Pink bits

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 truth is out there, isn’t it?

The post, below, is not about Alberto’s bike…merely inspired by the extraordinary sequence of events it triggered. In the past 36 hours, many have been openly wondering why the whole Contador ‘broken bike’ saga took off so explosively during Monday’s Stage 10 and, stoked by evermore articles and photos on social media, still won’t go away. … More The truth is out there, isn’t it?

Diminishing returns?

Phew. A rest day. Time to catch our collective breath after what has surely been one of the most remarkable opening stanzas of the world’s most remarkable sporting event, certainly in living memory anyway. With the stakes so high the first week is always a nervy affair – but this nervy? Ten stages down, not … More Diminishing returns?

Beauty and the beast

Those who saw him ride say France’s Jacques Anquetil, the first rider to win the Tour de France five times, had the most sublime of cycling techniques. Elegant. Effortless. Pedal-powered poetry in motion. In more modern times, thousands of media hours have been spent gushing over the way Alberto Contador dances on his pedals every … More Beauty and the beast