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
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!
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
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
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?
Excellent film here on the bicycle's history - possibly the best I have seen, it is so comprehensive and so obviously in love with the machine. Ignore the quality and settle in for a treat, really cool to actually see the old bone-shakers being ridden. Especially likes the Scot who rode his invention to Glasgow … Continue reading The Bicycle – A Celebration of the Invention
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
Yes, seriously, and it's a cracker. This is the 7-11 Philippines UCI Continental team kit, not the old classic 7-11 kit from the 80s. That was one of my all time favorite kits and indeed my first ever pro replica kit, I loved that thing even though my skinny Froomey arms didn't fill the sleeves! … Continue reading 2015 7-11 Team kit out now!
re-published by request! We all know that feeling, I’m sure, of beating ourselves up a little because of lost days of riding due to a loss of motivation, of life getting in the way of our first true love, or just a general disinterest in the goings on of the universe because every once in … Continue reading Kaizen & the Art of Staying Focused through a season
I hate the word c-r-a-s-h. I generally spell it out when I am talking and this makes me wonder why I am posting the second c-r-a-s-h video in two days but this is a great one, a proper 9.5 for both technique and execution. And he didn't hurt himself. And he is a cyclocrosser, which … Continue reading another awesome c-r-a-s-h