• Giro d'Italia Stage 18: Nibali puts Evans to the sword in mountain time trial1 year 12 weeks agoEven Wiggo on normal form

    Even Wiggo on normal form would not get close to Nibali on this form. You could see Nibali was going to nail this TT the way he flew around that velodrome at the start.

    He seems genuine and clean not tainted by the Ferrari scandal. Keep this form and he will make it interesting at Le Tour.

  • Emma Way update: She says it was cyclist's fault + videos1 year 12 weeks agoAll I want is the law to be

    All I want is the law to be applied. 50/50 I'd say.

    The reason no-one's asking her about her other tweets? The lawyer has said he wont let her on if they ask her about them. The BBC are so desperate to interview her, they've agreed.

  • Campagnolo throw an 80th anniversary party....1 year 12 weeks agoIt's not often I get

    It's not often I get starstruck, but that was just ridiculous. Hinault did use Campag. I think he was in Yorkshire at the time of this bash. Not sure who that is with Lemond.

    Cipo: do you mean the pic in the gallery? It's classic. Actually, I think I'll promote it into the story proper.

    It was funny how everyone else was there from the start, went to the presentation, did interviews and stuff. You know, they all put in the leg work. Then Cipollini rocks up just in time for dessert, pretty much reflecting the whole of his racing career. And why wouldn't you?

  • Emma Way update: She says it was cyclist's fault + videos1 year 12 weeks agoThis is going to run and

    This is going to run and run....

  • Emma Way update: She says it was cyclist's fault + videos1 year 12 weeks agoStrikes me that most of the

    Strikes me that most of the "facts" presented by both parties should be fairly easy to prove - scratches on the cyclist if he went through the hedge, matching dents on brake hoods or bars and car if she did only clip his handlebars, so eventually I hope the truth will out. Trouble is if it turns out that the cyclists were pretty much accurate in the version of events, somebody needs to take a good look at this woman not just as a driver but as a person - to hit another person in your car, to not stop and worse still to almost gloatingly Tweet about it is pretty callous stuff. Throw in lack of remorse, a seeming inability to see anything wrong in her actions and all of a sudden she's ticking boxes contained (amongst MANY others I hasten to add) in the definition of "psycopath". I suppose there's a very faint line dividing someone capable of extreme stupidity from a truly dangerous person, and I suspect she's just the former but I can't quite shake the latter thought either.

    Oh, and what sort of solicitor sits next to a client in two interviews and lets them obviously misconstrue the law about stopping after an accident. Perhaps one who is better at publicity than law?

  • Danilo Di Luca provisionally suspended after positive EPO test1 year 12 weeks agomikeprytherch wrote:Cock.....

    mikeprytherch wrote:
    Cock..... get out of the sport I love, this is why I am in favour of a lifetime bad, certainly on drugs such as EPO

    In this case, absolutely. He's been caught and banned before, he's clearly not learned anything from it.

    One positive test and coming back a reformed characted (a la David Millar) is fair enough; this guy has now tested positive twice with various other suspect tests or results.
    He needs to be thrown out of the sport for good.

    Still laughing at LA's tweet. To be fair to poor old Lance, that takes some courage to tweet that. Still unsure if he's calling Di Luca stupid for taking EPO or for getting caught... Wink

  • Giro - Stage 201 year 12 weeks agoYes, less chance of Canola

    Yes, less chance of Canola falling off his bike! (Actually ate in a restaurant called De Luca today.)

    But I made a mistake using 3 transfers last night when I knew I should wait till the morning. I thought after it was rerouted it would be safe but it wasn't.

    Hope tomorrow goes ahead, weather permitting and if it's safe to race, otherwise all the mountain stages will have been ruined really and it's Nibali's by default, although I couldn't see him faltering in any case, but I'm sure even he won't be entirely happy about winning this way.

    Leader of the fantasy comp. must be happy too I imagine. Less chance of being caught.

  • Campagnolo launch Bora 35 lightweight aero wheels1 year 12 weeks agoA pair of Boras costing

    A pair of Boras costing around £1300 with a saving of just 350g (the weight of a banana and an iphone together) over a pair of £280 Zondas? If you aren't a pro or time trialling it's ridiculous.

    You're racing? Fine. Buy two pairs of Zondas and leave the phone and banana at home.

  • Giro - Stage 201 year 12 weeks agoOh yeah, Majka aswell. Nibali

    Oh yeah, Majka aswell. Nibali and Pirazzi already have their jersey's wrapped up.

  • Emma Way update: She says it was cyclist's fault + videos1 year 12 weeks agoDon't know if anyone watched

    Don't know if anyone watched that dire "Barely Legal Drivers" programme on BBC3, but Emma Way would fit right in on it. This whole sorry saga will probably end with someone giving her a free car.

    (If anyone's read the above and is tempted to watch it, don't. It'll make you convinced that we're doomed as a species, as I believe all BBC3 programmes are required to by law.)

  • Giro d'Italia - Tappa 191 year 12 weeks agoenrique wrote:stevemarks

    enrique wrote:
    stevemarks wrote:
    ... It would seem unfair to give all those premium players all their transfers back that they can then use on the sprint stage at the end...

    Wink

    Don't worry Enrique, I'll still have 6 for that stage Wink

  • Campagnolo throw an 80th anniversary party....1 year 12 weeks agoNice pic of Cipo with shirt

    Nice pic of Cipo with shirt slashed to the waist!

  • TT bike vs aero wheels1 year 12 weeks agoA decent shop would advise

    A decent shop would advise you on the correct size before you buy or pay for a bikefit. Your chosen TT bike should be primarily based on this, as they are all different.

    Manufacturers skew their wind tunnel test data to their own criteria so no point trying to choose which is 'fastest'.

    Zipp wheels are good but they're not necessarily better than the competition. Don't believe the hype.

  • Danilo Di Luca provisionally suspended after positive EPO test1 year 12 weeks agoCock..... get out of the

    Cock..... get out of the sport I love, this is why I am in favour of a lifetime bad, certainly on drugs such as EPO

  • Campagnolo throw an 80th anniversary party....1 year 12 weeks agoWow that sounds like some

    Wow that sounds like some star-studded bash. Your eyes must've been out on stalks Mat.

    So why no Hinault? They must've tried. Or did he use, ahem, another brand?

  • Britain's biggest driving schools to roll out cycle awareness module1 year 12 weeks agoplease let's not let this

    please let's not let this turn into another 'Emma' debate, before you know it we'll be onto bloody helmets again. Smile

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoThe snow will just melt at

    The snow will just melt at the heat coming off Salerno's tyres as he speeds up the mountains. Everyone else behind will drown in the resultant flood, and chrisdstripes wins the comp!

  • Emma Way update: She says it was cyclist's fault + videos1 year 12 weeks agoAh, just birch the bitch and

    Ah, just birch the bitch and have done with it!! She needs a good smacking - simples. Big Grin

  • Giro game - pick three Italians1 year 12 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:likewise

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    likewise garzelli. saving it all for a final push

    Hope his got a shovel in his back pocket Cool

  • Britain's biggest driving schools to roll out cycle awareness module1 year 12 weeks agoCouldn't agree more with this

    Couldn't agree more with this - and I'm both a bike rider and a car driver. Let's hope the ridiculous Emma Way is among the first to sign up for such a course. She definitely needs some help!

  • Danilo Di Luca provisionally suspended after positive EPO test1 year 12 weeks agoGossa wrote:While the son of

    Gossa wrote:
    While the son of a peasant farmer can buy his dad a Ferarri by just riding his bike, you'll always have this problem. There's too much money in the game now...

    Still nothing to how much you get for kicking a ball around a field; I suspect if they were paid more they would be even better at evading the testers.

    More to the point what is Nibalis' relationship with the needle? Watching a rider thrash the field by a minute in 20k had me thinking, "Here we go again...."

  • Danilo Di Luca provisionally suspended after positive EPO test1 year 12 weeks agoThe person I feel sorry for

    The person I feel sorry for is the rider who missed out on a place on Vini Fantini's Giro squad because the sponsor insisted that Di Luca should be on the team.

  • Why is it considered wanky to wear sky kit1 year 12 weeks agoYou shouldn't give a tuppenny

    You shouldn't give a tuppenny toss what other people think.

    It isn't bad form or whatever the "others" espouse. The moment you start to listen to the "well considered opinions" of others about what to wear - you are lost. Wear WHATEVER MAKES YOU HAPPY and makes you feel good ... about yourself - and if that happens to make other people unhappy, or snide - so be it.

    Give 'em the middle finger and just pedal harder.

    I sometimes ride in the old Sky blue, red and white track styled top whenever I feel like it - and I totally love it! Makes me feel good and I am very proud to own it and wear it.

    And I'm a fat old git in lycra - and I couldn't care less what others think.

    I also run the roads in a GB Olympics 2012 T shirt (I just love the design!) and I occasionally wear a Great Britain Olympics 2012 blue hoodie when I'm out shopping.

    It's not about pretending to be "somebody special" - but it is all about being who you are!

  • Emma Way update: She says it was cyclist's fault + videos1 year 12 weeks agoExcellent points here,

    Excellent points here, Cycle_Jim. I found Ms Way's tweet almost unbelievable when I first saw it on road.cc. Then I learned that she'd been using a mobile phone while driving, and that she was probably over the white line when the "accident" occurred. If she gets off without being charged, well, there's summat up is all I can say. As you say, she needs some driving lessons and ought to attend a course in how to use social media. As for her solicitor, I think he needs a new tailor.

  • Emma Way update: She says it was cyclist's fault + videos1 year 12 weeks agoLike i said,if the future is

    Like i said,if the future is in the hands of these fuckers weaned on fucking Twatter and Fuckbook and free for all pornography,be-headings and justin fucking bieber-

    Not only are we up shit creek without a paddle

    we are up shit creek without the FUCKING BOAT

    Jesus thank god i'll be dead and gone in 30 odd years