Posts Tagged "Cycling"

When the route for the Jayco-Herald Sun Tour is released each year I do two things. Firstly, I check to see if Australia’s oldest stage race is passing through my home town of Ballarat.

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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.

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The only thing that bothers Cadel Evans about retirement is crying.

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Cadel Evans expects a running duel with the powerful Australian Orica-GreenEDGE team to mark the end of his cycling career.

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Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans has counted himself out of winning his retirement race.

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There’s something we can learn from baseball, and I don’t mean in finding new tricks for hiding needle marks.

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Chris Froome did not attend the presentation of the 2015 Tour de France route on Wednesday in Paris, choosing to forego the event in favour of a Team Sky get-together.

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This year’s trio of Grand Tours provided us with plenty of highlights and drama, but one image in particular keeps coming back to me.

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For the first time in Tour de France history the legendary Alpe d’Huez will be climbed on the penultimate stage of the 2015 edition before the final procession in Paris.

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Chris Froome has said he may skip the 2015 Tour de France because the course, which was revealed in Paris on Wednesday, doesn’t suit him.

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Simon Gerrans is far from satisfied, despite his dream run of world cycling success.

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Australia’s male road cyclist of the year is a no-brainer. Or is it?

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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.

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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.

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Well, this is nearly it. The 2014 pro cycling season has burned down to a few scattered embers, the Northern Hemisphere cyclocross season has started, and most of the pro road-peloton is off enjoying a few of life’s pleasures, guilt free.

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Earlier this month cycling pro-team Tinkoff-Saxo owner Oleg Tinkov opened the Tinkoff Bank vault to put up €1 million if Alberto Contador, Nairo Quintana, Chris Froome and Vincenzo Nibali compete in all three of next year’s Grand Tours.

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Saxo-Tinkoff owner Oleg Tinkov courted controversy by inviting the world’s four top cyclists to go head-to-head over the roads of Italy, France and Spain next season.

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There’s nothing like dreaming big, and when you’re used to getting your own way, why let a little media skepticism get in the way.

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Cycling’s perennial bugbear – doping – has reared its head again, with highly visible EPO positives to the Iglinskiy brothers, the rather limp response from their Astana team, and the evident toothlessness of the MPCC group which claims to safeguard clean cycling.

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Jelle Wallays of Belgium outsprinted Thomas Voeckler to win the Paris-Tours classic on Sunday.

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