The Inscrutability of Pro Equipment Choices

The Tour de France is the most important equipment rollout of the year. The importance is due to the stiffness of the competition, the importance of the stakes, and the worldwide attention focused on the […]

As the Tour Turns, 2020: Ineos Drama in the lead-up

Thomas leads Bernal 2019 tour

Two former Tour de France champions were taken off their team roster this week. Four-time champ Chris Froome was seen as not good enough to ride for his team. Same goes for 2018 winner Geraint […]

The Tour (& Giro & Vuelta & Classics) Must Go On

Racing must continue. In 2020, not 2021. The sooner the better. For everyone’s sake. I’m not just writing that as an addict, as someone who has written a book on the Tour de France, but […]

Book Review: The Death of Marco Pantani

Just over fifteen years ago, Marco Pantani committed suicide via a cocaine overdose.  Every year, there’s a news item about someone, usually from his family, calling for an investigation into his death.  His death was […]

Department of Irony: Landis-Armstrong Edition

It was announced today that Lance Armstrong settled the federal fraud case that arose out of Floyd Landis’ whistleblower lawsuit back in 2010. Armstrong has agreed to pay $5 million. Landis gets $1 million of […]