Tag Archives: Alberto Contador

Podcast Episode 5 – Just in time for Paris-Roubaix

After too much coffee and – appropriately enough – a Belgian bun, I rattle though some choice morsels in episode 5 of the eternally delayed and somewhat infrequent Chasing Wheels podcast: Paris-Roubaix, betting, Women’s World Cup coverage, Fleche Wallonne coverage, Contador back on form, and Great Britain gets ready to stand by its roadsides. Continue reading

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Bastille Day at Le Tour, fireworks guaranteed

Look at little Tommy Voeckler in yellow back in 2004, doesn’t he look full of boyish energy? Photo by by Simon Aughton, on Flickr, used under Creative Commons licence.   Christian Prudhomme will be counting his blessings this Bastille Day, … Continue reading

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Are the Schlecks really that afraid of Contador or just a bit hypocritical?

Alberto Contador is a great bike rider.  You can disagree if you like but his record as a Grand Tour rider calls you an idiot. Great riders win the Tour de France repeatedly, something he has done already. Reed Albergotti in … Continue reading

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Tour de France selection – my 9 to watch

While Directeurs sportifs have been making difficult choices, I’ve got the liberty of not having to choose from the riders I’m paying. So here’s the nine riders I’ve selected to ride in the colours of Chasing Wheels (basically La Vie … Continue reading

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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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Say adios to steak-frites Alberto Contador

(Photo by Sifu Renka on Flickr, used under Creative Commons licence) There are few culinary delights in this world which can match the pleasure of steak-frites done properly. It’s the great constant of French cuisine that you can order anywhere … Continue reading

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An open letter to professional riders on the subject of speaking out about doping

Dear riders, Some of you have been remarkably outspoken on the fate of one of your number, forcefully damning one idiot. Sadly you seem to equally reticent to condemn another, well, idiot. I’m sure you don’t need me to put … Continue reading

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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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Some questions about Alberto Contador that I need answers for

Is this a credible explanation or a plausible explanation? Where I have questions is over whether this is credible – worthy of being believed – or only plausible – having the appearance of truth. My default setting is to trust … Continue reading

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