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Adam Semple

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Ex-cyclist, current runner. Ex real-estate agent, currant photographer. Ex-barista, current barista. Freelance-writer and small business owner of www.thegoodcase.com

Member Since:
January 2013
Based In:
Perth, Australia
Favourite Sports:
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What the Vuelta’s first week tells us about its five protagonists

What the Vuelta's first week tells us about its five protagonists

1 Sep 2014

For the first time since 2004 I sit and watch the Tour of Spain absolutely enthralled, with five amazing champions battling for the win. Joaquim Rodriguez, the perpetual runner-up. Alejandro Valverde, the climber who learnt to sprint by racing his school mates between light posts. Giro d’Italia winner Nairo Quintana. Tour de France winner Chris […]

Xenon, Argon and the future of cycling

Xenon, Argon and the future of cycling

29 Aug 2014

Doping. It’s one of those topics that makes you say, “oh god, not again, how boring, let’s move on, why not focus on the positives?” Fortunately though, doping thrills the hell out of me! What is a ‘micro-dose’? Is asthma subjective? What on earth are Xenon and Argon? Today, the World Anti Doping Agency opened […]

Why ride, with Lachlan Morton

18 Aug 2014

In a sport that can so often appear rendered by its dedication, and where tunnel-vision often produces the greatest spoils of success, I spoke with a guy that is contorting that fabric of expectation tied to being a professional cyclist. Lachlan Morton is rejecting the often so natural robotics of elite athleticism, saying, ‘but hey, […]

Little Italy: Aussie cycling’s new home

Little Italy: Aussie cycling's new home

13 Aug 2014

The Italian professional-amateur circuit is like no other around the world. I say professional-amateur because they are paid riders, they train and race full-time, but always remain on the Italian circuit of regional and national events. The Italian scene is unique because the riders that win these races, start winning category one professional races (1.1, […]

What does all this Dauphiné activity mean for Le Tour?

What does all this Dauphiné activity mean for Le Tour?

16 Jun 2014

As the American Andrew Talansky took the Critérium du Dauphiné into his own hands and won the overall honours last night, Lieu Westra pulled off the surprise of the century in the previous night’s miraculous comeback with around three centimetres to go. Tinkoff’s Alberto Contador was lining up two slaps back in time for the […]

Tour of California proves that downhill rules can be broken

Tour of California proves that downhill rules can be broken

21 May 2014

Not all descents are created equal. Some allow people that are crazy skilled – and plain crazy – to go faster than others. On the other hand, some are just wide open roads that don’t turn much. These, like headwinds, provide an interesting dynamic with a bunch of cyclists – it feels excellent being in […]

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