Animal Cruelty: Slaying The Badger on 30 for 30

ESPN's 30 for 30 films are just about the best collection of sports documentaries I have come across, cutting through the hype and floss to get right down to the bone. They are about so much more than 'just' sports (Once Brothers is a fine example), so good that even folk without a real interest … Continue reading Animal Cruelty: Slaying The Badger on 30 for 30

Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: Cycling through the smog in China

The third installment of my weekly Lowdown column on PezCycling News is a brief (kinda) history of the bicycle in China, from its first appearance to the smog-filled present. Click on the image below to head over to the article. Cheers!

The Hour, the UCI, and how to **** up something so beautiful in one easy step

It has just been confirmed that the UCI have imposed a new range of criteria on those who seek to break the hour record. The governing body is now demanding all potential candidates for the hour record must ride a traditional steel-track frame and commit to a year-long diet of food not only similar to … Continue reading The Hour, the UCI, and how to **** up something so beautiful in one easy step

Remembering Gino Bartali: A Man of Distinction

Until very recently, the Italian Gino Bartali (1914-2000) was known for his remarkable feats on a bicycle. He was the most famous Italian cyclist to emerge from a formidable generation of top riders, having won the Giro d’Italia in 1936, 1937 and 1946. He also won the Tour de France in 1938 and then again … Continue reading Remembering Gino Bartali: A Man of Distinction

The Classics and The Classics

this article originally appeared in the April edition of Spin Magazine by Lee Rodgers   “Tell how at the first gods and earth came to be, and rivers, and the boundless sea with its raging swell, and the gleaming stars, and the wide heaven above, and the gods who were born of them.” Hesiod, 4th … Continue reading The Classics and The Classics

Gino Bartali: the only truly clean Grand Champion?

  this is from wikipedia, i found it as i was writing an article on Gino the Great for a magazine. it kind of blew my mind, to think that he was possibly the first in-competition drug tester of all time! as well as being a participant, and a huge one at that. here are … Continue reading Gino Bartali: the only truly clean Grand Champion?

Can Wiggins win Paris-Roubaix?

by Cillian Kelly Milan San Remo: 2nd Tour of Flanders: 7th Paris-Roubaix: 4th Liege-Bastogne-Liege: 3rd Tour of Lombardy: 2nd These are the best results in all five monument classics in the career of a particular cyclist. It's an impressive collection of placings for any rider in any era. This rider, despite never making the podium … Continue reading Can Wiggins win Paris-Roubaix?

Eddy Planckaert: his greatest victory

by Cillian Kelly which is better? winning a race or sex? hard to decide? Eddy Planckaert found the perfect solution... Winning a race is the ultimate goal for any cyclist. It is the culmination of the work of dozens of people, team managers, masseurs, domestiques and of course the winning cyclist. Some cyclists spend their … Continue reading Eddy Planckaert: his greatest victory

Cycling or Psychling? The Insanity of A Life on Two Wheels

by crankpunk. this article is a re-post and originally appeared in Spin Magazine, March 2013. since the original publication of this article, Mr. White joined the Philadelphia 76ers but was waived by the team at the end of October...  ________________ Insanity Defined by Merriam-Webster’s dictionary as: 1: a deranged state of the mind usually occurring as … Continue reading Cycling or Psychling? The Insanity of A Life on Two Wheels

the wonderful Mr Graeme Obree

'this is the embodiment of everything i am - no rules, no regulations... this is a form of artistic expression... the remit is to go and enthuse people to go and have a go at something... don't sit about, cos you're going to die... i am inspired by the fact that we are dying...' that's … Continue reading the wonderful Mr Graeme Obree