The new (2020) pro cycling season is nearly upon us. I know this because social media is chock full of riders who’ve signed for new teams being forced (in adherence to an […]
Yesterday, on Stage 5, Jose Herrada had his shorts pulled down and his bum smacked by relentless Spaniard Angel Madrazo; the Burgos BH man pinching the stage win from his compatriot. Today, […]
The first two thirds of stage four were slow, quiet, and featureless. The lull gave me a chance to consider the fortunes of Team Ineos in this Vuelta to date. They’d probably […]
The day started with confusion. Riders and team staff milled around, brows furrowed, baffled. The route profile for stage twelve causing consternation. “It’s a mistake,” claimed one rider, “some kind of misprint.” […]
“La Maglia Ciclamino est une consolation. C’est un nouveau Giro qui commence et on va essayer de le défendre” said French sprinter Arnaud Demare after a second-place finish on stage eleven, with […]
Are you a fan of ski jumping? What about figure skating, gymnastics, or ballroom dancing? If you are, you’re probably comfortable with the idea of a judging element in your sport. Yes, […]
The name change is of my own free will: two parts boredom, and three parts attempting to look and sound more professional. You can make your own conclusions about how successful I’ve been.
I’m a man of simple pleasures, and I don’t ask for much when I go cycling. And then Robert Downey Jnr goes and gets involved!
Elia Viviani, Italy’s top sprinter, suffers from a common affliction in pro cycling.
It is thought that as many as 99.94% of all pro cyclists, in fact, are affected. An otherwise unhumanly fit and healthy man, Viviani has contracted a chronic case of not being Cavendish, Kittel or Greipel.