I keep banging on about two things, one is how great Velocite bikes are and two womens cycling is and should be more popular. So I’m chuffed to see Matrix Fitness back on Velocite bikes. Mark Almond from Velocite’s UK importers, VIP Bikes Ltd explains, “We are so happy to announce the details of our ongoing partnership with the Matrix Fitness team. Since our involvement with the team … Read more
Our good friends Donkey Label put together a Cross race and then still had time to make this. Fair play to Paul K, he really tries to get things going. I really hope Donkey Cross takes off over the years for no other reason than it being a great name for a cross race.
This friday is the start of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup. We’ll be heading there so expect to hear about it and see a few updates on our instagram feed. These photos are by Luke Webber from British Cycling documenting the Great British team putting in some practice. Head there for the full gallery and a few from the previous racing at Manchester.
Wow! Just wow. I could leave it at that to be honest and I’m sure you would get what I meant. Starting with the writing, it’s wonderful narrative pieced together from stories, results in races and great analogies. Worthy of being a great piece of sports writing alone. That writing is about a generation of climbers that L’Equipe want to talk about and they’re right about that. Then … Read more
Here’s a short highlight film of one heck of a tough race, the Transcontinental. Ok, there’s a bit too much of a certain sponsor in it but there’s some great photos in the gallery so it’s worth a look. Kristof Allegaert was the overall winner covering the distance from London to Istanbul in 7:13:45. Want to know more? Here’s the why, what and everything else.
Chris Horner wins the Vuelta at 41. Did he cheat? Can we not enjoy his win? If you now win a race, especially a grand tour, are you first and foremost a fraud, then a great athlete? Type in any pro riders name that has won a grand tour and get the first letter d… You get the word doping. This must play on the mind of each … Read more
Elia Viviani of Cannondale Pro Cycling has won the first stage of this years The Tour of Britain. The 209km stage was set in Scotland with some classic weather to welcome the riders! Kristian House of Rapha Condor JLT leads the King of the Mountains. The support for the riders last year was huge and I’m sure lots of people will be out trying to catch a glimpse … Read more
I got an email from Sufferfest the other day that just made me laugh, Chris Froome looking at stems is just plain funny because he really does spend a lot of time staring at his stem. Not just his own, he can’t get enough of looking at stems. Here’s a photo from our Tour de France gallery from 2013 and guess what? He’s looking at his stem. Oh … Read more
Ok my metaphor is a bit cheesy but, I would rather say that than matador… Either way I’m looking forward to watching the Vuelta this year. I have no idea which riders have the GC capability (Valverde?), but there will be plenty aiming for the top position and this will hopefully make it a lively race. The Spanish riders will have the home edge to drive them on … Read more