Rigoberto Uran (image courtesy of Sky Procycling website)

AntBanter: The Colombian Revolution

Every few years, a country or region produces a stellar crop of cyclists and this year, it seems we have a full-on Latin revolution on our hands! I’m talking about a return to the days of Kelme, Café de Colombia, and Lucho Herrera  – yes, it’s the rise of the Colombians.

Lucho Herrara on the way to his Vuelta victory in 1987 (Image: Wikipedia)

Lucho Herrera on the way to his Vuelta victory in 1987 (Image: Wikipedia)

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AntBanter: April Rider of the Month

The last month appears to have flown by like Tony Martin in time trial mode and it falls to us to nominate our Rider of the Month for April. Last month, Fabian Cancellara was the (possibly) proud recipient of VeloVoices’ new monthly accolade, along with honorary membership of Team Fondue .(I think you’ll find that’s legally binding, Fabian.)

Obviously those who missed out on the award took the blow quite badly, most notably Peter Sagan, and his form dipped a little through April as he struggled to overcome the disappointment. Others, however, stepped up their game, as I am sure we will see through the nominations. So let me waffle on no further and let’s get down to business. Who are we voting for? Continue reading

Clasica San Sebastian 2012: Garmin Sharp including fellow-Brummer Dan Martin

Liège-Bastogne-Liège review: Martin wins La Doyenne

Liege logoThe final Ardennes classic took place today, and the spring season bowed out with a bang at Liège-Bastogne-Liège. Birmingham-born Irishman Dan Martin repeated the feat of his compatriot Sean Kelly in the 1980s, as he made a successful late attack to snatch victory in the most prestigious of the three Ardennes races. Continue reading