• Andy Murray slams cycling for lack of skill and too many drugs… not like tennis1 year 35 weeks agoRoll on Scottish

    Roll on Scottish Independence, we won't have to say Murray is GB Tennis Player.
    We can just call him chip on the shoulder, miserable, bad advert for Scotland Tennis Player.

  • Andy Murray slams cycling for lack of skill and too many drugs… not like tennis1 year 35 weeks agoDon't get hung up on it -

    Don't get hung up on it - he's probably right about the significance of skill in tennis vs cycling. What's the problem with that?

    Cycling does require a lot of skill but at the top level (apart from some exceptional cases) bike handling skills tend to be fairly uniform. Therefore physical attributes and fitness tend to become the significant differentiators. In tennis it is not uncommon to see a very fit player beaten by a very skilled player - that won't tend to happen in endurance sports.

    Put simply - tennis is a game and turns on skill, cycling is a sport and turns on physical ability. That doesn't make one better than the other, it just makes them different.

  • Andy Murray slams cycling for lack of skill and too many drugs… not like tennis1 year 35 weeks agotennis ? Skill ?? ... like

    tennis ? Skill ?? ... like smash the ball as hard as
    possible so the other player can't hit it whilst
    making stupid grunting noises skill ????

  • Andy Murray slams cycling for lack of skill and too many drugs… not like tennis1 year 35 weeks agoChoke!

    Choke!
    Laughing

  • Updated: Dragon Ride entries go live on 1 November1 year 35 weeks agoI wonder how many people will

    I wonder how many people will book a place (and just not for this event) and then due to commitments/unplanned events, rain, wind etc etc not turn up on the day, which spoils it for the people (like me) that just wish to turn up pay 'n' play.

    Could the organisers of all events not charge a refundable "booking fee" that would be returned to everybody who attends

  • Andy Murray slams cycling for lack of skill and too many drugs… not like tennis1 year 35 weeks agoAs Theincrediblebike says

    As Theincrediblebike says jumping on the band waggon, but which waggon? the I hate cycling one or the I can make a stupid comment on something I know very little about just like a footballer Thinking

  • Andy Murray slams cycling for lack of skill and too many drugs… not like tennis1 year 35 weeks agoNot a tennis fan, never will

    Not a tennis fan, never will be. cycling requires a lot more stamina, strength and technique than tennis ever will. Words of a fool imo.

  • Andy Murray slams cycling for lack of skill and too many drugs… not like tennis1 year 35 weeks agoIf Andy Murray thinks there's

    If Andy Murray thinks there's no skill required let's see him get on a bike and see how competitive he is.

    If he's fit enough to play a five hour tennis match he should be able to cope with five hours in the saddle.

  • Andy Murray slams cycling for lack of skill and too many drugs… not like tennis1 year 35 weeks agoSame article was in the

    Same article was in the independant as well. Not impressed in Murray and his sweeping statement. I wonder how many positives will turn up if tests were intensified in his sport? After all, there are some games that that go on for hours. Surely stimulants must be used to keep ones focus in those situations as weLl as the steroids mentioned for strength Devil

  • Andy Murray slams cycling for lack of skill and too many drugs… not like tennis1 year 35 weeks agoCheap shot, sexist.

    Cheap shot, sexist.

  • Andy Murray slams cycling for lack of skill and too many drugs… not like tennis1 year 35 weeks agoAnother one jumping on the

    Another one jumping on the band waggon. Yeah Tennis is clean, have you seen the Williams brothers. What do you perceive as a lack of skill, take it you he has never descended down a mountain on a road bike or seen a bunch sprint. Over to you Cav mate, no skill just physical attributes. Think I have lost a little bit of respect for Mr Murray here.

  • Lorry load of Trek Bikes stolen from UK head office1 year 35 weeks agogeorgee wrote:I really hope

    georgee wrote:
    I really hope this was Lemonds doing or some activists from over in the clinic.

    Fingers crossed they find the theives and let the people who bought the bikes off them keep them as penance for Trek's behaviour

    As has been pointed out, this is a pretty phenomenal point of view. An interesting idea, though. Maybe, instead of imprisoning criminals, we could lock up their dogs instead? The kennelling costs would surely be cheaper than the usual prison service, and justice would be served. Better still, we could burn all of their trousers. The vindicated mob disperses.

    Just a brief reminder, in case it's been overlooked, that Trek is a company, and like all companies, is run by people. One of them is clearly personally affected by this, and has taken the time to comment here on a number of occasions. He was unfortunate enough to be greeted on Saturday morning with a call to say that a whole load of stock which he had taken responsibility for had been stolen. That's not going to make you feel great, is it? And now he has to ring round all the stockists, handle a police investigation, open insurance claims, and deal with disappointed customers, all before he can get on with his job. And for that to be followed up with emails suggesting that it was deserved?

    So before anyone else posts another wise comment like 'you'll never see them again', 'I'd never ride a trek', 'it's an inside job, mate' - spare a thought for whether you'd want to hear that, in the circumstances.

    For what it's worth - I've had three bikes stolen over the years, from various bits of the country (and before any more hipshooters jump in, yes, they were locked up appropriately etc etc). Miraculously, two of them have been returned, several weeks later; one, thanks to incensed locals who went and found the culprit, the postman eventually chasing him down on his own bike; the other by a keen-eyed bobby who spotted a mismatch between rider and steed. They didn't think I deserved it. A little community goes a long way.

  • Metric Century Challenge 2011-20121 year 35 weeks ago8 nov 1 point 88.1m/141.78km

    8 nov 1 point 88.1m/141.78km Total Points 1 Total KM 141.78
    4 Dec 1 point 66.2m/100.1km Total Points 2 Total KM 241.88
    31 Jan 1 Point 66.5m/100.5km Total Points 3 Total KM 342.38
    12 Feb 1 Point 72m/ 115.8km Total Points 4 total KM 458.18
    25 Feb 1 Point 100m/160.9km Total points 5 total KM 619.08
    18 Mar 1 point 101m/ 162.5km Total points 6 total KM 781.58
    21 Mar 1 Point 64.6m/ 103.96km total Points 7 Total KM 885.84
    24 Apr 1 point 80.8m/ 130.03Km Total Points 8 Total KM 1015.87
    2 May 1 Point 75.3m/ 121.18Km Total Points 9 Total KM 1137.05
    15 May 1 Point 90.1m/ 145 km. Total Points 10 Total KM 1292.05
    3 June 1 Point 119.1m/191.67km Total Points 11 Total KM 1483.72
    10 June 1 Point 64.4m/ 103.64km Total points 12 Total Km 1587.36
    27 June 1 Point 72.8m/ 117.1km. Total points 13. Total km 1704.46
    12 july 1 point 86m/ 138.5km Total Points 14 Total Km 1842.96
    17 july 1 point 86m/ 138.5km Total Points 15 Total KM 1981.46
    20 july 1 point 64.4m/ 103.64km Total Points 16 Total Km 2085.1
    23 August 1 point 63.3m/ 101.8. Total points 17. Total km. 2186.9
    28 August 2 point 125.1m/201.3km. Total points 19. Total km 2388.2
    01 September 1 point 77.8m/125.21km Total Points 20 Total km 2513.41
    30 October 1 point 62.3m/ 100.26km Total Points 21 Total Km 2613.67

  • Alberto Contador's Saxo Bank Tinkoff Bank team close to missing out on 2013 WorldTour licence1 year 35 weeks agoJust remember, Saxo is not

    Just remember, Saxo is not all about Contador anymore

    http://road.cc/content/forum/67036-transfers-2013-world-and-pro-continen...

  • Alberto Contador's Saxo Bank Tinkoff Bank team close to missing out on 2013 WorldTour licence1 year 35 weeks agoIn terms of bang for buck, I

    In terms of bang for buck, I agree that Argos Shimano should be given a licence. Degenkolb and Kittel are very good riders and would expect to see them podium in some fairly big races. For me, there are too many question marks about Contador and his connection to doping. The UCI can ill afford another scandal and there is a possibility, however remote, he could be implicated in Puerto or the other one.
    What really frustrates me though is that the UCI gets to make up a formula only they know to decide who qualifies for a pro tour licence. None of the teams know where they stand on how their positions have been decided. Therefore what's to stop them (UCI) changing their own formula to suit an outcome of their choosing?
    Impartial and transparent? That's not the UCI way.

  • Team Sky TdF1 year 35 weeks agoRaleigh wrote:Ahh, no

    Raleigh wrote:
    Ahh, no WorlTour, but continued ASO races under the guidance of Vaughter's breakaway league.

    Nope, Vaughter's has to take his orders from the one general and chief who oversee's universal cycling. A sort of Alien vs Pro's vs Dopers.

    The name of that individual would be Mehdi Sohrabi

  • Ridgeback Radium vs Ribble Audax1 year 35 weeks agoHad a blue ribble audax for

    Had a blue ribble audax for a few years, great for the price but not that exciting. I'm planning on getting the new steel Ribble 525 audax. Looks lovely, steel with carbon forks, full mudguards & a lot less than the Equilibrium if you're trying to be sensible...

  • 2011 Condor Fratello (49cm)1 year 35 weeks agohi, i'm 5ft 9.5ins - frame is

    hi,
    i'm 5ft 9.5ins - frame is too small for me and it has some toe overlap which i find a problem when cycling in town.
    cheers,
    gareth

  • Team Sky TdF1 year 35 weeks agoAhh, no WorlTour, but

    Ahh, no WorlTour, but continued ASO races under the guidance of Vaughter's breakaway league.

  • How the other half live1 year 35 weeks agoWorth pointing out that we

    Worth pointing out that we didn't get in trouble for buying some knock off kit. We reviewed a Chinese knock-off of some of some of our own Quota roadcc race kit, but as it was our kit and we helped design it, and all of the original stuff had long since been sold - we didn't mind. The Chinese version was pretty good too. Some people weren't very happy about it but there you go…

  • Suggestions for the 2013 season1 year 35 weeks agoenrique wrote:... How about

    enrique wrote:
    ... How about some thoughts on transfers for next year...?

    Dave, what are your thoughts on the transfer rules? Are you considering making changes or are you inclined to leave them as they are?...

  • Lance Armstrong gets the South Park treatment in new episode this week (+ video)1 year 35 weeks agoCooks wrote:seabass89

    Cooks wrote:
    seabass89 wrote:
    Southpark is epic.

    Best satire in the world. Period.

    True dat!!

    Seen brudda

    Deh samfai man !

  • FS: Bontrager wheels1 year 35 weeks agoOK, price drop - £450 if you

    OK, price drop - £450 if you pick them up, £475 if I deliver/post.

  • Team Sky TdF1 year 35 weeks agoNo worldtour owing to

    No worldtour owing to implosion of the UCI.

  • Alex Dowsett signs for Movistar for 20131 year 35 weeks agoNeilG83 wrote:I can't decide

    NeilG83 wrote:
    I can't decide whether this is a good or bad thing for British Cycling. It's great that British riders are getting chances at more Pro Tour teams, but I thought Team Sky formed to be a home for British cyclists. In the last couple of months 3 Brits have left Sky and just 1 has joined.

    The one guy that has joined though is pretty hot property and a potential grand tour winner !