Last December I was lucky enough to spend a weekend riding in the Victorian High Country with a small group of passionate rolleurs – and an extraordinarily talented photographer named Marcus who goes by the stage name of Beardy McBeard. Most Sydney club racers will know him, as he’s rather hard to miss with his … More Bearded wonder
Which race would YOU rather win?
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?
He’s tough enough, but is he still good enough?
To be sure the 2014 starts, of all places, in Belfast this Saturday and with it so does potentially the final phase of the career of an Aussie sporting legend, Cadel (no surname required but I’ll include it anyway) Evans. By his own confession what happens in May will shape what happens for the rest … More He’s tough enough, but is he still good enough?
The Name Game
We live in an age of ‘stuff’. And stuff needs a name. But given the proliferation of largely commoditised stuff that inhabits our lives, be it tomato sauce, jeans or bar tape, it’s seen an equal proliferation in brands and sub-brands – and cycling is certainly not immune. Surnames alone simply don’t cut it any … More The Name Game
Has there ever been a better shot of a Giro stage winner?
Nibali wins alone on Stage 20 of the Giro to Tre Cime di Lavaredo. Awesome.
Stelvio in the snow circa 1965
Last night’s weather-induced stage cancellation at the Giro prompted a little online scouring. This incredible pic was taken at the 1965 Giro on Stage 20 as it went over the Stelvio. Amazing.
Giro Stage 19 goes ahead after all
It’s only snow. 😉
Climbing on one wheel
Saxo-Tinkoff rider Daniele Bennati performs a wheelie for the fans on the climb of Montasio. Awesome. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSJsDiH2II4&feature=youtu.be
The wheel turns for Wiggo
At last year’s Tour de France everything went right for Sir Bradley Wiggins. And the race was little more than a 3-week coronation for him and Team Sky; great for them, pretty dull for everyone else. At this year’s Giro, however, everything is going wrong for him. And it’s shaping as a bloody fascinating race … More The wheel turns for Wiggo