• National Championships game1 year 10 weeks agoGBR: Cavendish FRA:

    GBR: Cavendish
    FRA: Bouhanni
    ITA: Nibali
    ESP: Joaquim Rodríguez
    BEL: Thomas De Gendt

  • Lorry that killed Paula Jurek had faulty indicator inquest told - CPS dropped case against driver1 year 10 weeks agoThis is just astonishing. If

    This is just astonishing. If a person dies at your hands, the only complete defense is that it was self defense. However if you are driving a vehicle, there is no case to answer. Where is the deterrence for poor driving ?

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he may not target Tour de France again1 year 10 weeks agoI know, I know...but the

    I know, I know...but the interview all news outlets are using is Will Foth's, and Brad Wiggins is saying he may not race it to win, again - he's not ruling out riding the thing. And so many other platforms and channels have done exactly the same, processed the inaccurate headline and not read the actual interview. Just as with Froome's interview the other day when he said he has 6-7 Tours in his career future to line up for - and this got tagged as him saying he wanted to dominate the Tour for the next 7 years.

    Confused

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he may not target Tour de France again1 year 10 weeks ago...

    ...

  • £55 fine and three points for driver who left cyclist with broken leg, elbow & weeks in hospital1 year 10 weeks agostumps wrote:Careless driving

    stumps wrote:
    Careless driving - is a momentary loss / lapse of concentration.

    Dangerous driving - standard of driving which falls way below that of a safe and competent driver.

    This may be a little pedantic, but careless is actually driving that "falls below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver", whilst dangerous is that which "falls far below what would be expected of a competent and careful driver, and it would be obvious to a competent and careful driver that driving in that way would be dangerous." The definitions and the difference between them are obviously extremely vague and this is the root of much that is wrong with prosecution for road offences.

    I wish the phrase "momentary lapse of concentration" would curl up and die. The truth is generally that it's a chronic bad habit that's just this once happened to kill or injure someone.

    It's true to say that road collisions are very rarely assault, but I think "momentary lapse of concentration" excuses and trivialises what should really be described as negligence and which should really at the very least trigger an extended retest to (at least in spirit) ensure that the person in question is still considered capable of driving in a non-negligent manner.

  • Best Road Shoes for about £1001 year 10 weeks agoDMT Radials, love 'em!

    DMT Radials, love 'em!

  • Pinarello Sibilo TT bike launched1 year 10 weeks agoits good to see normal forks

    its good to see normal forks on a pinarello for once

  • Lorry that killed Paula Jurek had faulty indicator inquest told - CPS dropped case against driver1 year 10 weeks agoVery sad for the family but

    Very sad for the family but this seems to be one of the very few cases where the CPS may be justified in dropping the prosecution. We'll never know for certain whether the driver's assertions about earlier checking the light and his mirrors at the time are true but there are enough "reasonable doubts" to make a conviction unsafe and unlikely.

    If only the CPS' previous record made me confident the decision was taken for good reasons...

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he may not target Tour de France again1 year 10 weeks agoSam1 - you're correct,

    Sam1 - you're correct, overactive imagination... I've tweaked headline and opening, to reflect the GC angle... though as I say, even as a support rider, there is the issue of absences to deal with.

    I guess the other thing to consider with him is he has focused on goals throughout his career, whether that be on the track, or later on GC... so would future plans include riding the Tour as a team member? Open to debate...

  • Specialized BG Gel Mitts1 year 10 weeks agoMy pair have done more than

    My pair have done more than 25.000 km now and still works fine.
    A stitching have gone on both gloves and left a 1/2 inch hole on the outside of the thumbs and all the red colour are bleached away by sun..
    But I hope they will make through this season too.

  • Updated: Brian Cookson tells Lance Armstrong he'd back Truth & Reconciliation - but investigating UCI is priority1 year 10 weeks agoDecster wrote:Well done

    Decster wrote:
    Well done Cookson for ignoring Paul Kimmage's questions put to him last night.

    That in my opinion taints Cookson.

    Perhaps his response here will placate you:

    http://briancookson.org/en/blog/

    Brian Cookson wrote:
    21/6/13
    Respecting Social Media
    I wanted to do a quick update after yesterday's Twitter Q&A which was something I was really keen to do. Although the UCI presidency is decided by 42 delegates, I strongly believe that cycling has to do more to connect with fans, and this was a small step in that direction.

    The questions varied widely and I tried to address a spectrum of issues from across the sport. Some of the questions were serious, some not-so-serious. Some of the questions were extremely difficult to answer in 140 characters – one of the perils of Twitter!

    In particular, many of you were keen that I answered questions from Paul Kimmage and I wanted to address those here today.

    Paul Kimmage's questions (in order) were:

    @cooksonforuci There were three plaintiffs (PMCQ, HB and UCI) on the legal suit I was served: Were you party to this decision?
    @cooksonforuci I'll try again...Were you party to the decision to sue Floyd Landis? Is suing whistleblowers in your manifesto?
    @cooksonforuci @moran_anto As an example of openess and transparency would you mind answering my questions please? #askbrian

    Paul is one of many journalists who deserve respect for the work they have put into exposing doping in cycling. Regrettably, I cannot answer his concerns directly because they involve legal actions which are still live. However, I commit now to answering them in full as soon as I am able.

    What I can say as a general point, is that the UCI has expended too much time, resource and money fighting battles which have distracted it from far bigger problems – in particular doping.

    I can also say that if I am elected in September, the UCI will not use the courts to silence whistle-blowers, journalists or other dissenting voices. This is not to say we would not seek to communicate our own point of view or correct inaccuracies or unbalanced comment when appropriate but I am a firm believer in freedom of debate as being good for the long-term health of any sport.

    I'm looking forward to launching my manifesto in Paris next week. No doubt, there will be plenty of discussion around the issues raised but I look forward to hearing your views – good and bad!

  • Tips for Sportives please, Overtaking riders1 year 10 weeks agoa.jumper wrote:farrell

    a.jumper wrote:
    farrell wrote:
    I honestly think that the onus should be on you to be aware and more vigilant of what slower and less experienced riders are doing for this one rather than tear arsing it through. [...] An innocent call of "On your left" is going to confuse someone who hasn't ridden in any way seriously.

    Quite right! If you're going to ride any non-race mass start event, you should be happy to be there and enjoy the experience of riding your carbon aero road bike at 10mph top speed behind someone who wobbles all over the road. How dare you want to overtake and how foolish to expect the organisers to tell people of the standard calls used by almost every group ride I've met, including the slowest beginners rides!

    I'm glad you have got that sarcasm out of your system perhaps we can now crack on with talking sensibly.

    I've no problem with people riding fast in the same way I have no problem with people driving cars. However, don't be a dick about it. You know when a car comes barging past you at a traffic island and you avoid getting wiped out due to luck rather than judgement and you think to yourself "He could have just slowed down, waited a few seconds and passed when it was safe". Well hooning it past someone who doesn't ride in any way frequently or a young kid having a potter with their family and shouting at them to move because you want to set a personal best is going to be intimidating in a very similar way and is the same complete lack of courtesy.

    By all means give it some hammer when you can but be prepared to scrub the speed off at many points on the ride, because it isn't a race and I have my doubts over calling it a sportive.

    I'll refer you back to my original point, which was quoted but apparently not read:

    "I honestly think that the onus should be on you to be aware and more vigilant of what slower and less experienced riders are doing for this one"

    You know, a bit like on the road when cyclists and pedestrians ask that the onus should be on the least vulnerable road users to make sure of the safety of the most vulnerable road users.

    Or you can do what you want.

  • Pinarello Sibilo TT bike launched1 year 10 weeks agopschristian wrote:Is this

    pschristian wrote:
    Is this what Castroviejo just won the Spanish National TT title on today if Valverde was riding one? Maybe a day too late for Dowsett but it didn't matter anyway...

    Great avatar btw Cool

  • Pinarello Sibilo TT bike launched1 year 10 weeks agoIs it possible that Movistar

    Is it possible that Movistar has had this developed and then asked Pinarello to brand it so they stick to their sponsor contract?

  • Updated: Brian Cookson tells Lance Armstrong he'd back Truth & Reconciliation - but investigating UCI is priority1 year 10 weeks agoThe Kimmage suirs - the UCI

    The Kimmage suirs - the UCI one AND the Kimmage one - are both wrapped up in legal. If Cookson had responded to Kimmage's question, he would have been deemed as responding as the UCI - not as Brian Cookson, the individual. He would have been mad to have replied, and is almost certainly under instructions together with the rest of the UCI Management Committee to not respond personally to any questions put to them about either lawsuit while both are still open.

    Sorry if this is a mundane POV, but having something of a legal background, I'm pretty sure I'm right in saying that he did the right thing yesterday, however much some people have got arsey about it.

  • Pinarello Sibilo TT bike launched1 year 10 weeks agoIs this what Castroviejo just

    Is this what Castroviejo just won the Spanish National TT title on today if Valverde was riding one? Maybe a day too late for Dowsett but it didn't matter anyway...

  • Tips for Sportives please, Overtaking riders1 year 10 weeks agoIf you want to ride fast then

    If you want to ride fast then enter a race, not a mass participation family event in a big city.

    If you want to get a 'true' time then enter a time trial. It's a lot cheaper and you can go as fast as you like. But lots of people are too insecure (even though no-one else cares what time you do).

  • FS: Rapha and others...1 year 10 weeks agoAuctions really starting to

    Auctions really starting to move along now. Couple of 0 feedback bidders though. 1 who has messaged me and confirmed they are a real bidder.

    Should I let their bids stand?

  • Pinarello Sibilo TT bike launched1 year 10 weeks agoLooks alot like the BMC time

    Looks alot like the BMC time machine with those seat stays.

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he may not target Tour de France again1 year 10 weeks agoBrad for a victory in Spain

    Brad for a victory in Spain this year anyone?

    EDIT: scrap that - just re-read the ToB bit!!

  • Pinarello Sibilo TT bike launched1 year 10 weeks agoLovely! Interesting the pic

    Lovely!

    Interesting the pic shows Movistar branding not Sky too!

  • Sir Bradley Wiggins says he may not target Tour de France again1 year 10 weeks agoerm...Simon...where in Foth's

    erm...Simon...where in Foth's article - apart from the Graun's headline - does it quote Wiggo as saying that he may never RIDE the Tour again? He certainly says he may never 'attempt to win it' again. I cant see anywhere in the article where he says he may not ride in it again.

    (personally I dont think he will ever want to ride in the same team as Froome again - but thats not the point)

  • Best wheel set for under £6001 year 10 weeks ago+1 for Shimano RS80s - 500kms

    +1 for Shimano RS80s - 500kms over rough roads and still sweet and so smooth spinning I'm always grinning

    +1 for Fulcrum Racing 3s - really outstanding stiff light wheels made by Campagnolo

    Both available for slightly north of £300 or so.

  • LBS vs internet pricing1 year 10 weeks agoYorkshie Whippet wrote:I

    Yorkshie Whippet wrote:
    I fully understand that shops can not stock everything but why should customers wait longer for an item to arrive, pay more and have to drive/travel to the shop? When they can order on line often get it cheaper and within 2 days of placing the order on the door mat.

    IMHO Shops generally need to change business model and aim to get more footfall and lots of little spends/customer loyalty rather than focusing on the big ticket items.

    I am willing to bet that you have never tried to run a small business.

  • Tips for Sportives please, Overtaking riders1 year 10 weeks agofarrell wrote:I honestly

    farrell wrote:
    I honestly think that the onus should be on you to be aware and more vigilant of what slower and less experienced riders are doing for this one rather than tear arsing it through. [...] An innocent call of "On your left" is going to confuse someone who hasn't ridden in any way seriously.

    Quite right! If you're going to ride any non-race mass start event, you should be happy to be there and enjoy the experience of riding your carbon aero road bike at 10mph top speed behind someone who wobbles all over the road. How dare you want to overtake and how foolish to expect the organisers to tell people of the standard calls used by almost every group ride I've met, including the slowest beginners rides!

    Seriously, the nervous riders won't be any happier if they feel they're causing a tailback of riders. Give them as much room as you can, but please keep on overtaking.