What’s In Santa’s Bag For Your Favorite Cyclist?

Sports Fiction: Almost As Strange As Reality

Sure to grace bathrooms, kibos, and porta-potties everywhere Hardcover, soft cover, or e-book, starting at $4.95.  Get yours now at Authorhouse (best prices here!) or  Amazon Between The Sheets You'll Get: Great cycling fiction - nearly as strange as reality! - officially for sale just in time for Christmas.  Cheap:  Hardcover, soft cover, or e-book, starting at $4.95.  Did we … [Read more...]

The (other) Situation

I'm a wreck, more or less, and it's getting worse by the day. I've lost weight and my wife says I'm obsessing over it (admittedly I am, but even more than she knows, therefore I disagree with her).  I'm worried about the weather two weeks hence, and about my fitness and what little time I have for training.  I'm rightfully nervous about an airline flight I'll take a week from Friday, and … [Read more...]

THE TOUR DE FRANCE, FOR DUMMIES

Those who failed to stay home and catch today's closing stage in the Alps, as we strongly recommended, missed precisely the fireworks display we told you was on the way.  So there. Fortunately, all is not lost.  We've noticed that Versus tends to repeat each day's stage about four times (note to Versus:  You are Gods!), so as long as you haven't switched channels, it's still on … [Read more...]

With 8 Stages Complete, We Hold These Truths To Be Self Evident…

Plagiarizing our fore-fathers, there are certain immutable facts with regard to this year's Tour; these are: Team RadioShack is in a world of hurt, faced with relegating their GC prospects to a Levi Leipheimer long-shot.  Otherwise, they're cooked.  Levi's problem is one that countless "lieutenants" experience when they're given a battlefield promotion to General:  They fail.  Lance has … [Read more...]

Teens Notch Men’s Omnium Wins at Fixed Gear Classic

Blaine, Minn. – Two teenagers made their presence felt in a world-class men’s field at the 2010 Minnesota Fixed Gear Classic. Colton Barrett (Texas Roadhouse), a 19-year-old, and 17-year-old Matt Baranoski (Alliance Environmental), won the endurance and sprint omniums, respectively, defeating such luminaries as Emile Abraham (Aerocat), Austin Carroll (Adageo Energy Pro Cycling) and Colby … [Read more...]

Team MILRAM Hunts For Stage Wins in Ster Elektrotoer

Three riders return to racing, but Servais Knaven rides last international race Dortmund, 15. June 2010. As of this coming Wednesday, Team MILRAM will look for stage wins in the Dutch race Ster Elektrotoer (June 16-20 / UCI 2.1). The German ProTour team will be led by Dutch Tour de France starter Niki Terpstra, who last year finished second overall in the race in his homeland. MILRAM's Wim … [Read more...]

Greipel and Dean Dropped Out of Giro

APRICA (Italy), May 28, 2010 - Germany's Andre Greipel and Kiwi Julian Dean have pulled out of the Tour of Italy, a day after finishing first and second respectively in the 18th stage. Greipel, a sprinter who rides for HTC-Columbia and Gamin-Transitions fast man Dean pulled out before the start of the mountainous 19th stage which notably features the ascension of the legendary … [Read more...]

2010 Tour of California – Final Podcast

The Daily Tour Podcast for the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. This is Episode 08 from Stage 8 of this year's race, and featuring a review and wrap-up of the entire race from Nevada City to Thousand Oaks. This episode includes a recap of stages 1-7, Standings going into Stage 8, Interview with Ralf Aldag (HTC-Columbia), Stage review, stage standings, final standings, press conference comments from … [Read more...]

2010 Tour of California – Stage 7 Podcast

The Daily Tour Podcast for the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. This is Episode 07 from Stage 7 of this year's race. This episode includes a preview of today's stage, current standings, and a pre-race interviews with Bernhard Eisel of Team HTC-Columbia. We then review the stage and listen to some post-race comments from Michael Rogers and Tony Martin. … [Read more...]

2010 Tour of California – Stage 6 Podcast

The Daily Tour Podcast for the 2010 Amgen Tour of California. This is Episode 06 from Stage 6 of this year's race. This episode includes a preview of today's stage, current standings, pre-race interviews with Ben Day, Marcus Burghardt, Neil Browne, and Phil Liggett. We then review the stage and listen to some post-race comments from George Hincapie and Michael Rogers. … [Read more...]