When financial times are tight, only those with soft power ambitions can see the economic sense in World Cups or Olympic Games.
Oh so white.
Why is cycling such a white sport?
Cycling is a great form of exercise, but how much should you spend on equipment and active wear?
Cycling is a great form of exercise, and what better time to get started than the new year. But before you launch yourself up a mountain, review these tips from an experienced MAMIL.
The Team Sky boss is due to give evidence to MP's at parliament. Here's what they should ask him.
The peloton climbing the road to Col de Pailheres, Pyrenees.
Everything you need to know about how elite cyclists tackle the slopes of the Tour.
Peak performance? How riders prepare decides their fate.
When the road heads higher and the mercury is rising, the world's top cyclists get to test the quality of their preparation.
There's clearly a growing enthusiasm for the sport but our experts crunched the numbers to see if this is just more middle-aged men in lycra (Mamils).
Performance review. Froome approaches the Champs Elysees.
It's not enough to be an elite athlete these days, you have to construct your own narrative for success.
Some MAMILs, in their natural habitat.
Whether through US corporatism or the Wiggo effect in the UK, Middle-Aged Men in Lycra are spending big on bikes and bib-shorts.
The UK’s Chris Froome dons the yellow jersey as he whips around a turn during the 17th stage of the 102nd Tour de France.
Even before this year's race began, only five or six riders had any real chance of winning.
A human machine.
Intake of carbohydrate before, during and in-between Tour stages is the best known way to power cyclists' 'engines'.
Keeping it together. Staying out the wind. the TTT at the Giro d'Italia.
Aukje de Vrijer
Mountains? Pah. 60kph sprints and 220km stages? They're nothing. The thing most troubling the teas battling for the yellow jersey is this time trial.
Yellow-jersey Chris Froome and his fellow cyclists lining up at Stage 4 of the tour on July 7.
While world cycling insists it has cleaned up its act, it remains in suspicious times until further notice.
Rohan Dennis leads the field out of Utrecht on the Tour’s second stage.
Victor van Werkhooven
Cycling's biggest race delivers speed, pain and danger to boost its popularity and profitability. And we wonder why doping leaves such a long shadow.
It only takes a small error in tactics to lose a sprint, as Mark Cavendish found out in stage 2.
Frans de Wit/Flickr
Science shows there's an optimal way to win a sprint finish in the Tour de France, but a tiny error could cost a cyclist the win, as happened to Mark Cavendish in stage 2.
Good on the flat, good on the hills, good on the mountains.
It takes a cyclist with a diverse set of strengths to win over the 21 gruelling stages of the Tour de France.
Tips from the top?
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Oleg Tinkov gives thumbs up after a practice session.
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Cyclists in the Monash Wind Tunnel are able to measure the effects of their gear on wind resistance.
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