Freelance sports writer, mainly cycling and tennis. Sometimes other sports, AFL, Swimming and Olympics.
Master of Journalism/Comms student.
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When news.com.au decided to publish an inaccurate and potentially dangerous piece of clickbait yesterday, suggesting that US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps has had some sort of sordid affair, I saw social media respond overwhelmingly with the sort of intelligence and maturity lacking among the editors who published the article.
Cycling is a sport where the highs of a stage win one day can come crashing down in a pile of twisted bodies and machinery the next – as highlighted by Specialized Securitor at the last women’s National Road Series (NRS) event in Ballarat over the weekend.
This week Michael Phelps was arrested, allegedly clocked doing 85 miles per hour in a 40 zone while twice the legal blood alcohol limit.
The news on Friday that Cadel Evans was officially retiring from cycling after the Australian cycling season was not completely unexpected.
The 100m Freestyle has always been swimming’s blue ribbon event and the Pan Pacs on the Gold Coast will give us all of the excitement we’ve come to expect from this race.
Vincenzo Nibali has proven a worthy winner of the 2014 Tour de France. He was clearly the best rider over the three weeks. No one was able to stick with him, either on the cobbles or over the mountains.