The Hour, the UCI, and how to **** up something so beautiful in one easy step

It has just been confirmed that the UCI have imposed a new range of criteria on those who seek to break the hour record. The governing body is now demanding all potential candidates for the hour record must ride a traditional steel-track frame and commit to a year-long diet of food not only similar to … Continue reading The Hour, the UCI, and how to **** up something so beautiful in one easy step

a generation on dope, but reason to hope?

this article originally appeared on The Roar...________________________________________Regeneration. In ‘biology’, says Wikipedia, “regeneration is the process of renewal, restoration, and growth that makes genomes, cells, organs, organisms, and ecosystems resilient to natural fluctuations or events that cause disturbance or damage.”I’d like to extend this definition to the world of professional cycling and to the body that … Continue reading a generation on dope, but reason to hope?

it was ever thus… a brief histroy of tripping to victory

crankpunk heard someone the other day talking about a 'golden era' in cycling. the speaker went on to say that in the age before the 90s, 'riders weren't taking so much crap.' the implication was clear- that before the arrival of EPO in '91-'92, cycling was much cleaner. generally speaking however the term 'golden era' … Continue reading it was ever thus… a brief histroy of tripping to victory

the UCI says ‘blah blah blah’ in a room somewhere

the UCI confirmed today that LA will indeed lose all his Tour titles and a whole lot besides. "Lance Armstrong has no place in cycling,” said Pat McQuaid at the conference. reports that he was reading off cue boards written in red lipstick and being held by the UCI's honorary president Hein Verbruggen at the … Continue reading the UCI says ‘blah blah blah’ in a room somewhere