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How The Race Was Won – Omloop Het Nieuwsblad 2015

1 Mar

HTRWW Het Nieuwsblad 2015, or How To Lose Bike Race. Though to be fair, the victor’s (see how I avoided those spoilers?) team certainly did some good groundwork, and in the end, he didn’t precisely have it handed to him. Some reference material at http://cyclocosm.com/how-to and http://cyclocosm.com/the-break.

The Week in Bike #58 – Het Nieuwsblad Eve

27 Feb

Impressions, Sarah Storey, Hour Record, production, Tour of Oman, Ruta del Sol, Cyclingnews redesign, Tour of New Zealand, Team USA, broadcasters, Boels Dolemans, history, E3 Poster, UCI

The Week in Bike #57 – Internal Monologue

20 Feb

Let me go back, Grand Tour of Petro-Dollar Excess, Tour of Yemen p/b AQAP, Qatar, Oman, Pozzato, DIA, Armstrong, English major, lawyers, inflight wi-fi, Murcia, Almeria, Algarve, Women’s Tour of New Zealand, looking forward, crash roll, conclusions, EWR, Penn Station, Brooklyn, cyclocross essentials.

The Week in Bike #56 – The Apology Show

13 Feb

A few corrections, singing, Bobridge, Dennis, and the Hour, Dubai, Qatar, wins, season starts, regime change, Bpost, Van Loy, van der Poel, women’s classics, legal, technical, ethical, Horner, shirts, UCI, sorry.

The Week in Bike #55 – Supply and Demand

6 Feb

Dubai, Dubai, Dubai, …profit, a lot of races right now, Etoile de Besseges lanes, Farm to Fork Fondo, women, crosswinds, part-time cyclocross, <DIV> tags.

How The Race Was Won – Women’s Cyclocross World Championships 2015

4 Feb

The women’s event really delivered this year—crummy weather, an unpredictable course, and most importantly, the brilliant heads-up duel that the men’s race just couldn’t quite make happen. Obviously, anytime I feel compelled to generate an on-screen counter, it’s a good sign that things are going right.

How The Race Was Won – Men’s Cyclocross World Championships 2015

2 Feb

Despite the fact that it became road season last week (kinda), the cyclocross world still had yet to throw its final farewell bash. While still an interesting enough event, this year’s edition will almost certainly be better remembered for the clash of rivals it wasn’t.

The Week in Bike #54 – The Season Arc

30 Jan

Catching up, racing overlap, TdU HTRWW, sprinters, Fernando Gaviria, Daniel Diaz, Quintana HOT TAKE, Women’s TdU, Scandolara, general chaos at Hoogerheide, CX Worlds, ozone, the missing U23s, Carytown Bicycle Co, Roubaix, TdF Training, Lance Armstr–.

How The Race Was Won – Tour Down Under 2015

26 Jan

Ah—it’s road season again. At least in Australia. This year’s TdU made a good effort to include pretty much every aspect of racing—breaks, big sprints, climbs, crashes I didn’t talk about, even echelons. Just don’t cross-reference it to my picks for the race earlier in the week.

The Week in Bike #53 – CGFYN News

23 Jan

The first installment of our CGFYN collaboration, brought to you by Bombas Socks. Get the dirt on the latest doping scandal, hear in-depth commentary on all the top races, and keep in sync with the hottest tech news. Plus exclusive details on our EXCLUSIVE livestream of 2015 Cyclocross Worlds.