July 31, 2006

If you skim the results of the “lesser” races that fill the calendar these days, you may miss some things. Such as the Vattenfall Cyclassics in Hamburg. Oscar Freire took the win over the weekend. Look closer. The man he pipped right at the line was none other than Erik Zabel. How old is he now? 125? While he has not won a race in a while, he remains very competitive. Also, how many races have we seen the result Freire – Zabel or Zabel – Freire? These two make any race exciting. I for one will never forget 2004 Milan San-Remo when Zabel raised his arms in apparent triumph only to see Freire’s wheel surpass his at the line.



Larry King Interview with Floyd Landis

July 30, 2006

We all know Larry King is the cushiest of cushy interviewers.  Recently, he interviewed Floyd Landis.  VeloNews has the full transcript for those who are interested.  Here it is.  Don’t expect hard questions like “Did you cheat?”  Instead, you get classics like: “What does testosterone do for a race driver?” 

Did he forget who he was interviewing?

An Open Letter on Cheating from Ray Cipollini

July 30, 2006

Printed in the Daily Peloton. Passionatly written. Ray clearly outlines why cycling needs to be seen as a sport to be benchmarked by other sports who want to see clean competition.  Also, he shows that we need to wait until all the facts are in until judgement.  Look how many riders are now cleared in Operation Puerto!  To see how cycling stacks up against other sports, click here.

Now for a PSA

July 29, 2006

I’m a live and let live kind of guy. If you log a significant amount of miles, then you need to think safety. Do you wear a helmet? Good. Do you tell your friends that you only shave your legs because it helps road rash treatment? Then look at this. It is a great idea and for 20 bucks a no brainer. That is why you wear a helmet right? To save your brain to make these kind of decisions.

Road ID

I only wish my brain thought of it first.

So, you think you can do better?

July 29, 2006

How many times did you think the Director was making the wrong move? Not sending riders into the right break. Letting a rider get too much time. Well, Johan/Bjarne here is your chance to do better.


This game looks fantastic. Here is a review. You can show T-Mobile how to win the tour, or take advantage of their tactical blunders. Either way, who of us hasn’t wanted to see the Champs-Elysées from the team car! When I try it, I’ll let you know. If you have it, do tell!

And now back to our show

July 28, 2006

If you like blogs, you are probable looking at vlogs (video blogs). Given the success of YouTube, I can’t be far off. Well, If I’m right, why not videos on the subject of cycling. Thanks to my friend Wayde, I am hooked on this site.


Make sure you check out the videoblogs from Christian Vande Velde.
I can only hope that you come back. Fantastic stuff. Thanks Wayde.

A must read if you want to bring yourself up to speed

July 28, 2006

It is rare these days to find articles that give you just the facts.  Here, cyclingnews lays out the issue facing Floyd Landis.  Add it to your databank when you look to make your own decision.