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The Week in Bike #33 – 30 August 2014

31 Aug

Late, HTRWW, dog, Womens’ World Cup, Vargarda, PRJCT X, GP Plouay, Kristoff, Vattenfall, USAPC, Phil Liggett Phact Check, beer, dispatch, that other show, men’s HTRWW shirt, women’s HTRWW shirt, order-of-registration five months out?!

How The Race Was Won – Vuelta a España 2014 – Stages 1-5

28 Aug

Hot days in the early going in Spain—not a ton of GC action, not a ton of particularly complicated sprints. An on-form Degenkolb. An absent Sagan. An aircraft carrier. Too close for missiles. Switching to guns. [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week in Bike #32 – 22 August 2014

22 Aug

Neutralization, communication, organization, press conferences, Bicycling Fall Classic, finances, Ladies Tour of Norway, Vargarda TTT and RR, UCI website, Arctic Race of Norway, inter-Norwegian drama, rising Oligarch drama, brand exposure, business, Vuelta, redemption, cyclocross.

The Week in Bike #31 – 15 August 2014

15 Aug

Jens shirt, event names, Jens Voigt Farewell Tour Info, NBC Sports, media credentials, Universal Sports, Wikipedia, ENECO Tour, Stybar crash, Schlanger, beer, Evans, Vuelta, Route de France, bounty

The Week in Bike #30 – 9 August 2014

10 Aug

Tinkoff, interview, Sagan, business, NBC, Armstrong, Pro Challenge, Velonews, reviews, The Feed, Utah, respect, sprints, Sparkassen Giro, Ride London GP, Tour of Poland, Majka, doping, data, more doping, more data, broken links.

How The Race Was Won – Tour de France 2014 – Stages 16-21

8 Aug

I was out of town, so we managed to secure a guest narrator. Took a while to get the finished product out as he insisted on final cut. [iPad/iPhone/m4v]

The Week in Bike #29 – 2 August 2014

2 Aug

TdF, doping allegations, accusations, data, outrage, RTs, La Course, women in cycling, Bici Italia cycling tours, Velo for sale, transfers, Tinkov, crowd-funding, Thüringen Rundfahrt, economics, business, clicks, Pantani, Amanda Knox.

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, http://www.hammernutrition.com, 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: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H8jOWWsSb_g&t=3m45s [iPad/iPhone/m4v]