- UCI president Pat McQuaid to announce position on Lance Armstrong case on Monday1 year 26 weeks agoUCI have no jurisdiction in
UCI have no jurisdiction in this case - they derogate the responsibility for drug testing through WADA to USADA. Failure to act on the findings would be a fundamental failure of their responsibilities - but let's not let due process get in the way of egos and ca$h-stuffed envelopes.
- 20 teams, dozens of riders and €30m - the Italian doping inquiry "bigger than Operacion Puerto"1 year 26 weeks agoThere could a load of very
There could a load of very new teams in the peleton next year. It'll take'em that long to get the steaming thermos of shitsoup off the fan!.
- Michele Scarponi admits training with Dr Michele Ferrari in Autumn 20101 year 26 weeks agoF***ing joke.
- SRAM drops Lance Armstrong, but Oakley stand by their man… for now1 year 26 weeks agoNow none of you can judge me
Now none of you can judge me for buying fake oakleys....
- SRAM drops Lance Armstrong, but Oakley stand by their man… for now1 year 26 weeks agoI was in my opticians on
I was in my opticians on Tuesday and noticed a big space in the Oakley display where Lance's picture used to be. The assistant said they'd had an email from Oakley on Monday a.m. telling them to get his face off their shelves.
I offered them £5 for the black and yellow ones, but he passed, he said some bloke had just been in and bought pair - who'd have thunk?
- CycleOps Climbing riser block1 year 26 weeks agoI got a riser block free from
I got a riser block free from argos. Loads of them there were, by the front door.
- Rabobank ends sponsorship of men's and women's pro teams1 year 26 weeks agoLondon was a lot different
London was a lot different Steve they tested everyone as far as I know before the event. My hat off to them they ran a fantastic olympics and should be rightly proud. You can not associate them with this furore. UCI are the ones who should have policed the sport properly. I trained with sharon davis the olypmic swimmer at Sharks swimming club and it was all natural ability and hard work. In rugby just as aggressive. But everyone clean and a level playing field. England does not promote a drug culture quite the opposite. I love the sport of cycling because it is first and foremost a healthy sport.In Ireland we do not need EPO to compete just the knowledge that when we finish we can have a few pints of Guinness. That is all the reasoned decision we need. So got to laugh
- Udo's Choice Ultimate Oil Blend1 year 26 weeks agoThanks chaps. There's a lot
Thanks chaps. There's a lot to be said for a balanced diet.
- CycleOps Climbing riser block1 year 26 weeks agoStick with a book, you can
Stick with a book, you can read it as well!
- Rapha Pro Team Cross Jersey1 year 26 weeks agoSerious CX riders wear skin
Serious CX riders wear skin suits..so what's the point of this jersey?
- Strava countersues family of cyclist killed trying to get KOM title back1 year 26 weeks agoA couple of references here
A couple of references here to "speeding", is there now a speed limit for pedal cycles that I am unaware of? If not, then please don't give the "anti" lobby a stick to beat us with.
Tony, what does this mean? "We don't know if the speeding cyclist was trying to set a time, but it is a possibility."
Do you even know that the cyclist concerned was registered on Strava, or is it just pure speculation?
I don't condone inconsiderate behaviour on or off a bike, but imaginary speed limits and wild assumptions don't help anyone
- 20 teams, dozens of riders and €30m - the Italian doping inquiry "bigger than Operacion Puerto"1 year 26 weeks ago"Your crazy it is miles away.
"Your crazy it is miles away. Closest I get to performance enhancing substances is honey and a pinch of salt in my orange drink. If I can get a dissolvable vitamin tablet throw it in for good measure. Beyond that w Smile hy bother. I do not need anyone to tell me I am shit up hills I simply practice more. Do not need epo to make me feel better and screw up my fabulous machine called a heart"
That's great and I'm with you on the home made isotonic drinks but how far away is a man-made sugar (for example) which will let you work harder / faster / longer from a synthetic drug that does the same job? "Supplements" are a massive industry - have you seen all the stalls at the Bike Show?- and I'm not sure that increasingly relying on them is that far from doing more dodgy stuff.
- In pictures: Hell Climb1 year 26 weeks ago"we had gotten 50 entries" -
"we had gotten 50 entries" - AAAGGGHHHH
PLEASE use English. "We had 50 entries" or "We had received 50 entries"
- Strava countersues family of cyclist killed trying to get KOM title back1 year 26 weeks agoLacticlegs wrote:I so hateLacticlegs wrote:
I so hate this blame culture.
You ride a bike and you look where you're going. End of.
Sometimes it's nobody's fault but your own. I'm sorry for the family, but also conflicted as I'd quite like to slap them.
He was tanking down a hill trying to make a PB - you really need Strava to point out the wisdom of staying in control, or on your own side of the road?
It's the culture of blame that's to blame.. to quote The Thick of It.
Quite a brave step here by Strava and the right one.
- Paris-Roubaix Challenge - cobbled roads in the UK?1 year 26 weeks agoI never made it to the
I never made it to the perimeter road, but did go over the Imber road a few times. However, the best place I found to get the hang of riding fast on bad roads was the unsurfaced sections of the Fosse Way. It was rough, but to be honest, nowhere near as rough as those Roubaix cobbles.
In fact, there's NOWHERE as rough as those Roubaix cobbles!
- Rabobank ends sponsorship of men's and women's pro teams1 year 26 weeks agoLacticlegs wrote:stevebull-01Lacticlegs wrote:stevebull-01 wrote:
That seems a little like saying, all pro cyclists are dopers so we want nothing to do with the sport.
That's exactly what they're saying.
To be honest, who can blame them? Even to insiders and fans this looks unbelievably poor - to the general public it's now official: cyclists are all dopers - even our (supposed) flag-ship success story turned out to be just another lie.
And it looks like the final nail in the coffin is imminent (yeah, I know - I can't believe we need another nail either!), when the €30million Ferrari doping ring hits the press with all the teams and riders outed...methinks Rabobank may just be the first drop of a deluge of exits.
Screw Lance - nobody has ever done more damage to cycling in its entire history. He deserves everything that's coming (and a lot more besides). And screw all these other dickheads too - by the time this is done they may just have managed to kill the sport entirely.
Then again, that may be the only way out of this. The nuclear option. Change everything. Sponsors, large tranches of riders and athletes, and most important of all - the corrupt and embarrassing governing body. It would only take a decade or two to rebuild...
Okay. So Bradley Wiggins, Mark Cavendish, Cancellara, Martin etc, have at one time or are currently doping in your opinion then? That's a pretty grim view. Do you not believe there are actually some genuine cyclists out there with natural talent. Perhaps the Olympic track cycling team were all off their faces on drugs too because they performed well this year.
- Rabobank ends sponsorship of men's and women's pro teams1 year 26 weeks agoGutted for the support staff
Gutted for the support staff who do a job for not a lot of money but lots of passion....
- Martyn Ashton's Road Bike Party - the out-takes1 year 26 weeks agoSeen Martyn twice on his
Seen Martyn twice on his Animal Bike Tour, and he is an amazing rider. Such bike handling skills must years of hard work and dedication.
Wonder how many hours the original video took to shoot?
- Goodbye Rabobank1 year 26 weeks agoNews just in:
- Strava countersues family of cyclist killed trying to get KOM title back1 year 26 weeks agoStrava encourages people to
Strava encourages people to ride harder on segments that they want to set a best time on. Strava does not make people break the law, jump lights or ride on the wrong side of the road, the individual does that. If the families lawsuit wins then it is essentially saying that no one is responsible for their actions if they make the decision to break the law by something as petty as a website saying 'Oh no! XXX broker your record, go get it back' Really, if that's all it takes then 'Oh no! You've just lost your record, send me all your money to get it back!'
- Suggestions for the 2013 season1 year 26 weeks agoGkam84 wrote:... Not toGkam84 wrote:
... Not to worry, help is at hand. I kept it for leverage ... Obviously I had to black out bits...
I didn't know whether to laugh or cry when I read your post...
- Strava countersues family of cyclist killed trying to get KOM title back1 year 26 weeks agotony_farrelly wrote:buttony_farrelly wrote:
but Strava does have some responsibility here too
Why? Do you ALWAYS have to blame someone else when your stupid stunt goes wrong?
Ride carefully! There are enough motorists out there who would kill you at the drop of a hat and write you off as an insurance claim!
- Goodbye Rabobank1 year 26 weeks agoTweet from Dave Millar:
Tweet from Dave Millar:
"Dear Rabobank, you were part of the problem. How dare you walk away from your young clean guys who are part of the solution. Sickening."
- 20 teams, dozens of riders and €30m - the Italian doping inquiry "bigger than Operacion Puerto"1 year 26 weeks agoPaul J wrote:Like Tony, I'mPaul J wrote:
Like Tony, I'm still going to enjoy cycling my own bike. Indeed, maybe I'll enjoy it a bit more. And maybe, instead of following ProTour, I'll try pay more attention to local amateur cycling sports instead. The athletes there surely are more deserving of support, and they're definitely in need of it (support at local events has been dwindling a lot).
It'd be nice if road.cc could try expand its amateur coverage. Not sure how practical that suggestion is, but it'd be nice.
This is a superb suggestion: maybe even a call for people who are so inclined, to step up to cover those events for Road.cc.
- Martyn Ashton's Road Bike Party - the out-takes1 year 26 weeks agoBrilliant, I've been wanting
Brilliant, I've been wanting to see this since I saw the video. Now to get to a computer