As the dust settles after this year’s Presidential Tour of Turkey one young Turkish racer gears up to become the first ever true pro bike racer from his country.
There’s little doubting that Irishman Sam Bennett of Bora-Hansgrohe was the star of this year’s Tour of Turkey. He won an incredible four out of six stages, and probably only missed out on a fifth stage victory due to a crash coming into t...
With teams trying to differentiate themselves in the eyes of sponsors, Orica-Scott's Backstage Pass helped do exactly that, also creating a legion of loyal followers. So what will life be like without it, asks Anthony Tan?
On September 15 this year, and after six years and 535 episodes, Orica-Scott's longtime video producer, Dan Jones, posted his final Backstage Pass to YouTube. It wasn't the best episode I saw. It wasn't the worst, either. It basically inv...
You’re not going to get very far driving a car with an empty fuel tank. Same goes for cycling, writes Kath Bicknell. So what are some easy to follow strategies for picking the primo options when you fill up?
No matter what type of rider you are, if you don’t support your body with a healthy, balanced diet, you’re going to run into some problems. Energy levels tank, immune systems become weak, thinking gets foggy and hills seem to get longer ra...
So close to home, yet so far away in every possible sense, Bali has some surprisingly superb riding to offer, writes Steve Thomas.
It’s a tense time for Bali with the volcanic eruption threat of Mount Agung looming large and probably imminent. Over the years Bali has experienced its fair share of troubles, not to mention its party island reputation; all hard to shake,...
When it comes to a challenging test on the bike, a good pacing strategy can be the difference between an OK result and an excellent one, regardless of your physical ability, writes Kath Bicknell.
This series looks at the many different ways riders can scaffold the fitness they have. A good pacing strategy is something I thought would come up further down the track, but as it turns out, it’s never too soon to start becoming familiar...
Form comes in lots of places, which means there are lots of places you can find it. This is the second in a series of posts by Kath Bicknell about how to build your fitness to a point where you can swap the bad pain for the good pain, or ride in...
In terms of building your physiological fitness on the bike, there are a range of approaches people gravitate toward. These differ in the amount of structure they place on the time spent pedalling, how they fit in with the bigger picture o...
The outcome for the elite men and women at the road world championships could not have been more different, yet Anthony Tan is assured of one thing: they're both as good to watch, and deserve equal billing.
'Who needs team-mates when you're Peter Sagan?' Commentator Matthew Keenan pretty much summed up the six-and-a-half hour elite men's road race in under five seconds. The winner, Peter Sagan of Slovakia, spent all of 50 metres of the 267.5 ...
Did she lose first place or win silver? After what he felt was a rainbow opportunity gone begging in Bergen, that's a question Anthony Tan's still asking himself.
Is it sensible to enter a road world championship without a protected leader when you're the third-best cycling nation and armed with a full squad of seven riders? That was the apparent strategy employed by Cycling Australia coaches for th...
The Rallarvegan route through Norway’s craggy mountains is an absolute classic ride, and provides a great intro to riding in the land of the Vikings, writes Steve Thomas.
When it comes to justifying the overused word 'epic' as a prelude to titling a bike ride there is little clarity; yet when it relates to Norway and riding, 'epic' is almost a formality. Yes, Norway is a crisp and highly visually imposing p...
Drawing parallels with Orica-Scott's winning TTT ride at the 2013 Tour de France, Team Sunweb showed how a group united can go from underdog to top dog, writes Anthony Tan.
Well here I was, Sunday afternoon in Oz, about to pen a blog on whether the men's world championship team time trial was worth watching when seven WorldTour teams couldn't be bothered showing up for fear of being humiliated and only three ...