I am fully au fait with double taxation treaties but thought it's not really worth going into the technicalities for the sake of a discussion. it's the principle I was pointing to - declare yourself a citizen, pay the national tax.

  • Tour de France - STAGE 91 year 6 weeks agoGood thing nobody in GC

    Good thing nobody in GC contention in the league that really matters to me had Martin. A Christophe Riblon on Alpe d'Huez-esque day in terms of fantasy points.

  • LEMOND ON TOUR1 year 6 weeks agoGreg Lemond and Stefano

    Greg Lemond and Stefano Barabino should have their own sitcom. They're cycling's odd couple.

  • Questions for Cookson as UCI's new stance on doping sanctions raises transparency issues1 year 6 weeks agowhether or not you think a

    whether or not you think a press release about every ban is necessary, a press release to say they wouldn't be coming any more, when they have been for years: that would be nice, no?

  • Tour de France Stage 9: Tony Martin launches 60km solo attack to win, Tony Gallopin takes race lead1 year 6 weeks agoGreat to watch for all the

    Great to watch for all the fans willing him on at last year's Vuelta stage 6. Applause

  • Fractures in left wrist and right hand for Chris Froome1 year 6 weeks agoColin Peyresourde wrote:What

    Colin Peyresourde wrote:
    What interview is this? And why would Walsh and Froome fallout because of it?

    Yours interested of Hackney

    He interviewed Froome & Cound together in Monaco, before the Tour. Sky weren't happy. The way it hasn't been reported in mainstream cycling media makes me wonder if Sky have warned editors against it!

    Both parts here:

    http://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/cycling/paul-kimmage-chris-...

    http://www.independent.ie/sport/other-sports/paul-kimmage-chris-froome-i...

  • LEMOND ON TOUR1 year 6 weeks agoActually, for a Tour champion

    Actually, for a Tour champion GL is actually quite engagingly vulnerable. From the stuff I have seen he has not been bad. It's hardly any worse than James Richardson in the studio with Magnus 'I'm going to repeat everything you say' Backstedt. Nothing wrong with Richardson (a great and interesting journalist IMO) but Backstedt barely gave any interesting insight and always sounded like his sentences were based on how long he could talk before passing out.

  • Defeated by Blaze Hill, gears for 25% incline1 year 6 weeks agoso now you know what real

    Applause so now you know what real cycling is ! its about climbing. Wink

  • Fractures in left wrist and right hand for Chris Froome1 year 6 weeks agoWhat interview is this? And

    What interview is this? And why would Walsh and Froome fallout because of it?

    Yours interested of Hackney

  • Tour de France - STAGE 91 year 6 weeks agoI dropped machado bad

    I dropped machado
    bad decision day

  • Fractures in left wrist and right hand for Chris Froome1 year 6 weeks agoarfa wrote:Nick T wrote:I

    arfa wrote:
    Nick T wrote:
    I wish living abroad did waive any British citizenship, we'd finally be shot of Piers Morgan.

    Geraint Thomas also lives in Monaco, let's get on his case as well, in the interest of fairness.

    The answer lies in what America does, if you're a citizen, you pay American taxes wherever you live. That would sort out who really is "British"

    You have to file a tax return, you may not actually pay tax in the US if you have no income which is taxable there. The difference is subtle, but important. Though, chances are that you have some US sourced income.

  • A silly sunglasses question...1 year 6 weeks agoI never remember which way

    I never remember which way round I do it and which way the rules specify. Just do what you want.

    I think rules say what they say because the helmet straps are not there to keep the glasses on your head and that fitting the helmet with the arms inside the straps is likely to mean the glasses rub or are to tight. Plus, if they are too tight then it's harder to remove them should you need to when climbing. The classic reverse sunglass look by Sylvain Chavanel or the sunglasses in the helmet by the Schleck's being the preferred look when ascending.

  • Fractures in left wrist and right hand for Chris Froome1 year 6 weeks agoHave Froome and Walsh had a

    Have Froome and Walsh had a spat? - Walsh's latest report hints that the relationship between Froome and DB isn't great. I would think Walsh was upset by the Kimmage interview (DB is furious about it), which the mainstream cycling media still haven't reported on!

  • Lance Armstrong rehabilitation attempt continues with Esquire interview1 year 6 weeks ago^^^^^ Well said that man.

    ^^^^^ Well said that man.

  • Questions for Cookson as UCI's new stance on doping sanctions raises transparency issues1 year 6 weeks agolevermonkey wrote:Am I

    levermonkey wrote:
    Am I missing something here? Where is the lack of transparency?

    As far as I can see all they have done is move from 'sackcloth-and-ashes' press releases to simply putting the facts up on the web-site.

    Is this really a story about lazy journalists not having everything handed to them on a plate and actually having to do some research? Devil

    Why not do both?

    Something doesn't seem right here. Gets me wondering if a ban for a Brit is just around the corner.

  • Dunwich Dynamo XXII1 year 6 weeks agoManaged to do the whole ride

    Managed to do the whole ride in a pocket between rain storms that must have been travelling west at the same speed as we were. Super lucky.

    Thanks as ever must go to the amazing people that set up tea and bacon sandwich stalls by the side of the roads in the absolute middle of nowhere. Heroes, every last one of them.

  • Lance Armstrong rehabilitation attempt continues with Esquire interview1 year 6 weeks agoLeodis wrote:Jesus, i wish

    Leodis wrote:
    Jesus, i wish this nobber would eff off

    Armstrong is a bit like Jimmy Savile really

    Comparing someone who cheated at a few bike races to a rapist and paedophile is frankly one of the most offensively stupid comments I've ever read on here and that's up against some pretty stiff competition.

    There's a very simple reason that road.cc keep publishing these stories (aside from the fact that, you know, they're a cycling news website and this is cycling news...). It's clickbait, pure and simple. They know that any mention of Lance will have keyboard warriors pounding away furiously, clicking through the comments and being shown adverts each and every time. I'm willing to bet that they could charge a premium for an advert on any page mentioning Lance Armstrong or helmets cos they know it'll get twice as many hits as anything else.

    Here's a hint - don't want Armstrong stories? Want him to "eff off"?
    Then don't comment, don't read the story and don't even click on it. So long as you keep clicking through to tell the world your profound opinion based on not reading the story in the first place, they'll keep publishing the information...

  • Skoda FL1 year 6 weeks agoWell my transfers are fast

    Well my transfers are fast disappearing as every plan goes out the window. another 3 made, 28 left. But should only need 4 or 6 between now and stage 14, but we shall see.

  • Questions for Cookson as UCI's new stance on doping sanctions raises transparency issues1 year 6 weeks agolevermonkey wrote:Am I

    levermonkey wrote:
    Am I missing something here? Where is the lack of transparency?

    As far as I can see all they have done is move from 'sackcloth-and-ashes' press releases to simply putting the facts up on the web-site.

    Is this really a story about lazy journalists not having everything handed to them on a plate and actually having to do some research? Devil

    So it's acceptable that when the 2010 Tour de France runner-up (and multiple Grand Tour winner) is stripped of that result, the world only finds out *by chance* when he has 9 months of a 24-month ban remaining, and we still don't know when that sanction was handed down?

    Rrrrriiiiggghhhttt.

    Ps "Lazy journalists" - nice phrase to bandy around, but my editor once told me only time a journalist should worry about someone saying that is if it comes from him Wink

  • Best Chain for a Ultegra 6700 groupset?1 year 6 weeks agoKMC X10-93 is ideal. You can

    KMC X10-93 is ideal. You can pay more but you won't really get better performance. I buy mine from here: http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=271530419936

    While sorting the drivetrain I would check and clean/relube the jockey wheels too.

  • B'Twin Wet weather lubricant1 year 6 weeks agoJust seen this and thought

    Just seen this and thought exactly the same as leqin

  • French rickshaw driver looking for the Channel escorted off dual carriageway in East Sussex1 year 6 weeks agoThe police said it was

    The police said it was dangerous? why do they not actually police the roads then? and is it not their job to stop dangerous drivers?

  • Tour de France - STAGE 91 year 6 weeks agoYep agreed, how has Contador

    Yep agreed, how has Contador got 0 Thinking