Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: How to lose a Classic by EQS

I covered the Etixx-Quick Step fiasco very briefly here earlier in the week on CP, but here Stannard's win and Lefevre's failure get a proper outing. Spot The Clash reference if you can, there was also one in last week's article too. Click the image below to head to PEZ, cheers!

CrankPunk to partner with Velocite for 2015

Awesome news, Velocite, the makers and purveyors of fine bicycles are to be my sponsor for 2015 on the road and on the dirt! I've known Victor and Jessica Major for a good few years now and we've always talked about working together, so it seems the recent Chinese New Year looked down on us … Continue reading CrankPunk to partner with Velocite for 2015

Arnie Mostowy, Hitler and The Dopers

Brilliant. I use that word a lot but this work by Arnie Mostowy justifies it. Is Hitler funny? He is when he's portrayed as one of the US DoperClique getting pissed off at being busted for taking PEDs. Lance had his tent, Hitler had his bunker. Wonder if he shaved his legs? I will serve … Continue reading Arnie Mostowy, Hitler and The Dopers

Michael Troy describes the joy of the broken collarbone and learning to become ambidextrous with toilet paper

Like I said before, you get the best headlines on crankpunk! Sarvesh, this one is for you... Many thanks to my friend Michael Troy for this one. Classic. Cheers Mike! _______________ The Clavicle Diaries, by Michael Troy     T’was the end of a long road season, 2009 to be exact. My coach, good friend … Continue reading Michael Troy describes the joy of the broken collarbone and learning to become ambidextrous with toilet paper

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

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

Early MTB film might make you cry a little

Fanny pack? Check. Daughter's backpack? Check. Bike cop uniforms? Check. Bad-ass attitudes for no obvious reason? Check. How the heck did these two not get arrested? They're clearly terrorising this city with their knobbly-antics! This MTB video from is just awesome in so many ways. It kinda hurts to watch though because I recognise myself … Continue reading Early MTB film might make you cry a little

Anatomy of a Taiwan bike ride

You see all kinds of mad things here, and in 15 years out in Asia I can honestly say that I have never been bored on a bike ride. The landscape is fascinating, you have the jungle and the mountains, crazy drivers, and of course you see some weird stuff on a daily basis, like … Continue reading Anatomy of a Taiwan bike ride

The story of American doping in the 80s: The Olympics, Eddie B, and his “product”, our old friend Lance

This documentary looks at doping in the 80s in the USA, it isn't cycling-specific, though it is cycling-related as it deals with doping on a systematic and institutionalised scale, nothing most of you won't have known already but that may be enlightening for some. Almost comical is the recounting of how many athletes suddenly started … Continue reading The story of American doping in the 80s: The Olympics, Eddie B, and his “product”, our old friend Lance

Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The cobbles, the classics and being urinated on by Fausto Coppi

I know, I have the best headlines huh! That's one you won't find on CyclingSnooze... This week's Lee's Lowdown on PezCycling News looks at the opening classics of the season, this weekend's Omloop Het Nieuwsblad and Kuurne-Brussel-Kuurne. It also features a former pro's tale of getting pissed on by Il Campionissimo! Click the image below … Continue reading Lee’s Lowdown on PEZ: The cobbles, the classics and being urinated on by Fausto Coppi