More than any Men’s road race in recent Worlds memory, 2018 shapes as a wonderful lottery. Not dissimilar to finding the winner of the Melbourne Cup, you can make a solid enough argument for 30+ riders. So what will happen on Sunday night? We have no idea. But here’s what our crystal ball is suggesting … More Welcome to Höll: 2018 World Champs Preview
This coming Sunday marks the start of the 2014 UCI World Road Championships in Ponferrada, Spain. To get you in the mood here are seven relatively useless pieces of World Championships trivia. 1) The first ever road world championships were held in 1920 in Copenhagen where racing was strictly for amateurs only. 2) In 1927 the … More What in the worlds?
To be sure the 2014 starts, of all places, in Belfast this Saturday and with it so does potentially the final phase of the career of an Aussie sporting legend, Cadel (no surname required but I’ll include it anyway) Evans. By his own confession what happens in May will shape what happens for the rest … More He’s tough enough, but is he still good enough?
Sydney is the most populous city in Australia. It’s home to tens of thousands of cyclists and many of the largest businesses in the land, making it the undisputed economic centre of the country. Yet aside from a couple of (UPDATE: now cancelled) measly off-season crits each November at Cronulla and Wollongong – the latter … More Time for Sydney to chase the rainbow
Okay, so I’m excited. Are you? The top guys might be in the Middle East this week. But it’s just over a month until the first of the big spring one-day races in Europe, aka the Classics. They come in a variety of shapes, sizes, road surfaces and – as 2013 graphically demonstrated – weather … More Classic times ahead
Now here’s something to open a can of carbon worms. Whereas his new UCI WoldTour team Lampre-Merida is sponsored by Sidi, when it comes to shoes it seems reigning World Road Champion Rui Costa prefers wearing Bont. To solve the impasse his team has him rather ingeniously – or despicably depending on who you ask – … More If the sponsor’s shoe fits…?
As 2013 coasts slowly to a stop, Carbon Addiction has been granted unprecedented off-season access to several key figures from the WorldTour to discover their hopes, dreams and fears for 2014*. Brian Cookson. “I hope world cycling thrives as well as my beard, just with less grey patches. Be splendid to get Knighted like Sir … More EXCLUSIVE: New Year Resolutions from the WorldTour
This made me laugh. Reminds me of those 7:30 Report interviews with John Clark and Brian Dawe. http://pvcycling.wordpress.com/2013/09/28/interview-with-the-new-uci-boss-brian-cookson/
The remarkable Marianne Vos. The best. Again.
Dear Mr Cookson, As you well know, there are myriad issues the ‘new’ UCI needs to address. From doping controls and an amnesty to finally help jetison (much of) the baggage of the past, to more sustainable team structures and properly supporting the talent-rich but too-often neglected world of women’s cycling, you will be a … More Respect the rainbow