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 […]
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 […]