Rest in peace Shamus Liptrot and Wouter Weylandt. Our thoughts are with their families and friends at this sad time.
In Australia temperatures have been cooling down but the racing action has been hotting up both here and overseas.
The first of the year's Grand Tours, the Giro d'Italia, is underway with seven Australians racing in the 94th edition that will cover 3,496 kilometres. Across the Atlantic a host of Australian riders, including Cadel Evans, will be in action at the Tour of California from 15 to 22 May.
The Jayco-AIS women's road team is full of confidence ahead of this week's Tour of Chongming Island in China after Amanda Spratt led a clean sweep for the team in Belgium in the final race of their Spring Classics' season. Over in Italy the men's team celebrated a win by Pat Lane in the toughest stage of the Giro del Friuli Venezia Giulia.
Our para-cyclists also enjoyed success last week in the 2011 UCI Para-cycling Road World Cup in Sydney. The Australian team finished fourth on the medal table with a total of five gold, six silver and five bronze medals from the 37 medal events contested. Sue Powell led the way striking double gold with victories in both the C4 road race and time trial.
In BMX, South Australia's Sam Willoughby and Canberra's Caroline Buchanan produced world class performances to be crowned National Elite Champions at the BMX Australia National Championships in Cairns, Queensland.
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Don't miss out on your chance to line up in Amy's Gran Fondo being staged in September. Places are limited so register early. The event will be raced on a closed circuit that includes the spectacular Great Ocean Road, Surf Coast and Colac Otway region. There's fun and activities for all the family as well so register now for a sensational weekend.
We hope you have a safe and enjoyable month both on and off the bike!
Evans and Goss in world's top four riders
Cadel Evans (BMC Racing Team) has moved to third and Tasmanian Matthew Goss (HTC HighRoad) is fourth in the latest WorldTour Rankings released after the Tour de Romandie ...........more>
Tweet & Win - Live site at Bike & Lifestyle Show!
SBS have teamed up to deliver a first-of-its-kind Tour de France live site on Friday night 22 July at the Bike & Lifestyle Show. Win front row seats for you and four mates, simply fire off a tweet with @bikelifestyle in the body and you're in the running. As well, the tweeter that promotes the event the most before midnight 30 May will land five passes to the show. Get tweeting!.........more>
Jump to the front of the 2012 Track Worlds ticket queue
This is your chance to secure the best tickets to the UCI Track Cycling World Championships to be held in Melbourne in April 2012. Tickets will go on sale later this year with an exclusive pre-purchase opportunity for registered 'cycling family' members before tickets are released to the general public..........more>
2011 Cycling Australia U19 Road National Championships
The 2011 Cycling Australia U19 Road National Championships will be held in Murwillumbah, SE Queensland / Northern NSW from 9 to 13 June. The event also acts as the final round of the Junior National Road Series. Entries close Monday 23 May..........more>
2011 Amy's Gran Fondo
Cycling Australia and the Amy Gillett Foundation are pleased to announce they will partner to deliver cyclists an exciting new event on the 2011 calendar, Amy's Gran Fondo. To be held on Sunday 18 September the mass participation road cycling event offers the chance to ride on a fully closed 120km circuit that features part of the iconic Great Ocean Road..........more>
Australian Masters Games fast approaching
The 13th Australian Masters Games will be held in Adelaide from 7 to 16 October 2011. There's a lot on offer for cyclists so get the team together, get to the website and get in the Games!...........more>
26th World Summer Universiade
Cycling Australia has reached an agreement with Australian University Sport to facilitate a cycling team to represent Australia at these international university games. Nominations are open to university student cyclists in all disciplines who are members of either CA, BMXA or MTBA. You must be Australian and aged between 17 and 28 ..........more>