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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 [...]

Ya need two road bikes. Because, duh.

Calfee Bamboo It goes without saying, right? Despite what significant others and financial advisors might insist. Ya need two bikes. Now, I have a sweet Calfee carbon road bike and a full suspension Trek Fuel but that's just the natural split -- road and mountain. What we're talking about is two road bikes, one as backup. Now that [...]

November 24th, 2018|

Romain Bardet talking krazy.

Bardet, temporary insanity? He said it. The little French climber said it, despite knowing it was madness and everyone would think it was stupid. Why? Romain Bardet couldn't help himself. It's the off-season, a time of loose talk and fantasy and a kind of memory wipe that makes people forget the extraordinary pain of riding a grand tour [...]

November 21st, 2018|

Rolland hopes for Tour wildcard for Vital Concept. Deja vu times two.

Pierre prays for Tour invite Vital Concept has a new beggar. Last year, it was the freshly signed sprinter Bryan Coquard who hoped that the Tour de France would throw his pro continental team a wildcard invite. "If the organizers of the Tour de France give invitations without giving us the time to prove ourselves, they could perhaps [...]

November 20th, 2018|

Thomas sharing Tour de France with Froome. Good idea?

Another yellow? Tour de France winner Geraint Thomas of Team Sky is a super nice guy. Somehow, even with Sky giving him less support that he thought he had merited and been promised, he won the 2018 Tour. Going into that race, Thomas thought he was a protected rider along with Chris Froome, who was aiming for his [...]

November 18th, 2018|

UCI. Another major sock-cess!

  Sock elevation Given all the challenges and issues facing the sport of pro cycling, you'd think that the UCI, the governing body of the sport, would have an obvious set of priorities. The UCI could tackle any number of significant, pressing issues such as the sports broken financial model, the ongoing battle with A.S.O. over revenue sharing, [...]

November 17th, 2018|

It’s winter. Get your merino on. The master apparel list!

It's getting colder and colder that that means Merino. Say what you want about all the nifty technical fabrics out there, merino wool is a fantastic material for staying warm while riding. Just to remind myself what merino wool is out there, I figured I'd do a quick google search to see what new brands might be doing merino. However, [...]

November 14th, 2018|
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