Wow, then. How good was that? The 2019 Tour de France will be remembered as one of the more remarkable Grand Tours, top shelf fare, certainly by recent TdF standards which have paled in comparison to the Giro and Vuelta. But not this time. As always there were the race’s official winners, as well as … More 2019 TdF Final Team Ratings
2019 is fast becoming the ‘year of hoops’ for this cycling scribe. The way the planets have aligned, it’s seen me reviewing a lot of wheels lately, over 12 different wheelsets at last count. Which, on top of greatly improving my ability to change tyres, brake pads and disc rotors, has got me thinking. I … More Why wheels are like…beer
I’m not going to lie. One of the great pleasures of being a cycling journalist is getting paid to ride other people’s bikes. Sure, there’s always a bit of mild anxiety about the ramifications of crashing them (something I’ve unfortunately done twice), but generally speaking it’s a pretty awesome privilege and one you never take … More Other people’s bikes & guide dogs
Having just wrapped up two highly enjoyable weeks of riding in and around Brisbane for the festive season, it would be remiss not to provide some observations. Here are my thoughts on riding in the River City – in summer. 1) Earlier the better Yes, it’s humid pretty much all the time. But once the sun hits … More 5 things I’ve learned about riding in Brisbane
Part 5: If headaches persist… Man, I’m still taking a lot of painkillers, both for headaches and the shoulder itself. My GP suggested maybe I should take even more last week too, and stronger ones, to get more mobile. Not too keen though, as they really mess me around. Ice continues to be my best … More The long road back: Part 5
Second rest day is done. It’s time for the Alps and the final push for Paris. Here’s how we see things as of right now. Agree? Disagree? Sky A++ Yellow jersey by a comfortable margin, putting all the heat on their rivals. Forget marginal gains. Only a major catastrophe in the Alps will stop Froome from … More TdF Week 2 : Report Card
Not sure about you. But from this rider’s experience, structured high-intensity turbo training can work a treat, especially when used in a block as preparation for a burst of hard racing. Just a shame it’s so damn boring, right? Until a week ago I only really considered using the trainer when the weather was diabolical … More USER REVIEW : ZWIFT
“People often marvel that cyclists continue to race with horrific injuries, and think that cyclists are tough. It isn’t that cyclists are particularly robust guys; it’s just that they don’t have a choice.” Charlie Wegelius, ex-pro and WorldTour DS calls it how he sees it in his biography, Domestique. A great read.
Every day another brand of cycling kit seems to come along. It’s not so surprising I guess when you consider how much our sport continues to grow. A bit like buying a new car, the explosion of choice in the past five years or so mean there’s something out there for virtually any type of cyclist, from … More Could this be the best cycling kit you’ve never heard of?