“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?
There’s funny. Then there’s cycling team photos. Of course things are a little different nowadays.
“With each crash we slowly lose the fearlessness of a child. Caution, which blossoms with maturity, has lengthened my career but also may have cost me victories.” “Whatever our daily suffering, every rider in the race holds on to a shred of hope and belief. Maybe tomorrow will be our lucky day, where everything will … More Classic Cycling Quotes #107 & #108
It’s hard to be original these days, but Jaguar have come up with a great bit of marketing to leverage their sponsorship with Team Sky. Very nice guys. Chapeau.
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
Just reading through the Official Tour de France 2014 Guide (as always a superb production from the guys at RIDE) and thought it might be interesting to distill some of the team/race data to present some truly useless bits of trivia surrounding the 2014 race. Heaviest squad? Lotto-Belisol, average rider weight 71.9kg Tallest squad? … More Tour de Stats
I first stumbled upon the enigmatic game that is bike polo on Vimeo about 18 months ago. It seemed fascinating at the time, a strange mix of both skill and brutality, but despite being invited to come down to a local game to check it out I promptly forgot all about it. Until this morning, … More No horses…lots of action
Now here’s something to open a can of carbon worms. Whereas his new UCI WoldTour team Lampre-Merida is sponsored by Sidi, when it comes to shoes it seems reigning World Road Champion Rui Costa prefers wearing Bont. To solve the impasse his team has him rather ingeniously – or despicably depending on who you ask – … More If the sponsor’s shoe fits…?
A few people are questioning how well GC veterans Cadel Evans and Sammy Sanchez will get along in 2014, now the Spaniard has been snapped up by BMC? I’d have thought just fine thanks, given the soon-to-be 36-year-old Sanchez is probably just thankful to have a WorldTour team at all given he was still unemployed … More Take a number, Senor Sanchez