I love cycling for the "cast of thousands" aspect, and the huge variety - I love the Classics, the climbing stages, 'Cross, track and any kind of escape artists. Above all I'm a fangirl of the women's racing, for their tactics of "If in doubt, ATTTAAAAAACK!!!"
It's time for one of Europe's noblest cultural traditions, so of course we need a live thread! What could possibly go wrong?
The French stage race cancelled the day before it's due to start - or maybe not, no one knows, including the organisers...
Interview with the Hitec rider on her start in cycling, combining work and family with racing, and how she's enjoying the challenges
Racing videos from Elsy Jacobs, Gracia-Orlová, Mersey Valley and the World Cups, with a selection of miscellany
12 minutes each, in English, of the Ronde van Drenthe and the Trofeo Alfredo Binda
Welcome to the David Harmon-narrated video from rounds 3 & 4 of the Road World Cup - 12 mins on each race, in English. If you missed the clip of the first two rounds - Ronde van Drenthe and Trofeo Binda, it's here
One of the nicest races to attend (and, apparently, to race) of the year - three stages in fairytale landscape of woodland, castles, rivers and hills in Luxembourg, in honour of the 1st ever female Road World Champion. Follow the race in the comments
Talking about coming second in the 2012 Road World Championships, racing the Flèche Wallonne as a domestique and triumphing over adversity
Interviews with Elisa Longo Borghini of Hitec Products UCK and Ashleigh Moolman of Lotto Belisol, just after they came second and third at the Flèche Wallonne World Cup.
Read about what's it like seeing one of the biggest races on the women's calendar from a team car, with a gallery of photos
It's a crazy weekend of racing, with Junior and Elite racing in Europe, road and MTB in the USA, and the big question - how WILL Marianne Vos shape up in MTB against the best in the world?
"Backstage" at the 2013 Flèche Wallonne Femmes with team Hitec Products UCK
Romance is just like bike racing - so let omne and Heather Nielson help you with the best tactics to help you win the Grandest Tour of life....
I've really enjoyed these slideshows - photos from the Specialized-lululemon winter team camp with commentary by the photographer, Emily Maye, talking about her process. You can see part 1 and part 2 of the slideshow too - and find out more about Emily and her cycling photography on her website
Find out more about the first European stage race of the season - with links to watching and following the action, conversation and race updates in the comments - & links to two EWT competitions
When Marijn was last interviewed on the Café 2 years ago, she had just started her pro career. We caught up with her to talk about how her cycling & life have changed, with Frozen Eyeballs, new teams & adventures - & how she's written all about it
It's been one of the few major races Vos hasn't won in her time - watch the videos and find out more about how she did it
Everyone loves the Ronde van Vlaanderen - and this year it's the 10th edition of the women's race. It's hard as hell, so who better to ask about it than Trixi Worrack, known for her love of cobbles, attacking, and all things tough?
Everyone knows it's not how fast you ride, but how good you look while riding!
Following the young Italian's first Road World Cup win, she answers some questions from the Café - with videos from Trofeo Binda, Gebt-Wevelgem and more!
At just 21, Elisa Longo Borghini has already had a cycling career others would envy. She tells us about her local race, the Trofeo Binda World Cup, coming third in Worlds, why she loves racing for Hitec, and much more!
The Matrix Fitness Racing Academy team launch - merino wool, London Zoo, Belgian beer and good times with a British women's cycling team
It's another Emma Pooley interview, so it's full of goodness. Find out more, and more news from the world of women's cycling - unfortunately, most of it bad....
You probably all know my fondness for British team Matrix Fitness Racing Academy, so you can bet your life I'll be at their team launch this Friday. It's going to be a casual thing - a joint...
On a horrible day in the Netherlands, Marianne Vos swapped her rainbow jersey for the Road World Cup leader's jersey. Find out more, with video and links