Monthly Archives: May 2009

As Le Tour approaches so does doping scandal

Once you become a fan of professional bike racing, your year develops a pattern based around the race calendar. It shapes your moods and expectations, how focused you are at work, who you dream of being on the bike. It … Continue reading

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The best cycling writers at the Giro

If you’re following the Giro D’Italia then in my opinion there really is one writer who you have to read: Juliet Macur of The New York Times. In our house she’s the first report we read when looking for perspective … Continue reading

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Get the same sunglasses as Mark Cavendish

Sunglasses are one of those things that go in trend waves in cycling. More often than not it’s Oakley who are responsible for it with their saturation marketing of the pro peloton. The Oakley Radar, which became widespread in 2007, … Continue reading

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Centenary Giro off to a historic start

For all the Armstrong hype in the preamble, the really interesting battles on the opening day were all about Columbia v Garmin. Not just the team battle but the rivalry between the British riders over who would be able to … Continue reading

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Why Robert Millar is the coolest British rider ever

Rober Millar isn’t just Great Britain’s best climber and Grand tour finisher, he’s where my love of road cycling springs from and an inimitable icon. The piece below has been doing the rounds of cycling fora over the last couple … Continue reading

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