Nicole Cooke: ‘I blew the whistle on drugs but no one listened to me’

From today's The Guardian, and excellent article by the first British winner of the Tour de France (sorry Sir Wiggo) and former Olympic and World Champ, Nicole Cooke, on CIRC, TUEs and the curious selective hearing of the authorities when it comes to doping. Click the image below to head to the article.

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”

crankpunk comperes the 2014 Taiwan KOM Challenge

if i told you there was a mountain that was 105km long and that the last 8km averaged 17.5% would you believe me? unless you've heard of the Taiwan KOM Challenge, probably not. but yes, such a beast exists. this Saturday, the 15th of November, a bunch of hardy, wonderful and essentially mad souls are … Continue reading crankpunk comperes the 2014 Taiwan KOM Challenge

Nicole Cooke and le crankpunk visit the Lezyne factory

i'm not a sycophant - well maybe for Ma CrankPunk (yes she gets caps), because She Is The Greatest - but when Nicole Cooke rocks into town even i get a little starstruck. World & Olympic champ, winner of the Giro, the Tour, Flanders and on and on, there at Taichung train station i strolled … Continue reading Nicole Cooke and le crankpunk visit the Lezyne factory

Inga Thompson: Challenge The System

In a weird, sad way, I’ve enjoyed watching the whole doping scandal unfold.  It’s been somewhat cathartic, 20 years later, giving me a small, tiny feeling of vindication….but then again, not really. More emphasis needs to be placed upon the System that facilitated this whole doping scandal, and how it has become so out of … Continue reading Inga Thompson: Challenge The System

a slightly over-impassioned response to a message that i probably shouldn’t post, but what the hell

thanks for taking the time to reply _______, appreciate that. i do feel that i did walk a bit in their  shoes, at least half a mile, as did several other guys and women i know. personally for me, i spent 2 years in those shoes as a junior and aspiring pro when i was … Continue reading a slightly over-impassioned response to a message that i probably shouldn’t post, but what the hell