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2 years ago

Tokyo Olympics: From Filippo Ganna to Chloé Dygert, eight riders to watch in the men’s and women’s time trials

The road riders take center stage once again at the Olympic games with the time trial. Who can win gold and who is in with a shot of a medal? VeloNews takes a look at some of the contenders.


2 years ago

TT start times: Chloé Dygert second-to-last, Brandon McNulty in final wave in Olympic time trials

Anna van der Breggen and Filippo Ganna start last, respectively, in the official start times for Wednesday's time trial races.


2 years ago

Tokyo Olympics: Jolanda Neff storms to victory as Swiss dominate and French falter

Jolanda Neff rode a pitch-perfect race to take gold as the Swiss team swept up all three podium places, while the French team struggled through a difficult day.


2 years ago

Q&A: Pauline Ferrand-Prévot discusses her 2021 Olympics dream

The current MTB world champ talks Olympics, Kate Courtney, and her emotional roller coaster after 2016.


2 years ago

Get stoked for the women’s Olympic cross-country MTB race

Expect a showdown from Team France and Team USA, as Pauline Ferrand Prevot, Loana Lecomte, and Kate Courtney position themselves for gold.


2 years ago

2021 Olympics: What the stars said after Tom Pidcock rolled into the mountain bike gold medal

Here's what Mathias Flückiger, Chris Blevins, and others said after the multi-talented British rider won Olympic gold.


2 years ago

Olympic Games notebook: Simon Geschke and his COVID-19 ‘prison’

Newly crowned gold medalist Thomas Pidcock promises to race at cyclocross worlds in Arkansas, while German star languishes in Tokyo hotel following COVID diagnosis.


2 years ago

Annemiek van Vleuten closes a chapter on Olympic journey with road race silver

Five years ago, the Dutchwoman was in a hospital after a horror crash at the Rio Olympics. With silver in Tokyo, she's completed a chapter in her journey that saw her become one of the world's best riders.


2 years ago

Olympics 2021: Evie Richards on tattoos, family support, and riding for a mountain bike medal in Tokyo

Evie Richards enjoyed a breakthrough ride at elite level in 2020 and less than a year later she is making her debut at the Olympic Games, fulfilling a long-held dream.


2 years ago

Should Olympic road cycling allow in-race radios?

For better or worse? The absence of race radios in Olympic competition shaped the outcome of the women's road race in a big way.


2 years ago

Tom Pidcock sets tone on rivalry with Mathieu van der Poel in Olympic mountain bike blitz

Pidcock’s Olympic gold medal adds fuel to a fierce fight across three disciplines with van der Poel.


2 years ago

Anna Kiesenhofer: The mathematician who carved an unconventional path to Tokyo Olympic success

Anna Kiesenhofer was far from the radar of the big favorites for the women's Olympic road race, but the Austrian took gold and did it strictly on her own terms. Who is the new Olympic road race champion?


2 years ago

Tokyo Olympics: Mathieu van der Poel’s dreams end in confusion over rock jump

Tour de France yellow jersey Mathieu van der Poel says he thought a ramp used during training on a big rock drop would still be there during the race.


2 years ago

Tokyo Olympics: Tom Pidcock crushes mountain bike race as Mathieu van der Poel abandons

Pidcock attacked the field off his wheel while van der Poel crashed heavily in first lap and eventually abandoned. Mathias Flueckiger secured silver.


2 years ago

What the stars said after Anna Kiesenhofer derailed the Dutch with Olympic triumph

From the Dutch disaster to Anna Kiesenhofer's sacrifice: Here's what the stars said after Sunday's road race shocker.


2 years ago

Olympic Games notebook: Communication breakdown won’t overshadow Hollywood ending for Anna Kiesenhofer

Annemiek Van Vleuten makes history with bittersweet silver, and Mathieu van der Poel revs up for mountain bike race.


2 years ago

Annemiek van Vleuten undone by communication malfunction at Olympic road race

Van Vleuten cheered a ‘victory’ as she crossed the line, unaware that Anna Kiesenhofer had already taken gold.


2 years ago

Tokyo Olympics: Anna Kiesenhofer surprises the Dutch with huge breakaway win

Austrian rider punched into day's early breakaway and dropped her fellow escapees before launching a 41km time trial into Olympic gold.


2 years ago

Olympic Games notebook: Tadej Pogačar makes history in Tour de France-Olympic double

Richard Carapaz is Ecuador's second Olympic medalist, Brandon McNulty hits best US result since 2012, and how Tour de France riders fared in the Olympics.


2 years ago

Tokyo Olympics: What the stars said after Richard Carapaz wins riveting road race

From another costly crash by Geraint Thomas to Wout van Aert being out-maneuvered, here's what the starts said after extra-tough race around Tokyo.


2 years ago

Richard Carapaz bounces from Tour de France podium to Olympic gold: ‘You always have to believe’

Ecuadorian ace cements spot at top of the pro peloton with an Olympic medal that reconfirms a palmarès brimming with grand tour success.


2 years ago

Brandon McNulty lights up Olympic Games road race with top-10

Sixth place in elite men's road race best since Taylor Phinney was fourth in 2012 for USA Cycling.


2 years ago

Tokyo Olympic road race: Richard Carapaz goes solo to grab gold medal for Ecuador

Carapaz distances Brandon McNulty in final to triumph in Tokyo. Wout van Aert and Tadej Pogačar round out the podium.


2 years ago

2021 Olympics: Meet the two road cyclists of the Refugee Olympic Team

The 29-athlete squad will compete across 12 different sports. Masomah Ali Zada and Ahmad Badreddin Wais are its two road riders.


2 years ago

From Alejandro Valverde to Wout van Aert: We ranked 70 favorites for the 2021 Olympics men’s road race

There are only a few five-star favorites for the 2021 men's Olympic road race. We ranked 68 riders for Saturday's event.


2 years ago

From Durango to Tokyo Olympics, Christopher Blevins follows in the footsteps of MTB royalty

And the 23-year-old is already looking to inspire the next generation.


2 years ago

Sarah Gigante: Tokyo selection ‘a dream come true’ for Olympics obsessed Australian

The Australian time trial champion has had to come back from a huge setback to make her dream come true in Tokyo after she broke her collarbone, fibula, and elbow in a crash in April.


2 years ago

Tom Pidcock on Mathieu van der Poel: ‘He won’t be anything but his best’ for Olympics mountain bike race

Tom Pidcock has been training in a tent in the spare room of his apartment to prepare for the heat of Tokyo in his bid for Olympic glory.


2 years ago

How serious do the elite pro men take the Olympic Games?

With prestige and national honor on the line, the Olympics count for lot more than they used to among the top pros.


2 years ago

Tom Dumoulin faces crossroads at Tokyo Olympic time trial

Dumoulin will have big decisions to make about his future as a cyclist after racing for gold in the Tokyo Olympic time trial next week.


2 years ago

Olympics 2021: Three teams that could beat the Dutch in the women’s road race

The Dutch riders are the overwhelming favorites for gold in Tokyo, but they will not get it all their own way and there are plenty of riders ready to upset the form book.


2 years ago

Sofia Gomez Villafañe’s ‘full circle’ to representing Argentina at the 2021 Olympic Games

The Clif Pro Team rider has learned to embrace her bi-culturalism on and off the bike.


2 years ago

Olympics 2021: A tour of Tokyo from the women of Team USA

Coryn Rivera, Amber Neben, Ruth Winder, and Leah Thomas give us snapshots from the road cyclists' Olympic village.


2 years ago

Tokyo Olympics: One more miracle for Alejandro Valverde?

Tokyo will be the fifth Olympic Games for Alejandro Valverde, and presents an ideal course for him to be considered a favorite for gold.


2 years ago

Off-road to Tokyo — the Olympic mountain bike course

A look at the MTB course for the Tokyo Olympics


2 years ago

Tokyo Olympics: USA men’s road team battling against cycling superpowers

USA Cycling brings two starters against a field packed with European 'superpowers' for the elite men's road race.


2 years ago

Olympics 2021: Geraint Thomas expecting ‘war of attrition’ in men’s road race

Geraint Thomas and Simon Yates are both confident they've overcome their Tour de France injuries to lay it on the line in the men's Olympic road race.


2 years ago

Three teams to watch at the Tokyo Olympic men’s road race

Tour de France stars, last-chance veterans and rising phenoms headline the three teams to watch in Tokyo on Saturday.


2 years ago

Olympics 2021: Meet Kata Blanka Vas, the next big thing in multi-discipline racing

Hungarian road race, time trial, mountain bike, and cyclocross champion Kata Blanka Vas is a future cycling star and the 19-year-old was snapped by SD Worx earlier this year.


2 years ago

Tokyo Olympics: Michael Woods from one bubble to another, Dan Craven crushed after COVID positive

Dan Craven diagnosed with COVID-19 after struggling for months to secure a vaccine, and finally got call two hours after virus positive puts frustrating end to Olympic dream.


2 years ago

Great Britain Olympic team seeks Tokyo triumph after Tour de France trauma

Team director sees advantages in Geraint Thomas, Simon Yates and Tao Geoghegan Hart's crash-riddled Tour as GB aims at the Olympic podium.


2 years ago

Think Haley Batten’s success happened overnight? Think again.

Haley Batten's meteoric rise has been a decade in the making.


2 years ago

Olympic Games: Kate Courtney’s Olympic village

We sit down with Kate Courtney to talk Olympics, and the people and processes that got her there.


2 years ago

Tokyo Olympics: Eri Yonamine is the Japanese pro riding her first major race on home soil

Japanese champion Eri Yonamine has been racing for a decade, six of those as a professional, but the 2021 Olympics will be her first international race on home soil.


2 years ago

Olympics: Can the Dutch women claim third straight road race title?

The Dutch women made history when they won back-to-back Olympic road race titles in London and Rio. Can they do it again with a third straight victory? There are few who would bet against it.


2 years ago

How 72-time national champion Coryn Rivera finally made it to the Olympic Games

‘There was a level of maturity in understanding how to actually go, that it’s not just a dream.’


2 years ago

Olympic road race: What you need to know

Here's your guide for this weekend's Olympic road races.


2 years ago

How to watch the Olympics – the cycling events for road, track, and mountain bike

Bike racing at the Olympics starts with the July 23 men's road race and continues through track events on August 8. Here is the full TV schedule.


2 years ago

Q&A: Amber Neben prepares for gold at third Olympic games

The 46-year old will compete in the individual time trial in Tokyo.


2 years ago

Chloé Dygert is back, says U.S. track coach

Chloé Dygert is on track for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, says U.S. coach Gary Sutton. Dygert heads into the U.S. time trial championships next week.


2 years ago

Ruth Winder on making the U.S. Olympic team: ‘I have to enjoy the process’

Winder, Leah Thomas, Coryn Rivera, and Chloe Dygert will race on the road in Tokyo.


2 years ago

Kate Courtney breaks arm, but is still bound for the Tokyo Olympics

Physicians predict a full recovery from a non-displaced fracture of the ulna for the cross-country pro.


2 years ago

Olympics 2021: Alex Howes isn’t holding out hope — but he’s still hopeful

Howes hopes to finally make the U.S. Olympic team after several close calls.


2 years ago

Olympics 2021: Lily Williams and her meteoric rise to peak with Olympic selection

After less than three years of racing on the track, Lily Williams sets her sights on the USA's Olympic team pursuit squad.


2 years ago

Sepp Kuss bypassing Olympics to focus on Tour de France

Despite a climber-friendly Olympics course in Tokyo, Sepp Kuss took himself out of consideration to focus on the Tour de France and Vuelta a España.


2 years ago

2 years ago

Olympics 2021: Haley Batten’s Olympic spark just got a lot brighter

After the 22-year old finished third at the Albstadt World Cup, Tokyo doesn't seem so far away.


2 years ago

Olympics 2021: Ruth Winder closes in on a complex Olympic dream

Ruth Winder heads into the U.S. Olympic selection process with a healthy perspective on how Tokyo 2021 fits into her professional goals.


2 years ago

Olympics 2021: Amber Neben eyes Olympic gold at age 46

Neben, a two-time world champion in the individual time trial, believes she still has what it takes to win.


2 years ago

My unlikely path to the Olympic dream

How I went from a late start in the sport to making the USA Cycling Olympic long team.


2 years ago

Uncertainty swirls around possible Olympic Games quarantine

Reports of a pre-Games quarantine would complicate a Tour de France or Giro Rosa start for Olympic-bound cyclists.


2 years ago

Track Attack: 9 U.S. medals at the 1984 Olympics

Grewal, Carpenter-Phinney, Hegg, and Gorksi scored gold, with 10 others getting on the podium.


2 years ago

PYSO, ep. 77: Olympic long team member Mandy Marquardt has 18 national titles — and diabetes

Marquardt was diagnosed with diabetes at age 16 and was told she would never compete at a high level again.


3 years ago

U.S. MTB women poised to grab maximum spots for 2020 Olympics

Top two countries get to send a trio of XC athletes to Japan next summer. But with nearly 9 months remaining in the Olympics chase, Team USA can’t afford to be complacent


6 years ago

Rio track drama: Broken saddle, false starts

The final two medal rounds on the Rio velodrome offered ample drama Tuesday as Germany's Kristina Vogel delivered a saddle-breaking bike throw.


6 years ago

Hammer takes second silver; Trott cruises to gold in Rio

Great Britain's Laura Trott repeats as gold medalist in the women's track omnium, and American Sarah Hammer earns another silver in Rio.


6 years ago

Technical FAQ: Did baggy gloves slow down the U.S. track team?

Lennard Zinn answers questions about the U.S. pursuit team's baggy gloves, the fastest way over a bump in the road, and Bookwalter's TT crash.


6 years ago

Team GB on track to match 2012 gold rush

Britain's dominant track cycling team remained on course to match its previous seven-title Olympic hauls on the final day of the Rio Games.


6 years ago

Viviani wins Rio gold despite Cavendish crash

Italian Elia Viviani won the Olympics men's track omnium Monday despite a crash in the points race caused by sprint rival Mark Cavendish.


6 years ago

Pro roadies on the Rio track

A handful of the top pro road cyclists are also vying for Olympics medals. Elia Viviani, Fernando Gaviria, and Mark Cavendish are racing the omnium.


6 years ago

Technical FAQ: Marginal gains at the Olympics

This week, Lennard Zinn takes a closer look at American Mara Abbott's near-miss in the women's Olympic road race.


6 years ago

In pursuit of gold: How the U.S. rebuilt its track team

The American track program was revamped for the Rio Games, with the team pursuit squad winning the 2015 world title.


6 years ago

Women’s team pursuit outlook may change after Aussie crash

The Australian women's team pursuit squad crashes while training Monday at the Rio Olympics, casting doubt on their odds for a medal.