Our photographers pick their season-defining images from 2016. Photos by Andy Jones, Graham Watson, Yuzuru Sunada, Chris Catchpole and Daniel Gould
British national champion Nikki Brammeier returned to action cyclocross in mid-December, taking fourth place in Overijse just five weeks after accident.
There may not have been any snow at the Santa Cyclocross World Championships, but there was a surprise result as an elf took victory ahead of his master.
From the start of 2017, the men's WorldTour will use the same points system as the World Ranking
Wout Poels has made himself an indispensable member of Team Sky over the last few years, but looks unlikely to be given Grand Tour leadership in 2017.
The former Lampre-Merida team has been giving a WorldTour licence for 2017, and will change its name to UAE Abu Dhabi after being saved at eleventh hour.
If its name wasn't enough to strike fear into the hearts of riders, the stats of the Mountain of Death certainly will, with the "easy side" being 62km long.
British track sprinter Victoria Williamson relieved to be making full time return to the track after fracturing her neck and vertebrae and dislocating her pelvis in a crash in January
Former marathon runner wins pro-cycling contract thanks to her rides on turbo training game Zwift
The Vuelta a Costa Rica has again hit the headlines for all the wrong reason, with two local riders having a scrap over who caused a high-speed crash.
Giro del Trentino director Maurizio Evangelista says the uncertainties of the UCI's new WorldTour system put him off applying
Monte Terminillo makes its return to Tirreno-Adriatico in 2017, the mid-March stage race that also had to cancel a stage in 2016 due to heavy snowfall.
Simon Gerrans says that Orica-Scott team-mate Esteban Chaves will get the better of Chris Froome during the 2017 season opening races in Australia
Last-minute deal should see the finalisation of the WorldTour's 18th team
The most successful team in women's cycling in 2016, Boels-Dolmans have unveiled their new jersey for 2017, with Santini replacing Bioracer as kit supplier.
The Tirreno-Adriatico route for 2017 features three uphill finishes that should make next year's race one of the hardest editions in a number of years.
The Olympics don't get as much recognition from cycling as they ought to according to Greg Van Avermaet, who wouldn't trade his Rio gold for a Flanders win.
Former Great Britain track sprinter Jess Varnish has called on British Cycling to release all the evidence used in its investigation into Shane Sutton.
After a busy 2016 season that saw him contest the omnium on the track at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, Mark Cavendish says the Tour is his aim in 2017
UCI president Brian Cookson has called for David Brailsford to fully disclose the contents of the suspicious package that Sky received at the 2011 Dauphiné.
British Cycling has announced a change to the Junior Road Race Championships in 2017, with both races alongside each other, with equal prize money.
In an effort to assuage the German public's fears about doping in cycling, Peter Sagan has talked about how professional riders deal with anti-doping rules.
Many of the biggest team’s in cycling look set to battle it out for the signature of Kristoffer Halvorsen over the next few months, with the Norwegian rider not short…
With Etixx gone as co-title sponsor, it's all about Quick-Step Floors in 2017 for the successful Belgian WorldTour team
Former Tour yellow jersey Jan Bakelants is the latest rider to speak out against the UCI's WorldTour reforms, saying he cannot understand the decisions.