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Adam Semple

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About

I am a self-taught pseudo-intellect specializing in the art of cynicism and judgementalism. My short temper often bares itself through words and onto paper.

Member Since:
January 2013
Based In:
Perth, Australia
Favourite Sports:
Cycling,

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Why Wiggins will be foiled by cobblestones

Why Wiggins will be foiled by cobblestones

5 days ago

In memory of the recently passed cobbled classics, let’s reflect on what makes a winner, what a cobblestone is, and why it’s okay to be confused. Firstly, the word cobble comes from ‘cob’, meaning ‘rounded lump’. It’s what I consider the most understating descriptor of cobblestones imaginable, setting the scene of an almighty shock for […]

Simon Clarke evidence of cycling’s new clean generation

Simon Clarke evidence of cycling's new clean generation

1 Oct 2013

Simon Clarke rode into seventh place on Sunday night in arguably one of the toughest ever World Cycling Championships. A new generation of clean riders has arrived. As Italy’s national team grappled with the pointy end of the bike race, they ratcheted up the tension on an increasingly elongated peloton. The 100 kilometres to go […]

‘Bling’ Matthews ready to shine on World Tour stage after win at Vuelta

'Bling' Matthews ready to shine on World Tour stage after win at Vuelta

30 Aug 2013

If you didn’t know how good Michael ‘Bling’ Matthews was, you do now. Having won the fifth stage of the 2013 Vuelta a España, Matthews carved-out his best career result to date and showed the world once again the worth of allowing riders to develop at their own pace. “Everything leading up to this point […]

Drugs must make you quite fast – just ask Contador

Drugs must make you quite fast - just ask Contador

16 Jul 2013

I’m not going to be all tipsy-toey about it, that doesn’t help anyone. As I look down the list of riders in this years tour who have achieved amazing results in the past, Alberto Contador stands out. Now this isn’t an article aimed at insinuating anyone is being naughty, no, it’s just a good old-fashioned […]

GreenEDGE’s TTT win at Tour exposes elephant in the room

GreenEDGE's TTT win at Tour exposes elephant in the room

3 Jul 2013

Last night the Australian Orica-GreenEDGEteam won the Team Time Trial and declared themselves as the strongest team in the 2013 Tour de France. Although ‘strongest’ is a fairly circumstantial matter in cycling, I like to keep things simple, and to win an entirely teams-based event means you are the strongest team. The funny thing was, […]

Will a scientific Team Sky make the 2013 Tour de France boring?

Will a scientific Team Sky make the 2013 Tour de France boring?

29 Jun 2013

For the most part of 2013, Team Sky has morphed into a dominating team with an artillery of powerful domestiques, and on the eve of the 2013 Tour de France that looks set to continue. More often than not through March, April, May, and June, they monotonously, yet exhilaratingly, controlled pelotons over the world and […]

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