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Lee Rodgers

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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.

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January 2013
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The Vuelta Stage 3 recap

The Vuelta Stage 3 recap

26 Aug 2014

It’s a common sight in pro cycling these days – seeing a team attempting to boss a stage by sending their men to the front of the peloton from a long way out. They do so with the hope of winning with their protected rider, only to see them fail. However, Orica-GreenEDGE pulled it off […]

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke and the art of cynicism

22 Aug 2014

“Being cynical is the only thing that is still fun about cycling,” wrote Willard Ford, and I love that line so much that I might put it on a t-shirt. But here’s an interesting thought – which came first, the doping, or the cynicism? There are several different kinds of cycling fan, of course, but […]

The best Vuelta a Espana in years by default?

The best Vuelta a Espana in years by default?

6 Aug 2014

Some folk in the cycling world feel that 2014 has been a less-than-stellar vintage in regards to Grand Tours. The Giro d’Italia saw the first Grand Tour win for Colombian Nairo Quintana, though the way the Movistar rider prised the famous Maglia Rosa from the shoulders of his compatriot Rigoberto Uran had fans disputing the […]

It’s time to ban all the cheats from cycling

It's time to ban all the cheats from cycling

30 Jul 2014

Eurosport’s coverage of the 2014 Tour de France had a section at the end of each stage that was entitled ‘LeMond on Tour’. This featured the combustible-looking, three-time Tour winner Greg LeMond chatting to a host of the Tour’s personalities. One day his French co-host ushered onto the makeshift set none other than Alexandre Vinokourov. […]

Why the 2014 Tour de France is so good

Why the 2014 Tour de France is so good

18 Jul 2014

We are only 11 stages into the 2014 Tour de France and yet we have already been gifted a race for the ages. It’s had thrills, spills, bellyaches and tears, Herculean efforts of leg-busting chutzpah, and buckets of va-va voom even without the presence of Va-Va Froome. Some of it has been caused by accident […]

The 2014 edition should be known as The Tour de Devious

The 2014 edition should be known as The Tour de Devious

16 Jul 2014

Intrigue and drama are never far from any Tour de France, but this one has been a doozy from Stage 1. It started with the controversial sprint and subsequent exit of Mark Cavendish, followed by that massive day on the cobbles that saw Chris Froome leave the Tour with a fractured wrist and an incredible […]

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