Pink bits

Australians have always loved Italian. Starting on Saturday night we’ll once again be able to gorge ourselves on the stuff for three tantalising weeks, with SBS showing and streaming every Giro stage live. So for no other reason than we’re excited, here are some fearless predictions of what we might be able to expect… Antipasto – … More Pink bits

Same same

Don’t get me wrong here. Yesterday’s Australian National Championship road race was superb. One of the best afternoons of live sport I’ve watched for ages, delivering an outstanding world-class podium. The presence of Cadel Evans and Richie Porte, coupled with the arrival en masse of Drapac to take things to the ubiquitous Orica-GreenEDGE behemoth, made … More Same same

The greatest National Championships ever

At 11:30am this Sunday 139 riders will set off for the 183.6km which comprise the 2014 edition of the National Championship Road Race in Ballarat. Reigning champion, Luke Durbridge, will be there as will no less than five more former champions – Simon Gerrans (2012), Jack Bobridge (2011), Travis Meyer (2010), Matthew Lloyd (2008) and Darren Lapthorne (2007). The … More The greatest National Championships ever

Who said “steroids”?

Funny moment at dinner last Friday when premium winemaker and diesel-powered cyclist, Sam Miranda, explained the variety of red we were enjoying was like “Shiraz on steroids.” Everyone stopped and all eyes shot across the table at our special guest, Richie Porte. The Tasmanian Athlete of the Year froze for a moment too. Then the … More Who said “steroids”?