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Lee Rodgers

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About

Lee is a professional cyclist with the UCI Continental CCN Cycling Team.

Lee is quite possibly the world's oldest neo-pro ever - receiving a contract to ride for a UCI Continental team three years ago at 37 and has since raced around the world, from East Java to Korea, Oman to Qatar. Lee has even managed to get on a startline or three in the heartland of the sport - Belgium, where he was comprehensively and properly spanked.

Lee loves the millions of lycra-clad folk around the world who head out each weekend to suffer and dream, to emulate their heroes on their local hills and descents, to become noble, dammit, even if only in their own minds. They are the true guardians of the sport.

Communicating with them is what makes it all so worthwhile.

Member Since:
January 2013
Favourite Sporting Team:
CCN Cycling Team
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Astana at it again! Film on women’s cycling! Brek Epic truly gets epic!

Astana at it again! Film on women’s cycling! Brek Epic truly gets epic!

3 days ago

Lots of exclamation marks in that title but they were a necessity, not a luxury, because all three of these topics – in what has been a decidedly slow week in cycling – deserve them! First up is Astana. Or Satan-A, if you want to get all biblical and dark with your anagrams. Unbelievably, yet […]

The Taiwan KOM Challenge: All former suspended riders declined entry

15 Nov 2014

We had a decision to make. The 2013 winner of the Taiwan KOM Challenge had arrived on the start line of the race fresh from a doping suspension, causing heated debate on internet as to the validity of his victory. The integrity of the event that we had been working hard on for so many […]

Legally liable on your bike? A dangerous precedent emerges

Legally liable on your bike? A dangerous precedent emerges

4 Nov 2014

Imagine this scenario. You’re riding down the street on a group ride. You turn to chat to the guy next to you and as you do you front wheel rubs the rear wheel of the guy ahead of you. You go down, the guy next to you falls, and there’s an almighty pile up behind […]

The French fix le Tour, but it there’s nothing anti-Froome about it

The French fix le Tour, but it there's nothing anti-Froome about it

31 Oct 2014

Chris Froome has folded. He took one look at the turn of the cards from the house and he figured he just couldn’t beat the odds. He’s out, off to Italy instead to take his chances there. Are the French bothered? Non. Froome might well be disappointed. He was interviewed just last month and very […]

Astana: Three strikes and you’re out

Astana: Three strikes and you're out

24 Oct 2014

There’s something we can learn from baseball, and I don’t mean in finding new tricks for hiding needle marks. No, how about we borrow the ‘three strikes and you’re out’ concept? Because if we did, we’d be free from the shambles that is Astana. In case you missed the news, a third Astana rider has […]

Hushovd comments reflect deep-seated contradictions in cycling

Hushovd comments reflect deep-seated contradictions in cycling

21 Oct 2014

I met Thor Hushovd once. I was racing in the 2012 Tour of Qatar as a member of the RTS Racing Team, previously known as the Giant Racing Team. We’d been invited by virtue of being the third best team in Asia in 2011, after two Iranian teams. So, there I was, sat at the […]

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