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How The Race Was Won – Strade Bianche 2014

10 Mar

Gravel, splits, crashes, team tactics, bold attacks, Mario Cipollini and a finishing climb into a walled citadel—what more could you ask for? [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn't work]

The Week in Bike #10 – 7 March 2014

7 Mar

YES, Omloop Het Nieuwsblad, Women’s version, more women, http://anikatodd.com/tag/spring-classics/, KBK, riding on the road, rules you can break, rules you can’t, coverage, track, the hour, Langkawi, money, money, drugs, money.

How The Race Was Won – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2014

3 Mar

An absurdly active race for a season-opener, with all the usual classics mayhem in spite if the UCI’s new rules. Omega Pharma’s Niki Terpstra was the most active and Belkin the most aggressive, but the opportunities abounded for all sorts of ambitious opportunists. [iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn't work]

The Week in Bike #9 – 28 February 2014

28 Feb

The End (http://www.albinoblacksheep.com/flash/end), oops, coincidences, doping, I’m Calm, Sinkewitz, Vayer, Froome, Wiggins, Het Nieuwsblad, women, equal prize money, All-City, QBP. This week’s shirt: http://cyclocosm.spreadshirt.com/only-lance-network-A14670722

The Week In Bike #8 – 21 February 2014

21 Feb

Cranky, Sanremo, Italy, Ferrari, Ciolek, Oman, Greipel, Germany, Ullrich, Rapha, Valverde, Algarve, Women’s Tour of California, Stetina, Dossards

The Week In Bike #7 – 14 February 2014

14 Feb

Phinney, hearts, Dubai & Qatar, Mallorca, races that create randomness, Stannard, Sky, classics, race strategy, Armstrong, Pantani, media strategy, editorial strategy, Venice.

The Week in Bike #6 – 7 February 2014

7 Feb

‘cross worlds, sloppy reporting, Dubai, more Dubai, have you guys heard of this Dubai thing?, more races, helmets, Sanchez, gifs, women, Qatar, the women’s “Tour”, a better solution.

The Week in Bike #5 – 31 January 2014

31 Jan

How to be viral, Tour Down Under, Tour de San Luis, associated old-timey antics, tattoos, piracy, popularity, ‘cross worlds, more piracy, Horner, Sanchez, Tour de France Wild Cards, NetApp, modernization.

How The Race Was Won – Santos Tour Down Under 2014

27 Jan

[iPad/iPhone/m4v if the embed doesn't work] Now Australia can’t say I’ve never done anything for them. The Tour Down Under is definitely an increasingly legit event, well-organized, with challenging, selective courses. But eventually it’s going to have to get a little closer to the rest of the season to really evolve into something more than […]

The Week in Bike #4 – 24 January 2014

24 Jan

Dates, trolling, page views, doping, McQuaid, road season?, Tour de San Luis, Gaimon, history, http://alipowers.blogspot.com/, Tour Down Under, Evans, Porte, sunburn, Manual For Speed, PR, nemesis.