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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.

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The Aussie conundrum, new UCI Regulations and an African breakthrough

The Aussie conundrum, new UCI Regulations and an African breakthrough

16 Jan 2015

Can you feel it? It’s that time of year again, and I don’t mean the Tour Down Under. It’s the buzz of a new season, the sharpening of the knives, the shaving of the legs, the thrum of the media and the froth of the forums! Bring it on. One thing that caught my eye […]

Money, pump… gun? Is a weapon necessary for a bike ride?

Money, pump… gun? Is a weapon necessary for a bike ride?

8 Jan 2015

I read a cycling article last week that rather brilliantly had the word ‘bandits’ in it, not something you see every day. “Darwin Atapuma attacked by bandits in Colombia” read the shocking headline. While out on a training ride the BMC rider was accosted by two men who tried take his bike from under him. […]

The beauty of the Classics, the hypocrisy of dopers, and the futility of The Hour

19 Dec 2014

Philippe Gilbert got the ball rolling by saying on Thursday that he’s targeting Milan–San Remo, getting us on an early start for the annual Spring Classics Obsessional. It happens every year. Faced with an interminably dull few months from the end of the racing season until the the Spring Classics (sorry Tour Down Under, people […]

Does Cookson’s call on Astana spell the death of hope?

Does Cookson's call on Astana spell the death of hope?

12 Dec 2014

I recognise the legacy I have inherited is an atmosphere of distrust around our sport. You should (and you will) judge me on my actions. – Brian Cookson OBE, June 15, 2014. The first rule of Twitter is that you should never tweet something you will live to regret. Not many people follow that rule […]

Groundhog Day at Astana HQ: Vinokourov to star in classic comedy remake

Groundhog Day at Astana HQ: Vinokourov to star in classic comedy remake

28 Nov 2014

Bill Murray was brilliant in Groundhog Day, playing the cantankerous Phil, the weatherman who woke up every day in the same day, trapped in a town he hated, a fate that drove him to several hilarious and always failed suicide attempts. Playing Rita, the female interest, was Andie McDowell. Phil tried literally day after day […]

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!

21 Nov 2014

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 […]

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