Australians have always loved Italian. Starting on Saturday night we’ll once again be able to gorge ourselves on the stuff for three tantalising weeks, with SBS showing and streaming every Giro stage live. So for no other reason than we’re excited, here are some fearless predictions of what we might be able to expect… Antipasto – … More Pink bits
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 century or so ago when life was simpler, so too were cycling shoes. Long before marketing departments ruled the world, a rider’s feet were far more humbly shod than they are today. Typically boasting leather and laces with perhaps timber insoles and even toeclips, most looked pretty similar and by all reports performed pretty similarly too. … More My, what a lovely pair
You may have seen this story a couple of weeks ago on Cycling Central. A study showed that pro cyclists who have ridden at least one Tour will live, on average, 6 years longer than the general population. Given he’s just completed his seventh Grand Tour in a row, does this mean Adam Hansen could … More Tour riders live longer
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.
Adam Hansen, the man who makes his own cycling shoes and chugs beer whilst riding up HC cols, will ride all three Grand Tours in 2013. Just as he did in 2012. Making it an incredible seven GT’s in a row dating back to the Vuelta of 2011. Or to put it another way, around … More Raise your glass to the shoemaker
You can take the boy out of Queensland, but….!! (This is a real photo taken during last night’s Stage 18 to Alp d’Huez)
Here’s a Hansen we can all be proud of. Good on you, Adam. The Aussie domestique extraordinnaire gets his day at the Giro last night.