It’s been hanging on my wall for a couple of years, the Nike “What am I on…” Lance Armstrong poster. Today I took it down. Originally I hung it on my office wall because I liked the message of training to improve yourself. I also slipped keepsakes from races: route maps, rider’s numbers, my Cross […]
Snow and freezing conditions necessitated the need for the riders to stop before the Turchino climb, load onto their team busses and driven to Arenzano.
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 […]
Don’t get me wrong I love the Classics. My first gig in cycling journalism was Paris-Roubaix. The Giro d’Italia is also a major highlight with its beauty and, well, it being Italian. However, right or wrong, the Tour de France is my favorite. That said, last year was a bust for me as it was […]
Tonight we are going to watch the very public collapse of someone many called a hero. This person will go on a talk show and confess to cheating. How much of a confession at this point we can only speculate. The media, this ex-hero’s handlers, and sponsors helped to build the image to a mythic […]
I knew I’d be asked to comment on the Oprah/Lance Armstrong interview. When the producer of a radio program calls me they ask to hear about the infamous tweet Armstrong sent that ultimately got me fired from Versus. As you can see it’s a pretty innocuous tweet. I’m guessing I sent it out just as […]
Credits roll: “Oprah’s Next Chapter” Video montage of Lance Armstrong winning the Tour de France. Speaking over the video Winfrey describes Armstrong’s accomplishments in a serious tone: world champion, fighting cancer, returns from near death to professional cycling and winning seven straight Tours. Reminds the audience the hardships he endured coming from a single parent […]
Three time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond posted this open letter on his Facebook page. Can anyone help me out? I know this sounds kind of lame but I am not well versed in social marketing. I would like to send a message to everyone that really loves cycling. I do not use Twitter […]
The Levi Leipheimer documentary, “The Levi Effect” is an interesting look at who is arguably one of America’s best stage racers. I use the word “arguably” as Leipheimer has admitted to performance enhancing drug use during his professional cycling career and in people’s minds that has tainted Leipheimer forever. For those who don’t know much […]
FOX Carolina 21 Fox News Carolina stopped by Browne Eye HQ to get my thoughts on the USADA report. I managed to make a reference about trophy wives and cocaine.