Le Tour de Crash: A Theory on Increased Carnage

The opening stage of the 2020 Tour de France was largely neutralized by the riders after a spate of crashes on the tiny, twisting, rain-slicked roads the route took around Nice. Looking at all the […]

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 […]

Radical Brake Design takes Everesting Record and Strade Bianche in One Week!

An earth-shattering rumble was heard in Europe last week, as the Everesting record was shattered by a relative unknown, taken by 23 minutes, and an up-and-coming star stormed to a comfortable solo victory at Strade […]

Shut the roads down to open up the country

Extreme times call for extreme measures.  If we want to see the country recover from Covid-19, it’s time to close the roads. Not all roads. Some. A few. It sure would make bike riding greater. […]

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 […]

Wave (Video and Words)

Years ago, during the dark ages, known as the early days of the Internet, there was a popular discussion group called rec.bicycles.racing. Everything was discussed. Things could get heated, like with Facebook, but everyone is […]