Category Archives: Professional

Professional road racing, both mens and womens.

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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Presenting Radish Hack Nissen Hut and other follies

So there was Leopard Trek, a laughable example of what happens when you try to create brilliance by focus group. And there was Radioshack, a magnificent monument to the total indifference of Johan Bruyneel and his cohorts to any other … Continue reading

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Analysis: How Great Britain won the world championship for Mark Cavendish

What more is there to add? There have been few more impressive displays of teamwork in the history of the Worlds. Lionel Birnie wrote about Project Rainbow, Rod Ellingworth’s plan, in 2008, when pretty much everyone in the world thought … Continue reading

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Ways to celebrate the Leopard Trek-Radioshack Merger

I started with this on twitter last night, got a few retweets, so I thought I’d pull them all together into one blog post and add a few more. I’ll leave it up to devine which factual events I’m referring … Continue reading

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The absurd and depressing end of High Road Sports

(Team HTC-Highroad have thrown in the towel on finding a new sponsor, picture by Natalie on Flickr) Well the hyenas will be cackling this morning, but no one with an interest in the long-term sustainability of cycling as an elite … Continue reading

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So who does BMC Soigneur Sven Schoutteten know?

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Gerard Vroomen hits the mark with Contador and Schleck, but misses Riis

Since getting shuffled out as CEO of Cervelo, Gerard Vroomen seems to have become a lot more outspoken about the top tier of cycle sport. This section in an interview with Cyclingnews, about the tipping point in the relationship between … Continue reading

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The Giro 2011: It’s all about Alberto Contador, except when it isn’t

Contador has been the dominant force in the race for the Maglia Rosa in the Giro d’Italia 2011, no doubt about it. But comparing it to all the other Grand Tours he has won reveals a more interesting story. Take … Continue reading

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Liege-Bastogne-Liege 2011: What riders are thinking about infographic

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What Pat McQuaid is really thinking

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