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Big Ride

<b>Words:</b> Peter Stuart <b>Photography:</b> Paul Calver<p><i>Big Ride: Stelvio was originally published in Issue 35 of Cyclist Magazine</i><p>It was on the Stelvio Pass, on …

Dreaming big: How one woman rode the Vuelta route before the pros

<i>There is no three-week Grand Tour for female cyclists, yet it’s a challenge many have found a way to take on. We can look right back to 1924 when the</i> …

Vuelta a España

Are broken chains a thing of the past?

As chains have become narrower, have they also become weaker? We ran a series of tests on breaking loads and chain elasticity.

Elasticity

Vuelta a España Stage 20 Preview

97km and almost 4,000 vertical metres, today’s stage has a y-axis of evil with more hairpins than a Broadway dressing room.<p><b>Stage 19 Review</b>: Movistar …

Team Sky

Finding Switzerland's Best Roads: Paradise Found In A Cyclist's Playground

Climbing out of the saddle to round the final hairpin, the summit of the Grimselpass finally comes into view. After what has felt like 26km of …

Roads

Chad Haga blog: Making my cobblestone debut in the breakaway

Such is the vortex of racing in a Grand Tour that I have to pause before starting this journal to remember what unfolded since the last one. It's …

Top Mañana: Vuelta a España – stage 19 - Journal

<b>Each stage, the Rouleur panel of ‘experts’ will give their picks for the following day’s race.</b><p>David Hunter, AKA Cycling Mole, is a top tipster who …

Team Sky

A Short History of Rider Unions

David Millar is running to become the next President of the CPA, the union of pro cyclists. He’s got a mountain to climb, he launched his bid just …

Tour de France

The Doomed Champion: Ottavio Bottecchia

There is nothing remarkable about this image taken by Italian-based Japanese photographer Yuzuru Sunada on stage 10 of the 2013 Giro d’Italia. Four …

Tour de France

Revolutionary Times – The Birth of the Women’s Hour Record

No one, however well he may understand the decline in the power of mobs, swing to the introduction of quick-firing rifles, and the amazing …

Tour de France

The Secret Pro: Blood-soaked kit and the god-forsaken brush

<i>The Secret Pro has made a name for himself by pulling back the curtain on professional cycling, sharing stories that wouldn’t otherwise make it</i> …

Cycling

The First Hours - The Hour Record Before Henri Desgrange

The Hour record, as everyone by now knows, was born in Paris on May 11th, 1893, when Henri Desgrange – the master mythologizer and future Father of …

Bicycle Racing

Why Giorgia Bronzini will make an inspirational sports director - Journal

<b>The writing was perhaps already on the wall for such a move when Rouleur interviewed her in 2014. In these choice extracts from Rouleur 54, we find a</b> …

Cycling

Vuelta a España – Stage 1 Preview

<b>Málaga – Málaga 8km ITT</b><p>The race begins with a fast TT around the streets of Malaga.<p>We start the stage at the Pompidou Centre, which is beside the …

Road Cycling

La Vuelta a España 2018 – Overall Preview

Yes, my favourite Grand Tour of the year. The reason I love this race is the steep finishes at ridiculous gradients. Add in the sunshine, the relaxed …

Road Cycling

26 times up the Cauberg: The strange story of the 1948 world championship

It’s an unremarkable stretch of road in Valkenburg. Over the past 15 years, it’s become part of cycling mythology — the stage on which the finale of …

Cycling

A history of cycling in 15 jerseys

In a sport where looking good is, for many, as important as how well you perform, jersey design is integral to cycling’s appeal. With the exception …

Paolo Bianchini: from champion cyclist to winning winemaker - Journal

<b>Paolo Bianchini’s sliding doors moment came as a young man when he had an offer to become a professional cyclist with the Tuscan team Furzi</b> …

Cycling

The TV Boom

Surely there’s never been so much racing on TV as this year. As well as the entirety of the Tour de France, there seem to be more small races on TV …

Tour de France

I Tried to Ride the Koppenberg

From a flat, tedious Belgian side street, the road becomes a wall. The hill is only 600 meters long, but from its base it looks insurmountable. I’ve been in the saddle for more than six hours already. I crane my neck to see the summit, and tremble.<p>“What the fuck is that?” asks Andrea.<p>“Koppenberg,” …

Five of the best cycling climbs near Innsbruck - Total Women's Cycling

When you think of cycling destinations, the city of Innsbruck might not necessarily be at the top of your list, with it renowned for its winter …

How to fly with your bike

There’s always good riding to be had at home, but sometimes you need your bike fix somewhere else. Often flying remains the easiest way to get …

Lizzie Deignan on returning from pregnant pause to new Trek team

It is far from an everyday occurrence to sign up for a new cycling team while in your final trimester of pregnancy. However, the fact that Trek saw …

From management consultant to adventure cyclist

I quit my job and moved with half of my bags to a place where I didn’t know anyone, never been before and didn’t speak the language.<p>The move was …

Beating the fear of going for a seemingly unreachable goal

A conversation with a friends today sparked this blog post. She asked me how I am doing with only 14 days to go to the Vuelta Ride. She said that if …

Tales from Haute Route San Francisco

You’ve probably heard of Haute Route. These generally seven-day events are legendary in Europe and are on the must-do list of riders around the …

Cycling

TOUR'18: The Final Week Photo Gallery!

<b>PeloPics:</b> The third week of any Grand Tour can be the toughest and also where the race is won or lost, but this year's final week of Tour de France …

'Maybe that was my biggest victory: just to come back': Johan Museeuw on returning from injury, winning, and doping

<b>Words</b> Jack Elton-Walters <b>Photography</b> Danny Bird<p>It’s a palmarès that any rider would give their right arm for: three wins at Paris-Roubaix, three at …