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 year that was: some of the not so good bits of 2013

by Kate Smart   Now that we have all stuffed ourselves so full of food, we can barely reach for the remote control, it’s time to restore balance again by taking the time to reflect on those parts to the 2013 cycling season that didn’t quite make last week’s highlights list.   Bike helmets out … Continue reading the year that was: some of the not so good bits of 2013

Stage 3 analysed on PEZ

Corsica! you kind of stole my heart there on Stage 3 with that incredible little lace of road , all a-weavin' and a-groovin' like that through the red lunar landscape, the ocean calling my name in the background. you're kinda married to France but looking to divorce i hear, let me know and i'll be … Continue reading Stage 3 analysed on PEZ

Sagan, sucking, squeezing and striving

Sagan squeezed, we suck, and sport has to strive for better. naive at best is what you could call Sagan's actions at the weekend. yet those amongst the organising committee who chose to follow 'tradition' and have long-legged chicitas in short skirts and big hair parading like trophies around the podium bear just as much … Continue reading Sagan, sucking, squeezing and striving

is the peloton cleaner than ever before?

in a nutshell, yes. clean? what do i look like, a McQuaid? no not clean, but cleaner. let's look at the evidence. that dude from Blanco wins the Tour Down Under. either he's doped to his lids and snuck in to win when most of the others are shying away from the juice - as … Continue reading is the peloton cleaner than ever before?