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

“Your site is not a news site, it’s an op-ed site” – and what, exactly, are the others?

Sometimes I get a comment to an article and begin to write a reply but as I am in the middle of the process, I realise that the thing is becoming an article in itself. I'm not putting this up to have a pop at the commentator but I believe that this all concerns a … Continue reading “Your site is not a news site, it’s an op-ed site” – and what, exactly, are the others?

Uli Fluhme & Pietro Caucchioli’s little chat, doping, and the tainted legacy of certain brands

Uli Fluhme and his wife run the Gran Fondo New York organisation and have a very clear rule in, or all places, their rule book, that states that no rider that has been banned for doping, ever, can compete in their events. Participate yes, race, no. When he got an email from Pietro Caucchioli asking … Continue reading Uli Fluhme & Pietro Caucchioli’s little chat, doping, and the tainted legacy of certain brands

Jonathan Vaughters graces Twitter with a description of crankpunk as a “talentless wanna-be writing [a] self-promotional blog”… Compliment accepted

A Twitter spat. My first. And with the mighty JV. I am honored. Some back story... It's no secret that I feel that all former dopers - all - should not be welcomed back in any capacity whatsoever into the fabric of cycling, be it as managers, coaches, team owners or administrators. I also feel … Continue reading Jonathan Vaughters graces Twitter with a description of crankpunk as a “talentless wanna-be writing [a] self-promotional blog”… Compliment accepted

Where does Froome vs Contador rank in the list of cycling rivalries?

if you're coming to find the original version of this article you are out of luck. it's disappeared. here is the article as best as i can remember it. _____________________ Coppi and Bartali, Anquetil and Poulidor, Anquetil and the lock on his stepdaughter's bedroom door, Hinault and Lemond, Lemond and Lance, Cipollini and Soul Glo, … Continue reading Where does Froome vs Contador rank in the list of cycling rivalries?

Cycling Etiquette: Let down by my fellow roadies!

The back had been playing up again over the weekend so I took Sunday off, but felt better today so I decided to take it for a spin to see how it fared. I headed up into the hills nearby, enjoying the return to the bike and the rather haunting mist that shrouded the valleys. … Continue reading Cycling Etiquette: Let down by my fellow roadies!

Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The Evils of Ego

The weekly column on PezCycling News went up earlier today, click on the image below to head over there to read it. Basically it covers how ego is an absolute necessity - to a point, but that it is also the beginning of the end it left unchecked...  

‘Madelaine Albright may sue Armstrong’

That's what my source said to me. I can neither confirm nor deny it. It all stems from 'that day' when Armstrong's missus lied to the cops... You know, I don't know why anyone in the USA is bothered about drink driving to be honest. If you watch too many Hollywood movies, as I might, … Continue reading ‘Madelaine Albright may sue Armstrong’

Lee’s Lowdown #4: Transcendence Through Sufferation

This article originally appeared on PEZ ___________________________ I’ve been sat here mulling over potential topics for this week’s Lowdown with my bike in the back yard looking at me like a jilted lover. She’s practically bleating at me like an orphaned lamb. Those hang dog eyes. She must have been a Labrador in a previous … Continue reading Lee’s Lowdown #4: Transcendence Through Sufferation

Talansky & Leipheimer: a bromance for the ages

Ever fallen in love with someone? Ever fallen in love? In love with someone Ever fallen in love? (Love…) In love with someone You shouldn't've fallen in love with   The Buzzcocks Andrew Talansky knows that feeling. When all around you judge you for nothing less wrong than lovin’. How deep it cuts. The scars it … Continue reading Talansky & Leipheimer: a bromance for the ages