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John Thompson-Mills

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Out-of-favour Goss needs to rise to Bling’s challenge

Out-of-favour Goss needs to rise to Bling's challenge

4 days ago

News this week that Michael ‘Bling’ Matthews will ride the Giro while Matthew Goss, who was heading to Italy, will now ride the Tour of California and Tour de Suisse, poses a major question – has Goss lost his mantle as Orica-GreenEDGE’s No. 1 sprinter? The obvious answer for now is yes, as Bling is […]

Is it wrong to enjoy seeing cyclists crash?

Is it wrong to enjoy seeing cyclists crash?

10 Apr 2014

The Tour of Flanders really was a war of attrition, and no one epitomised the riders’ bravery more than Belgian national Road Race champion Stijn Devolder. From memory, he crashed at least three times – and I don’t just mean fell, but hit the road, hard! Each time though, Devolder got back on his bike […]

It’s Sagan’s time in the Tour of Flanders

It's Sagan's time in the Tour of Flanders

3 Apr 2014

Last week, Roar expert Lee Rogers mounted a convincing argument about why the Slovak Slayer Peter Sagan won’t win Sunday’s Tour of Flanders. Despite his firepower, Lee believes that Sagan’s brute strength won’t be enough to overcome the more experienced and race favourites Tom Boonen and Fabian Cancellara. “The Swiss and the Belgian are too […]

Has everyone forgotten about Michael Rogers’ “adverse analytical finding”?

Has everyone forgotten about Michael Rogers' "adverse analytical finding"?

26 Mar 2014

It was some birthday present for Michael Rogers. On December 20, instead of celebrating his 34th birthday with family and friends, he was replying to a UCI statement that said he’d failed a drug test for Clenbuterol. Since then though, what has happened? Is it just me, or has everyone forgotten about this “adverse analytical […]

Let’s be careful out there, but learn some bloody road rules!

Let's be careful out there, but learn some bloody road rules!

19 Mar 2014

I was going to write another doping-related column this week, but instead, my mind was changed by some other kinds of dopes – those that get around in cars and a few who ride bikes. The past few days have been horrible for cyclists in what is always the one-sided argument against cars. In Adelaide, […]

Richie can go all the way at Tirreno-Adriatico

Richie can go all the way at Tirreno-Adriatico

13 Mar 2014

No matter what happens this year, January’s Tour Down Under will be right up there as one of the premier races of 2014. Simon Gerrans’ victory over Cadel Evans with Lampre’s Diego Ulissi completing the podium and Richie Porte fourth set the year’s World Tour calendar up nicely. But if any early season race threatens […]

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