The New Rules of Cycling by Phil Gaimon

Time for some new cycling rules, or not really as these should just be givens. Phil Gaimon lays out cycling's unofficial rulebook, detailing his own New Rules of Cycling, dubbed Philuminati. Nice reference to Velominati. I've always taken issue with Velominati, apparently Gaimon has as well. The Rule, if you somehow didn't get bombarded with... Continue Reading →

Who Will Win Gent-Wevelgem?

Will Sunday’s Gent-Wevelgem end with a solo move or a bunch sprint? Gent-Wevelgem's 251-kilometers of racing includes; three climbs up the Kemmelberg and the road between Deinze and Wevelgem features 10 steep cobbled climbs. Those climbs annihilate the field throughout the day. Add in the race's infamous gusting winds and rain from off the North Sea; and... Continue Reading →

How to Beat the Biological Passport

There’s a well-known survey in sports, the Goldman Dilemma. Bob Goldman began asking elite athletes in the 1980s whether they would take a drug that guaranteed them a gold medal but would also kill them within five years. More than half of the athletes asked said yes. The biological passport, which tracks blood and urine... Continue Reading →

Omloop Het Nieuwsblad Preview

Despite the real racing season still being about 3 weeks away I’ll be very happy to watch guys racing bikes on terrain that doesn’t look like the Tour of Las Vegas this weekend! No more desert(ed) highways, no, now come the spring classics starting with the Omloop Het Nieuwsblad For years this race was a rival... Continue Reading →

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