Archive | March, 2014

How The Race Was Won – Gent-Wevelgem 2014

31 Mar

What this classic lacks in high-profile obstacles, it makes up for in rich historical appeal. After all, The More You Know™. [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn’t work]

The Week in Bike #13 – 28 March 2014

28 Mar

Lance, Dwars, press releases, AndroGel, plot lines, pronunciation, cobbles, Catalunya, drama, UCI, arrows, Lance, book doping (Lance video via)

How The Race Was Won – Milan-Sanremo 2014

24 Mar

New climb, old climb, no climb—it’s a long-ass race and the weather was bad. Can you even really call it a bunch sprint if the “bunch” is less than 30 riders? [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn’t work]

The Week In Bike #12 – 21 March 2014

21 Mar

Chavanel’s Revenge, Paris-Nice, Tirreno, tongue tied, metal, Nokere Koerse, classics season, Ronde van Drenthe, UCI, USAC, Zabriskie, Juliet Macur, Steve Johnson, data visualization, Internet quotes never die.

How The Race Was Won – Paris-Nice 2014

17 Mar

The newly-revamped course for the French spring opener makes for a whole lot of racing for a single HTRWW episode. [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn’t work]

The Week in Bike #11 – 13 March 2014

13 Mar

Shirt by Superissimo: http://superissimo.com/hors-cat-kitty-for-hors-categorie, comments, Jobs, headlines, tech reporting, Roma Maxima, bros, Langkawi, Tour of Taiwan, http://cameronwurf.blogspot.com, http://www.iamtedking.com/2014/03/all-the-news-that-fits-to-print, Tour of El Salvador, UCI Women’s World Cup, sponsors, Wiggins, Froome, Porte, ASO, Paris-Nice, Tirreno-Adriatico, nihilism.

How The Race Was Won – Strade Bianche 2014

10 Mar

Gravel, splits, crashes, team tactics, bold attacks, Mario Cipollini and a finishing climb into a walled citadel—what more could you ask for? [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn’t work]

The Week in Bike #10 – 7 March 2014

7 Mar

YES, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Women’s version, more women, http://anikatodd.com/tag/spring-classics/, KBK, riding on the road, rules you can break, rules you can’t, coverage, track, the hour, Langkawi, money, money, drugs, money.

How The Race Was Won – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2014

3 Mar

An absurdly active race for a season-opener, with all the usual classics mayhem in spite if the UCI’s new rules. Omega Pharma’s Niki Terpstra was the most active and Belkin the most aggressive, but the opportunities abounded for all sorts of ambitious opportunists. [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn’t work]