• Tour of Beijing Stage 51 year 24 weeks agoThis was top

    This was top 20

    1 32 CUMMINGS Stephen BMC 04:05:08
    2 61 HESJEDAL Ryder GRS 02
    3 151 HAGEN Edvald Boasson SKY 17
    4 143 BENNATI Daniele RNT ST
    5 108 WELLENS Tim* LTB ST
    6 22 GAVAZZI Francesco AST ST
    7 135 SLAGTER Tom Jelte* RAB ST
    8 165 MAJKA Rafal* STB ST
    9 33 FRANK Mathias BMC ST
    10 121 CLARKE Simon OGE ST
    11 11 NOCENTINI Rinaldo ALM ST
    12 111 COSTA Rui Alberto MOV ST
    13 85 MORI Manuele LAM ST
    14 73 GUSEV Vladimir KAT ST
    15 47 VELASCO MURILLO Ivan EUS ST
    16 92 CAPECCHI Eros LIQ ST
    17 171 HOOGERLAND Johnny VCD ST
    18 174 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz VCD ST
    19 134 KRUIJSWIJK Steven RAB ST
    20 41 SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel EUS ST

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 51 year 24 weeks agoI missed the finish, just

    I missed the finish, just know that it was Cummings followed by Hesjedal then EBH

    Stage win for you nick?

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 51 year 24 weeks agoYes,Yes,Yes!!!!

    Yes,Yes,Yes!!!!
    Party

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 51 year 24 weeks agoGooooo Cummings!!! had him

    Gooooo Cummings!!! had him from day 1 Cool

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 51 year 24 weeks agoGood call on cummings for you

    Good call on cummings for you Nick.

    Hesjedal and Cummings out front on there own, Guys like EBH and Gavazzi need them to be brought back to keep a podium, then bonus seconds will make it an interesting sprint, Bennati making it into the main group also throws a spanner in the works

  • Tour de France boss wants winner's name in Armstrong years left blank1 year 24 weeks agono. i already claimed the

    no. i already claimed the 1999 tdf. its mine baby!

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 51 year 24 weeks agoFinal stage of a great

    Final stage of a great Fantasy season Crying

    D Martin
    Viviani
    Van Hummel
    EBH
    Gavazzi
    Geslin
    Cummings
    Marczynski
    Nocentini

    Bring on the subtle but greatly anticipated changes to the game Party

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 51 year 24 weeks agoMountain 3 1 32 CUMMINGS

    Mountain 3

    1 32 CUMMINGS Stephen BMC 8
    2 142 BAKELANTS Jan RNT 6
    3 167 TANNER David STB 4
    4 162 BOARO Manuele STB 2
    5 71 IGNATYEV Mikhail KAT 1

    Mountain 4

    1 61 HESJEDAL Ryder GRS 12
    2 32 CUMMINGS Stephen BMC 8
    3 41 SANCHEZ GONZALEZ Samuel EUS 6
    4 1 MARTIN Tony OPQ 4
    5 108 WELLENS Tim* LTB 2

  • Updated: Johan Bruyneel leaves Radioshack Nissan Trek + L'Equipe floats theory he poisoned Franck Schleck1 year 24 weeks agoi never did like the look of

    i never did like the look of this bloke, always kinda thought he was a bit dodgy. just hope spartacus doesn't turn to be a cheating bar steward, one of my fave riders.

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 51 year 24 weeks agoSprint 2 1 78 TSATEVICH

    Sprint 2

    1 78 TSATEVICH Alexei* KAT 5
    2 57 VEIKKANEN Jussi FDJ 3
    3 102 DE HAES Kenny LTB 2
    4 142 BAKELANTS Jan RNT 1

  • Tour de France boss wants winner's name in Armstrong years left blank1 year 24 weeks agoi totally agree with this

    i totally agree with this idea, just blank

  • NYC cyclist cops $1,555 fine for riding through three red lights in space of 250 metres1 year 24 weeks agoI agree that for the heinious

    I agree that for the heinious crime of rlj'ing he got what he deserved, but have to disagree with this business of wearing headphones, unless of course we ban all deaf people from cycling, driving, walking on pavements, living etc...

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 51 year 24 weeks agoMy final team of the

    My final team of the season

    Boassen Hagen
    Capecchi
    D.Martin
    T.Martin
    Moser
    Fenn
    Majka
    Marczynski
    Gavazzi

    Needing to make up at least 35pts to rise 3 places into top 50 premium.

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 51 year 24 weeks agoMountain 1 1 66 MARTIN

    Mountain 1

    1 66 MARTIN Daniel GRS 8
    2 172 LIGTHART Pim* VCD 6
    3 142 BAKELANTS Jan RNT 4
    4 1 MARTIN Tony OPQ 2
    5 42 ANTON HERNANDEZ Igor EUS 1

    Mountain 2

    1 66 MARTIN Daniel GRS 5
    2 172 LIGTHART Pim* VCD 3
    3 151 HAGEN Edvald Boasson SKY 2
    4 108 WELLENS Tim* LTB 1

    Sprint 1

    1 63 HAUSSLER Heinrich GRS 5
    2 151 HAGEN Edvald Boasson SKY 3
    3 98 VIVIANI Elia * LIQ 2
    4 161 HAEDO Lucas Sebastian STB 1

    So should be 17 points already for my team

  • Time unveil 2013 frame range1 year 24 weeks agoAnd everyone that has bars

    And everyone that has bars attached has that ugly as sin stem. Crying

    Everytime I ask, no-one seems to have an answer, so here goes again.

    What is the deal with that stem? Is it for aero, style, weight?? Thinking Nerd

  • Driver receives suspended jail sentence for cyclist death1 year 24 weeks agoI think its a combination of

    I think its a combination of the above factors you list and the influx of foreign drivers who can also drive in the UK under the EU statute, So someone can pass a not so stringent test in their home country and come here and drive until its not valid anymore.

    This is an example of drivers from Poland

    Quote:
    A driving licence issued in Poland is valid for that class of vehicle in the UK. You do not have to apply for a British licence.

    Heavy Goods Vehicle (HGV) law is the same in the UK as in Poland.
    If the 5-year licence expires, you are required to reapply in the UK or in Poland.

    At the moment, I cannot afford to get my driving test past after being banned 8 years ago. The next step after getting it back would be my LGV and my PCV. But ultimately, at the moment, its just to expensive an outlay for an individual, unless you can find a company to pay it then employ you.

    Then there is the cost of insurance for younger drivers. Its ridiculous for big vehicles, even through a company. That puts companies off taking on younger drivers.

    So older drivers staying on longer, because they need the money, like the job or the company doesn't have anyone else.

    Foreign drivers and the lack of younger drivers coming through all make for the situation where 75 year olds are getting behind death machines. Normally 60-65 companies retire you from driving because of the risk....

  • Driver receives suspended jail sentence for cyclist death1 year 24 weeks agoIt is a cause for concern

    It is a cause for concern that the shortage of 'young blood' in the haulage industry sees drivers in their mid 70's and even older still in charge of vehicles that can wreak such damage.

    Is this due to a shortage of new entrants (given that the number of 17-25 with driving licences is falling dramatically) or a financial necessity for those who cannot afford to retire?

    Whichever applies this does suggest that the regulator (Traffic Commissioner) needs to understand what is happening. If for example there is a National shortage of vocational drivers, then the pressure to recruit those who may present a greater risk to other road users needs to be understood and dealt with.

  • The Secret Race - Tyler Hamilton & Daniel Coyle1 year 24 weeks agoRedacted in the UK? So we get

    Redacted in the UK? So we get not quite the truth, or perhaps this is because the allegations really are libellous? I would presume that being an admitted liar would ruin his credibility as a witness so therefore no chance of succesfully defending a libel claim. What a mess.

  • Less a smoking gun, more a nuclear bomb: USADA publishes Lance Armstrong evidence in full1 year 24 weeks agowilsonhenry - I agree with

    wilsonhenry - I agree with you it sounds very odd that a moped could follow the tour without being noticed, leaving aside the fact that a moped would struggle to keep up if it's carrying mini fridges. The picture I've seen online is a motorbike and would be very noticeable. I would expect Tyler Hamilton to know the difference between a motorbike and a moped by now.

    I also see online that an individual has rung up the gardener and challenged him about the evidence in Tyler Hamilton's book, so he could have ruined a police investigation. Ironically he claims that the French Authorities should take the gardener in for questioning but if I'm right he'll be the one taken in for questioning.

    (I've put this on the guy's blog I doubt he'll publish it).

    From what I've read USADA claim that they have evidence beyond reasonable doubt (a far higher test than in a civil case which is on the balance of probabilities). Given that the witness evidence is coming from admitted dopers they must have something more impressive than that, eg video and independent witness evidence.

    Anyway, I'm posting nothing more online until I've read the entire report. I'm going to have a busy time working through it. I'll be looking for extremes with the witness statements, either they are too similar (indicating collusion) or that they don't support each other (indicating that they are probably made up).

  • Northamptonshire County Council consults on multimillion pound cycling strategy1 year 24 weeks agoNorthampton has population of

    Northampton has population of 200k.

    Lets pretend that all their spending on promotion etc isn't money down the drain so they are spending £5.4m over 10 years, so approx £2.70 per person per year. Which is about twice the rate that my local council are proposing.

    In the same time frame NCC are spending £68.48m on bypasses & dualling the A43, so approx £34 per person per year. It doesn't say how much they will be spending on promoting these improvements to drivers though.

    The Dutch spend approx 25 euros per person per year on actual cycling infrastructure.

    [I acknowledge they are back of a fag packet calcs, but I've just got in from the pub & it's the best I can do]

  • Northamptonshire County Council consults on multimillion pound cycling strategy1 year 24 weeks agoits a start. I now live in

    its a start. I now live in Kent and find myself shaking me head a bit when I go back to Northants. There is a bit of provision, some good ideas but...

    The Corby bypass would have been an excellent opportunity to put cycle tracks on bridleways and old mineral railways in this area, the route 53 from Peterborough fizzles out at Glaphorn (why?)

    it has so much to offer - especially north of Kettering!

  • USADA Armstrong evidence - reaction from the cycling world and beyond1 year 24 weeks agoI am sick of this shit,

    I am sick of this shit, Armstrong is an arrogant prat, own up and accept your fate. I followed Bert Oosterboch he (killed himself, suggested EPO) and Robert Millar (caught but got away with it) in the 80's both my hero's and Frank Vandenbrocke another admired rider died aged 34 from a blood clot (very odd), plus Pantani what a twat. Peter Post & Bjarne Riis must be Bruyneel's icon's is there a degree in Team management doping?? The sport has been smothered in drug taking from the time my fathers hero Tom Simpson bloody killed himself on a mountain in France another complete idiot that belived his own hype, and Cycling weekly continue to sell video's of these drug takers glorifying thier stolen wins from riders who either didn't have the cash to buy the right drugs or were plain scared to speak out. No one has learnt from any of this,and we continue to get positives from young riders who want to be famous without the hard graft and risk death by introvenously taking drugs that can shorten their life. Then cap it all all some dick head from a mickey mouse premiership football team ads an uneducated comment on a sport he has never watched. Does anyone believe Sean Yates? "I didn't see anything" we can all put our head in the sand but denial is just plain stupid. I will always love this sport, the classics, the Tour's of France, Italy and Spain and the Track World Cup are far better than any Soccer World Cup, Tennis Grand Slam or Ryder Cup, et al. I even love riding my bike on a weekend for pure enjoyment I must be on drugs. Biased as I may be, I HOPE Wiggins, Cancellara, Froome, Cavendish, Rodriguez, are clean and their blood is not in a fridge somewhere.
    At least I don't have to tell my kids I am addicted to EPO and Cortizone and I cheated my way to 7 TDF and a World title.

  • Another day, another shock for cycling: Bradley Wiggins dodgy haircut disaster...1 year 24 weeks agoBob McCall wrote:I'm sure

    Bob McCall wrote:
    I'm sure that Brad will shrug off the comments regarding his hair style. It's original and says a lot about his personality.

    Fair play to him, it's his hair… but "original"?

  • Northamptonshire County Council consults on multimillion pound cycling strategy1 year 24 weeks agoQuote:Cycling Policy 12 Bring

    Quote:
    Cycling Policy 12
    Bring the standard of the carriageway surface and off-carriageway surfaces up to an appropriate standard to ensure our network is ‘fit for purpose’.

    well after 7 years of complaining about the state of the Northamptonshire roads there is a line in the plan and a quote for my next email to the council Devil

  • Another day, another shock for cycling: Bradley Wiggins dodgy haircut disaster...1 year 24 weeks agoIt's a tad Noel Gallagher

    It's a tad Noel Gallagher come to think of it.