Glancing back

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Here are the three most popular postings from the past month:

Bradley Wiggins: The Low Down, a look at how the British rider’s position on the bike has changed substantially.

Who’s Peter Sagan? I wrote a small profile following his second place in the bunch sprint in the Paris-Nice stage into Limoges, only for him to go with the winning attack on the hill into Aurillac and then win a stage. The popularity of this article prompted two follow-up posts, here and here.

But the most read piece this month was about Rapha clothing. In Rapha Fail? I asked whether the London label had got its proud design wrong. In trying to offer Italian and French inspired clothing they had inadvertently put the colours the wrong way round. Rather than French colours, they’d got the Dutch ones and Italian-imagery should have been Mexican. More accurate comments from readers suggested it wasn’t Mexican but in fact Hungarian.

In the end thousands of people read this in one day alone and the story was getting twittered and emailed around the world. I suspect many enjoyed seeing Rapha’s careful plundering of the sport’s history and ethos being undone by an upside down flag.

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SC March 31, 2010 at 8:20 pm

Thanks for all of this, discovered the blog a few weeks ago after looking for news on Fignon and now your blog is part of my daily reading. Awesome work.

Ian March 31, 2010 at 9:37 pm

Loving it. Sagan's been so impressive, his ride in Paris-Nice was something great but he did so well in January's TDU.

You see to have an eye for the details. Gotta say the Rapha take was hilarious but there's deep insight at times as well.

Ian, Toronto

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