• vac stage three1 year 18 weeks agoGC - 1 Valverde 2 Rodriguez

    GC -
    1 Valverde
    2 Rodriguez +6
    3 Wiggins +10
    4 Scarponi +13
    5 Niemiec +13
    6 Quintana +22
    7 Gesink +36
    8 Lopez +36
    9 Martin +36
    10 Stetina +41

  • Bargain hunter red alert! Lidl launch spring clothing range this week1 year 18 weeks agoI wear the aldi/lidl base

    I wear the aldi/lidl base layers every day. Also have a softshell from one/other, which I wear to commute on all but the wettest days, all good stuff.
    Getting someone to pick me up some 3/4 shorts tomorrow....

  • Bib Shorts or normal shorts???1 year 18 weeks agoBib shorts, no question. I

    Bib shorts, no question.

    I suspect many of the waist shorts wearers haven't spent much time cycling behind others of their persuasion.

    Too often they display a gap between jersey and shorts - I've had some very distressing times looking at the top of people's hairy cracks, or trying not to. Surprise

    Bib shorts keep the lower back sensibly under lycra.

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks agoray silvester wrote:Quintana

    ray silvester wrote:
    Quintana wins Big Grin

    1,2,3 for me....I love it when a plan comes together.


    Good job! 1,2,3,9 for purist, 2,3,4 for standard. Hoping I can just about afford to bring in Quintana for Meersman for tomorrow...

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks ago1 Quintana 2 Valverde 3

    1 Quintana
    2 Valverde
    3 Rodriguez
    4 Wiggins
    5 Pinot
    6 Stetina
    7 Scarponi
    8 Niemiec
    9 Uran
    10 Pozzovivo

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks agoQuintana wins 1,2,3 for

    Quintana wins Big Grin

    1,2,3 for me....I love it when a plan comes together.

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks ago1 Quintana, 2 Valverde, 3

    1 Quintana, 2 Valverde, 3 Rodriguez & 4 Wiggins

    WHY!? Why did I not pick Quintana?! Crying

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks agoLoving Quintana's

    Loving Quintana's celebration.

  • Eye-catching Bike of the Day: Sawyer1 year 18 weeks agoI imagine that if I were to

    I imagine that if I were to pedal that with my knees far apart enough to miss the frame, then I'll hit them on the handlebars!

  • Event coverage1 year 18 weeks agoI'm assuming mattsccm means

    I'm assuming mattsccm means the road.cc news page Wink

    For us, it's a question of balance and resource.

    There are plenty of sites that focus exclusively on road racing. We're not one of them, and we're not trying to be.

    The site was conceived as addressing all aspects of cycling on the road (and elsewhere if we think it will be of interest to site users), from commuting through to competition, so obviously there's a bit of a judgment call on where the racing coverage ends.

    So for week-long stage races, there is a bit of an order to things... Tour Down Under is always interesting as first WorldTour race of the year, Oman and Qatar an opportunity to see many big names start their seasons, Paris-Nice and Tirreno the big two European season openers.

    By the time Catalunya, Pais Vasco etc come around that's less the case... and later in the season, we'd also skip eg Pologne, Eneco, Beijing unless there's a specific angle.

    At some times of year, obviously, there's more of an emphasis on road racing on the site than others - build up and during Giro and particularly the Tour being cases in point.

    As I said, there is a resource issue too... if we start covering a one-week race, obviously it's something to see through, and with other non-racing stuff going on that we need to report on and people off at trade shows etc it is something we need to factor in.

    Hope that provides some insight. We do try and get the balance right, and it is one of those things we do regularly reflect on internally.

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks ago2nd intermediate sprint 1.

    2nd intermediate sprint

    1. Kohler 6 fantasy pts
    2. Edet 4 fantasy pts
    3. Haedo 2 fantasy pts

  • Video: Specialized follows Omega Pharma-Quick Step on an epic edition of Milan-San Remo1 year 18 weeks agoWhy do the wheels sound so

    Why do the wheels sound so clicky? Have they got cards in their spokes?

    And was Cav wearing a wetsuit?

  • Event coverage1 year 18 weeks agoFootball Rugby Cricket F1 Gol

    Football
    Rugby
    Cricket
    F1
    Golf
    Tennis
    Athletics
    Cycling

    Cycling is getting MORE attention now, but the idea that it will 'rise through the ranks' to become a headline UK sport is a fantasy. The other sports are rather culturally entrenched and there is a full calendar already. Most of these sports maximum attention is going to be the summer. We are lucky to get the coverage we have, but don't expect more from the traditional print media. To use a football analogy Cycling is Everton. As long as British riders keep winning occasionally you might hear about it in the press.

    Anyway, who cares what they print on their pieces of paper, that is so 17th century, bunch of lying toerags they are.

  • Just in: Genesis Equilibrium 8531 year 18 weeks agoDave Atkinson wrote:Iwein

    Dave Atkinson wrote:
    Iwein Dekoninck wrote:
    I've got a Carradice saddle bag you can borrow Dave Wink

    i've got a limited edition Barley in harris tweed, dontchaknow Nerd

    saddlebag *and* rack though? i'm not sure i can do it

    I'm pretty sure I don't remember that as one of the Velominati rules.

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks agoVandevelde has quit following

    Vandevelde has quit following a crash.

  • London Cycling Campaign designs Safer Urban Lorry (+ video)1 year 18 weeks agoSo much more sensible to have

    So much more sensible to have the driver closed to road level where they can actually see more.
    Hopefully the manufacturers will start using this design.

  • Video: Specialized follows Omega Pharma-Quick Step on an epic edition of Milan-San Remo1 year 18 weeks agoThe weather looked more

    The weather looked more Belgian than Italian.

    A classic in more ways than one.

  • Just in: Genesis Equilibrium 8531 year 18 weeks agoLovely bike; hope rides go

    Lovely bike; hope rides go well

  • Taipei International Cycle Show: Santini clothing1 year 18 weeks ago'You zip them together' So a

    'You zip them together' So a zip across the small of your back. Basically Castelli's San Remo but made crap and pointless just to avoid a patent claim.

    And the Paul Smith Giro jersey, its pink, shocker. It has Paul Smith written on it. Just phoning it in today, Paul?

  • Who would you choose? Bit of pointless fun...1 year 18 weeks agoOr descend like Sagan. All of

    Or descend like Sagan.

    All of those would be great but descending is Scary, it would be great to be fearless (or reckless?!) as long as you don't end up going over the edge.

  • Sir Dave Brailsford says he'd consider move into football1 year 18 weeks agoDelusions of Grandeur?

    Delusions of Grandeur?

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks agoIts just now gone live.

    Its just now gone live.

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks agochrisdstripes wrote:stumps

    chrisdstripes wrote:
    stumps wrote:
    Just switched on eurosport to see yesterdays stage being rerun ! obviously no live feed again Angry

    Apparently today is a bit behind schedule because of the weather, so we should still get a good bit of live racing...

    Cheers mate, going to see my mrs in hospital shortly so will have to set the tv to record later programmes.

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks agostumps wrote:Just switched on

    stumps wrote:
    Just switched on eurosport to see yesterdays stage being rerun ! obviously no live feed again Angry

    Apparently today is a bit behind schedule because of the weather, so we should still get a good bit of live racing...

  • vac stage three1 year 18 weeks agoRicheze abandons.

    Richeze abandons.