The Vuelta has ended with Alberto Contador taking the overall. This is his first victory after his ban for Clenbuterol. An event that was filled with all the drama and corruption, that we will now forever associate with these events. That makes a total of five Grand Tour wins, making him one of the best riders … Continue reading Mind of a Champion.
Nobody cares about the Vuelta. Which is a shame, because I'm sure I would find it a very beautiful race if I wasn't so concerned with my own riding. By the end of the tour I experience PRO fatigue. Perhaps that makes me a Classics man, as opposed to a GC guy. But really I think the … Continue reading Nobody Cares About the Vuelta.
Congratulations to Wiggo! He crushed the time trials, his team strangled the peloton in the mountains and he gave Cavendish two brilliant lead outs. Wiggins has gotten a lot of (somewhat deserved) shit this year from the press, but he did the proper thing by setting up the World Champ so he could do what … Continue reading Steam Rolled: A TDF Wrap Up.
The current Lance drama is like something gruesome. I don't want to look, but I can't help. I fight the urge to quick on any link pertaining to his current legal woes, before eventually giving in and clicking the link. It takes about two paragraphs before I realize my mistake, and lack of caring before … Continue reading This Present Moment
There was some ballyhooing about yesterday's Ronde being a boring. I say NONSENSE! We just had to wait a while for it to happen. A select three man group (might be a stretch with Ballan, but...) is pretty exciting. Did I miss the Muur? You bet, but I'm not sure the race would have turned … Continue reading Bruyneel’s Luck
This may seem a bit behind the times, since the Contador suspension news cycle has long since passed. Still there is something here for us to consider. Here in the states, popular opinion holds that Contador is a doping cheat, who raced on Pro Team Astana with Lance during his comeback year. The internal team … Continue reading Rethinking Contador
Next month there are several classic spring racesin the world of pro cycling. The Paris-Nice, Milan-San Remo, and Gent-Wevelgen are few World Tour races among many more national and local races that will open the 2012 season. For serious cyclists, like the owner of this blog who is in the middle of a heavy week … Continue reading Doping Scandals Have Soured My Spring Classic Excitement
The Giro is wrapping up this week, and what should be a celebration of the sport, is ending up as just another ring in a circus. It seems that the PRO ranks have hit a bit of rough spot, and while April is the supposed to be thehttp://www.cbsnews.com/8301-504803_162-20064406-10391709.html?tag=stack ,cruelest month, May is turning out to … Continue reading Rough Patch
Andy, I hope you enjoyed the California sunshine. I know that we aren't friendly, that you have no idea I exist, though I do follow you on twitter so you could easily figure it out. Luckily for us the modern world allows me to reach out to you with an important message. I promise this … Continue reading Dear Andy: An Open Letter to Andy Schelck
For those of you who have been paying attention, the show known as The Giro Italia (or the tour of Italy for those who refuse to use a language other than English), got under way last week and I have been dutifully waking up every morning at seven am to watch the last 30k or … Continue reading One Week in Italy.