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  • Will Covid-19 derail Froome’s goal of five Tour wins?

    Chris Froome is a man driven to secure his legacy as one of the Tour de France greats and join the select club of five-time winners. In May, he'll be 35 years old and time is quickly running out. With a global pandemic shutting down or postponing the Spring classics and Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France may now also [...]

  • Locked down and riding in a freezing garage.

      Out my backyard windows there is 6 feet of snow on the deck. There's another six to nine inches on the way. We're on the Covid-19 lockdown here in the Sierra mountains of California. It's been a week now and yup, I'm officially stir crazy. The house is cozy but small and with temps in the low to mid [...]

  • Rohan Dennis joins Ineos, upset with un-aerodyanmic scarf.

    Rohan Dennis left his Bahrain-Merida squad last season because he was apparently upset that the racing equipment and team clothing didn't met his obsessively high standards. The current World Champion in the Time Trial has joined Team Ineos this season but has already endured a frustrating moment. While attending the OGC Nice versus Metz soccer match, Dennis was unhappy with [...]

Will Covid-19 derail Froome’s goal of five Tour wins?

Chris Froome is a man driven to secure his legacy as one of the Tour de France greats and join the select club of five-time winners. In May, he'll be 35 years old and time is quickly running out. With a global pandemic shutting down or postponing the Spring classics and Giro d'Italia, the Tour de France may now also [...]

March 24th, 2020|

Locked down and riding in a freezing garage.

  Out my backyard windows there is 6 feet of snow on the deck. There's another six to nine inches on the way. We're on the Covid-19 lockdown here in the Sierra mountains of California. It's been a week now and yup, I'm officially stir crazy. The house is cozy but small and with temps in the low to mid [...]

March 23rd, 2020|

Rohan Dennis joins Ineos, upset with un-aerodyanmic scarf.

Rohan Dennis left his Bahrain-Merida squad last season because he was apparently upset that the racing equipment and team clothing didn't met his obsessively high standards. The current World Champion in the Time Trial has joined Team Ineos this season but has already endured a frustrating moment. While attending the OGC Nice versus Metz soccer match, Dennis was unhappy with [...]

December 9th, 2019|

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|
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