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Cycling broadcasts on the web

Not to sound like a grumpy old man, but back in the day if you wanted to watch Tour de France coverage you waited until the weekend for Wide World of Sports updates. Now we watch many European races and all the major domestic cycling races live on the web. Cycling broadcasts have expanded from […]

The Armstrong Myth

With every press release and every rumor I hear it is becoming obvious that the public is going to have to re-evaluate their heroes. In his well known book, “The Hero with a Thousand Faces” Joseph Campbell lays out the stages for transformation into a hero. It starts with a the hero in the ordinary […]

Media Omerta

Lately I’ve been feeling a little optimistic in regards to professional cycling. We had disgraced Tour de France rider Lance Armstrong decide not to fight USADA’s charges against him, forfeiting his titles. With him capitulating we were spared the months of legal wrangling and public relations bullshit that was bound to happen. We had Tyler […]

USADA’s unknown ten list gets smaller?

USA Cycling announced in a press release that George Hincapie, Levi Leipheimer, Christian Vande Velde and David Zabriskie individually asked to be taken out of the Olympic selection pool. Looking at the list of names one commonality sticks out: they were all members of the US Postal team. USADA’s charging letter to Armstrong states they […]

Why Horner got flicked

With the Tour de France just under three weeks away, teams are announcing their selections to the biggest race on the planet. RadioShack-Nissan published their long-team for the Tour de France and there was a surprise. Regardless of the public war of words team manager Johan Bruyneel had with Andy and Frank Schleck there was […]

Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium

[media-credit id=2 align="alignleft" width="300"][/media-credit]The ninth annual Presbyterian Hospital Invitational Criterium in downtown Charlotte brought out the heavy hitters. The women were racing for 25 miles and for a $25,000 total purse while the men were racing for 50 miles and $75,000. In addition the prime bell was going to clang all night long with cash. […]

Giordana Velodrome opens

In the planning stages since 2002, the Giordana Velodrome is opening to the public Saturday in Rock Hill, South Carolina at the Riverwalk community. Local attorney Spencer Lueders, the city’s Economic Development Department, and Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates were the driving force behind the velodrome project, which initially was just going to be a […]

Asheville wins bid for 2016 national cyclo-cross national championships

USA Cycling officially announced that Asheville, North Carolina submitted the winning bid to host the 2016 national cyclo-cross national championships. The other candidates: Boulder, Colorado and Austin, Texas, were awarded the 2014 and 2015 championships respectively. Due to the high quality of bids, Asheville will be hosting the national championships for just one year instead […]