Lee’s Lowdown on Strade Bianche: Valverde and Van Avermaet stain the white roads

Yeah, who to cheer for when one guy is an unrepentant doper, one is under investigation for connections to a dodgy doctor, when one rode on whilst under threat of suspension and the other is copying him? If you love the sport, recognise the UCI (under current rules) is unable to temporarily stop you racing, … Continue reading Lee’s Lowdown on Strade Bianche: Valverde and Van Avermaet stain the white roads

Italian cycling is the dirtiest and most corrupt, right? Think again…

*use Google translate please on the Italian websites featured) ___________________________________________ The Italians. Reel off the names of the heroes of Italian cycling and it reads like a Who’s Who of serious heavyweight dopers. Mario Cipollini, Ivan Basso, Danilo di Luca, Francesco Moser, Riccardo Ricco, Emanuele Sella, Michele Scarponi, and of course the great imbiber, Marco … Continue reading Italian cycling is the dirtiest and most corrupt, right? Think again…

a View on the Vuelta

this article originally appeared on The Roar _________________________________ It’s a common sight in pro cycling these days – seeing a team attempting to boss a stage by sending their men to the front of the peloton from a long way out. They do so with the hope of winning with their protected rider, only to … Continue reading a View on the Vuelta

Quintana not at the Tour? aw come on!

by crankpunk. this article originally appeared on The Roar “I would have liked to raced the Tour again this year, but the team wants me to go to the Giro. The one who pays has the final say.” Thus spoke Nairo Quintana just a couple of days ago after it was revealed the 24-year-old Colombian … Continue reading Quintana not at the Tour? aw come on!