Everyone else has an opinion on the Chris Froome salbutamol situation. Here’s ours… (1) IT ISN’T EVEN CLOSE Okay, we get it. Mistakes happen. But for any rider to register TWICE the legally accepted amount of a WADA-monitored substance in their body is rather a lot. At best it’s sloppy and unprofessional. At worst it’s … More FROOME vs SALBUTAMOL: 6 OBSERVATIONS
Second rest day is done. It’s time for the Alps and the final push for Paris. Here’s how we see things as of right now. Agree? Disagree? Sky A++ Yellow jersey by a comfortable margin, putting all the heat on their rivals. Forget marginal gains. Only a major catastrophe in the Alps will stop Froome from … More TdF Week 2 : Report Card
The further this Tour goes the more we’re loving Team Sky’s Geraint Thomas. Not because he’s 6th on GC. Or because he was sent flying off a high-speed descent by an out-of-control Warren Barguil, kissed a light post with his head, crashed into a ditch only to remount his Pinarello and still almost catch up with … More Geraint, we salute you
As Aussie cycling fans we hate to say it. But, as we feared could happen a month or so ago, could the main thing we’ve learned about Richie Porte from this year’s aborted Giro d’Italia campaign be that he’s good – but perhaps not quite good enough, or durable enough, to stand at the very summit … More Porte of no return?
“It’s a waste of time drinking organic cherry juice if you’re using it to wash down a Big Mac.” Dan Hunt, former coach with Team Sky and the GB Track Cycling program.
Last Sunday night Movistar’s Jose Rojas crashed in the neutral zone of Milano-San Remo. He fractured his elbow and, as such, his day actually ended even further from the finish line than the 294km race distance. Whilst not the ideal way to start the year’s first Monument (lest we forget the unlucky Spaniard also broke … More False starts
Sponsored by Jaguar, it’s a safe bet Team Sky has the best cars in the peloton. But it also has the best bus. Everyone on the WorldTour knows it, including the riders themselves. In the high pressure world of pro cycling, is there a pecking order dictating who sits where on the black beauty, otherwise … More Who sits where on the Death Star?
There’s no need for a CSI investigation to conclude Chris Froome and Brad Wiggins aren’t the best of pals. In a similar, albeit diametrically opposed kind of way, it’s also well documented that Froomey and his Team Sky wingman, Richie Porte, are pretty tight. As Porte pointed out to a gathering of journalists, sponsors and … More How Porte knew Froome would win
140km including two 20km climbs with a bunch of part-time cycling hacks. Then straight off to the airport for a Team Sky training camp in Spain. Then back home for Xmas, the Nationals and TDU. The life of Tassie athlete of the year, Richie Porte…
You may not realise it. But if you’ve been following cycling for a while, you know South African cyclist, John Lee Augustyn. Perhaps just not by name. Augustyn is that poor bastard who overshot a corner during Stage 16 of the 2008 Tour de France whilst riding for Team Barloworld. He ran off the road … More Where are they now? John Lee Augustyn