Recently I was lucky enough to interview Tim Kerrison, Head of Sports Performance for the all-conquering Team Sky. We talked about a lot of interesting things but given Sky has now won the TdF twice I was curious to find out what other races the British-based team covets most. Specifically, I asked whether they’d be more excited to claim … More Which race would YOU rather win?
The Ronde Van Vlaanderen is finally upon us, closely followed by Paris-Roubaix seven days later. Excited beyond all realms of normal human behaviour I set out to replicate the cobbled riding experience as best I could, not an easy task given Australia isn’t exactly known for it’s medieval road systems (actually….some of the bike lanes around … More Cobbles? Sort of.
A triple serving of Oude-Kwaremont. Single serves of the Molenberg and Koppenberg. Topped off nicely with twin helpings of the 12.9% cobbles on the Paterberg. Mmmmmmm.
Okay, so I’m excited. Are you? The top guys might be in the Middle East this week. But it’s just over a month until the first of the big spring one-day races in Europe, aka the Classics. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, road surfaces and – as 2013 graphically demonstrated – weather … More Classic times ahead
Anyone else looking forward to the Classics?
Everyone else in the cycling universe has had their say on Peter Sagan’s regrettable and rather immature behaviour on the podium at Flanders last Sunday, so I may as well add my 10 cents worth. Regardless of your stance on the broader issue of podium girls and whether they have any place in modern cycling, … More Peter Saga
You may recall Flanders saw one of the more spectacular crashes in 2012. GreenEDGE’s Sebastian Langeveld went head over heels for a spectator. If ever you needed a reminder that cycling is best done on the road, not the footpath, watch this. Ouch.
Until about three years ago the first thing that came to mind when I heard the word “Flanders” was this guy… Things are rather different now, thanks to my constantly snowballing cycling obsession. As someone who’d always loved the Tour and Paris-Roubaix (the only two races to really grace Aussie TV screens outside of the … More Flanders!
So that’s about it for the Aussie (international) road cycling season. The focus now shifts momentarily to the Middle East, and then on to the main course in Europe, the Classics … and this bike fan can’t wait. Notoriously unpredictable weather. Cobblestones. Dust. Killer climbs. And lots and lots of surprises. It got me thinking, … More Classics are calling