Cillian Kelly on CrankPunk makes the footnotes of the CIRC report

I said this earlier today on Twitter: the CIRC folk could have saved themselves a lot of time if they'd just read crankpunk.com in the first place. It was a bit of a glib comment but, a little amazingly, it seems that the CIRC folk did indeed do just that when doing research for the … Continue reading Cillian Kelly on CrankPunk makes the footnotes of the CIRC report

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

Astana: that’s 3 strikes, get them out

Cycling can learn from baseball (and I don’t mean in finding new tricks for hiding needle marks)? No, how about we borrow the ‘three strikes and you’re out’ concept? Because if we did, we’d be free from the shambles that is Astana. In case you missed the news, a third Astana rider has been popped … Continue reading Astana: that’s 3 strikes, get them out

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

Women’s Cycling: doing it for the love, and one dick too many

When Australia’s Tiffany Cromwell won the 2013 Omloop Het Nieuwsblad classic she had every right to be delighted - and one reason not to be. She’d just cemented her name on the European scene with what was arguably the biggest win to date in her career, trouncing Megan Gruanier of Rabobank in the sprint to … Continue reading Women’s Cycling: doing it for the love, and one dick too many

Rogers’ Giro stage victory leaves me underwhelmed

This article originally appeared in PezCycling News. Let’s cut to the chase. Tinkoff-Saxo’s Michael Rogers is a divisive figure and many would have watched the finale of yesterday’s Stage 11 of the 2014 Giro d’Italia in a slightly perplexed state, unsure whether or not to cheer on the Australian’s undoubtedly impressive solo break that culminated … Continue reading Rogers’ Giro stage victory leaves me underwhelmed

the Giro needs a helping hand

Last year’s Giro d’Italia started with a star-studded field, with the 2012 Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins of Team Sky rolling up to the start alongside the eventual winner, Vincenzo Nibali of Italy. Mark Cavendish took five stages and the Points Classification, becoming only the fifth rider to win the competition on all three … Continue reading the Giro needs a helping hand

USA Cycling, Steve Johnson and the Empty Appeal

this article originally appeared on The Roar America leads the way in many spheres, from obesity to arms stockpiles, jacked-up baseball players to serial killers, and it has just gone and set another benchmark that the (sporting) world should sit up and take notice of – or rather, its cycling federation has. Or at least … Continue reading USA Cycling, Steve Johnson and the Empty Appeal

Dr. Conor McGrane on the UCI’s Independent Commission

by Dr. Conor McGrane Brian Cookson seems to have delivered on his election promise to set up an independent commission to investigate the UCI’s actions during the doping crisis which included the Armstrong era. In Dick Marty, Peter Nicholson and Ulrich Haas he has appointed a heavy weight group of politicians, sports lawyers and even … Continue reading Dr. Conor McGrane on the UCI’s Independent Commission