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Tour Down Under vs Tour de San Luis

The Tour Down Under (Australia) and the Tour de San Luis (Argentina) are both currently underway and while the former is a WorldTour race and the latter is a small UCI 2.1 race, it’s the Tour de San Luis that attracts the stronger field. But why is the most prestigious race classification not attracting all […]

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The Bike Lane :: Season 1, Episode 5

In Episode 5 of The Bike Lane we talk about the WorldTour format and if it even matters, a review of the Tour Down Under, Matty Goss’ performance to date, Tweet of the Week, Meet the Elite with Philippe Gilbert, Pro Mechanic tip with BMC, and some words of wisdom from DS’s Addy Engels (Shimano […]

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News Shorts – Jan 25, 2012

I never want to chase the news but I always enjoy talking about the news. From this Wednesday onwards a mystery journalist who will go by the name of “Le Grimpeur” will be reporting on selected news snippets of the week to keep you abreast of what’s happening in pro cycling.

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Wineries of the Tour Down Under

The Tour Down Under kicks off next week and I couldn’t be more excited. In my opinion it’s one of the best professional bike races you can attend.  It’s logistically simple, you don’t have to change hotels, you can get heaps of bike riding in, the riders are laid back and accessible, and Adelaide transforms into this buzzing […]

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Tour Down Under Tips

State of Origin – NSW vs VIC up Willunga Hill (Photo Leigh Schilling) My head has been left behind in “Radelaide” this past week.  I had such a great time at the Tour Down Under and I can’t take my mind off it.  In fact, we’ve been privileged to a mind-blowing past couple months of […]

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More Thunder Down Under

Here are some more photos from James Broadway showing what you may have missed on the Willunga Hill stage.  How good are those colors that jump right out at you! BTW, if you want to go to the best wine bars in Melbourne visit James’ Enoteca (229 Gertrude St, Fitzroy).  He’ll talk your ear off […]

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Thunder Down Under

Cadel and Sulzberger attack up Willunga! What is up with Cadel’s shoes?  Not PRO!  (photo Veeral Patel) I haven’t had so much fun in a long, long time!  It was my first time at the Tour Down Under and I wouldn’t have done it much differently.  Fortunately I was surrounded by some old TdU veterans […]

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The Media Frenzy

(photo – James Broadway) For the past week I’ve been neglecting my media pass responsibilities (if there is such a thing).  I have to admit, being offered media accreditation was a flattering notion at first.  This is the first Pro Tour event where I’ve had this privilege.  My initial thoughts were that it would magically […]

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It’s Not About The Race

What other sport in the world can you venture into the countryside,  ride on the same roads as one of the biggest events in the world, shoot the breeze with countless other passionate fans while you’re waiting for the race to arrive, and then get within a foot of guys like Lance Armstrong when he […]

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Tour Down Under – Stage 1

CT Bunch Ride (iphoto James Broadway) What a day!  I was astonished to see everyone there at the first CT bunch ride.  It made me realize what a great community of like-minded people have gathered because of this simple but powerful medium.

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