‘ Please take this thing seriously '
Sports medicine specialist Dr Laurence Gant understands better than most why cyclists should be cautious about Covid-19
Tulett leaves GC champions trailing at Tour du Var
“Brutal” first mountains experience sees promising GC finish for British youngster in a race packed with hitters
PLAYGROUND OF THE PROS
Move aside Majorca and the French Alps, Andorra is now the must-go-to place for all cyclists craving mountain challenges
Omloop Het Nieuwsblad
Saturday 27 February, Belgium, 200km (men) 120km (women)
Milk Race 1967
Les West (left) in his pomp rides in the break at the Milk Race in 1967. West won that year’s edition to reclaim the title he had last first won two years earlier. He’d lost out to Polish rider Józef Gawliczek in 1966, eventually coming in sixth.
HOW TO WIN A WORLD TOUR CONTRACT ON ZWIFT
The ultimate prize for any aspiring racer is a WorldTour contract – and that’s the irresistible award offered by Zwift Academy. But what does it take to win? Rebecca Charlton finds out
Give yourself a break and lay off the meths, the current fetish for old-school training methods is pure survivorship bias, says the Doc
CW writer Simon Warren's Time NX climbing bike
He rides up hills and writes about them, arren is an authority hen the road inclines
Froome's Disc Brake Doubts: What Can We Learn?
Following Chris Froome’s appraisal of his new Israel Start-Up bike, Stefan Abram looks into the anatomy of his foremost bugbear
Grassroots poised for spring racing return
Race organisers nationwide have events ready to go, reports Vern Pitt
UCI banning the super-tuck
A bike race should be about strength, tactics and skills. A good descender who can stay on the top tube for the full descent should be allowed to benefit from being more skilful than their competitors. Aichlinn O’reilly
Paris-Roubaix recon 6 April, 1960
Cycling royalty Jacques Anquetil tells former rider and journalist Robert Chapatte about his thoughts on the upcoming Queen of the Classics.
Cycling and Mopeds 16 January, 1958
End-to-End tricycle record, readers’ mileage reports
POWER ≠ GLORY
Power doesn’t equal glory – but it can help guide the way. Deena Blacking strips away the false promises and explains how to be wise about watts
It’s unsettling to find yourself in sympathy with the UCI, reflects the Doc, especially when regulatory pedantry suits your character
PREVIEW UAE Tour
Sunday 21 February to Saturday 27 February
From delayed Olympic dreams to lining up with Peter Sagan, Matt Walls’s last year on his way to the WorldTour has not been lacking in action
A LONG WINTER'S NIGHT
Over the Christmas holiday two Londoners took on the “bonkers” challenge of riding 500km in one go around Herne Hill velodrome, in freezing temperatures. Amy Sedghi tells a tale of saddle soreness, frozen beards and chips with curry sauce
Imperious Grenadiers Steal A March On Rivals
Ineos in fine form at Tour de la Provence, with GC and stage wins
How to… talk to a cyclist
If you’re a non-cyclist, meeting a rider at a social event (such things will happen again one day) can be a whole festival of awkwardness. Just try to remember that cyclists are very strange, so you should treat them as such.
BC holds big race simulation weekend
‘World Cup’ helps riders prepare for Tokyo
THE LAST DANCE
WITH A NEW TEAM, SOME VETERAN TEAM-MATES AND A NEW COACH, THE BEST GRAND TOUR RIDER OF HIS GENERATION, CHRIS FROOME, BELIEVES HE CAN CONTEND FOR HIS BIGGEST GLORY YET BEFORE THE CLOCK RUNS OUT
ALL THE SYSTEMS. ALL THE TIME.
Your body generates cycling energy through multiple different systems. But what are they, how do they interact, and how can you turbo-charge all of them? Nick Busca finds out
Tour Series latest of raft of Covid postponements
Races at both domestic and international level are being cancelled or delayed, reports Vern Pitt
2021 SEASON PREVIEW
With the 2020 season heavily disrupted, cycling will hope it can get back on track this term. Here’s our essential guide to the teams and races that matter over the coming year
Teams and contractors owed over £175,000 as Tour of Scotland axed
No second edition of women’s stage race, reports Owen Rogers
‘I'll come back stronger' vows Pidcock
Van der Poel takes the spoils, with Yorkshire star a disappointed fourth as he gears up for the road with new team Ineos, writes James Shrubsall
THE PAULE KA AFFAIR
Owen Rogers investigates a tale of out-of-work pro cyclists, disappearing benefactors and international finance – or the lack of it
MAKING THE WINNING MACHINE
Marcel Kittel tells Chris Marshall-Bell about the season that set him on the path to conquering cycling’s sprints
The brouhaha over Boris’s ill-advised bike ride was quickly weaponised by those with an axle to grind, notes the Doc. Plus ça change...