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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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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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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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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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Geraint Thomas on The Classics – bonus edition

My article for BBC Sport is online now, in time for Milan San-Remo. It features quotes from an interview with Geraint Thomas, who tips Mark Cavendish: Read Mark Cavendish tipped to impress at Milan-San Remo on BBC Sport As ever … Continue reading

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Trek get driven for Team Leopard-Trek

In the last decade, Trek have been pretty good at backing Tour de France winners. The likelihood is that the three million euro they’ve put on the name Andy/Frank Schleck and Team Leopard-Trek will ensure that they continue to do … 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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“Nothing better than feeling… you’ve destroyed people” – Mark Cavendish

#WeAreTheDestroyers – part of Nike’s Destroy to Create campaign

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Chasing Legends review

For anyone who follows cycling the narrative arc of Chasing Legends would appear to be pretty simple: HTC-Columbia’s attempt to win the green jersey for Mark Cavendish at the Tour de France 2009. We know how it ends, but for … Continue reading

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Mark Cavendish winning Stage 21

Here’s a short Youtube clip from yesterday’s stage 21 finish in Paris on Les Champs Elysees. We were in the press area up near the 100 metre board and I’ve never been so excited to be at a bike race. … Continue reading

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