The myth of the Rainbow Curse

At some stage pretty much every season, usually involving Paul Sherwen, you’ll hear the term ‘Rainbow Curse’ uttered. It supposedly relates to the unconscionable burden that weighs down all UCI World Champions in the year immediately following their glorious triumph, railroading their season. Well, it’s complete bollocks. As we all know the irrepressible Peter Sagan is … More The myth of the Rainbow Curse

What in the worlds?

This coming Sunday marks the start of the 2014 UCI World Road Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. To get you in the mood here are seven relatively useless pieces of World Championships trivia. 1) The first ever road world championships were held in 1920 in Copenhagen where racing was strictly for amateurs only. 2) In 1927 the … More What in the worlds?

Rainbow Warriors

The Tour may be the race everyone dreams of winning. But the rainbow stripes of a World Championship aren’t far behind. The quest begins for the 2013 elite this weekend in Tuscany, with the TTTT (Trade Team Time Trials) tomorrow, followed by the ITTs and Road Races for women, men and U23’s. In addition to … More Rainbow Warriors