The Week in Bike #5 – 31 January 2014

Jan 31 2014

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.

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9 Responses to “The Week in Bike #5 – 31 January 2014”

  1. Phil 31 January 2014 at 10:22 am #

    A) Dope shirt, pun slightly intended

    B) Its heresy that Grampy Horner has been signed and Sammy hasn’t. Yes Horner won a GT last year, but I like Snachez more than Horner, so I am claiming heresy.

    C) I think Leopold Konig is going to be a revelation in Le Gran Buckle this year.

  2. Matt 31 January 2014 at 1:33 pm #

    The high 5 I received from you during the podcast was as cold as the gavia pass in 1988.

    • cosmo 31 January 2014 at 3:57 pm #

      Sorry, man. It’s chilly here. And someone stole my nice Tokos from a portapotty at ‘cross nats.

  3. colin 31 January 2014 at 3:15 pm #

    I believe, not UniversalSports, owns the online media rights in the USA to the World Cup. Universal only has the TV rights, which is why you have to prove you buy their TV package to watch their stream.

    • cosmo 31 January 2014 at 3:56 pm #


      I know BeIn at last year’s Giro and NBC at the 2010 Olympics both required cable TV subs despite holding online rights. It could very easily be cycling.TV holding the rights, though I’m not convinced the UCI would broker to two different media companies.

      It would be great to at least have some idea of who to go to complain about this.

  4. J 1 February 2014 at 10:32 am #

    Is the steak supposed to look like a mid aughts TT helmet? Until I saw this video, I always thought the shirt depicted a TT helmet.

  5. Jay Banks 3 February 2014 at 4:31 am #

    I have been keeping an eye on NetApp team since it arose and just like you say – being built literally from a scratch is pretty impressive. Adding that they had no doping affairs (as I remember) makes them pretty sympathetic for me, I would like to see them making some good result this year. Thanks for the video!

  6. kosmik osmo 3 February 2014 at 6:49 am #

    which is more disappointing though? seeing the neon band back at the giro or this selection?

    im very psyched to see chava on his own this year, as well. beast of a man.

  7. rainbow 5 February 2014 at 5:14 am #

    love the new section cosmo. Still horney for horner, arn’t we all. Like the jumpy edits too, so you, you make my neck feel stable again. swap your high five for a manly hand shake, more road cred.

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