Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Battaglin, bicycle racing, blood doping, CERA, Di Luca, doping, EPO, Garmin, Giro d'Italia, Neal Rogers, Vaughters, VDV, Velonews, weasel power
This strikes me as hypocritical and simple-minded stuff from Neal Rogers, cheering Di Luca’s getting caught by young unknown riders who have yet to be caught in any doping dragnets.
Garmin is packed full of “riders with controversial pasts.” Let’s see if he has the same venom for them as they defend their Giro title.
While his move was bold, that Di Luca was unable to hold his attack on Tuesday is encouraging.
The day when the pro peloton is clear of suspicion will likely never materialize. However, the day when the peloton is clear of riders with controversial pasts may be only a few years away.
Translation: Di Luca’s defeat helps us pretend that they’re not all still doping.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: Ben Jacques-Maynes, bicycle crash, bicycle racing, hit and run, Jamis, road rage, Sebastian Alexandre, Tuscon, Tyler Wren
Tyler Wren in VeloNews:
We departed for our ill-fated training ride on Friday at 10:00 a.m., headed out of town on Valencia Road, a common thoroughfare with a generous shoulder bounded by a white line. The 15-rider group was riding two-abreast in a long line, as far to the right as possible, in full accordance with Arizona traffic law. Our team’s strength and conditioning coach Todd Herriott and I were on the front, he on my left, closest to the passing traffic. Kinkade’s tan Oldsmobile Aurora suddenly and violently impacted Todd’s left side. He and I crashed hard on the front of the group as Mr. Kinkade sped away. My teammates also reported that Mr. Kinkade was shouting obscenities at us during the attack through his open car window.
As Todd and I lay on the ground struggling to comprehend what had happened, my unscathed teammate Ben Jacques-Maynes sprinted past us in an impressive pursuit of the fleeing car. Ben did not manage to catch the perpetrator, but he swiftly came upon our team car, which was waiting for us at our next turn and breathlessly explained the situation to our sport director, Sebastian Alexandre. Sebastian quickly resumed the pursuit along with his serendipitous passenger, John Segesta, a professional photographer in possession of a DSLR camera with a telephoto lens. John photographed numerous cars and license plates before the pair returned to the scene of the crime for the team members to positively identify the driver and vehicle.
John nailed him — crystal clear in high-definition on his camera was a shot of Kinkade’s car and Arizona license plate.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: A. A. Zimmerman, architecture, bicycle racing, bicycle track racing, bicycle tracks, bicycling, Billy Hamilton, Bob Gerwing, Charles Murphy, E. C. Bald, fixed gear, fixed gear fever, Floyd MacFarland, Iver Lawson, John Johnson, keirin, Major Taylor, Monte Scott, Sanger, Tom Cooper, Tom Eck, track bikes, track racing, velodromes
From fixedgearfever.com. They call it the world’s best velodrome database. That is probably the case.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle racing, bike racing, Canada, chipotle, cycling, former mountain biker, Garmin-Cervelo, Giro d'Italia, mountain bike, mountain biking, MTB, Ryder Hesjedal, Tour of Italy, Vaughters, xc world champ
“His biggest strength is his ability to do a gut check and dig deep when there’s no hope,” Vaughters said. “He’s also a little bit stubborn, which can be frustrating at times.”
No hope, he says, after the guy wins the Giro. I hope Hesjedal steps up his frustration of Vaughters.
The sports guys are impressed that a “former mountain biker” won the Giro. Seem to have momentarily forgotten about Cadel Evans, also an xc world champ. The novelty of mountain bikers winning major road races wore off long ago among those involved in the actual races.