The Victory Salute

The victory salute is universal. The rider crosses the line and lifts their arms in triumph. But what lies behind this movement, is it something we do in imitation of others or is it a primal form of expression? Why punch the air or wave your hands?

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2010: Best Historic Re-enactment

Agitator or Agincourt? After finally landing a decent win after a very troubled season – injury, setbacks and his own brother jailed for drug smuggling – Mark Cavendish finally won a race. Only rather than celebrating with a display of relief and pride, he stuck two fingers up at the media and by extension, the … Read more

El Pistolero

Contador’s first race and he’s won already. He was clearly suffering during Stage of the Tour of the Algarve in Portugal, this was not as dominant as his ride to Verbier last July. But this is how he operates, he likes to bag a few early season wins before vanishing in order to prepare for … Read more