ahead of the stage 1 ITT we sat down to chat about the build-up to the Tour, the riders to watch, the opening three stages and some…

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Battle of the aero-bikes

The past week has been a feast for the eyes when it comes to new aero bikes. We’ve seen the new Trek Madone, Specialized ViAS, and Scott Foil all undergo significant evolutions and innovations. So, the simple question is, if you had $15k burning a hole in your pocket, which would you choose and why?...

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Want to be inspired? Look no further…

For a rider who was left paralysed in an accident seventeen months ago, Martyn Ashton has a remarkable spirit. Spend even a few minutes talking to him and it is obvious that he has retained a very positive approach. Humorous, maintaining hope and ambition and speaking with a zest for life that would motivate many,...

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Latest News

Rohan Dennis eyeing off Tour de France yellow jersey

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – When the 2015 Tour de France gets underway with tomorrow’s 13.8km individual time trial, Australia’s Rohan Dennis (BMC) will be among the favourites to claim the stage victory and with it, the first yellow jersey of the race. The South Australian former track rider has long been aiming for a...

Sean Kelly: Froome and Quintana may have had sleepless nights over possible tough weather conditions

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – With thunderstorms looking like a distinct possibility in the days ahead, Sean Kelly has said that some of the key race favourites will likely be unsettled by the prospect of slippery, tricky conditions and the realisation that this could greatly threaten their Tour chances. “If we get good weather, little...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Contador – achieving the Giro d’Italia/Tour de France double can change my career; Richie Porte appearing more likely to leave Sky; Alex Dowsett predicts wide-open contest on stage 1 ITT at the Tour; Nathan Haas on his Tour debut – ‘I’m hoping to create a...

Contador: achieving the Giro d’Italia-Tour de France double can change my career

UTRECHT, The Netherlands (CT) – He’s said that he is in the closing stages of his professional career, with a retirement at the end of 2016 possible. Now, two days before the start of the 2015 Tour de France, Alberto Contador has made clear that taking a certain major achievement before hanging up his wheels...

Nathan Haas on his Tour debut: ‘I’m hoping to create a bit of a narrative along the way’

When the Tour de France begins in Utrecht on Saturday, most teams will go into the race with one designated rider for the general classification. Cannondale-Garmin, however, has three — Andrew Talansky, Ryder Hesjedal and Dan Martin. Among the riders supporting the team’s GC ambitions will be Canberra’s Nathan Haas who is lining up for...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: John Degenkolb hungry for maiden Tour stage win, won’t target green jersey; Tinkov ready to boycott Le Tour in 2016; Utrecht police cancel Tour de France protest ride; Velon enters partnership and content capture deal with GoPro; Dimension Data to bring live rider-tracking to Le...

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Latest Features

Your guide to the Tour de France – the contenders and the pretenders

In the past, the Tour de France often started out with a whole week dedicated to the sprinters. Those days are gone. In modern day cycling, there are no easy days in the Grand Tours. Every day serves as an opportunity to shake the general classification. The opening time trial will give us the first...

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First-look review: 2016 Trek Madone

In the build-up to this year’s Tour de France we see yet another bike launch from one of the big players of the industry. This time it’s Trek with the launch of the company’s 2016 edition, 9 Series Madone. CyclingTips’ Dave Everett was in The Netherlands for the launch and wrote this about his first...

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Heinrich Haussler on his up-and-down season and life beyond cycling

When the Tour de France begins in Utrecht this weekend it will do so without Australia’s road race champion, Heinrich Haussler. After a challenging season thus far, the IAM sprinter and Classics specialist is busy recharging mind and body before the second half of the season. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef caught up with Haussler...

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Adam Phelan’s Video Diary: Flashes of Korea

Life as a professional cyclist might appear glamorous from the outside – travelling the world, getting paid to ride a bike – but the reality is often far less appealing. Dirty hotel rooms, time spent away from loved ones, constant fatigue, not to mention the pressure to perform — it can be a challenging existence....

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Tech

Battle of the aero-bikes

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First-look review: 2016 Trek Madone

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First-look review: the 2016 Giant TCR Advanced SL

This week Giant introduced the refinements made to their new 2016 TCR Advanced model lineup, as well as their newly designed SLR WheelSystems and performance saddle offering. A group of journalists were fortunate enough to spend two days riding Giant’s new models up and down the demanding roads of Mallorca to familiarise themselves with the...

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Roadtripping

Thereabouts Reprise

Thereabouts Reprise

It’s been nearly 18 months since Australian professional cyclists Lachlan and Gus Morton rode from Port Macquarie to Uluru on an adventure they called “Thereabouts”. That ride for them was all about getting back to basics; about focusing on the simple pleasure of riding a bike, away from the pressures of professional racing. After moving...

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Roadtripping Tasmania

Roadtripping Tasmania

It’s no secret that the Australian state of Tasmania has plenty to offer cyclists. From long, challenging climbs with breathtaking vistas as their reward, to rolling ribbons of tarmac that thread their way through the seemingly untouched wilderness, Tassie has it all. A recent trip to Tasmania’s north east gave Andy van Bergen, Dan Bonello...

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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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Women's Cycling

Slovenia, lucky rocks and a little bit of bike racing: Checking in with Giro Rosa debutante Lizzie Williams on day one

It’s 9:30 p.m. in Ljubljana, Slovenia, and Aussie cyclist Lizzie Williams (Orica-AIS) is enjoying some down time before her massage. She just finished the two-kilometre-long prologue of the Giro Rosa, coming in in 14th place, six seconds behind winner Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla). “I was trying to get in the top-10, but I was just...

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Lung-busting, adrenaline-pumping, fast-paced action: Tiffany Cromwell’s Giro Rosa prologue diary

In addition to daily race reports out of the Giro Rosa, we’re lucky enough to be able to offer you two rider diaries out of the on the only women’s cycling Grand Tour of the season. Australians Tiffany Cromwell (Velocio-SRAM) and Lizzie Williams (Orica-AIS) have agreed to daily check-ins out of the 10-day race. Cromwell’s...

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All Dutch podium at Giro Rosa prologue as Annemiek van Vleuten time trials into pink

Annemiek van Vleuten (Bigla) time trialled to victory on the opening stage prologue of the 26th edition of the Giro Rosa. Having won the Giro Roas prologue last year and the Euskal Emakumeen Bira prologue last month, van Vleuten, known for her prowess in the short individual efforts, started the stage as the outright favourite....

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Tips and Self Improvement

Weekly Wisdom: Indoor training tips

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How to dope in cycling and get away with it

Craig Fry, Victoria University As an academic researcher, I have studied drugs in society for the last 20 years. In my current job, I also study cycling history and culture, and the place of drugs and doping in this sport. I know a lot about this topic. But something new dawned on me the other...

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Weekly Wisdom: The importance of recovery

How seriously are you taking recovery? Are you doing enough to recover from training and racing? A lot of athletes underestimate the need for and power of recovery. Step one: Cool down The first important thing to do is cooling down. After races: No matter how good or bad the race went, make sure you spin out...

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