• Updated: Hull time trial road death: governing body defends the organisation of the race1 year 14 weeks agoHow many more before CTT

    How many more before CTT grows some courage and reviews every single course, removes the obsession with times (meaningless comparison leading to use of "fast" courses), and has a long hard and very self-critical look at safety. Perhaps the board want to, is it local "diehards" that are the problem?
    The event on such a busy, Bank Holiday road that is almost a de facto motorway was simply putting riders in harms way. That's surely unacceptable? Comes back to who sanctions/issues permits for the event.

  • Peter Sagan under fire for pinching podium girl's bottom1 year 14 weeks agocolinth wrote: This slagging

    colinth wrote:

    This slagging off of podium girls is pathetic. They'll just be with a modelling agency and this is the gig they've been offered.

    Its not a case of slagging off the girls, they are doing a job, bottom line is putting "pretty girls" on stage is sexist as well and they shouldn't be there, what Sagan did was wrong full stop, but so is having podium girls.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Itzulia - Stage 11 year 14 weeks agoNo, I'm not aware of a young

    No, I'm not aware of a young rider competition.

    Also, there are officially two sprint jerseys, one for intermediate sprints and one for finishing positions. Only the intermediate sprint standings are being scored as this is consistent with previous runnings and also the Volta Catalunya.

  • Updated: Hull time trial road death: governing body defends the organisation of the race1 year 14 weeks ago"I had to pull out to go

    "I had to pull out to go around them despite traffic passing me in the outer lane. I nearly hit one and I won't have been the only one."

    The sheer lack of self-awareness from the driver in those few words sums up what is wrong with much UK driving. It's scary.

  • Shimano Dura Ace C24 for 1.92m 90 kg rider?1 year 14 weeks agoI am a comparable height and

    I am a comparable height and weight to you and I have both the C50 (Ultegra) and C24 (Dura Ace) wheelsets.

    The C24 are superb and I have ridden over 10,000 miles on them without any issues. I have descended Col d'Izoard at 60mph using them and experienced no speed wobble.

    The C50 are equally good however the bearings in the RS80/Ultegra hub haven't lasted as long as the Dura Ace but they were simple to replace.

  • Updated: Hull time trial road death: governing body defends the organisation of the race1 year 14 weeks ago"I had to pull out to go

    "I had to pull out to go around them despite traffic passing me in the outer lane. I nearly hit one and I won't have been the only one."

    Where do you start with this statement? It shows up the sheer lack of understanding of basic road safety. It appears to be the prevalent view of the motorist. I am far from surprised that this person refused to be named.

  • Updated: Hull time trial road death: governing body defends the organisation of the race1 year 14 weeks agoWould anyone here own up to

    Would anyone here own up to choosing to cycle along that road as part of a 'normal' ride? I certainly wouldn't and I consider myself a strong, experienced rider.

    Bank holiday traffic, busy road, small fast moving objects, that combination can only be a recipe for disaster.

  • Peter Sagan makes video apology to podium girl +video1 year 14 weeks agoIt is quite interesting in

    It is quite interesting in the Tours of Qatar and Oman when the podium girls are replaced by local princes. You can almost see the panic on the riders' faces as they try to cope with the podium etiquette.

    The podium girl thing is totally outdated and unnecessary. I don't reckon our enjoyment of a day's racing will be damaged by the winner not getting a kiss from two local loverlies.

  • Updated: Hull time trial road death: governing body defends the organisation of the race1 year 14 weeks agoMindyou, I was riding on B

    Mindyou, I was riding on B and C roads yesterday. Utterly terrifying when you are confronted with cars taking the full racing line round blind corners, their suspension clearly bouncing off the limits.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Itzulia - Stage 11 year 14 weeks agoJust to double check- are

    Just to double check- are there no young rider points for this one?

  • Updated: Hull time trial road death: governing body defends the organisation of the race1 year 14 weeks agoSo much idiocy in those

    So much idiocy in those driver comments, however

    Quote:
    "An accident could happen to anyone riding along the road"

    Yes, but any normal person wouldn't cycle along that road, would they? People cycling locally would likely be using the strets through the town, long distance cyclists the NCN65/Transpennine Trail route mainly on side roads or (narrowish) cycle paths along the dual carriageway.

  • 27.2mm x 350mm FS FSA K-Force Light Carbon Seatpost.1 year 14 weeks agoWhat is the setback (25 or

    What is the setback (25 or 32mm) please?

  • Peter Sagan makes video apology to podium girl +video1 year 14 weeks ago37monkey wrote:...if there

    37monkey wrote:
    ...if there wasn't the ridiculously sexist tradition of podium girls then this situation wouldn't have happened, and I don't just mean cycling either.

    Absolutely agree with that! It is a ridiculous tradition!

  • Video: Marianne Vos wins Tour of Flanders to consolidate World Cup lead1 year 14 weeks agoI believe she pinched Eddie

    I believe she pinched Eddie Merckx's bum on the podium.

  • Football faces doping scrutiny if Fuentes is forced to reveal all of his clients1 year 14 weeks agoif you want a bit more on

    if you want a bit more on this sort of stuff follow Giggs-Boson ‏ @Giggs_Boson on twitter, football critic who is doing a similar job to what Walsh and Kimmage did for cycling

  • Peter Sagan under fire for pinching podium girl's bottom1 year 14 weeks agoSome Fella wrote:Professional

    Some Fella wrote:
    Professional sports men (and women) are, on the whole, a bit stupid. Thats why they earn their living playing sports and not performing heart surgery.
    Stupid people invariably do stupid things when presented with the opportunity.
    Sagan rides bikes for a living. The podium girl, rightly or wrongly, stands on a stage and kisses strange sweaty men who ride bikes for a living.
    Life is all about choices.

    In other news - the presentations at the the Tours of Oman and Qatar didnt feel the need for such archaic practises i notice and some presentations were even done by women who had some sort of qualification beyond being skinny and well groomed.

    In other news... amnesty international are still campaigning hard against the political and social discrimination shown to women and girls in Oman, meanwhile in qatar (the second most strict muslim nation) where many women are forced to wear Abaya, are not allowed to be accompanied at all times and generally repressed..there were no scantily clad

    Some Fella - your argument holds very little water!!!

    Oh and isn't that a slightly antiquated, naive view - all sports persons are thick or else they would be heart surgeons - Emma Pooley will have to quit her phd before someone figures out what a thicko she is, oh and I bet David Beckham wishes he had worked at becoming a heart surgeon, cause he's on the bones of his ar$e doing the job he does right now!!!

  • Peter Sagan under fire for pinching podium girl's bottom1 year 14 weeks agoTheBigMong wrote:If that's

    TheBigMong wrote:
    If that's "sexual assault" then the podium girls are serial rapists.

    Under English law what he did is at least assault and battery, and potentially sexual assault if it was decided that it was sexual in nature. As its more likely that he was just proving that he's a knob, then it would be assault and battery.

    This slagging off of podium girls is pathetic. They'll just be with a modelling agency and this is the gig they've been offered.

  • Bank Holiday Monday News roundup1 year 14 weeks agoHoping for all your support

    Hoping for all your support for Trek-Cyclismas Professional Commuter Team (TCPCT)

    I feel extremely honoured to be on the team and an ambassador for cycling commuters everywhere, hopefully we can share all our experiences and highlight the good and the bad points of the sport we love.

    If we have to go to work, we will damn well relish the journey.

    Join the debate and fun on twitter #TCPCT

  • Listening to music whilst out on a ride1 year 14 weeks agoOf course you do realise that

    Of course you do realise that your comments are falling on deaf ears Big Grin

  • Updated: Hull time trial road death: governing body defends the organisation of the race1 year 14 weeks ago"I had to pull out to go

    "I had to pull out to go around them despite traffic passing me in the outer lane. I nearly hit one and I won't have been the only one."

    Had to read this three or four times to find all the wrong things in these two sentences. Up to five so far.

  • Vuelta al Pais Vasco/Euskal Herriko Itzulia - Stage 11 year 14 weeks agoIt was actually the KoM

    It was actually the KoM standings points missing, an update is processing.

  • Peter Sagan under fire for pinching podium girl's bottom1 year 14 weeks agoIf that's "sexual assault"

    If that's "sexual assault" then the podium girls are serial rapists.

  • Easter Achievements1 year 14 weeks agoSunday started rainy and

    Sunday started rainy and terrible, due to some asthmatic issues I've largely avoided riding outside since the cold will put me out of action for around two weeks. The suncame out for an hour before dark, it was warm enough to ride in tights and arm warmers... It was fantastic, only got in 11m before it got dark, but that's the first ride since February for me. I'm still geeked about it.

  • What's the best pro cyclists's name?1 year 14 weeks agoBOOM has to be up there. I

    BOOM has to be up there. I also quite like Wilko Kelderman

  • Updated: Hull time trial road death: governing body defends the organisation of the race1 year 14 weeks agowitnessed some very poor

    witnessed some very poor driving skills a while back with a TT on the A19 on a holiday weekend - drivers in outside not giving space for slower vehicles to move out - late braking - dangerously close passing.

    I would defend the "right" to run cycling events (and for families to safely cycle)on any public road but the reality is many drivers don't expect to see cyclists on dual carriageways and can't deal with it and despite driver protestations it is the vulnerable that get killed

    My impression would be that if you asked people if it is legal to cycle on roads like the A63/A19 i think many would actually say no - they simply don't expect to see cyclists and don't know how to look for them in the traffic - add in holiday traffic (driver who only drive to work/shops maybe odd holiday trip) plus the screw you trend in recent years for outside lane drivers to exceed speed limit and never give way to vehicles wanting to moving out to give space the mix is more dangerous than ever

    - not one to say ban - just better signage and some more publicity on what giving space to cyclists really means - "cycle event" means nothing to drivers wo don't know what to do other than carry on
    possibly need those mobile matrix signs saying "slow" and "allow slower traffic to merge" "check twice before pulling back in" etc as well as much better education on what giving space means and the dangers of not allowing traffic from inside lane move out for "obstructions"

    end of tirade a very sad death