Lee’s Lowdown on Strade Bianche: Valverde and Van Avermaet stain the white roads

Yeah, who to cheer for when one guy is an unrepentant doper, one is under investigation for connections to a dodgy doctor, when one rode on whilst under threat of suspension and the other is copying him? If you love the sport, recognise the UCI (under current rules) is unable to temporarily stop you racing, … Continue reading Lee’s Lowdown on Strade Bianche: Valverde and Van Avermaet stain the white roads

Lee’s Lowdown on Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne

Watching Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne on my 'new' telly (borrowed off one of my girlfriend's relatives 'for a while' (I love indefinites)), one of those huge high-definition monsters that I used to say were unnecessary (until I finally got one, I might add), I was all misty eyed and dizzy for the first half an hour, what with … Continue reading Lee’s Lowdown on Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne

Cookson, Astana, and the Death of Hope

And the first rule of Twitter is that you should never tweet something you will live to regret. Not many people follow that rule but it is quite a good one, one that Brian Cookson OBE (Oh! Benevolent Entity?) was never taught, quite obviously. The decision to award Astana a World Tour license for 2015 … Continue reading Cookson, Astana, and the Death of Hope

another positive test: time for Astana to go

Victor Okishev, a 20-year-oldAstana rider, has tested positive for steroids from a test taken in May. that is now 4 Kazakhstani Astana riders in the past few months. when i rode the UCI Asia Tour there was a feeling amongst the peloton that the Kazakh riders generally were not all they appeared to be. it … Continue reading another positive test: time for Astana to go

the Frenchies fix Le Tour! vive les Frenchies!

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 … Continue reading the Frenchies fix Le Tour! vive les Frenchies!