Tag Archives: UCI

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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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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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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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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Strange coincidences in the world of anti-doping

First, last week there was a report from EU Athletes on the relative success of Wada’s anti-doping effort described in the press release thus: “The report, ‘Adverse Analyzing’, raises serious questions about the foundation of evidence behind current anti doping … Continue reading

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Anne Gripper is alive! And the blood passports may deliver

We’re into the first week of June and the clouds of war gather ever faster around the Tour De France. There’s three stories that you should read to understand where cycling is heading between now and July. 1. Bernard Kohl’s … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with retroactive testing

I’ve got a real problem with this retroactive testing. Exactly where does it stop and who does it benefit? You’re the guy who has been cheated out of a gold medal earning opportunities, are you going to put your career … Continue reading

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