How The Race Was Won – Vuelta a España 2014 – Stages 10-16

9 Sep

The Heart of the GC racing action, with a few absurd surprises, battles for the minor placings, far too many motos, but no one able to upset Valverde…yet.

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The Week in Bike #34 – 5 September 2014

5 Sep

Wait for it…, GP Ouest-France Plouay, Poitou Charrents, Holland Ladies Tour, Oakleys, Baby-Dump, Gran Fondo New England, elbows, Tour of Alberta, Dumoulin, aerodynamics, Hour Record.

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How The Race Was Won – Vuelta a España 2014 – Stages 6-9

1 Sep

Two mountain-top finishes, a sprint, and an escape. Plus crosswinds, some argy-bargy, more deflated thundersticks, a Magic 8-Ball and GC race that remains fantastically tight nearly halfway into the event. Buy a shirt if you prefer men’s style shirts. Buy a shirt if you prefer women’s style shirts.

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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?!

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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