The Outer Line review the intent and current effects of the system, and offer recommendations for how it should be used in the future.
More young riders are foregoing the traditional late-spring, weeklong races to prepare for the Tour de France in favor of dedicated altitude training. Those legacy races may gradually become less relevant and need to reinvent themselves or reschedule their place in the calendar.
After a year of living with COVID and the effects of the global pandemic, we have better insight into the razor-thin economics of even pro cycling’s biggest events, and what the sport should do to mitigate these risks and strengthen its future.
A look at the relative gains or losses of each WorldTour team during the off-season transfer market, and a ballpark predictive technique for team performance in the upcoming season.
The six-year-old team will line up with existing stars around Chris Froome, including Dan Martin, Andre Greipel, and Alex Dowsett. But, money doesn’t necessarily buy competitive success.
An analysis of race statistics over the last few years hints towards the coming dominance of the new generation of pro cyclists.
After months of only virtual events, some of the world’s best riders are lining up to race, outside, on the road – but no one can watch.
The majority of WorldTeams have not yet publicized plans for any kind of new activities.
The Outer Line examines the role that rider agents play in pro cycling. These power brokers can influence which riders start in which races, who gets a contract and who is left out, and how much a rider will get paid.
Alejandro Valverde's involvement with the Operacion Puerto doping ring makes him a controversial figure. On paper, Valverde is pro cycling's best male rider over the past decade.
The 2020 Tour de France route boasts nine mountain stages, and plenty of climbing. The Outer Line says the race will be won during the sole individual time trial on stage 20.
Take our quiz to see stories that may have flown below the radar during the 2019 season.
Mathieu van der Poel is the favorite amongst bettors to win Sunday's world championship road race. There are plenty of obstacles standing in his way.
Sponsorships and shifting team ownership could impact Mathieu van der Poel's immediate future in professional road cycling.
The non-traditional racing calendars of WorldTour teams brings riders closer to fans, however they also create potential pitfalls on social media