Al Hinds



The 228-page CIRC report reveals just how far the sport has come in the last decade to clean itself up, but warns doping is still prevalent in the peloton and the sport remains at significant risk of regressing to its old habits. Importantly, it also offers solutions.

With the release of the CIRC report, UCI president Brian Cookson is tasked with steering the sport in a new direction (AAP)

With the release of the CIRC report, UCI president Brian Cookson is tasked with steering the sport in a new direction (AAP)

Share article: 
top

It's folly to try and compare the greats

25 February 2015 | 12:00 - By Al Hinds

Last Sunday, in Saint Quentin-en-Yvelines, Anna Meares became the greatest female track cyclist of all time.

Greatest of the great...? (Getty Images)

Greatest of the great...? (Getty Images)

Share article: 
top

The English Premier League is among the world's most watched sporting competitions because every game in the season carries weight. The same can't be said for cycling's WorldTour, writes Al Hinds.

The WorldTour is a broken concept when you think about it for more than a few seconds.. (Getty Images)

The WorldTour is a broken concept when you think about it for more than a few seconds.. (Getty Images)

Share article: 
top

Just because you believe something to be true, doesn’t make it so, writes Al Hinds.


Share article: 
top

A lasting legacy?

02 February 2015 | 15:00 - By Al Hinds

The Cadel Evans Great Road Race had all the ingredients of the kind of event that’s here to stay - a professionally run, entertaining event that brought together sport and tourism seamlessly. But its biggest tests are still to come, writes Al Hinds.

The 'Cadel effect' has done wonders for Australian cycling but can it now help events like the Great Ocean Road Race prosper? (AAP)

The 'Cadel effect' has done wonders for Australian cycling but can it now help events like the Great Ocean Road Race prosper? (AAP)

Share article: 
top

Reflections on #RoadNats

12 January 2015 | 13:30 - By Al Hinds

With the dust still settling on Buninyong, Al Hinds reflects on what was a thrilling exhibition of Australian racing.

Heinrich Haussler on cloud nine after winning the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships. (Mark Gunter)

Heinrich Haussler on cloud nine after winning the Mars Cycling Australia Road National Championships. (Mark Gunter)

Share article: 
top

There's the law, and the "law"

23 December 2014 | 17:00 - By Al Hinds

Bicycle riders in NSW are obliged to abide by a number of special road rules when riding, but the seemingly arbitrary enforcement of several makes one wonder why they’re worth retaining.

Pulled over... (Flickr)

Pulled over... (Flickr)

Share article: 
top

There were five key moments that defined the 2014 road cycling scene for Al Hinds. You may or may not agree.


Share article: 
top
Previous 10 | Page 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Next 10