July Video Vault

The Tour de France is like Christmas in July, so we bring you the gift of cycling videos! This month we have Sagan parking on a car, a cat pretending to be Thor, a confident Andy Schleck, a shirtless Cipo, and Chava’s new birthday bike, just to name a few! Oh … and a small announcement by the Sacred Haunches himself, Fabian Cancellara. Enjoy!! Continue reading

Tour Tweets: Busgate, Sky Beta Kappa, and badass Chava

We have boats, we have buses, we have bikes. We have jerseys: yellow and national. We have Cipo topless, Bernie stripping and Kittel sweating. And much, much more!  It’s a bumper crop of Tour de France Tweets! Continue reading

AntBanter: What makes a great sprinter?

There are few scenes in sport which can match the frantic, head-down, balls-out charge to the line that is a bunch sprint. Watching from afar, it resembles a wave powering in to shore, wiping out anything in its path with an all-consuming fury. Slow it down, focus in, and the wave becomes a mass of snarling riders, straining to channel every remaining drop of power from muscle to sinew, to pedal, to road, to speed. Look more closely, and you can start to make sense of the mayhem. The different kinds of rider emerge, different styles, different body shapes and different tactics. This is the complexity that makes it hard to claim that one rider is a greater sprinter than all others. Hard, but not impossible! Continue reading