Archive | March, 2013

Improving the "Credibility" of the MPCC

29 Mar

Script (not verbatim, contains typos, and sometimes I go off-book) What is the definition of credibility? In cycling, the term has largely become what you are not.  I am not glibly big-ringing myself to the top of Hautacam. I am not suing the living daylights out of every journalist and assistant who dares suggest that I […]

How The Race Was Won – Gent-Wevelgem 2013

25 Mar

Echelons, a tremendously long break, inopportune flats and tumbles—it’s beginning to look a lot more like spring, despite the stubbornly wintery conditions in Northern Europe right now. [click for iPad/iPhone/download] Definitely a mixed bag for the favorites going into the Monuments next week: two abandons—one intentional, one not—a breakthrough win, and active, aggressive races for […]

Why Americans Can't Watch Cycling "On TV"

22 Mar

Script (not verbatim, contains typos, and sometimes I go off-book) A couple of weeks ago, Neal Rogers remarked he found it frustrating that despite the advanced technological achievements of these here United States, he still can’t watch bike racing “on TV”. As you might guess by the tonality that offset it, I have a quarrel to […]

How The Race Was Won – Milan-San Remo 2013

18 Mar

So, after some brief site downtime this week (I’m posting this on 3/22/13, but back-dating for the purposes of continuity, Cyclocosm is back—as is HTRWW. Still have a few fixes to make on the HTRWW Podcast feed, but we’ll get there. How The Race Was Won – Milan-Sanremo 2013 from Cosmo Catalano on Vimeo. [right […]

On Dave Brailsford and "Innuendo"

14 Mar

Transcript Hey there Internets—as I mentioned on Monday, I’m a little cranky this week and so I figured, what with my ample amounts of free time and top shelf home production facility, I might as well turn some of that angst into entertaining multimedia web content. So I guess I want my first rant to […]

How The Race Was Won – Paris-Nice 2013

11 Mar

Chris Horner thinks it’s the lesser of the two spring stage races this season, but I’m not going to let that deter me (mostly because of P-N’s convenient weekend finishing date). There were at least two interesting sprints, some intersting tactical riding in muck weather, and the usual mayhem that makes bike racing fun. [right […]

How The Race Was Won – Strade Bianche 2013

4 Mar

(Fun FACT: did you know you there’s a page where you can scroll through all of the How The Race Was Won videos?) There are times when it’s frustrating being on the other side of the world. A little trouble with the video (codecs, transcoding, slow capper upload speed) held up the Strade Bianche HTRWW […]