I love nothing better than the adrenalin rush of a good bunch sprint. But one of the things that attracts me to the sprints is the way they showcase teamwork in a sport in which the plaudits are generally bestowed on individuals.

The high-speed sprint train

Cavendish owes most of his victories to the sterling efforts of his teammates (image courtesy of Wikipedia)

In recent years no team typified this better than HTC-Highroad. Time after time they would get on the front of the peloton to chase down the day’s breakaway, with big-engined riders such as Lars Bak and Danny Pate spending umpteen kilometres with their noses to the wind. Continue reading

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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