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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 [...]

Nibali quizzed by French police on cheese and Impressionist painters

Nibali questioned about Serge Gainsbourg Vincenzo Nibali crossed over the Italian border into France for a three hour interview with French police. After a few predictable questions about the incident on Alpe d'Huez that wiped out Nibali's Tour de France hopes and wrecked his dream of winning the World's road race, the police pressed the Italian on the [...]

November 12th, 2018|

52 year old Tafi in Paris-Roubaix? Seriously?

It's not 2005 all over again Andrea Tafi is turning Paris-Roubaix into his own private fantasy camp. Is this a joke, has he lost his mind, is he insulting the Cycling Gods, should we applaud or fart in his general direction? The 52 year old Italian says he has a team willing to take him on to ride [...]

November 8th, 2018|

Wiggins’ ICONS book has missing icon

Ricco an icon? (SPOILER: This is a comedy post not based on fact.) Bradley Wiggins new book ICONS is missing the final iconic rider thanks to an error at the printing company. While the book contains all of Wiggins' cycling heroes, people such as Eddy Merckx and Fabian Cancellara, the chapter devoted to icon Riccardo Ricco was accidentally left [...]

November 7th, 2018|

Wassup with UCI president Lappartient?

What's really happening? Honestly, I don't know what's going on with this guy? Maybe it's just perception versus reality, maybe I am missing the big changes the Frenchman is bringing to pro cycling or maybe it's all happening behind the scenes and I just need to be patient. But all that said, after one year in office, all [...]

November 5th, 2018|

Wiggins, Brailsford and condescension.

Wiggins lashes out Arrogance and anger. Is this a Team Sky personality trait? Whether it's team manager David Brailsford or former Sky Tour winner Bradley Wiggins, there's alway a dismissive and condescending attitude toward the press or anyone who would question the party line.  It seems very Trumpish, their version being that cycling journalists are the enemy of [...]

November 2nd, 2018|

Froome and Thomas: Which grand tour(s)?

Froome, France, Is he or isn't he? Speculation is rampant after both the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia routes were announced. And what's more, what's big Tom Dumoulin, second in both races, going to do? As we all know, the Giro-Tour double is a colossally dumb idea if you're riding to win, so come on, boys, what's [...]

October 31st, 2018|
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