Attended my first ever stage of the Tour Down Under today. And what a stage it was. Following on from an excellent second place at the recent National Championships in Victoria, Cadel Evans took to the Adelaide Hills and did what he does best: prove the doubters wrong. As Evans left his rivals behind on … More Cherry popped with Cadel on a Corkscrew
Don’t get me wrong here. Yesterday’s Australian National Championship road race was superb. One of the best afternoons of live sport I’ve watched for ages, delivering an outstanding world-class podium. The presence of Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, coupled with the arrival en masse of Drapac to take things to the ubiquitous Orica-GreenEDGE behemoth, made … More Same same
The odds are stacked against him. But having been fortunate enough to spend an afternoon with Mr Evans just before Christmas in his home town of Barwon Heads, you wouldn’t put it past him. He’s fitter than he’s been for two and half years and rather motivated to make up for lost time. If he’s … More Could this man be the next Australian National Road Race Champion?
At 11:30am this Sunday 139 riders will set off for the 183.6km which comprise the 2014 edition of the National Championship Road Race in Ballarat. Reigning champion, Luke Durbridge, will be there as will no less than five more former champions – Simon Gerrans (2012), Jack Bobridge (2011), Travis Meyer (2010), Matthew Lloyd (2008) and Darren Lapthorne (2007). The … More The greatest National Championships ever
The Aussies are showing good form this year. So, who’s going to shine brightest at the 100th Tour? Porte and Rogers will be playing uber domestique for their respective team leaders (initially at least). While Cadel has to back up from his superb effort at the Giro. He also has a flying Teejay Van Garderen … More Rogers vs Porte vs Evans
This is what Cadel Evans’ rear cluster looked like after the snow-ravaged Stage 20 of the Giro on Saturday. Easy to see why he dropped so much time. Bet he’s looking forward to summer..
Things were going so well for Cadel. But now he’s turned to the dark side too. At least the black ones don’t look quite as comedic as the white version used by Blanco. But still, I’m gutted. Forget doping. Stopping the proliferation of these ridiculous looking helmets should be priority #1 for the UCI. What … More Cadel Evans, exposed
Another awesome poster from Bruce Doscher with a distinctly Aussie flavour this time (albeit from 2011). Doscher has created a new poster every day of the TDF for the last three editions. Wouldn’t mind a few of his works on my wall. http://brucedoscher.com/cyclingposters/