Track Cycling’s Strange Quirk

As you watch this Sundays Hour Record attempt by Bradley Wiggins, bear in mind that no part of him, or any static part of his bike has actually travelled the Hour Record distance he sets. It's a quirk of riding on a velodrome compared to riding on the road, science gets involved & messes things … Continue reading Track Cycling’s Strange Quirk

199 Laps (pt5)

Bradley Wiggins was reported earlier today as competing in two track events at Glasgow's Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome at the 2014 Commonwealth Games. This later changed to just one event, the Team Pursuit with no Individual Pursuit planned for the former Tour champion. What are we to make of this decision, is he shunning his … Continue reading 199 Laps (pt5)

199 Laps (pt2)

I was blogging previously about Wiggins goal being the Hour record, rather than the Worlds TT, I think I'm more sure now. Previous blog here: 199 Laps (pt1) Behaviour From what I'm seeing in the Tour of Britain, Wiggins doesn't look like somebody who's making the types of efforts we'd expect from somebody peaking & … Continue reading 199 Laps (pt2)

199 Laps

When a rider such as Wiggins decides that a weight penalty of (reportedly) an additional 8kg is for winning the Worlds time trial, when he's beaten the opposition at his low le Tour weight, we know there's something else going on, could it be a UCI record attempt? Recent Patterns We saw Brad winning the … Continue reading 199 Laps