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The Week in Bike #23 – 6 June 2014

6 Jun

Yes videos, no job, Drunk Cyclist, no more Giro, Evans, all Tour everything, Baloise Belgium Tour, Tour of Luxembourg, Bayern Rundfahrt, Tinkoff, women, UCI, Boels Rentals Hills Classic, Johansson, Vos, Philly, Stevens, DIY women’s TdF, rider safety, tifosi, GoPro.

How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2014 – Stages 16-21

3 Jun

Quintana confirms on a legendary day, a whole lot of breakaways hold out, and someone may be a little fond of forcing people to ride bikes uphill. Music: https://soundcloud.com/mechanikproject/trap-o-fortuna [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week in Bike #22 – 30 May 2014

30 May

Grumpy, day job over, Base79, ads, http://velocio.cc, Slappendel, Vos, Vos Classic, Women’s Paris Criterium, Universal Sports, party like it’s 2005, Giro, Quintana, protests, rules, denial.

How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2014 – Stages 10-15

26 May

A little rain, a touch of hail, but mostly hard, savvy, GC-impactful racing. Big climbs, TTs and the science of limiting losses. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2UNUYQDOGfg [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week in Bike #21 -23 May 2014

23 May

Beard, Wiggins, Degenkolb, #aeroiseverything, Wild, Chongming Island, Wiggle-Honda, Mondialization, http://iamtedking.com, http://www.cutaway.us, US contribution to the sport, media abuse of the US market, Tour of California, tech.

How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2014 – Stages 4-9

19 May

Rainy, rainy, rainy, to the point that the GC shake-ups seem to have had less impact on the GC than the flat and intermediate stages. Music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PUrudD4Db5c (I’m so, so sorry) [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week in Bike #20 – 16 May 2014

16 May

Rules, cameras, rules, Geaux Race, Hour Record, rules, Giro, rules, Women’s Tour, rules, Chongming Island, rules, Tour of Californiazation.

How The Race Was Won – Giro d’Italia 2014 – Stages 1-3

12 May

A Team Time Trial and a pair of rainy sprints. Music: https://soundcloud.com/bill-craig/molly-malone-2013 [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week In Bike #19 – 9 May 2014

9 May

Giro’s not dead, credit where it’s due, exposure, visas, http://www.kindhuman.cc, Four days of Dunkirk, promotion, women’s Tour, the old women’s Tour, the new women’s Tour, Tour of Cali, tokens, cameras.

How The Race Was Won – Tour de Romandie 2014

5 May

An important Tour tune-up stage in what’s been, for many would-be contenders, an usual spring. Features TTs, climbs, sprints (bunch and tactical) and yes—victory cheese. outro music: https://soundcloud.com/sssshawnnnn/sssshawnnnn-mac-n-cheese-live [iPad/iPhone/m4v]