Watching results filter through from the first two days of the 2020 UCI Track Cycling World Championships in Berlin has been a somewhat frustrating experience. Yes, Australia picked up silver and bronze medals in the team sprints on opening night. But it was the results from two of our blue-ribbon Tokyo medal prospects, the men’s … More OPINION: The short-sightedness of Australia’s Tokyo Track Obsession
PRISM launches centralised racing platform, Buncheur, and it’s free. If there’s anything guaranteed to get up our nose, it’s burglars. If there’s anything guaranteed to get us excited, it’s club racing. So, with this in mind, we were intrigued when we were recently contacted by Prism Hubbardproof Apparel about a new initiative they’ve just launched … More The end of burglars?
It’s just over fortnight since I was fortunate enough to participate in the inaugural staging of the Bowral Classic – a 3,000-rider strong gran fondo in the beautiful Southern Highlands of NSW. While the bulk of the ride (aside from the near zero degree temperatures at the starting line) was rather enjoyable, there was one … More Nasty little bastards
One week until the Rio Olympic Games begin. It’s a funny old time-zone for us back in Australia – at least if you’re working. There’s stuff happening in the early morning then also around lunchtime. Been through the Channel 7 broadcast schedule and highlighted some of the key cycling events. First to go will be the … More Rio Cycling TV Schedule (Oz times)
Great win overnight by BMC’s Greg Van Avermaert, outsprinting the reigning World Champion Peter Sagan for the win in the 2016 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. But even greater than his race is surely his prize… a small child in a bear suit?! If you’d like to see some of the other stranger trophies in world cycling, … More Lions, salamis and small children
And with that the latest Aussie road cycling summer has come to an end. As always there’s been no shortage of highlights and talking points. Top of our list were the epic rides by Jack Bobridge to claim his second National title at Mount Buninyong in early January and Simon Gerrans’ win on (Corkscrew Road) … More Goodbye Summer, Hello Spring
Sky A+ Yellow jersey, solid time gains on all major GC rivals, no major incidents, what a difference a year makes. Looked steely in the team time trial. Looks like they have their 2012/13 mojo back. BMC A+ Two stage wins, a short stint in yellow for Rohan Dennis and their team leader is nestled into … More TdF Week 1 : Report Card
It’s not quite over just yet, but it’s already been a fascinating summer of cycling in Australia. Plenty of great racing. Huge crowds. Painful crashes. And glorious wins. But arguably the most significant competition has been taking place off the roads as several not-so-familiar media names (in cycling circles, anyway) have thrown their hats and money into the ring alongside … More TV cycling wars: Channel 9 versus Channel 7
Back in 2007 Geoff Barrett was just an anonymous education consultant who, like the rest of us, enjoyed cycling in his spare time. But over the past seven years this likeable Western Australian has become one of the most recognisable fans in world cycling, perhaps behind only the ubiquitous and seemingly ageless Diablo himself, Didi Senft. Geoff … More Crikey! Who will he support now?
The cycle of life for a bidon on a hot day is a fascinating thing. It’s no better demonstrated than last Saturday’s Grafton to Inverell Classic, where temperatures up on the Gibraltar range and beyond soared well into the high 30s, accompanied by fierce head and crosswinds. At the post-race awards dinner, the organisers announced they’d handed … More Musical bottles