Been crunching some numbers to compare the respective track programs of Australia and Great Britain since the 2012 London Olympics Games. The results quite glaringly show what we already know. One nation is outstandingly adept at peaking its athletes for the biggest show on the planet every four years. The other is Australia. … More The lopsided Ashes of Olympic track cycling
One week until the Rio Olympic Games begin. It’s a funny old time-zone for us back in Australia – at least if you’re working. There’s stuff happening in the early morning then also around lunchtime. Been through the Channel 7 broadcast schedule and highlighted some of the key cycling events. First to go will be the … More Rio Cycling TV Schedule (Oz times)
Even national heroes have close calls on the roads. Imagine being the fool who took out Anna Meares? Fortunately the legend of Aussie track cycling lives to ride another day.
Every night for the last week or so I’ve fallen asleep thinking of Anna Meares, one of Australia’s finest ever track cyclists. These days, the majority of sports biographies are written by shadow writers. Whenever the average syllable count gets above about 1.3 it’s a dead giveaway that the sports star in question almost certainly … More BOOK REVIEW: The Anna Meares Story