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The 2019 ‘Rider of the Year’ debate

With the 2019 road racing season effectively over, it’s time for the annual “Rider of the Year” debates. Yes, there’s still the six-stage Tour of Guangxi, which starts on Thursday. But none of the riders in the running for Rider of the Year honors are taking part. So with Il Lombardia in the rearview mirror, …

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What the Hong Kong protests mean for cycling

Words by Iain Treloar | Photography by Getty, Velon, Matt de Neef and Flickr Commons. For Hong Kong’s marginalised cycling community, last weekend was supposed to be a celebration. The Hammer Series race was scheduled to decide the winner of the series, with WorldTour teams racing through Tsim Sha Tsui’s skyscraper-framed streets, backed by the …

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Giant Contend AR 1 2020 review: Fresh and affordable all-road

If the lines between road and gravel bikes were already blurry, then the way things are trending is likely to confuse you even further. All-road bikes are relatively new and aim to do everything a good endurance-style road bike does, albeit with a pinch of additional versatility. As the name suggests, they’re designed to handle …

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Where have all the women’s bikes gone? A look inside an ever-changing market

I had my first experience with the women’s specific movement in 2002. “I ride a Trek 6700 WSD,” my 12-year old self would say, smugly, to my friends. They didn’t know what on earth I was talking about, and neither did I. But I was hooked on clarifying to all who would listen that my …

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6 things I’ve learned as a pro cyclist (so far)

The past few seasons have been a whirlwind for Aussie racer Brodie Chapman. She’s gone from barely racing in Australia’s National Road Series (NRS) to being competitive in the Women’s WorldTour (WWT) — the highest level in the sport — and representing Australia at the Road World Championships in her first two seasons as a …

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Starts Saturday: UCI World Masters Track Championships

Over 300 plus events and almost 600 riders taking part in the UCI World Masters Track Championships at Manchester velodrome starting on Saturday Starts Saturday: UCI World Masters Track Championships EVENT WEBSITE: http://www.cyclingmasters.com/site/news The World Masters Track Cycling World Championships starts Saturday. With over 300 plus events during the eight days and almost 600 riders taking …

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What 12,000 efforts on Adelaide’s most popular climb say about uphill pacing

You’re at the bottom of your favourite local climb, looking at the road snake its way up the hill ahead of you. You’ve ridden this climb a bunch of times but today is a little different — today you’re trying to set a new PB. You take a few deep breaths to compose yourself, take …

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