Format, rider, or both?

This years Tour is incredibly close after 2 weeks, the top four are within 29 seconds of each other, with the next 4 within another 2 minutes from 4th place. This is unheard of at this stage in a Tour, after 60 hours in the saddle the time gaps are minuscule, without Porte's crash involving … Continue reading Format, rider, or both?

King Rigo?

Remember the London Olympics, one of the most generous in-race riders, Vinokourov, finished his career in the finest way possible. He had attacked with Rigoberto Uran & just after an exchange of words within the final 500m, Rigo decided to take his eyes off his only rival for the gold medal & Vino took the … Continue reading King Rigo?

Pure Colombian?

Cycling's hierarchy is rapidly changing, the names of the winners are changing, powerful teams are now also-ran's, what's changed in pro cycling, and why? I brushed on the topic of the Colombians returning to cycling in blog in January HERE, it seems to be coming true. Pais Vasco Nairo Quintana, the diminutive Colombian climbing specialist … Continue reading Pure Colombian?