Cofidis and BBox silence the critics

Before the Giro sections of the Italian media were asking why Cofidis and Bbox were starting the Italian tour. After all, like Cervélo Test Team and BMC, both squads no longer have a ProTour licence but they don’t have a GT contender. “Shouldn’t spare places go to Italian teams?” asked some? Certainly I would not … Read more

Fédrigo frustration

Frenchman Pierrick Fédrigo won the Critérium International over the weekend thanks to a strong display on the Col de l’Ospedale when he left the likes of Evans, Contador and Rogers trailing. Bravo! FlashbackI’ve long kept an eye on him since he beat me in a race a good 10 or 12 years ago. I remember … Read more

Parlez-vous Twitter?

People have differing views of Twitter. For some it’s just a stream of inane banalities. For others it’s a new form of communication that gives a personal insight into lives of others. I’m in both camps. Some people can tweet the most boring things but when it comes to pro cycling, you can get instant … Read more

Pro cycling is all about publicity right?

Visit the websites of Cofidis, Ag2r-La Mondiale, and Bbox-Bouygues Télécom and none of them have links to Facebook or Twitter. Given the whole reason to back a pro cycling team is to get publicity for your brand, why aren’t these teams using all the media available to them? A Twitter account is free after … Read more