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Oleg Tinkov is on a tear

Looks like Saxo Tinkoff Bank Team CEO Oleg Tinkov had quite the evening. According to his twitter account he’s jerking off in his Tuscan villa with a magnum of Petrus 82. Me? I’m still writing TdF wrap-ups, but that’s the difference between a billionaire and a freelance writer. [View the story "Oleg Tinkov is on […]

Fading tees and memories

I’ve been to many press junkets, product launches, team presentations, press rooms, races and fun rides, and the common thread is one thing – free t-shirts. I got the inspiration for this post from Steve Tilford who blogged about the many cycling socks he’s amassed through the years – quite the collection. By far the […]

Strava Hunting

“Just so you know, there’s a Strava segment up here.” Myself and a couple of buddies were riding. We’d just rolled through an intersection which took us away from town and into the rolling, green hills of Greenville, South Carolina – my hometown. The ribbon of tarmac dipped and curved – generally a beautiful road […]

Sinyard said what?

On the Specialized Twitter account @Iamspecialized was tweeted a Vine video of their CEO Mike Sinyard saying, “It’s going to be be incredible. This is going to be more powerful than a tailwind. End of story!” with the hashtag #AEROISEVERYTHING. What the hell was he talking about? On the head of Mark Cavendish and other […]

Cavendish’s email to teammates leaked

It’s been no secret that Mark Cavendish hasn’t been happy with the level of support he’s received from his Omega Pharma-QuickStep teammates. The Belgian squad’s spring classic season was a disappointment in comparison to the days when Tom Boonen was winning Paris-Roubaix and the Tour of Flanders. Team manager Patrick Lefevre has told the press […]

Strava KOMs at the classics

Wonder what speeds the pros clock on some of the monuments in cycling? Thanks to Strava you don’t need to. Not only has your favorite route probably been Strava tagged with blue KOM sections like a Jackson Pollack painting, many races have key sections “KOMed” (I’m making this a thing – #1. The act of turning […]