Mixing groupsets: what works together and what doesn’t

With three major groupset manufacturers, transmissions of anywhere from seven- to 11-speed, and an excess of aftermarket cranksets and wheels on the market, consumers will inevitably suffer from a clash of component compatibilities, particularly when upgrading. In this post CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom takes a look at the known incompatibilities between groupsets from different brands […]


How the race was won: Tour of Beijing

In the latest “How The Race Was Won”, Cosmo Catalano takes a look at the final edition of Tour of Beijing. Despite some occasional strangeness, the event still managed to deliver several strong sprints, a reasonably exciting GC race, and of course, some guy in a panda suit. In Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won” […]


A brief history of cycling sunglasses

Sunglasses have evolved from a humble yet essential piece of protection in the cyclist’s kit bag to an expensive fashion statement. Dave Everett and Wade Wallace look back through the archives to find some of the more memorable and outlandish examples of cycling-specific eyewear that we’ve seen in recent decades.


The Week in Bike #40: Hostage to Fortune

In this edition of “The Week in Bike” Cosmo Catalano presents his insights, rants, and humour on the sometimes ludicrous world of pro cycling.


Why the Tour of Beijing will be missed: a view from the inside

The Tour of Beijing is no more. After four editions, the Chinese stage race will no longer close out the UCI WorldTour. Jane Aubrey has worked on the Tour of Beijing for the past two years and wrote the following about why the race’s cancellation is genuine shame.


Elements of Style: a selection of reviews

It’s been a little over a month since we released Elements of Style, a collaborative video project with our good friends at The Sufferfest. As most of you know CyclingTips began by simply posting one ‘tip’ per day, and now we get to go back to our roots by not only giving some tips again, […]


How the Race Was Won: Paris-Tours

In this edition of Cyclocosm’s “How the Race Was Won” we take a look at Jelle Wallays’ victory at Paris-Tours over the weekend. In Cyclocosm’s “How the race was won” series, you’ll see much more than simple race highlights. Cosmo Catalano picks up the details that nobody else sees, analyses the race situation and its […]


Mick Rogers interview part II: Tinkov’s Grand Tour challenge, personal goals and more

Although Alberto Contador crashed out of the Tour de France and was thus unable to fight for what was the team’s biggest season goal, overall victory in the race, Tinkoff Saxo nevertheless had a very strong Grand Tour campaign during 2014. Mick Rogers clocked up two stage wins in the Giro d’Italia, while Rafal Majka […]


Your training questions answered with Dig Deep Coaching: part three

Over the past few months we’ve been working with the team at Dig Deep Coaching to help answer your questions about training, nutrition and more. In this third instalment Stephen Gallagher and Dan Fleeman from Dig Deep answer another bunch of your questions, providing insight that everyone can benefit from.


Mick Rogers interview part I: how the clenbuterol case made me a better rider

Sidelined for several months this season as a result of his positive test for clenbuterol at last year’s Japan Cup, Tinkoff Saxo rider Mick Rogers has said that while his suspension – later reversed by the UCI – was a very stressful period, that it ultimately made him a much better rider. The Australian told […]