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
Second rest day is done. It’s time for the Alps and the final push for Paris. Here’s how we see things as of right now. Agree? Disagree? Sky A++ Yellow jersey by a comfortable margin, putting all the heat on their rivals. Forget marginal gains. Only a major catastrophe in the Alps will stop Froome from … More TdF Week 2 : Report Card
It’s hard to be original these days, but Jaguar have come up with a great bit of marketing to leverage their sponsorship with Team Sky. Very nice guys. Chapeau.
Last Sunday night Movistar’s Jose Rojas crashed in the neutral zone of Milano-San Remo. He fractured his elbow and, as such, his day actually ended even further from the finish line than the 294km race distance. Whilst not the ideal way to start the year’s first Monument (lest we forget the unlucky Spaniard also broke … More False starts
Keep your friends close and your enemies closer. Whilst perhaps unfair to suggest the respected Sunday Times scribe and best-selling author of Seven Deadly Sins, David Walsh is an ‘enemy’ of Team Sky, he most certainly is a journalist: which you often get the impression (especially if you’ve ever watched a Brad Wiggins press conference) is … More BOOK REVIEW: Inside Team Sky
There’s no need for a CSI investigation to conclude Chris Froome and Brad Wiggins aren’t the best of pals. In a similar, albeit diametrically opposed kind of way, it’s also well documented that Froomey and his Team Sky wingman, Richie Porte, are pretty tight. As Porte pointed out to a gathering of journalists, sponsors and … More How Porte knew Froome would win
So, who’d have thought? Chris Froome, the Tour de France champion – a renowned climber and time trialler – wins the end of season Saitama criterium sponsored by, hey, the same guys who run the TdF. What a coincidence, huh? But it gets better. The TdF Green Jersey winner, Mr Sagan, somehow finishes second (despite … More ASO delivers WWF in Saitama