De-hyping the Amgen Tour of California

As the Amgen Tour of California gets ready to start, Team Jelly Belly’s (and future Team Rapha cyclocross team member) Jeremy Powers was profiled recently by Cyclocross Magazine … and the first sentence in the article got my gander up. Not because of anything J-Pow related, but because of short phrase: Jeremy Powers (Jelly Belly) […]

Lance down for the count

VeloNews | Armstrong crashes out of Castilla y León Lance Armstrong crashed hard in Monday’s opening stage of the Vuelta a Castilla y León and was transported by ambulance to a hospital in nearby Palencia, Spain.   Race organizers and the Astana team doctor confirmed that the seven-time Tour de France champion had broken his […]

Paul Bunyan on the bike

Canadian Rider Makes an Unorthodox Climb Toward Cycling’s Pinnacle – NYTimes.com Those who have heard the tale of Svein Tuft have wondered, could it possibly be true? How he dropped out of school in the 10th grade, lured by the freedom of the outdoors. How he evolved into a barrel-chested woodsman with Paul Bunyan biceps. […]

Oh, hell no!

Armstrong to return for ’09 Tour – More Sports – SI.com. Lance Armstrong will end his retirement and hopes to compete in the 2009 Tour de France, according to a cycling journal report. The 36-year-old seven-time Tour de France champion will compete in five road races with the Astana team in 2009, the cycling journal […]

Too Funny!

VeloNews posted the following article after my earlier post today on Rock Racing and the Tour de Georgia. Michael Ball: Georgia’s promoters had one condition, “Don’t freak us out.” Rock Racing team owner Michael Ball said Friday that his team earned an invite to the Tour de Georgia based on just one simple condition. “They […]

Countdown to an implosion …

From Velonews: Rock Racing sues to get into Tour de Georgia Rock Racing is suing the Tour de Georgia’s owner and its organizing company, asking to be let into the race that starts April 21. The team’s owner, Rock Racing LLC, filed a complaint April 8 asking for an injunction against the race’s owner — […]