the Frenchies fix Le Tour! vive les Frenchies!

Chris Froome has folded. He took one look at the turn of the cards from the house and he figured he just couldn’t beat the odds. He’s out, off to Italy instead to take his chances there. Are the French bothered? Non. Froome might well be disappointed. He was interviewed just last month and very … Continue reading the Frenchies fix Le Tour! vive les Frenchies!

should Contador be racing? can Froome get more robotic? do you even care? the CrankPunk LowDown on PEZ

a rather long and amazing race in Mongolia kept me away from the computer for about 2 weeks (lordy lordy hallelujah) and as a result depraved PezCycling News of my lowdowns on the Vuelta. but fear not, folks, for there was just time to get one in, the final roundup of the Spanish Grand Tour. … Continue reading should Contador be racing? can Froome get more robotic? do you even care? the CrankPunk LowDown on PEZ

The Vuelta 2014 promises fireworks

Some folk in the cycling world feel that 2014 has been a less-than-stellar vintage in regards to Grand Tours. The Giro d’Italia saw the first Grand Tour win for Colombian Nairo Quintana, though the way the Movistar rider prised the famous Maglia Rosa from the shoulders of his compatriot Rigoberto Uran had fans disputing the … Continue reading The Vuelta 2014 promises fireworks

Cancellara, Specialized and Menchov: The Tour de Devious

a version of this article originally appeared on The Roar   Intrigue and drama are never far from any Tour de France, but this one has been a doozy from Stage 1. It started with the controversial sprint and subsequent exit of Mark Cavendish, followed by that massive day on the cobbles that saw Chris … Continue reading Cancellara, Specialized and Menchov: The Tour de Devious

Tour de Cobbles: cp analysis on PEZ

As I was watching the Tour last night my waters broke. And I didn't even know I was pregnant. I'm gonna call the baby 'Stage 5'. Read all about it on PezCycling News, just click on the image below.

Tales from the Tour #2

This article originally appeared on The Roar First Roman Kreuziger, then Daryl Impey. Who next? Which of the best men from their generation will join these two fallen warriors, needle in arm/sicknote from Mum in hand/shocked expression on their chops (delete as approptiate) on the naughty step? I’m with Sean Lee on this one, I have … Continue reading Tales from the Tour #2

Tour Gossip and more, from crankpunk on The Roar

this article originally appeared on The Roar The French! Where's the Va-Va-Voom? Je ne sais qoui is a French term that is generally used to define a certain undefinable quality that makes something or someone special, unique, pleasing or interesting. In plain French it translates as ‘I don’t know what,’ and it might be time we … Continue reading Tour Gossip and more, from crankpunk on The Roar

The Froome TUE Palava: Every side letting the fans down

this article originally appeared on The Roar   Many would have never heard of a TUE until last week, other than the one that brings you closer to FRI, but in the past seven days or so ‘Therapeutic Use Exemption’ has entered the lexicon of cycling fans the world over. Reaction to the news that … Continue reading The Froome TUE Palava: Every side letting the fans down