Recently I was lucky enough to interview Tim Kerrison, Head of Sports Performance for the all-conquering Team Sky. We talked about a lot of interesting things but given Sky has now won the TdF twice I was curious to find out what other races the British-based team covets most. Specifically, I asked whether they’d be more excited to claim … More Which race would YOU rather win?
First it was beer on Alpe d’Huez. Now he’s playing fancy dress on the Angliru. Oh, and don’t forget the home-made shoes. Quite an ensemble, Mr Hansen. Even if you weren’t a Queenslander we’d still like you.
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.
Terrible weather in the Vuelta last night, and a surprise winner with a remarkable cornering technique on the wet descents…he nearly lost it at one stage. http://www.sbs.com.au/cyclingcentral/video/47169603837/Daniele-Ratto-goes-downhill
“Italian regains GC lead despite fighting wasp sting” Now there’s a headline you don’t see every day. But it happened yesterday at the Vuelta a Espana as Vincenzo Nibali reclaimed the GC lead, despite battling with the effects of a wasp sting sustained on a training ride the day before the race’s lone individual time … More Spanish Wasp vs Italian waif
Relief, at last. Just when it appeared he’d run out of chances, and ideas, Philippe Gilbert has finally managed to win his first race in the World Champion’s rainbow jersey… less than a month before he has to give it back in Tuscany (unless, of course he goes back to back). It was some finish … More Finally he got there
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
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
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
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