Gerrans on worlds: Perfect form, strong team and solid confidence

He’s nicknamed the sniper due to his ability to both peak at the right moment and also to pick off strong victories through a combination of strength and tactics; Simon Gerrans will start the world road race championships in just over a week’s time as one of the top favourites, and the Australian marksman says […]


Ultralight touring: a how-to guide

Pack up your bike, fly to some exotic location, and ride to your heart’s content. I’m sure it’s a thought you’ve had more than before. One of the beautiful things about cycling is the long list of stunning holiday destinations it introduces you to. But while a great photo is all it takes to inspire […]


Voigt smashes world hour record, covers 51.115 kilometres

Achieving the goal he announced earlier this month, Jens Voigt entered a very select group of riders in breaking the world hour record in Switzerland today. The Trek Factory Racing rider clocked up an impressive 51.115 kilometres in his effort on the Grenchen track, beating the previous record of 49.7 kilometres. This was set by […]


Obree on the hour record: “It is a whole phenomenon rebooted”

He was known for his innovative approach to tackling the hour record, for his focus on engineering and aerodynamics and for creating his own bikes for his record attempts. Now, 21 years after he set the first of his two world hour records, Graeme Obree has hailed the renewed focus on the discipline and tips […]


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 […]