Vuelta a Espana

Morbid Curiosity and the Redemption of Chris Froome

11 Sep , 2014  


The This Week in Cycling History podcast began as exactly that. I attempted to find three stories for each show, from any year in cycling's past, but the stories needed to have taken place in the week of the year in which we were currently in. Simple enough. But one winter of research was enough ...

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Tour of Flanders

Punch-ups, bike changes and a stolen Tour of Flanders

9 Sep , 2014  


The gloves were off on Stage 16 of the Vuelta a Espana. Gianluca Brambilla and Ivan Rovny took issue with each other and had a boxing match while on the bike. Meanwhile, according to Philip Deignan's daily diary in the Irish Independent, Joaquim Rodriguez bust his lip open with a punch during the stage. While Rodriguez ...

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Tour de France

2014 Tour de France for stats geeks

28 Jul , 2014  

Astana Tour

Vincenzo Nibali 1974 - The last time a rider won four road stages on his way to overall victory. This year, Nibali won four, but in 1974 Eddy Merckx actually won six. The Belgian also managed four road stage wins throughout his Tour victory in 1970. The only other riders who have achieved this feat since World ...

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Tour de France

The great British enigma

12 Jun , 2014  

Bradley Wiggins is one of the most enigmatic riders in the peloton.

"Frankly, there is no story to tell other than that Robert failed to engage, communicate or evidence any activity of any significance that led me to think he was suited to a formal professional coaching position. Competing and coaching in sport are two very different things, even though they clearly have many things in common. ...

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Giro d'Italia

In Dublin’s fair city…oh what a pity

15 May , 2014  


This article was first published as a podcast for the Velocast and is republished here with permission. To login or subscribe to the Velocast go to ****************************** The Giro in Belfast was supposed to feel like the race had come to my home for the day, my country. But I don't know Belfast. Was the route ...

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Cancellara – Record Breaker

9 Apr , 2014  

Cancellara wins the 2014 Tour of Flanders - his seventh monument classic.

Twitter is a transient beast. Almost as soon as you plop a thought or a fact or a piece of nonsense on the's gone. For all it's worth, an adequate Twitter search engine still does not exist, rendering this transient information largely inaccessible. During Fabian Cancellara's displays of strength in this year's Milan San Remo ...

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