Happy hopping birthday to Heinrich Haussler, the racing kangaroo!

That cheeky chappy Heinrich Haussler turns 28 today and we’re in the mood to celebrate. So what’s so special about HH? Well, he’s an Australian who moved by himself to Germany when he was 14 to hone his cycling skills. He’s also an Australian who prefers to ride in the cold and the rain. And even at 28, he still looks like he should be in a boyband (maybe Heinrich and the Hausslers?) But let’s make this multi-media, shall we? Here’s a little film for you all to enjoy.

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Tweets of the Week: The sand, the skirmishes and a teen dream called Fabian

Funny, cruel, odd, personal … you get it all on Twitter. Each week, we’ll have a rundown of some of our favourite tweets. Here are the tweets for the week ending 19th February 2012.

Oh man, Oman!

After the Tour of Qatar, a lot of the boys stayed in the desert to ride the Tour of Oman. Word from the peloton tweeters: it was hot hot hot …

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Rider updates: Fabian Cancellara, Robbie McEwen and Geraint Thomas

This season, I’m following Classics and time trial specialist Fabian Cancellara, near-to-retirement sprinter Robbie McEwen and track star and soon-to-be road racing force to be reckoned with, Geraint Thomas. Here’s a quick summary on how they’ve started their seasons.
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