Tweets of the Week: I do, I quit, I win, I wrestle sharks

I know it’s not the official end of the season as we still have the Tour of Beijing. But let’s face it, it’s the end of the racing season. And what do we have? We have a wedding, a retirement, a world number one and a peloton that is demob happy! Continue reading

Tweets: Bernie+Cav, Wiggo’s underbelly and shredded Carrots

Oh, the Veloshire was not the happiest of places last week. It had its moments of brilliance – the turnout for the Tour of Britain, the renewal of the Bernie+Cav=Bromance vows – but it also had some surly Surrey citizens, snakes in bikes, an uncomfortable Worlds marriage and, most discouraging of all, a dream postponed. Continue reading

Podcast #17: Phinney’s Pole position, Pieter’s Weening ways, galloping Gallopin

Taylor Phinney pulled off one of the most nail-biting wins of the season in Poland as Pieter Weening took overall victory, while Tony Gallopin galloped away in San Sebastian. Meanwhile Kathi enjoyed a day in the sun at the RideLondon Classic. It was almost enough to make us forget about the McQuaid Manoeuvre. Almost.

We also take a look forward to some great racing on both sides of the Atlantic over the next few weeks and talk about how we can continue to enjoy and support the sport towards a doping-free future.

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Links & notes

Clasica San Sebastian official website

Tour of Poland official website

RideLondon-Surrey Classic official website

Panache’s photo-interview from his trip to the 100th Tour

French Senate releases positive EPO cases from 1998 Tour de France (


Bernie Eisel gets married. (If anyone can tell us who the Robin Thicke lookalike is on the left, please let us know!)

Bernie Eisel wedding

Quotes from Pat McQuaid’s interview with RTE

Forthcoming races: Eneco Tour, Vattenfall Cyclassics, Tour of Utah, USA Pro Challenge. (There is no official website for the Tour de l’Avenir.)

Next podcast: week commencing Monday 19th August (exact date TBC)

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