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Amy Pieters (right) of The Netherlands followed by Hannah Barnes (centre) of Great Brittain and Rachel Neylan (left) of Australia compete in the Women Elite Road Race of UCI Cycling Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, 23 September 2017. EPA/Cornelius Poppe

Cycling and politics: Australia’s World Road Championships selection controversy

Sport and politics don’t mix, as the saying goes. But like many of those sayings that work in theory, in reality, it’s untrue. Take Australian cycling, for instance. Politics has been a part of the sport…
Paris-Roubaix pavé. Paris Roubaix

Australia does Paris-Roubaix: by the numbers

It’s a big day in Australia for cycling fans. The 115th edition of the Paris-Roubaix one-day classic starts from Compiègne just after 11.00am local French time today (around 7:15pm AEST). Paris-Roubaix…
A Trump election promise all cyclists can feel good about.

On your bike Trump

Improbably, the Trump phenomenon has even seeped into the world of cycling. For a bit of fun and distraction this is a look at Donald Trump through the lens of cycling.
Cycling can help when it comes to challenges to our mental health like grief and depression.

Can cycling help with grief and depression?

My father Lindsay Fry passed away suddenly eight months ago. He had end stage cancer, which was found well advanced on his lung and spine. Sadly, my father died just seven weeks after his diagnosis. He…

Cyclists: What will you do about doping now?

The use of banned drugs and substances and other prohibited practices – doping – has been a problem at the elite levels of cycling for a very long time. There is evidence now that doping happens in amateur…
2015 Tour de France leader Chris Froome and other race contenders. AFP

Tour de France race etiquette seems silly in the context of doping

I have always found it funny how some of the Tour de France riders get so annoyed when someone transgresses on race etiquette around seemingly minor issues. The latest example of this grumbling was from…
Chris Froome wearing the yellow jersey on the cobblestones of Quievy, northern France, during stage 4 of the 102nd Tour de France. Newzulu/AAP

Chris Froome, the Tour de France, and cycling deserves better

Albert Einstein once defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results. Being a cycling fan and hoping for a Tour de France free of controversy is a little like…