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Col d’Izoard vs Sognefjellet: a tale of two climbs

There are certain climbs in the world of cycling that capture the imagination, not just because of their difficulty and/or beauty, but because of their place in the annals of cycling history. The Col d’Izoard is one such climb, having featured in the Tour de France 34 times since 1922 and having played host to […]


Tackling Mauna Kea, the world’s biggest climb?

The Hawaiian volcano of Mauna Kea (“white mountain”) is considered one of the most extreme cycling climbs in the world. From the beach in Hilo to the telescopes at the summit it’s 4,200m of altitude gain in one continuous climb of nearly 70km. In fact, so large is Mauna Kea that if you measure from […]


Cycling Shimanami: exploring Japan’s Inland Sea by bike

Last week CyclingTips editor Matt de Neef and Melbourne-based photographer Aaron Upson travelled to Japan’s Hiroshima Prefecture to take part in the Cycling Shimanami recreational challenge ride. But thanks to a week of famous Japanese hospitality, the trip became about far more than a single, 65km ride.


In photos: highlights from the 2014 Road World Championships

After a big week of racing in and around the town of Ponferrada in Spain’s north west, the 2014 Road World Championships have come to a close. From the team time trials last Sunday, through to the elite men’s road race yesterday, we’ve seen some great racing (some dull racing too), a handful of nasty […]


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 […]


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 […]


Vuelta a Espana in photos: stages 10 to 12

The past few days of the Vuelta a Espana have been marred by the withdrawal of one of the pre-race favourites, Nairo Quintana (Movistar). But away from that drama, the Vuelta has continued apace, with Alberto Contador (Tinkoff-Saxo) looking strong in the lead as the second week of the race unfolds. In this piece we […]


The best of Eurobike 2014: bikes and wheels

CyclingTips’ roving reporter Dave Everett has just returned from the world’s biggest bike expo, Eurobike, and is currently sharing some of his highlights. In part two of this series, Dave talks us through some of the bikes that caught his eye.


Vuelta a Espana in photos: stages 7 to 9

The first nine stages of this year’s Vuelta a Espana are now complete and with the first rest day now behind them as well, the riders are set to begin the tough second week of the race. Nairo Quintana (Movistar) leads proceedings going into the stage 10 ITT, but only just. Before the race continues, […]


Vuelta a Espana in photos: stages 4 to 6

With nearly a week of the 2014 Vuelta a Espana now completed, Alejandro Valverde (Movistar) is back in the overall lead having won on the uphill finish to stage 6. The race is wonderfully poised ahead of the tough second week, with the general classification favourites already coming to the fore. We hope you enjoy […]