More than any Men’s road race in recent Worlds memory, 2018 shapes as a wonderful lottery. Not dissimilar to finding the winner of the Melbourne Cup, you can make a solid enough argument for 30+ riders. So what will happen on Sunday night? We have no idea. But here’s what our crystal ball is suggesting … More Welcome to Höll: 2018 World Champs Preview
1. Richie Porte was in a class of his own when the road tilted upward. We never saw him at the Nationals this year and his revised summer program seems to have worked a treat. It’s only early days, but there’s a noticeably different swagger about the Tasmanian at the moment, and the signs are … More 6 observations from the TDU
So then. It’s now 5 weeks until the 2016 UCI World Road Championships in Doha on October 16. As has been well documented, the 257km course is pretty much flat, although often prone to pesky cross winds. Clearly it’s one for the sprinters for the first time in several years. But will team politics yet … More 2016 World Chumpionships
Not sure what it’s like where you live. But here in NSW there’s been plenty of chat and, yes, aggravation in 2015 with regards to the wearing of registered club kit in bike races. Over the past few years there’s been a noticeable rise in the number of ‘sponsored teams’, whereby club members race in … More Return of the sponsored team kit saga…
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
Stage 6 of the 2015 Tour Down Under only finished at 3:30pm local time in Adelaide. But by 5pm it’s fair to say 85% of the team bikes were cleaned, broken down and packed, ready for transporting at the official team village opposite the Adelaide Hilton. By 8pm most will be at the airport, if … More The World Tour circus moves on…and quickly
The Elite Men’s National Championship Road Race has become something of a numbers game in recent years. And it may well happen again. But you get the feeling things won’t be quite so easy for the OGE juggernaut to dictate things in 2015. Yes, Orica-GreenEDGE has impressive numbers and a stable of globally-accomplished riders. But, just like … More WANTED: green and gold bands
A new season typically means new sponsors, and 2015 has plenty of them. In case you’ve been wondering who’s financing the world’s top cycling teams in 2015, here’s a quick summary. Teams with new naming sponsors in 2015: Garmin Cannondale – Okay, they’re not exactly new naming sponsors, rather two existing ones from different 2014 … More Who’s who in the WorldTour zoo?
“Fundamentally my job is to display the sponsor’s logo as predominantly as possible, preferrably crossing the line with my hands in the air.” Mark Cavendish.
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?