• The Secret Race - Tyler Hamilton & Daniel Coyle2 years 1 week agoI haven't worked in an office

    I haven't worked in an office for 12 years now but I remember having to put up and shut up to keep my job. There's a great deal of self righteous bleating on Twitter at the moment about 'making the right choices' from people who's understanding of human psychology extends only as far as putting the square peg in the square hole. Yawn

    Throw together the basic human instinct for self preservation against a system you can't beat on your own, that is possibly colluded with by the body that's supposed to be over seeing it - and add the years you've put into getting to the heights of a sport you love. Most people can empathise with that.

    Pissed off with Tyler making a profit? Wait until Armstrong brings out his own weeping an a wailing book about the wholesome American boy led astray by rotten European sporting standards..

  • Knog launch new Blinder lights2 years 1 week agoTheir site shows a 4V

    Their site shows a 4V Pulse....is this the only one that offers the pulse light mode?

    Hard to tell as their description/specs dont mention the pulse mode even on the pulse model, have they just called it that for the craic of it?

    Side ilumination isnt designed into these in fairness, but at the minimal cost of the wee silicone models im happier to add then in addition than share the power output of these, theyve got a great direction output for their one designed job, better than a jack of all trades model.

    When is someone going to design a front model with pulse mode, that sits ontop/front of the grips? Could use the grips rubber as a securing point/top of the levers.

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week agoEBH must have lost his

    EBH must have lost his transponder (or been penalised). The UCI don't have him in the top ten GC at all atm.

    TER - where did you get those results from (if it's not a secret)?

  • USADA Armstrong evidence - reaction from the cycling world and beyond2 years 1 week agoSo Some footballer has

    So Some footballer has commented on this by saying that drugs in cycling is the norm. Thinking Was there not a TV documentary not long ago showing how wide spread drugs in his sport is and how ineffective the program to catch them is? Not accussing, but people in glass houses etc...

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week ago3,9,12 & 17 for me. Sprinters

    3,9,12 & 17 for me. Sprinters i had on first stage decided to show up today because i don't have them anymore Angry

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week ago1 1 MARTIN

    1 1 MARTIN Tony OPQ 13:11:31
    2 22 GAVAZZI Francesco AST 40
    3 66 MARTIN Daniel GRS 50
    4 151 HAGEN Edvald Boasson SKY 52
    5 92 CAPECCHI Eros LIQ ST
    6 11 NOCENTINI Rinaldo ALM 56
    7 174 MARCZYNSKI Tomasz VCD ST
    8 165 MAJKA Rafal* STB ST
    9 111 COSTA Rui Alberto MOV 01:00
    10 108 WELLENS Tim* LTB ST

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week ago1 74 HALLER

    1 74 HALLER Marco* KAT 03:35:39
    2 81 PETACCHI Alessandro LAM ST
    3 98 VIVIANI Elia * LIQ ST
    4 161 HAEDO Lucas Sebastian STB ST
    5 143 BENNATI Daniele RNT ST
    6 4 CHICCHI Francesco OPQ ST
    7 35 LODEWYCK Klaas* BMC ST
    8 122 DAVIS Allan OGE ST
    9 151 HAGEN Edvald Boasson SKY ST
    10 55 ROLLIN Dominique FDJ ST
    11 175 MARKUS Barry* VCD ST
    12 176 VAN HUMMEL Kenny Robert VCD ST
    13 5 FENN Andrew* OPQ ST
    14 26 IGLINSKIY Valentin AST ST
    15 131 BOS Theo RAB ST
    16 16 MONDORY Lloyd ALM ST
    17 11 NOCENTINI Rinaldo ALM ST
    18 104 HENDERSON Gregory LTB ST
    19 111 COSTA Rui Alberto MOV ST
    20 78 TSATEVICH Alexei* KAT ST

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week agoMe too - I did have Bennati

    Me too - I did have Bennati (5th) and EBH (9th) but thats it. Could've done with Henderson getting up there but never mind - good to see someone new winning.

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week ago3,5,6,7,9 for me so far

    3,5,6,7,9 for me so far

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week ago1 Haller (KAT) 2 Petacchi 3

    1 Haller (KAT)
    2 Petacchi
    3 Viviani
    4 LS Haedo
    5 Bennati
    6 Chicchi
    7 Lodewyck
    8 Davis
    9 EBH
    10 Rollin

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week agoLow score for me today! EBH

    Low score for me today! EBH was about 10th and that was it for me, Bos nowehere and Fenn lead out for Chicci so was nowhere Crying

  • Dave Brailsford reveals shock at scale of USADA revelations and disappointment in Michael Barry2 years 1 week agoGiven the 'amnesty' idea

    Given the 'amnesty' idea being mostly accepted by the public, those who count the most in the eyes of sponsors, shouldnt we drop the whole 'whiter than white' approach Sky take on doping?

    Let just say that teams accept riders and staff that have admitted openly to their pasts, publicly, so there are no ghosts in closests to come back to bite them.

    Then we can move on - implement changes and secure a safe future for our sport.

    The very next thing would be securing a vote of no confidence in the leadership of the UCI.

    Getting rid of the UCI wouldnt help, infact it would put things back 20yrs or more, but the leadership has shown no willingness to accept its part in this entire epidemic. Thats has to change NOW!

    Momentum has already changed our opinions, let it change our sport for the good while its there.

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week agoI dont have many sprinters,

    I dont have many sprinters, couldnt risk changing it, especially as tomorrow is unlikely to be a sprint. Bos/Fenn 1-2 would suit me

  • Another day, another shock for cycling: Bradley Wiggins dodgy haircut disaster...2 years 1 week agoCome on, get your facts

    Come on, get your facts straight. Asterix doped until 2006, then decided to reform and testify to USADA, thus ensuring he could retire graciously at the end of last season and still bring out his new EPOnymous clothing line.

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week agoThe four are caught by the

    The four are caught by the peloton. Only Roy left out in front - about a minute and a half.

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week agoLooks like Roy was the one to

    Looks like Roy was the one to have today. I didn't so just hope it comes back together and the right sprinters come out to play.

  • Tour of Beijing Stage 42 years 1 week agoKoM 2 - 1 Roy 2 Docker 3

    KoM 2 - 1 Roy 2 Docker 3 Dowsett 4 Kritskiy
    KoM 3 - 1 Roy 2 Dowsett 3 Howes 4 Docker

  • Knog launch new Blinder lights2 years 1 week agophilallan wrote:hope they're

    philallan wrote:
    hope they're better than previous models - Knog's are great until it rains - then it's game over. Went through 3 rear lights last winter.

    FWIW, I've had one of the large 5 led lights for about four years - ridden in all weathers for about 3 winters, and still going strong.

    Main irritation with these things is the inability to fit them to seat stays, for me, although I suppose most folk don't use a Carradice & will bung them on the seat post.

  • USADA Armstrong evidence - reaction from the cycling world and beyond2 years 1 week agoMercuryOne wrote: I pray it's

    MercuryOne wrote:

    I pray it's the end game for Pat McQuaid now. I suspect he might throw up his hands next week and play the elder statesman with a 'peace and reconciliation' session but it isn't going to wash. Both he and Hein had the opportunity to collaborate with clean teams and riders and seemingly chose to suck up to the stars instead. Such is man. Anne Gripper introduced the bio passport. Maybe they can put her in charge and she can toughen up the UCI - and back women's cycling. Whilst she's about it.

    I agree, the UCI has to either share responsibility for the doping culture (read page 161 of the USADA report) or it's credibility will be shattered. British Cycling's National Executive Board needs to demand this of the UCI and if Pat and the Boys continue their mealy mouthed "nothing to do with us rubbish " - then they need to be ousted to help the future of the sport.

  • Knog launch new Blinder lights2 years 1 week agohope they're better than

    hope they're better than previous models - Knog's are great until it rains - then it's game over. Went through 3 rear lights last winter.

  • Knog launch new Blinder lights2 years 1 week agoYes, good point about the

    Yes, good point about the apparent lack of side visibility joemmo - be interested too to see how waterproofing holds out in some of the really horrendous weather we've been having lately.

  • Less a smoking gun, more a nuclear bomb: USADA publishes Lance Armstrong evidence in full2 years 1 week agomichophull wrote:The big

    michophull wrote:
    The big question now of course is who *really* won those seven tours if Armstrong didn't ?

    Take a look at this:

    http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2012/08/24/sports/top-finishers-of-th...

    List all the finishers tainted by doping during, or after, each tour de france.

    Not many names left...

  • Dave Brailsford reveals shock at scale of USADA revelations and disappointment in Michael Barry2 years 1 week agoLikewise after last years

    Likewise after last years world TT Wiggins and Sky sat down and worked out Tony Martin's power output from footage. Wiggins worked out he couldn't match it and switched to a bigger gear and retained his high cadence to beat Martin at the Olympics (can't remember where I read all this).

    I'm sure it isn't difficult to work out power if you've got decent footage although I don't know how you go about it.

  • Garage bike storage2 years 1 week agoI bought a wall hook from

    I bought a wall hook from Halfords where you fasten it onto the wall.

    Bikehut Bike Wall Storage Hanger costs 10.99. Simple to use and the hook is covered in rubber so the bike doesnt get marked.

  • USADA Armstrong evidence - reaction from the cycling world and beyond2 years 1 week agoDowsett's comments are

    Dowsett's comments are misjudged and plain ridiculous.

    Cycling legends are not made by cheating. Liggett's an idiot too, it's just a matter of time before he comes out with something stupid, too. Idiot.