The Outer Line: McLaren races to the rescue?

Just as Sky was announcing its departure from the sport a few weeks ago, motorsport giant McLaren signaled that it was on its way in, saying it would join up with the Bahrain-Merida pro cycling team as a sponsor and reported 50-50 partner in the team’s ownership structure. Such a well-known international brand coming into the sport was quickly hailed as a game-changer for the team, and even for cycling as a whole.

Aluminium road bikes: six of the best for 2019

Aluminium is often looked at as the cheap option when buying a bike. It lacks the nostalgia factor of steel and can't match the performance of good carbon. But it still has its place in the market and it is well worth consideringAluminium is often looked at as the cheap option when buying a bike, not as nostalgic as steel or a performance lead as carbon. But it has its place in the market and it is well worth considering

As player & person, there’s more to Alex de Minaur than meets the eye

Once upon a time, Australian tennis players went by what they weren’t. Rod Laver earned the nickname “Rocket” from his coach, Harry Hopman, not because he was fast, but because he was so unathletic as a kid (he obviously grew into the moniker). Ken Rosewall, the most unimposing of players, was forever known as “Muscles.” Now, after a hiatus, Alex De Minaur looks set to continue that ironic Aussie tradition.