It should have provided a much-needed extra layer of information, but Anthony Tan's Milan-San Remo experience of the Velon app was mostly underwhelming.
"Velon - a new experience, from the teams to the fans, taking you inside WorldTour cycling with real-time data, exhilarating GoPro videos and up close access to riders." They said they wanted to revolutionise the traditional, outdated, ma...
The relief on his face was palpable. Richie Porte was back on track for the Tour, his number one sporting priority for the year.
Even if he hadn't won the queen stage of Paris-Nice, it would not have been a complete disaster. Last year he finished third overall (behind Geraint Thomas and Alberto Contador) and didn'twin a stage, yet enjoyed his best ever Grand Tour p...
The discourse surrounding cycling for women has come a long way in the last 20 years. But imagine how this space could look if more people spoke about cycling the way women do.
The theme for International Women’s Day this year is #BeBoldForChange. I find myself feeling grateful for the number of bold changes that have already happened from within the cycling world. But imagine if we made a few more. Right now. It...
It's mechanical doping but not as you think you know it. Race motorbikes have become the greatest modern-day evil in professional cycling, writes Anthony Tan.
"The motorbikes were everywhere today, even when I was in the second group. It's not Kwiatkowski's fault, because if the motorbikes come in front of me I would do the same, but we need to do something about it and have some rules about the...

Things roadies lie about

There are a lot of things to love about road riding and the people who do it. But some of the things roadies say are as reliable as a sticky tape repair job on a nice carbon frame.
1. They haven’t been riding much lately (also referred to as "I’m not that fit at the moment") If they’re on a bike, in the bunch, and not so out of breath they can say these words, chances are they’re riding more than most of the populati...
When you have the most prolific Grand Tour stage winner in today's peloton telling you that you're a lousy sit, you'd probably take notice.
You might even be offended, perhaps thinking it was your inability to ride in a straight line, à la Djamolidine Abdoujaparov, a.k.a. The Tashkent Terror. But when Caleb Ewan "stuffed up" his sprint Friday on Stage 2 at the Abu Dhabi Tour, ...
How do you convince a WorldTour team to ride your race where the very thing that determines your existence in the top league is not available, asks Anthony Tan?
"A race like the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad currently has no need for WorldTour status, but eventually we will always have to have it." Doesn't sound like the words of a race organiser pleased as punch to have its place in this year's UCI World...
It’s been with some envy that I’ve been watching as other sporting codes experiment with new formats to engage and excite fans while attracting new audiences.
While enjoying some of the updated action in Cricket, Tennis and Athletics I’ve been wondering when or if professional road cycling will do anything to break out of the traditional box it finds itself. Cricket, that most traditional of spo...

Quintana’s game of risk

While Chris Froome was testing his legs in Australia, his closest rival, Nairo Quintana, took part in the Challenge Mallorca and then lifted the tempo to take the overall win at the Vuelta a Communitat Valencia.
Along with Australia’s Richie Porte (BMC), Both riders appear on track for the bigger tests to come later on this year. Quintana surprised many when it was revealed by his Movistar team that he would target the Giro d'Italia-Tour de France...
As Anthony Tan sees it, three teams stand an even chance for one of their riders to be crowned champion of the 2017 Jayco Herald Sun Tour.
You need only look at the results sheet from the second stage of the Jayco Herald Sun Tour to see who has the strongest team. We already knew after Falls Creek, but that was confirmed Friday when no less than five KordaMentha Real Estate A...