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!

Gilbert gets the Classics ball of wonder rolling, the Lance & Ricco Comedy Show cranks on, and The Hour & the Death of Romance

This article originally appeared in The Roar. ________________________________   Philippe Gilbert got the ball rolling by saying on Thursday that he’s targeting Milan–San Remo, getting us on an early start for the annual Spring Classics Obsessional. It happens every year. Faced with an interminably dull few months from the end of the racing season until … Continue reading Gilbert gets the Classics ball of wonder rolling, the Lance & Ricco Comedy Show cranks on, and The Hour & the Death of Romance

the Classics are coming! get yer fix with these great little videos

i know i know, you love them too, which is why even in November it's worth getting ready for 2015 by indulging our guilty love by, well, getting all indulgent and watching some videos featuring these great races and fantastico courses. last year i was fortunate to be invited along with Peter and Lisa Easton … Continue reading the Classics are coming! get yer fix with these great little videos

Can Peter Sagan gatecrash the Cancellara & Boonen Classics Show?

this article originally appeared on The Roar There are a couple of anecdotes about Peter Sagan that tells you just how precocious the 24 year old from Slovakia was as a teenager. Having started racing bikes at the age of 9, he had already made a name for himself by turning up to road races … Continue reading Can Peter Sagan gatecrash the Cancellara & Boonen Classics Show?

Philippe Gilbert: are the glory days over?

Philippe Gilbert is one of my favourite riders on the World Tour – since he debuted with Francaise Des Jeux back in 2003, the man has done enough to be considered a living legend. His first year in the pro peloton brought the Points Classification and a stage win at the Tour de l’Avenir, no … Continue reading Philippe Gilbert: are the glory days over?

The Spring Classics: Better than the Grand Tours?

Professional cycling nowadays is a year-long occupation. Gone are the days when a pro would jump off the bike in October and take four weeks off, his trusty steed tucked away in the box room under the stairs or down in the old garden shed. The libations might flow, the belly would most certainly grow, … Continue reading The Spring Classics: Better than the Grand Tours?

Paris-Roubaix & Leon Van Bon

crankpunk was racing in the Tour of China a couple of years ago. upon arrival at the team hotel i got hold of the start list. one name immediately jumped out at me. Leon Van Bon. 2 stage wins at the Tour de France, one in the Vuelta. 3rd in the '97 Worlds on the … Continue reading Paris-Roubaix & Leon Van Bon