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
“That was a shit season this year. But I am still alive, life goes on.” John Degenkolb finds a bright side while lying exhausted (and frustrated) by the Doha roadside after a disastrous 2016 World Championship Road Race for Germany. The year started terribly when Degenkolb was one of several Giant-Alpecin riders to be badly injured when struck by … More Classic Cycling Quotes #132
At some stage pretty much every season, usually involving Paul Sherwen, you’ll hear the term ‘Rainbow Curse’ uttered. It supposedly relates to the unconscionable burden that weighs down all UCI World Champions in the year immediately following their glorious triumph, railroading their season. Well, it’s complete bollocks. As we all know the irrepressible Peter Sagan is … More The myth of the Rainbow Curse
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?
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