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Willie Nelson throws in support for Lance Armstrong.

  Country Western music legend and fellow Texan Willie Nelson threw his full support behind Lance Armstrong. Writing on his Facebook page, the 82 year old singer, famous for such songs as On the Road Again“, “To All the Girls I’ve Loved Before” and “Pancho & Lefty,” complimented the disgraced champion on his ability to even […]

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Axel Merckx to take over Terminator movie role?

  According to several Hollywood sources, former pro cyclist Axel Merckx is being considered as a replacement for Arnold Schwarzenegger in the next installment of the Terminator movie series. While Terminator Genisys is set to launch in theaters on July 1st, studio executives have said they’re looking for new talent to take over the role from […]

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Gavin Mannion. Sour Cherry in Chattanooga?

  Gavin Mannion had a podium in his sights in the final kilometers of the US Pro Nation Road Race Championships. Given that result, what flavor Jelly Belly is he? Sour Cherry? Toasted Marshmallow? Island Punch, Buttered Popcorn, Strawberry Daiquiri? Considering how close he came to a monster fantastic victory and a stars and stripes jersey, we’re […]

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Sky’s Konig takes over Porte’s Giro motorhome.

  Rest Day change of resting situation. Sky captain and podium contender Richie Porte has been forced by injuries to withdraw from the Giro d’Italia. However, he has left something behind — his special motorhome hotel on wheels. The Marginal Gains in Sleep plan from the Sky braintrust has been ridiculed in the Italian press […]

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Contador puts Aru in little box.

  Aru, Aru, now whatcha gonna do? Apparently the young Italian, just 23, has already gone on record saying at his age, second in a grand tour to Alberto Contador is a pretty good result. No argument there and his time will come. It did not however come today on stage 15 in the Dolomites. […]

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Contador kinda wins Giro d’Italia.

The one armed man strike again. You have to hand it to the man: Either Alberto Contador has the largest pain threshold known to man or the strongest mental powers or he’s the most amazing sand-bagger of all time or … Maybe he’s all three things at the same time. The Spaniard, coming off his […]

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Sky developing “good luck” algorithm.

Sky chief David Brailsford on phone back to Sky HQ: Please, develop new mathematical algorithm to eliminate bad luck. The Men who made Marginal Gains famous are struggling in this Giro d’Italia. First, race officials threw the UCI rule book at their top GC rider, the man who would be pink, for taking a front […]

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Five chickens in Giro breakaway

  Winning a stage of the Giro d’Italia is a big deal, an honor, a career highlight, a guaranteed salary booster, a points haul, your ticket to free drinks in any bar in Italy for the rest of your damn life. With all those goodies on the line, the prestige, the media buzz, the party […]

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Giro d’Italia. Good sportsmanship gone wrong.

    Pro cycling is a beautiful sport with a impressive set of problems. One that would seem avoidable was on display during stage 10 of the Giro d’Italia. Richie Porte of Team Sky, who was in third place overall, 22 seconds back on GC to Alberto Contador, had a flat five kilometers from the […]

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