Time to Kill The Olympics Monster

Olympic Rings Monster

The Olympics is a monster. Part of me wishes it can be killed off. There are so many reasons to dislike the Olympics.  I’ll start with the smaller-bore problems. I don’t like listening to athletes […]

Garbage Bags Might or Might Not Save You From Open Water

Racing the Iditasport on Big Lake Alaska

This originally appeared in 1994, after riding the Iditasport in February, 1993.  I’m posting it now to honor the event, set to take place this weekend, but was cancelled due to the pandemic.  It’s expected […]

Bring the Worlds back to the United States. As soon as possible.

The final kilometers of the men’s and women’s 2020 UCI World Road Championships in Isola, Italy were thrilling. The helicopter shots of Alaphilippe and van der Breggen and the chasers racing full-throttle along the ridge […]

Give Some Love to the Maillot Vert, the most complicated race in the Tour

For seven of the past eight years, Bora-Hansgrohe’s Peter Sagan made winning the Tour de France Green Jersey look easy. (In 2016, he was set to make it look easy until he was wrongly disqualified […]

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 […]

#commissairedoping is bad for The Amgen Tour of California

It’s a relief that Tejay van Garderen didn’t win the 2019 Tour of California. This isn’t aimed at him, but at the fact that the UCI race commissaires issued a terrible decision on the fourth […]