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  • A bridge TT. Lampaert and Uran go down but not out in Tour

    Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) didn't imagine he'd ride a second consecutive time trial on stage two from Roskilde to Nyborg. But thanks to his crash, he was forced to do exactly that. About half way across the 18 kilometer Great Belt Bridge, a touch of wheels brought him crashing down along with teammate and key lead-out man Michael Mørkøv, along with a [...]

  • Nada for Ganna. Lampaert takes first yellow in Tour

    Filippo Ganna was fourth today, which was basically zero. The odds-on favorite and world champion Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers) finished the short 13.2 kilometer time trial around Copenhagen in a surprising fourth place.  First, he was bumped down the leaderboard by Wout van Aert (Jumbo Visma), then Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) pushed him into third place and finally, the real [...]

  • Winter riding in the mountains. Thoughts, workarounds.

    For thirty years I’ve been extremely fortunate to live in the San Francisco Bay Area where, thanks to the mild weather, I could bike year round.  That ended, like almost everything in this currently crazy world, in 2020. I’m now a full time resident of Truckee, up in the Sierra mountains of Northern California.  It was a fabulous Summer of [...]

A bridge TT. Lampaert and Uran go down but not out in Tour

Yves Lampaert (Quick-Step Alpha Vinyl) didn't imagine he'd ride a second consecutive time trial on stage two from Roskilde to Nyborg. But thanks to his crash, he was forced to do exactly that. About half way across the 18 kilometer Great Belt Bridge, a touch of wheels brought him crashing down along with teammate and key lead-out man Michael Mørkøv, along with a [...]

July 2nd, 2022|

Nada for Ganna. Lampaert takes first yellow in Tour

Filippo Ganna was fourth today, which was basically zero. The odds-on favorite and world champion Ganna (INEOS Grenadiers) finished the short 13.2 kilometer time trial around Copenhagen in a surprising fourth place.  First, he was bumped down the leaderboard by Wout van Aert (Jumbo Visma), then Tadej Pogacar (UAE Team Emirates) pushed him into third place and finally, the real [...]

July 1st, 2022|

Winter riding in the mountains. Thoughts, workarounds.

For thirty years I’ve been extremely fortunate to live in the San Francisco Bay Area where, thanks to the mild weather, I could bike year round.  That ended, like almost everything in this currently crazy world, in 2020. I’m now a full time resident of Truckee, up in the Sierra mountains of Northern California.  It was a fabulous Summer of [...]

November 18th, 2020|

Chris Froome, Tour de France underdog?

Should Chris Froome, a man who has won four Tour de France and two Vuelta a Espana titles and one Giro d’Italia, be considered an underdog? That’s the curious assessment made by Kjell Carlström, who is the general manager of Froome’s new squad Israel Startup Nation. “We're underdogs and that's fine,” he said during an interview with the Cyclingnews podcast. [...]

November 17th, 2020|

Is it Patrick Lefevere or Patrick LeFever?

Deceuninck-Quickstep manager Patrick Lefevere is many things.  He’s bombastic, loud, indignant, provocative, outraged, dismissive, hot-headed, funny — and always good for a quotable nugget. In short, we propose a new nickname for Lefevere that captures his social media persona: Patrick LeFever. You know when LeFever’s fingers tap open the twitter app on his phone, that sparks are going to fly. [...]

November 13th, 2020|

The sad case of Fabio Aru.

Poor, poor Fabio Aru. It was sad news to read that a rider who won the 2015 Vuelta a Espana and scored two podiums in the Giro d’Italia is now desperately scrounging for a ride next season.  A few years ago Aru seemed poised for a long run of grant tour victories. He was the Next Nibali, the future of Italian [...]

November 12th, 2020|
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