Giro d’Italia photo gallery: stages 10-12

The overall lead at the Giro d’Italia hasn’t changed in the past seven days. But that’s not to say that the racing has been dull. Far from it. We’ve seen the breakaway survive to take a thrilling win against the odds on stage 10, we’ve seen Richie Porte penalised two minutes for an unauthorised wheel […]


Climb for Nepal: ride to help earthquake survivors

The act of riding a bike can be a powerful thing. The fact that it can be more than recreation or sport and can actually be used to raise money for worthwhile causes is incredible. There’s no sport like it on Earth. One of our employees here at CyclingTips, Andy van Bergen, is the brains […]


The Secret Pro: Aru vs Henderson, the Giro and more

After a busy few months of racing The Secret Pro is back. In this latest instalment our anonymous insider writes about the latest chatter within the pro peloton, what’s been happening at the Giro d’Italia, reflects on the Fabio Aru vs Greg Henderson case and more. It’s that time of year again. The Grand Tours […]


Giro d’Italia photo gallery: stages 7 to 9

After nine stages of the 2015 Giro d’Italia Alberto Contador continues to lead the race, despite battling an ongoing shoulder injury. The three big favourites — Contador, Aru and Porte — are all within 22 seconds of one another and it’s likely to be the stage 14 ITT that shakes things up. In the meantime, […]


8 talking points from the first week of the Giro d’Italia

With nine stages of the 2015 Giro d’Italia now complete the 188 remaining riders in the race can enjoy a well-deserved rest day. It’s been an action-packed nine days so far and the racing has left us with much to discuss. Here then are eight talking points from the first nine stages of the 2015 […]


Jens Voigt: Life after retirement

When Jens Voigt retired he thought he’d go fishing “five days out of 10” but has instead been traversing the globe as an ambassador and quasi philanthropist. Voigt flew to the Tour of California direct from Australia this month where he personally raised more than $12,000 for cancer charities at the annual Tour de Cure […]


Giro d’Italia photo gallery: stages 4 to 6

After six stages of this year’s Giro d’Italia Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) already leads proceedings with his two main GC rivals, Fabio Aru (Astana) and Richie Porte (Sky), hot on his heels. But after a nasty crash saw Contador dislocate his shoulder at the end of stage 6, the Spaniard’s race seems to be in jeopardy. […]


Miles and miles: what it takes to attempt the year record

The last few years have seen a resurgence of interest in some of the historical world cycling records. The pro riders have been lining up for the hour record, and some distance records are getting attention again, including 24-hour records and the year distance record. UK-born Australian Miles Smith set out on April 11, 2015 […]


Breaking it down: The fractured collarbone

Type “collarbone” into the CyclingTips search bar and 331 results pop up. Now 332. This is unsurprising as collarbone injuries are incredibly common in both professional and amateur fields. The pros often make a collarbone break look like a minor blip in the season, with some returning to the peloton only weeks after injury. For […]


Giro d’Italia tech: unbranded wheels, paint jobs and more

It’s at the Tour de France that you’ll spot the most new kit and equipment, but spend a bit of time digging around at the Giro d’Italia and you’ll spot a few little gems as well. These include custom paint jobs, kit that’s being tested by riders ahead of a launch at the Tour, and […]