The average American knows three things about bike racing: the Tour de France, Lance Armstrong and doping.” This is just one of several candid observations made yesterday by Ashley Halsey from The Washington Post (click to read the whole thing), looking towards the 2015 UCI Road World Championships to be held later this year in Richmond, Virginia. On the … More Classic Cycling Quotes #119
WTF? You want to live in a velodrome?
Genocide and sex offenders. Not really the first things that spring to mind when you think of elite cycling. Yet they sit side-by-side at the core of one of the more extraordinary stories I’ve come across in cycling, Tim Lewis’ remarkable book plotting the rise of the Rwandan cycling team from the ashes of the Hutu … More BOOK REVIEW: Land of Second Chances, The Impossible Rise of Rwanda’s Cycling Team
As regular readers of this blog will know, I love cycling. So you may be surprised to read I’d never recommend it to a friend. Or even a stranger, for that matter. After thinking and long and hard about my own carbon addiction recently, I’ve come to the conclusion that local gym membership is a … More Why I’ll never recommend cycling
Like many, Lance Armstrong inspired me back in the 90s. I bought his books. I followed his career. And his remarkable fight back against testicular cancer. But today, with the public release of the 208-page USADA report, I can’t help but feel cheated. Not so much by his doping. Everyone was doing that. But because … More Lanced………