“Racing is licking your opponent’s plate clean before starting on your own”, said Tim Krabbe in his iconic cycling novel The Rider. Kevin Clyde Sefton raced exactly that way, winning with not an ounce of his own effort wasted. Efficiency and results were what his rivals remember him for, some even jokingly called him ‘Jack’, as […]
“If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, or walk with kings – nor lose the common touch, if neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you, if all men count with you, but none too much; if you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds’ worth of distance run, yours is […]
Danny Clark’s racing career started as a 13 year old in Launceston, with a win in a junior Thursday night race out of town and back. Pretty soon he was developing his handling skills and sprinter’s mad-dog attitude with regular training sessions sitting millimetres behind the rear wheels of a log truck at 80km/hr as […]
I remember racing the 2009 National Road Titles in Buninyong. It was the who’s who of Australian cycling with a lineup of of ProTour riders including Mick Rogers, Mark Renshaw, Richie Porte, Adam Hansen, Matty Lloyd, Alan Davis, Baden Cooke and everyone else. It may as well been the entire rumoured GreenEDGE roster.
When I asked Stephen Hodge what he thought his biggest strength as a rider was, he told me it was his Time Trialling. As twice winner of the Grand Prix de Nations amateur section (then the unofficial ITT World Championships), I was happy to take his word for it.
As most of you know I’ve been absolutely loving all the Australian cycling history I’ve been discovering. We’ve had lots of people sending us ideas on the “Where Are They Now” column that Jamie Jowett has been writing. The one person we’ve had an overwhelming amount of requests for is Allan Iacuone. “Al who?” you […]