Category: Opinion


How good is a cyclocross bike… the joy of CX

I took delivery of my Cannondale CAADX cyclocross bike between Christmas 2014 and New Year, and it’s been a revelation. In other posts I’ve commented on the trials and tribulations of sorting a winter bike to keep the Bianchi unscathed during the ice and mud that we’ll be getting out in the south-west in months …

Books, Opinion

George Hincapie’s The Loyal Lieutenant – Foreword by Armstrong!

I was given George Hincapie’s biography “The Loyal Lieutenant” for Christmas. It’s one of those books that I’ve seen on the shelves in bookshops and wondered what it would tell us about the inner workings and turmoils of the Lance Armstrong machine. Cards on the table first… I never liked Lance Armstong. Friends & family …


Sergio Henao out of Sky team

The Guardian have just reported that one of their riders, Sergio Henao, will not participate in any races for 8 weeks, following concerns over his out-of-competition testing and the results. Sky have proactively flagged their concern to the UCI and asked for help in understanding (and interpreting) the results. It’s reassuring to now see teams …