Forget the ITT on Saturday. Friday’s Stage 19 is where everything goes on the line for the 2018 Tour de France title. Assuming the main GC protagonists all survive tonight’s relatively flat and innocuous Stage 18 to Pau (not always a given of course!), Tom Dumoulin has no choice but to attack, and then attack … More High noon in the high Pyrenees
“I don’t care. If I don’t have yellow, I have green. If I don’t have green, I have rainbow.” Peter Sagan after being asked how long he thinks he can keep the leader’s yellow jersey following Stage 2. (Great pick up at the Tour de France by Matt De Neef, aka The Climbing Cyclist and … More Classic Cycling Quotes #131: Sagan edition
Great win overnight by BMC’s Greg Van Avermaert, outsprinting the reigning World Champion Peter Sagan for the win in the 2016 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad. But even greater than his race is surely his prize… a small child in a bear suit?! If you’d like to see some of the other stranger trophies in world cycling, … More Lions, salamis and small children
Yep, it’s that time of year folks. A time to pause and reflect on the year that’s been, and look ahead to the one about to begin. Hugely subjective, of course. But here’s what we reckon. Best ride of 2015: Peter Sagan at the World Championships. Pulled the peloton’s pants down in the closing stages … More Carbon Addiction Pro Cycling Awards 2015
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
You’ve heard of the Secret Pro, right? Well, we’re excited to announce that throughout the course of this year’s Tour de France we’ve secured exclusive rights to the Secret Journo who, free from the ever-demanding and politically-correct shackles of the UCI, ASO and his own editorial staff, will tell us how it really is on … More The Secret Journo: Report 1
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?
Back in 2007 Geoff Barrett was just an anonymous education consultant who, like the rest of us, enjoyed cycling in his spare time. But over the past seven years this likeable Western Australian has become one of the most recognisable fans in world cycling, perhaps behind only the ubiquitous and seemingly ageless Diablo himself, Didi Senft. Geoff … More Crikey! Who will he support now?
From the outset you know this is no Hollywood fairytale. There is no happy ending. The guy dies at just 34, depressed, alone and coked out of his mind. But whilst we know precisely where the storyline is heading, this is still a compelling piece of filmmaking from Emmy-nominated director, James Erskine. The powerfully made 90-minute … More Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist (REVIEW)