The Aussie conundrum, new UCI anti-doping regulations and their failings, and an African breakthrough

This article originally appeared on The Roar _______________________________ Can you feel it? It’s that time of year again, and I don’t mean the Tour Down Under. It’s the buzz of a new season, the sharpening of the knives, the shaving of the legs, the thrum of the media and the froth of the forums! Bring … Continue reading The Aussie conundrum, new UCI anti-doping regulations and their failings, and an African breakthrough

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!

UCI & ASO need to ban Riis and Vino (& the rest) from Le Tour

this article originally appeared on The Roar   Eurosport’s coverage of the 2014 Tour de France had a section at the end of each stage that was entitled ‘LeMond on Tour’. This featured the combustible-looking, three-time Tour winner Greg LeMond chatting to a host of the Tour’s personalities. One day his French co-host ushered onto … Continue reading UCI & ASO need to ban Riis and Vino (& the rest) from Le Tour

Why the 2014 Tour de France has been so far, so good

this article originally appeared on The Roar   We are only 11 stages into the 2014 Tour de France and yet we have already been gifted a race for the ages. It’s had thrills, spills, bellyaches and tears, Herculean efforts of leg-busting chutzpah, and buckets of va-va voom even without the presence of Va-Va Froome. … Continue reading Why the 2014 Tour de France has been so far, so good

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.

Cavendish the architect of his own downfall

this article originally appeared on The Roar   The English start to the 2014 Tour de France surpassed even the wildest dreams of the people of Yorkshire and London who made it happen, with the crowds by the roadside estimated at some 2.5 million per day. Race Director Christian Prudhomme was fulsome in his praise … Continue reading Cavendish the architect of his own downfall

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