Thanks to FulGaz, I’ve just completed a full four-lap test ride of the Mount Pleasant City Circuit that will decide all the road races at the upcoming 2022 UCI Road World Championships in Wollongong. My ride was around 65km all up with 1,200 metres of climbing. The elite men will tackle this circuit 12 times, … More Four (not-so-pleasant) laps of the Mt Pleasant City Circuit
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
Been crunching some numbers to compare the respective track programs of Australia and Great Britain since the 2012 London Olympics Games. The results quite glaringly show what we already know. One nation is outstandingly adept at peaking its athletes for the biggest show on the planet every four years. The other is Australia. … More The lopsided Ashes of Olympic track cycling
Just been through the start list for the final Monument of 2013, this Sunday’s 242km Giro di Lombardia. What an incredible field. With a few notable but not surprising exceptions, pretty much all the top dogs from the men’s road race in Tuscany last weekend are backing up in Bergamo. Rui Costa. Nibali. Sagan. Last year’s winner, Rodriguez. … More World Championships Take 2?
Eyebrows were being raised in Glasgow overnight, with the Australian Junior Track Squad claiming 3 of the 4 gold medals on offer in the Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome. Much of the talk centred upon rumours of unnatural chemical substances being used in the Australian camp. Whilst making no suggestion whatsoever of anything illegal from the … More Mysterious substance use at UCI Junior Track World Championships
In the men’s Madision at the UCI World Championships last night, this happened. Ouch.