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How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2014 – Stages 11-15

21 Jul

Sure, Nibali has a more than comfortable lead, but two uphill finishes last week didn’t do much to sort out the rest of the standings. All that and some fantastically aggressive racing and a couple sprints. Also, I’m seriously not going to be around next weekend, so you’ll have to wait for the final installment. […]

The Week in Bike #28 – 19 July 2014

19 Jul

Boxes, Contador, TdF bike, conspiracy, Giro Rosa, polemica, Thuringen Rundfahrt, coverage, muscling,, UCI anti-doping procedures, communication, dope on the table, hearts and minds, bio passport details, marketing, dots.

How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2014 – Stages 6-10

15 Jul

A transitional week of crosswinds, short climbs, and moderate mountains. The GC race continues to not be shaped by traditional forces, and a standout contender solidifies his lead. Music: [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2014 – Stages 1-4

15 Jul

As I mentioned after Stage 5, we’re a little out of order here. Relieve the opening few days among massive crowds in England that were…maybe not so used to seeing a bike race. Music: [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week in Bike #27 – 12 July 2014

12 Jul

Moved, no stuff, rain, timing,, Tour de France, sprint drama, rules, clarity, transparency, cobbles, Awful Waffle, Giro Rosa, racing Vos, Abbott, gaps, stage racing, Armstrong, content delivery.

How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2014 – Stage 5

10 Jul

I really couldn’t sum this one up in a minute-long, 180-world sound clip. Nibali gets to show his handling skills are for more than descending, Froome struggles from the beginning, and a whole lot of people attempt to limit their losses. Music: [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week in Bike #26 – 27 June 2014

27 Jun

Top 5, snubs, Froome TUE case mismanagement,, women, Women’s Tour…and, Giro Rosa, broken pages, Giro del Trentino, broken reporting, Inga Thompson, USAC, war stories, impending doping stories, I hate the Tour de France (a little).

The Week in Bike #25 – 20 June 2014

20 Jun

Dauphine, Suisse, Emakumeen Bira, Rabo-Liv, Prevot, Vos, Podium Cafe, MPCC, doping, rantcast, shirt, inhalers, prednisolone, TUE, UCI, communications, Cookson, Brailsford

How The Race Was Won – Criterium du Dauphine 2014

17 Jun

A lot of successful breakaways, early GC action, smart riding, bold moves, and a surprise winner. Stage races should always be this fun—though maybe not so difficult to rework. Music: [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week in Bike #24 – 13 June 2014

13 Jun

Inhalant (please do not attempt), inhaler, Froome, Internet Slueths, SCA, Armstrong, Henao, Betancur, “citolamegavirus”, Golden Gran Fondo, UCI Fondos, Emakumeen Bira, Vos, van der Breggen, Ferrand-Prevot, Rabobank-Liv, coverage, organization, certification.