Category Archives: Women

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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Does British cycling have a problem with women?

So, we’re here again, debating sexism and British Cycling. Hard for British Cycling to ignore views of both @v_pendleton & @NicoleCooke2012 (https://t.co/xle9oKLTN2) https://t.co/81SHvVhyyz — Alex Murray (@leguape) April 26, 2016 Nicole’s article contains a more analytical and well-evidenced case. That … 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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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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10 things to be excited about in cycling in 2014

There’s plenty to look forward to in 2014, including the possibility of this podcast happening more than last year. So here’s a run down of ten things, in no particular order, that you should be looking forward to in cycling this year. 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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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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How do you help your mum buy a bike?

My mum wants to get a bike and she wants me to help her find one. Now that’s a lot more challenging than most requests I get for help with finding a bike. Seriously struggling to come up with a … Continue reading

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