Rabottini suspended for EPO, and to think we almost had him at the Taiwan KOM…

last year, when I was looking for KOM winners of the Grand Tours of recent years to invite to ride the Taiwan KOM Challenge, i received a mail suggesting i get in touch with Matteo Rabottini of Neri Sottoli. Rabottini had shot to fame with a victory Rabottini on the stage to Piani dei Resinelli … Continue reading Rabottini suspended for EPO, and to think we almost had him at the Taiwan KOM…

Nicole Cooke Exclusive on CP: “Bring in Lifetime Bans”

Nicole Cooke says 'no more heroes' but, truth be told, she is one of mine. And to top all that off, she is so damn nice too. I met Nicole through her dad Tony, who responded to an article of mine which was on about how the bad guys get Gran Fraudos but the clean … Continue reading Nicole Cooke Exclusive on CP: “Bring in Lifetime Bans”

John Ebsen & Marg Fedyna win the Taiwan KOM Challenge 2014

phew, what a day. it just poured and poured, it was cold, one giant heavy cloud enshrouded the mountain and the peloton throughout. people were shaking and blue by the end, i 'lost' two jackets helping folk get warm at the top and don;t mind if i don't get them back. every soul on that … Continue reading John Ebsen & Marg Fedyna win the Taiwan KOM Challenge 2014

2013 Taiwan KOM Challenge

whooP! what a week that was. i was fortunate enough to be asked to represent the Taiwan Cyclist Federation as their Foreign Rider & Media co-ordinator during the recent 2013 Taiwan KOM Challenge. this involved having to host the official opening ceremony at about 2 hours notice, dealing with stress levels that went almost as … Continue reading 2013 Taiwan KOM Challenge

crankpunk takes over the world media

ok, maybe not the world... and maybe not even asia... but i was interviewed last week about the upcoming  2013 Taiwan KOM Challenge! i really cannot recommend the riding in Taiwan enough, it seriously is incredible. if anyone is thinking about the KOM Challenge for 2015, do it - an unforgettAble experience... anyway, here's the … Continue reading crankpunk takes over the world media