From Tasmania to Europe, The Long Way Round
March 1, 2011
Photo by Veeral Patel, O’nev Photography Young Aussie cyclists have a few options to make it over to Europe and race in the big leagues. The AIS has the clearest and most obvious path, however there are a growing number of other options that may be better suited for developing cyclists. After a few years …
To Shave Or Not To Shave?
February 22, 2011
As cyclists, almost all of us shave our legs. Why? Whenever this question comes up from non-cyclists we all know the unwritten code: Easier for massage, cleaning and healing of road rash, it saves 5 seconds over a 40km TT, so the hair doesn’t get caught when you’re riding in the BIG RING, etc.
The Great Radio Debate
February 8, 2011
The debate on whether or not race radios should be used has hit another peak. In case you’re not familiar with the current rules, the UCI has forbidden race radios in all races lower than World Calendar status for 2011. This basically means that you won’t be seeing race radios during any race that’s not shown …
GreenEDGE Cycling – Australia’s New ProTeam Bid
January 18, 2011
Today dozens of journalists gathered in a conference room at the Hilton for the GreenEDGE Cycling press conference. This entailed the first official announcements of a new bid for an Australian ProTeam license for the 2012 season.
Pro secrets, quirks and superstitions
December 16, 2010
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 …
How much money do pro cyclists make?
November 23, 2010
A year ago I wrote a post about the basic structure of Professional Cycling. One of the questions often asked is “how much do Pro cyclists make?”. Salaries in many other sports are openly discussed, but this topic is kept relatively quiet in pro cycling. While I’ve already scratched the surface of this topic in …