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?
“At the back of the peloton you eat dust, not gels.” Tinkoff-Saxo post on FB after 2014 Paris-Roubaix.
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.
This post first appeared 12 months ago. But given there are so many new people following carbon addiction now, thought we’d run it again in the lead up to 2014’s first Monument…. 2012. Simon Gerrans. Winner. 2011. Matt Goss. Winner. 2009. Heinrich Haussler, 2nd. Allan Davis, 4th. 2007. Allan Davis, 2nd. Robbie McEwan, 4th. Stuart … More Something about San Remo
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
At last! The return of desert boots, courtesy of BMC’s Taylor Phinney at Paris-Roubaix. Awesome.
Like everyone else I was glued to my sofa as the drama of Paris-Roubaix played out last night, delivering a highly expected ending in a highly unexpected way. Making it even better, my nine-year old son was watching it with me, well, trying to as his eyes kept rolling in the back of his head … More The oracle of Roubaix
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