In the final part of this series, we focus on the need for top GC riders.
Also: The difficulties inherent in neutralizing races.
Part five of a deep dive into what it will take to grow the popularity of cycling in the U.S.
Former pro cyclists weigh in for part four of this series.
Tour de France explainer: Clever strategy or just gambling? The art of breakaway ‘management,’ and more
Another analysis of the Tour by The Outer Line.
A look at cycling's challenges, both in the US and beyond.
A look at cycling's challenges, both in the US and beyond.
What will it take to elevate the American Tour viewership above that of an afternoon baseball game?
TeamTrak will offer the sports fan high-speed cycling, fast action and instant scoring in a format that is easy to follow and understand.
Race organizers are hopeful that Trek-Segafredo, Team BikeExchange, and other WorldTour teams will join Rally Cycling at the start.
Newly appointed USA Cycling chairman Brendan Quirk discusses the challenges and opportunities facing USA Cycling and how to grow cycling in the United States.
The Riders Union is stepping up its campaign to more actively represent the interests of the professional peloton, challenging the legal standing of the CPA and its claim that it automatically represents all the athletes. The UCI will have some decisions to make.
The Outer Line digs into the question: Is money the primary key to competitive success in cycling? If so, should we be trying to ensure a more level playing field?
Athletes from many different sports have taken a stand this past year to protest the state of racial equality and justice in this country. Dave Zirin’s new book chronicles the origins and range of these protests – at the high-school, college, and professional level. Pro cycling and most elite endurance sports are largely out of the loop.
USA Cycling has announced a new initiative – the “Let’s Ride” campaign to get more kids — from all walks of life — onto bikes.
The Outer Line chats with retired pro cyclist Christian Vande Velde.
The Outer Line chats with retired pro cyclist Tom Danielson
The Riders Union, which initiated a breakaway athlete union effort a few months ago, is ready to formally kickoff.
Phil Liggett talks about covering the Tour de France, and offers insightful stories about Eddy Merckx, Lance Armstrong, and other cycling icons.
Some lessons learned from NASCAR's business model can be applied to professional cycling.
An interview with retired pro cyclist, activist, and author of ‘STAND: A memoir on activism. A manual for progress. What really happens when we stand on the front lines of change.’
In an exclusive interview with The Outer Line, the former president of WADA talks about his time in the world of international sport and anti-doping – saying Lance Armstrong got what he deserved, and confirming that the 2021 Tokyo Olympics will go on as currently planned.
NASCAR and pro cycling generally play out at opposite ends of the sporting and cultural spectrum. But there are also some striking parallels between the two sports – particularly in terms of team structure and reliance upon external sponsors.
The best-recognized commentator in pro cycling talks about how he got his start when he was hired to be the driver for British announcer David Saunders.
Almost all American sports have seen a significant decline in TV viewership during this pandemic-abbreviated season. However, the American audience for the Tour de France was the highest it’s been in ten years.
A stronger riders union could bring substantial progress on the major challenges the riders face today – more stable employment, safer racing conditions, and a more secure post-retirement future.
For the first time since retirement, Kevin Livingston is speaking up about his time in cycling, riding for both Lance Armstrong and Jan Ullrich.
Most cyclists have heard of PeopleForBikes, but what does it actually do, and where will its energetic new CEO Jenn Dice steer the organization in the future?
Cycling needs to supplement its traditional TV coverage with concise highlight content and more compelling race narratives.
Does the COVID-19 era offer a doper’s dream or an avenue for the enhancement of anti-doping techniques?
Although the initial “alt-cal” received a lot of media attention, in reality, it was a fairly minor part of the overall Team EF Pro Cycling program.
The Maryland Cycling Classic has canceled its 2020 edition. The race will now make its debut in 2021 with UnitedHealthcare as its title sponsor.
At a time when key stakeholders desperately want to see cycling restart, the chances of disrupting or overhauling the legacy constraints of the sport – and enriching its future – may well be greater right now than ever before.
Either people are paying you to consume your content or you are effectively paying them to consume your content.
There are some signals which might suggest that you should take a more serious look at your health, rather than simply “soldiering on” in silence.
The Outer Line: Dave Brailsford on the coronavirus shutdown, the Tour de France, and pro cycling’s return
In a wide-ranging interview, Sir David Brailsford discusses pro cycling's return from the COVID-19 shutdown, whether cycling needs a better business model, and the Tour de France's power over the sport.
We talked in detail with General Manager Kjell Carlstrom, a former racer for teams Sky and Liquigas, and a team director at IAM Cycling before joining ISN.
The Outer Line argues that the UCI's proposed 2020 calendar is simply too risky to be realistic.
There are a number of perplexing questions around how the remainder of the 2020 racing calendar could potentially play out – which races will still be held, how competing races will be scheduled.
The Outer Line reached out to several event organizers to answer to this question, and provide some perspective on the situation.
For years, observers have insisted that cycling could make far more effective use of television and video formats to get behind the scenes.
The Outer Line checked in with members of the pro cycling community in northern Italy, to get a sense of the situation on the ground there.
The Outer Line examines the growing impact of COVID-19 on the pro cycling season and what team managers can do.
Rally Cycling recently came up with a creative way to stretch its sponsorship dollars at last month's Tour Colombia 2.1.
The Outer Line sits down with legendary American rider Davis Phinney to relive his career, the career of his son, Taylor, and to discuss the current state of the sport.
Three years after the 2017 UCI Road World Championships in Bergen, Norway, the race's problematic financials shed light on how not to organize a major international sporting event.
The Outer Line interviews Polly Dawkins, executive director of The Davis Phinney Foundation to learn more about the non-profit.
In a wide ranging interview, Team TWENTY20 owner Nicola Cranmer discusses the loss of longtime sponsor Sho-Air group, the importance of virtual racing, and why she's hired Kristin Armstrong to help lead her squad.
Female cyclists are at a lower risk of suffering Sudden Cardiac Death than male athletes, but women should still learn about ways to screen for heart problems before engaging in endurance sports.
Former Giro d'Italia boss Michele Acquarone pens a lengthy opinion column on how pro cycling should address its many problems.
The former Giro d'Italia chief told VeloNews that he is relieved to be exonerated of fraud charges. "I’m just glad to have my dignity and reputation returned."
The Outer Line was at the finish line of the Race Across America this year, and gained an inside look at the punishing 3,000-mile event.
Nearly a decade after the demise of Team Rabobank, Dutch squad Jumbo-Visma has become one of the strongest in the WorldTour under the leadership of its owner, Richard Plugge.
The women's-only Colorado Classic faces many of the same challenges that plagued previous editions of the men's race. Can it turn the corner?
Cycling’s dependence upon financial sponsorship could leave it more susceptible to sports-washing
In chapter 9 of the Rapha Roadmap, the authors explore ways to create an emotional connection between fans, participants, and pro racing
In this chapter of the Rapha Roadmap, we examine whether different structures could create new revenue models for pro cycling
Pro cycling needs to break free from its sponsorship-revenue model, and develop new ways to bring money into the sport
Pro cycling needs to do more than just develop and produce more compelling television broadcast coverage. It also needs to explore and embrace new approaches and technologies.
Cycling can build its fan base by telling compelling stories about the personalities in the races and by harnessing modern broadcast technology to enrich the viewer experience.
Reimagining cycling's points structure and the way that grand tour overall results are decided could encourage fans to follow cycling all season long.
With WorldTour teams dependent on short-term sponsorships, there's a lack of continuity. Regionally based teams or a franchise-based model could help fix that.
The current pro cycling calendar is a patchwork of events lacking a clear season-long narrative. A major shakeup could make it more accessible for fans.
Northwest Arkansas is vying to be considered alongside places like Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas as a hotbed for active people, namely cyclists.
There are a few simple ways that cyclists can check their heart health before diving into a season of long rides and hard races.
Corporate acquisitions spell the end of Team Sky's salad days. The world's dominant cycling team may be forced to trim its budget in coming years.
Cycling's tactical nuances lend themselves to confusion over what is corrupt and what is harmless sportsmanship.
What should you and your cardiologist watch for as you age to maintain your health and competitive edge?
Rally Pro Cycling's team manager Jonas Carney reflects on the challenges his team faces and his years as a pro rider in the 1990s.
Behind the scenes, Carney has helped Rally Cycling grow into one of America's most successful and highly regarded teams.
Michael Aisner, the man behind the Coors Classic, details six ways that pro cycling can build mainstream fan interest.