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Thanks Jens, but don’t go too far away

Thanks Jens, but don't go too far away

4 days ago

Nuts. Reckless. Foolish. Lost it. An ADHD case if ever there was one. It’s not often you hear champion athletes described like that but those are just some of the words Bjarne Riis used when talking about Jens Voigt, during the excellent cycling documentary Overcoming. This compelling movie took you inside the CSC team during […]

Peter says Sagan-ara to green jersey by joining Contador’s team

Peter says Sagan-ara to green jersey by joining Contador's team

6 Aug 2014

The UCI’s transfer window officially opened on August 1 and already we’ve seen notable moves, some effective immediately, others which won’t take effect until next season. South Aussie Rohan Dennis has slipped out of the blue of Garmin and into the red of BMC, in a mid-season transfer. FDJ’s Nacer Bouhanni will also be in […]

Should we change the final day of the Tour de France?

Should we change the final day of the Tour de France?

29 Jul 2014

Since 1975, the final stage of the Tour de France has been held on the Champs Élysées. As the climax to a three-week orgy of cycling, it’s a location that can’t be topped. The riders cruise into Paris before embarking on eight laps around the heartbeat of the so-called “city of love.” Even if you […]

Deserved victory for dominant Nibali

Deserved victory for dominant Nibali

28 Jul 2014

On a day when France enjoyed its best Tour performance since 1997, Vincenzo Nibali quietly went about making another statement to underline his total domination of the 2014 edition. Nibali didn’t need to go too fast, but he couldn’t resist the temptation. A fourth place on a hot and humid individual time trial from Bergerac […]

Cycling and racism: UCI needs to get ahead of the game

Cycling and racism: UCI needs to get ahead of the game

24 Jul 2014

If you go to the front page of the FIFA website, world football’s governing body, you’ll see a link called social responsibility. Click on that and you’ll see a link for anti-racism which reads in part under Article 3: Discrimination of any kind against a Country, private person or group of people on account of […]

Michael Rogers: Stage win at Le Tour caps off remarkable return

Michael Rogers: Stage win at Le Tour caps off remarkable return

23 Jul 2014

Michael Rogers is as good a cycling tactician as you’ll find, but his sudden ability to win three Grand Tour stages in just two months can’t just be put down to talent. He’s learned some life lessons, and learned well. Last October Rogers tested positive for Clenbuterol. In April, he beat the charge and returned […]

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