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.
Thomas Voeckler -- Tommy Voeckler to Paul and Phil took his second stage of this year's tour thanks to a well timed attack. Voeckler first put his stamp on the tour in 2004 when he took, and then defended the yellow jersey for twelve days, something no one expected. He repeated that feat last year … Continue reading The Voeckler Enigma
Please excuse the absence of tour commentary. I'm having a difficult time waking up making breakfast and getting out the door to Velo Cult for the stage. I feel it is just a bit disingenuous for me to write about something I did not see. Hence the quiet in these parts. That said I have … Continue reading Cycling…Same as its Always Been. Or, Why Big Bike Journos Won’t Attack the Big Boys
Greipel took his second stage today, capitalizing on a strong train and disrupted peloton. Yes the crash was just outside of the three K mark (everyone still got the same time as the winner). Greipel is strong for sure. His team is strong, and they managed to hold off a banged up Cav who was … Continue reading Gorrila Gets Another Banana
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
These will be harder now that I can't actually watch the stage, as the finishes take place during my commute. However that's what videos and slacking off at work are for. Moving on. Cavendish took the stage today, just barely nipping his arch rival Andre Greipel at the line. Lotto Belisol was the only team … Continue reading Train! I Don’t Need No Stinking Train.
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