My First Race – Part 1

We often forget that everyone started at the same place as cyclists. Almost none of us won our first race, none of us looked the part, and some of us didn’t even finish. But they all have one thing in common: they had a crack, and kept on trying. In the first of this ongoing […]


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 […]


Interview with Andre Greipel: “Milan-San Remo and Gent-Wevelgem will be a main focus this Spring”

With 16 victories in 2014, including a stage win in the Tour de France, German sprinter André Greipel was the most successful rider of the season. After many years of kicking off his season in the Tour Down Under, a race he won two times with a record amount of 16 stage wins, the 32-year […]


Heinrich Haussler: “I’m ready to race”

The past several seasons have not been easy for two-time Monument runner-up and Tour de France stage-winner Heinrich Haussler. After a marquee 2009 campaign in which he racked up those big results and a few others, crashes and injuries slowed him down for a number of the seasons that followed. Haussler recovered from a broken […]


Tiffany Cromwell: “Throughout my career I’ve struggled with finding balance”

South Australia’s Tiffany Cromwell was recently crowned Cycling Australia’s Elite Women’s Road Cyclist of the Year after a season that included a fifth in the World Championships road race and fourth in the Commonwealth Games road race. In 2015 and beyond, Cromwell is aiming higher. Cromwell spoke with Aaron S. Lee about how her first […]


A chat with Richard Bowen, Australian Cyclists Party candidate at the Victorian State Election

Victorians head to the polls tomorrow to vote in the state election. One of the smaller parties vying for seats in the upper house (the Legislative Council) is the Australian Cyclists Party. CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef caught up with candidate Richard Bowen to learn more about the Australian Cyclists Party, how he views the […]


Nicole Cooke video interview part II: “Women’s cycling was at its height in the 1990s”

You can watch part I of Dave Everett’s interview with Nicole Cooke here. As a former world and Olympic champion, double World Cup winner and victor in races such as the Giro d’Italia Femminile, La Flèche Wallonne, the women’s Tour of Flanders and the Amstel Gold Race, Nicole Cooke is one of the best female […]


A chat with Sacha White, Vanilla Workshop’s framebuilder extraordinaire

Framebuilder Sacha White has gained a reputation in recent years for producing some of the world’s most beautiful handmade custom bikes. White’s bike-building “community”, Vanilla Workshop, produces both Vanilla Bicycles – “pure, classic and focused on the pursuit of craft” – and Speedvagen – “modern, rebellious and built to be ridden”. CTech Editor Matt Wikstrom […]


Phil Gaimon: Still waiting, still hoping for Garmin-Sharp renewal

At the beginning of the 2014 season Phil Gaimon got things off to a dream start with the Garmin-Sharp team, winning his first-ever race with the WorldTour team and also notching up the squad’s first victory of the year. Hitting the line first on stage one of the Tour de San Luis rewarded the team […]


‘Retiring wasn’t an option': what the move to MTN-Qhubeka means to Matt Goss

Late last week South African-based Professional Continental team MTN-Qhubeka announced the latest in a series of high-profile signings: Tasmanian Matt Goss. Jane Aubrey caught up with Goss after the announcement was made, to find out how the 27-year-old has seen his past three years at Orica-GreenEdge and what he’s expecting of his move to MTN-Qhubeka.