The untimely passing of champion cyclist Stephen Wooldridge should not be an opportunity to celebrate his sporting achievements, but one to begin or continue a dialogue about allowing people to openly talk about themselves without fear or favour,...
Judging from the number of tributes following his sudden and tragic death, Stephen Wooldridge was a extremely popular and well-liked individual, and very decent human being. A person others wanted to be around; to be his friend. Yet it see...
The 72nd edition of the 21 stage Vuelta a España Sunday morning AEST. It is the youngest of the three Grand Tours, having started in 1935 and only running on consecutive years since 1955.
The 72nd edition of the 21 stage Vuelta a España starts this Sunday morning AEST. It is the youngest of the three Grand Tours, having started in 1935 and only running on consecutive years since 1955. Much of the focus of Australian cycling...

Who is going to win the Vuelta a Espana?

Tired of long stages that simply end in a sprint? Want to see attacking racing up some brutally steep climbs? You’re in luck… it’s time for the Vuelta a España!
Three weeks in the boiling Spanish sun beckon. Long transfers, short stages and the traditional short, steep climbs that characterise the race will be the fare for the third Grand Tour of the season. The stage profiles are interesting and ...

Tan Lines: AC/DC

Before one of the best Grand Tour riders of his generation embarks on his final event before retiring, Anthony Tan considers the contradictory sentiments from the one and only Alberto Contador Velasco.
Most times, most posts on Facebook are rather inane. It generally involves musing on the every day, which, for 99 per cent of us, is like every other day. "I have a bold suggestion for Self-Centred Conversationalists everywhere," demograph...
We’ve known for some time that Adam Hansen is not your average professional cyclist.
From the long hikes in the snow during the off-season, the development and manufacture of his Kevlar shoes, to the creation of a software application to assist in the huge logistics challenges that come with keeping a pro cycling team oper...
Like many cycling fans, I'm firmly in the Adam Hansen camp but after riding 18 consecutive Grand Tours (soon to be 19) I reckon it's time for everyone's favourite hard man to press pause.
By now you're all well acquainted with the Hansen story. He's completed 18 Grand Tours in a row, putting some distance between him and Marino Lejarreta, who once held the record at 10. He's the energiser bunny of professional cycling and j...
Before it gets locked away into his subconscious and the keys thrown out, Anthony Tan releases a few final musings on that race around France.
Since the 104th Grande Boucle ended in Paris a fortnight ago, I've had a number conversations with people about the race, as well as taken a squiz at the social media commentary, and among those who stayed up to watch, 'boring' is an adjec...
Racing at an average altitude just shy of 3000 metres above sea level. Risking life and limb in treacherous conditions as the bunch swarms with massive prize money on the line. It's not the Tour de France, it's the Tour of Qinghai Lake. Marcus...
When July rolls round each year you can be assured the eyes of the cycling world world are firmly fixed in one place. France. ‘Le Tour’ is the pinnacle of the sport in which merely participating is a dream of all aspiring young cyclists! F...
As a lifelong runner, I’ve become adept at predicting the best times, routes, and strategies to jog in cities while avoiding street harassers. But recently, when using the social fitness tracking app Strava, I noticed a different kind of potential...
After I’d completed my usual 5-kilometre near my London flat, a stranger I didn’t know “liked” my workout—even though I had enabled stricter privacy settings, which I thought would shield my workouts from public view. This happened several...
Steve Thomas has made a living based partly on “exposing himself” for some 25-years. Here he explains the fine art of the cycling selfie.
I’m really not a selfie kind of guy, far from it – I actually cringe as seeing myself in pictures, and always have done. Yet, since the early 1990’s I’ve made my humble and lack-lucrative way in life as a cycling and adventure travel write...