Words and Images by James Startt
Words and images by James Startt.
For Human Powered Health mechanic Raf Wittenberg, the Tour de France is like any other race.
Discover one of the best-kept secrets in France.
A closer look at a long-storied destination
the inaugural Gravel Tour du Mont Blanc in France promises to capture the imagination of swarms of gravel riders looking for an ultimate experience.
Tour de France retrospective: Bernard Thévenet remembers Luis Ocaña’s epic ride to Orcières-Merlette
Merckx was at the height of his career, and seemed simply unstoppable. But on this day, Ocaña simply destroyed 'The Cannibal.'
The EF Education–EasyPost rider makes sure his team is on the best equipment possible.
While WorldTour riders are busy training and racing, their mechanics are diligently working behind the scenes to ensure everything runs smoothly.
A historic start in Budapest saw Mathieu van der Poel wear the leader's jersey in another grand tour, and Mark Cavendish again won a sprint finish.
A strange sense of déjà vu, from stage 3 the 2021 Tour de France, which also saw the Lotto-Soudal sprinter on the ground.
‘When you are racing bikes you have to be able to lie a little,’ says the rider once known as ‘The Sheriff’.
Throwback Thursday: Where does Liège-Bastogne-Liège rank among the classics?
Sometimes for cycling photographers, the best images come at the very end of the day.
Meet the artist who designed Specialized's Paris-Roubaix Femmes bike
Sun, dust, and hoisted cobbles at the second edition of Paris Roubaix Femmes.
Pro men and women test their legs and their equipment ahead of this year's ‘Hell of the North.’
The cobblestoned roads of northern France are the cruel setting for cycling's most spectacular singular day of racing.
Andrei Tchmil wins on a Caloi frame produced by Eddy Merckx with a RockShox fork and Vittoria Super Pavé tires.
The four-time Paris-Roubaix winner tells us his greatest fear, whom he most admires, his greatest achievement, and his greatest regret.
The legendary film “A Sunday In Hell,” the quintessential documentary on the Paris-Roubaix classic.
Though it's not in the race for 2022, we look back at the climb simply known as the Muur.
Is it street art? Graffiti? Or just another way to express a love of bike racing and for bike racers?
A rescheduling to Sunday, a longer distance and a homage to World War I have helped elevate the status of Gent-Wevelgem on the international calendar.
With its distance, its prestige and hard-to-predict nature, there is no race like it on the international calendar.
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No new race on the international calendar in the past 20 years has had as much immediate impact as Strade Bianche. The Italian classic is now in a class of its own.
Americans Brandon McNulty and Sepp Kuss show strength in February French races.
Peter van Petegem maybe wasn't one of the biggest winners in his era, but he was always a player in the spring classics, winning Omloop a record-tying three times.
All eyes will be on Quintana this season as fans hope 'NairoMan' can return to his climbing best at the Tour de France.
Ineos Grenadiers leverage wind — and massive work from the world champion time trialist — to deliver another Italian to a win.
'Sir Wiggo' made history by becoming the UK's first Tour de France winner, but there were bumps along the road.
'Golden Greg' Van Avermaet won Roubaix and the Olympic medal, but still harbors ambitions as he rides into 2022.
Words/images: James Startt | From issue 102
Words/Images: James Startt
So many big names were born in the same calendar year they became known as the 'Class of 1990,' and would win cycling's biggest races.
After a second bout of the coronavirus, the three-time world champion is excited to train with his new team.
Long before races sprouted up in the Middle East or Australia, the elite of the peloton clicked a new racing season into gear in southern France.
Riders have come and gone, but Eddy Merckx remains the reference point in elite men's racing.
Our European road crew looks back at the highs and lows of the 2021 season.
Few mountains evoke such respect and produce such spectacle as the 'géant de Provence.'
The French star remained a controversial figure throughout his career yet remained popular with French fans despite being at the center of the infamous 'Festina Affaire.'
Jan Ullrich is one of the most celebrated riders of his era as well as a reminder of how the EPO Generation brought professional cycling to its knees.
The Belgian has come as close as anyone in the modern era to completing the monument sweep, and will have one last shot at Milano-Sanremo in his final season as a pro.
Trek will match all customer donations of up to $500,000 in hopes of raising $1 million for this non-profit group by the end of the year.
The pride of East Germany rose to the top of the international peloton to wear the yellow jersey at the Tour de France.
The big Swiss time machine won just about everything, and his long-running rivalry with Tom Boonen ushered in a new generation of fans into the cobblestone classics.
The Norwegian star squeezed the most out of his motor, winning the world title, two green jerseys, and more than 60 victories during a 15-year career.
Thomas Voeckler and his two famous spells in the yellow jersey during his long career converted him into a national hero to beleaguered French fans.