Monthly Archives: January 2011

On doping and other matters, some articles you should read

The latest edition of Procycling has turned up, cover is “The inside story behind the creation of” Team Laypreacher-Trunk, not a single mention of women’s professional cycling again. So here’s some articles that I’ve been reading that you should read. … Continue reading

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Cycling BASIC

10 INPUT left pedal 20 INPUT right pedal RUN 10 UPDATE 01/02/2011 My friend Stephen suggests: 10 INPUT LeftPedal 20 INPUT RightPedal 30 GOTO 10 RUN  or 10 REPEAT 20 INPUT LeftPedal 30 INPUT RightPedal 40 UNTIL FALSE

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The most amazing goodie bag of Liquigas kit arrived today

My friend Perry is one lucky man: His day job is playing guitar in Pendulum which means he gets to rock it on a regular basis. It also means he has plenty of time to ride his bikes (he has … Continue reading

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Does Bradley Wiggins call Juan Antonio Norman Stanley Flecha?

Clearly one of the most important questions in cycling. Now it has been asked of the spanish archer and we know the answer: With thanks to Cycling Weekly for allowing that past the idiot filter.

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Analysing the Sports Illustrated Case Against Lance Armstrong

It’s been much anticipated as the article to illuminate the key themes of the third act of the life of Lance Armstrong. As the crescendo builds and the fat lady draws a deep breath, I’m going to pick out what … Continue reading

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Victoria Pendleton and Nicole Cooke broaden their appeal

Victoria Pendleton is the face of Hovis, the breadmakers with a long association with cycling. They were the original sponsor of Freewheel which has now morphed into Skyride and their 1970s campaign featuring a baker’s boy and his bike is … Continue reading

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Did no one tell Team Radioshack about the 2011 kit rules?

Whispering Pines on Wheels, AKA Team Lance, AKA The Shack, AKA Grave Avoiders CC, AKA The Rolling Bones. Team Radioshack, previously owners of one of 2010’s ugliest kits, now owners of a refreshed, newly-curated kit for 2011. Looks like they … Continue reading

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Trek get driven for Team Leopard-Trek

In the last decade, Trek have been pretty good at backing Tour de France winners. The likelihood is that the three million euro they’ve put on the name Andy/Frank Schleck and Team Leopard-Trek will ensure that they continue to do … Continue reading

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The 2011 Men’s professional peloton as seen from above

Black seems to be the colour of choice this season: Lazy, unimaginative, corporate, dull.  So (with apologies for my own lazy murdering of the flipflopflyin’ style) here’s what those helicopter shots of the Tour will look like this year. I’ve … Continue reading

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HTC and Specialized show how to do team branding well

Their 2011 kit may be unspeakably bland – black shorts do not a “retro-inspired” kit make – but the HTC-Highroad team and the riders aren’t. They swear, they laugh, they are funny. The are not robots who just ride bikes. … Continue reading

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