Small Talk interviews Cadel Evans and he doesn’t like Belkin

i've had a bit of a soft spot for Cad Bloody El! Evans ever since he made Vinokourov cry over the white mud of the Strade Bianche on Stage 7 of the 2010 Giro. go to about 1'04 on this video here to see Evans resplendent and filthy in the Rainbow, reminding people just what … Continue reading Small Talk interviews Cadel Evans and he doesn’t like Belkin

Tour Down Under proves its worth as the season opener

by Kate Smart Once a year Radelaide comes alive to the sights and sounds of wheel spokes, lycra and the grinding of cranks thanks to the Tour Down Under. The UCI World Tour kicks off in what is arguably one of Australia’s prettiest cities and no one can complain about the quality of the racing … Continue reading Tour Down Under proves its worth as the season opener

Old Man Evans steals the show

by crankpunk. this article originally appeared on The Roar.   Sometimes as a journalist you have to admit that you got it wrong and take off the hat (it’s an English flat cap, grey tweed) and shove it in your mouth. I think that’s part of the reason for the expression “…I’ll eat my hat”, … Continue reading Old Man Evans steals the show

who’s gonna win the Tour Down Under?

by crankpunk. this article first appeared on The Roar. Here we go! The World Tour is about to kick off with a bang in Nuriootpa in less than a week. It will deliver us cycling fans from the long, dreary winter and its dearth of international road races, booting us off in 2014 towards a … Continue reading who’s gonna win the Tour Down Under?

Tim Renowden’s take on the Australian Men’s Road Champs

 by Tim Renowden, who was roadside for the race. All images courtesy of Tim.    While the Northern Hemisphere shivered through ice, snow, mud, and darkness, Australian cycling had its first major event of the 2014 season this weekend. Simon Gerrans of Orica-GreenEdge claimed his second national champion’s jersey after winning a promoter’s dream three-man … Continue reading Tim Renowden’s take on the Australian Men’s Road Champs

2013: Kate Smart’s Review

by Kate Smart It’s that time of year when we reflect on the year that was. So, in no particular order, and, at times, with tongue firmly planted in cheek, here’s my two cents worth of the moments in the 2013 cycling season that I enjoyed the most.   Cyclists with magnificent hair As I’m … Continue reading 2013: Kate Smart’s Review

Evans & the Giro: Peiper says he can, i say he can’t

by crankpunk As an Englishman, I’ve become something of an expert in hope – and no, I’m not talking about cricket. Every four years the football World Cup rolls around and every four years, once the utter despair and dejection of yet another woeful set of otherwise ‘plucky’ performances fades just ever so slightly, the … Continue reading Evans & the Giro: Peiper says he can, i say he can’t

Nibali on the throne, crankpunk and PEZ: the 2013 Giro reviewed

                                                                                                        'Danilo? oh he's a proper cock,' said his mother. allegedly.  CRANKPUNK   DOPED UP LIKE DI LUCA   might well be crankpunk's first t-shirt. if that appeals let me know... anyway, i've finished my Giro reporting on PEZ, it has been one heck of a ride as well, what a cracking race. hats off … Continue reading Nibali on the throne, crankpunk and PEZ: the 2013 Giro reviewed

crankpunk, Pez & the Giro, round 2, in which i take a shot at Di Luca and call Wiggo a turtle & simultaneously break the record for the longest ever title for a post on crankpunk

yes, he really did look like that... read all about it on PEZ or read the whole thing here... The big news from Stage 4 of the Giro weren’t the boos that arose in the coffee shop where I watch the race when Danilo DiLuca took off up the road, but the look on Wiggo’s … Continue reading crankpunk, Pez & the Giro, round 2, in which i take a shot at Di Luca and call Wiggo a turtle & simultaneously break the record for the longest ever title for a post on crankpunk