“I kept sticking out a hand, trying to get an umbrella from a spectator, but they just kept high fiving … More
There’s that near-bald pate masquerading as a head of hair, the consistently high quality of the gunslinger stubble, and the, ahem…history. You know the one. It’s the same history that many pro cyclists from the early noughties have to reckon with. Only in Valverde’s case it’s largely un-acknowledged.
Regular readers of this website might be aware that I have something of a fascination for Alejandro Valverde. It comes … More
The hairier Sagan gets, the more he wins – is pro-cycling about to introduce the ‘Delilah Rule?’
Against my better judgement, I often find myself explaining pro-cycling to non-cycling fans. You can’t fault me for effort. Explaining … More
Anyone who knows anything about the sport of cycling will tell you what a tactical sport it is; it’s as … More
Pro-cycling as a spectator sport lends itself to contemplation. During an average stage of a race like the Vuelta Espana, … More