Monthly Archives: September 2009

Does sexism in cycling still exist?

Last week, during the World Championships, Sky News ran the news package below, about the Call For Sexual Equality In Sport, based on the news that the UCI is to insist on parity between men’s and women’s events at London … Continue reading

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Tunes to ride to: Autumn classics

There’s definitely a chill in the air and the leaves have started to turn. I’ve put the road bike away and the ‘cross bike is in the hallway. It’s a bit dusty as the damp hasn’t set in yet – … Continue reading

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Fashionable gear: adidas by Stella McCartney does cycling

Featured in her latest collection of adidas by Stella McCartney, due to hit stores in spring/summer 2010, is cycling gear. Notes to other cycling clothing retailers This is how you make cycling attractive to women. Well-cut, attractive clothing that isn’t … Continue reading

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A great weekend for cycling in London

Autumn is one of the most beautiful times of year for cycling in London and this weekend promises to be a particularly fine one. First, there’s the finale of the Tour of Britain on Saturday. It’s running along the same … Continue reading

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The hubris of dopers: can it be stopped?

The most compelling reason riders dope is that they don’t think they’ll get caught. It’s nothing to do with the winning, it’s all about the perceived risk of sanction. Joe Lindsey expounded on this in the Boulder Report: Read “Can … Continue reading

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Hounslow, we have lift off! Team Sky announce six riders

So at last we’ve got some names in the book for Team Sky: Geraint Thomas Pete Kennaugh Steve Cummings Rusell Downing Ian Stannard Chris Froome Clever PR to start by naming the British core of the team thus establishing the … Continue reading

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Team Sky riders? Your guess as good as mine

It’s the time of year when I spend a week or two raising an eyebrow at the shuffling of riders around the teams. Until you see a signature on a piece of paper, it’s barely worth believing the vast majority … Continue reading

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