LANCE

The trailer for that latest Lance Armstrong documentary has just dropped and it promises the truth. Actually scrap that, it promises “Lance’s truth” whatever that means… No matter what your opinion of Lance, there is no denying he was an incredibly motivated and highly talented athlete. An absolute monster on the bike (and arguably, off…

UCI Virtual World Champs? You gotta be Zwifting me…

In breaking – but not surprising – news, the UCI have teamed up with Zwift to announce plans for an official UCI-sanctioned Virtual Cycling World Championships! Wait, what…? Yes. You read that right my friends. An officially recognised professional Virtual Cycling E-Sports World Championships. That’s the hallowed Rainbow Striped awarded for cycling indoors. Yeah, no….

ZWIFT – Innsbruck has landed!

A new map dropped on Zwift yesterday, with the release of the much anticipated 2018 UCI World Championships Course Innsbruck, Austria; the first completely new Zwift “world” in a long time. It’s only the finishing circuit, but that’s still almost 25km of new roads (double that if you ride the course in both directions). It also includes…

When Twitter is awesome, plus bonus Peter Sagan content!

Every now and then, Twitter can be truly awesome. Take this example: A budding young cyclist, Ruby from the UK recently tweeted to Peter Sagan about their shared love of post-ride Haribo… Then this happened… A retweet and reply from the World Champion himself! There are so many reasons to love Peter Sagan and this…

Cycling, sweating and long hair

So I’d been growing my hair for a year now. From a 4-blade all over last October I’d managed to grow a shoulder length mass of thick wavy locks. I was trying for the Peter Sagan look, but I’ve had to admit defeat. I just don’t have the swag that man does! Peter Sagan rocking…

Sagan to Astana? Hmmm…

So word on the pro cycling grapevine is that Peter Sagan has been linked to a possible move to Astana at the end of this season. With his current team (Tinkoff) not continuing into 2017, many of the big budget teams will be hunting this particular World Champ head. Apparently  Specialized also would like to…

A few dates for your diary

This month we’ve got the Tour Down Under to look forward to – a bit of early season sunny racing for the pros – then there’s a bit of a lull until the Spring Classics (some of my favourite races) kick off in March. In preparation, I did a very Flandrian style 100km ride this morning through the…

Camp Heartbreak: Pro Women’s Cycling

Ever wondered what it takes to turn professional? Or what testing protocols are used to select the cream of the crop? Well if you’ve got a spare half hour grab yourself a coffee, sit down and watch this documentary: It’s a behind the scenes look at the Australian Women’s Development Team selection camp. It’s a…

Saturday Five Hills Ride

I think summer has finally arrived in the UK (for the south at least). Got my climbing legs out yesterday for 72 sunny miles with over 5200 feet of elevation gain including five of Surrey’s peaks; Staple Lane, Crocknorth, Leith Hill, Box Hill and Ranmore. I started off solo and met up with a bunch…

Women’s Pro Cycling

Modern society has long believed that women hold up half the sky in terms of equality and progression. So when it comes to professional cycling, why aren’t women receiving half the road? HALF THE ROAD is a documentary film that explores the world of women’s professional cycling, focusing on both the love of sport and…

Strade Bianche

Finally we’ve got a dry, sunny and even slightly warm weekend! The perfect weather to get on the bike and crush some miles! Unfortunately I’ve been hit by illness so am confined to home. No miles for me today so luckily it’s the Strade Bianche in around an hour so I’ll get my fix by watching a live…

Classics season at last!

Now that all the boring desert racing is out of the way the Classics can begin. I don’t care if the great Eddy Merckx co-owns the Tour of Oman, it’s still a rubbish place for a bike  race! There’s been a bit of a lull in any decent road racing since the Tour Down Under in January,…