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  • Thomas and Froome sharing TDF again

    Half and half, splitskies, going Dutch in France at Le Tour. That's the Team Sky game plan for the 2019 Tour de France with four time winner Chris Froome and last years' champion Geraint Thomas both sharing leadership. The level-headed Thomas presented it as no big deal. "It'll be like this year [2018] in a way. Obviously, this year Froomey was [...]

  • Floyd fills entertainment void with new team

    I'm in a Floyd Landis induced haze. Maybe we all should be. Maybe ASO's Christian Prudhomme should sit down with Landis, smoke some quality weed, and reconfigure the cycling world. Maybe the UCI should invite Floyd to let him guess edit the UCI regulations over a dinner of Swiss fondue and shots of Jack Daniels. Maybe WADA should send a [...]

  • Review: Uncharted Road Gear Pro Hand Pump. Affordable inflation.

      Uncharted Road Gear is one of those little tiny companies that seem to pop up all the time. Based in the US, they have a short and sweet range of products (for now, at least) that includes two mini-pumps, one headlight and two tail lights. My understanding is that for now, they generally head to China and modify and [...]

Thomas and Froome sharing TDF again

Half and half, splitskies, going Dutch in France at Le Tour. That's the Team Sky game plan for the 2019 Tour de France with four time winner Chris Froome and last years' champion Geraint Thomas both sharing leadership. The level-headed Thomas presented it as no big deal. "It'll be like this year [2018] in a way. Obviously, this year Froomey was [...]

February 7th, 2019|

Floyd fills entertainment void with new team

I'm in a Floyd Landis induced haze. Maybe we all should be. Maybe ASO's Christian Prudhomme should sit down with Landis, smoke some quality weed, and reconfigure the cycling world. Maybe the UCI should invite Floyd to let him guess edit the UCI regulations over a dinner of Swiss fondue and shots of Jack Daniels. Maybe WADA should send a [...]

February 6th, 2019|

Review: Uncharted Road Gear Pro Hand Pump. Affordable inflation.

  Uncharted Road Gear is one of those little tiny companies that seem to pop up all the time. Based in the US, they have a short and sweet range of products (for now, at least) that includes two mini-pumps, one headlight and two tail lights. My understanding is that for now, they generally head to China and modify and [...]

February 5th, 2019|

Geraint Thomas unhappy with nickname imitation

Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas of Team Sky is apparently unhappy that other people in the team are imitating his one-letter nickname. According to sources with knowledge of events, several other riders are now asking to be called by the first letter of their name. In particular, Colombian Egan Bernal wants to be called E, David de la Cruz [...]

February 5th, 2019|

Bardet wants ban on video screens at races

Not content with supporting a ban of radios in races, today top French climber Romain Bardet upped his demands. “The radios must go and the video screens, too,” said Bardet at his AG2R training camp in the Alps. “Getting rid of screens will bring back some of the spirit and panache that have been missing in the sport.” Bardet was [...]

November 29th, 2018|

Bettini says Tafi’s bid to ride Paris-Roubaix is robbery.

  Paolo says it's thievery Based on the court of cycling opinion, few people think 52 year old Andrea Tafi should attempt to race in Paris-Roubaix. Tafi won Paris-Roubaix in 1999 and the Tour of Flanders in 2002 but that is ancient history. People like retired World Champion Paolo Bettini and Quickstep manager Patrick Lefevere think it’s just a [...]

November 28th, 2018|
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