Fresh off this blog’s hiatus I bring to you Already Broken News. Which means this post is way behind the current cycling news cycle. But I like the idea so much that I still wanted to write about it. The speculation over the likes of Spartacus and Tony Martin attempting the hour record were put … Continue reading The Impossible Hour.
Peter Sagan crossed the line first (again), telling all his critics to...do the running man, as he won without the aid of the Fabulous Canellara. Actually, Sagan was so dominant, without following sucking wheels, that he had time to look back, then celebrate in the final meters. Sagan is showing that he may indeed be … Continue reading There will Never be Another Merkcx
Cancellara did the right, if not unexpected thing by attacking in the final K of today's stage. Normally, the wearing of the Golden Fleece does their best to stay out of trouble, hang in and finish with the group so in order to maintain the jersey. It's rare that you see that same person take … Continue reading Being Fabs
I watched the last half of the Prologue coverage on NBC -- Versus -- Uniwhatever this morning. Watching TTs are boring, except for when they show someone charging toward the line with their mouths wide open and their eyes gone cross. What I really wanted to see, what I was putting off breakfast for, was … Continue reading Prologue
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
I'm not much into the prediction game. Bike racing is a fickle mistress and strong legs often fall to a turn of bad luck. Still, I couldn't help but think about what the Flanders podium will look like after I saw that Peter Sagan took today's DePanne stage. I read that Sagan isn't even on … Continue reading Perilous Podiums Predictions
For the past week the PRO Peloton has been traversing France and Italy, North to South, and West to East. Wiggians found the top step of a road podium -- which bodes well for Tour prospects. Provided his team isn't run ragged by working for or defending both Yellow and Green. Which, in this age … Continue reading Great Battles are in Our Future.
There's not a whole lot going on around these parts. There's no road racing to be had, and most of the cycling news is centered around Cyclocross. A pursuit your author doesn't partake in, and therefore pays little attention to the comings and goings of six or so people who win cross races. Given the … Continue reading Wild Speculations
Here is a picture of Fabian Cancellara dominating the stage 7 time trial on Monday's finale of Tirreno-Adriatico. The World Time Trail Champion so dominated the field this week that those who have a weak will, or haven't come into form yet were left with no recourse but to accuse him of cheating. Not via … Continue reading If You Can’t Beat ’em…Call ’em a Cheat?