As I write this Pat ‘Paddy’ Bevin has just won back-to-back events in the 2014 Subaru National Road Series, claiming superb victories in the National Capital Tour and, two weeks later, the prestigious Tour of Tasmania. A fine rider surely destined for bigger things, Bevin, 23, now sits fifth in the overall NRS rider standings … More All black? Why are the kiwis kicking our Aussie butts in the NRS?
The fourth instalment of the USA Pro Challenge is currently taking place in Colorado. Whilst the scenery is undeniably magnificent one thing that’s been hard not to notice is the diabolically sketchy TV reception the coverage periodically suffers from given the trinity of challenges posed by demanding terrain, epic altitude and constantly-changing alpine weather. The final kilometres of … More Terrible reception for world’s best cyclists
We all have our demons on the bike. For some it’s the wet. Others despise the wind. The cold cuts straight through some riders. Whilst high speed cornering gives many amongst us the absolute heebie jeebies. For FDJ’s Thibaut Pinot, however, the demon was descending. As we’ve seen time and again since the Frenchman burst … More Facing our demons
http://bicyclingaustralia.com.au/2014/07/roadside-assistance Please excuse the self promotion here. But this is a link to an important article that appears in the current issue of Bicycling Australia magazine. It explores some of the key issues that are currently shaping the very future of road racing in Australia, and many other countries for that matter. It features exclusive interviews with numerous key road … More Roadside Assistance
The post, below, is not about Alberto’s bike…merely inspired by the extraordinary sequence of events it triggered. In the past 36 hours, many have been openly wondering why the whole Contador ‘broken bike’ saga took off so explosively during Monday’s Stage 10 and, stoked by evermore articles and photos on social media, still won’t go away. … More The truth is out there, isn’t it?
STORY UPDATE: This whole selfie thing, actively encouraged by some TDF teams including Tinkoff-Saxo, is really starting to blow up now. Not surprisingly fans are getting in the act as well trying to emulate their heroes and as Geraint Thomas suggested to The Guardian overnight it’s making things more than a bit dangerous out there. … More Riders have only their selfies to blame
AN OPEN LETTER TO MR BRIAN COOKSON OBE, UCI PRESIDENT Dear Mr Cookson, As you know, the 101st edition of the greatest event in our sport starts today in Yorkshire. It signals three spectacular weeks of drama and nail-biting excitement which the entire world will be watching, except perhaps for 198 million Brazillians who will be … More Please Brian, save out sport
Nowadays motorists just try to run us off the road. But as regular Carbon Addict, Donald, recently brought to our attention it appears in the latter 19th Century the community resorted to a far more intellectually abusive way of keeping cyclists off the roads, specifically female ones. According to the oracle of all online wisdom, Wikipedia: “Bicycle … More In yer (bicycle) face
Sure, it may not hurt. But it’s still one of the worst feelings in the world. That first moment when you feel that first tickle in the back of your throat; the pathetically faint yet undeniable tickle that tells you to batten down the hatches and grab the orange juice and echinacea (I’m hoping it … More Is your throat above or below your neck?
Mick Rogers added a glittering notch to his palmares on Monte Zoncolan in Stage 20. But not everyone was happy and is has nothing to do with tainted meat. Oh no. With just over 2km to go Rogers and Bardiani-CSF rider Francesco Bongiorno were locked in a ding dong battle at 15%+. Bongiorno was on the Aussie’s … More Bongiorno gets f$#@ed by fan on global TV