AntBanter: The secret of Gallic flair

From Hinault to Chavanel, Anquetil to Voeckler, French cycling is well-known for its colourful and often controversial characters. Playing host to the world’s biggest bike race, it is not difficult to see France’s influence on the sport, and the sport’s influence on France. Cycling heroes permeate French culture in a very big way –  you even get French punks singing about Louison Bobet! Continue reading

AntBanter: The kits! The kits!

The newest member of VeloVoices, Ant Beal, will be coming to you every Thursday with AntBanter. He picks a topic, expounds upon it and elicits a respond from a guest … he’s sort of the Terry Wogan of the blog. This week, it’s all about the lycra and his special guest is Panache, who is giving some style points on the new kits. Continue reading