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How The Race Was Won – Tour Down Under 2015

26 Jan

Ah—it’s road season again. At least in Australia. This year’s TdU made a good effort to include pretty much every aspect of racing—breaks, big sprints, climbs, crashes I didn’t talk about, even echelons. Just don’t cross-reference it to my picks for the race earlier in the week.

The Week in Bike #53 – CGFYN News

23 Jan

The first installment of our CGFYN collaboration, brought to you by Bombas Socks. Get the dirt on the latest doping scandal, hear in-depth commentary on all the top races, and keep in sync with the hottest tech news. Plus exclusive details on our EXCLUSIVE livestream of 2015 Cyclocross Worlds.

The Recon Ride Podcast: Tour Down Under 2015

18 Jan

Dane Cash of VeloHuman, whom you might know from this Heinrich Haussler interview, or this Tour Down Under prep piece asked me to collaborate on a race preview podcast and I was all too happy to oblige. Listen in as we share thoughts on this upcoming TdU, potential favoriates, and—of course—Simon Geschke’s beard.

The Week in Bike #52 – Scaling Up

16 Jan

Tour wildcards, MTN-Qhubeka, Haussler, Australian Road Champs, Thomas Dekker, Hour Record, collarbone doping, keytone doping, Strava, CTS, your mom on Facebook, US Cyclocross nationals, Austin, trees, USA Cycling, the perils of scaling up.

The Week in Bike #51 – The Short Week

9 Jan

Feels familiar, cyclocross nationals, Australian road nationals, road season?, http://bikereg.com, Cannondale-Garmin, open bar, dark kits, pirate feeds, Androni-Venezuela, Hoogerland, calumnies, Brad Wiggins, WIGGINS, Dragon Warrior, Boonen, Grand Tours, classics, a modest proposal.

The Week in Bike #50 – Eyeballs

5 Jan

A year already, the cyclocross holidays, http://cxhairs.com, the best racers racing against each other more often, World Cup, rights management, broadcast coverage, civil courts, Australia, exclusive access, shortcuts.

Why The Break Was Made

22 Dec

“Why do riders get in the break?” is probably the most common question asked by new cycling fans, and as I started to learn more about the sport I found Phil and Paul’s explanations less and less compelling. So I made my own, complete with examples, new and old.

The Week in Bike #49 – 19 December 2014

19 Dec

Doping fines, self-enforcement, doping stories, Mauro Santambrogio, “low-T”, ED, Riccardo Ricco, Cycle of Lies, skillz doping, Scheldecross, Zilvermeer, Laurens Sweeck, Steve Tilford, the older generation, motorpacing, van Garderen, “double standards”, TV, The Lance Chronicles, under the Postal Bus.

Say Hello to Lupo Wolfie

15 Dec

The Giro d’Italia announced a new mascot today. I haven’t been graced with the accompanying PR copy, but I’d guess it’s something along the lines of “Lupo is the perfect mascot to bring this great Italian race to a world-wide audience!” Lupo’s arrival marks the end of the road for the race’s previous mascot, Girbecco, […]

The Week In Bike #48 – 12 December 2014

12 Dec

Rabble rabble, Europcar, finances, rules, Astana, doping, CAS, stare decisis, Pickett’s Charge, money, appearances, progress, catastrophe, GP Hasselt, Druivencross, #CANTTOUCHTHIS, PFP, van der Poel skillz, road schedules, changing focus, returning emails, the list.