Category Archives: Road Racing

Some of the things Sir Bradley Wiggins might say to Andrew Marr about Grand Tour TUEs

Coming this weekend exclusively on #marr – @OfficialWIGGINS tells @AndrewMarr9 why he took triamcinolone. BBC1 9am, Sunday. pic.twitter.com/pjdqmYuqdg — Rob Burley (@RobBurl) September 23, 2016 I could have misjudged XIX Management’s strategy on this, but their game now is re-positioning … Continue reading

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Here’s why Sky should have invested in a British Women’s team

Because women control the vast majority of consumer purchase decisions in the household 70-80% was the figure I was told by Bob Stapleton, owner of High Road Sports in 2011 – HTC-Colombia – on the process of searching for new … Continue reading

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5 things you should know about that Colombian cycling kit

1. It’s not the national team or the national team kit It’s the colours of IDRD-Bogotá Humana-San Mateo-Solgar, who the Colombian Federation proudly announced would be competing in the Giro Del Toscana 2. It’s not flesh or nude, it’s gold There … Continue reading

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Farewell the mighty Emma Pooley

#149177043 / gettyimages.com Big scoop for Sarah Connolly to get Emma Pooley’s retirement story for Rouleur. I interviewed Emma a few times back in 2009, when I had time to write about women’s cycling. On one occasion she called me … Continue reading

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Podcast episode 6 – Women’s Tour and Giro 2014

Between here and the third week of July, it’s hard to think of a more interesting and exciting week in the sport of professional cycling, to use a classic Sherwenism. The inaugural Women’s Tour and the Giro d’Italia are both up for discussion. Is this the start of something big for women’s cycling? Can the Giro defy expectations yet again? Continue reading

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Europe is not the answer

So, according to VeloNews, what cycling needs is more races in shrinking markets with shrinking capital investment, not new races in growing markets with growing capital investment. Continue reading

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What is the challenge facing British Cycling and Sir Dave Brailsford?

Winning Le Tour De France with a British rider was the stated purpose of Team Sky from the outset. How has that challenge changed, or did they think they’d fluke it once and that would be it? Continue reading

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World Series Cycling a masterclass in how not to tell exciting stories

A while ago, I was trying to write something about the UCI, breakaway leagues/calendar reform and revenues. I became so bored researching it, I gave up. But seeing as the UCI seems determined to chase around after a billionaire’s loose … Continue reading

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We need to talk about Frank

There’s been widespread questioning of Andy Schleck’s ability to be competitive at the Tour de France 2012 after a disastrous Dauphiné which saw him abandon, succumbing to the effects of a crash in the time trial. The Dauphin, dethroned at … Continue reading

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Bad habits in the Benelux – the wayward learning of Andy Schleck

Andy Schleck has probably forgotten more about bike riding than most of us will ever learn. but the one thing he is yet to learn is perhaps the lesson he most needs: Success begets success. Image by Jean Pierre Belot … Continue reading

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