Everyone else has an opinion on the Chris Froome salbutamol situation. Here’s ours… (1) IT ISN’T EVEN CLOSE Okay, we get it. Mistakes happen. But for any rider to register TWICE the legally accepted amount of a WADA-monitored substance in their body is rather a lot. At best it’s sloppy and unprofessional. At worst it’s … More FROOME vs SALBUTAMOL: 6 OBSERVATIONS
First it was beer on Alpe d’Huez. Now he’s playing fancy dress on the Angliru. Oh, and don’t forget the home-made shoes. Quite an ensemble, Mr Hansen. Even if you weren’t a Queenslander we’d still like you.
This was posted to Facebook yesterday, as it became clear Chris Horner had the measure of Vincenzo Nibali and, as such, was well on his way to a truly remarkable Vuelta title; not one for the ages, but the aged. “Pee clean Chris, pee clean.” Tim Morrisey, Facebook.
Two weeks after becoming he oldest person to ever win a Grand Tour stage, Chris Horner now sits on the cusp of winning the whole darn thing. Should the bald 41-year old American win the Vuelta in Madrid, the questions that have already starting clogging up Google searches will no doubt increase exponentially. On one … More How about Horner?
Terrible weather in the Vuelta last night, and a surprise winner with a remarkable cornering technique on the wet descents…he nearly lost it at one stage. http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/video/47169603837/Daniele-Ratto-goes-downhill
“Italian regains GC lead despite fighting wasp sting” Now there’s a headline you don’t see every day. But it happened yesterday at the Vuelta a Espana as Vincenzo Nibali reclaimed the GC lead, despite battling with the effects of a wasp sting sustained on a training ride the day before the race’s lone individual time … More Spanish Wasp vs Italian waif
Relief, at last. Just when it appeared he’d run out of chances, and ideas, Philippe Gilbert has finally managed to win his first race in the World Champion’s rainbow jersey… less than a month before he has to give it back in Tuscany (unless, of course he goes back to back). It was some finish … More Finally he got there
“The finish circuit today was unreal. Sketchy and dangerous. We are bike riders not circus acts.” @SamBewley, Orica-GreenEDGE. After Stage 7 of the Vuelta.
Oh, Tony. So agonisingly close to surely one of the most outstanding Grand Tour stage wins of all time. On stage 6 of the Vuelta from Guijuelo to Cáceres, a 175km stage with an average speed of 44.8km/h, the German time trial world champion spent a remarkable 174.98km in the lead. The commentators were delivering … More 175km Time Trial
Great stuff from Orica-GreenEDGE and Michael Matthews, who claimed his first first ever Grand Tour stage win overnight. Bling, indeed. Just having watched the finishing kms on Eurosport I couldn’t help but notice something else too. The British commentator was pretty much close to exploding with excitement at the finish; you’d have thought perhaps this … More Bling and Sean