It may be that we may have finally put the ghosts of the past behind us in 2013. Lance Armstrong and his ilk are all but consigned to history and are increasingly irrelevant to what will happen in cycling as we look forward.
Cycling should begin the process of moving on from its troubles in 2014 (Getty)
One of the hallmarks of the old regime at the International Cycling
Union (UCI) was its reluctance in embracing modern technological advances, but
a new appointment seems to have signalled a change of heart.
Women's UCI World Time Trial Champion Ellen van Dijk of the Netherlands (Getty)
After a weekend which saw cycling’s gender wars again flare up, it's time for the men in the sport to wise up and think a bit more clearly about issues of equality and the difficulty women have in making their way in the sport we love.
The women's peloton at the 2013 National Road Series Tour of the Goldfields (Mark Gunter)