Classic Rider Quotes #74

This was posted to Facebook yesterday, as it became clear Chris Horner had the measure of Vincenzo Nibali and, as such, was well on his way to a truly remarkable Vuelta title; not one for the ages, but the aged. “Pee clean Chris, pee clean.” Tim Morrisey, Facebook.

175km Time Trial

Oh, Tony. So agonisingly close to surely one of the most outstanding Grand Tour stage wins of all time. On stage 6 of the Vuelta from Guijuelo to Cáceres, a 175km stage with an average speed of 44.8km/h, the German time trial world champion spent a remarkable 174.98km in the lead. The commentators were delivering … More 175km Time Trial

Bling and Sean

Great stuff from Orica-GreenEDGE and Michael Matthews, who claimed his first first ever Grand Tour stage win overnight. Bling, indeed. Just having watched the finishing kms on Eurosport I couldn’t help but notice something else too. The British commentator was pretty much close to exploding with excitement at the finish; you’d have thought perhaps this … More Bling and Sean

I feel young again

In winning Stage 3 of the Vuelta overnight, the USA’s Chris Horner became the oldest ever winner of a Grand Tour stage and the oldest to ever wear the race leader’s jersey at 41 years and 307 days. But do you want to know the best bit? That means he’s older than me. The old … More I feel young again

GreenEDGE vs Vuelta

Regular contributor Albert reminded me that if you want to keep up to date with the Vuelta, you could do far worse than follow Orica-GreenEDGE’s YouTube Channel. They did a great job during last year’s Vuelta, not to mention the TdF and Giro. Can anyone beat Astana and Vincenzo Nibali? Will Gilbert finally manage a … More GreenEDGE vs Vuelta