What teams can learn from the Tiernan-Locke case

The Tiernan-Locke case – and, also, the Roman Kreuziger situation – have shown that there are risks to teams in signing riders from other squads. With the UCI biological passport potentially taking a couple of years to detect anomalies, there is a chance that one team will have to deal with the repercussions of what […]


Campagnolo Super Record RS groupset review

Campagnolo recently refined its Super Record groupset. The company made a variety of modifications to the drivetrain that included an overhaul of the chainrings and front derailleur. The result is the RS edition that will be produced in limited numbers with exclusive badging. In this review, CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at how […]


Vuelta a España in photos: stages 17 to 21

For the third time in his career, Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) has been crowned the winner of the Vuelta a España. As the curtain closes on the final Grand Tour of the year, be sure to check out the following photos from the last five stages of the Vuelta, courtesy of Jim Fryer and Iri Greco […]


Michael Matthews on worlds: “We’ll play cards on both our strengths”

Winner of stages in both the Giro d’Italia and Vuelta a España this year, Michael Matthews is determined to add a world championship medal to that tally, either for himself or for one of his Australia team-mates. The green and gold squad is expected to mount a very strong campaign this year, with former world […]


What you need to know about Jens Voigt’s attempt at the hour record

Jens Voigt might have retired from professional racing but “The Jensie”, never one to shy away from an hour of pain, has one last gift for his legion of fans. On Thursday afternoon (early Friday morning Australian time) Voigt will attempt to beat the world hour record, challenging the current mark of 49.7km, set by […]


The Wiggle Amy’s Gran Fondo: why it’s more than just a ride

With the weather smiling on us for the fourth year in a row, the 2014 Amy’s Gran Fondo was a roaring success with 5,000 people taking to the startline in what’s become one of the best events of its kind in Australia, and arguably in the world. For those unfamiliar with the event, Amy’s Gran […]


Adam Blythe interview: How he clawed his way back to the WorldTour with Orica GreenEdge

After one year with a British Continental team, former Omega Pharma-QuickStep and BMC Racing Team rider Adam Blythe will return to the WorldTour next season after the confirmation of a contract with Orica GreenEdge. The 24 year old British rider has shown his speed on multiple occasions in the past and believes he will slot […]


Bikes of the Bunch: Pegoretti Marcelo

In the latest edition of Bikes of the Bunch we feature a steel-framed Pegoretti Marcelo, owned by a cyclist in the US and bought through the Californian bike shop Above Category.


Canyon Ultimate CF SLX 9.0 SL review

Canyon began by trading out of a trailer but the company now serves the world market with customer-direct sales from its headquarters in Koblenz, Germany. Canyon also sponsors the Movistar and Katusha WorldTour teams. In this review, CTech editor Matt Wikstrom rides the Ultimate CF SLX that sits at the top of the company’s road […]


Vuelta a España in photos: stages 13 to 16

The third and final week of the Vuelta a España is well underway and Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) appears to be marching toward his third title in the Spanish Grand Tour. But there are still five stages to go and just about anything could happen. Before those final stages unfold, check out these photos from stage […]