In a column from 2012, Jonathan Vaughters dived into some data to show how cycling was entering a very different phase in its evolution.
We dug into the VeloNews archives to bring this blog by Allan Peiper as he recounts racing the 1992 Giro d'Italia with Miguel Indurain.
Eddy Merckx: 'I never pushed him into cycling. I said, 'Play soccer. It's much easier."'
A trip down memory lane with Thor Hushovd's dramatic win.
In April 1994 Scotsman Graeme Obree set a new UCI Hour Record in Bordeaux, France, and VeloNews was there to report on the action.
'The grand tour always holds a special place for every rider to show how good of a rider he is,' Horner said after his 2013 victory.
Wind back the clocks 40 years with this archive piece from 1982.
A look back at the 2010 cobblestone stage, which pitted Lance Armstrong against Alberto Contador and the Schlecks and caused a shakeup in the general classification
VN Archives: Eric Salomon, Gerhard Zadrobilek, and Laurent Fignon on final stage of 1989 Giro d’Italia
Photo Vault: start of stage 21 of the 1989 Giro d'Italia.
A second week race report from the 1989 Giro d'Italia looking at how Andy Hampsten challenged Laurent Fignon heading into the final week of the race.
A race report from 1981 that includes Bernard Hinault's victory at Paris-Roubaix.
Andrei Tchmil wins on a Caloi frame produced by Eddy Merckx with a RockShox fork and Vittoria Super Pavé tires.
In 2001 Erik Dekker challenged Lance Armstrong at the Amstel Gold Race and won. We were there to capture the moment.
Eddy Merckx was famous for his dominance, but in 1972 Roger de Vlaeminck, Frans Verbeek and Raymond Poulidor were often on the top of the podium.
Freire has the final word after Zabel prematurely uncorks the San Remo bubbly in 2004.
VeloNews members and Outside+ members enjoy full access to every magazine we produced since 1972.
The last time the Summer Olympics were in Beijing, Fred Dreier was on assignment and found himself a little off the beaten path.
Everything is a matter of perspective – even cycling gear.
A look back at the race tactics of Sven Nys during the 2000 UCI world cyclocross championships.
Do professional riders have a responsibility to be role models and set a good example for young cyclists?
When I was a kid, I'd ride my fixie on snow and ice to get to hockey practice. Those skills came in later when I was riding the cobbles of Paris-Roubaix.
Pensec falls as Chiappucci rises on stage 12 of the 1990 Tour de France.
Mathieu van der Poel's dad, Adri, was one of the favorites. But De Bie had a trick.
The Polish coach led Americans to success, with marginal gains and the then-acceptable practice of 'blood packing'.
The Dutchman went on to finish the Tour de France 16 times, a record at the time he retired. His battle for the Tour title was also a study in perseverance.
The backstory behind Bernard Hinault disappearing from the Tour de France in the middle of the night.
Stage 16 of the 1993 Tour de France finished with the Peyresourde climb — and high drama in the high mountains.
On the 14th stage of the 1992 Tour de France to Alpe d'Huez, the peloton was split over the use of lighter, traditional down-tube shifters versus slightly heavier but more convenient STI levers. American Andy Hampsten used both and won.
The 1994 Tour de France stage 8 race report which started in the town of Poiters, and is the finish town for stage 11 of the 2020 Tour.
Lance wins the 2001 Tour, his third, then retires and forms a rock band. In 2004, Tinker Juarez is the last MTB pro in the world. And in 2007, gas costs $93/gal, and only Bill Gates owns a car. Everyone else rides bikes and pelts his car with poopy diapers.
May 5th, 2000 was a strange day. After Gino Bartali died of heart attack, three famous cyclists in three countries crashed — Lance Armstrong, Roberto Alcaide, and Kent Bostick. John Wilcockson reflects on it all — on the day that also happened to be his birthday.
From frames and tubing to the tires and computers, we detail each piece of gear used by the teams of the 1995 Tour de France.
Stage 1 ends in disaster when Wilfried Nelissen hits a police officer at top speed in finishing sprint.
A poorly timed flat nearly costs Greg LeMond the 1990 Tour de France and his third yellow jersey in this report from our 1990 archive.
In advance of SBT GRVL, a new 140-mile gravel race in Steamboat, we revisit the 2001 Saturn Classic, which also featured Colorado's climbs, gravel roads, and big prize money.
After a dominating season where Marcel Kittel won 16 races including 4 stages of the Tour de France, we awarded the young German cyclist VELO Men's Sprinter of the Year.
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of VeloNews, the editors looked back on the 25 best technological advances in the years since the first issue in 1972.
The four-time Milano-Sanremo winner Zabel looked to have victory in hand at the end of the 2004 classic, but he made a simple mistake in the final few meters.
In Paris-Nice 1995, Jalabert proved to be more than a sprinter, Armstrong won a stage, and Hampsten said the snowy day wasn't too cold.
The famous 7-Eleven team's debut European season got off to a hot start in 1985 when Ron Kiefel stunned the Italian champion at Trofeo Laigueglia.