Category: Bicycling

Mountain biking, road riding, cyclocross

Lance Armstrong: Reasoned Decision

The naughty details are finally out.  You can read all the affidavits, supporting documents and USADA’s logic for charging Lance Armstrong – among others – with systematic doping.  Having devoured Tyler Hamilton’s book The Secret Race, I had an inkling…

Travis Tygart Interviewed on Lance Armstrong and Doping

Dutch cycling commentator José Been has translated an exclusive interview that USADA head Travis Tygart gave to French sports newspaper L’Equipe.  Among the more amazing highlights: Tygart received death threats after USADA charged Lance Armstrong with doping. USADA received no…

Bassons on Armstrong: “The Illusion to Control is Paramount”

In an interview published in Le Monde, Christophe Bassons discussed Lance Armstrong’s doping charges and his own fall from grace in the peloton. In the mid 1990s, Bassons was a promising 20-something French cyclist.  He was the only rider on…

Toppidrettsveka 2012: Bike Race

This video clip is from the 35 km bike race on the second day of the Toppidrettsveka in Norway.   Several World Cup regulars are featured including Jean Marc Gaillard, Marcus Hellner and Oystein Pettersen.  They’re on mountain bikes, but…

Jakob Fuglsang to Receive Back Wages from Leopard SA

Have my people talk to your people.  That’s what Jakob Fuglsang did, and his lawyers have reached an agreement with Leopard SA’s lawyers for payment in full.  According to English and Danish news stories, Fuglsang will receive € 134,390, or more…

Califon Overdistance Ride

On Wednesday I payed hooky and went for an overdistance ride on the new bike.  Serendipitously, I found a used 58 cm Scott.  With a compact crank, aluminum frame and carbon fork, it’s not fancy by any hardcore rider’s standard.  But…