Pro secrets, quirks and superstitions

Last week I wrote a post that listed a few of the subtle things that pros do that make them who and what they are. I thought it would be fun to take it a step further and dig deep into the psyche and quirks of the seasoned pro. Some of these are hard fact, some of […]


Inside Out Is The New PRO!

Make no mistake. To ride in the ProTour you have to be good.  No just good – the best of the best.  At this elite level, every detail outside of riding your bike is taken care of for you and getting dressed is no exception.  So when a certain ProTour rider rocks up to the […]


How To Dress PRO

I had a great question from a reader last week on how to look PRO. Q. Having formally been a fairly keen golfer who started as a hacker and progressed to being a fairly decent low marker I know the transition from buying the wrong gear and wearing the wrong clothes. Being pretty new to […]


Gerro Wins GP de Plouay

After being snubbed from Cervelo’s TdF squad, Gerro showed them who’s boss yesterday. Coincidentally I took this photo yesterday on a well known training road in Melbourne where he won the Herald Sun Tour a few years ago. I had a good feeling about this race for him. Gerro you big stud! Doing Australia proud! […]



Our overseas PRO tipster, Chris  D’Amelio, racing for Cinelli gives us the inside scoop for Sunday’s classic – Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Well the early season classics are truly into full swing! The cobblestone battles produced some exciting racing and amazingly we saw the same names itched onto the trophies as in the previous editions of both Paris-Roubaix […]


TIPS From Qatar

Over the past week PRO cyclist Daniel Braunsteins and his Drapac Porsche team have been slugging it out at the Tour of Qatar.  Daniel being the great bloke that he is brought us back some invaluable Cycling TIPS from Qatar and his insights from the pro peloton.  Thanks Daniel.  And great effort out there!  All […]


Pro Team Structure – What About the Women?

No…I didn’t forget about the women.  I wanted to post this one separately so you could get some discussion of your own since I know how passionately you feel about the UCI’s pathetic position towards Pro Women’s cycling. Pro Woman (Only One Category) Roster Size: 8 rider minimum, 16 rider maximum. Minimum Salary: None Bank […]


Pro Team Structure – What Does It All Mean?

Have you ever wondered how the whole pro and amateur team structure worked within professional cycling?  ProTour, Pro Continental, Continental…what does it all really mean?  I looked into it and here’s the scoop… The UCI puts road teams into three categories: ProTour, Pro Continental and Continental.  ProTour and Continental teams are managed by the UCI […]


Embrocation – So PRO…

The true hardmen of cycling leave the leg warmers at home in 5C and lather up with embrocation to cover the legs.    This provides warmth for the legs and keeps the blood circulating and the muscles as supple as possible.   It doesn’t actually keep you warm – it just redirects blood flow to the […]