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  • NTT Pro Cycling to replace Rolf Aldag with Algorithm

    Has Performance Director Rolf Aldag been replaced by a mathematical algorithm? Is the experienced German, who has guided top riders at Garmin, BMC Racing and Dimension Data, another victim of artificial intelligence? By all appearances, the sad answer is yes. Team Dimension Data has now rebranded as NTT Pro Cycling and along with the new name and kit is a [...]

  • Bernal and Tour de France. Is Froome his Badger?

    Three-time Tour de France champion Greg Lemond has some pointed advice for Egan Bernal. "Please, Chris Froome is not your friend. And the moment that you give a victory away to him, it will be a loss for his career and his life. Do not do that,” Lemond told VeloNews. Lemond is still suffering major flashbacks and PTSD trauma from [...]

  • Indurain puzzled by Movistar talent drain.

    Five-time Tour de France champion Miguel Indurain is "puzzled." He simply doesn't understand what's going on at Movistar, Spain's only WorldTour squad. "I’m puzzled by this abrupt change of direction as it’s a team that normally maintains a very stable structure of riders," said Indurain. Yes, we can readily understand his sense of bewildering confusion. "Nairo Quintana has gone, and [...]

NTT Pro Cycling to replace Rolf Aldag with Algorithm

Has Performance Director Rolf Aldag been replaced by a mathematical algorithm? Is the experienced German, who has guided top riders at Garmin, BMC Racing and Dimension Data, another victim of artificial intelligence? By all appearances, the sad answer is yes. Team Dimension Data has now rebranded as NTT Pro Cycling and along with the new name and kit is a [...]

November 22nd, 2019|

Bernal and Tour de France. Is Froome his Badger?

Three-time Tour de France champion Greg Lemond has some pointed advice for Egan Bernal. "Please, Chris Froome is not your friend. And the moment that you give a victory away to him, it will be a loss for his career and his life. Do not do that,” Lemond told VeloNews. Lemond is still suffering major flashbacks and PTSD trauma from [...]

November 21st, 2019|

Indurain puzzled by Movistar talent drain.

Five-time Tour de France champion Miguel Indurain is "puzzled." He simply doesn't understand what's going on at Movistar, Spain's only WorldTour squad. "I’m puzzled by this abrupt change of direction as it’s a team that normally maintains a very stable structure of riders," said Indurain. Yes, we can readily understand his sense of bewildering confusion. "Nairo Quintana has gone, and [...]

November 20th, 2019|

Pickle Juice. The cyclists miracle cure for cramps.

  I used to suffer terribly from cramps after a hard bike race or ride. I'd get screaming painful leg cramps in my quads and hamstrings. Years ago, I'd be driving back from a race and suddenly cramp so brutally that I'd almost get in an accident, as I jerked the car off the road and fell to the ground [...]

November 16th, 2019|

Bernal goes full Mao for Shanghai, China bike race

I happened to come across this curious image of current Tour Winner Egan Bernal, helping to promote the Shanghai Criterium in China. He's wearing a Mao jacket and cap, the full communist leader outfit. Which, depending on your opinion of current political events, might be considered surprising or tone-deaf. Given the explosive news stories about continual mass protests in Hong [...]

November 15th, 2019|

Good news for Ineos: No Bardet or Nibali at Tour

  While four time Tour de France winner Chris Froome continues his rehab from injury, one thing he won't have to worry about are two former Tour rivals. Today, Frenchman Romain Bardet announced he would skip the Tour after six editions to switch things up and ride the Giro d'Italia. Bardet has been second twice in La Grand Boucle but [...]

November 13th, 2019|
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