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From team to tactics: It takes more than pedal power to win the Tour
From team to tactics: It takes more than pedal power to win the Tour
To win the Tour you have to be a top-class climber – there is no way around it. The last time a non-climber won the Tour was Spaniard Miguel...
The ghosts that accompany solo explorers
The ghosts that accompany solo explorers
No one in their right mind would go to a place where they induce a condition akin to schizophrenia, but it turns out this is what I have been doing....
Khayelitsha kids cycle to success
Khayelitsha kids cycle to success
On a grey patch of land in Khayelitsha, a few containers and a skeletal structure form the Velokhaya Life Cycling Academy. With the exception of a...
Six key stages call for a tour de force
Six key stages call for a tour de force
STAGE 3 Monday 6 July: Antwerp-Mur de Huy 159.5km
I was a Tim Noakes guinea pig
I was a Tim Noakes guinea pig
On a cold June morning, I handed my body to Tim Noakes’s laboratory. His team starved me and laced my evening water with stuff that caused me to become giddy and fall over my cat....
Africa sends first team to Tour de France
Africa sends first team to Tour de France
Africa's cyclists can have the same impact on the grand Tours as its runners had on Olympic tracks, the man behind the continent's first Tour de...
Tour de France organisers unveil 2015 route
Tour de France organisers unveil 2015 route
Wind, cobbles, punchy climbs, a handful of gruelling mountaintop finishes, almost no individual time trial... the Tour de France organisers have...
Riders race to the unmarked finish line
Riders race to the unmarked finish line
It's early morning and the sky is painted a dull, soft grey, contrasting with the darker grey of the mountain range that stretches along the...
On the right track in Colombia
On the right track in Colombia
Biking offers extraordinary access: you're face to face with the locals, and usually going at their pace and in places where development challenges...
Racing to Rhodes and other deprivations
Racing to Rhodes and other deprivations
I was hardly into long-distance cycling when I read of riders like Mike Curiak who'd take his first sleep break hundreds of kilometres into a ride...
[Video]Mud about cycling: Craig’s Epic ride
[Video]Mud about cycling: Craig’s Epic ride
Not only does he probe the dark corridors of corruption, amaBhungane’s Craig McKune can also be found at the mud face of the Absa Cape Epic.
Brutal biking in preparation for the Cape Epic
Brutal biking in preparation for the Cape Epic
Somewhere, deep in an Outeniqua mountain fold on Saturday, I pedalled my bike through a knee-deep stream. The water was cool and clear, bringing...

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