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Shark still in Astana doghouse. Go-cart to Giro?

It appears that former Tour de France winner Vincenzo Nibali is still a disappointment to Astana team boss Alexander Vinokourov. At the Astana gathering in Tuscany, the team engaged in several team building activities including a go-cart race. While the Italian Italian stage race star won the go-cart race, it was not enough to make […]

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Mark Cavendish on honorary degree spree.

    Mark Cavendish is a talented sprinter and astounding intellectual. He is as mentally quick as he is physically fast. This week the erudite Manxman picked up an honorary Master of Science degree from the University of Chester and Duke of Windsor. This was apparently based on his contributions to science while sprinting in […]

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Dave Rebellin will not go away. Go away.

  The news, disheartening and inspiring in some weird way, is that Davide Rebellin, old school and unrepentant doper is not retiring at age 44. He should retire, crawl under a rock, never utter another word on cycling and be done. But, no, he ignores all sense of propriety and accumulated shame and said no, […]

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Rapha to leave Sky for Africa?

  At the end of the 2016 season, high priced cycling apparel purveyor Rapha will part ways with Team Sky after a successful four year partnership. However head Rapha man Simon Mottram insists the brand will continue to support cycling ¬†“in many ways” and hinted at what might come next? Will they leave rainy England […]

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Esteban Chaves. Tour de France 2016?

  As cyclingnews.com points out, little Colombian climber Esteban Chaves is one of the revelations of the 2015 season. Fifth overall at the recent Vuelta a Espana, he will likely win his first stage race on Sunday, finishing out a tremendous season with victory in the Tour of Abu Dhabi. The kid is only 25 […]

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Kittel to Etixx? Get the health supplements ready.

  Should star sprinter Marcel Kittel switch teams to Etixx-Quickstep, the first order of business for the Belgian squad will not be to getting him a new kit but a fresh immune system. Team manager Patrick Lefevere better assemble a top notch group of medical personnel to take care of Kittel. They’ll need an immunologist, […]

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Cavendish to Africa. Will Deloitte improve his performance?

    The rumor is now genuine fact: Mark Cavendish, former boy racer now grown man racer and once the fastest sprinter in the peloton has signed for the South African Dimension Data squad. On first glance you could say hmmm, big step down from Etixx-Quickstep to Pro Continental upstart. A few other top riders […]

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BMC’s Rohan Dennis is &#*@ angry.

    Had to sorta laugh about the story in Velonews detailing how¬†Rohan Dennis is an angry hot head. In pro cycling that means throwing a water bottle at somebody else — a water bottle, folks, not stomping on somebody’s face or ripping a section of their body apart. Not somebody using a sawed off […]

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Cavendish to race on Buffalo bike?

  Rumors continue to circulate that sprinter Mark Cavendish will sign with MTN-Qhubeka for the coming season. Now, at least one informed source insists that the superstar will race on the South Africa squad’s Buffalo bike. While most of riders are on high-end Cervelos, the Buffalo bike is provided in partnership with World Bicycle Relief. […]

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