Eurobike Gravel Grinders

Here at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany there are a dozen zeppelin hangers full of jaw-dropping bikes, wheels and accessories so it’s hard to know what to focus on. But one thing we noticed was a trend towards “gravel grinders”. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.

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Bikes of the Bunch: Canyon Projekt 3.7

While Dave Everett and I were making our way down to Eurobike we decided to stop in at the Canyon headquarters in Koblenz, Germany. Among the many amazing things we saw (which we’ll write about in a factory tour article later) we noticed this interesting bike being displayed on the wall. ‘Projekt 3.7′ is a...

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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!

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Caleb Ewan in the mix for World Championships road race selection

Emerging Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan could make his senior debut at the UCI Road World Championships in North America next month following a breakthrough victory at the Vuelta a Espana. Ewan announced his arrival in the WorldTour with a stage five win on Wednesday ahead of Milan-San Remo and Paris-Roubaix champion John Degenkolb (Giant-Alpecin), and...

Taylor Phinney still on the recovery path despite comeback success

Taylor Phinney has avoided saying he is ‘back’ despite a hugely successful return to racing; a return that is set to continue at the Tour of Britain from next week. The 25-year-old has earmarked the race on a program that could also include the UCI Road World Championships on home soil after being sidelined through...

Daily News Digest

In this morning’s edition of the CyclingTips Daily News Digest: Chaves triumphs again on Vuelta a España’s sixth stage, recaptures red leader’s jersey; Tony Martin leads the Tour du Poitou Charentes after double-stage day; Guillaume Martin wins stage 5 of the Tour de l’Avenir; Nibali prevented from returning to racing by UCI, must wait until...

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...

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

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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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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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  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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Eurobike Gravel Grinders

Here at Eurobike in Friedrichshafen, Germany there are a dozen zeppelin hangers full of jaw-dropping bikes, wheels and accessories so it’s hard to know what to focus on. But one thing we noticed was a trend towards “gravel grinders”. Here’s a taste of what’s to come.

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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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First-look review: KindHuman leather gloves

KindHuman is a Canadian-based company established by Adam Abramowicz and Gavin Brauer. Based on a rider-direct sales model, the company offers complete bikes (road, CX, MTB, TT/Tri), framesets, men’s and women’s apparel and a variety of accessories via their online shop. All of KindHuman’s products are performance-oriented, which will appeal to racers, while pricing reflects...

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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

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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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GP de Plouay to determine the last-ever winner of a women’s World Cup

Nine rounds down, only one race remains in the UCI Women Road World Cup. Not only is it the final World Cup of the season, it’s likely the final World Cup ever. The UCI has confirmed plans to roll out the Women’s World Tour next year, which means an end to the World Cup series,...

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...

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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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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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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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