Tag Archives: Team Sky

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 1: New year, new podcast

For your listening pleasure: A change of kit for teams and riders, some more significant than others; More races fold, organisers follow the money to Arabia – The Tour of Qatar, more interesting than you think; Armstrong, in brief, very brief; Why I’m excited about MTN-Qhubeka and their Algerian hardman; Commuting, casual riding, whatever – are there more of them out there already? Continue reading

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Team Sky zero tolerance policy or how not to address reality

Team Sky has never had an active zero tolerance policy, Team Sky has always had a zero tolerance policy on doping. Team Sky would like you to know from their statement that “Team Sky has had a clear position on … 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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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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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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Etape du Tour survival: Preparing your head

Nothing to do with your choice of mandatory helmet (Giro Prolight is my current choice) but with the art of mentally preparing yourself for the event. It’s as important as your physical fitness to get your positive, winning attitude right … Continue reading

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Etape du Tour survival: Food and drink

I’m no nutritionist but one thing I know is that lots of people get it wrong. And it’s just as easy to eat and drink too much as it is to take on too little. Cyclefit have a great guide … Continue reading

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Etape du Tour survival: Your bike

So it’s about six weeks away now and most people have done a handful of long tough sportives to get in shape. I’ve been battering out the bike time with a mix of riding in the Surrey Hills (usually a … Continue reading

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