The renowned cycling commentator, whose voice alongside Phil Liggett provided the soundtrack to the Tour de France for all Australian cycling fans, dies at his home in Uganda.
Unwritten rules have been a part of sport for over a century, but is it time to discard them in the modern era, asks Simon Smale?
Seeing kangaroos on and around Canberra roads is nothing new, but cyclists are particularly exposed this year, thanks to increasingly dry weather.
Richie Porte's terrible year has got worse, with the Australian star ruled out of cycling's road world championships through illness.
British rider Simon Yates cruises home into Madrid to win the Vuelta a Espana, giving Australian team Mitchelton-Scott its first ever Grand Tour victory.
Central west NSW is stepping it up in the global mountain biking tourism boom with a proposal for a trail in Orange, but it could endanger its natural beauty through a lack of conservation research.
The final stage of next year's Tour Down Under is likely to come down to the wire, with the finish line moved from its usual city location to the Willunga Hill stage in 2019.
Angst over players' post-match smiles. Brawls in the stands. Attacks on Tour riders. Crises around every corner — we need to step back from the belief that sport is a grim and joyless pursuit, writes Richard Hinds.