Tag Archives: Bradley Wiggins

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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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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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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Episode 2: The Qatar is operational!

Farewell Sandro Carrea; Nicole Cooke retires; Wiggle Honda – new teams, great, but what about the infrastructure?; Tour of Qatar – Al-Jazeera runs women’s race live, so why is it so difficult for others?; Yet another chance to talk about Lance Armstrong; Parliamentary Inquiry – will it get Britain cycling or put it on the wrong path? Continue reading

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In defence of Paul Kimmage

“Our freedom of speech is freedom or death We got to fight the powers that be” – Chuck D Paul Kimmage is an exemplary journalist. A cantankerous goat he may be at times, but he is an incredible journalist with an … Continue reading

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Why winning bike races can make you unpopular with the public

A lot of flak is hovering around the Team Sky bus right now with questions about transparency, employees and results going off all over. Bradley Wiggins is the most obvious target of much of the incoming fire, in particular over … Continue reading

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3 things from 3 Tour de France stages

1. Team Sky have not become self-aware For all their dominance in the run-up to the Tour, they seem to be lacking the confidence to place Wiggins in the posh seats at the front. Sending back multiple riders to try … 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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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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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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