The CPA Contest

September 21, 2018

Having looked at the history of rider unions last week one theme was the divisions with unions forming and splitting. Here’s the follow up piece looking at the upcoming presidential election there’s a contest and even if the numbers say Millar has no chance it’s still useful to air ideas.

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Team Sky’s Finances

September 18, 2018

The latest set of Team Sky’s accounts has been published and here is a closer look at their finances including a bumper budget.

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The Moment The Vuelta Was Won

September 17, 2018

Simon Yates leads on the Coll de la Rabassa, he’s been in the race lead for almost half the race but only with a handful of seconds on his rivals, now he’s turning this into minutes.

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Vuelta a España Stage 21 Preview

September 16, 2018

A 100km criterium in Madrid before sunset.

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Vuelta a España Stage 20 Preview

September 15, 2018

97km and almost 4,000 vertical metres, today’s stage has a y-axis of evil with more hairpins than a Broadway dressing room.

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Vuelta a España Stage 19 Preview

September 14, 2018

A short stage with a summit finish of sorts, selective enough to eject the sprinters but ideal for Alejandro Valverde to go for the time bonus although the breakaway hunters will

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A Short History of Rider Unions

September 13, 2018

David Millar is running to become the next President of the CPA, the union of pro cyclists. He’s got a mountain to climb, he launched his bid just weeks before the vote and the voting system is likely to hinder him but whether you like him, loathe him or feel indifferent having a contest is […]

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Vuelta a España Stage 18 Preview

September 13, 2018

A likely sprint stage.

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Vuelta a España Stage 17 Preview

September 12, 2018

A rampon to the balcon, today’s stage features one of the longest climbs in the Basque Country with the finish at the Balcon de Bizkaia on the flanks of Monte Oiz.

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Gradient Inflation

September 11, 2018

Television is the driving force behind pro racing today and course design reflects this. The Vuelta is an interesting example because of the trend for uphill finishes. This year’s race has 11 of them.

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