Monthly Archives: August 2009

Chris Horner: the ‘redneck’ can write

One of the joys of the internet age is that publishing is so swift and global that I can read stuff from news sources that I might never have known about. For example, The Oregonian is unlikely to be on … Continue reading

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The challenge of the Vuelta

For the riders, it’s the heat, the wind, the Netherlands (WTF?), the mountains and the bleached scenery. For me it’s trying to find an angle to write about the damned thing. Well, I managed it in the end: Read “Has … Continue reading

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Fallen Angel: The Passion of Fausto Coppi by William Fotheringham reviewed

The lack of a good biography of Coppi is one of those omissions in the field of English-language cycling books that seems barely credible. But having read Fotheringham’s book and looked around on Amazon, it does seem fair to say … Continue reading

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August is cycling’s dead month

After the highs of the Tour De France comes August’s procession of minor races and exhibition criteriums. It’s like a mid-season break before the Vuelta, Worlds and Lombardy. So that made it the perfect excuse for a holiday. Two weeks … Continue reading

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