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The Week in Bike #49 – 19 December 2014

19 Dec

Doping fines, self-enforcement, doping stories, Mauro Santambrogio, “low-T”, ED, Riccardo Ricco, Cycle of Lies, skillz doping, Scheldecross, Zilvermeer, Laurens Sweeck, Steve Tilford, the older generation, motorpacing, van Garderen, “double standards”, TV, The Lance Chronicles, under the Postal Bus.

The Week In Bike #48 – 12 December 2014

12 Dec

Rabble rabble, Europcar, finances, rules, Astana, doping, CAS, stare decisis, Pickett’s Charge, money, appearances, progress, catastrophe, GP Hasselt, Druivencross, #CANTTOUCHTHIS, PFP, van der Poel skillz, road schedules, changing focus, returning emails, the list.

How To Watch A Bike Race

10 Dec

A brief guide to where to find the cool stuff during a bike race. Obviously, you’ll see the break, you’ll see the guys leading the chase, and you’ll see the finish, but I’ve always found the real meat of the sport to be happening just behind the focus of the camera.

The Week In Bike #47 – 5 December 2014

5 Dec

WorldTour teams, moustache, Astana, technicalities, MPCC, Neri Sotolli, Facts-4-Kreuziger, camouflage, Milton Keynes World Cup, Flandriencross Hamme, IAM Cycling, Velon, Vaughters, utopian pensions, money, rights, CyclingTV, consumer appeal, NCBSN, the basics, bells and whistles, trust.

The Week In Bike #46 – 28 November 2014

29 Nov

Playing pro, cars, airports, TSA, Astana, Francorchamps, Koksijde, airplanes, leg room, hotels, Velon, l’Equipe, ASO, telling stories, cycling season, Cancellara, Hour Record.

How The Season Was Won 2014

25 Nov

Obviously, specialization makes it tough to pick a “best” rider these days. So if I’m going to do it, it’s going to be a comprehensive approach. You can’t just look at who won the most competitive Grand Tour of the year and call it a day. Here’s how I see the competition, and who I […]

The Week In Bike #45 – 21 November 2014

21 Nov

Bono, advertising, value, factories, cheap stuff, expensive stuff, peak Rapha, enthusiasm, stoke, Superprestige Gavere, mud, Vantornout, Cant, Koksijde, hour record, Martin, MTN-Qhubeka, data, wild cards, corruption, Kazakhstan, UCI, WorldTour licenses, funny doctors, a message from your Uncle Billy.

The Week In Bike #44 – 14 November 2014

14 Nov

Cold, Amstel, beer, Superprestige Ruddervoorde, signs, Jaarmarktcross Niel, movie bikes, interviews, Nibali, Vinokourov, Astana, Brajkovic, United Healthcare, guilt by association, teams, Evelyn Stevens, Lehman Brothers, “real” jobs, employment, tenure, security, weirdos, Thomas Dekker, Hour Record.

The Week In Bike #43 – 7 November 2014

7 Nov

The cycling TV product, VeloCenter, Koppenbergcross, Bpost, Superprestige, Zonhoven, Wiggins, Hour Record, Roubaix, Motofish Coffee, teams, minimum wage, sponsors, riders, Pantani, vaporware dope case, late payout, …but yeah TV production is the problem.

How The Race Was Won – Koppenbergcross 2014

4 Nov

Koppenbergcross makes a nice gateway into Euro CX for road fans. Some recognizable cobbles, no forced dismounts, and lots of pedaling. Plus there’s a stretch-regroup pack dynamic in the earlier laps that will feel very familiar, and as always, that unpredictable cyclocross mayhem.