• Battle of the Broadcasters: We test BBC's Simon Brotherton & ITV's Ned Boulting in cycling quiz1 year 7 weeks agoThe Highlights for me last

    The Highlights for me last year with Bolting in a skin suit in the wind tunnel was the best TV I have ever seen

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp - Cobbled Together1 year 7 weeks agoRight, that's it from me.

    Right, that's it from me. I'm away from Saturday for a couple of weeks so I'll hand over the reins to TERatcliffe for Paris-Roubaix and the Ardennes classics.

    I'll be opening up a thread later this week for you to submit your Ardennes teams well before they kick off next week.

  • Vuelta al País Vasco Stage 1 Ordizia-Ordizia1 year 7 weeks agoray silvester

    ray silvester wrote:
    stevemarks wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    Standard

    LuLu
    Fernandez
    Valverde
    Gerrans
    Swift
    Costa
    Ratto
    Fedrigo
    Chaves

    Posted my purist in the 'purist' thread....and a bit surprised at the lack of interest in 'Der Panzerwagon' in purist teams.....I think he's an outside bet for the overall IF he can get up and over Alto de Usartza within 2 minutes of the
    leaders?

    I think the pole can beat him in the TT TBH and may not be the only one.

    Not if there's anything on it.......I think Malori's beaten Tony this season but not many others over a proper distance.....I'd have picked Kwia over Valverde and possibly Tejay over Rui if there were youth points awarded though.

    Two 3rds and a 4th this season for Tony in ITT's, now they were shorter distances and he may be just starting to run into form but hardly convincing when you consider he won the T.A. ITT over 9 kilometers last year.

  • Newbie to sportives - advice!1 year 7 weeks agoFive months? Plenty of time.

    Five months? Plenty of time. You'll need two things - time in the saddle, and to learn to fuel during rides.

    Ramp up the maximum ride gradually (maybe 5 miles each week) to 50/60 miles while doing a couple of other shorter (20-mile) rides during the week. Then when your 60-mile route feels reasonably straightforward and normal, do an 80-mile route, the next week a 100-mile one. If you can do 100 miles in a day... 200 in 3 days will be easy.

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp - Cobbled Together1 year 7 weeks agoAnd graph thing:

    And graph thing:

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp - Cobbled Together1 year 7 weeks agoStandings:

    Standings:

  • Proper Purist Classics Comp - Cobbled Together1 year 7 weeks agoPost RvV scores:

    Post RvV scores:

  • The 3.0 rider competition.1 year 7 weeks agoMy boy Zoidl is back on his

    My boy Zoidl is back on his bike, not sure what his program is like for the rest of the season but hoping he rides at least one GT and maybe targets something like the Tour of Poland or ENECO tour.

  • Vuelta al País Vasco Stage 1 Ordizia-Ordizia1 year 7 weeks agostevemarks wrote:ray

    stevemarks wrote:
    ray silvester wrote:
    Standard

    LuLu
    Fernandez
    Valverde
    Gerrans
    Swift
    Costa
    Ratto
    Fedrigo
    Chaves

    Posted my purist in the 'purist' thread....and a bit surprised at the lack of interest in 'Der Panzerwagon' in purist teams.....I think he's an outside bet for the overall IF he can get up and over Alto de Usartza within 2 minutes of the
    leaders?

    I think the pole can beat him in the TT TBH and may not be the only one.

    Not if there's anything on it.......I think Malori's beaten Tony this season but not many others over a proper distance.....I'd have picked Kwia over Valverde and possibly Tejay over Rui if there were youth points awarded though.

  • Round the world racer Lee Fancourt hammers on despite disqualification1 year 7 weeks agoWhy couldn't the support

    Why couldn't the support drivers just drive on ahead? And why does he have support drivers at all? That in itself shouldn't be allowed, it isn't le Tour.

  • Vuelta al País Vasco Stage 1 Ordizia-Ordizia1 year 7 weeks agoStandard

    Standard (purist)
    TJVG
    Valverde
    Slagter
    Bertie
    Yatesie A
    Arroyo
    Kennaugh
    Chernetschkiiii (Fedrigo)
    Fairly (Landa)

    Took Villela out last night Sad
    Had Bling in both teams and took him out at the last minute too, wondering if that is going to come back and bite me in the bum big time...

  • Vuelta al País Vasco Stage 1 Ordizia-Ordizia1 year 7 weeks ago#itzulia Montaguti, F

    #itzulia Montaguti, F Ferrari, Villella and Sicard have a 1.30 advantage over Vanendert and a 4.30 advantage over the peloton after 32 km.

  • Vuelta al País Vasco Stage 1 Ordizia-Ordizia1 year 7 weeks agoray silvester

    ray silvester wrote:
    Standard

    LuLu
    Fernandez
    Valverde
    Gerrans
    Swift
    Costa
    Ratto
    Fedrigo
    Chaves

    Posted my purist in the 'purist' thread....and a bit surprised at the lack of interest in 'Der Panzerwagon' in purist teams.....I think he's an outside bet for the overall IF he can get up and over Alto de Usartza within 2 minutes of the
    leaders?

    I think the pole can beat him in the TT TBH and may not be the only one.

  • Watch Joff Summerfield as he rides Tour of Flanders sportive on a penny-farthing1 year 7 weeks agoWasn't one of Joff's

    Wasn't one of Joff's challenges to use his penny to travel round the globe on a fiver a day? I don't think he got to far though

  • Ellen van Dijk wins Tour of Flanders, Lizzie Armitstead second to extend World Cup lead (+ video)1 year 7 weeks agoI was out so couldn't watch

    I was out so couldn't watch any coverage at all yesterday - but found that refreshing #RVV on twitter gave me heaps of info about the women's race - but I gather the 'TV' coverage wouldn't have been so good?

  • Round the world racer Lee Fancourt hammers on despite disqualification1 year 7 weeks agoMaybe I missed it, but I

    Maybe I missed it, but I don't see anything in the article to clarify what exactly happened - so he took the 130km taxi ride, helped out his support crew, then did what?

    Started riding 130km ahead of where he should have been?

    Started riding 130km away from where he should have been, but on a route that amounted to the same distance that he would have ridden without the cab ride?

    Started riding 130km behind where he should have been, thus adding extra distance?

    Took the return cab ride, but not to the *exact* same spot that he left from?

    Something else?

  • Vuelta al País Vasco Stage 1 Ordizia-Ordizia1 year 7 weeks agoBoo - no-one in the break -

    Boo - no-one in the break - Villella was the only one I even vaguely considered.

  • Tour of Flanders Sportive Information1 year 7 weeks agoThat sounds really good as

    That sounds really good as I'm doing Paris Roubaix this weekend and it's organised by the same company.

  • Paris-Roubaix Sportive1 year 7 weeks agoNudge

    Nudge

  • Ellen van Dijk wins Tour of Flanders, Lizzie Armitstead second to extend World Cup lead (+ video)1 year 7 weeks agoI think 4x more comments for

    I think 4x more comments for the Men's than the Women's races on here says a lot. Yes, it's a shame there was not coverage of the Womens but broadcasting decisions have to factor in demand

  • The 3.0 rider competition.1 year 7 weeks ago5 for Sergent(Spartacus

    5 for Sergent(Spartacus team-mate bonus) in the Ronde

    Hepburn(stumps) 74
    Alaphillipe(Big Boss Dave Atkinson) 73
    Zoidl(drheaton) 65
    Domont(enrique) 32
    Sergent(chiv30) 27
    Flakemore(arcadiak) 24
    Kolar(turboprannet) 22
    F.Schleck(ray silvester) 18
    Ignatyev(giff77) 17
    LeCuisinier(chrisdstripes) 10
    C.Kern(NeilG83) 10
    Zabel(gizmo) 7
    Ewan(DylanChurchill) 6
    Earle(mikeh789) 5
    Oliveira(debbieg) 5
    Rasch(livestrongnick) 5
    Sutterlin(stevemarks) 5

    Seb Henao,Brajkovic,F.Schleck,Fairly and Oliveira go in the Basque Country

  • NeilPryde Bikes renames its Alizé bike following trademark dispute... with Specialized again1 year 7 weeks agoI was disgusted by the whole

    I was disgusted by the whole Cafe Roubaix saga, I couldn't afford to replace my helmet, glasses, gloves & mitts at the time, but I did remove all decals showing the logo, and I vowed that unless they changed their decission I would never buy another of their products.
    They did indeed change, and broadcast a humble apology, but it still left a sour taste in my mouth, that it was only due to the amount of awareness raised by JoePublic, and Fuji stepping in after the outcry.
    Helmet, gloves & glasses have over the months since needed to be replaced. New summer mitts will be next on my list.
    I will not buy their products again.

    allez neg wrote:

    I'd hope all those loudly declaring that they'll never (never I say, NEVER!) buy Specialised EVER AGAIN apply such ethical purchasing policies when it comes to food, meat, clothing, banking and everything else they buy and services they use.

    In answer, yes.
    I have a whole list of companys, or stores I have boycotted over unethical issues.

  • Knee warmers slipping1 year 7 weeks agocastelli nano flex, problem

    castelli nano flex, problem solved!!

  • What pedals for my road/commuter?1 year 7 weeks agoSniffer wrote:Thought you

    Sniffer wrote:
    Thought you might like the Whyte Suffolk. Let us know how it works out for you.

    I commute on the A-530 pedals mentioned a couple of times. Work well for me. I think the issues of one sided pedals are overstated and you will get the hang of them very quickly.

    Good luck with the new bike.

    The Suffolk is wonderful. I took it out the day I got it for a gentle twenty miles and it was a joy to ride. True, I'm used to slogging up hills on a heavy old hybrid, but it seemed way easier than I expected. There's one particularly evil hill on that route which I was dreading, but halfway up I was changing up gears.

    Thoroughly recommended.

  • Womens World Cup1 year 7 weeks agoOhhh three of mine were

    Ohhh three of mine were DNS/DNFs! Oops!

    I got 2,4,6,10 (and then 11 & 23)