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How The Race Was Won – Amstel Gold 2014

21 Apr

Cars, furniture, wind, position battle, a dangling escape, and a a breakaway rider who perhaps overestimated his strength. Rap metal light opera accompaniment from UnderGunned Productions: [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week in Bike #16 – 18 April 2014

18 Apr

Goodbye cobbles,, Wiggins, MYSTERY PILLS, Pais Vasco, Tinkoff, Brabantse Pijl, sprinting, uterus approved, Enegiewacht Tour, start ramps, cameras, hour record, UCI, economics.

How The Race Was Won – Paris-Roubaix 2014

14 Apr

Don’t grab door handles. Don’t compensate for bad position by driving relentlessly to the front. Do attack once and make it stick. Don’t hire these guys to film your velodrome. Oh, right—the boat: [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week in Bike #15 – 11 April 2014

11 Apr

Flanders, red cards, crashes, He Who Must Not Be Named, Weisel, bubbles, Roubaix, women, Energiewacht, Pais Vasco, Scheldeprijs, Sarthe, Specailized, Neil Pryde, bullying, lying, investigating, epic..

How The Race Was Won – Tour of Flanders 2014

7 Apr

Otherwise known as the Ronde van Vlaanderen. Maybe next year I will use the actual Dutch. There were a lot of crashes, but between Greg VanAvermaet’s animation and OPQS’s over-extension, it turned into a pretty active little race. This week’s outro music: [iPad/iPhone/m4v or if you're in Germany, where for some reason, YouTube can't […]

The Week in Bike #14 – 4 April 2014

4 Apr

About that live feed, sponsorship and the UCI, Trofeo Binda, Women’s Wevelgem, Men’s racing, ah zhey doo zair, the Grand Tour Belgium, Da Panne, significant mispronunciations, Flanders, Wiggins, the next Tom Boonen, the next Lance Armstrong, de-emphasizing the Tour, rebranding the sport.

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.