Chaves triumphs on Vuelta a España’s sixth stage, recaptures red leader’s jersey

Unleashing a superb attack 2.3 kilometres from the end of the stage, Orica GreenEdge rider Esteban Chaves notched up his second stage victory in the Vuelta a España. The Colombian climber replicated his stage two win and, once again, took the race leader’s red jersey as a result. Chaves’ attack saw him close down on…

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Vuelta a España photo gallery: stages 1 to 5

There’s already been plenty of action and the 2015 Vuelta a España is only five days old. In this gallery we share a selection of images from Jim Fryer and Iri Greco at Brakethrough Media. We hope you enjoy!

Will wireless shifting be a game-changer? SRAM introduces eTAP

For the past three years we’ve seen spy shots, speculated amongst ourselves, spotted fake cables, and seen it openly on the bikes of development teams and on WorldTour teams at the Tour de France. We’ve all keenly watched SRAM’s progression into the world of electronic shifting and there hasn’t yet been a dramatic raising of...

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Nibali prevented from returning to racing by UCI, must wait until September 13

His participation in the Vuelta a España was cut short by his disqualification from the race for towing, and now Vincenzo Nibali’s stated intention to return to competition as soon as possible has been blocked. The Italian rider was booted from the race after the conclusion of stage two. Footage emerged which showed him leading...

French climber Rolland confirmed as signing for Cannondale-Garmin

One day after it was confirmed that Ryder Hesjedal would leave Cannondale-Garmin, the American team has announced the signature of another lanky climber, Pierre Rolland. The French rider will travelling across to the team from Europcar, the squad where he has competed since 2009. Since first lining out for that team under its previous guise...

Australian National Team results at Trophee d’Or play integral part of Australia’s success in Europe in 2015

Australia’s female road cyclists have been making their mark all over Europe this year, chalking up an impressive 16 international victories from nine different winners. These collective results have seen Australia jump up from ninth to fifth overall in the UCI nation rankings, which are hugely important in this Olympic year. Ranked ninth, Australia would...

Caleb Ewan takes maiden Grand Tour victory on stage five of Vuelta a España

Delivering on his stated ambition prior to the race, Caleb Ewan clocked up the first Grand Tour stage win of his career on day five of the Vuelta a España on Wednesday, dominating the uphill sprint to the line. The 21 year old Australian beat John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin) and Peter Sagan (Tinkoff-Saxo), powering off the...

Europcar sponsor search: Bernaudeau indicates team will continue

There is still no indication about a new sponsor to replace the exiting Europcar, but French team manager Jean-René Bernaudeau has stated that the squad will continue. Bernaudeau has spent many months searching for a new backer, needing to find a replacement after Europcar indicated it wouldn’t carry on. The wait has dragged on and,...

Hesjedal inks deal to race for Trek Factory Racing in 2016; former Giro champion leaves Cannondale-Garmin

In what is an unexpected move for the rider, Trek Factory Racing have announced that 2012 Giro d’Italia winner Ryder Hesjedal will join the team in 2016. The transfer brings to an end a long period racing for the Slipstream setup, currently titled Cannondale-Garmin. The Canadian rider was with that squad since 2008 and took...

Daily News Digest

In today’s edition of the Daily News Digest: Valverde outpaces Sagan to take stage four of Vuelta a España; Gerard takes stage one of Tour du Poitou-Charentes; Vekemans triumphs on stage three of Trophée d’Or Féminin; Kragh Andersen takes his second stage win in the Tour de l’Avenir; Chaves holds red jersey on tricky day;...

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Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Caleb Ewan takes maiden Grand Tour victory on stage five of Vuelta a España; Rachel Neylan wins Trophee d’Or Feminin overall as Loren Rowney claims final stage; Matteo Trentin claims stage 2 of the Tour du Poitou Charentes; Mads Würtz wins stage 4 of the...

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Roadtripping Iceland

  Four degrees Celsius in the middle of summer. Perpetual daylight that makes it difficult to sleep. Constant rain. Backpacks full of heavy camera equipment. Niggling injuries. Jason Stirling and David Fletcher from NorthSouth faced no shortage of challenges as they made their way around Iceland over the course of two weeks. And yet the...

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Pro-Lite Bortola A21W and Bracciano A42 wheelsets review

Amongst Pro-Lite’s considerable range of road wheelsets are the Bracciano A42 and Bortola A21W. While the two wheelsets share mid-range pricing, there are significant differences, the most obvious of which are the rim profiles. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom compares the performance of the two wheelsets. Pro-Lite is a Taiwanese company that, according...

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Photo gallery: Inside the Arctic Race of Norway

Eyebrows were raised when the ASO-backed Arctic Race of Norway was unveiled in 2013 — a bike race in the Arctic Circle, further north than Iceland? But the third edition of the most northerly stage race on the pro cycling calendar, which concluded last weekend, underlined that it is far more than a fleeting gimmick....

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Tech

Will wireless shifting be a game-changer? SRAM introduces eTAP

For the past three years we’ve seen spy shots, speculated amongst ourselves, spotted fake cables, and seen it openly on the bikes of development teams and on WorldTour teams at the Tour de France. We’ve all keenly watched SRAM’s progression into the world of electronic shifting and there hasn’t yet been a dramatic raising of...

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Pro-Lite Bortola A21W and Bracciano A42 wheelsets review

Amongst Pro-Lite’s considerable range of road wheelsets are the Bracciano A42 and Bortola A21W. While the two wheelsets share mid-range pricing, there are significant differences, the most obvious of which are the rim profiles. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom compares the performance of the two wheelsets. Pro-Lite is a Taiwanese company that, according...

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First-look review: Castelli Race Bags collection

Castelli’s Race Bags collection has been designed with cyclists in mind. All products in the range feature the company’s striking black and red livery and most have cyclist-specific features. We were sent a Rolling Travel Bag, Rolling Travel Bag XL, Gear Backpack, Gear Dufflebag, an Undersaddle Mini and an Undersaddle XL to check out. Rolling...

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Roadtripping

Roadtripping Iceland

Roadtripping Iceland

  Four degrees Celsius in the middle of summer. Perpetual daylight that makes it difficult to sleep. Constant rain. Backpacks full of heavy camera equipment. Niggling injuries. Jason Stirling and David Fletcher from NorthSouth faced no shortage of challenges as they made their way around Iceland over the course of two weeks. And yet the...

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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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Women's Cycling

Plan to succeed

Every week, Alison Powers and her fellow ALP Cycles coaches — Jennifer Sharp and Patricia Schwager —share their experience, stories and advice with Ella readers in a ‘Weekly Wisdom’ training tips column. Additionally, once a month, Alison will respond to your training, riding or racing questions.  Got a question for Alison and her team? Simply...

Australian National Team results at Trophee d’Or play integral part of Australia’s success in Europe in 2015

Australia’s female road cyclists have been making their mark all over Europe this year, chalking up an impressive 16 international victories from nine different winners. These collective results have seen Australia jump up from ninth to fifth overall in the UCI nation rankings, which are hugely important in this Olympic year. Ranked ninth, Australia would...

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Building better bike shops to grow women’s cycling

I love some of my local bike shops, from the slick neatly arranged ones with coffee bars and regular women’s rides to the one where you have to weave through chaotically arranged bikes to get in but are greeted with some interesting new tale every time. They are friendly and feel welcoming and I love...

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Tips and Self Improvement

Ella presents Soigneur Féminin, a luxury riding escape

Dear Ella readers, We are super excited to announce that we’ve joined forces with Soigneur to bring you a luxury riding escape this November in  beautiful Victoria, Australia. Specifically designed to celebrate the beauty of women’s cycling on the road less ridden, this is a fully supported, all-inclusive event with luxury accommodation, scenic 100-kilometre rides, massages, good...

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What I learned by playing soigneur for a week

I really didn’t want to race Cascade Cycling Classic this year. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a fantastic race. Held in and around beautiful Bend, Oregon, this event is the longest running stage race in North America and a favorite for American domestic pro teams. It’s beautiful but also hot and very hilly, and after...

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Behind the lens with Balint Hamvas: “The biggest revelation for me is how awesome women’s road racing is.”

We have had the privilege of using Balint Hamvas’ beautiful photography to help us tell the stories of various women’s races this year. From the Ronde van Drenthe to the Giro Rosa to La Course, his photos tell a story our words never could. When an injury sidelined him from a mountain race in 2001,...

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