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
At some stage pretty much every season, usually involving Paul Sherwen, you’ll hear the term ‘Rainbow Curse’ uttered. It supposedly relates to the unconscionable burden that weighs down all UCI World Champions in the year immediately following their glorious triumph, railroading their season. Well, it’s complete bollocks. As we all know the irrepressible Peter Sagan is … More The myth of the Rainbow Curse
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
Each year a small but select group of elite track cyclists park their solo ambitions to achieve something very special alongside someone who, quite literally, couldn’t do it without them. Earlier this year I was fortunate enough to speak with one of the rising stars of Aussie track cycling, South Australia’s Steph Morton, to explore the inspirational … More Pilot’s Licence
This coming Sunday marks the start of the 2014 UCI World Road Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. To get you in the mood here are seven relatively useless pieces of World Championships trivia. 1) The first ever road world championships were held in 1920 in Copenhagen where racing was strictly for amateurs only. 2) In 1927 the … More What in the worlds?
Cycling event posters must be a dream brief for a graphic designer. Always so cool. This one’s for the upcoming 2014 CX World’s in Holland next February.
Columbia’s Rigoberto Uran had a rather spectacular crash whilst right in the thick of things in the World Championship road race. This is what his kit looked like after him and his bike stopped cartwheeling down the roadside.
This is fantastic, shows just show diabolical the weather was on Sunday.
It’s not about the bike. But…um…it does help if you have one to ride as Mr Kolobnev and pals have discovered in Tuscany. Hopefully the Russian team will be okay on their newly-built replacement steeds. Thieves are so inconsiderate… http://cyclingnews.com/news/thieves-steal-russian-bikes-at-the-world-championships