2016 World Chumpionships

So then. It’s now 5 weeks until the 2016 UCI World Road Championships in Doha on October 16. As has been well documented, the 257km course is pretty much flat, although often prone to pesky cross winds. Clearly it’s one for the sprinters for the first time in several years. But will team politics yet … More 2016 World Chumpionships

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

Working holidays

Given the increasingly-congested UCI calendar, there may not be much of it left nowadays. But pretty clearly it’s the off-season for pro cyclists, well, the road variety of pro cyclists in any case. Everywhere you look at the moment are videos, pics and stories of local riders hanging out with the top guys and gals, … More Working holidays

Peak performance

Having spent the best part of two decades in the advertising business, I’ve long been an admirer of the way Victorian Tourism have gone about their business. Queensland do okay, NT and SA have had their moments, and NSW keeps on trying with varying degrees of success. But it’s the Vics who, for mine, have … More Peak performance