Gianni Meersman wins the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race

Gianni Meersman (Etixx-Quick-Step) has won the inaugural Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road race, sprinting to victory in Geelong at the head of a nine-rider group. Simon Clarke (Orica-GreenEdge) finished second while Cannondale-Garmin’s Nathan Haas was third. The final selection of the action-packed race was made in the third and final circuit around Geelong when several […]


Obree on hour record: Bobridge should try again in four or five days

Responding to Jack Bobridge’s unsuccessful attempt on Saturday to take the world hour record, former holder Graeme Obree has urged the Australian to consider trying again. Obree set the hour record twice during the 1990s, first beating it on July 17 1993 in Norway. He was deposed by Chris Boardman but seized it again on […]


Bobridge unsuccessful in hour record bid, covers 51.3km for new Australian record

South Australian Jack Bobridge has been unsuccessful in his attempt to beat the world hour record set by Matthias Brandle on October 30, 2014, clocking up 51.300km in Melbourne’s DISC Velodrome on Saturday evening. Bobridge had required roughly 207.5 laps of the 250m DISC track to beat Brändle’s mark of 51.852km, set in the city […]


Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race preview

The Cadel Evans Great Ocean Road Race is the newest event on the Australian summer cycling calendar and the inaugural edition of the race will be held in Geelong this Sunday. The UCI 1.1 elite men’s race has attracted a quality international field for what is sure to be an aggressive day of racing. CyclingTips […]


Tour of Flanders to trial disc brakes?

CyclingTips understands from various industry sources that talks are in place with the UCI to trial disc brakes in the WorldTour peloton, possibly as soon as the Tour of Flanders 2015.


The Week in Bike #53 – The Season Arc

Road season’s just getting going while cyclocross prepares for that last big bang. The circle of life, really, but with more awkward—especially where sprinting results, footed fencing, and US Weekly are concerned. We hope you enjoy Cosmo Catalano’s latest episode of The Week in Bike.


BikeBug: How one Aussie bike shop is competing against the big brands

It’s no secret that many local bike shops in Australia are struggling to make ends meet. Last month one of Sydney’s largest bike shops closed their doors owing half a million dollars to creditors. On the opposite end of the spectrum, brothers Frank and Rocky Fortuna have built their BikeBug brand to be a success […]


Movers and Shakers: Rochelle Gilmore smooths path for Australia’s female cyclists

Rochelle Gilmore’s Australian summer break has turned out to be anything but relaxing. The 2010 Commonwealth Games gold medallist has kept up the pace off the bike in an ongoing effort to smooth the path to the top-level of the sport for riders from her home country. Gilmore, who founded international professional women’s road cycling […]


Introducing Ella CyclingTips

Well we’re finally here. Our Sister Site “Ella” has launched today and myself and the rest of the team couldn’t be more excited at the prospects ahead. It’s been been a lot of work in the background over the past few months and today the real work begins. Simply put, “Ella” is Spanish for “Her”. […]


A ride with Shimano neutral service at the 2015 Tour Down Under

Unless you’re paying close attention, you’re unlikely to spot neutral service vehicles while watching bike races on TV. Their job is to stay out of the way until needed, and when they are needed their job is to get in and get out as quickly as possible. It’s a largely thankless task, but one that […]