Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: bicycle racing, Brailsford, cheaters, Cooke, Cope, cycling, doping, Guardian, motor doping, Sky, Team Sky, Varjas, wankers, Wiggins
British cycling is unraveling with revelations of sketchy at best TUEs and motorized bikes in the Tour de France.
Filed under: Uncategorized | Tags: BMC, BMC RAcing, Campagnolo, Campagnolo Hyperon, carbon, carbone ultimate, Crampngoslo, Europcar, Garmin-Sharp, katusha, Lotto-Belisol, mavic, Movistar, Orica-GreenEdge, Shimano, Shimano C50, Sky, Velonews
Not an aluminum rim in sight on the cobbles this year.
Carbon ruled on Sunday. Sky, Argos-Shimano, Blanco, Orica-GreenEdge, BMC Racing, and others had only their normal Shimano C50 tubulars on hand; Garmin-Sharp and Katusha brought only their usual Mavic Cosmic Carbone Ultimate, a wheel so abhorrent of metal that it uses carbon spokes and a carbon hub shell; Movistar, Lotto-Belisol, and Europcar used Campagnolo’s ultra-light Hyperon and aerodynamic Bora carbon rims. There was no discernible spike in rim failures, long considered the Achilles heel of carbon on cobbles.