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Tom Palmer is a former professional road cyclist riding for Drapac Professional Cycling from 2007 to 2014 before hanging up the cleats to pursue a tertiary education and non-sporting career.

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August 2014
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The Tour of Beijing failed but globalisation hasn’t

The Tour of Beijing failed but globalisation hasn't

3 Oct 2014

We’re about to see the last Tour of Beijing. You’ll know it as the race that materialised out of thin air, or an agreement between the local government and the UCI.

The surprising thing about the Under-23 World Time Trial Championships

The surprising thing about the Under-23 World Time Trial Championships

25 Sep 2014

The Under-23 World Time Trial Championships threw up some surprising developments, and some unsurprising ones.

If you don’t like women’s cycling, make like Thumper and shut up

If you don't like women's cycling, make like Thumper and shut up

18 Sep 2014

There’s a photo of a women’s cycling team in which the colour of their clothing and the lighting gave the appearance that the cyclists were semi nude. It went viral on the Internet.

Vuelta riders punching above their weight

Vuelta riders punching above their weight

11 Sep 2014

This week’s award for punching above one’s weight goes to… La Vuelta a Espana cyclists. I say this because they appear to punch each other quite readily, and as for weight? Well, they don’t have much.

Anti-doping results are getting a little bit scary

Anti-doping results are getting a little bit scary

4 Sep 2014

Jonathan Tiernan-Locke claims he got a two-year doping ban from drinking too many pints.

Degenkolb vs Bling: History since the ‘tour of the future’

Degenkolb vs Bling: History since the 'tour of the future'

28 Aug 2014

Michael ‘Bling’ Matthews won Stage 3 of the Vuelta a Espana. John Degenkolb would not have liked that. Degenkolb won Stage 4. Bling won’t exactly love that either. There’s a good reason for this.